National Training Analyst
- administration of election events by the IEC.
- credible electoral dispute resolution by the ECC.
- capacity building for IEC and ECC.
- public outreach (through IEC/ECC) to encourage engagement in the electoral process.
- polling center specific voter list produced for upcoming election events; and
- IEC and ECC undertake relevant activities regarding electoral reform.
Duties and Responsibilities
Organizational Context of the Post
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Chief Electoral Advisor / Project Manager, and direct supervision and guidance of the Senior Election Dispute Resolution Advisor to ECC, and UNESP Capacity Building Specialist, the Training Analyst will promote effective capacity building and training support in the execution of services and processes in the interest of the ECC and UNESP. The National Training Analyst to ECC will promote a client, quality, and results-orientated approach.
The National Training Analyst will be responsible for the following but not restricted to key functions to achieve desired results:
Providing Technical Advice on ECC Training & Capacity Building Planning
- Providing advice and guidance to the ECC Training Department on all training and Capacity Building related matters.
- Assist in support for the ECC in developing and implementing a long-term learning and development plans.
- Assist in support for the ECC in developing a strategic capacity development plan that identifies the relevant areas and functions / staff based on the training needs assessment already conducted by the IEC.
- Advise the ECC on designing and implementing training programme(s) to maintain ECC staff capacity at HQ and provincial level.
- Advise the ECC on design and preparation of training materials for ECC staff on all levels, including election dispute resolution.
- Advises the ECC in the developing of training materials, planning, preparation, and implementation of operational training programs for upcoming elections, including election dispute resolution.
- Assist in the design, planning and implementation of other capacity building activities if required, such as participation in workshops and conferences.
- Assist UNESP Capacity Building Specialist with ECC Management regarding strategic and operational planning and budgeting, and implementation capacity building activities.
- Coordinate with all UNESP Capacity Building Specialist and UNESP Technical Advisors to support developing relevant capacity building plans with respective ECC counterparts/departments to ensure that ECC can implement the strategic plan.
Capacity Development for Institutional Sustainability:
- Support the ECC in conducting a comprehensive institutional capacity assessment.
- Assist and support the UNESP Capacity Building Specialist and ECC Planning & Coordination and Training departments needs assessment study findings to identify specific areas in which the ECC will benefit from capacity development, including both: a) improvement of specific technical skills; and b) strengthening understanding of democratic values and professional ethics.
- Support the ECC in the development of Design curricula to guide institution-wide capacity development.
- Advise ECC management in devising ways to monitor capacity development, to recognize areas in which progress is most substantive; and to identify which areas require greater attention.
- Assist the UNESP Capacity Development Specialist and Technical Advisors and their respective counterparts develop and roll out department specific capacity strengthening plans - adopting innovative approaches to accommodate capacity development needs where necessary.
- In support of ECC department heads and UNESP Technical Advisors develop a monitoring framework for the capacity development plans.
- In collaboration with ECC HR units, incorporate learning and capacity as part of the respective commission staff TOR’s, induction and bi-annual / annual performance assessments.
Support to Electoral Operations:
- Advise and support the ECC to enhance trainings in the areas of electoral operations including planning, training, procedures, design of operational forms, regulations, specifications, and review of other relevant operational documents
- Support the ECC in developing, maintaining, updating, and mainstreaming capacity strengthening initiatives necessary for all types of elections within their mandate (EDR): presidential, provincial, parliamentary, district council etc.
- Support the ECC in the establishment of a knowledge resource database, including learning modules, identifying relevant internal and external experts, positioned to conduct training workshops or other learning events; academic articles, reports and studies related to electoral issues (including related issues, such as corruption/fraud mitigation, participation/inclusivity, societal and behavioral change);
- Support the ECC in enhancing institutional knowledge management through helping consolidate information in the database pertaining to each electoral period.
- Advise the ECC to undertake a proactive role in designing and supporting the lessons learnt process following each electoral period or after key milestones within an electoral process (such as after VR, candidate nomination etc.).
Assist the ECC Chairperson, BOC, CEO, DCEO’s in training and capacity building planning to ensure that the ECC staff can contribute to and ‘own’ future personal and institutional training and capacity building to consequently develop the skills to sustain future initiatives.
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced University Degree (Masters or equivalent) in Education, Social Sciences, Development, Political Sciences, Management, Public Administration, Human Resource Development, Organizational Development, Law or other related fields, or Bachelor’s Degree in relevant fields with 2 additional years of experience in lieu of advanced university degree.
- Master’s degree with a minimum 3 year or Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of Minimum 3 years of experience providing professional advice in training and capacity development is required.
- Previous experience working in training institutions / government institutions / colleges / universities is highly desirable.
- Experience in producing learning and development plans and implementation.
- Experience as a lecturer, teacher, facilitator in a government educational institution is an advantage.
- Experience in designing and reviewing procedures of administration and workflow processes is an asset.
- BRIDGE experience and accreditation is desirable. Exposure and familiarity with international institutions dealing with electoral skills and training is an advantage.
- Experience working in various electoral management programs is desirable.
- Advanced computer skills and strong knowledge of various software including Excel, Power-Point and Word is required.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Afghanistan’s official language (Pashto or Dari) is required.
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