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Senior Social Organizer (PEACE Pilot)

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Activation Date: 19 May, 2021   Announced Date: 19 May, 2021   Expire Date: 28 May, 2021

Job Location: Kunar, Laghman, Nangarhar
Nationality: National
Category: Capacity Building
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As Per NTA Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: 512/ HRMD/CCNP/MRRD
No. Of Jobs: 3
Organization: Citizen Charter/MRRD
Years of Experience: Minimum 4 years ‘experience in the related field.
Contract Duration: One Year Extendable
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor’s degree in social Sciences (Business Administration, Law, Economy or Public Administrati
Close date: 28 May, 2021

About Citizen Charter/MRRD:

The Citizens’ Charter is a National Priority Program (NPP) of the National Unity Government (NUG) that was officially launched on September 25, 2016. The Citizens’ Charter is an inter-ministerial, multi-sectorial NPP, where Ministries have collaborated to provide basic services to rural communities. The key service delivery ministries involved are: Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), with oversight by Ministry of Finance (MoF). MRRD has a key role and will be responsible for infrastructural development and strengthening CDCs and Cluster CDCs. The Community Development Councils (CDCs) will be linked to sub-national government to improve communication and coordination from the community to the district, provincial and national levels – increasing Government visibility and accountability. The Citizens’ Charter is an important foundation for the Government’s reform agenda, contributing to a number of priority areas including: Ensuring Citizens’ Development Rights; Building Better Governance; Reforming Development Planning & Management and Developing Partnerships. The Citizens’ Charter intends to improve service delivery by ensuring minimum service standards, provide greater responsiveness by the Government to the people and increase the level of public satisfaction with services. The Charter commits to deliver the following core services across the country over a 10 year period:

• Basic health services

• Basic education access

• Safe drinking water and sanitation

• Improved farming technologies and the delivery of extension services

• Rural connectivity with tertiary roads

• Rural renewable energy

Job Description:

About Citizens’ Charter National Priority Program (Subproject)

 

After years of continued conflict and war, Afghanistan is witnessing partial stability and peace in some provinces and cities which were under intense conflicts. However, these areas are still vulnerable to insecurity. The critical component for lasting peace depends on improved security situation, effective law and order, and local economic development and reintegration of people former displaced or combatants into communities. The Government of Afghanistan is striving to enhance security and establish rule of law in target population. In parallel with these efforts,

 

The objective of the peace pilot is to support a social peace initiative at the local level by creating the conditions for improved social cohesion, enhanced mutual cooperation, and a harmonized peaceful environment by using the established, trusted local Community Development Councils.

This peace pilot will develop trust and social cohesion within and between communities, and promote inter-ethnic and inter-group interaction, dialogue and understanding. It aims to influence attitudes and behaviors through promoting values of peace and tolerance.

  •  Support district facilitate all exercises various exercises (tools) beginning from the awareness raising up to the Well Being Analysis (WBA) and Seasonal Calendar; the exercises include     
  1. Resources distribution (resources maps)
  2. Creation of election units (social maps)
  3. Social, economic and political differentiation (well-being analysis)
  4. Seasonal workloads and coping mechanisms in lean season (seasonal   Calendar)
  • Support district SO to conduct several large gatherings in which the basics of Peace are discussed with the community, posters are shared that illustrate the rules and regulations of Peace,
  • Provide monthly report from peace building and social mobilization to provincial trainer and provincial Manager
  • Prepare monthly work plan for all SOs at the district level and follow the achievement based on plan.
  • Support District SO to explain the grievances system (with the various layers) and ensure proper documentation of grievances, channeling grievances to the proper channels if the community cannot solve the grievance and Follow up so that grievances can be addressed and solved)
  • Good communicator and empathetic listener
  • Peace lover and peace builder willing and destined to work for local peace and harmony
  • Train the district SOs how to participate in peace sub-committee meetings and work to
  1. promote the understanding and importance of peace building and role of local community members in the peace building processes
  2. Develop and manage the local peace building vision, peace building action plan through peace dialogue in their respective communities by community Engagement and participation
  3. Actively participate, engage the local communities and advocate for internal and external resources for implementation of community peace building action plan
  4. Organize community level cohesive/Peace building activities including but not limited to sport competition, local festivals, poetry and art competition among boys and girls schools for peace at their community/cluster community and GA level
  5. Support the conflict resolution process at the local community level using local conflict resolution mechanisms
  6. Participate in district and provincial peace jirgas and represent their communities’ visions of peace at higher levels.

    Job Summary

  • Prepare work plan and implementation plan for all district SO and follow the achievement based on the plan.
  • Vision-building and translating that vision into activities (action plans) that contribute towards peace.
  • Support District SO to participation and bringing local perspectives to peace discussions in higher level peace jirgas that are organized by other actors (E.g. State Ministry of Peace; NGOs and other Civil Society Actors that work towards peace) with the aim to improve mutual respect and tolerance.
  • Support SOs to repair and provide equipment for local centers (e.g., local community halls, educational centers, library and / or training halls) that can serve as venue for meetings and cultural activities in the context of the peace program (Urban Only).
  • Support SO to conduct peace dialogues for social peace at the community level and cluster community.
  • Support SO to create peace building action plans, implement these and follow up
  • Support SO to conducts local Peace Jirga at the district level.
  • Conducting peace seminars and events related to cultural and poetry events and other competitions.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social Sciences (Business Administration, Law, Economy or Public Administration), and any other related field
  • Any/all education documents without attestation of the ministry of higher education will not be considered.
  • Minimum 4 years ‘experience in the related field.
  • Fluency in English, Dari and/or Pashto in speech, writing and comprehension.
  • Computer literate especially Ms. Office and database programs like Ms. Access etc.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a service-oriented outlook.
  • Committed and ability to work for long hours when required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks.
  • Able to persuade and negotiate with people to ensure that standards are met
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Management and team leadership ability
  • having the required skills in general management

Other skills and Requirement of the positions:

 

           Core Competencies:

 

  • Job knowledge
  • Communication
  • Motivation/Self Reliance
  • Team Work Ability
  • Planning and organization

 

          Required Knowledge & Skills:

 

 NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and skills are related to duties listed under the “Job Responsibilities” section of this ToR.

 

            Knowledge of:

 

  • Knowledge and Experience in Facilitating PRA / PLA tools (minimum 4 years)
  • Knowledge in Training Needs Assessment (TNAs), Training of Trainers (ToTs) and training implementation.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications (is desirable)
  • Fluency in English (listening, reading, writing, speaking) is desirable
  • Fluency in both Pashto and Dari is desirable

 

        Skills:

 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all related   stakeholders
  • Willingness to travel inside the country.

Submission Guideline:

 

Please send your up-to-date CV, required Bachelor degree certified by Ministry of Higher Education and all work certificates as per your CV, before closing date, (please make sure that the size of documents that you attach does not exceed 4MBs), if any of the mentioned documents are not sent/provided, it will be considered as uncompleted documents and the candidate will not be short listed for the position, he/she applied for. Interested Afghan Nationals should submit their applications in writing (clearly indicating on the subject line the title of the position and Vacancy Announcement Number E.g., Senior Social Organizer (PEACE Pilot)- 512/HRMD/CCNPP/MRRD to: [email protected];

 

Important Note: any/all applications without the mentioned subject line will not be considered.

 

 

Note for the Candidates

 

The MRRD/CCNPP strongly encourages women candidates to apply. It applies a pro-active and positive discrimination policy towards women candidates as follows:

Women candidates with slightly lower than the stated required experience will also be considered.
If offered this position, the woman position holder will be allowed an adult male or female relative as a Mahrram for official travel, if/when required.
The MRRD and its CCNPP will promote a woman-friendly environment with clear anti-harassment policies enforced.

 

Physical address:

The Human Resources Management and Development Division

Tashkilat Street, District 6th, Darul Aman

Citizens Charter National Priority Program

Ministry of Rural and Rehabilitation and Development

Kabul, Afghanistan.

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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