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Social Organizer (SSED)

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About DACAAR

-DACAAR is a non governmental, humanitarian organization that supports sustainable development in Afghanistan through promoting the ability of local communities to decide upon and manage their own development process. The organisation employs around 900 staff of whom 05 are expatriates. Core thematic areas are: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Natural Resource Management; Small Scale Enterprise Development; Women’s Empowerment.

Job Summary

The SSED social Organizer will play an active role in the targeted communities to build understanding and support for the SSED project intervention, working in close collaboration with SSED team in Kabul.

The primary responsibility is to mobilize the target communities, build capacity through regular counseling, collection of community mobilization and training data, and most particularly to facilitate a broader appreciation of Enterprise activities in the job market. The Social Organizer will support SSED Supervisor in trainee selection, data collection/analysis, quality of training and reports. Support in linking the producer Associations and enterprise groups with markets and other institutions , support them in improving their household food security , cash income and overall well being status of the family and communities.

Job Details

Date Posted: 27 Nov 2018 Reference: PB-031/2018
Closing Date: 08 Dec 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Male
Functional Area: General Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 693 to 693 USD
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 6 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

1. Mobilize the target communities to project intervention, procedures and policy and to inspire them to actively play their role in the promotion of project aims.

In close collaboration and coordination with field officer:

• Mobilize the community, using participatory and developmental approaches in understanding enterprise and marketing concept.
• Conduct orientation meetings in respective villages about the project including enterprise development and preparation of Producer Associations and Enterprise groups’ formation in the region.

• Inspires the sense of contribution (community mobilization), participation and self-reliance in the target communities, development and implementation of community mobilization plan.
• Establishing and developing good mutual understanding, cooperation and trust between government authorities, DACAAR, other agencies , private entities and the target communities;

• Be part of baseline surveys on community, market survey, tracer study and any other survey that requires their contribution and support.

• Working directly with trainees or community groups to continue to change their attitudes towards enterprise.

• Working with the community to identify existing and potential Income Generating/marketable Activities including establishment of markets for micro /small scale enterprise products. Involving the communities in the choice and designing of income generating activities

• Work with stakeholders, family and community for acceptance of women in vocational and technical trade, to increased freedom of movement and greater access to the job market

• In close collaboration with field office team, Women empowerment and NRM team, support in the implementation of enterprise activities related activities.

2. Ensure quality of SSED interventions with trainees, and builds capacity in Associations and other enterprise groups.

In close collaboration and coordination with field officer:

• Support the field office/Regional office team, in review and assess the existing Business Development Services with Associations and other enterprise groups including developing appropriate market interventions.

• Facilitating Small scale enterprise development skills and developmental trainings on leadership, coordination, group dynamics, basic marketing, Business plan, Basic accounting on book keeping, cash flow and financial statements.

• Select the beneficiaries for the project together with the communities, based on vulnerabilities and needs especially for vocational skills trainings. Regular follow up of the vocational skills beneficiaries and the trainers in order to improve the quality delivery systems in the vocational skills program.
• In close collaboration with field officer - Supervise SSED activities , facilitate formation of Associations and other enterprises in targeted communities; Training the potential and existing micro/small entrepreneurs in business management skills including Business plan development

• Participate in reviews and evaluations.
3. Collect community mobilization and training data and assists in data analysis and interpretation and report development

In close collaboration and coordination with field officer:

• Monitor progress of the project in the field and report to the SSED supervisor and regional manager on progress
• Create recording system at community level, encouraging community ownership and sustainability- Producer Associations, Vocational skills beneficiaries and other enterprise activities in the region
• Capacity building and supervision of Vocational Trainers. Collect all information sheets (beneficiary lists, registration forms, distribution lists, and others) and submit them on a timely basis, in order to ensure prompt data entry

• Assist field office team in project operations data analysis and interpretation including report preparation

• Maintain a good relationship with the other members of the team including performing any other tasks/duties as required

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

Good Interpersonal Skills, Good Social Organizational Skills

Qualifications

Duty station: South – Regional Office / Kandahar –with Travelling to other districts and Provinces
Required number: One (1)
Gender: Male
Contract: Project Based till end of Jun 2019 (Extendable)
Salary: PB-B1, USD (693) including food allowance & Government Tax

Education/ Qualification and Employment Benefits
Education: Bachelor in economics and Social Sciences or other Relevant Education.
Experience: At least three years of experience in relevant field is required.
Other qualifications’ an advantage: Good Interpersonal Skills, Good Social Organizational Skills

Languages: Pashto, Dari and English.

Employment benefits:
• Good training opportunities to enhance employees’ skills
• Eid bonus on both Eids (after the completion of three months service)
• 36 days of paid annual leave per year
• 10 days of paid sick leave per year
• 30 days of paid Hajj leave (after the completion of one year service)
• 90 days of paid maternity leave for female employees(after the completion of three months service)
• 5 days of paid paternity leave for male employees(after the completion of three months service)
• 15 days of public holidays per year

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kandahar: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KANDAHAR)
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Economic Growth

Submission Guideline

Procedure for submission of applications:


Interested and qualified candidates should submit a DACAAR Job Application Form along with introduction letter and CV online to bellow mentioned email or a Hard copy to HR Department in DACAAR main office Kabul.
Important Note:
• Applications without DACAAR Job Application Form will not be considered.
• Application without Indicating the Vacancy Announcement number and the title of the post applied for in the subject line will not be considered.
• DACAAR job application form can be obtained from; DACAAR website www.dacaar.org/, acbar website www.acbar.org/; jobs.af website www.jobs.af / and DACAAR Main Office kabul.
• Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted and called for the written test/ interview.
• The salary would be paid in AFN according to the actual exchange rate.

DACAAR is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the society. While all applicants will be strictly assessed on their individual merit, qualified women, people with disabilities and members of minority communities are especially encouraged to apply.
Kabul Office Address:
DACAAR, Main Office, Paikob-e-Naswar, Wazirabad, Kabul, Afghanistan
Postal address: Central P.O. Box 208, Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone: (+93) 0202230752/ (+93) 0202230753
Web site: www.dacaar.org

Submission Email

jobs@dacaar.org

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