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Project Coordinator

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About Afghanaid

Afghanaid is a British-registered international NGO, which has worked in Afghanistan for over 30 years. We assist community-driven processes that address the rights and fundamental needs of people in some of the most remote areas of Afghanistan, providing basic services, supporting development of rural livelihoods and responding to humanitarian emergencies. We are headquartered in Kabul, and operate 20 provincial and district offices across Badakhshan (north-eastern region), Samangan (northern region) and Ghor (western region), as well as a Marketing and Fundraising office in London. We employ around 160 personnel, 97% of whom are Afghans.

Job Summary

Coordination and supervising the project’s interventions; ensuring smooth implementation in the respective province and providing livelihoods and reintegration expertise to support the Project Manager and all relevant field staff.

Job Details

Date Posted: 04 Jul 2017 Reference: VA-2017-40
Closing Date: 23 Jul 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 2 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Management Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 12 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities
• To coordinate and supervise project activities, ensure a smooth implementation according to project work plan and achieving planned results
• Providing livelihoods and reintegration development support and assistance to Project Manager and the provincial team to ensure implementation according to technical standards
• Coordination of the project activities with all relevant stakeholders, especially Community Development Councils, Department of Refugees and Repatriations; Department of Women’s Affairs; Department of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock; and Department of Education
Specific duties:
Management and supervision
• Advise and assist the Project Manager in planning, implementation and further development of project components to ensure that they are technically sound, cost effective and relevant to the target beneficiaries’ needs
• Keep the Project Manager and relevant staff informed of any significant changes / opportunities in the local environment, problems and quality of the work.
• Develop quarterly and monthly work plans and budget planning in all the project components with support and guidance from the Project Manager and in close cooperation with the Project Coordinator from another province
• Prepare quarterly and monthly procurement plans and provide technical assistance to the Operations team in procurement process and quality control of the project materials.
• Coordinate all project activities with relevant stakeholders, including project participants, their household members, communities outside of the project, Community Development Council representatives, religious leaders, governmental departments, NGOs and other national and international institutions and make sure the implementation is in compliance with the national, organisational and donor’s regulations and policies
• Actively participate in sectorial meetings of government departments and meetings of other relevant stakeholders in consultation with the Project Manager
• Assist the Project Manager in responding to enquiries of a technical nature from field staff, the government, donors and other stakeholders
• Translation of documents from and to Dari and Pashto
HR management
• Participate in the recruitment and technical appraisal of all relevant staff
• Continually assess the quality of work and technical competence of all relevant field staff, and ensure that capacity building needs are met through training, on-the-job coaching or other methods, as appropriate
• Visit regularly all project sites, to assess the performance of staff and quality of the implementation, provide information, encouragement and technical support as required
• Support the Curriculum Developer/Master Trainer in developing technical training materials and capacity building plans and conduct trainings for field staff if necessary
• Provide logistic and technical support to the external consultants and visitors monitoring the project
• Facilitate and actively participate in experience sharing workshops and staff meetings at the provincial and national level

Market linkages
• Ensure establishment of linkages of the project participants with the market, MFIs, market players, suppliers and service providers
• Promote savings and entrepreneurial culture for increased income at household and at community level in the project team so they further motivate the project participants and communities
• Work with the project team to identify and establish markets for micro and small scale enterprise products produced by the project participants
• Monitor all production support activities and make recommendations for modification, improvements or the introduction of new activities;
• Co-organize exhibitions of the produced products at the district, provincial and national level
• Organise exposure visits and exchange visits of entrepreneurs

M&E
• Provide support, collect and consolidate monthly reports from the team and regularly submit the monthly progress reports to the M&E Officer
• Support the Project Manager and the M&E Officer to prepare quarterly and annual project reports
• Work closely with the M&E Officer and the team to document and share case studies, success stories and field visit reports as and when required
• Assist the project M&E Officer in monitoring the activities
• Carry out joint monitoring of technical aspects of the project with the representatives of different stakeholders and ensure field visits can happen on a regular basis
Perform any other related duties as required.

Qualifications

Education/ Training
Bachelor degree in rural development, enterprise development, marketing, agriculture or similar field relevant to the project

Work Experience
4-5 years of experience in similar capacity. Experience in women’s empowerment programmes and/or refugees/returnees reintegration programmes is preferable.

Professional Skills, Competencies, Values and AttitudesAfghanaid seeks a responsible and dependable operations team leader with strong initiative, judgment and adaptability as well as excellent skills in communication, organisational, interpersonal relations, decision-making, financial management and reporting.

Specifically, the holder of this position should also demonstrate the following:

Essential
a) Ability to provide technical supervision and motivate the project staff, proven skills in mentoring, coaching and facilitating learning and development of staff and peers
b) Willingness, enthusiasm and experience in working with vulnerable women, returnees and IDPs with special focus on their economic and social empowerment and reintegration
c) Strong understanding of the local context and Islamic perspective on women’s rights
d) Demonstrated ability to think strategically, effectively plan, setting priorities and meeting tight deadlines; results-oriented approach to delivering work priorities
e) Strong communication, analytical and report writing skills with fluency in spoken and written Dari, Pashto and English
f) Good knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office including spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and word processing

Values and attitude
• A clear and firm commitment to human rights, equality, role and empowerment of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.
• Competent to take initiatives, work with significant levels of autonomy and able to meet tight deadlines
• Committed and honest in his/her work
• Detail oriented person
• Responsible, flexible, adaptable, ability to multitask

Job Location

Afghanistan - Logar
Afghanistan - Nangarhar: Jalalabad

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

Please email a covering letter of application and your CV including the job title and your name in the subject line by July 23rd, 2017. Your covering letter should be no more than one standard A4 pages in length and explain how you meet the position requirements and why you feel you would be a suitable candidate for this role. Your CV should be no more than 4 pages and include 3 professional references including your current employer. The precision and style with which you present yourself in your covering letter and CV will be given significant weight in short listing candidates

Submission Email

vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk

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