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Advocacy Intern

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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 90 staff members and 381 Local Monitors. The head office of Integrity Watch is in Kabul with provincial programmatic outreach in Balkh, Bamyan, Herat, Kabul, Kapisa, Nangarhar, Parwan, Baghlan, and Kunduz, Paktia.

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.

Our research work is focused on policy-oriented research measuring trends, perceptions and experiences of corruption and covering wide range of corruption related issues including security and justice sectors, extractive industries, budget and public finance management, and aid effectiveness. The objective is to develop new, ground-breaking empirical research in order to set the agenda, influence decision-makers, and bring to the public attention non-documented and non-explored issues.

The aim of our advocacy work is to enhance Integrity Watch’s pioneering role in advocating for knowledgeable decision-making and informed public debate on corruption and integrity. Our advocacy work includes facilitation of policy dialogue on issues related to integrity, transparency, and accountability. We advocate for access to information; budget transparency, accountability, and participation; aid transparency and effectiveness; social accountability; and other issues related to anti-corruption.

Job Summary

The intern will handle a wide range of support. This person must be exceedingly well organized, flexible and enjoy the challenges of supporting an office of diverse people and programs. The ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role. Satisfactory level of written and verbal communication skills, good decision making ability and attention to detail are equally important.

Job Details

Date Posted: 05 Jan 2017 Reference: 003/ 2017
Closing Date: 14 Jan 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Government Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 6 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 2 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

File and retrieve documents and reference materials.
- Arrange and coordinate meetings.
- Attend and take internal and external meetings and take minutes.
- Disseminate advocacy materials to civil society, government agencies and citizen groups
- Answer and manage incoming calls.
- Support the team in event management
- Preliminary skills of report writing
- Prepare invoices or other procurement related documents if required.

Skills

• Basic relevant skills of national budget.
• Basic work experience
• Any relevant volunteerism is equal to work experience for Integrity Watch.

Qualifications

Knowledge, skills and abilities

• Knowledge of advocacy and civil society activities
• Organizational and planning skills
• Information gathering and information monitoring skills
• Communication skill
• Conflict management
• Problem analysis and problem solving skills
Qualifications
Education
• Minimum Bachelor degree in Economics, Law, Political Science, Business Administration, Public Policy or any other related discipline.

Experience
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Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Government

Submission Guideline

Please apply by sending a CV and a cover letter that outlines how your experience and education relate to the skills and experience outlined in the Terms of Reference to: In the e-mail subject line please write “Advocacy Intern “ and your name.

The deadline for application is 14 January 2017. However, interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received. Only female short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Submission Email

hr@iwaweb.org

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