Technical Director, Management Quality

  • Posted on 15 March 2019
  • Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Closing on 14 April 2019

Job Description

Project Description

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Technical Director, Management Quality.

Position Description:

The Technical Director, Management Quality position will oversee and ensure the technical excellence of all activities relating to institutional growth and systems to promote excellence. This includes working with the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and with specified public universities to further university financial autonomy, within the parameters of the current decentralization efforts made under the Ministry; assist the MoHE with policy, regulations, and other reforms designed to strengthen the enabling environment for university excellence. He or she will establish, strengthen, and maintain Centers of Innovation or Centers of Excellence that foster innovation, leadership, institutional development, and student engagement. He or she will also maintain and expand university Career Centers, to equip students with the soft skills, contacts, support to find internships, mentorship, apprenticeships, on-the-job training opportunities, jobs, and entrepreneurship support. He or she will promote mechanisms designed to initiate and sustain university-to-university relationships, such as departments of external relations and partnerships, and promote institutional strengthening at the highest levels at public higher education institutions in Afghanistan.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in the education or technical vocational field preferred.
  • At least eight years’ experience of which at least five years of experience working in institutional strengthening, partnership development, and private sector engagement in a post-secondary environment.
  • Must have at least five years of progressively more responsible supervisory work experience of technical staff.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of ongoing labor market in Afghanistan, policies related to higher education, and its relationship to learning outcomes in higher education settings in Afghanistan or similar settings.
  • Experience organizing and conducting trainings and workshops.
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English required; fluency in Pashto and Dari preferred.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work and are subject to modification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please visit FHI 360’s Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

About the Organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

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