Gender Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Herat, Afghanistan Full Time 787
Date Posted:Jan 12, 2019
Closing Date:Jan 22, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Roots of Peace:

Roots of Peace (ROP) is a humanitarian, not-for-profit organization focused on the removal of land mines and the restoration of agriculture in former conflict zones. ROP implements the Commercial Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Program (CHAMP), which is a four-year program, funded by USAID in Afghanistan. The Program is implemented in the following Provinces: Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Uruzgan, Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Nuristan, Ghazni, Logar, Wardak, Bamyan, Paktya, Paktika, and Khost. CHAMP offers farmers the opportunity to establish new orchards and new vineyards and/or to install trellising on existing vineyards. The Program will be quite similar to the World Bank MAIL-HLP orchards establishment program being implemented by ROP in Northern and Central Afghanistan. CHAMP will be responding to farmer demand for the species of trees and grapes to plant. We expect that in the higher altitudes, farmers will demand apples, almonds, apricots, walnuts and some grapes. In the lower altitudes, farmers will demand citrus, apricot, pomegranate and some almonds. We will select farmers for participation based on their agreement to pay a portion of the cost of the saplings, trellising and/or other materials provided by CHAMP.

Job Summary:

a. Serve as Gender Focal Point on the region, responsible for implementation of the CHAMP Gender Integration Strategy and Work Plan accordingly and to represent CHAMP in regional stakeholder meetings
b. Gender Officer will be visiting, mapping and recommending the eligible women businesses for CHAMP program activities
c. identifying and assuring regional women businesses participation in CHAMP program activities

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Ability and flexibility to work under stress and understanding to address sensitive social and or political issues.

Excellent solution-based management and analytical skills.

Fluency in English (working language), and language skills in Pashto and Dari required. Sensitive to cultural and gender issues, capable of working both independently and within a team on tasks with short deadlines.

Ability to work with a range of people with differing views and to adopt appropriate strategies for alliance building and effective advocacy.

Demonstrated understanding of advocacy approaches and ability to work comfortably in a predominantly male environment to build understanding and adopt appropriate strategies for alliance building and effective advocacy for women’s empowerment.

Strong analytical and communications, writing and presentation skills.

Experience using standard office equipment such as telephones, calculators, computers, and printers.

Excellent inter-personal skills and communication skills, including presentation skills – in local and English languages

Excellent English writing skills.

Motivation, flexibility and capacity to work under pressure and additional hours.

Focuses on results and responds positively to feedback.

Strong sense of personal initiative and problem solving skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Assist the Gender Manager to manage the region gender related activities
1. Developing networks with local government authorities, stakeholders, coordinate with different projects involve in agribusiness,
2. Conduct assessment for identifying the potential business women, assisting women-owned agribusinesses in exploring profitable markets for their products domestically and internationally and exploring CHAMP opportunities in the region through,
3. analyzing the businesses (need assessment, weak and supporting points) and developing individual Work Plans for business women eligible to CHAMP program activities,
4. Coordinate, design and implement appropriate training courses for small-scale processors and business women in the region as per the needs coordination,
5. Coordinate and assist Value Chain team to involve women in different business, basic food safety and post-harvest, management trainings, considering businesswomen active participation in the central and region level CHAMP program activities,
6. Collection information and compile biweekly and monthly reports per the Reporting Format developed and provided by RoP,
7. Timely reporting the progress, assumption and recommendations of gender integration into CHAMP program activities,
Develop database of the beneficiaries and other program impact components on women businesses in the region,
8. Any other tasks assigned by his/her direct supervisor.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Herat


Bachelor’s Degree in, economics, business, and social sciences, MA preferred
At least 4 years of experience in Gender, business and export facilitation with a focus on capacity building of agribusiness firms, understanding Afghanistan custom policies and current practices, promotion, and/or development of trade policies is required. Experience working on USAID projects would be a plus.

Job Keywords:

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