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Reference No. EHS 2021/008

A.      Responsibilities

The Technical Advisor Education is responsible for:

  • the overall implementation of all education related activities of the “Strengthening of Education and Health Services for Refugees and Host Communities” programme in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • managing project activities of capacity development for sector management personnel and all related areas that form part of the programme objectives
  • provides professional advisory services to improve governance of partners [Commissioner Afghan Refugees (CAR), provincial and district education officials, school PTC members, etc]
  • assumes responsibility for programme initiatives with stakeholders (implementers, target groups, etc.)
  • applies SDG focus for gender and vulnerable/marginalized groups in refuges and host communities to maximize participation in planning processes at subnational/district levels to improve access to education services according to the Leave No One Behind (LNOB) principle of the government’s implementation strategy of Vision 2025 and Agenda 2030
  • liaises with all relevant stakeholders in the sector in target districts of the programme in KP
  • ensures due diligence and value for money in all programme activities
  • innovation and knowledge management 

The technical advisor performs the following tasks: 

B.      Tasks 

1.       Advising the partner institution(s)

The Technical Advisor Education

  • provides gender focused technical advice, plans and monitors measures for the development and implementation of programme plans and activities for capacity development of CAR, education management personnel and target groups in close consultation with counterparts
  • ensures programme initiatives, advocacy and professional services are gender focused to improve education services for refugees, host communities and marginalized groups as per programme goals
  • contributes to preparing and implementing the coordination process, joint programme activities and work at district and sub-district level
  • is responsible for the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues connected with the programme’s area of activity
  • develops, organises and monitors quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives 

2.       Management of project activities and coordination

The Technical Advisor Education

  • manages quality in all areas of responsibility, including products, presentations in all media, documents and publications
  • maintains effective coordination with partners to plan, prepare, implement, facilitate and document for monitoring and communication of results of training events, workshops, forums, conferences, team meetings and related project activities
  • is responsible for assessing and defining capacity needs of CAR, government institutions, PTCs, etc.
  • develops comprehensive thematical work packages for capacity development of CAR and education sector personnel to be outsourced to third parties
  • assumes charge for timely approval of programme activities in the area of responsibility in accordance with GIZ financial rules, provisions and SOP
  • manages workplan based implementation of project activities through partners (financing agreements) and ensures timely implementation as well as quality of deliverables
  • manages consultant’s/consulting assignments and ensures that the quality of the deliverables and products is aligned with programme objectivities, outcomes and output indicators (TOR, monitoring of assignments, timely delivery of products, etc.)
  • supports mission, offer preparation, impact monitoring, project progress review, reporting, etc.
  • reviews reports and documents on progress, identifies bottlenecks and recommends alternative management options to programme management 

3.       Networking and cooperation

The Technical Advisor Education

  • fosters cooperation, regular contact and dialogue and maintains good working relationships with partners and other stakeholders in the sector, including the target groups
  • cooperates, communicates with GIZ projects/programmes particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to improve learning, cohesion of efforts, development of synergies and effective knowledge management
  • contributes relevant PR work, communicates local interests and efforts, forwards and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the programme 

4.       Knowledge management

The Technical Advisor Education

  • develops practical, sustainable strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
  • researches relevant topics to the area of responsibility and shares target group-oriented inputs with the team, partners and other stakeholders
  • ensures knowledge transfer to all stakeholders involved
  • reports and presents results of the area of responsibilities to a wide range of stakeholders and contributes to various internal or programme (monthly/quarterly/annual) reports 

5.       Required qualifications, competences and experience 

Qualification:

  • Master’s degree holder in education, HRM, economics, public policy and management or equivalent 

Professional Experience:

  • 3-5 years’ professional experience, with at least 3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position (development/education sector)
  • experience of professional work with Afghan refugees, CAR or related agencies will be preferable 

Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • in-depth understanding of the public education sector/public sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, specifically with regards to capacity development needs of management personnel as well as sector planning
  • fluent written and spoken English and Urdu is required, ideally a functional knowledge of German
  • fluency in Pashtu/Dari is a pre-requisite for the position
  • demonstrated problem solving and analytic skills
  • attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform tasks, take initiative and work proactively
  • committed team player and contributor ready to work in a challenging implementation context
  • good working knowledge of ICT technologies
  • excellent communication, advocacy and negotiation skills
  • availability to conduct field missions to intervention areas in target districts of the programme in KP
  • willingness to continue to learn, improve technical skills, understanding, professional worth as required by the programme and corresponding professional development measures agreed with management

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Job Location:
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Masters
Degree Title:
Master’s degree holder in education, HRM, economics, public policy and management or equivalent
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
3 Years (3-5 years’ professional experience, with at least 3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position, experience of professional work with Afghan refugees, CAR or related agencies will be preferable)
Apply Before:
Mar 10, 2021
Posting Date:
Feb 24, 2021
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