Sr. Training Coordination Officer - (Reannounced)

Sun, Nov 15 2020 12:02 PM

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Years of Experience:

5 years of relevant working experience,

Employment Type:

Full Time

Contract Duration:

Till end of the year with possibilities of extension.


As per NTA Salary Scale



Vacancy Number:



Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Rural Development, Management, Law, psychology, literature,

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Close date:

24, November, 2020


The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) within the Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) Sector Strategy, contributes to the reduction of poverty through the establishment of good local governance, access to rural infrastructure, economic regeneration and the provision of a nationwide disaster and emergency preparedness system. This strategy, however, directly contributes to the achievement of Afghanistan’s Millennium Development Goals.

According to Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS), Comprehensive rural Development (CRD) is prioritized as a core approach toward socio-economic development; CRD is a complex process of change in rural sub-systems leading to desired progress in rural welfare and improve rural life.  It is an approach, which not only includes economic change, but also requires development of human resources and social structure. Effective implementation of CRD requires intensive research activities and training to wide ranges of institutions from local level to various categories of government and non-governmental agencies.  Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has decided to establish Afghanistan Institute of Rural Development (AIRD) as the national nodal/apex agency to act as think tank and capacity building arm of the MRRD.  Accordingly, AIRD re-established in 2006 and has started functioning since 2008.

AIRD is mandated to support the implementation of Comprehensive Rural Development toward socio-economic development and poverty alleviation in Afghanistan through providing training/education services, research and policy inputs and dissemination of results and findings to stakeholders. Additionally, AIRD is mandated to disseminate information that is more accurate and reliable knowledge regarding the current status of rural life in Afghanistan & better understanding of rural development process, its impacts, trends through continuous research and assessment to inform policy makers and concerned stakeholders. On the other hand, currently AIRD implement many research, information dissemination and capacity building projects and activities on national and sub-national level even on district level with financial support of some donor agencies to reach the mandates.

AIRD works under the Local Governance Pillar of MRRD and based on the strategic objectives, the current Organizational Structure of the Institute consists of five main sections including Training and Education Unit, Research and survey Unit, Information Dissemination Unit, Rural Technology Park Unit and Scholarship and Fellowship Management Unit. The entire mentioned sections are properly operated and at the time.

Under the overall direct supervision of the Director General, the Sr. capacity development specialist is responsible for overall Vocational Training & Saemual Undong activities of the Unit. This will entail the following duties and responsibilities: 

Job Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Coordinate and assist in providing training, workshop, orientations to MRRD staff at the national, regional and provincial level.
Prepare presentation, reports and other advocacy materials
Implementation of MRRD capacity building policy and AIRD training strategy.
Assist in Design, develop and organize capacity development courses for various target groups. 
Assist in Formulation and manage the AIRD\'s capacity development programs, taking into consideration all technical and logistical aspects in the context of AIRD available resources.
Coordinate the training issues with other MRRD programs while conducting of capacity development courses in center and provinces
 Coordinate good relation with similar national and international training institutions such as JICA Peace Project, CIRDAP and NIRD.
 Organize and manage AIRD\'s training modules and publications.
  Represents the work of AIRD to potential donors, partners and beneficiaries both in written and oral
Coordinate and Conduct TNA/LNA for employee’s Social workers, and other local self-governance Institution in targeted provinces of Afghanistan.
Coordinating with AIRD Department in Conducting Monitoring and Evaluation of all Capacity Building activities of AIRD on all targeted provinces,
 Providing training materials with coordination of research and survey in order to updating training methodologies, method and techniques to meet objective
 Assist in Preparation of  monthly, quarterly and annual reports of AIRD training unit,
Design technical courses for MRRD employee based on NTA to meet the capacity need of MRRD staff.
Close coordination with training sections of MRRD programs, and create a good coordination with PRRDs.

Job Requirements:

Experience, Skills and Qualifications Required:  

Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Rural Development, Management, Law, psychology, literature, political science, Business Administration, Communication. or Economics with 5 years of relevant working experience, Master’s degree is preference.

Working experience, including evidence of having led at senior level on Project Management and Educational sphere;

Familiarity with the policies implemented in Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Afghanistan;

Excellent communication, negotiation and analytical skills;

Demonstrated experience of managing a team;

Team-leadership skills and cultural sensitivity;

Good computer skills and written Dari, Pashto and English.

Reporting to: Sr. Capacity development specialist


Submission Guideline:

Interested applications electronically through
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 Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their 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 (1665/020/HRCSD/AIRD/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.


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