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Advocacy Specialist-Social Accountability

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Activation Date: 01 Jun, 2021   Announced Date: 01 Jun, 2021   Expire Date: 15 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: General
Employment Type: Part Time
Salary:
Vacancy Number: 027/2021
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: kabul
Organization: Integrity Watch Afghanistan
Years of Experience: 3 years
Contract Duration: one year extendable
Gender: Female
Education: bachelor’s degree
Close date: 15 Jun, 2021

About Integrity Watch Afghanistan:

Integrity Watch is an Afghan civil society organization committed to increase transparency, accountability, and integrity in Afghanistan.

 

The mission of Integrity Watch is to put corruption under the spotlight through community monitoring, research, and advocacy. We mobilize and train communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries. We develop community monitoring tools, provide policy-oriented research, facilitate policy dialogue, and advocate for integrity, transparency, and accountability in Afghanistan.

 

Integrity Watch was created in October 2005 and established itself as an independent civil society organization in 2006. It has approximately 90 staff members and 381 Local Monitors. The head office of Integrity Watch is in Kabul with provincial programmatic outreach in Balkh, Bamyan, Herat, Kabul, Kapisa, Nangarhar, Parwan, Baghlan, and Kunduz, Paktia.

 

Integrity Watch’s work has three major components: (1) Community Monitoring, (2) Research, and (3) Advocacy. Integrity Watch tries to encourage active citizenship and community mobilization through its programs. Our community monitoring work includes development of community monitoring tools, mobilizing and training communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries.

 

Our research work is focused on policy-oriented research measuring trends, perceptions and experiences of corruption and covering wide range of corruption related issues including security and justice sectors, extractive industries, budget and public finance management, and aid effectiveness. The objective is to develop new, ground-breaking empirical research in order to set the agenda, influence decision-makers, and bring to the public attention non-documented and non-explored issues.

 

The aim of our advocacy work is to enhance Integrity Watch’s pioneering role in advocating for knowledgeable decision-making and informed public debate on corruption and integrity. Our advocacy work includes facilitation of policy dialogue on issues related to integrity, transparency, and accountability. We advocate for integrity of justice sector, access to information; budget transparency, accountability, and participation; aid transparency and effectiveness; social accountability; and other issues related to anti-corruption.

Job Description:

Job Summary

Advocacy Specialist-Social Accountability is mainly responsible to lobby for public participation and social accountability. S/he will be responsible to conduct brief research and provide policy recommendations to improve governance at local and central level.

Duties and Responsibilities

Advocacy plan and implementation

Advocate for public participation and engagement in key governance issues at local and central level;
Advocacy for public participation in the health and education sectors as well as at overall local governance structures.
Represent Integrity Watch and actively engage in Open Government Partnership as well as other platforms whose objectives are to improve public participation.
Develop, implement and update an advocacy plan on public participation and social accountability.
 Provide support to the manager advocating for social accountability, access to information; Whistleblowers protection, illicit financial flows and budget transparency;

 

Small Scale Research and Translation

Develop policy/advocacy briefs in coordination with advocacy and communications on various corruption/anti-Corruption related issues
Advocacy for the findings of researches conducted by Integrity Watch;
Translate or proofread documents into English, Dari and/or Pashto;

Event management and training

Organize conferences and workshops in Kabul and provinces
Carry out trainings for CSOs and communities;

Partnership and coalition building

Identify and develop good relation with Stakeholders from government, parliament, donors, CSOs, media, academia, etc.;
Build and maintain coalitions to do collective advocacy for the implementation of advocacy campaigns;

Project management and reporting

Carry out internal report to the line manager;
Follow-up on issues with finance, HR and logistic departments;
Produce events reports, and properly file the project documents;

Any other tasks given by the Head of Advocacy and Communications;
 

Job Requirements:

Education and experience

A Bachelor degree in political science, sociology, law or any other related field. A Master degree will be preferred.
3 years of working experience of advocacy or programme;
Excellent Knowledge and experience of working with communities;
Excellent advocacy knowledge and experience;
Excellent skills of report writing;
Experiences of event management and conducting workshops and conferences;
Ability to translate documents in English Dari and/or Pashto;
Excellent computer skills of Ms, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and outlook;
Ability to develop relations with government, donors and CSOs;
Result-oriented and able to deliver within tight deadlines;
Willing to work overtime if requested by Integrity Watch management;
Ability to follow instructions;

Submission Guideline:

Please apply by sending a CV and a cover letter that outlines how your experience and education relate to the skills and experience outlined in the Terms of Reference to: [email protected] In the e-mail subject line please write “Advocacy Specialist-Social Accountability “and your name.

 

The deadline for application is 15 June  2021. However, interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received.

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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