Training Unit Manager

  Afghanistan Unspecified 468
Date Posted:May 28, 2010
Closing Date:Jun 6, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Administrative
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

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Job Summary:

The Training Unit Manager (TUM) will be responsible for:

- Managing the staff and activities of the Training Unit;
- Collaborating closely with the M and E Manager and Officers on the M and E of training activities and outcomes;
- Collaborate and coordinate with the Managers of other Departments/Units/Sections, the International Training Advisor and AREDP staff at a PMO and Provincial level.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Training Unit Manager shall on an ongoing basis manage the development and operations of the AREDP Training Unit. The following duties and responsibilities are relevant:

ï‚· Report Training Unit activities and planning to Programme Management on a regular basis or as required;
ï‚· Liaise closely with affected and relevant Government Departments (subject to Programme Management), line managers, Provincial Managers, and functional specialists.
ï‚· Pro-actively seek to develop and maintain a good relationship with the International Training Advisor (and other international staff), liaising closely with him/her on all aspects of the Training Unit and seek to learn as much as possible from him/her;
ï‚· Assess and monitor staff and resource needs in relation to overall Programme objectives and planning. This requires pro-active engagement of Programme Management and programme planning and coordination;
ï‚· Manage and coordinate training-related activities by Master Trainers, PEFs and VFs, and subcontracted trainers. These relationships should be managed in an open and participatory manner;
ï‚· Develop and oversee the implementation of a professional learning needs assessment system, coupled with the development of appropriate training materials and courses;
ï‚· Develop a database of potential national and provincial level training service providers and assist with their recruitment where necessary. Establish and develop creative alliances with local and international training agencies. Use such service providers not only to deliver training services, but also to develop the capacity of the Training Unit;
ï‚· Ensure rapid and effective monitoring of training activities and the use of M and E feedback for remedial training and the improvement of the training programme. This requires close and open-hearted collaboration with the M and E Manager and Officers;

Job Requirement:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate critical thinking and reflection on key issues in economy, business or community development. Able to work without direct supervision, they will exhibit a desire to understand rural communities and SMEs and their relations to the development goals and objectives of AREDP and bring this understanding to bear on the work of monitoring and evaluating program impact on the ground. S/he must be able to pay attention to detail while being able to relate those details to a general knowledge and comprehension of rural communities and the rural experience.
The Manager of Technical Services will exhibit personal commitment to excellence in work and behaviour, drive for results and efficiency, flexibility to respond to difficulties and challenges, respect for diversity in clients and colleagues, creative thinking and problem solving. The Technical Services Unit Manager must be able to commit to and promote an agenda of gender inclusion and advocacy particularly as it relates to outreach to rural women.
1. Knowledge/Experience
ï‚· At least 8 years training experience in the development sector; ï‚· Experience working for an NGO, UN agency, consultancy, or public entity; ï‚· At least 8 years community development facilitation or engagement experience; ï‚· In depth understanding of community development principles and rural development; ï‚· Experience with, or an understanding of rural enterprise development and/or business
principles is highly desirable; ï‚· Experience with budgeting, planning and administration is highly desirable; ï‚· Experience with Monitoring and Evaluation would be advantageous.
2. Qualifications/Skill
ï‚· A university degree in (Science, Social Science, Economics, Business Administration) or a related field;
ï‚· Strong project work planning and management skills; ï‚· Excellent report writing skills; ï‚· Fluency in spoken and written Dari and Pashto, and good working knowledge of spoken
and written English; ï‚· Excellent communication and problem solving skills; ï‚· Excellent computer skills using Word, Excel, and the Internet.


Professional skills:
Ability to analyse and understand programme and project objectives, implementation methods, and field situations;
Planning and Organizing: Ability to plan and co-ordinate the work of subordinates within a programmatic framework and manage conflicting priorities. Ability and willingness to multi-task and work under pressure;
Ability to modify and adapt training techniques and methodologies to suit the Afghan context and rapidly changing condictions;
Teamwork and leadership: Ability to manage and lead staff in a participatory manner and contribute to the development of their skills through ongoing capacity building. Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
Ability to communicate effectively and quickly establish positive working relationships with persons of varying cultures and value systems;
Technology Awareness: Highly developed computer skills using Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and the Internet, and excellent database management skills;
Fluency in written and spoken English, Dari and Pashto. A knowledge of other regional languages in Afghanistan highly desirable;
Good writing skills: the ability to structure material in a clear and logical manner. Professionalism in appearance and demeanour; Willingness to travel in Afghanistan, giving due consideration to security issues; and, An open-minded attitude and willingness to learn new things.
- Reports to the Deputy Head of Operations and is accountable to the AREDP Senior Management Team.

5 Years - subject to annual renewal extensions based on performance. There is an initial probation period of 3 months, and the initial contract will be until 31 December 2010.

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