Activation Date: 20 May, 2021 Announced Date: 20 May, 2021 Expire Date: 03 Jun, 2021
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) was established in 2001 under the Bonn Agreement. Until the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, as a government institution for advocacy and coordination, it was dedicated to plan, implement, and monitor programs within its strategic plan and national and international commitments. With the support of the leadership from the GoIRA, other governmental institutions, and non-governmental organizations, particularly, in the past five years, according to its “activities procedure”, it becomes a policy-making ministry and have brought significant changes in the life of Afghan women.
With the changes in the leadership of the ministry in 2020 and the commitment of the president of the GoIRA, it became an executive institution in addition to policy making. The initial steps to improve the quality and effectively address women’s issues taken to improve its plans and organizational structure through evaluation and consultation with women, domestic and foreign elites considering social, economic, cultural, financial and political aspects. Based on the consultations, a Deputy for Women Economic Empowerment was established in the structure of the Ministry of Women Affairs.
Objectives of the Ministry
The goal(s) of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) are effectiveness and quality in all national and local programs, empowerment of women at national level through, participation, coordination, and evaluation for balanced and effective development with national values.
Women Economic Empowerment-Rural Development Project (WEE-RDP) is a flagship national initiative of the GoIRA and part of the Sustainable Economy Growth pillar of MOWA, which intends to increase social and economic empowerment of rural poor women in selected communities during a five-year project. It would work in 5000 villages in all 34 provinces across Afghanistan in close collaboration with Citizen Charter (CC) and assuring convergence with other MoWA projects, NHLP project of MAIL, Access to Finance project (TUP) of World Bank, etc. The project will work closely work with Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) and other stakeholders from financial sector to promote access to finance in selected rural areas.
Summary of Duties
The overall responsibility of the Community Mobilization Institutions Development Specialist (CMIDS) is to provide technical assistance, guidance and training support for establishing, developing and strengthening community institutions (Self Help Groups and Village Saving and Loan Association) in the target areas of the Program. S/he has the responsibility for all the community institutions development aspects of the program and provide timely advice to the CMID Head, beneficiaries and other stakeholders. S/he will support CMID team at Regional and District CMID staff for promoting SHGs and VSLAs. CMIDS will be working under the guidance and supervision of CMID head based at PMO, Kabul.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Review and finalize the operational guideline for promoting SHGs by integrating local context experiences e.g. forming, nurturing and federation of SHGs.
- Review and finalize the operational guideline for promoting VSLAs by integrating local context experiences e.g. maturity assessment of SHGs and federation of SHGs to VSLAs
- Finalize the social mobilization manual for promoting of community institutions (SHGs and VSLAs)
- Works closely with Training unit to refine SHGs and VSALs capacity enhancement material according to need of the province as well as impart and/or organize required trainings/skills.
- Provide technical support to field level CMID team especially the district coordinators and social organizer.
- Perform any other duties and responsibilities as assigned by WEE-RDP senior management.
- Design and Implementation:
- Provide technical input to the development of annual work plans for CMID component and oversee the preparation of documentation in support of annual work plans accordingly (including letters of agreement, budgets, TORs, and schedules of payment);
- Support the delivery of the work plan and its outputs through CMID officers at Central, Regional and District level and partners;
- Analyze and monitor progress with implementation of activities and report/advise the Head of CMID on timely corrective actions for proper project delivery;
- Identify new areas of support and facilitate implementation of new initiatives;
- Ensure, in close consultation with Head of CMID, the effective application of Result based Management (RBM) tools, elaboration and implementation of coherent work plans, project and program documents, preparation of quarterly, six monthly and annual progress reports
- Ensure compliance of WEE-RDP operation manual.
- Conduct Training need assessment of all the CMID officers and facilitate capacity building on program components by engaging suitable resource person/agency within 3 months of the project initiation.
- Design, coordinate and/or deliver tailor made trainings on institutional development and annual training plan
- Ensure that all the CMID officers are trained on the components and delivering the same at the filed locations.
- Act as the resource person for capacity building activities and undertake liaison with key stakeholders on technical issues to support of the project;
Monitoring and Evaluation:
- Visit to Regions and Districts to monitor the work progress and provide action taken report to Head of CMID.
- Responsible for providing technical inputs in monitoring, reporting and evaluation of all institutional reform and development activities in WEE-RDP.
- Monitor the work progress of all CMID officers and provide technical support so that the performance of staff is enhanced.
- Work closely with the WEE-RDP’s M&E and MIS department to ensure that monitoring and evaluation data for Project component are delivered in a timely manner and in an appropriate format. Any discrepancy on the progress to be reported immediately to Head.
- Contribute to the identification of risks and issues at District level.
- Provide timely inputs to WEE-RDP reports on implementation, the achievement of outputs as well as contribute to reporting on progress towards outcomes and impact;
- Promote information sharing and coordination with other components WEE-RDP.
- Bachelor degree with 5 years in public management or public administration, governance or related social science fields.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in programming and providing technical assistance, preferably in governance and project management
- Experience in capacity building would be an asset;
- Work experience in Afghanistan will be an asset and/or elsewhere in the region will be advantageous.
- Solid community institution development background and understanding of the concept.
- Experience in implementing community institution development project is highly desirable
- Effective presentation and report-writing skills; strong analytical and strategic skills as well as good written and oral communications skills.
- Ability to travel WEE-RDP targeted provinces
- Ability to determine and to review priorities and to meet deadlines
- be computer literate and familiar with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power point and MS outlook, and proficient with the internet.
Fluent written and spoken English;
Knowledge of Dari or Pashtu is an advantage.
While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are short listed you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test .
Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position ,whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced.
NOTE; THIS POSITION IS ONLY FOR FEMALE
Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (047/021/HR/WEE-RDP/MoWA) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is highly committed to increase women’s participation in government sector therefore women are highly encouraged to apply.