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Assess, Transform, Reach is a development consulting firm which specialises in socioeconomic research, monitoring, evaluation & learning (MEL), polling, capacity development and strategic advisory. Since its founding in 2012, ATR has implemented more than 200 projects and conducted activities across 20 countries for client such as the United Nations, governments (Afghanistan, USA, France), multilateral donors (World Bank, ADB), development contractors, international and local NGOs, and the private sector. ATR provides services in sectors ranging from public health and education to subnational governance, migration and economic development. While the core of its operations remains in Afghanistan, ATR has also opened offices in Mali and the UAE to support its expansion.

ATR is currently recruiting for 3 positions:

  • Research & Business Development Officer
  • Translator (English-Pashtu)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Research & Business Development Officer

Duration of contract: 12 months renewable (3-month probation period)

Duty station: Kabul, Afghanistan

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Assess, Transform, Reach Consulting (ATR) is looking for Research and Business Development Officers to be based in Afghanistan and to participate in the entire life-cycle of its projects. Their responsibilities fall in three main categories:

  • Proposal development in response to tenders;
  • Strategic marketing, development of new products and outreach to new clients;
  • Research, project implementation and support to the management team.

In terms of business development, the Research and Business Development Officers lead the development of proposals in response to tenders. This involves the design of the project methodology and development of a detailed project budget, as well as the identification of experts for the project. The Research and Business Development Officers work closely with a team of Junior Business Development Officers and are responsible for delegating responsibilities, coordinating inputs, and supervising the output of the Junior BD Officers.

The Research and Business Development Officers also participate in the strategic positioning of ATR for unsolicited proposals. They follow progress in the humanitarian, development and governance sectors and identify opportunities to market ATR’s capabilities in research, monitoring, evaluation & learning (MEL) and strategic advisory. This includes the development of concept notes, outreach to potential partners and clients and other activities designed to enhance ATR’s public profile, such as the upkeep of the ATR website.

On the research side, Research and Business Development Officers support the Afghan management team, conduct analysis of existing literature, contribute to the development of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, analyse collected data, draft and edit reports, assist with presentations, and contribute to the setup of new systems and processes to improve service delivery and quality assurance. They follow developments in the fields of humanitarian and development assistance and work to ensure that ATR’s research methods remain in line with best practices. They may also be asked to support project implementation through contribution to coaching sessions for capacity development projects.

In both of their capacities, Research and Business Development Officers interface regularly with clients.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and their resume to recruitment@atr-consulting.com with the subject line: Research & Business Development Officer Application.


ATR is recruiting freelance Translators

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and their resume to jobs@atr-consulting.com with the subject line: Translator Application.

Terms of Reference

Duration of contract: 12 months renewable (3-month probation period)

Duty station: N/A (Freelance)

ATR Consulting is looking for freelance Translators who are fluent in both English and Pashtu to support our operations in Afghanistan.

Responsibilities:

  • Translating data collection tools, guidelines, training materials, and official letters from English to Pashtu;
  • Translating documents and data collected in the field from Pashtu to English;
  • Developing lexicons on specific topics and ensuring that translations are standardized and clear to the targeted readers;
  • Reviewing translations to ensure they accurately reflect the original documents;
  • Delivering translating documents on time.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Graduate of at least 12th class. Preference will be given to English Literature Department graduates;
  • 3 years working experience in Translation field;
  • Fluency in English and Pashtu (speaking and writing);
  • Excellent computer skills with advanced MS Office and Excel.

Application:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and their resume to jobs@atr-consulting.com with the subject line: Translator Application. Please do not attach any certificates.


ATR is recruiting a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and their resume to recruitment@atr-consulting.com with the subject line: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Application

Terms of Reference

Duration of contract: 12 months renewable (3-month probation period)

Duty station: Kabul, Afghanistan

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

ATR Consulting is looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to work as part of the M&E and research teams in Afghanistan. We are seeking a professional that has strong experience with questionnaire design, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis. The candidate will have excellent writing skills, strong M&E knowledge, and the organizational skills requisite to manage M&E and research projects. S/he will present ATR’s capabilities to clients, and build relationships with them. S/he will identify services and products adapted to client needs.

The Role:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will work in a cross-cutting role, which includes work in the Research Unit, Capacity Building Unit, and the Business Development Unit. The M&E specialist is responsible for providing M&E support and expertise on ATR projects. In addition, the M&E specialist is responsible for developing ATR staff members’ capacity in specific areas of M&E, in coordination with the M&E Manager.

The M&E specialist will be evaluated based on the quality of the support delivered to ATR Project Managers, investment in sharing sector-specific knowledge, results in building ATR staff members’ capacity, as well as his/her contributing to the overall development of ATR’s approach to M&E.

Responsibilities (approximately 70% of workload):

  • Designing research methodology and sampling strategies;
  • Designing qualitative and quantitative data collection tools;
  • Design and review of logframes and indicators;
  • Providing advisory support to clients, lead training sessions on M&E as part of capacity development projects, facilitate Theory of Change workshops;
  • Performing quantitative and qualitative analysis;
  • Leading report writing, and presenting findings to clients;
  • Providing technical inputs for proposal development.

Cross-cutting responsibilities (approximately 30% of workload):

  • Building individual expertise on M&E through courses and training, plus any thematic specialism relevant to ATR’s work;
  • Systematically building the capacity of Research Officers, Research Team leaders, and Project Managers in areas relating to M&E, mentoring and peer-reviewing their work, providing regular feedback and guidance;
  • Testing various methods of data collection, data entry and analysis, supporting the Senior M&E specialist in developing new products or new approaches;
  • Developing and improve existing systems for M&E, and institutionalizing best practices for ATR.

Required skills and experience:

  • Master’s degree in development, economics, statistics, political science, or related field;
  • At least 2 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably with project formulation and implementation in conflict or post-conflict environments;
  • Experience working overseas for an international organisation;
  • Strong coordination skills, with ability to handle multiple activities concurrently, work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Excellent written and oral English skills;
  • Proficient in database management, and Microsoft Office programs;
  • Experience with questionnaire design, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis;
  • Proficient with quantitative data analysis programs (STATA, SPSS, or R);
  • Strong understanding of quantitative analysis including impact evaluation methodologies.

Application:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and their resume to recruitment@atr-consulting.com with the subject line: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Application


Other opportunities:

ATR is entering a new phase of expansion across sectors and internationally and is seeking talented and energetic professionals to be part of this development.

We value candidates who are eager to learn from the environment they work in, have strong interest in the regions ATR operates in, are willing to invest in the development of ATR and wish to build a career within the organization.

Any interested candidate can submit their CV and cover letter at recruitment@atr-consulting.com