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Senior Programme Assistant

Kabul, Afghanistan
Mid level
Posted date:
November 29, 2022
Close date:
December 4, 2022
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Job Description

Vacancy id VAC-8859

Job title VAC-8859 Senior Programme Assistant

Location Kabul

Apply by 04-Dec-2022

Start date 20-Dec-2022

Duration 6 months

Number of vacancies 1

Qualification Bachelor's in Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Studies, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, or related fields from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience. (essential).
High School in School diploma with seven years of relevant experience (essential).

Sector experience Minimum of 5 year/s of demonstrable relevant Livelihood experience (essential).
Minimum of 3 year/s of demonstrable relevant Training experience (essential).

Geographical experience Minimum of 7 year/s of experience in Afghanistan (essential).


Fluent in English (essential).
Fluent in Dari (essential).
Fluent in Pashto (essential).

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

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Overview of position

Brief definition of the organizational context, reporting lines and scope, for example:

IOM Afghanistan’s Stabilization, Reintegration, and Resilience (SRR) unit deliver integrated stabilization, reintegration, and resilience interventions across displacement- and conflict-affected communities in Afghanistan.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Afghanistan the overall supervision of the Head of Division and direct supervision of the Programme Officer Livelihoods;, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for managing  skill development component of the livelihood programming

Role objectives

1.    Independently lead and coordinate the implementation of the TVET, apprenticeship and other training projects; monitor implementation of the market driven technical or vocational trainings, work-based learning, entrepreneurship development training and business advisory activities to ensure work is proceeding according to established plans; analyse implementation difficulties and make recommendations for adjusting implementation modalities and work plans to best reflect changing environment on the field.

2.    Regularly research, follow-up, compile, analyse and present information/data on national, regional and international developments, reports, legislation, develop strategic plan to link TVET/Apprenticeship graduate with relevant market actors or income generation opportunities  and other relevant documentation, highlighting noteworthy issues on the skill development of returnees and vulnerable groups for the consideration of appropriate parties.

3.    Monitor budget expenditures; verify availability of funds and maintain a proper record of approved project budgets for the skill development activities and their revisions.

4.    Coordinate and monitor the financial, administrative and technical aspects of the project in line with IOM policies and donor requirements and ensure synergies with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

5.    Plan, coordinate and conduct capacity building workshops for relevant internal and external parties including staffs, market stakeholders, implementing partners, service providers and beneficiaries.  

6.    Participate in meetings and conferences; maintain effective liaison and coordination with local authorities (MoLSA, DoLSA, MoRR, ACCI, etc.) partners, United Nation agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, donors and other stakeholders relevant to the project.

7.    Coordinate the preparation of correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, training implementation plan, procurement plan, narrative and financial reports; ensure status reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner.

8.    Identify and document good practices and lessons learned; contribute to the development of Standard Operations Procedures (SOP), policies and concept papers and support the development of new livelihood and skill development projects.

9.    Supervise and provide guidance and training to reporting staff.

10. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Other Functions:

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Project reporting


Key competencies


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Team management


Further information


·        In depth knowledge and understanding of the successful and innovative TVET and apprenticeship delivery models

·        Very good understanding of gender inclusion issues in TVET and apprenticeship.

·        Deep understanding of TVET provision for informal employment sectors (e.g. agriculture, rural enterprises etc.) in Afghanistan.

·        Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming.

·        Knowledge of financial rules and regulations

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • School diploma with seven years of relevant experience; or, Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Studies, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, or related fields from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience.


·        Proven experience in delivering skills training and understanding of essential quality standards for TVET and apprenticeship services in Afghanistan.

·        Experience of conducting labour market appraisals and assessments on labour supply and demand related to TVET/Apprenticeship.

·        Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, national/international institutions, United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations;

·        Experience in working with migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of trafficking and other vulnerable groups; and,

·        Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.

Disclaimer: At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.

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