NOSS Development Technical Specialist

Full time Internship/Job @Jobs in Afghanistan posted 7 months ago

Opportunity Description

About National Skills Development Program (NSDP):


The National Skills Development Program (NSDP) is a National Priority Program (NPP) established after the April 2004 Berlin announcement made by H.E. President Karzai. The overall goal of the NSDP is to contribute to the socio-economic recovery of Afghanistan through building a national Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system which is responsive to labor market needs and which provides Afghans with the knowledge and skills for decent work.

The NSDP has a Steering Committee consists of 9 relevant Ministries with the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, (MOLSA) designated as a lead Ministry. The NSDP operates as a self-contained entity as a National Priority Program of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; mainly financed from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) through the Ministry of Finance, and the World Bank, and other funding agencies.

Job Summary:

The NOSS Development Specialist will work under the daily supervision of Sr. NOSS and Curriculum Development Expert- Industry sector and under the overall responsibility of NSDP Program Coordinator/ Curriculum Development Manager-NSDP, and he/she will be required to travel to provinces as per plan.

Since the post is funded from the discretionary budget of the Government, therefore the initial duration of the assignment will be for 9 months which coincides with the end of the fiscal year. Two months will serve a probationary period; the position is subject to the approval of the Ministry of Finance for the fiscal year 1400.

In particular, he/she would be responsible but not limited to the followings:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Develop National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) for priority occupations as per the plan/schedule in line with the Afghanistan National Qualification Framework (ANQF);
  2. Contribute to identifying skill areas to be developed into National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) from private and governmental organizations, industry, professional body, TVET providers, NGOs, etc. based on the results of LMA;
  3. Develop Competency-Based Curricula (CBC) and coordinate for developing Competency-Based Learning and Instructional Materials, etc. with TVET providers;
  4. Organize and conduct DACUM sessions with appropriate representation;
  5. Orient DACUM members on standard processes and procedures for NOSS development;
  6. Provide feedback to NSDP management/Curriculum Development Directorate for TVET quality improvement;
  7. Organize and conduct Training of Vocational Trainers (ToVT);
  8. Contribute to building the capacity of DGSD relevant staff.
  9. Review and update developed NOSS and Curricula
  10. Contribute to teamwork on improvement TVET activities;
  11. Any other tasks assigned by the management.


Job Requirement:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in a related field with at least 5 years of relevant and direct experience in the NOSS Development section with government and non-government organizations.
  2. Research skills
  3. Basic information management skills
  4. Training and/or capacity building skills
  5. Presentation skills.
  6. Work as part of a team or as an individual
  7. Effective communication, IT, and interpersonal skills including (i) full working knowledge of English (ii) fluency in one national language and good reading, writing, listening, and speaking skill in the other and (iii), the ability to interact and coordinate with NSDP staff, contractors, Government officials, consultants, and the World Bank staff.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates should submit their applications, in writing, to the National Skills Development Program (NSDP), Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs located in first Macroryan, Kabul, or e-mail their application (indicating in the subject line the VA number and the title of the post applied for) to [email protected]

Special Note:

Please note that applications received after the closing date and without mentioning the title of the post applied for in a subject line of the Email will not be given consideration. Only short-listed candidates whose applications correspond to the above criteria will be contacted for written tests or interviews.

Submission Email:

   [email protected]

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