Human Resource Management System Development Consultant

Location: Afghanistan
Deadline: July 20, 2017

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.

The Foundation with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is implementing an 18 month project to support capacity building of an international university based in Kabul. The Foundation is seeking a Human Resource System Development Consultant to provide technical support for developing the current level of organizational and staff capacity among the targeted organization in the areas of human resource management by developing respective manual and providing training to university staff.

Key Duties/Responsibilities and Deliverables

General

The consultant will work very closely with the Foundation and university 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 based on needs of the project and below is only an 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.

Capacity Building Planning

The consultant will be required to identify process universe for human resource management function, obtain understanding of current processes and confirming the staff training needs. Further a baseline study needs to be carried out against select KPIs based on which performance of university can be monitored going forward.

Deliverables

The key deliverables for this area will be a Capacity Building Plan outlining:

  • Methodology for executing Capacity Building Plan
  • Timelines for proposed interventions
  • Process universe for human resource management functions
  • Table of contents for human resource management manual
  • Training-needs assessment including list of training sessions required and course outline
  • Baseline study report outlining the current status of agreed indicators

Capacity Building Interventions

The consultant will be required to develop interactive training course material for each area of human resource management based on training-needs assessment. Training will include case studies based on actual scenarios (including standard templates) which will help the university staff to implement the developed policies and procedures. Further, while developing the training, 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. Mechanisms should also be developed to assess the effectiveness of the training provided e.g. pre-test, post-test, feedback etc.

The consultant will be also be required to develop/update human resource management manuals for the university. The processes/manuals need to evolve as a result of interactions between consultant and staff which requires consultant working directly with the university staff.

Deliverables

The key deliverables for this area are the following:

  • Training materials on human resource management function
  • Provision of training to university staff
  • Human resource management manual for the university

Sustainability

Consultant needs to work closely with university staff to ensure that the skills imparted to target organization staff are retained going forward. In this regard, a detailed sustainability plan will be prepared to outline methodology and level of effort required by the Foundation to support university in maintaining the gains made. The key deliverable for this area will be a sustainability plan.

Qualifications

  • An advanced degree (master’s level and above) in organizational development, human resource management, or a related field;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in successfully developing capacity in the areas of human resource management is preferable;
  • Experience in Afghanistan and/or similar context required;
  • Excellent analytical reporting and professional English communication skills;
  • Facilitation, presentation and mentoring skills; and
  • Excellent facilitation skills with demonstrated ability in working with people from diverse backgrounds.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV by July 20, 2017 to afghanistan.jobs@asiafoundation.org with the position title listed in the subject line. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please.