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National Coordinator Education (Program)- Only Female

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Date Posted: Dec 30, 2021
Reference: NR/KBL/12/21/059
Closing Date: Jan 12, 2022
Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1
Gender: Female
Functional Area: Education/ Training,Programme
Nationality: Afghan
Salary Range: NTA, Grade C
Years of Experience: 3 – 5 Years
Contract Duration: 1 year(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type: Fixed-term
Probation Period: 3 months
Required Languages: Dari,Pashto,English

About Agha Khan Foundation: Founded: The Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of international, private, non-denominational development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the poorest parts of the developing world. The Network’s organizations have individual mandates that range from the fields of health and education to architecture, rural development and promotion of private-sector enterprise and institutions that seek to empower communities and individuals, usually in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities.The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational international development agency established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa. Created as a private, non- profit foundation under Swiss law, it has branches and independent affiliates in 19 countries.AKF seeks to provide sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill health. In Afghanistan, AKF works with rural communities in mountainous, remote or resource poor areas to improve quality of life in the areas of natural resource management, market development, governance, education, and health.

Job Summary:

AKF (Afg) is seeking a National Coordinator, Education (Program) who, as focal point for assigned project(s), will coordinate with relative departments to support the Education Program’s achievement of project deliverables and goals, including developing reports and workplans and building positive relationships with education stakeholders. The National Coordinator, Education (Program) is a key member of the Education team who reports to the National Manager, Education (Program) and works in close cooperation with the National and Regional Education teams, Partnerships Unit, Education Knowledge Management Coordinator (EKMC), Implementing Partners, Ministry of Education (MoE), and Donors. The position’s scope of work includes:

● Producing high quality reports, work plans, and other project deliverables as per donor requirements.

● Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with Donors, Implementing Partners, and other Education stakeholders.

● Representing AKF (Afg) in grant-specific meetings, events, and working groups.

She will be based in Kabul, with potential travel to program areas (pending security). AKF (Afg) Education currently works in five regions of central and north-eastern Afghanistan (Bamyan, Parwan, Baghlan, Badakhshan, and Takhar).

Duties & Responsibilities:

● Reporting and Documentation: Ensure high-quality and timely submission of reports and other submissions to Donors and the Ministry of Education (MoE); Work closely with AKF (Afg) National and Regional Education team and EKMO to obtain all relevant information for reports; Prepare adhoc information requests from internal and external stakeholders including project briefs, presentations, and project snapshots.

● Knowledge Management: Work closely with Education Knowledge Management Coordinator (EKMC) to adapt monitoring tools to capture project indicators and other necessary data to monitor project progress; Support the coordination of external and internal monitoring visits/field missions; Support EKMC with coordination of research and evaluation studies to ensure alignment with project requirements; Maintain thorough electronic records.

● Workplan Tracking: Develop and submit project annual workplans as per donor requirements; Monitor project activities and progress against workplans; Coordinate with AKF (Afg) Education National and Regional team members to identify implementation challenges and solutions and negotiate with the Donor on changes to project activities, reporting, budget, timelines, or other submissions; Review AKF (Afg) Yearly Plans of Operation (YPO) to ensure alignment with project workplan and log frame.

● Financial Monitoring: Work closely with National Manager, Education (Implementation & Operations) and Finance focal points to align budget with project workplans and project adaptations; Communicate issues/change/extension requests with Donors, as needed.

● Strategic Communications: Develop and disseminate communications materials (case studies, human interest stories, videos, photo essays, presentations, etc) for internal and external audiences to document project impact, including lessons learned and best practices.

● External Relations: Build and maintain constructive working relationships with relevant stakeholders including Donors, MoE, Implementing Partners, and other Education stakeholders; Represent AKF (Afg) in external and internal forums, events, and working groups; Coordinate with relevant department to facilitate Donor missions/field visits.

● Gender Equality: Ensure gender equity and gender mainstreaming throughout project implementation in coordination with AKF (Afg) Gender unit.

● Child Protection: Carry out the responsibilities of the role and project in a way which reflects AKF (Afg)’s commitment to protecting children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

OCCASIONAL SIGNIFICANT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

● Support AKF (Afg) Partnerships Unit and National Manager, Education (Program) with proposal and concept note development to mobilize additional funding for project program areas.

● Support short-term AKF (Afg) Education assignments, as needed.

DECISION MAKING AND AUTHORITY

● Project coordination of assigned projects (project deliverables and compliance) in coordination with AKF (Afg) senior management.

Job Requirement:

● Minimum Master’s Degree (preferably in Education or International Development) and further Project Management Professional Certification or relevant training.

● Minimum three years’ experience in Education / Program / Project Management.

● Professional experience in developing countries, preferentially, in Afghanistan.

● Experience in managing programs.

● Excellent English written and spoken communication skills (knowledge of Dari and Pashto is an advantage).

● Ability to develop and manage effective internal reporting systems.

● Ability to work, communicate effectively, and nurture positive relationships with a culturally diverse team.

● Ability to work autonomously, proactively, and with limited supervision.

● Diplomatic, flexible, and facilitative leadership skills.

● Ability to respond effectively to high pressure situations.

REQUIRED CORE COMPETENCIES

● Creativity and Innovation.

● Professionalism.

● Teamwork and Networking.

● Client Orientation.

● Communication.

● Planning and organizing.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should submit their CV along with a cover letter to [email protected] no later than 12th January 2022.

Important Notes:

• Please quote the Vacancy Number as the Subject of the e-mail when applying.

• No supporting documents (e.g., diplomas, recommendation letters, identification card(s) etc.) are required at this stage.

• Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

• Salary scale: Grade C based on NTA Salary scale.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal opportunity and safeguarding of children, beneficiaries, partners, community members and employees in accordance with AKF(Afg)’s safeguarding policy.

Your details and information shared on this advertisement shall remain confidential.

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