Expert on Vocational Training for Visually Impaired in special Education and inclusive education (Expatriate)

Organization:             ASDP-/DMTVET/MOE

Location:                    Kabul

Duration:                   1 Year

Vacancy Number:     PP, Ref#DMTVET/C-15

No of Post:                 (1)

Sex:                             Male/Female

Nationality:                International

Salary:                        competitive Salary

Date Announced       06-Feberury-2014

Closing Date              05- March-2014

 

1. Background

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received a grant from the International Development Agency (IDA) for the Afghanistan Second Skills Development Project (ASDPII). The said project aims to increase the potential for employment and higher earnings of graduates from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools and institutes through improvements in the skills delivery system. The said project consist of four main components, strengthening of the TVET institutional system, Improving performance of TVET Schools and Institutes, Improving Teacher Competencies, and Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation and Public Awareness.

Under this project, several institutes have received ASDP fund and seen tremendous changes and reforms for the last two years of which Blind School (BS) is one of these institutes. The BS is located in Darul-Aman road, near to cure hospital at Kabul city.

 

2. Summary of the Position:

Based on Training Need Assessment (TNA), it shows that, the BS is in dire need of conducting and organizing vocational training for BS staff/students particularly for visually impaired in order to change their developing skill and assure sustainability to the system, so by this way, they will easily find and secure a job in the market.

Therefore an international expert for 12 months is required, including 3 months probation period, to train the current staff on conducting vocational training for Visually Impaired (VI).

The package is included (salary will be according to the skill and expertise, accommodation transportation pickup and drop) 

 

3. Duties and Responsibilities in two ways special and inclusive education:

  1. To design and prepare training material for trainee, and adopt system on how to develop the capacity of blind students in vocational skill at the school, in special and inclusive system;
  2. Training teachers who  are working in Vocational skill and master professional sighted and blind
  3. To develop a curriculum for different vocational skills and training material;
  4. To support the exists vocational skill at the blind school for future activities and recommend alternatives and ways on how to expanded ;
  5. To share experience from other countries about vocational training skill for visually impaired students;
  6. Introduce new skill for Blind which are not productive, but study such as ( reception, beauty polar, business, managements, physiotherapy and other
  7. To develop standard for exist vocational skill based on need of the market;
  8. To identify start points for starting vocational skills for student with VI
  9. To give guidance if the students study at ordinary school how to support that the blind student get services of vocational skills.
  10. Any other tasks may assigned by Blind School Coordinator;

 

  1. Qualifications and Experience
  2. At least a bachelor’s degree in Special/inclusive education or relevant field; (Master level degree would be an advantage);
  3. At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in conducting vocational training for visually impaired trainee;
  4. Teamwork: Proven leading and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-agency environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  5. Ability to handle effectively multiple tasks without compromising the quality, team spirit and constructive working relationships with all colleagues.
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English,
  7. Ability to actively seek and improve services, offer new and different options/initiatives to solve problems/meet client needs, promote and persuade others to consider new ideas.
  8. Demonstrated ability to work with, motivate and train Govt. staff; and commitment to perform any other related tasks as may be assigned by a supervisors and other authorities;
  9. Time flexibility, the expert may required to work over time or weekends due to needs of the school or coordinator of BS;

 

5. Reporting and Counterparts

The Expert will work under direct supervision of BS Coordinator and will extend support and assistance to the ASDP project manager on his/her daily activities.

The Expert shall submit a report before 5th of every month detailing the activities carried out with reference to work plan. In addition he/she will also submit quarterly monitoring reports

 

6. Duration of the Assignment:

The assignment will be initially for 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance at the end of the first 3-months probationary period. 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. 

 

7. Duty Station:

The duty station of this position will be Blind School, Darul-Aman, beside American University and Cure Hospital, Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

8. Application Submission details:

Interested expatriate are requested to send their applications and CVs via e-mail:

To:

Mr, Farid Ahmad Asakzai

Head of HR Department/ASDP Project

Address: Deputy Ministry of Technical Vocational Education and Training, Dehbori, behind of Music School, Ministry of Education, Kabul, Afghanistan

Email: faridahmadaskzai05@gmail.com