ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR

Post Title:                   ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR

Organization:             ASDP-/DMTVET/MOE

Location:                    Kabul

Duration:                   1 Year

No of Post:                 (2)

Sex:                             Male/Female

Nationality:                National

Salary:                        Attractive Salary

Opening date:           09-June-2014

Closing Date:             30-June-2014

 

1. Background:

The National Institute for Management and Administration (NIMA) was established in 2008 under the Deputy Ministry for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) of the Ministry of Education of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and received funds via the Afghanistan Skills Development Program (ASDP).  It offers a two-year education that meets international standards for 12-grade graduates of the country in the fields of Management, Accounting and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The aim of this initiative was to equip the young generation of the country with the benefits of a modern education that will enable them contribute to the national development process. 

Ball State University of the USA has received a contract from the Ministry of Education of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to provide consultancy services to provide and implement a sustainable program of academic quality assurance, certification and accreditation, and faculty support and training to the National Institute of Management and Administration (NIMA) in Kabul. 

NIMA is a unique institution in Afghanistan.  All instruction is provided in English, 30% of the students are female, and the students come from all 34 provinces.  The institute has approximately 1200 students and offers two years of instruction at grades 13 and 14, culminating in a diploma.  NIMA has three schools:  Accounting and Financial Management, Management and Administration, and Information and Communications Technology.  There are plans to add three additional schools—Disaster Management, Hotel Management and Mining Management—and an English Language Institute.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Instructors are needed immediately to teach English.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Teach 18 hours a week in an Intensive English Program (IEP).
  2. Participate in weekly professional development and training sessions: 2 hours per week.
  3. Maintain regular office hours: 5 hours per week.
  4. Maintain accurate attendance and grade records; submit these in a timely manner.
  5. Perform required administrative functions. 
  6. Adopt a learner-centered and Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) instructional approach.
  7. Teach integrated skills classes (Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking).
  8. Integrate Business English content into general English curricula to address learning outcomes.
  9. Integrate multimodal content (mostly audio and video) into instructional design and materials.
  10. Design competency/outcome-based curricula.
  11. Design formative and summative assessments,
  12. Provide students with a safe and supportive learning environment that will present multiple opportunities for personal and academic growth; 
  13. Perform other duties as assigned by the Senor Faculty and NIMA administration; 
  14. Train Afghan Teacher Trainees (ATT), who, eventually, will assume full responsibility for instructing NIMA students.

3. Qualifications:

- Essential Criteria: 

  1. An MA in TEFL/TESOL/APPLIED LINGUISTICS/SLA, or related field, with at least 3 years’ EFL and/or ESP experience teaching adults at postsecondary level;

Or

  1. An MA in Business, or related field, with at least 3 years’ EFL and/or ESP experience teaching adults at postsecondary level.

- Abilities:

  1. Ability to work as a member of a team, including proven leadership and interpersonal skills, and ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-agency environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  2. Able to structure his/her own tasks and deliver results within stipulated period;
  3. Demonstrated ability to work with, motivate and train Afghan teachers at the NIMA Institute;
  4. Willingness to work over time or weekends due to the needs of the Ministry of Education and ASDP project.

4. Reporting and Counterparts

 

The Junior Faculty in each assigned field will work under the direct supervision of Senior Faculty and will extend support and assistance to the NIMA Management through his/her daily activities.

S/he will submit an inception report that should include work plan for 12 months within two weeks after joining. The JF will submit a report before 5th of every month detailing the activities carried out with reference to the work plan. In addition he/she will also submit quarterly monitoring reports, which must be approved by the BSU-NIMA IP.

5. Duration of the Assignment:

The assignment will be initially for 12 months. After 12 months, subject to a complete performance review, availability of funding and the circumstances of the Ministry of Education prevailing at that time, an extension to the contract may be considered. 

6. Duty Station:

The duty station of the Junior Faculty will be the NIMA institute, Darul-Aman, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Note: The faculties are full time employees and will not be allowed to work in other institutes during his/her contract/assignment period.

7. Submission Guidelines:

Application:  Submit a letter of interest, a resume and the contact information for three references to: 

Dr. Kenneth Holland

Director

Center for International Development

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana, USA

(765) 285-2160

kmholland@bsu.edu

 

And

Nelum Asif

Local Deputy Director

World Bank’s Capacity Development Project
National Institute for Management and Administration

Kabul, Afghanistan

0093 (0) 787 811 507

nelumasif@hotmail.com

 

Cc:

Farid Ahmad Asakzai

Head of HR Department of Development Project

Afghanistan Skills Development Project

Ministry of Education

Kabul, Afghanistan

Email: faridahmadaskzai05@gmail.com