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About War Child UK:

War Child, the specialist charity for children affected by conflict. For more than two decades we’ve delivering high-impact programmes that are rebuilding lives across Afghanistan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic and Yemen. We understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solution – from reintegrating children formerly associated with armed groups and armed forces (CAAFAG) in the Central African Republic to reuniting children with their families in Afghanistan. We look forward to a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war. This is a vision that can only be realised through the collective actions of children themselves, communities and their leaders, organisations like War Child, governments and key decision makers.

Job Description:

Job Purpose

The Civil Society Capacity Building Officer will support implementation of Civil Society Strengthening component of Open Society Foundation (OSF) supported project, to be implemented by WCUK and two local partners (WASSA &CRDSA). The Officers will be based in each respective of WCUK Herat office and one in WSSA and one in CRDSA) and will report to Civil Society Capacity Building Coordinator.  S/he is expected to support effective and timely implementation of civil society strengthening component of the project that aims at building the resilience of local organization that were seriously affected by the change in government. The position holder will support partners to implement the project, conduct capacity assessment and development of capacity building plan and its implementation. Monitoring and reporting of civil society strengthening component of the project is part of his/her role.

The Duties and responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • In close coordination with Civil Society Strengthening Capacity Building Coordinator and partners contribute in developing detailed implementation plan of civil society strengthening component of the project and support implementation of the plan.
  • Conduct mapping of civil society organizations in Herat, identify potential organizations based on clear criteria for selection using WCUK tools.
  • Conduct capacity assessment of pre-selected civil society organizations and build their capacity through training and mentoring.
  • Develop contracts for selected civil society organization in close coordination with the coordinator.
  • Implement capacity building plan for selected civil society organizations and produce regular reports on progress and challenges based on agreed template.
  • Facilitate the grant transfer to selected local civil society organizations and ensure that the civil society organizations use the grant for intended purpose, monitor and prepare reports on progress and challenges regarding grant utilization.
  • Draft narrative and financial reports and submit to the coordinator.
  • Conduct regular monitoring visit to selected civil society organizations for technical support monitoring and ensure quality assurance.

Safeguarding:

  • Contribute to creating a culture committed to the safeguarding of children and adults and compliant to War Child’s Child Safeguarding and Adults at Risk Policies.

Our Values

Bold

We use our passion and creativity to deliver high quality evidence-based work designed to maximize our beneficial impact for children in conflict.

Accountable to Children

Children can rely on us to respond to their voices and to treat them with respect and dignity.

Transparent

We expect to be held to account by our supporters and beneficiaries and we respond with openness and honesty.

Committed to each other

We support each other and our partners to achieve ambitious goals and to the best we can be we are honest and open with each other, sharing our success and confronting our challenges

Job Requirements:

Person Specification

War Child in Afghanistan operates in a dynamic environment with a team of highly motivated and dedicated staff. The right candidate will share these qualities and bring effective leadership to a diverse team. The successful candidate will be creative problem solver and foster a solution-based approach to management.

Experience and mandatory criteria:

  • Bachelor Degree in social science, phycology, sociology is preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in civil society capacity building or similar role preferably in humanitarian INGOs.
  • Experience of managing grants for civil society strengthening
  • Good understanding of donor compliance and requirements for civil society grants.
  • Good understanding of civil society monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and work to deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, in particular in written English;
  • Excellent coordination, facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Proficiency in English and local languages (both written and verbal)
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

Submission Guideline:

How to apply

  • Please go to this link: https://airtable.com/shrwJZEXCi9znNRfN, fill in your information and attach your documents before the closing date – (10-Aug-2022).
  • Applications after closing date will not be accepted.
  • Please note that there is no telephonic inquiry and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for written test/interview.

Child safeguarding and Adults at Risk

Our work with children and at-risk adults to keep them safe is the most important thing we do. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in all areas of our work. We have zero tolerance for any behaviours and practices that puts children and/or vulnerable adults at risk of abuse and/or harm. Successful applicants will be expected to be compliant and sign up to our Child Safeguarding policy, our Code of Conduct and PSEA: Adults at Risk Policy. You can find the Child Safeguarding and Adults at Risk policy here: Child Safeguarding

Pre-employment checks

  • Employment with War Child will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:
  • a satisfactory police record check to include a International/National Criminal Record Check, and a clear vetting and Due Diligence check
  • receipt of three satisfactory references

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