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About Aga Khan Foundation:

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.

At present, it is seeking exceptional individual to fill the position of Project Manager, Education (Evaluation and Learning).

Job Description:

POSITION OBJECTIVE

Schools 2030 is a new, globally informed, locally rooted 10-year longitudinal action research and learning improvement programme (from 2020-2030) working with 1000 pioneering pre-schools, primary schools, secondary schools and youth development partners across 10 countries. Schools2030 aims to find out ‘what works’ in equipping children and young people with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to successfully navigate uncertainty and become contributing members of society, and supporting such ‘positive deviance’ strategies to improve learning outcomes.

Goal of Schools2030  is to support Afghanistan government accelerate their progress in achieving SDG4 (Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all) and SDG8 (Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all).

The learning partner for Schools2030 in Afghanistan is responsible to collect, process, validate the data from 34 schools 100 cohorts and provide reports on positive deviace in schools2030 34 schools (100 cohorts) at the end of each academic year.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and adapt data collection tools for field teams to use throughout the year that meet the quality and reporting requirements set by Geneva.
  • Train and mentor field staff on using the developed/adapted tools properly.
  • Develop database for data collection, cleaning/validating data received throughout the HCD process from schools.
  • Supporting teams on using of PROMISE3 application data evaluation.
  • Analyzing data to answer the high level questions and requirements provided by Geneva and selected through the Human-Centred Design (HCD) workshops.
  • Work with the AKF team to support the assessment process, ensure that translations are appropriate, tools are relevant to the context and adapted accordingly.
  • Support in contextualizing of Human-Centred Design Thinking toolkits and materials based on the assessment findings.
  • Document the design thinking process and the learnings from it (how teachers respond to the process, how the AKF team adapts and responds to varying circumstances, perspectives of other stakeholders, etc.).
  • Document the solutions emerging from the Human-Centred Design Thinking process, and how the schools are implementing the solutions.
  • Prepare case studies of 30 ‘positive deviance’ strategies, going back to the schools to understand the reasons behind the changes from 100 cohorts in 34 schools based on analysis of the learning outcomes data in the PROMISE3 App.
  • Conduct periodic visits to the schools and interact with stakeholders to record their challenges using the process Human-Centred Design Thinking.
  • Prepare one report at the end of each year (for 10 years) on Schools2030 solutions, outcomes and learnings from Afghansitan that could be shared with Global team including Schools2030 Global Secreteriate, Global donor Steering Committee and National and International Showcase event.
  • To carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects AKF’s commitment to protecting children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

OCCASIONAL SIGNIFICANT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor support  AKF education program.
Job Requirements:

JOB SPECIFICATION 

  • University Degree (Masters) in humanitarian affairs, education, social science, development studies or any other field related to research and learning.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, action research and learning or reporting.
  • Good command of English, verbal and written.
  • Able to work in unstable and uncertain environments, independently and in a team.
  • Strong cross-cultural communication and resilience skills are very important.
  • Experience in and mentoring field.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different backgrounds.
  • Previous demonstrated experience in Human-Centered Design processes.

REQUIRED CORE COMPETENCIES 

  • Demonstrates commitment to AKF’s mission and to the wider AKDN system; demonstrates the values of AKF in daily activities and behaviors; seeks out new challenges; assignments and responsibilities; promotes AKF’s cause.
  • Maintains high ethical standard, addresses untrusworthy or dishonest behavior, and does not abuse power or authority.
  • Treats all people with dignity and respect; shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, cultural and religious differences; challenges precious, biases and intolerance in the workplace; encourages diversity wherever possible.
  • Deals with co-workers and supervisor as per the predefined manner and takes no illogical actions that offend the team.
Submission Guideline:

Application

Interested applicants should submit their CV along with a cover letter to Jobs.afghanistan@akdn.org no later than 17th March 2021.

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.
  • Grade B based on NTA Salary scale.

Female candidates are 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.

Submission Email:

Jobs.afghanistan@akdn.org

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