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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.

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Project coordinator, the social organizer is responsible to carry out community mobilization and sensitization, and manage relationships with the target communities and participants. Social organizers are primarily tasked with community mobilization and providing practical assistance in assessment and identification of the affected populations in the area; whereas project M&E have a more complex set of responsibilities including beneficiary registration and verification.

Job Requirements:

Responsibilities:

  • Social organizer will develop daily and monthly work plan and share with his/her line manager
  • He/she will identify community potential agriculture land based on the project criteria given.
  • He/she will conduct regularly visits to district programme site to monitor and assess the performance of target beneficiaries’ and provide to them project information.
  • He/she will closely work with relevant project field staff and target beneficiary  to implement the project activities and will send monthly progress report against the agreed objectives and outcomes.
  •  Facilitate input distribution including wheat seed and fertilizer, bean seed, greenhouse, and dairy processing kits to the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Conduct mobilization meetings with target communities, district government and other stockholders.
  • Document and share case studies, success stories and field visit reports as and when required.
  • He/she will carry out the post distribution, beneficiary’s survey and post harvesting survey in the field with the support with M/E team.
  • He/she will conduct nutrition education and hygiene training to famers in the target communities.
  • He/she will create Beneficiary’s complaint and feedback committee during distribution, and he/she will give beneficiaries information regarding the targeting criteria, what is being distributed, who is involved.
  • He/she will follow project beneficiary’s selection criteria for all inputs.
  • He/She will build close partnership with the target communities through regular meetings with them on appropriate intervals.
  • Conflict Resolution of likely disagreements which may emerge because of miscommunication or conflicting interests of interest groups, and timely address them.
  • Document and disseminates decisions to relevant individuals and organizations in timely manner.
  • Undertake any other duties as and when required by the line manager and/or overview manager

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education & Professional Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or other related field

Work Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ prior experience in similar role

Professional Skills, Competencies, Values and Attitudes

  • Proficiency in computer software MS Office etc.
  • Ability to deal with difficult, often challenging work situations.
  • Fluent in Dari and Pashtu (written and oral).
  • Knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses, active listener.

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

Key Skills and Competencies

Essential

  • Highly developed reporting, budget monitoring, and management skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of community development and social mobilisation.
  • Proven management ability and strong interpersonal skills – team player.
  • Problem solving and leadership skills.
  • Proficiency in the most common computer software including word processing, and excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to deal with difficult, often frustrating work situations.
  • A willingness to live, travel and work in isolated and possibly dangerous locations.
  • Gender sensitivity.
  • Sensitivity to the Islamic culture.
  • Commitment to support/develop the capacity of the national staff and of rural communities.
  • Personal integrity and a sense of humour.
  • Knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities in personal workload.
  • Knowledge of exit strategies and sustainability issues.

Desirable

  1. Knowledge of computer software MS Office etc.
  2. Ability to deal with difficult, often challenging work situations.
  3. Fluent in Dari and Pashtu (written and oral).
  4. Knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses, active listener.

Submission Guideline:

Please email a covering letter and your CV, by no later than 13 Aug 2022 to vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk , including your name and the job title in the subject line. Your covering letter should be no more than 1 standard A4 page in length and explain how you meet the essential and desirable 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. Application with no proper subject (requested above) will not be considered.

Note: Applicate only from the mentioned district (Dawlatyar) will be hired and shortlisted for further steps

Submission Email:

vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk

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