The Asia Foundation, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is implementing a project titled Strengthening Education in Afghanistan (SEA-II). A key deliverable of the project is to support the strengthening and expansion of Affordable Private Schools (APS) and Kankor Preparation at 300 schools in Afghanistan. The APS activity is implemented in five cities including Jalalabad, Kandahar, Herat, Mazar and Kabul city, whereas the Kankor preparation activity is to be implemented across 34 provinces in Afghanistan.
The key deliverables for the APS activity include:
- Support the Ministry of Education (MoE) to develop institutional capacities and policies/guidelines within the Ministry;
- Enhance the leadership capacity of the Private School Associations (PSAs) to create a long lasting and sustainable organization; and
- Facilitate access to resources and facilities (Finance, electricity, internet, license and so on) for the expansion and increase of APSs in Afghanistan.
The key deliverables for the Kankor activity include:
- Increase teachers’ ability to prepare students for the Kankor examination; and
- Enable female students to successfully pass the Kankor.
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.
Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2019, we provided $84.9 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at $7.3 million
Key Duties and Responsibilities
The Asia Foundation seeks to hire a M&E Officer to provide support to the implementation of the abovementioned SEA II project activities (APS and Kankor preparation). The M&E Officer will be based in Kabul with travel to the provinces as required. The key responsibilities for the position include:
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Monitor and evaluate the SEA-II project activities related to APS and Kankor preparation.
- Conduct monitoring of data quality and track progress of the APS and Kankor preparation activities in the targeted provinces.
- Oversee M&E data collection, analysis, and reporting for APS and Kankor preparation against project performance indicators.
- Perform field visits to the target areas to assess the results of the project activities.
- Assist and work with regional coordinators for the SEA-II APS and Kankor preparation teams.
- Interpret and use results for program improvement. This involves analyzing data with a view toward feeding lessons and recommendations back into program implementation.
- Develop and strengthen monitoring and evaluation procedures.
- Develop weekly monitoring and evaluation plans and reports for the SEA-II activities outlining data collection, analysis and reporting tools and processes.
- Assist in maintaining program data quality, including data entry and filing hard and soft copies of supporting documentation relating to indicators and deliverables in preparation for programmatic audits and assessments.
- Regularly update the Afghan Info website with the project progress data.
Capacity Building and Support
- Train regional coordinators in appropriate monitoring and evaluation techniques to build capacity of staff, increase awareness on the importance of monitoring and evaluation and encourage accountability for demonstrating results.
- Build capacity of regional coordinators in the area of monitoring and evaluation.
- Provide substantial input to the Senior M&E Manager for further improvement of the current management information system.
- Undertake any other tasks as directed by the Senior M&E Manager.
Required Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or any other relevant field.
A minimum of 3 years of experience with national and/or international organizations in the education sector and in the field of M&E.
Demonstrated experience working with field staff to gather data on a timely manner.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Very good knowledge of the work of government and non-government organizations (NGOs) or donor agencies.
- Excellent communication, facilitation, and organization skills.
- Good internal and external coordination and cooperation skills.
- Fluency and ability to write official letters and reports in English, Pashto and Dari required.
- Demonstrated ability prioritizing, multi-tasking, meeting deadlines while functioning amicably under pressure.
- Knowledge and good command of MS Office.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Must be willing to travel to the provinces as required.
No. Of Jobs
Years of Experience
minimum 3 years
One year with possibility of extension
As per NTA
Qualified applicants should submit a copy of their CV accompanied by a detailed application letter, contact details and completed Biodata form, no later than December 26, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without a completed Biodata form (http://www.acbar.org/upload/1599034148662.doc) will be automatically disqualified.
Please clearly indicate the position and vacancy number you have applied in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
***Women are strongly encouraged to apply***