Project Management Support - Associate (Capacity Building)

  • Added Date: Sunday, 15 May 2022
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 31 May 2022
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Background Information - Job-specific
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Project Manager, the Capacity Building Associate - internally referred to as Project Management Support - Associate (Capacity Building) - works in close collaboration with the Capacity Building Officer and provides substantive support to the overall design, coordination and delivery of capacity-building activities under the Rural component of the project.
Functional Responsibilities

  1. Planning and preparation

  2. Material development

  3. Training delivery and monitoring

    1. Planning and preparation

  4. Provide input in the development of a train-the-trainer plan and assist the Capacity Building Officer in preparing the budget for all the training to be conducted by the project team for the Facilitating Partners (FPs) for the duration of the project.

Coordinate with the thematic training specialists for each focus area and provide logistical support during training sessions, including coordination with FPs on trainee attendance, accommodation, venue, training materials, food/catering, security, pre-and-post training assessment of trainees, FP certification, etc.

2. Material development

Provide support to the Capacity-Building Officer in the development of training materials for the stated project components..

Provide support in the implementation of tools and in conducting internal evaluations/surveys to assess the capacity building of CDCs as a whole, CDC office bearers, CDC subcommittees, and women CDC members, as part of the project activities and in consultation with the thematic experts.

3. Training delivery and monitoring

Work closely with the FPs to implement the downstream training and capacity building of communities, CDCs, CDC sub-committees, mosque committees in urban areas without CDCs, etc.

Contribute to the implementation of the monitoring plan for FP downstream capacity-building of CDCs.

Support the Capacity-Building Officer in compiling lessons-learned, best practices, challenges, success stories etc. in field implementation and in updating training manuals as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


Completion of secondary education is required.

A first-level university degree (e.g. Bachelor) in Development Studies, Project Management, Sociology or other relevant discipline is an asset and may be considered as a substitute for 4 years of work experience.

Work Experience

A minimum of 6 years of experience in managing organizational development or capacity building activities from national to community level is required.

Experience working with the World Bank, UN agencies or other donor agencies, government ministries, and/or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is an asset.


Fluency in English is required.

Fluency in Pashto and/or Dari is desirable.

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground. Contract type, level and duration

This VA is open only for Afghan nationals under CTG contract modality not UNOPS ICA.
Additional Considerations

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request. Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks. Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partnersโ€™ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce โ€” a strength that helps us better understand and address our partnersโ€™ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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