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Job Ref: 26950 – Database Administrator position with Ministry of Education MoE in Kabul

Program: The GPE Program proposal has been developed through an intensive consultative process led by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and involving large number of stakeholders from the MoE, Ministry of Finance (MoF), development partners and civil society organizations. The Human Resource Development Board (HRDB), the equivalent of the Local Education Group (LEG) in Afghanistan, played a major role in the management and coordination of the process. The proposal was submitted to the GPE Board of Directors in September 2011, and after thorough analysis, it was approved to be funded on 15 December 2011.

The program consists of an integrated package of four GPE Priorities that are mutually reinforcing, have their strategic origins in the EIP and offer opportunities to build on previously successful experiences.

They include:

1. Strengthening community and local mobilization and governance systems at the local level;
2. Expanding and reinforcing multiple pathways to education;
3. Increasing the number of qualified female teachers in areas with high gender disparities; and
4. Streamlining policy and administrative systems in the MoE.

The GPE Program will adopt a convergence approach, meaning that all four of the program priorities will be implemented in the same districts for maximum impact. Strategies such as community and social mobilization; relations and links between social mobilizes and NGOs, a common policy framework to strengthen MoE capacity will all be mutually reinforcing.
Target Locations: The target locations are 40 districts in 13 provinces throughout Afghanistan with (i) low education indicators (particularly in relation to gender), (ii) difficult access (rural, remote, underserved, low economic indicators) and (iii) insecure conditions.

The overall objective is to increase and sustain equitable access to education. The focus is on primary and basic education. The strategic objectives address the most critical challenges in the sector, that are; (i) low access rates in primary education, (ii) the need to overcome traditional obstacles to enrolment through alternative approaches, (iii) the need to take affirmative action in favor of girls education, and (iv) the need to continue to build the capacity of the MoE to deliver quality education services.