Date Posted: Apr 03, 2013
Livelihoods Project Supervisor position with CARE International in Afghanistan (741 Views)
About CARE International in Afghanistan
CARE is a non-governmental, non political, non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian humanitarian organization, extending its relief and development assistance to those in need.
CARE invites applications from Qualified Afghan Female candidates for its Kabul based position of Livelihoods Project Supervisor in its Humanitarian Assistance for Women of Afghanistan (HAWA) Program. Those with Internet access can email their completed CARE Standard Job Application forms (CARE application form is attached) along with their update CVs and a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
CARE Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Assistance for Women in Afghanistan (HAWA) program started in 1994 by providing food packages to 10,000 widow headed households. Gradually, CARE developed a number of income-generating, cash for work, health, widows’ associations, and skills building initiatives, including vocational training on poultry and animal husbandry, employment opportunities and linkages with local markets to facilitate the graduation of beneficiaries from food aid to self-reliance.
Currently the HAWA Livelihood Unit is engaged in two core approaches toward improving household livelihood security for women. (1) provision of dairy cows, sheep, goats and poultry along with technical training and access to veterinary extension services; and (2) establishment of Savings & Credit Groups which enable women to capture regular savings while having access to credit to meet livelihood and other household needs. Additionally, the HAWA Unit has provided
HAWA livelihood activities have been piloted and expanded through targeted districts of Kabul and are currently in process of being expanded into targeted districts in Ghazni, Nangarhar and Balkh provinces.
Job SummaryThis position is primarily responsible to ensure project staff are adequately trained and oriented to their roles; to oversee the implementation of livelihood project activities; to ensure adequate monitoring, documentation and reporting; to link and coordinate with related government departments such as the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs; to coordinate with local and International NGOs; and to assist in planning future livelihood related projects in line with HAWA and CARE Afghanistan program strategy.
Duties and Responsibilities1. Coordinate and oversee the implementation of livelihood project activities in target communities
Manage a functional livelihood project portfolio and implementation strategy
Ensure clear project implementation guidelines around the livestock and savings & credit components of the livelihood strategy.
Monitor project action plans and ensure interventions are implemented as designed.
Conduct regular supervision visits and discussions with staff about the project implementation process.
Designs participatory needs assessment at community level if required
2. Ensure adequate capacity building of staff and that staff have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities
Participate in the hiring, orientation and training of staff as needed – with emphasis on attracting qualified female staff and nurturing women’s leadership through HAWA implementation.
Conduct HAWA program staff Annual Performance Agreement and Assessment (APAA) based on systematic staff performance monitoring and supervision process throughout the year.
Determine staff training needs on an ongoing basis, based on performance appraisals and field observations.
Identify direct supervisees development needs and forward to the PM/PC and CARE training unit.
3. Ensure adequate project monitoring, data collection, documentation and reporting, while also monitoring and managing project budgets
Participate in developing project M&E plans, baseline assessments, and ongoing M&E activities.
Ensure proper M&E tools are used to track project progress toward set objectives and indicators.
Participate in some field monitoring activities.
Ensure and participate in the preparation of project reports.
Ensure adequate documentation of lessons learned, case studies and “stories of development”.
Manage project budgets including – annual and monthly budget projections and oversight of specific procurements and expenditures as needed.
Closely monitor project expenses in line with budget allocations for individual line items.
4. Maintain working relationships with related government ministries ( Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs) and other stakeholders such as donors, FAO, International and local NGOs
Attend meetings with targeted ministry representatives and take proactive steps to keep them updated on project activities and maintain positive working relationships with them.
Ensure project interventions are in line with government strategy and policy.
Participant in related taskforces and working groups in the ministries.
Represent CARE and CARE’s livelihood strategy in meetings and workshops with other organizations and stakeholders.
Share CARE livelihood findings and lessons learnt with stakeholders and advocate for it.
5. Participate in the development of new livelihoods focused projects
Contribute in proposal and budget development related to livelihoods strategy with HAWA program team and in close consultation with PQDL staff.
Participate to plan and conduct pre-assessment activities to assess feasibility of potential project sites.
Participate to develop project design documentation such as logical frameworks, project implementation plans, project monitoring plans, budgets narratives, etc.
QualificationEDUCATION: University Degree or equivalent form a reputable education institute.
WORK EXPERIENCE: At least 3 years experience in the area of project management. Technical experience in community development and/or savings & credit groups and/or livelihoods projects is an asset.
SKILLS: Excellent knowledge of written English and Computer Application is a must,
Working knowledge of Pashto and Dari is required,
Good experience of participatory appraisals,
Good experience of problem analysis,
Strong skills in monitoring of financial system & programmatic activities and analytical mind,
Problem solving and negotiation skills,
LANGUAGES: Fluency in written and spoken English Dari and Pashto languages
TRAITS: Willingness to work under pressure. Willingness to travel to project sites in provinces
DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY:
Under the supervision of PM, the project supervisor has the authority to approve the program expenditure within the limits of project budget according to CARE policy
PM, PC, Senior DM&E Advisor, the rest of Livelihood staff and other HAWA support staff
Ministry of Agriculture, AMA, FAO, stakeholders
Stationed in Kabul main office
• APPLYING WITHOUT CARE STANDARD JOB APPLICATION FORM OR NOT FILLING THE APPLICATION FORM PROPERLY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORT-LISTING.
• CARE STANDARD JOB APPLICATION FORM IS AVAILABLE ON WWW.ACBAR.ORG & WWW.JOBS.AF
SkillsExcellent knowledge of written English and Computer Application is a must,
Language(s) requiredFluency in written and spoken English Dari and Pashto languages
Submission GuidelineSUBMISSION GUIDELINE
Interested candidates should submit their completed CARE standard job application forms (CARE application form is attached) along with the updated resumes and letters of interest to CARE HRD department in its Kabul Main-Office or any CARE Field Offices no later than April 17 2013, candidates who have access to the Internet can send their applications to email@example.com.
You are requested to send your application form along with the updated resume and letters of interest in Word or PDF file. Please do not email us heavy sized files such as your certificates, recommendation letters and etc. THOSE WHO DO NOT FULFILL THE APPLYING REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORTLIST. Only short listed candidates will be contacted with, and called for the interview. The interview dates, time and place will be determined and communicated with the short listed candidates sooner after the deadline of vacancy announcement.
Haji Yaqoob Square, Park Road, Shahr-e-now,
Next to Hanzala Mosque, Kabul Afghanistan