Position Title: Master Trainer
Activation Date: 19 May, 2021 Announced Date: 19 May, 2021 Expire Date: 02 June, 2021
The Ministry of Women's Affairs (MoWA) was established in 2001 under the Bonn Agreement. Until the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, as a government institution for advocacy and coordination, it was dedicated to plan, implement, and monitor programs within its strategic plan and national and international commitments. With the support of the leadership from the GoIRA, other governmental institutions, and non-governmental organizations, particularly, in the past five years, according to its “activities procedure”, it becomes a policy-making ministry and have brought significant changes in the life of Afghan women.
With the changes in the leadership of the ministry in 2020 and the commitment of the president of the GoIRA, it became an executive institution in addition to policy making. The initial steps to improve the quality and effectively address women's issues taken to improve its plans and organizational structure through evaluation and consultation with women, domestic and foreign elites considering social, economic, cultural, financial and political aspects. Based on the consultations, a Deputy for Women Economic Empowerment was established in the structure of the Ministry of Women Affairs.
Objectives of the Ministry
The goal(s) of the Ministry of Women's Affairs (MoWA) are effectiveness and quality in all national and local programs, empowerment of women at national level through, participation, coordination, and evaluation for balanced and effective development with national values.
Women Economic Empowerment-Rural Development Project (WEE-RDP) is a flagship national initiative of the GoIRA and part of the Sustainable Economy Growth pillar of MOWA, which intends to increase social and economic empowerment of rural poor women in selected communities during a five-year project. It would work in 5000 villages in all 34 provinces across Afghanistan in close collaboration with Citizen Charter (CC) and assuring convergence with other MoWA projects, NHLP project of MAIL, Access to Finance project (TUP) of World Bank, etc. The project will work closely work with Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) and other stakeholders from financial sector to promote access to finance in selected rural areas.
A comprehensive training program for all new staff will be a cornerstone of the success of the WEERDP program. Not only does the program seek to train its own employees, it will provide training to village level facilitators that are hired by the Facilitation Partners. The Master Trainer (MT) is responsible to support the Training Specialist (TS) for the development of a comprehensive training program for all WEERDP staff, including Business Development Officers, District Coordinators (DC), Social Organizers (SO), FPs, and Village Facilitators and to implement the plan, including delivering training modules. MT will observe the quality of trainings conduct by program team and FPs, providing technical support and conduct TOTs as required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Support the Training Specialist to develop and establish training programs for program implementers in the field (BDS officers and district coordinators, social mobilizers), including curriculum development,
- Identification training providers (government or private sector) for any technical training to program team and client.
- Conduct and deliver the training programs for district coordinators, social organizers, VFs and FPs’ trainers covering the relevant topics as determined in the modules;
- Implement all training activities for new hires, workshops, exposure visits, international training, and clients;
- Conducting training according to the plan to enhance the knowledge, skills and behavior of District coordinators, Social Organizers, Village Facilitators, Facilitating Partners and provincial staff and completion of conducted courses documents including the report of any courses in details;
- Implement and maintain training evaluation system for all major training events conduct by program team and FPs;
- Work to maintain close contact with Program Units to anticipate training needs for field staff, clients, and WEERDP PMO staff;
- Manage and ensure adequate supplies and equipment to support training programs;
- Organize all aspects (logistics, budgeting, agreements, reporting) of national and international exposure visits for clients, field staff, and PMO staff as opportunities arise;
- Assist the TS to coordinate Training Unit activities with all other WEERDP units and field offices;
- Conducting need assessment of WEE-RDP provincial offices staff to address their learning needs;
- Preparing and developing action and training plan for training activities;
- Develop plans, budget, reports in regular bases or as required
- Remain responsive to any unidentified training needs as they arise;
- Being ready to trips and working on the site;
- Any other duties or tasks assigned.
- 4 years’ experience of working as trainer/master trainer or working on the development and implementation/delivering of training programs for an NGO, consultancy, or public entity;
- Knowledge on business development training is desirable;
- Knowledge of Microfinance/saving trainings is desirable;
- Experience in the general administration, logistics, finance and procurement activities for development projects would be highly desirable
- Bachelor degree in Social science, psychology, literature, political science, Business Administration or communication
- Additional training in adult education, or techniques in professional development;
- Fluency in English and Dari and/or Pashto;
- Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening;
- Excellent computer skills, including experience using Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint)
- Personal commitment to improving knowledge and skills for WEERDP staff;
- The ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders;
- Management skills to maintain staff productivity in a high pressure environment;
- Ability to negotiate with and motivate service providers;
- Service oriented attitude to pro-actively seek training assignments from program and field staff;
- Willingness and ability to travel in rural areas of Afghanistan.
- Reports to the Training Manager and accountable to WEERDP Senior Management.
Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through in to Vacancies.firstname.lastname@example.org and CC :email@example.com
While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are short listed you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test .
Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position ,whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced.
Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (041/021/HR/WEE-RDP/MoWA) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is highly committed to increase women’s participation in government sector therefore women are highly encouraged to apply.
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