|Date Posted:||Jul 21, 2010|
|Reference:||V # POC 034 July 21, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Aug 4, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Public Relations|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||10 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||No|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
About Counterpart International STEP:
Founded in 1965, Counterpart is a diverse, non-profit, international development organization dedicated to helping people in need in the areas of civil society, private enterprise, environmental resource management, humanitarian relief, and healthcare. We do this by building the capacity of local partner nongovernmental organizations, lenders, businesses, governments and other institutions to solve their own, self-defined economic, ecological, political, and social problems in ways that are sustainable, practical, and independent.
The position is under the direct supervision of the Counterpart STEP Deputy Director, the Country Coordinator will be responsible for mapping civic education projects throughout Afghanistan regardless of donor or implementer. In doing so, the coordinator will support the implementation of the STEP program throughout the country.
The coordinator may also be involved in specific program activities, including but not limited to: training and capacity building, community mobilization, faceâ€toâ€face civic education sessions, youth events and/or activities that include high ranking government officials, provincial CSO capacity building activities, and networking activities among and between local CSOs, government, and youth councils. This person will be responsible for working directly with the Afghan ministries, implementing NGOs, the IEC, and the international donor community.
Duties & Responsibilities:
ï‚§ To lead efforts in the mapping of civic education activities throughout Afghanistan, regardless of donor;
ï‚§ Meeting with donors, government agencies, and local NGOs to gain the â€œbig pictureâ€ about civic education activities in Afghanistan;
ï‚§ To disseminate mapping information and to help coordinate civic education actorsâ€™ projects and efforts;
ï‚§ To provide expertise in civic education;
ï‚§ Be responsible for supporting the finalization and implementation of the civic programs to be rolledâ€out by INGOs and CSOs to increase the level of information and awareness among future and eligible voters;
ï‚§ Receive and respond to client questions and complaints in timely manner and within established guidelines;
ï‚§ Work in collaboration Counterpart, and other civic education actors to provide training opportunities and other modalities, including:
1- Finalize core civic education content and messaging;
2- Identify the range of modalities available through which education can be delivered;
3- Encourage participating groups to be creative and strategic in their delivery;
4- Provide capacityâ€building and training to support participating groups in their conduct of civic education activities including technical support as and, when required,
5- Follow up civic programs development;
6- Encourage community engagement among target groups: women, youth, disabled, and etc.;
7- Provide regular written reports and oral briefings to the Deputy Director and the Program Director.
ï‚§ Masters Degree or equivalent relevant experience in Education, Political Science, Social Sciences, Humanities or other related fields. BA Degree with relevant practical experience can be accepted in lieu of a Masters degree.
ï‚§ At least five years of practical experience in several of the following areas: youth and civic education, electoral or political work â€“ preferably with a youth focus, national civic education, elections management and coordination, human rights, and civil society empowerment
ï‚§ Experience in monitoring and evaluation is an asset
ï‚§ Proven experience in electoral processes in Afghanistan
ï‚§ Strong communication and excellent interpersonal skills
ï‚§ Cultural awareness and sensitivity
ï‚§ Fluency in English (Speaking, Reading and Writing) is a MUST
ï‚§ Fluency in Dari and Pashto (Speaking, Reading and Writing) is a MUST
ï‚§ Computer literacy in Microsoft Software and other software packages
1. Good report writing skills.
Successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:
ï‚§ Detail oriented and highly organized
ï‚§ Ability to design training programs, develop training materials and conduct trainings
ï‚§ Skilled communicator, both verbally and in writing
ï‚§ Collaborative, team oriented individual
ï‚§ Strong teaching, supervisory and mentoring skills and abilities
ï‚§ Ability to prioritize, and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.