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About Conflict Mitigation Assistance for Civilians (COMAC):

Blumont/COMAC provides comprehensive Victims’ Assistance (VA) services to eligible Afghan civilians and families suffering injury or loss because of the protracted conflict in Afghanistan. The program’s VA initiatives focus on Afghan civilians and dependents who have suffered the loss of a household member, physical injury, or lack of economic livelihood because of military and police operations, insurgent and terrorist attacks, IEDs, landmines, unexploded ordnance, cross-border shelling, and other violence resulting from the conflict in Afghanistan. Considering the unfolding and large-scale humanitarian crisis, since 2021, COMAC also provides assistance to civilian IDPs and vulnerable returnees, who have been displaced or forced to migrate since May 2021 due to recent conflicts.

COMAC implements its core mission of aiding civilian victims of conflict through the following modified IRs:

  • IR1: Appropriate assistance provided to victims of the conflict by effectively using all available resources.
  • IR2:  Capacity to respond to victims’ needs improved.
  • IR3: Increased awareness of victims’ assistance services.

Job Description:

BLUMONT is seeking candidates for position of Livelihood Officer to support and assist the Regional Capacity Building and outreach Director/ Livelihood Specialist and undertake the following tasks within the framework of the livelihood’s component of the project.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist the development and implementation of livelihoods assessment tools and approaches
  • Assist in developing livelihood promotion capacities within the program, partners, and at community levels to protect livelihoods.
  • Provide support to all aspects of livelihoods on the program (includes planning, budget management, implementation, and reporting).
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of livelihoods assessment tools and approaches
  • Develop livelihood promotion capacities within the program, partners, and at woreda and community levels to protect livelihoods and achieve food security
  • Assist in developing standards and systems for implementing livelihood approaches working with rural communities
  • In absence of Livelihood Manager, liaise with other NGOs, relevant Government agencies to ensure good coordination of effort, avoid duplication, share lessons and approaches for maximizing impact
  • Perform other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

Job Requirements:

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Professional technical experience matching the mentioned duties and responsibilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Law, Social Sciences, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience (3 years of experience strongly preferred) with USAID or other donor-funded development projects focused on livelihoods.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the complexity related to refugee and IDP situations.
  • Proven experience interacting with government officials in politically sensitive environments.
  • Fluency in English, Dari and Pashto required: read, write, and fluent conversation.
  • Independent self-starter, capable of following guidance and transforming it into actions.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships with national and international staff, in a multicultural environment and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to travel within project areas as required.

Travel Requirements:

  • This position may require up to 50% travel to districts or neighboring provinces.

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicant are highly encouraged to apply for this position by filling the online application form and upload their cover letters and CVs through the following link: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=4841&company=C0007749607P

Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration. Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Note: Female candidates and People with Disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply

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