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Provincial Advocacy Officer

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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 and Baghlan.

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 provincial advocacy officer shall lead Integrity Watch Afghanistan provincial lobby and advocacy activities through Provincial Integrity Networks (PIN) in six provinces. The mandate of PINs is to advocate for transparency, accountability and integrity in their provinces through social accountability, access to information and promotion of good governance.

Job Details

Date Posted: 07 Jan 2018 Reference: 001/18
Closing Date: 19 Jan 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Business Administration Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 0 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 6 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 2 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The main areas of duties and responsibilities of the advocacy officer are as follow:

Advocacy plan and implementation

• Develop and implement and advocacy plan for Provincial Integrity Networks
• Provide coaching and mentoring to PIN members as well as supervise their activities.
• Provide support to the manager advocating for social accountability, access to information, Whistle-blowers protection, illicit financial flows and budget transparency;

Small Scale Research and Translation

• Develop policy/advocacy briefs in coordination with Advocacy Manager on various corruption/Anti-Corruption related issues such as social accountability.
• Advocacy for the findings of researches conducted by Integrity Watch;
• Translate documents into English, Dari and/or Pashto;

Event management and training

• Organize conferences and workshops in Kabul and provinces;
• Carry out trainings for CSOs and communities;

Partnership and coalition building

• Identify and develop good relation with Stakeholders from Government, Parliament, Donors, CSOs, Media Orgs, academia, etc;
• Build and maintain coalitions to do collective advocacy for the implementation of advocacy campaigns;

Project management and reporting

• Carry out internal report to the line manager;
• Follow-up on issues with finance, HR and logistic departments;
• Produce events reports, and properly file the project documents;
• Any other tasks given by the Advocacy Manager;


Deliverables

• Prepare, implement and update advocacy campaign plan Provincial Integrity Networks.
• Identify the develop relations with stakeholders in Government, CSOs, Media, Academia etc.
• Conduct advocacy activities for promoting transparency and accountability at provincial level.
• Develop policy briefs on social accountability and access to information.
• Conduct advocacy activities for promoting public participation and engagement at the provincial level.
• Provide advocacy support to the line manager in the implementation advocacy campaigns on Access to Information, Social accountability and Whistle-blowers Protection;
• Plan and report on timely manner;

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

• 2 years of working experience of advocacy and/or civil society work.
• Excellent Knowledge and experience of social accountability;
• Excellent advocacy knowledge and experience;
• Excellent skills of report writing;
• Experiences of event management and conducting workshops and conferences;
• Ability to translate documents in English Dari and/or Pashto;
• Excellent computer skills of Ms, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and outlook;
• Ability to develop relations with government, donors and CSOs;
• Result-oriented and able to deliver within tight deadlines;
• Willing to work overtime if requested by Integrity Watch management;
• Ability to follow instructions;

Qualifications

• A Bachelor degree in political science, sociology, business administration or any other related field. A Master degree will be preferred.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Business Administration

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 “Provincial Advocacy Officer “ and your name.

The deadline for application is 19 January 2018. However, interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received.

Submission Email

hr@iwaweb.org

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