Activation Date: 27 May, 2021 Announced Date: 27 May, 2021 Expire Date: 03 Jun, 2021
The Liaison Office (TLO) founded in 2003 as an Afghan non-governmental organization (NGO) that emerged from a Swisspeace pilot project (supported by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung) on good governance in connection to peace and reconstruction or reconciliation process. TLO has since evolved into as an independent Afghan NGO registered under number 611 with the Ministry of Economy of Afghanistan. TLO was founded with the aim of improving local governance, stability, and security through systematic and institutionalized engagement with customary structures, local communities, civil society groups, and government institutions. TLO is based in Kabul, with regional offices in Paktia, Khost, Kandahar, Herat, Mazar, and Nangarhar and additional field offices across Afghanistan. TLO works to achieve its objectives through key program activities: research and analysis, dialogue facilitation for peacebuilding, access to justice and governance, humanitarian assistance, third party monitoring and evaluation, and environment & natural resources management. The guidelines for these activities are strictly based on the “do-no-harm” approach and Conflict Sensitive Programm Management (CSPM), which are participatory and community-led.
A consortium consisting of The Liaison Office (TLO) and the Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS) have been working with the EU Afghanistan Peace Support Mechanism (EU APSM) to develop and establish a transfer mechanism to enable a more inclusive peace process in Afghanistan – the Afghanistan Mechanism for Inclusive Peace (AMIP).
AMIP is a technical mechanism to make the peace process and the peace in Afghanistan significantly more inclusive. It will act as an interface that bridges the track I negotiations and the rest of the Afghan population (civil society and grassroots), by helping to manage the inclusion aspects of the peace process in a structured, systematic and non-partisan manner. AMIP would make sure that critical information and public sentiment analysis on important issues are transferred to the track I negotiators, enabling track II and III and other socio-political cleavages to have their voices heard in the negotiation room. The mechanism will also act as a feedback loop to provide information about the negotiations to the public. This will also make the peace process more accessible and understandable to the wider Afghan population.
AMIP is seeking to hire a competent candidate based on the criteria described below for the position of Senior Outreach Officer who will be working under the direct supervision of secretariat Coordinator as well co-directors.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Map and assess the civil society landscape in Afghanistan with a specific focus on organizations working on peace initiatives;
- Conduct civil society engagement activities and events including organizing civil society forums and developing ongoing relationships with local organizations and initiatives.
- Carry out all tasks within the Civil Society activities including data collection; organization of meetings and trainings with civil society actors and community members.
- Speak coherently and confidently at events and with Media about AMIP activities.
- Engaging diverse civil society groups (women youth victims and more traditional actors such as community leaders and religious actors)
- Knowledge of the political social and media environment in the country. Having Knowledge and understanding of ongoing peace talks.
- Regular communication with regional nodes and follows up on updates on civil society activities and advocacy efforts in provinces and districts.
- Represent AMIP in civil society gatherings, at relevant NGO fora and networks pertaining to outreach activities.
- Attend civil society meetings and develop monthly situation briefs on civil society activities.
- Keep accurate records of outreach activities and provide analysis to the AMIP management.
- Strong facilitation skills in managing civil society events and workshops.
- Collaborate with other AMIP activities to share experiences of best practice.
- Contribute to team effort by undertaking additional tasks and responsibilities as requested by seniors.
- Master’s Degree with 7 Years’ experience or Bachelor with overall 10 years’ experience.
- Excellent writing and communication skills in English, Dari and Pashto is a necessary requirement.
- Ability to effectively communicate at senior levels in Afghan Government media and NGOs.
- Confident user in MS Office applications such as Word Excel PowerPoint and email.
- Worked in program management position particularly in dealing with civil society organizations and community engagements.
- Excellent problem-solving and strategic thinking skills and capabilities.
- Innovative and critical thinking is regarded as an advantage.
While sending your CV & Cover letter in one file, please mention the vacancy number, and position name in the subject line as (TLO-V2021-030 – Senior Outreach Officer), application received after the closing date and without subject line will not be given consideration by AMIP.
Only short-listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for interview.
Interested candidates should send their Application to: [email protected]
Please do not send heavy size documents (i.e. Tazkira, Education documents, and work certificates)
Only shortlisted candidates will be call for the next stage of recruitment.
AMIP is an equal opportunity to the employer all ethnic groups and both genders are urged to apply.