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About Afghanaid:

Afghanaid is a British international NGO (www.afghanaid.org.uk) that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul, Afghanaid implements projects directly in 8 provinces and through partners in a further number of provinces and maintains a marketing and fundraising office in London. Afghanaid works in some of the most remote areas of the country and through a range of programme interventions supports development of basic services, such as water and sanitation, access roads, education facilities and other community infrastructure; strengthens livelihoods through improved natural resource management, agricultural and small enterprise development, and improved access to markets; and provides humanitarian assistance in times of emergencies. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid the respect and recognition of stakeholders as an effective and collaborative charity.Afghanaid is a British international NGO (www.afghanaid.org.uk) that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul, Afghanaid implements projects directly in 8 provinces and through partners in a further number of provinces and maintains a marketing and fundraising office in London. Afghanaid works in some of the most remote areas of the country and through a range of programme interventions supports development of basic services, such as water and sanitation, access roads, education facilities and other community infrastructure; strengthens livelihoods through improved natural resource management, agricultural and small enterprise development, and improved access to markets; and provides humanitarian assistance in times of emergencies. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid the respect and recognition of stakeholders as an effective and collaborative charity.Afghanaid is a British international NGO (www.afghanaid.org.uk) that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul, Afghanaid implements projects directly in 8 provinces and through partners in a further number of provinces and maintains a marketing and fundraising office in London. Afghanaid works in some of the most remote areas of the country and through a range of programme interventions supports development of basic services, such as water and sanitation, access roads, education facilities and other community infrastructure; strengthens livelihoods through improved natural resource management, agricultural and small enterprise development, and improved access to markets; and provides humanitarian assistance in times of emergencies. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid the respect and recognition of stakeholders as an effective and collaborative charity.Afghanaid is a British international NGO (www.afghanaid.org.uk) that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul, Afghanaid implements projects directly in 8 provinces and through partners in a further number of provinces and maintains a marketing and fundraising office in London. Afghanaid works in some of the most remote areas of the country and through a range of programme interventions supports development of basic services, such as water and sanitation, access roads, education facilities and other community infrastructure; strengthens livelihoods through improved natural resource management, agricultural and small enterprise development, and improved access to markets; and provides humanitarian assistance in times of emergencies. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid the respect and recognition of stakeholders as an effective and collaborative charity.Afghanaid is a British international NGO (www.afghanaid.org.uk) that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul, Afghanaid implements projects directly in 8 provinces and through partners in a further number of provinces and maintains a marketing and fundraising office in London. Afghanaid works in some of the most remote areas of the country and through a range of programme interventions supports development of basic services, such as water and sanitation, access roads, education facilities and other community infrastructure; strengthens livelihoods through improved natural resource management, agricultural and small enterprise development, and improved access to markets; and provides humanitarian assistance in times of emergencies. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid the respect and recognition of stakeholders as an effective and collaborative charity.Afghanaid is a British international NGO (www.afghanaid.org.uk) that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul, Afghanaid implements projects directly in 8 provinces and through partners in a further number of provinces and maintains a marketing and fundraising office in London. Afghanaid works in some of the most remote areas of the country and through a range of programme interventions supports development of basic services, such as water and sanitation, access roads, education facilities and other community infrastructure; strengthens livelihoods through improved natural resource management, agricultural and small enterprise development, and improved access to markets; and provides humanitarian assistance in times of emergencies. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid the respect and recognition of stakeholders as an effective and collaborative charity.Afghanaid is a British international NGO (www.afghanaid.org.uk) that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul, Afghanaid implements projects directly in 8 provinces and through partners in a further number of provinces and maintains a marketing and fundraising office in London. Afghanaid works in some of the most remote areas of the country and through a range of programme interventions supports development of basic services, such as water and sanitation, access roads, education facilities and other community infrastructure; strengthens livelihoods through improved natural resource management, agricultural and small enterprise development, and improved access to markets; and provides humanitarian assistance in times of emergencies. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid the respect and recognition of stakeholders as an effective and collaborative charity.Afghanaid is a British international NGO (www.afghanaid.org.uk) that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul, Afghanaid implements projects directly in 8 provinces and through partners in a further number of provinces and maintains a marketing and fundraising office in London. Afghanaid works in some of the most remote areas of the country and through a range of programme interventions supports development of basic services, such as water and sanitation, access roads, education facilities and other community infrastructure; strengthens livelihoods through improved natural resource management, agricultural and small enterprise development, and improved access to markets; and provides humanitarian assistance in times of emergencies. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid the respect and recognition of stakeholders as an effective and collaborative charity.

Job Description:

To coordinate and supervise project activities in the respective province, ensuring smooth project implementation according to the project work plan and achieving planned results.

· Providing technical support and assistance to Project Manager and the provincial team to ensure implementation according to technical standards.

· Coordination of the project activities with all relevant stakeholders, especially Community Development Councils, the Department of Women’s Affairs, and the Department of Public Health.

Key Responsibilities:

 

Management and supervision

· Advise and assist the Project Manager in planning, implementing and further developing the project components to ensure that they are technically sound, cost-effective and relevant to the target beneficiaries’ needs.

· Keep the Project Manager and relevant staff informed of any significant changes / opportunities in the local environment, problems and quality of the work.

· Develop quarterly and monthly work plans and budget planning in all the project components with support and guidance from the Project Manager and in close cooperation with other relevant provincial staff.

· Prepare quarterly and monthly procurement plans and provide technical assistance to the Operations team in procurement processes and quality control of the project materials.

· Coordinate all project activities with relevant stakeholders, including project participants, their household members, communities outside of the project, Community Development Council representatives, religious leaders, governmental departments, NGOs and other

national and international institutions and make sure the implementation is in compliance with the national, organisational and donor’s regulations and policies.

· Actively participate in sectorial meetings of government departments and meetings of other relevant stakeholders in consultation with the Project Manager.

· Assist the Project Manager in responding to enquiries of a technical nature from field staff, the government, donors and other stakeholders.

HR management

· Participate in the recruitment and technical appraisal of all relevant staff.

· Continually assess the quality of work and technical competence of all relevant field staff and ensure that capacity building needs are met through training, on-the-job coaching or other methods, as appropriate.

· Regular visits to all project sites to assess the performance of staff and quality of project implementation, and provide information, encouragement and technical support as required.

· Develop capacity building plans and conduct trainings for field staff if necessary.

· Provide logistical and technical support to external consultants and visitors monitoring the project.

· Facilitate and actively participate in staff meetings at the provincial and national level.

M&E

· Provide support, collect and consolidate monthly reports from the team and submit monthly progress reports to the Project Manager.

· Support the Project Manager and the M&E Officer in preparing quarterly and annual project reports.

· Work closely with the M&E Officer and the team to document and share case studies, success stories and field visit reports as and when required.

· Assist the project M&E Officer in monitoring the project activities.

· Carry out joint monitoring of technical aspects of the project with the representatives of different stakeholder groups and ensure field visits can happen on a regular basis.

· Perform any other duties as required.

Job Requirements:

Education/ Training

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline (statistics, social sciences, development studies or any other relevant subject), Master’s degree is desirable.

Work Experience

· At least 3 years of professional experience and Experience in women’s empowerment programmes

Professional Skills, Competencies, Values and Attitudes

· Ability to provide technical supervision and motivate the project staff, proven skills in mentoring, coaching and facilitating learning and development of staff and peers.

· Willingness, enthusiasm and experience in working with vulnerable women.

· Strong understanding of the local context and Islamic perspective on women’s rights.

· Demonstrated ability to think strategically, effectively plan, setting priorities and meeting tight deadlines; results-oriented approach to delivering work priorities.

· Strong communication, analytical and report writing skills with fluency in spoken and written Dari and English.

· Good knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office including spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and word processing

 

Specifically, the holder of this position should also demonstrate the following:

 

a. Proficiency in computer software including Accounting Packages, MS Office etc.

b. Working knowledge of budget development, monitoring & control as well as financial reporting and analysis.

c. Advanced knowledge of internal controls and donor rules and regulations

d. Ability to deal with difficult, often challenging work situations.

e. Behavioural role model for peers and fellow team members.

f. Competent to work with significant levels of autonomy and able to meet tight deadlines.

g. A results-oriented approach to delivering work priorities in personal workload,

h. Creative and innovative in conceptual and analytical thinking

i. Sensitivity to gender issues.

j. Fluent in Dari, Pashto and English (written and oral).

k. Personal integrity, sense of humour, intuitive and self-motivation

l. Knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses, active listener

Submission Guideline:

Please email a covering letter of application and your CV to vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk including the job title and your name in the subject line by 25th October 2021. Your covering letter should be no more than one standard A4 pages in length and explain how you meet the position requirements and why you feel you would be a suitable candidate for this role. Your CV should be no more than 4 pages and include 3 professional references including your current employer. The precision and style with which you present yourself in your covering letter and CV will be given significant weight in short listing candidates.

Submission Email:

vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk

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