Human Resource Management System Development Consultant

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 3 June 2019

Job Description


The Asia Foundation (the Foundation) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. Drawing on 60 years of experience, the Foundation supports initiatives to improve governance, law and civil society; women’s empowerment; economic reform and development; sustainable development and the environment; and international relations. The Asia Foundation has offices in 18 countries throughout Asia and is headquartered in San Francisco. In Afghanistan, the Foundation supports five primary themes: Governance and Law, Women’s Empowerment, Education, Survey/Research and Knowledge Development, and Regional Cooperation.

The Foundation with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is implementing a project to support capacity building of an International University based in Kabul.

TAF is seeking for a Human Resource System Development Consultant to provide technical support on developing the current level of organizational and staff capacity among the targeted organization in the area of human resource management by providing trainings to the staff on recently developed HR manual and monitor implementation thereof.

Note: This position can be filled by an individual consultant that can deliver all the items listed in the

“Key Duties and Responsibilities and Deliverables” section.

Key Duties/Responsibilities and Deliverables


The consultant shall work very closely with TAF and IP during all stages of the project. Emphasis of overall methodology should be on actively engaging university staff and leadership during each stage so that they take ownership of the interventions and feel motivated to implement the suggested changes and ensuring sustainability of interventions going forward.

The scope of work may change required may vary based on needs of the project and below only gives outline of expected requirements. The consultant will, from time to time, be required to undertake other duties of a similar nature as may reasonably be required by his/her line manager.

Implementation Plan

The consultant shall be required to assist IP in developing implementation plan for the manuals. This will involve interaction with IP management to outline priorities and phasing out of activities based on IP’s internal assessment of its capacity

Capacity Building Interventions

The consultant shall be required to develop interactive training course material for each area of human resource manual. The trainings materials may include case studies based on actual scenarios which will help the IP staff to implement the developed policies and procedures. Further, while developing the trainings, specific consideration should be given to responsibilities of all level of staff members in processes i.e. leadership, managers and staff to assist them in fulfilling their roles going forward. Further, mechanism should be developed to assess the effectiveness of the trainings provided e.g. pre-test, post-test, feedback etc.

The consultant shall be also be required to develop/ update human resource management manuals for the IP. Further, the consultant will be required to monitor the implementation of the manual.


  • An advanced degree (Master’s level and above) in organizational development and human resource management;
  • Minimum of 07 years of experience in successfully developing capacity in the areas of human resource management is required;
  • Experience in Afghanistan and/or similar context will be an advantage;
  • Experience of working with USAID will be an advantage;
  • Experience of working with University will be an advantage
  • Excellent analytical reporting and professional English communication skills;
  • Presentation and mentoring skills; and
  • Facilitation skills with demonstrated ability in working with people from diverse backgrounds.

Interested candidates are required to apply by sending us their recent updated resume and cover letter to : by June 20, 2019

About the Organization

About The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.

Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2016, we provided $87.8 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at $9.5 million.

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