Education Sector - UNESCO KABUL OFFICE

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Associate Project Officer, Quality Control
Kabul/Afghanistan UNES
Project Appointment
Single rate: approx. 73,191 USD
Dependent rate: 77,968 USD
1 year (possibility of extension depending on availability
of funds and performance)
9 January 2015
[email protected]
Under the overall authority of the Director of the Kabul Office and the immediate supervision of the Project
Officer, Literacy, at UNESCO Kabul Office, the incumbent will work closely with Ministry of Education’s
Department of Literacy (LD) to plan, implement, and monitor the ELA programme and ensure overall
efficiency and effectiveness of programme implementation, delivery and the accomplishment of
programme goals and objectives. .
1) Assist the Programme Coordinator for overall management of daily ELA programme activities and
planning of future activities;
2) Act as an integral member of the Education Unit at UNESCO Kabul Office, provide input into the
UNESCO's strategic and operational plan;
3) Attend regular meetings organized by MoE/LD representing UNESCO ELA Team and lead the
4) Attend regular LIFE (Literacy for Empowerment) steering group meetings and regular meetings and
provide assistance to the Deputy Minister of Literacy in chairing the meetings;
5) Assist the Programme Coordinator to provide technical advice to the Deputy Minister of Literacy on the
management of ELA Programme, which includes follow-up on various contracts and liaise with MoE’s
related departments on procurement and fund transfer;
6) Provide support to the Deputy Minister of Literacy in convening Programme Management Board (PMB)
7) Take into consideration the decisions made at PMB meetings, prepare contracts including Contract for
Services and IPA (Implementation Partnership Agreement);
8) Take the responsibility in the implementation of all the activities under ELA and supervise the Field
Coordination Group, Curriculum Group and M&E Group in delivering the outcomes in a timely manner;
9) Draft reports, including Quarterly Donor Progress Report and Annual Donor Report on ELA, and
reporting in SISTER;
10) Liaise with MoE and the donors for resource mobilization and provide assistance in formulating new
projects and programmes;
11) Manage the literacy curriculum and material development process and the working group of curriculum
composed of international consultants, ELA staff, and government counterparts.
1) Maintain a mechanism to monitor programme content quality in close consultation with national and
international staff, and jointly implement it with relevant units within the Literacy Department;
2) Coordinate and assist in arranging regular programme review and coordination meetings to ensure
quality of programme implementation;
3) With international/national technical consultants and relevant units within the Literacy Department,
assure overall quality, schedule and inclusive consultation with literacy stakeholders;
4) In close collaboration with the project officer in charge of M&E, assure timely submission of quality
progress reports from ELA team;
5) Assist in regular financial monitoring and analysis;
6) Assist in reporting in UNESCO reporting and financial systems.
Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in education, development studies or other relevant
At least two to four years of relevant work experience in the field in the field of education, of which
preferably one year acquired at international level. Experience in adult literacy is an asset. Previous
experience with UNESCO or other UN agencies an asset.
Primary expertise in project planning and management and some knowledge and technical expertise in
teacher education;
Experience in team work building, results-oriented, and performance management
Ability to develop networks and constructive partnerships beyond own team and with government
Good computer and other IT skills;
Strong sensitivity and adaptability in postwar countries and diversity (cultural, gender, religion, race and
Excellent strategic and analytical skills;
Excellent communication skills, including writing and oral expression
Ability to interact with a wider range of high-level partners, experience working with government officials of
recipient countries is strong assert;
Ability to handle tight deadlines under pressured situation
Excellent knowledge of English.
Prior working experience in Afghasnitan.
Knowledge of Pashto and/or Dari is an advantage.
UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars and exempt from income tax. They consist of a basic salary and a post
adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates.
Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children,
pension plan and medical insurance.
Please note that UNESCO is a non-smoking Organization.
To apply, please send your application letter, UNESCO CV, in English to the House 647, Jame Watt, PD-10, Shar-e-Naw, Kabul
Afghanistan, address of the office/sector/division, or by email to [email protected] Application files will
have to reach UNESCO office before 09/01/2015 midnight (local time).
Please note that only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.
A written test may be used in the evaluation of short-listed candidates.
UNESCO is committed to gender equality in its programming and to gender parity within the Secretariat. Therefore,
women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.