Activation Date: 02 Jun, 2021 Announced Date: 02 Jun, 2021 Expire Date: 15 Jun, 2021
About CTG-MDC (Mine Detection Center):
As part of UNMAS’ effort to further support national NGOs on the difficult issue of humanitarian negotiations, UNMAS aims to provide five national NGOs with dedicated personnel trained on humanitarian principles and equipped with access negotiation skills.
The HMA AO will be under the direct supervision of the designated National Demining NGO. The HMA AO will work with the national IPs to plan and execute access negotiations for specific projects, in addition to developing a broader access strategy for the MAPA and making progress towards a jointly developed access action plan in close consultation with UNMAS.
The aim of this position and this project is to:
- Increase the chances of successful project delivery through the reduction in barriers in the most difficult and vulnerable areas of the country;
- Ensure National NGOs have a dedicated person who is trained and mentored on access negotiation and humanitarian principles;
- Develop a network of HMA access focal points that share information, trends, problems and solutions in a coordinated manner;
- Seek some intra- and inter-organisational consistency in approaches to negotiations;
- Enable a dedicated person to share the burden of decision making and negotiation.
The responsibilities of the Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) Access Officer (AO) will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Humanitarian Access Management:
- Develop and implement both proactive and responsive humanitarian access action approaches, plans, and strategies, tailored to local context in field sites throughout different areas of Afghanistan in line with humanitarian principles and humanitarian access framework to ensure sustained and consistent negotiations and community engagement.
- Provide technical inputs and advice in assessments with ‘access’ lens when considering new demining projects in new geographic areas, and regular assessment reviews for existing locations;
- Assist in identifying and mapping relevant actors and interlocutors in a community or a district, to assist in understanding motivations, needs and attitudes towards humanitarian mine action;
- Assist in establishing and maintaining a network of information and contact directory in humanitarian mine action targeted villages, districts and provinces;
Networking and Community Liaison:
- Assist in the communication and coordination of mine action activities between local authorities, key community leaders, and other relevant interlocutors, when tasked by the National Demining NGO;
- Plan and arrange meetings with local authorities, key community leaders and other relevant interlocutors as tasked by National Demining NGO;
- Deliver correspondence to and from local authorities, key community leaders and other relevant interlocutors through networking, collaboration and coordination as requested by the National Demining NGO/UNMAS HMA Regional Manager;
- Provide regular reports in an electronic format to the National Demining NGO;
Situational Analysis and Assessment:
- Assist the designated NGO and UNMAS’s HMA Regional Manager in:
- compiling and collecting data on the security situation in the project areas at the village, district and province levels;
- producing maps with information that depict the security situation in project sites and general project areas;
- preparing situation assessment reports through carrying out local-level security analysis and macro-level analysis of trends in the Afghan context.
- Assist with the consolidation and/or verification of reports received from the National NGO regarding access, security and monitoring aspects of the projects and activities.
Training and Capacity Building:
- Work closely with the National NGO in consultation with UNMAS’ Humanitarian Mine Action Regional Managers (HMA RMs) to identify learning, development and capacity building needs regarding humanitarian access negotiations in the country demining program;
- Provide regular advice and trainings for demining staff, community liaison mobilizers and other relevant personnel on humanitarian principles, context analysis, conflict sensitive and adaptive programming with counter-measurements.
Project or Programme Development:
- Participate in National NGO’s demining project design and approach with the lens of access with contextual understanding and analysis;
- Participate in project evaluation meetings and contribute to implementation plans to improve the timely, safe, and secure delivery of demining activities to beneficiaries based on regular review of context and adaptive access approaches;
- Advise program and field management teams on context-specific risks pertaining to humanitarian access, safety, and security, and contribute to the development and implementation of mitigation measures and plans in collaboration with the Safety and Security team.
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- At least three years of similar experience in M&E and project oversight
- Highly skilled in organizing large-scale, fast-paced, responsive action plans and strategy for access, in support of operational agility;
- Proven experience in access negotiation with a wide range of actors in fluid, hard to reach and hazardous context is highly desired;
- Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent relationship-building, stable, moral and robust character and a good team-player;
- Good knowledge of computer and MS Office programmes is required;
- Internet applications, GPS and mobile applications usage experience is desired.
- Fluency in the two primary local languages (Pashto/Dari) and intermediate English skills (writing, reading, listening and speaking) is required;
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