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About Save the Children:

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

•            No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

•            All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

•            Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

SCI – Afghanistan

Save the Children has worked in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers

Job Description:

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

Save the Children is an international independent non-governmental, non- profit, organisation founded in 1919. We work in over 120 countries worldwide. We are the world’s leading independent organisation for Children. Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children has worked in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers.

The Social Organizers with support from Project officers and assistants will implement the livelihood and DRR activities planned under Save the Children’s CBED II grant. The post holder along with livestock assistants and other project team will closely work with project beneficiaries to provide beneficiaries with capacity building and livelihood assistance.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: FSL Officer

Staff reporting to this post:

Direct: 00

Indirect: 00

Budget Responsibilities: Not Applicable

Role Dimensions: The post holder will establish good working relationship with project stakeholders such as department governments, UN agencies, and community members.

Job Requirements:

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :

The main areas of accountability and responsibility of this post is to implement the livelihood & DRR components of Save the Children’s CBED II grant in designated province (Sar-r-Pul). Details are below.

Mobilize the target communities to project intervention procedures and policy and to inspire them to actively play their role in the promotion of project aims.

In close collaboration and coordination with field officers:

Mobilize the community using participatory and developmental approaches in understanding enterprise and marketing concept.
Conduct orientation meetings in respective villages about the project including enterprise development and preparation of Producer groups’ formation in the coomunities.
Inspires the sense of contribution (community mobilization) participation and self-reliance in the target communities development and implementation of community mobilization plan.
Establishing and developing  good mutual understanding cooperation and trust between government authorities, SCI other agencies private entities and the target communities;
Be part of baseline surveys on community market survey any other survey that requires their contribution and support.
Working directly with community groups to continue to change their attitudes towards enterprise.
Working with the community to identify existing and potential Income Generating/marketable Activities including establishment of markets for micro /small scale enterprise products. Involving the communities in the choice and designing of income generating activities
Work with stakeholders family and community for acceptance of women in vocational and technical trade to increased freedom of movement and greater access to the job market.
Facilitating Small scale enterprise development skills and developmental trainings on leadership coordination group dynamics basic marketing Business plan Basic accounting on book keeping cash flow and financial statements.
Select the beneficiaries for the project together with the communities based on vulnerabilities and needs.

Participate in reviews and evaluations.

Collect community mobilization and training data and assists in data analysis and interpretation and report development

In close collaboration and coordination with field officer:

Monitor progress of the project in the field and report to the supervisor
Create recording system at community level encouraging community ownership and sustainability- Producer Associations Vocational skills beneficiaries and other enterprise activities in the region
Capacity building and supervision of Vocational Trainers. Collect all information sheets (beneficiary lists registration forms distribution lists and others)  and submit them on a timely basis in order to ensure prompt data entry
Maintain a good relationship with the other members of the team including performing any other tasks/duties as required.

 

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning

  • Ensure that all projects are equipped with MEAL systems like quality benchmarks,  billboards,  posters to exhibit MEAL messages for activities
  • Ensure action plans from quality monitoring and accountability systems are generated and implemented in timely manner collaboration with MEAL team
  • Contribute to generation of lessons through finalizing issues for Operations Research and participating in lessons learnt workshops and provide report.
  • Ensure that projects are reported against the M&E Plan

 

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

 

Submission Guideline:

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form, they can also attach their CV and cover letter in the online system. Please note that only the applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=220008MG&tz=GMT%2B04%3A30&tzname=Asia%2FKabul

Applicants can login to the online application system by copying and pasting the following link intro their web browser. Returning users will need to enter their username and password, first time users will need to create a user account.

It is recommended that you save your username and password for future job applications through the online system.

Save the Children International provides an equal employment opportunity and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

“Save the Children strongly encourages applications from women. Minimum country requirements for potential female applicants will be followed.”

Save the Children International provides an equal employment opportunity and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

“Save the Children strongly encourages applications from women. Minimum country requirements for potential female applicants will be followed.”

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