- Salary Offer As per organization salary scale
- Years of Experience 8-10
- Number of Vacancies: 1
- Contract Duration One Year
- Contract Type Fixed Term
- Required Languages Dari, Pashto, English
- Reference VA-2023-SADA-0144
- Gender Male/Female
- Nationality Afghan
- Possibility of Contract Extension Yes
- Probation Period 3 Months
- Education Master Degree in relevant field
- close Date March 23, 2023
About Social Association for Development of Afghanistan (SADA):
SADA is a non-governmental, non-for-profit and non-political humanitarian and development organization. SADA was founded in 1994 when Afghanistan was severely affected by internal war and access to any humanitarian facilities and services was practically debarred. SADA was established with a vision of “To alleviate poverty and human sufferings to see educated, self-reliant, peaceful and developed Afghanistan” by enhancing access to quality, safe and free education, improving health conditions, upgrading local agriculture & irrigation systems, increasing awareness around hygiene and sanitation, and advocating for the rights of women & children.
SADA started its first operation in 1996 in Kandahar province by implementing a UNOPS funded WASH project with the total value of $12,657. SADA gradually expanded its operations across the southern region by developing partnerships with UNOPS, UNDP, UNWFP, UNICEF, UNHCR, Malala Fund, Street Child/Children in Crisis, GPE, JICA, Action Aid, ZOA Refugee Care, Royal Netherland Embassy, PRT and the government of Afghanistan.
SADA is able to successfully implement hundreds of small and large humanitarian and development projects in several sectors in different parts of the country, which have greatly contributed in improving the living conditions of hundreds of thousands of needy people. SADA through its community-based-approach built up strong relations with communities and gained a special acceptance among them. On the basis of service delivery, the organization has created excellent reputation among donor organizations, partner organization, government officials and other stakeholders.
SADA is headquartered in Kabul and currently has sub offices in Samangan, Kandahar, Zabul, Helmand, Sari-Pul, Faryab and Urozgan provinces.
The National Project Focal Point shall be responsible for the Education project. She/he will ensure that all activities are implemented according to the project work plan and to ensure effective record keeping of all project activities by team members. She/he will manage the projects at the provincial level through Provincial Coordinators Leads at Zabul and shall support the Education Program Manager and the project team members at Kabul office to conduct monitoring and evaluation of the project activities. She/he shall play a pivotal role in writing periodic reports for the donor on the progress of the project. It will be required from the National Project Coordinator to prepare a monthly plan of his/her activities that will clearly lay out what he/she wishes to implement in the following month. This plan will be submitted in hard and soft copy to the Project Coordinator in the last week of every month.
Project Management and Coordination Project Management: Lead the management and implementation of education and child protection activities according to work plan. This shall include effective coordination with all relevant authorities. Ensure the success of the project meeting its objectives, outcomes and aims as set out in the project proposal. Training and Team management: Supervise and support a team of community mobilisers, teachers and provincial staff of the Organization; prepare weekly and monthly work-plans and report on their activities; and ensure the project team is in regular coordination and communication with all project stakeholders. Follow up with team members on staff progression and support team members with professional development. Financial Management: Oversee project budget and indicators. Based on the review of M&E data the National Project Focal Point should be able to provide inputs on adapting the project implementation plan so as to meet project goals. Donor Reporting: Manage internal reporting deadlines to Program Manager; review the success and challenges of the projects; and report to Program Manager any challenges faced in in achieving the project’s expected results. Relationship Management: maintain existing positive working relationships with relevant authorities including PED, DED and DoE; child protection stakeholders; international donors; and NGOs and local civil society. To ensure continuity of humanitarian access.
Knowledge Management and Representation:
Actively participate as a SADA Representative at relevant education meetings, including the Sub National Education in Emergencies Working Group. Develop appropriate materials and tools in order to promote knowledge among project team Develop the quality of the education programme e.g. monitoring and supervision of CBE, teacher training courses, life skills training, and other child rights activities. Ensure quality of the project through regular field visits, technical follow ups and evaluations. Analyze the education data and share analytical reports/recommendations with SADA National Office on improving qualitative aspects of the education projects. Liaise and collaborate with local authorities and community stakeholders
Coordinate with Program Manager on project design, strategies and monitoring and evaluation approaches. Knowledge and full compliance of education activities with government laws, policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Participate in field assessments, as appropriate, and provide feedback information to SADA Main Office.
Attend the periodic staff meetings with SADA team and share learning across the organization. Carry out duties entrusted to him/her impartially and in accordance with the best professional practices. Maintain complete independence in relation to all individuals, organizations and government bodies. To observe strict neutrality with regard to views and opinions, particularly in the field of politics, religion and ethnicity. To respect all laws and regulations in force in Afghanistan. To respect all confidential information and not use it for personal protection incident (directly or indirectly related to project implementation) to the Director IN WRITING. To assist in any other areas as identified by the Program Manager.
To observe strict neutrality with regard to views and opinions, particularly in the field of politics, religion and ethnicity.
To respect all laws and regulations in force in Afghanistan.
To respect all confidential information and not use it for personal profit or for the profit of a third party while executing the present contract.
To report any fraud, abuse, safeguarding or protection incident (directly or indirectly related to project implementation) to the Country Representative in writing.
The person specification describes the ideal person to do the job by defining the criteria to be used for screening and selecting the applicants. Avoid over long lists of criteria. Keep it short and realistic.
- Degree relevant/or from a reputable institute with knowledge of Education related Working experience in related field and Master Degree is preferred.
- 8-10 year’s work experience in similar position in Government, National or International Organizations.
- In depth knowledge field of Education, management, budgeting, proposal writing and reporting.
- Have capacity to plan and manage a multiple deadlines working environment.
- Have a flexible attitude to changing priorities and adaptability to the environment.
- Have the ability and capacity to think ahead and highlight areas of concern, risks etc and planning.
- Good team player and capable of working in multicultural environment.
Fluent in speaking and writing Advance English, Pashto and Dari languages.
Interested candidates are requested to send their applications along with their CVs and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org including the job title and your name in the subject line by 23, March, 2023. Kindly include three professional references including your current employer in your CV. All shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for test/Interview.