Program Assistant – Consultant

The Asia Foundation
  • Post Date: March 13, 2018
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Job Overview

About The Asia Foundation:

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 four primary themes: Governance and Law, Women’s Empowerment, Education, and Survey/Research and Knowledge Development.

Job Description:

The Asia Foundation has had a long presence on the ground in Afghanistan, from 1954 to 1979 and from 2002 to the present. With a long history of planning and implementing effective programs that benefit the country and its citizens, the Foundation maintains strong relationships with the government and civil society that have led to sustainable initiatives in governance and law, women’s empowerment, education, regional cooperation, and our signature Survey of the Afghan People, an annual nationwide opinion poll that has been carried out for over a decade.

In addition to the Survey of the Afghan People, the Asia Foundation has a number of other projects, including upcoming surveys on Afghan returnees, and Afghans living with disabilities.

Position Description

The Asia Foundation’s Policy and Research Department is seeking a Program Assistant to provide overall day-to-day assistance to program implementation. The Program Assistant is supervised by the Program Manager working under the direction of the Director of Policy and Research.



A. Assist with preparations, implementation, and dissemination of different survey projects.

B. Assist with finalization of questionnaires and participate in pilot tests.

C. Assist the program team with different administrative, financial, and procurement tasks.

D. Assist with dissemination of survey results, including book distribution for the annual Survey of the Afghan People.

E. Represent the survey department in meetings with different stakeholders, as required.

F. Liaise with different government stakeholders to obtain the required letters for different survey projects.

G. Statistical training support; STATA training and manual writing

H: Statistical support for Custom Analyses

Job Requirements:




Bachelor degree in appropriate field.



Minimum two years of practical program support and project management experience with public/private organizations, USAID, UN or INGOs; experience in international development organizations preferred;
Project and budget management experience;
Report writing experience;
Formal statistical training in STATA would be a plus
Experience working in fast-paced, dynamic, and multi-cultural office setting and under pressure and tight deadlines is highly required.


Knowledge, skills, and abilities

Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
Fluency in English, Dari and/or Pashtu in speech, writing and comprehension (translation skills from English to Dari/Pashto will be a plus)
Good interpersonal relations and ability to work with a diverse team of national and international staff and consultants
Excellent communication skills – both oral and in writing
Strong ability to follow up on own initiative
Professional report writing skills

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants should submit a copy of their CV accompanied by a detailed application letter, contact details and completed Biodata 1420 form, no later than March 26, 2018 to afghanistan.jobs@asiafoundation.org. Applications without a completed Biodata 1420 form (http://www.acbar.org/APPLICATION-FORMS/) will be automatically disqualified. Please clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

***Women are strongly encouraged to apply***

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Job Detail
  • Experience2 Years
  • GenderMale/Female
  • QualificationBachelor Degree
  • SalaryPer NTA salary scale policy
  • Contract Duration6 months (with possibility of extension)
  • Vaccancy Number007/2018
  • Number of positions1
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