Activation Date: 01 Jun, 2021 Announced Date: 30 May, 2021 Expire Date: 08 Jun, 2021
CRS began direct operations in Afghanistan in early 2002. CRS maintains four main education offices throughout the country: Herat, Ghor, Daikundi and Bamiyan, with sub-offices in all these provinces. The CRS strategic plan for Afghanistan focuses on poverty and risk reduction, human development, and emergency response in rural areas in western and central Afghanistan. CRS works to support:
People, especially girls and women from marginalized communities, gain basic education
Poor rural and peri-urban households to have increased livelihood security
Vulnerable communities to survive shocks without long-term negative impact on their livelihoods
Since 2006, CRS has implemented a model of Community Based Education (CBE) that partners with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and local community leaders to provide access to a quality education and establish a sustainable system of education for boys and girls in remote and marginalized areas. Currently, CRS implements CBE programming in four provinces in Afghanistan: Herat, Ghor, Bamiyan, and Daikundi.
CRS Herat Office currently manages classes in Dolaina, Dawlatyar, Chaghcharan and Shahrak districts of Ghor Province. This broad geographic coverage and the central role of the Government offices and community leaders in the implementation of CBE programming requires extensive and effective coordination between CRS, Government officials, and communities, as well as widespread collaborative monitoring to ensure coverage of all implementation areas.
CRS is seeking a qualified Field Agent (FA) in Western Ghor to implement day-to-day activities on education projects that aim to provide quality education to students in Ghor Province. Project activities will serve students in Community Based Education (CBE) classes. Under the supervision of a Team leader the FA will be expected to establish and maintain relationships with beneficiary communities, work closely with shuras, and support the TL to monitor project progress. The FA will visit CRS CBE classes regularly and determine classroom needs. Under guidance from the TL, the FA will collect and document relevant project data and information for internal and external reporting purposes.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
Support to Project Implementation (60%)
- Work closely with village Shuras and community leaders to organize trainings and project activities.
- Conduct frequent monitoring visits in target classrooms.
- Listen and meet with School Shuras on monthly basis.
- Organize regular meetings with community elders, leaders, and parents to discuss CBE education activities, encourage them to send children to school.
- Communicate upcoming events to communities (workshops, exchange visits, meetings).
- Communicate community concerns to the DC, SPO and PM.
- Support DC to coordinate with DED and MoE hub school principals to support the registration and enrollment of students, submission of exam results and teacher salary payments.
- Work in coordination with other Education colleagues to promote successful handover of community-based classes to the MoE by supporting the relationship between community-based teachers, school shuras, hub schools, and DED.
- Understand and communicate CRS Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct to Shura and Teachers
- Communicate CRS Reporting Mechanisms to community stakeholders.
- Record relevant information from monitoring activities (including information from field visits, pre- and post-test results from trainings, and any informal feedback from target communities).
- Participate in staff trainings on new technical skills.
- Share field stories and photos with the Program Manager and Senior Project Officer on monthly basis for write up.
Support to Project Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) (20%)
- Collect project monitoring data.
- Utilize multiple methods to collect quantitative and qualitative data.
- Participate in project learning and reflection events.
Teamwork and Relationships (20%)
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with project participants, community leaders, and other community members.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with the project team and other CRS colleagues
- Afghan national with a grade 14 education certificates (bachelors are preferable)
- Minimum of 3 years related work experience with an NGO or government agency, ideally in the field of education for an NGO.
Required Languages – Fluent Dari speaking and writing; Basic English speaking and writing is a plus.
Travel – The position will be based in Ghor Province, Chaghcharan with frequent travel to target communities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.
- Excellent communication and good judgment with regards to problem solving.
- Strong sensitivity and respect for local cultures.
- Professional manner in dealing with community members and co-workers.
- Strong listening and interpersonal skills.
- Willingness to be trained on community mobilization, CBE policy, and other technical aspects of the education program.
- Good understanding about the role of the Shura in community mobilization.
- Ability to help community organize activities.
- Ability to work with the community and increase community participation and contribution to education projects.
- Basic computer skills in word, Excel, and power point.
- familiarity with the education system in Afghanistan.
- Bachelor’s degree in Education field.
- Minimum of 2 years of work experience in project support. Experience in the field of education and for an NGO would be a plus.
- Additional experience may substitute for some education.
- Strong familiarity with the education system in Afghanistan.
- Experience working in rural communities preferred.
- Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Team Leader (TL) Senior Project Officer, Program Manager, Field Officer (Master Trainers), MEAL Project Officer, Head of Office (HoO), and Technical Advisor (TA)
External: Project Participants, Community Leaders and other Community Members, Government Agencies, and other NGOs
Agency-wid Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
Continuous Improvement & Innovation
Accountability & Stewardship
Protection Acknowledgment: CRS prohibits all forms of abuse and exploitation towards children and vulnerable adults. As a professional candidate, you commit to adhering to the Agency’s policy on protection, rights and dignity of children and vulnerable adults and to safeguard them from abuse and exploitation as defined in CRS’ Safeguarding Policy.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
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