Date Posted: Jul 29, 2013
District Resource Development Officer (Mando Zay-Khost) position with AECOM/SIKA-East (801 Views)
About AECOM/SIKA-EastUnder contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), AECOM International Development is implementing the Stability in Key Areas (SIKA) – East program as the prime contractor, jointly with IRD, OSC, Ti and DT as its sub-contractors. The program promotes stabilization in key areas by supporting the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) at the district level, while coordinating efforts at the provincial level, to implement community led development and governance initiatives that respond to the population’s needs and concerns in order to build confidence, stability, and increase the provision of basic services.
Job SummarySIKA-East Resource Development Group – Provincial and District Entities understand how organizations and provincial line departments work in their geographic areas, what kind of services they provide, and how to access those services.
Resource Development Officer has two major responsibilities: Collecting data for the Service Providers Catalogue (SPC) and ensuring that Service Providers Catalogue is updated on a quarterly basis. He/she will also be required to ensure that complete and accurate data is provided to relevant departments for online database. Resource Development Officer will also be responsible for ensuring timely distribution and dissemination of SPCs. Another key responsibility of the District RD Officer is conducting Resource Dialogue, organizing service providers’ fairs and coordination meetings.
The District Resource Development Officer will receive an annual Training and Enrichment Plan (TEP) with quarterly assessments of assistance and progress from his/her supervisor outlining the types of capacity building and mentoring the employee will receive from the supervisor during the year. The TEP is to be given to the employee for his/her review, allowing for collaborative revisions based on the employee’s personal professional goals, in line with the overarching programmatic goals.
The District Resource Development Officer will undertake a wide range of Resource Development tasks, including but not limited to those stipulated below:
Duties and Responsibilities•Work closely with the district, provincial and Resource Development Group teams to ensure successful implementation of SIKA east programs at the field level.
•Developing Service Providers Catalogue and ensuring that Service Provider Catalogue is updated on a quarterly basis.
•Regularly contact with line ministry departments, international organizations, civil society organizations and private sector in order to identify available/existing service providers and collect data.
•Responsible to ensure that complete and accurate data is provided to relevant department for online database.
•Assist SIKA field staff, district entities and other counterparts to understand and access resources available from provincial departments of line ministries, international organizations such as multi and bilateral donors, NGOs and/or INGOs.
•Update Service Provider Catalog with the relevant and required information on a daily basis.
•Assist and coordinate with Stability Analysis Planning Group to create understanding of the Service Providers Catalogue to address the source of instability with the existing service providers.
•Provide information to the Grants and Project Management Unit about the potential service providers in the area so that they can contact them for the pre-qualification of SIKA grants implementation.
•Monitor progress of Resource Development department activities, particularly Service Provider Catalogue promotion and distribution; prepare and submit progress reports.
•Raise awareness of government, donors, religious institutions, community institutions, aid agencies, media and the general public on the issues related to the Service Providers Catalogue at the provincial and district levels.
•Facilitate resourcing dialogues at the field level.
•Facilitate Service Providers Coordination meetings at the field level.
•Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
QualificationCompletion of secondary school is required. Bachelor’s degree in social science, development, governance, applied science or other related field is highly desirable.
SkillsProblem solving and root cause identification skills are required.
Language(s) requiredExcellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Pashto and Dari
Submission GuidelinePlease submit your resume electronically along with cover letter & NID (Tazkera) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the closing date. Please indicate the position & Vacancy Number/Province/district in the subject line.
This job announcement will remain open until August 12, 2013 / 12:00 (Mid Night) Kabul Time.
Note: The actual salary of the successful candidate will be negotiated within the grade 7-8-9 Junior Mid and senior level pay band, depending on qualifications and previous salary history. It is unlikely that an individual will be selected who does not already have the prior training and experience to fully perform at the grade 9 level, or who in some other way does not fully meet all requirements for the position. However, should such an individual be offered a position, the offered salary may be at less than the minimum salary in the grade 7 pay band