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About AWEC:

AWEC is a non-political, non-profit, woman-headed national organization established in 1991 by a group of educated Afghan women in exile, who rallied together to address the lack of facilities for Afghan refugees in Islamabad and eventually Peshawar, in Pakistan. AWEC has always been involved in advocacy and awareness-raising for women and children’s rights while providing services to those who frequently fall through safety nets. In recent years, one of AWEC’s core activities has been to support women through mobilizing Afghans, from local communities to political elites, towards the goal of reducing and eventually eliminating violence against women.

Our vision in AWEC is “an inclusive and just society with sensitized and responsive public and private sector, where all women and children have access to opportunities to improve their quality of life in order to realize their full potential”.

Job Description:

Safe Space Officer has to ensure that safe space center is functioning properly in term of helping adolescent girls in crisis at the provincial level to receive needed referrals and basic support for their rehabilitation such as psycho social counselling mediation for conflict resolution with the family and advisory support in legal matters through collective community and stakeholder actions.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Greet individuals utilizing the resource space courteously and professionally (in person or by phone) determine their needs introduce them to office resources programs and services or refer for appointment with professional staff as appropriate.
  • Maintain confidentiality of visitors and/or beneficiaries and information related to requests for services; be sensitive to confidentiality needs of everyone we serve.
  • Supervise daily operations of resource center.
  • Engage visitors in on-going conversations about social justice privilege and oppression power dynamics and intersectional identities including creation and implementation of social support and educational groups that also build community and develop youth facilitation skills.
  • Attend and participate in relevant community meetings coalitions summits and conferences as needed. Maintain positive and engaging relationships with identified community partners in target area to enhance and promote cultural competency programming.
  • Maintain update and track and monitor program information such as participants expenditures and assistance type in a timely manner through various tools.
  • Document and maintain up-to-date information on services provided and funds spent.
  • Participate in meetings and attend staff trainings as required.
  • Prepare and submit program reports as needed such as Quarterly Performance Reports (QPR) and Daily Time Logs (DTL).
  • Empower beneficiaries and visitors to problem solve to achieve outcomes.
  • Promote self-advocacy and self-determination.
  • Understand and be able to articulate the mission and goals of the Resource Center.
  • Contact Program Manager in crisis or emergency situations.
  • Develop publicity plans for events and programs.
  • Maintain and update social networking sites/tools.
  • Assist with planning implementation and evaluation of Resource Center events
  • Attend events as required
  • Maintain resource libraries
  • Maintain cleanliness of resource center
  • To maintain mutual and positive relationship with target communities and work with communities to ensure community contribution and participation.
  • To liaise with relevant governmental offices at field level regarding project activities

Job Requirements:

Education & Training:

Having University degree in social sciences such as Psychology, health or Law.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years relevant experience working with Adolescent girls in any capacity.
  • Technical Skills:
  • Sympathetic and caring
  • Good communication skills
  • Mature patience and highly committed towards Women’s Rights
  • Able to write read and speak English Dari and Pashto
  • Prepared to work hard and long when needed to achieve deadlines targets and quality standards set by the project.
  • Good interpersonal skills flexible patient and able to mentor others.
  • Understanding the local language is an advantage

Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates are requested to send their applications along with their CVs to the attention of following address recruitment@awec.info

Kindly mention vacancy number and position title in your email’s subject line, otherwise you won’t be shortlisted. All shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for test/Interview.

“Being committed to diversity & equal employment opportunity we highly encourage females & people living with disabilities to apply,  all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, language, religious sect.”

Submission Email:

recruitment@awec.info

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