Education Project Manager (Kabul, Afghanistan) 106 views


General Responsibilities

The Education Project Manager shall be responsible for the Education project funded by AHF in Kandahar provinces. 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 Education Project Managers Leads at Kandahar 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 Education Project Manager 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.

Specific responsibilities

Project Management and Coordination Project Management: 

Lead the management and implementation of education and child protection activities in Kandahar according to work plan. This shall include effective coordination with the sub-implementation partners. 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 mobilizers, teachers and provincial staff of the sub-implementation partner; 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 Financial Management, coordinate with SADA Finance Manager.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

Plan and supervise the M&E activities in Kandahar along with the sub implementation partner and ensure the monitoring and evaluation activities lead to accountability and learning towards the project logframe and indicators. Based on the review of M&E data the Education Project Manager lead should be able to provide inputs on adapting the project implementation plan so as to meet project goals.

Donor Reporting: Manage internal reporting deadlines acting as the link between Sub implementation partner and Education Project Manager; review the success and challenges of the projects; and report to Education Project Manager any challenges faced in in achieving the project’s expected results. 

Relationship Management: maintain existing positive working relationships with relevant authorities in Kandahar, including PED, DED and AHF, child protection stakeholders; international donors; and NGOs and local civil society. To ensure continuity of humanitarian access, the Education Project Manager Lead shall, as and when necessary, have to engage with Non State Armed Groups.

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 evaluation.

Analyse 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

Project Development

 Coordinate with Education Project 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.

Organizational Responsibilities

Attend the periodic staff meetings with SADA team and sub implementation partner 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 profit or for the profit of 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 Director IN WRITING. To assist in any other areas as identified by the Education program Manager.

Social Association for Development of Afghanistan (SADA) is a non-political, non-for-profit and non-governmental organization with accreditation from the Ministry of Economy of the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Since 1994 SADA has been actively engaged to undertake community and institutional development, child education, and other social welfare activities. SADA aims to foster peace and stability, national unity, human rights by strengthening and empowering communities. We are dedicated to supporting the needs and interests of Afghans, inclusive of all ethnic and linguistic groups, and we recognize the central role that community plays in the structure of society. In our activities we initiate innovative ways to improve the quality of life in the broad community. SADA’s vision is “TO eradicate poverty and human sufferings, to promote and implement educational programs and projects that contribute towards peaceful, green and developed Afghanistan.” SADA currently have functional office in Kandahar, Zabul and Urozgan with main office.

Education:

Bachelors/Masters’ Degree in Social Work, Social Science or Development Studies, Education

 

Work Experience:    

5 years of work experience related to education projects

 

Professional Skills, Competencies, Values and Attitudes

SADA seeks a responsible and dependable Provincial Coordinator with strong initiative, judgment and adaptability as well as excellent skills in communication, organizational, interpersonal relations, decision-making and reporting skills.

Specifically the holdred of this position should also demonstrate the following;

Proficiency in computer software MS Office etc.

Reporting writing skills

Having work experience with education projects

Ability to deal with difficult, often challenging work situations.

Behavioral role model for peers and fellow team members.

Competent to work with significant levels of autonomy and able to meet tight deadlines.

A results-oriented approach to delivering work priorities in personal workload,

Creative and innovative in conceptual and analytical thinking.

Sensitivity to gender issues.

Fluent in Dari, Pashto and English (written and oral). 

Interested candidates are requested to send their applications along with their CVs to recruitment@sadango.af including the job title and your name in the subject line by 2nd January, 2022. Kindly include three professional references including your current employer in your CV. All shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for test/Interview.

Submission Email
recruitment@sadango.af



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