Project Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1365
Date Posted:May 14, 2019
Reference:MoLSA-NSDP-IADC/IC/01- Project Officer/ 1398
Closing Date:May 22, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Management
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:NTA, Grade D
Years of Experience:4 - 7 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:2 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About NSDP/NATEJA:

Founded: 2002  http://www.nsdp.gov.af

The National Skills Development Program (NSDP) is a National Priority Program (NPP) established after the April 2004 Berlin announcement made by former President H.E. Hamid Karzai. The overall goal of the NSDP is to contribute to the socio-economic recovery of Afghanistan through building a national Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system which is responsive to labor market needs and which provides Afghans with the knowledge and skills for decent work.

 

The NSDP has a Steering Committee which consists of 9 relevant Ministries with the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs (MOLSA) designated as a lead Ministry. The NSDP operates as a self-contained entity as a National Priority Program of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; mainly financed from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) through the Ministry of Finance, the World Bank and other funding agencies.

 

After the recent and successful implementation of the World Bank-funded Afghanistan Skills Development Project (ASDP), the Bank has decided to support NSDP/MOLSA through a new project called the Non-formal Approach to Training, Education and Jobs in Afghanistan (NATEJA).

 

The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (IADC) in Kabul has also decided to provide funding for the expansion of NATEJA project activities with focus on the western provinces. The IADC provided initially supported the project for one year and later on the support was extended for further time till June 2019. 

Job Summary:

The Project Officer will contribute in successful implementation of NATEJA project parts funded by Italian government. He /she will support the project manager in day-to-day matters of the project and will ensure that the project is implemented smoothly and in accordance with the project documents. Project officer will report regularly to the project manager and identify the current or foreseen issues arising which may impede project implementation

 

The Project Officer will work under the direct supervision of project manager and under the overall responsibility of the Program Director of NSDP.

Skills Required:

Project Management

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

a.    relevant experience with Government, UN or any national or international NGO in the development of key aspects of TVET projects, and project management and coordination;

b.    A sound knowledge and understanding of project, staff management and coordination with stakeholder.

c.    Sound knowledge and understanding of World Bank and Government of Afghanistan procurement guidelines and procedures;

d.    Sound knowledge and understanding of the Government’s administrative systems;

Effective communication and interpersonal skills including (i) a full working knowledge of English (ii) fluency in one national language and good reading, writing, listening and speaking skill in the other and (iii), the ability to interact and coordinate with NSDP staff, contractors, Government officials, consultants and donors 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist the project manager in managing effectively and efficiently all project activities and resources in order to meet expected results;

Contribute in developing activity and procurement work plans and budgets if necessary based on expected project outputs;

Take part in close monitoring of activities and disbursements;

Assist in writing of project progress reports;

Regularly liaise with the Finance and Procurement Departments of NSDP to ensure that any Finance and Procurement issues are dealt with promptly though providing any technical implementation information as required;

Assist and advises on the purchase of goods and on the finalization of the Terms of Reference (TOR), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), MOUs and contract documents for the engagement of all services and consultants;

Contribute in supervision of the activities undertaken by firms/ implementing partners hired under the project

Regularly provide project manager and NSDP Program Director, Program Coordinator and other senior technical staff with updates and presentation on project activities;

Help in Facilitation of the Missions from donors and prepare the necessary briefing documents;

Travel occasionally to provinces for monitoring of the activities and their progress 

Any other relevant task assigned by the supervisor.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

a)    Bachelor degree with 4 years’ relevant experience in the relevant field.

Job Keywords:

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