Technical Extenders (Education)

  Salim Jawid Transportation & Logistics Services Co
Bachelor's Degree   Multi City Full Time 2116
Date Posted:Jul 22, 2020
Reference:SJTLSC - 0022
Closing Date:Jul 29, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:18
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Education/ Training,Management
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:2 - 3 Years
Contract Duration:5 month(s)
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Salim Jawid Transportation & Logistics Services Co :

Founded:  

Salim Jawid Transportation and Logistics Services Company is a fully Afghan-owned company. SJTLSC is headquartered in Kabul.


SJTLSC is currently managing a project for UNICEF to hire, deploy and manage Technical Extenders for the humanitarian activities across Afghanistan.


Background:


The Education Cannot Wait (ECW) facilitated Multi-Year-Resilience Programme (MYRP) is a nexus program that links humanitarian Education in Emergencies (EiE) programming with the mid and longer-term development objectives for the sector. By effectively bridging the humanitarian-development divide the strategic intention is to: a) catalyze recovery, b) help implement Afghanistan’s new Community-Based Education Policy and c) promote continuity of education. MYRP targets the most vulnerable displaced populations in Afghanistan, with a particular focus on girls, IDP, returnee and refugee communities. Interventions are aimed at i. improving access to quality basic education through community based and innovative approaches; ii. create an inclusive teaching and learning environment for emergency affected girls and boys; iii. improve continuity of education by facilitating opportunities for students to transition to from lower to higher grades; iv. improve the quality of learning; and v. create safer and more protective learning environments. 


Currently more than122,000 children are enrolled in ECW supported 3,621 CBEs across nine prioritized provinces of Afghanistan, which are Badghis, Herat, Hilmand, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Kunduz, Paktika, Sar-e-Pul and Uruzgan.


The activities are implemented by the I/NGO partners in close coordination with provincial education directorates (PEDs) and district education directorates (DEDs) and UNICEF zonal offices.

Job Summary:

Purpose: 

There’s a need for close monitoring and support to ensure CBEs are established following MoE guidance and can provide required quality education services. Considering the magnitude and spread of the program with considerable access constraints, additional technical extenders (TEs) will be needed for timely and regular monitoring of the project interventions. 

 

The TEs will monitor ECW seed-funded project activities (implemented by I/NGO partners) with a clear focus on hard to reach districts in the above-mentioned provinces.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Description of Assignment:


Under the guidance of UNICEF zonal office staff and ECW PMU and in coordination with relevant MoE and local authorities, the TEs will be responsible for the following specific tasks:

1. Develop a monthly monitoring plan in consultation with ZO colleagues aiming to spend at least 12 days in the targeted villages and districts based on the CBE list provided by the partner.

2. Conduct classroom observations for every class visited using the relevant tools.

3. Conduct separate key informant interviews, using the tool provided, with Teachers, SMS members and Parents for every CBE class visited.

4. Organise group discussions (GD) with learners in every CBE class visited to assess efficacy and relevance of the services and inputs provided using the GD tools. 

5. Meet with relevant hub-school CBE focal person/s to maintain and strengthen the linkages between CBEs and hub-schools.

6. Meet relevant DEDs to share the monitoring visit updates.

7. Participate in the monthly coordination meeting between PED, IP representatives, UNICEF ZO colleagues.

8. Prepare and share regular field monitoring and performance reports on a monthly basis with UNICEF ZO colleagues and ECW PMU, and Welfare Association for the Development of Afghanistan (WADAN). 

9. Perform any other specific tasks assigned by ECW PMU and UNICEF.

Job Requirement:

Qualification or specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:

Profile: Technical Extender

The profile below is in reference to educational and other competencies and skills required for TEs to perform the tasks spelt out in this ToR.


Required Qualification and Competencies:

Education:

- University degree (Bachelors) in a field related to the scope of work.

Work experience:

-  At least three years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in project/programme management, monitoring and reporting. Experience in collecting and compiling quantitative and qualitative data is an asset. (THIS WILL BE RELEVANT TO TECHNICAL BACKGROUND REQUIRED)

- Experience working in a humanitarian context is an asset.

- Experience working with UN or NGO programmes/projects is an asset.

Languages:

-  Fluency in English and in the local language(s) (Dari and/or Pashtu) is required.

Required competencies:

- Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to analyze diverse and complex information from a wide range of sources to make analytical statements to inform decision-making.

- Good report writing skills.

- Capacity to work in an emergency context under stressful conditions and strict deadlines.

- Good communication and networking skills, including the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams as well as establishing and maintaining close working relationships with a variety of implementing partners and counterparts at different levels.

- Good computer skills, including experience with various software applications.


Total number of TEs to be hired under this contract:

- Technical Extender: 18 persons @ two per province for 5 months

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Badghis, Helmand, Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Kunduz, Paktika, Sar-e-Pul, Urozgan
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