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Senior Reporting Specialist

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About WEE-RDP/MRRD:

The Mission of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) is to ensure the social, economic, and political welfare of rural society, especially poor and vulnerable people, through the provision of basic services, strengthening local governance, and promoting sustainable livelihoods. MRRD accomplishes this mission through donor funded national programs in the areas of governance, infrastructure and economic growth.

Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program (AREDP) over the years while working for overall Enterprise development in five provinces, has consciously involved more women in its program. The program has facilitated women to build on their economic security through participation in Savings groups, Enterprise Development, Village Level Savings Groups (VSLAs), SMEs, etc. The fact that the overall women participation in AREDP program is about 58% on a weighted index, it talks volume on its intervention strategies and approach for women economic empowerment.

With the Government of Afghanistan’s step towards strengthening WEE and thereby taking up WEE-NPP ( Women Economic Empowerment – National Priority Program ), which is much more inclusive and one of its pillar is WEE-RDP ( Women Economic Empowerment-Rural Development Program ), AREDP with its experiences and successes so far, looking forward to be more systemic in its approach and work in partnership at all levels of its intervention and strengthen the business service providers and institutions in general and those of Women focused in particular. AREDP while transitioning to WEE-RDP, would be more of a facilitating agency and involve Implementing Partners (IPs) & Facilitating Partners (FPs) who have been strengthened by Citizen Charter for overall growth of the rural economy.

WEE-RDP is designed to be a more women centric program and it would be scaled up to 34 provinces with better institutional alignment with WEE-NPP objectives. The new project intends to build on the overall experience of AREDP and would simultaneously leverage the institutional platform of CDCs established & nurtured under ongoing Citizen Charter program of MRRD. Under WEE-RDP, greater emphasis is being given to collaborating with non-governmental institutions, private sector entities, service providers and organizations and civil society organizations (CSOs) in implementation of project activities while fostering partnerships with both the public and private sector to leverage technical resources and access to finance. Synergies will also be built among potential government organizations (e.g. MoWA, MoLSAMD, MoCI, MAIL etc) and non-government and civil society organizations. The project will follow a demand-driven/market-led approach to establish market linkages at the national, provincial and local levels and special emphasis will be given to identify & support women centric sub-sectors. Women led enterprises and its further aggregation to higher level institutions will be promoted under WEE-RDP.

Job Summary

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Job Details

Date Posted: 03 Dec 2018 Reference: 955/018/HRCSD/WEE-
Closing Date: 17 Dec 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Programme Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Functions / Key Results Expected
Support to formulation and implementation of communications and advocacy strategies and support to business development.
Support to ensure that information and data from the field is captured, documented, analyzed and reported in a results-based and timely manner.
Maintenance of websites, databases, visibility and knowledge management systems.
Report on project progress both qualitatively and quantitatively according to the annual work plans and log frame of various projects.
Ensure that the programme and donor-funded project reporting processes are systematized, consistent with the results framework and quality checks done;
Assist in developing and maintaining information systems that will ensure maximum transparency to beneficiary clients, communities, Government and donors, concerning the implementation of projects, its status and development of the community;
Extraction of data from various sources & maintenance of information database and photo library;
In coordination with the supervisor, development and preparation of material for marketing and awareness-raising including briefing materials and press releases;
Develop clear and concise reports and power-point presentations for various meetings, workshops, conferences, including the Project Board meeting and donor briefings

Function/ Expected Results: Support to ensure that information and data from the field is captured, documented, analyzed and reported in a results-based and timely manner, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

Function/ Expected Results: Support to Maintenance of websites, databases, visibility and knowledge management systems focusing on the achievement of the following results:

Function/ Expected Results: Report on project progress both qualitatively and quantitatively according to the annual work plans and log frame of various projects focusing on the achievement of the following results:

Collaborate with Field Project Officers on the preparation of annual work plans, log frames and M&E plans at the field level;
Under the overall guidance of the Project Manager (WEE-RDP/MRRD), report against the annual work plan and log frame matrix on agreed formats, and ensure that Field Offices prepare monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reports;
Ensure the timely submission of required reports by implementing partners under the overall guidance of the Executive Director (WEE-RDP/MRRD).
Document human stories that illustrate the impact of WEE-RDP/MRRD projects on an agreed regular basis, as per overall guidance from Project Manager (WEE-RDP/MRRD);
Participate in, support to record and prepare reports on needs assessments under the overall guidance of the Executive Director (WEE-RDP/MRRD).
Support the identification and documentation of links, synergies, and lessons learnt and best practices across projects that can be useful in the institutional learning process and increasing the results of projects.

Competencies

Demonstrates integrity by modeling the World bank’s values and ethical standards
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of World bank
Displays cultural, gender, religious, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies:

Substantial knowledge of Socio-Economic Development in the district/s and province
In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues
Seeks and applies knowledge, information and best practices inside and outside UNDP
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing are the responsibility of each staff member.
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
Proven networking, organizational and communication skills and be an effective team player
Capacity to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines
Willingness to travel outside of duty station

Skills

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor Degree and 7 years of experience or Master’s degree with 5 years of experience in social sciences, international development, economics, political science, or a related field
Technical Qualifications
Demonstrated expertise in gender integration in one or more of the following priority program sectors. Economic development/growth/empowerment, and countering violent extremism.
Experience designing and implementing gender analyses and gender assessments (including collecting and analyzing data).
In-depth understanding of international development processes, actors, and client cultures
Experience in designing and facilitating different types of meetings and workshops using a variety of participatory, adult-learning methodologies and approaches
Ability to think strategically and integrate diverse information from varied sources
Fluency in English, Strong technical and general writing skills

General Qualifications

Proven experience forming, managing, and participating in successful teams, presenting and facilitating in a variety of fora, and verbal and written communications skills required
Flexibility and ability to travel internationally or domestically for varying lengths of time
Skilled in word processing, spreadsheets (Excel),
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels

Management Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple contracts simultaneously and deliver quality, client-focused results on time and within budget
Strong planning, organization, and strategic thinking skills
Demonstrated experience managing, and supervising staff, consultants, and teams
Demonstrated presence and participation in gender equality and inclusive development networks

Qualifications

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Job Location

Afghanistan - Jawzjan
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 (955/018/HRCSD/WEE-RDP/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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