Re-Announced Senior Community Governance and Livelihood Officer

SCA VACANCY

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) invites all qualified candidates to apply for the following position. SCA actively promotes and encourages Women and People with Disabilities to apply

Title of Position:

Re-Announced Senior Community Governance and Livelihood Officer

Job Number:

HRM/MRMO 42-19

Duty Station:

Mazar Regional Management Office (MRMO)

Number of Positions:

One (Male/Female)

Status:

The position is Open-Ended

Remuneration:

Salary and Benefits are according to Internal SCA salary scale                                         

Non-monetary Benefits for Women:

Transportation close to residence and work, child nursery at workplace, safe travel facilities and companion to field trips, female association membership, trainings and capacity building

Announcement Date:

03-Feb-2020  

Closing Date:

16-Feb-2020

SCA Background

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been working in Afghanistan since 1982, presently managing development Programmes concerning Health, Education, Rural Livelihoods and Community Governance, with a total annual budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,500. During the last 10 years SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development. SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities and experience without regard to age (18-65 years), ethnicity, religion, marital status, gender, or physical disability.

Scope of work:

Scope of work: Under direct supervision of the Rural Development Project Manager, the CGLP Senior Officer is responsible for supporting the professional and efficient implementation of field level livelihoods activities, capacity building of RDP staff, CDCs, District Governor Offices (DGOs) and Business Associations and local Authorities. The CGLP Senior Officer supervise field staff for planning of activities. He /She maintains close cooperation with the targeted local communities, district manager and local authorities and line departments, mobilize to take active part in the planning and implementation of activities as well as will take necessary steps to improve community governance when it comes to linkages, communications, joint visits and networking.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from recognized college or university in social science, management, Business Administration, Economics, Agriculture and other relevant degree with related professional field.
2-5 years’ relevant experience, especially within an NGO, UN agencies or similar organization.
Documented familiarity of rural Livelihood, community driven development projects, community governance and trainings at grass root and higher level.
To have a good supervisor, monitoring, analytical and troubleshooting skills.

Computer skill at operator level, especially with MS Office packages.
Fluency in English and Pashto, both written and spoken
Interpersonal and communication skills
Supervisory, team worker, analytical, and troubleshooting skills
Experience of planning, reporting and budgeting
Ability and willingness to travel to the project sites within Afghanistan and adjust to SCA environment.
Honest, proactive and well mannered.
Familiarity with the Eastern region where SCA operates
Ready to work, live and travel in an intricate and strenuous environment
To be an Afghan citizen

Main Responsibilities:

Community Governance: ·

Develop a public outreach plan for target groups to improve linkages and communication between CDCs and other community-based organizations (CBOs);
Facilitate and coordinate the interventions of Coordination meeting among DGO, DDA and Head of CDCs and other CBOs, CDCs conducted accountability event to ensure transparency;
Assess the relevance ofthe training activities, the effectiveness of interventions, and their appropriateness in light of changing circumstances and the needs to add quality to the work being accomplished and propose adjustments to the training and coaching activities when necessary;
Provide technical assistance at district level field staff to contribute in the revision, development and implementation of community governance intervention in all phases of the project and helps develop, maintain, and follow the indicators set in the Strategic Plan for community governance;
Be part of the proposal approval committee;
Develop capacity development plan, communication, linkages, advocacy strategy, for district governor office and other target groups;
Follow up and improve the Capacity Development Plan (CDP) for DGOs and adequate coordination with local government authorities in the targeted districts;
Invent and follow up of DGOs business process in close working with DGOs different units which will enable Local authorities to become more accountable and able to respond to the demands of local communities; and
Reflect case studies and success stories from the field.

Livelihood:

Undertake the baseline survey process, develop data collection tool for the measurement of project implementation impact during mapping the end-line.
Maintain training data (qualitative and quantitative) and do analysis regularly to make sure planned activities and trainings improve skills and knowledge of the target groups.
Assist in the development of assessment tools for the identification of potential value chains.
Responsible to conduct value chain assessments in the target areas and compile the collected information for the project manager use.
Develop training module, conduct and facilitate training and workshops for the project staff, CDCs and local authorities as per the workplan and training need assessment result.
Develop a public outreach plan for target groups to improve linkages and communication between CDCs and other community-based organizations (CBOs).
Coordinate the implementation of the livelihood interventions in the project areas.
Conduct regular field visit, troubleshooting, monitor and supervise social organizers training and provide regular feedback for program improvement.
Provide technical support to the implementation of livelihoods activities.
Document lessons learnt from implementation and actively contribute to revision of guidelines and manuals.
Assist the Project manager at the stage of developing annual workplan, budget and result framework and implementation of annual work plans and M&E plans.
Ensure that SC livelihoods interventions supports the target community diversify their incomes sources in a sustainable manner.
Ensure that after SCA exit, a long-lasting livelihoods project will remain in target communities.
Develop a monitoring system to ensure goals and objectives specifically in livelihoods interventions are achieved within the given timeframe and approved budget.
Prepare and submit annual and/or quarterly purchase plan and follow up the timely delivery of inputs.
Prepare project reports as required by the supervisors in a timely manner.
Oversee implementation of project activities and ensure that project targets and grant objectives are met.
Ensure that the Gender Equality (GE) is integrated as an effective crosscutting theme into the project activities.
Assist Project Manager in development and implementation annual work plans and M&E plans pertaining to livelihoods activities.
Visit project sites to track progress and ensure proper implementation of project activities.
Document project activities, project updates, future plans, success stories, achievements, best practices and lessons learned.
Effective communication with project staff to ensure staff understand their roles and responsibilities and are able to successfully perform their duties.
Ensure that organizational security measures and directives are integrated into livelihoods activities.
Assist project in the selection of beneficiaries and supervise data collection; and
Ensure that proper community development practices and "Do No Harm" practices are incorporated and upheld throughout the planning and implementation of the project.

Application Procedures:

Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience;
To apply online please send your application / CV to vacancies.nrmo@sca.org.af               
Subject line must be: (Re-Announced Community Governance & Livelihood Officer / MRMO 42-19) otherwise your application may not have considered.      
Candidates may also submit applications by letter (hard copy) directly to the SCA HRM Unit in either Kabul, Ghazni, Kunduz, Wardak, Taloqan, Mazar-e-Sharif, Laghman or Jalalabad;
Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for interview.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.

Job number:

HRM/MRMO 42-19

Duty station:

Mazar Regional Management Office (MRMO)

Application deadline:

16 February 2020