Activation Date: 01 Jun, 2021 Announced Date: 01 Jun, 2021 Expire Date: 13 Jun, 2021
About Norwegian Church Aid (NCA):
The candidate will lead NCA Afghanistan Peace building Programme. The team consists of a coordinator with two officers providing oversight to peace building projects. Three partner organisations are implementing projects in the four target provinces of Samangan, Daikundi, Khost, and Kabul. The post-holder will primarily be responsible for programme management, specifically responsible for initiating, planning, launching, controlling, and closing all project activities. Moreover, the post-holder is also responsible for strategic oversight of CSO partner organisation, technical leadership, including developing proposals and initiating fundraising initiatives. There is a transparent and open form of communication among the team, recognising and listening to different views, perspectives, and opinion. Additionally, there is an opportunity to seek guidance and support from the Head of Programme. The post-holder must be willing to carry out daily activities with a measure of independence and authority
- Responsible for managing and delivering NCA Peacebuilding (PB) programme specifically in initiating, planning, launching, controlling and closing project activities.
- Responsible for managing CSO partner organisation/s, implementing Peacebuilding projects, ensuring that CSO partners adhere to NCA partnership policy, Code of Conduct, and all other safeguarding policies. Also, ensuring that Peacebuilding project partners adhere to their contractual obligation in delivering results within the specified timeframe and budget
- Responsible for providing technical leadership by addressing technical needs of the programme, including its CSO implementing partner/s in collaboration with other NCA technical experts and advisers
- Engage in fundraising initiatives by writing concepts notes and project proposals in collaboration with the Head of Programme
- Work with the Security Focal Group (SFG) and liaise with the security officer to monitor the evolving security and humanitarian condition within the programme area/s and immediately respond when the need arises to ensure the protection and safety of NCA staff.
- As a member of the programme management group, the post-holder contributes to the programme’s strategic planning and management.
- Provide technical leadership to the Peacebuilding team and implementing partner organisation.
- Prepare monitoring plan and conduct field monitoring visits. Ensure monitoring reports; project data are shared with the PMER Coordinator, Head of Programme, and CSO partner organization/s.
- Report and communicate the Programme achievements, lesson learned, and challenges. Promote positive perception of NCA Peacebuilding programme in collaboration with CSO partner and NCA media and communications team
- Represent NCA in various national, INGO, UN clusters, working groups and international platform.
- Ensure that the programme has adequate staffing that meets the technical and project management needs of the programme
- Seek to be a flexible team player and adapt to changing circumstances and extraordinary situations when necessary.
- Sound knowledge and demonstrated experience with project cycle management (PCM), results-based monitoring, and the Logical framework approach.
- Good knowledge and skill in proposal development and report writing.
- Excellent knowledge in peacebuilding approaches
- Flexible and used to work with conflict and gender-sensitive programme approaches.
- Fluency in both Dari and Pashto, excellent spoken and written English, good IT literacy.
- Shows commitment, independence, and initiative.
- Is well organised and reliably adheres to agreements and arrangements.
- Critically analyses and provides constructive recommendations.
- Team leader communicates openly and directly.
- Deals well with constructive criticism and is ready to learn and adapt accordingly.
- Respect’s diversity and demonstrates empathy towards staffs, partners, and beneficiaries
- At least Bachelor’s degree in peace and conflict studies, development studies, law or equivalent
- Work experience of at least seven years in a similar position with NGOs, donor agencies or international organisations.
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter along with updated resumes no later than 13 June 2021, Please include Peace Building Program Coordinator in the subject line of your email.