University Autonomy Program Manager (UAPM)

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1625
Date Posted:Apr 18, 2017
Closing Date:May 5, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66




Job Summary:

The University Autonomy Program Manager (UAPM) is a program management position working under the direct supervision of the Senior Manager for Organization Development. The UAPM will be mainly responsible for supervising and managing the University Autonomy team and monitor their activities at the MoHE and eight regional public universities. S/he is also responsible for coordinating and communicating the University Autonomy activities with the Director and DM for Finance and Administration-level at MoHE and Vice-chancellors, Deans of the Faculties and Department Heads of the eight public universities and other involved line ministries such as Ministry of Finance etc. In addition, s/he will be responsible for exploring regional universities to support Afghan public universities on University Autonomy, specifically Financial Autonomy and manage and implement a study course (exchange visit).

Duties & Responsibilities:

Key tasks and responsibilities of the UAPM include, but not limited to:

Lead and supervise University Autonomy team at the MoHE and public universities.

Manage and monitor the University Autonomy activities, particularity in the area of Financial Autonomy and explore options for Staffing, Organizational and Academic Autonomy at MoHE and public universities.

Coordinate and communicate the University Autonomy activities with the stakeholders, specifically with Director and DM-level at MoHE, and Vice-chancellors and Deans of Faculties at the public universities and other involved line ministries, such as Ministry of Finance etc.

Develop work plans, action plans and implementation mechanisms to achieve USWDP’s goal and objectives.

Work closely with USWDP Grants Department and grantees to develop concept note and In-Kind Grants packages in accordance with the need of stakeholders.

Coordinate with USWDP procurement and operations department to manage and monitor the implementation of technical contracts.

Collaborate with USWDP academic performance and degree programs at the universities to sustain the USWDP sponsored degree programs.

Work with MoHE, public universities and Ministry of Finance to recommend possible amendments in the Financial Autonomy by-law.

Identify regional universities to support Afghan public universities in the area of University Autonomy as a possible venue for an exchange visit.

Develop concept note and scope of work for University Autonomy study-course (exchange visit) to make sure the program is well-designed and implemented successfully.

Work with Directors, Department Heads and Vice-chancellors at MoHE and public universities to encourage their administrative staff to foster the implementation of the newly developed policies and systems.

Develop mechanisms to aid the sustainability of the systems and USWDP-sponsored degrees’ programs beyond the project’s period of performance.

Write all the required periodic and analytical reports to document progress of University Autonomy activities, such as weekly highlights, bi-weekly reports, MPRs and QPRs.

Develop success stories, newsletters and any other communication materials for University Autonomy activities.

Incorporate gender sensitive strategies into all University Autonomy activities.

Any other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the position supervisor or project leadership.

Job Requirement:

Key qualifications of the UAPM include:

Master degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or any other relevant field;

Five years relevant working experience with Master degree and/or seven years relevant working experience with Bachelor’s degree is required.

Experience working with Afghanistan government entities especially, with the reform and development projects/programs is required

Knowledge of Afghanistan Public Financial Management Law and the higher education system.

Computer skills, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio and Outlook.

International donor-funded program experience, in particular, knowledge of USAID programs and regulations is a plus

Excellent oral/written communication skills in English, Dari and Pashtu.

Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, teamwork, management and leadership.

Well organized, able to manage multiple tasks and number of professional staff.

Capable of working independently with minimal supervision but skillful in collaborating and coordinating with other program staff and partners.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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