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Project Assistant (Business and Skills development)

Kabul (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: CTG - Committed To Good
  • Location: Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: Mid level consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Human Resources
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-03

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CTG Overview CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
II. Organizational Context and Scope

IOM Afghanistan supports sustainable reintegration of returnees within their communities of return. Community-based sustainable reintegration activities are implemented in provinces of high return with an integrated approach to the economic, social and psychosocial aspects of reintegration at both the individual and community levels. Activities include the implementation of integrated community development projects to foster income generation, skills training and apprenticeships to foster employability and support to foster employment, notably among persons with specific needs.

Under the overall supervision of the RADA Project Manager and the direct supervision of the National Programme officer, the successful candidate will assist in the effective implementation of all activities related to skills training and employment. 

Based in Kabul, s/he will travel extensively to support implementation in all target provinces and work in close cooperation with local authorities, community representatives, implementing partners and IOM staff on the following responsibilities:
Role objectives
III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  1. Assist with the development and implementation of the business development and skills training components of the project and ensure implementation of apprenticeships, job placements, liaison with participating businesses in employment and skills development activities including the coordination with implementing partners, selection and support to project participants, and monitoring of activities to ensure achievements of targets.
  2. Contribute to developing selection and technical assessment documents, business plans and other required documents related to the support skills development and job placements with participating businesses. Collect and share the required data from the participants and businesses and share with the skills training team lead in Kabul.
  3. Ensure alignment to national priorities in the field of Economic growth, Private Sector development as per the Afghanistan National Peace & Development Framework (ANPDF) and ensure synergies with National Priority Programmes such as the Citizen’s Charter and maintain close coordination with relevant government departments, authorities and stakeholders at the provincial level.
  4. Provide technical support and oversight to field staff and support field monitoring of the activities to ensure quality standards are met are in line with the relevant guidelines, project indicators and benchmarks.
  5. Contribute to reporting, including for visibility and communication purposes on business and skills development activities, provide inputs for monthly reports as well as for any other relevant documents / publications. 
  6. Contribute to the development of new business development activities, skills development (including TVET, apprenticeships and job placements) and employment projects in coordination with relevant colleagues and stakeholders. 
  7. Ensure adequate integration of cross-cutting issues such as protection, labour rights, gender and decent work in project assessments and implementation, in close coordination with relevant IOM units.
  8. Undertake regular duty travel to all target provinces.
  9. Perform other duties as may be assigned.
Project reporting
reports to the Project Manager 
Key competencies IV. COMPETENCIES:

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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
• 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.


• Must demonstrate a good understanding of challenges to employability and employment in Afghanistan, challenges and opportunities (including technical and financial) for businesses, understand national development policies and priorities and is able to cascade to other team members;
• Must have demonstrated knowledge of standard office software for reporting purposes including Microsoft Word products: Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Team management
Further information
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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