Senior Training Officer

  Peace Dividend Trust - Afghanistan
  Afghanistan Unspecified 774
Date Posted:Jan 23, 2011
Reference:PDT-A-39
Closing Date:Feb 6, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Training
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:20000 - 80000 USD undefined
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Peace Dividend Trust - Afghanistan:

 

Peace Dividend Trust (PDT) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to making peace and humanitarian operations more effective, efficient and equitable. Since January 2006, PDT has operated the Peace Dividend Marketplace-Afghanistan (PDM-A) project to streamline the local procurement activities of the international community in order to strengthen the Afghan private sector. PDM-A’s efforts support the Afghanistan National Development Strategy and the Afghanistan Compact (2006). Linking demand to local supply is an effective, necessary, and sustainable pillar of private sector growth and job creation. PDM-A has facilitated the award of over 400 contracts worth more than 20 billion AFN (400 million USD) to Afghan-owned businesses. In order to increase the impact of its 4-year program in Afghanistan, PDT has opened sub-offices in Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kandahar and Helmand.

Job Summary:

Manage an effective, nationwide procurement and capacity development training program in support of Peace Dividend Marketplace-Afghanistan (PDM-A). Report directly to the Business Development Manager. Supervise the Kabul-based Training Associate and provide oversight and guidance to the Field-based Training Officers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Manage an effective, nationwide procurement and capacity development training program in support of Peace Dividend Marketplace-Afghanistan (PDM-A). Report directly to the Business Development Manager. Supervise the Kabul-based Training Associate and provide oversight and guidance to the Field-based Training Officers.

Training

• Develop nationwide procurement training curriculum that covers the procedures and policies of major international buyers operating in Afghanistan;
• Deliver local procurement training in Kabul, field offices, and other high-demand regions;
• Provide input on PDM-A’s long-term sustainability strategy, to include fee-based training and other services;
• Train field training officers on PDM-A’s local procurement curriculums, teaching methodologies and best practices;
• Advise and guide field training officers in their training efforts;
• Develop and maintain key relationships with partner organizations and companies that may be capable of co-implement and/or assisting as trainers;
• Read and understand the Afghanistan Procurement Law and Rules of Procedure, international buyers’ procurement policies, and training curriculum material;
• In close coordination with the Business Development Team, Project Managers, and Field Managers, develop training modules for special procurement requirements of international buyers;
• Conduct training pre-assessment and selection of businesses;
• Conduct sector-specific research on procurement and assist in drafting sector training modules;
• Facilitate workshops and provide instruction on key procurement topics;
• Conduct immediate and long-term post-workshop evaluation and draft reports;
• Translate curriculum documents when required
• Fulfill any other duties related to the job assigned by supervisor when needed.

Job Requirement:

• Minimum three years experience in teaching/instructing, prefereably to adults;
• Knowledge of national and international procurment policies;
• Experience in curicullum development;
• Knowledge of the Afghan marketplace, particularly the construction and logistics sectors;
• Bachelor degree preferred, at a minimum high school graduate/enrolled in advanced degree program;
• Fluent in Dari and Pashto and a good command of English, both oral and written;
• Solid translation skills (From English to Dari and Pashto);
• Management experience preferred;
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and in a team;
• Strong organization and data management skills;
• Excellent communication and networking skills;
• Energetic and efficient, results oriented.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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