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Activation Date: 25 Mar, 2021   Announced Date: 25 Mar, 2021   Expire Date: 03 Apr, 2021

Job Location: Takhar
Nationality: National
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per ME Salary Scale
Vacancy Number:
No. Of Jobs: 2
City: Rustaq
Organization: Mission East
Years of Experience: At least 2-3 years’ experience of working with ING
Contract Duration: 8 Months
Gender: Male/Female
Education: • Graduate from agriculture university preferably in NRM and Forestry
Close date: 03 Apr, 2021

About Mission East:

Mission East, founded in Denmark in 1991, is an international humanitarian and development organization undertaking projects in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Nepal, Iraq, Armenia, Myanmar and North Korea.

Mission East has worked in north-eastern Afghanistan since 2002 implementing a multi-sectoral multi-donor relief and recovery programme in the provinces of Badakhshan and Takhar.  It is known for its technically competent, experienced, and dedicated staff, and for its effectiveness in reaching some of the most remote and under-served rural communities in NE Afghanistan. It has built up a strong reputation over the years for securing solid community involvement in projects. Mission East is currently one of the bigger (NGO) service-providers for water and sanitation in the north-east and is noted for the success of its model of implementation amongst other NGOs and government authorities in the region.

More information on Mission East can be found at: www.miseast.org  

(Mission East condemns all forms of child abuse and child exploitation, takes a zero-tolerance approach to all abuse and exploitation against children and seeks to ensure children are not exposed to the risk of maltreatment by its representatives.)

Job Description:

To provide technical assistance and support for program design, planning and implementation, management and evaluation of program/project activities, in support of achievement of Natural Resource Management program goals and objectives.

To ensure efficient and effective implementation of Natural Resource Management program components.
To assist in identification of target group through community development process.
To contribute to the process of planning and implementation of Natural Resource Management components (Watershed Management, Land Rehabilitation, Promotion of Renewable Energy, Formation of NRM committees, trainings on NRM design, implementation and follow up.
To mobilize project beneficiaries, community members, CDC members and other stakeholders to participate and engage in implementation and management of program activities in target communities.
To assist and support capacity building of project beneficiaries, CDC members, interested community members and local authorities on Natural Resource Management component implementation.
To contribute and support in project/program related assessment/survey/data-collection.

Key Working Relationships

The Field officer/Community mobilizers for FLR/Natural Resource Management reports to the FLR Project Manager and has dotted line-management with Regional Program management. He also coordinates Natural Resource Management activities with staff of other thematic programs, operational support units, and with project beneficiaries, community members, CDC members and local authorities. The Community mobilizers for Forestry Land Scup Reforestation (FLR) projects will lead on FLR project design and implementation of the planned interventions, and coordination of his/her activities with relevant stakeholders

Scope of the Role:

Reporting to FLR Project Management , the Community mobilizer/Natural Resource Management mobilizes project beneficiaries, community members, CDC members and other stakeholders to participate and engage in implementation and management of Natural Resource Management activities in target communities and ensures the quality of programming in line with the Missions East country strategies, vision, mission and values and/or as per donor required standards.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The Community mobilizer/Natural Resource Management accountable to fulfill his/her roles and responsibilities in line with Mission East Code of Conduct, values, principles and to report to his line manager on defined key performance indicators as follows:

Program Development(20%)

 

Contribute to the preparation of status and progress reports by providing information, preparing tables and drafting selected sections of it. Prepares background material for use in discussions and briefing sessions
Contribute in field technical need assessments, feasibility studies and design of Natural Resource Management component within cluster or other program area.
Contribute in detailed implementation plan and project documents.
Support preparation of MOUs, handover and other agreements for program components related to NRM and.
To assist in identification of target group through community development process.
To prioritize and analyze the agricultural problems in the area and give suggestion for improvement.
To ensure in program design and assessment stage environmental protection and disaster risk reduction measures incorporate into program activities.
Contribute in emergency assessment and responses in case of emergency cases for timely and effective response.
Contribute in assessments, data collection and coordination for development of new proposal.

 

Quality Program Implementation (50%)

 

Take full responsibility in implementation of Natural Resource Management component in covered districts.
Facilitate community involvement and ensure provision of community and household beneficiary contribution in the implementation of program components related to Natural Resource Management activities.
Support the development of learning materials for program components related to NRM and.
Selection of communities, introduction of awareness building, community mobilization)
Introduction, awareness building, and start community mobilization for FLR activities
Establishment of Community Based NRM and Forestry Management Associations with Provincial Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (PAIL)
Support MEAL in beneficiary selection, base-line and end line assessment and PAPAL (community reflection workshops and monitoring).
Provide technical guidance to project labors and beneficiaries.
Provide regular feedback on various implementation issues and challenges for their early resolution ensuring smooth implementation of activities.

Management (10%)

Provide technical assistance and backstopping to NRM committees and project beneficiaries.
Conduct regular visit to targeted villages and ensure project progress are made as per plan and technical instruction.
Develop a resource inventory, problems identification, setting goals and objectives (Recourse mapping, problem identification, and ranking)
Setting CBNRM zones and developing CBNRM management plan
Defining and describe the CBNRM zones, start a dialogue with main stakeholders, agree on objectives for CBNRM zone, make an action plan, Develop a budget.
Do follow up visit and monitoring of previous Natural Resource Management activities with support of targeted CDCs.
Support cluster coordinator in other program related activities and office management.
Facilitate government visits and monitoring of Natural Resource Management projects.

Program Management

Manage Natural Resource Management activities in consultation with the FLR Project Manager , Natural Resource Management program officer and program support team members.
Lead on desk review of CB-NRM operational manual, field research about tribal agreements regarding forest, and watershed landscape and vegetation resources assessment.
Lead on CB-NRM institutions establishment, formal registration, community technical need assessment, and institution technical training to build CB-NRM institutional technical and institutional capacity.
Conduct or make possible Natural Resource Management related community capacity building with support of cluster coordinator and NRM and Livelihood advisor.
Contribute in emergency response activities (assessment and implementation) with internal and external stakeholders.
Participate in district and community level meeting and emergency related events.

General:

Take additional responsibility assigned by FLR Project Manager and RPM for emergency response and other DRR/NRM/FLR related activities

Networking/Coordination: (5%)

Coordinate with other cluster key stakeholders (government and NGOs, etc.) working in program components related to NRM activities
Coordinate Project activities with implementing partners, provincial line departments, district authorities, DDAs, and CDCs.
Establish and maintain good working relationships with district authorities, Natural Resource Management committees, CDC members, and community representatives.
Represent Mission East at cluster. district and community meetings and discussion in coordination with FLR Project Manager  and RPM.

Job Requirements:

At least 2-3 years’ experience of working with INGOs in the Natural Resource Management, FLR projects managements, and  community mobilization in rural area.

Skills and competencies:

·         Knowledge of spoken and written English (desirable)

·         Good computer knowledge

·         Local social experience and knowledge

·         Commitment to humanitarian principles and rules to guide NGO actions.

·         Ability to work under stressful conditions, tight deadlines and sometimes odd hours as   required.

·         Ability to support, follow-up, encourage and supervise other staff to provide quality work and high levels of performance.

·         Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team;

·         Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment;

·         Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.

Qualification:

·   Graduate from agriculture university preferably in NRM and Forestry, with adequate knowledge in watershed management/land rehabilitation. 

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants who meet the required criteria of the position, can submit their Resume and Cover Letter to both email address: [email protected] and [email protected] and before the deadline mentioned above.
Please note (Do not attached certificates etc.)
Please mention name of the position and your name ( FSL-Community Mobilizer  # Your Name) in the subject line of your email.
The closing date for this position is 03/04/2021

Submission Email:

[email protected] and [email protected]

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