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Community Surveyor/organizer

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About ASERD/MRRD

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) within the Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) Sector Strategy, contributes to the reduction of poverty through the establishment of good local governance, access to rural infrastructure, economic regeneration and the provision of a nationwide disaster and emergency preparedness system. This strategy, however, directly contributes to the achievement of Afghanistan’s Millennium Development Goals.

The project will contribute significantly to increasing the access to thermal energy and electricity through a technology neutral approach, in 19,500 households in 194 rural communities in Afghanistan. This will result in increasing the access to electricity, clean cooking and heating options and will contribute to a tangible reduction in the pre-mature deaths of women and children due to indoor air pollution. The project will pilot seven innovative financing models which once successful will be mainstreamed. The project will also establish conducive policy and regulatory frameworks and capacity development of key stakeholders. It is envisaged that, the project will establish a sustainable rural energy supply approach which can be scaled up beyond the project period.

The ASERD program plans to establish sustainable rural energy services in 194 rural communities in 5 years, providing both electrical and thermal energy services. The efforts will bring sustainable energy to over 19,500 households providing health, economic and social benefits. Most significantly, the major contribution will be the establishment of delivery models that are technology neutral, leverage additional local and international resources, mobilize communities, engage the private sector and financiers to establish a self-sustaining delivery model. The program will also aim to establish the right frameworks for policy, regulation, environmental protection, quality and incentives and develop human and institutional capacities for these delivery models to continue to increase access to energy in Rural Afghanistan.

The Border Electrification Projects aims at providing basic electricity access to border areas adjacent to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran through the provision of a variety of Solar Home Systems (SHS). A total number of 3,000,000 beneficiaries would benefit from the project encompassing 55 districts in 13 provinces.

The main aim of the project is to provide ample stimulus to entice economic growth, health improvement, education gains and other socio-economic benefits in the target areas.

Job Summary

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Job Details

Date Posted: 01 Jul 2018 Reference: 764/018/HRCSD/ASERD/MRRD
Closing Date: 15 Jul 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 14 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Programme Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 6 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Identifying main beneficiaries according to project’s selection criteria. (Districts/Villages along the Border).
Work with communities to create basic community profiles that establish number of families, location, type and number of public resources.
Acquire data about current electrification scenario or any other alternative used.
Make a prioritized list of all villages based on socio-economic, security etc. indicators
Read, understand and apply the project operational manual in the area of responsibility.
Coordinate with the village communities and the authorities under the level of specified authority.
Report monthly progress to the project in-charge officer according to the format requested by Management.
Must have strong communication skills in local language, sense of identifying, recording and promotion of community indigenous innovations.
Resolves any dispute related to projects interventions.
Keep update data, proper documentation, filling and reporting to immediate supervisor in a timely manner.
Complete all project related planned activities in the scheduled timeframe.
Conduct meetings with the Local Community Shuras, Elders and CDCs and Islamic Scholars.
Provide clear and technically sound progress reports when requested.
Closely coordinate with related Government departments.
Monitor the Solar project implementation.
Submit consolidated activity reports and required documentation timely as required to the Provincial In charge / District Supervisor.
Provide monthly activity reports of the project and submit it to the Provincial In charge / District Supervisor.
Maintain close links and coordination with communities and local authorities.
Perform any other duties as required or asked to do by the Provincial In charge / District Supervisor.

Skills

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Qualifications

Required Qualifications, Experience & Skills according to (NTA):
Bachelor degree with 3 years related experience or 5 years working experience.
Work experience at grass root level, Community Mobilization and Community Development.
Project, and community driven development is highly preferred.
Computer skill at operator level, especially with MS Office packages.
Fluency in Dari and Pashto, both written and spoken
Team worker, analytical, and troubleshooting skills
Familiar with report writing and planning
Ability and willingness to travel to the project sites within Afghanistan.
Honest, proactive and well mannered.
Willingness to travel to rural areas.
Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.



Reporting line: The Community Mobilizer will be reporting directly to the Provincial Technical specialist.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Khost
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through below email address:
While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are short listed you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position , whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced.

Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (764/018/HRCSD/ASERD/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.



The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is highly committed to increase women’s participation in government sector therefore women are highly encouraged to apply.

Submission Email

vacancies.hrcsd@mrrd.gov.af

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