Area Supervisor

  Mercy Corps Afghanistan
  Afghanistan Unspecified 380
Date Posted:Feb 10, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 19, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:3
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
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Job Summary:

Directly supervises CFW foreman and daily laborers, and contractors in coordination with the CTW coordinator. Monitors program activity to provide CFW coordinator with accurate, objective accounts of work being accomplished on the ground
CFW coordinator

Duties & Responsibilities:

 Supervise foreman and daily laborers and/or contractors on day-to-day basis, building their capacity and providing support to strengthen their skills
 Be familiar with program log frame, including program goals, objectives and indicators
 Document all activities in accordance with established programmatic/M and E system requirements
 Develop and maintain good relationships and lines of communication with relevant local communities, explaining MC’s role as an NGO and liaising with them during all phases of the project
 Using agreed upon survey methodologies and established prioritization criteria, assist the CM’s to identify suitable locations for the implementation of the CFW engineering activities in the districts and communities
 Guarantee community involvement at all phases of the project (identification, design, implementation, and monitoring) to ensure the development of community ownership for the projects
 Assist the Manager in the implementation of projects as planned according to developed technical standards, schedules and timelines
 Report any variations or problems with implementation of projects (in regards to staffing, costs, schedules, technical matters) to the Relevant Manager.
 Ensure full adherence to the MC security plans and protocols conscientiously respecting the declared ‘go and no-go’ zones, ensuring that staff respects them
 Coordinate with local authorities to obtain all licenses needed
 Ensure adequate community contributions during the implementation phase either through labor, in-kind or financially
 Provide feedback to the Monitoring and Evaluation system in order to assess the effectiveness of the projects and impact and propose recommendations for improvements
 Provide regular written and verbal reports to the Relevant Manager.
 Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission in Afghanistan
 Work closely and coordinate with the Community Mobilization team to identify community needs and ensure that the process of selecting project priorities is ‘ demand-driven’
 Organize site-visits to the projects sites and host missions/consultants.
 Promote and adhere to the principles and objectives of the CFW project and Mercy Corps Afghanistan
 Adhere to all Mercy Corps administrative procedures and policies
 Assist with overall program development and future proposals for program follow-on activity
 Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in Afghanistan

Job Requirement:

Preferable if Candidate is from pul-e-khumary or surrounded areas.
It would be preferred if the candidate had Bc, in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction or related field. 2-5 years of involvement in development programs including infrastructure rehabilitation and Cash for Work (CfW) projects. Strong experience in training and mentoring, particularly with youth, preferred. Ability to form strong, professional relations with government counterparts required; experience with government capacity building preferred. Background in community assessment and participatory rural appraisal (PRA) techniques strongly preferred. Training and management/ supervision experience preferred. Must be able to work independently and show initiative, perform report writing, possess computer and basic administrative and organizational skills as well as good spoken and written English, Dari and Pashtu. Willingness to travel throughout the project area required, with familiarity with the project area preferred. Preference will be given to former or current Mercy Corps Afghanistan employees.

The incumbent will have strong organizational skills; ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel of all sectors. He/she will have excellent communication and translation skills, both verbally and in written and will be a strong team player. A demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action is compulsory. The successful candidate will be focused on team-building and capacity-building of national staff; be a strategic thinker, have strong program support skills and maintain a sense of humor.

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