Activation Date: 01 Apr, 2021 Announced Date: 01 Apr, 2021 Expire Date: 14 Apr, 2021
About Integrity Watch Afghanistan:
Integrity Watch is an Afghan civil society organization committed to increase transparency, accountability, and integrity in Afghanistan.
The mission of Integrity Watch is to put corruption under the spotlight through community monitoring, research, and advocacy. We mobilize and train communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries. We develop community monitoring tools, provide policy-oriented research, facilitate policy dialogue, and advocate for integrity, transparency, and accountability in Afghanistan.
Integrity Watch was created in October 2005 and established itself as an independent civil society organization in 2006. It has approximately 50 staff members and 1400 volunteers. The head office of Integrity Watch is in Kabul with provincial programmatic outreach in Balkh, Bamyan, Herat, Kabul, Kapisa, Nangarhar, Parwan, Samangan, Jawzjan, and Kandahar.
Integrity Watch’s work has three major components: (1) Community Monitoring, (2) Research, and (3) Advocacy. Integrity Watch tries to encourage active citizenship and community mobilization through its programs. Our community monitoring work includes development of community monitoring tools, mobilizing and training communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries.
The Community Based Monitoring of School (CBM-S) Program was initiated in July 2014 in order to bring more coordination between communities and government departments, increase transparency and accountability, enhance the quality of education services through community monitoring, collaborative information sharing and problem solving. The aim of this program is to make officials more responsive, encourage communities to support education sector and advocate for policy change at local and national levels. Currently, this program is active in 7 provinces and more than 240 public schools.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Program Officer CBM-Schools is mainly responsible for strategic planning, stakeholders’ management and delivery of the program in target provinces. The Program Officer CBM-Schools facilitates mobilization of communities, organization of social awareness events to community members and local monitors. Main duties and responsibilities are as follow:
Facilitate establishment of strong relationships with local stakeholders (including CDCs, communities, local government and civil societies) in the target provinces.
Facilitate means to assist communities in establishing processes by which they elect community representatives to become Local Monitors.
Mentor the provincial teams and volunteers in provinces to meet extensively the community members and record observation about education services in the target schools.
Manage processes and learning materials creation for educating volunteers and various stakeholders on Afghan laws and monitoring skills.
Prepare program work plans and budget forecasts
Develop program reports (monthly, quarterly, annually)
Write proposal contents and work closely with other departments to finalize the annexes.
Manage donor relations in a highly professional manner
Monitor data entry process, verify entered data and make sure that the database is working properly.
Hold regular meetings with Ministry of Education, donor meetings, Integrity Watch provincial offices and schools, as required.
Must hold at least a bachelor degree in education, pedagogy, social sciences, public administration, management or any other related fields. Master’s in education or management would be given preference.
Hold at least 2-4 years of experience in management, research or education related areas
Experience with public education services and community monitoring is highly preferred.
Female applicants are highly encouraged.
Knowledge, expertise and capabilities
Have a strong communication skill.
Able to establish professional relation with stakeholders.
Open to accepting direction and guidance from supervisors; and
Able to work independently and efficiently.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communicational skills; personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility
Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from different cultures and professional backgrounds
Basic knowledge of the anti-corruption, transparency and accountability issues
Excellent oral and written communication in English, speak Dari and Pashto;
Result-oriented and able to deliver within tight deadlines;
Able to commit to 08 months at least;
Willing to work overtime, holidays and weekends as requested by Integrity Watch management.
Fluency in English, Pashtu and Dari
Office Package “MS. Office, MS. Excel, Power Point”; Internet, Outlook;
Should be able to work as a team and independently;
Should have analytical skill;
Should be able to resolve problems;
Possess a high level of motivation and strong work ethic
Be able to travel to a limited safe Provinces.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply by sending a CV and a cover letter that outlines how your experience and education relates to the skills and experience outlined in the Terms of Reference to: [email protected] In the e-mail subject line please write “Program Officer CBM-Schools” and your name.
The deadline for applications is April 14, 2021. However, interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.