Gender & ESS Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Khost, Afghanistan Full Time 607
Date Posted:Dec 5, 2018
Closing Date:Dec 17, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:


The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) was established to develop and implement programs promoting responsible social and financial growth in rural areas, primarily in the non-farm sector. It has employees in all 34 Provinces of Afghanistan, and delivers a wide range of programs funded both by the Ministry itself and the International Community. MRRD aims to reduce poverty amongst the approximately 80% of Afghans who live in rural areas by implementing a made-in-Afghanistan “Pro-Poor” growth strategy which calls upon the government and civil society to address the macro economic constraints, the small size of the formal private sector, and the realities of rural poverty in order to implement realistic poverty reduction and development strategies. These strategies are developed within the broader context of the interim Afghan National Development Strategy (i-ANDS), the roadmap the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GOA) is following as it works towards achieving the UN’s Millennium Development and Afghan Compact goals. MRRD has six (6) Programs. For more information please refer to the following web site

Job Summary:

WEE-RDP seeks to hire a qualified Gender & ESS officer to provide technical assistance to WEE-RDP’s Safeguard Implementation Unit (SIU).

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Ability to build and sustain effective work relationships with colleagues and stakeholders to achieve common goals.
Ability to work under pressure.
Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative.
Willingness and ability to travel to the rural areas and provinces on regular basis.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Environmental and Social Safeguard Manager of WEE-RDP, Gender & ESS officer will undertake the following tasks;

Assist SIU and Gender Technical Senior Specialist in the implementation of Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), Pest Management Plan (PMP), Strategy on Addressing Child Labor issues, environmental law and other national environmental and social regulatory frameworks;
Conduct, facilitate environmental, social and gender assessment and assist SIU in preparation of Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs) in program activities.
In close consultation with community, regional offices, SIU and Gender Technical Senior Specialist, Gender & ESS officer shall develop site specific mitigation measure relevant to environmental, social and gender aspects.
Monitor implementation of environmental and social safeguards, and gender related issues in sub-program activities;
conduct field visits, community consultation, gender mainstreaming and women consultation on environmental, social and gender aspects;
Assist and support SIU in IPM/PMP activities implementation in the program areas;
Gender & ESS officer shall thoroughly ensure implementation of Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) and he/she report, submit and enter grievances into the grievance handling system;
In close coordination with SIU and Gender Technical Senior Specialist, Gender and ESS officer shall Perform Training Need Assessment (TNA) and conduct trainings on gender mainstreaming, women consultation, environmental protection, social protection and other relevant topics to regional staff, extension workers, and local communities;
Assist Gender Technical Senior Specialist and SIU, on mainstreaming gender concerns within MRRD/WEE-RDP policies and regulation, He/she will be responsible to work on Gender base violence cases (GBV),
Initiate actions aimed at breaking down nonparticipation of the women, apathy and attitudes of letting others do things for them.
Raise awareness among the women that community members themselves can move each community out of poverty, and to show them ways they can do this for themselves.
Assist Gender Technical Senior Specialist in designing and delivering realistic and pragmatic gender strategies and programming interventions that will lead to positive gender equality outcomes.
Track and report against gender indicators and disaggregate data by gender to analyze results within each domain at regional and provincial levels.
Assist Gender Technical Senior Specialist in conducting gender assessments, reviews and audits to assess ways to continually target involvement of women in program activities.
Identify successful practices in the program activities that can be showcased in publications, communication materials and conferences.
Assist women in the respective communities in obtaining available outside resources, warning of the negative effects of becoming too dependent upon outside resources.
Gender & ESS officer should provide counselling, mediation to program staff and stakeholders who come to the district level.
Close coordination with program stakeholders; NEPA, DRRD, DAIL offices and partner NGOs.
Develop reporting formats and maintain environmental and social safeguard, and gender related data and records on established formats;
Provide reports on regular basis to SIU; and
Perform any other task assigned by SIU.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Khost



Bachelor degree with 4 years relevant experience


University Degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Social and Gender development studies and Engineering;
Excellent communication, team working and problem solving skills;
Fluency in written and spoken Pashto, Dari and English;
Good computer skills and usage of Microsoft Office packages; and
Proven experience in report writing and good office administration skills.

Job Keywords:

Gender & ESS Officer
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