Teacher Training Advisor, Workforce Development

  Management Systems International (MSI)
  Afghanistan Unspecified 271
Date Posted:Jan 10, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 9, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Training
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Management Systems International (MSI):


Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management.

Job Summary:

Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is currently hiring on behalf of United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID is an independent federal government agency that focuses on promoting development around the world. It works in four regions around the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Asia. USAID’s work supports economic growth and trade, agriculture and the environment, education and training, democracy and governance, global health, global partnership, and humanitarian assistance.

Project/Proposal Summary: The Afghanistan Workforce Development Project (AWDP) is an 18-month, USAID-funded program to provide capacity building assistance to Afghan NGOs and businesses providing public and private sector technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The overarching goal of AWDP is to increase job placements, salaries/wages, and self-employment opportunities for Afghan men and women through the provision of market-driven skills training, business training, and linkages to credit, business development support, and job placement services.

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking a Teacher Training Advisor to lead all efforts to design and implement Training of Teachers (ToT) programs for TVET and business teachers in private and public sectors.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Identify, design, develop, and implement ToT programs in the private and public sectors;
• Provide professional and technical recommendations for development of vocational training and business teachers;
• Introduce national and regional teaching standards for public and private training and education providers;
• Develop innovative ways of strengthening strategic linkages among teachers’ networks of public and private sectors to teachers’ networks outside of Afghanistan to develop an information and advocacy network;
• Deliver technical assistance to the targeted teacher training centers in Afghanistan;
• Manage and supervise the capacity building of teachers, and manage short term consultants.

Job Requirement:

• 10+ years experience in developing teacher training programs, in particular business or workforce development oriented;
• Advanced degree in education, curriculum design, or related subject matter;
• Demonstrated knowledge of workforce development or technical vocational training;
• Experience in developing information and advocacy networks in the public or private sector;
• Ability to travel throughout Afghanistan;
• Written and oral English proficiency required; knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto a plus.

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