|Date Posted:||Aug 10, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Aug 20, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Human Resources|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableUSD|
|Years of Experience:||Fresh|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||Yes|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
Over the next few months, CARE Afghanistan will be reaching out to national and international NGOs across the country to discuss civil-military relations in Afghanistan. Round-table discussions and training sessions on civil-military protocols will be held in Mazar, Herat and Jalalabad, and an assessment of the civil-military relationship will be undertaken. CARE seeks an individual to play a leading role in these activities. Together with the Advocacy Coordinator, the trainer and mobilizer will create communications materials for the round-table discussions and capacity building sessions, will be a lead trainer in those sessions, and will network extensively with national and international NGOs during the assessment. Fluency in Dari, Pashto and English is essential, and willingness to travel is also necessary. This position is a 3 month contract, with possibility of extension.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Research CIV-MIL training tools
Various training sessions have been conducted for NGOs on civil-military relationships in different countries over the years, developed by other NGOs, OCHA, or global NGO coordinating groups such as ICVA or Interaction. The post-holder will research and collect a number of these different training models, and advise CARE Afghanistan on which components of them would be most appropriate for civil-military training in Afghanistan.
2. Develop training tools for NGOs
In partnership with the Advocacy Coordinator, the trainer will develop a basic civil-military training module specifically tailored for Afghan NGOs. This will include a workshop agenda, hand-out materials, and a small booklet of important civil-military protocols that NGOs should be aware of. He or she will translate the written material into both Pashto and Dari. In addition to being used in the training sessions, these materials will be distributed to all NGOs via ACBAR and ANCB, and be put on the ACBAR and OCHA websites.
3. Be the lead trainer in civil-military training sessions in 3 regions
In partnership with the Advocacy Coordinator and ACBAR, the trainer will conduct training sessions for NGOs active in the north, east and west of the country. An equally important objective of these sessions will be to gather the thoughts and concerns of NGOs about the presence of military units or PRTs in their areas, and their perceptions about the development and relief activities those units undertake. This will require travel to Mazar, Jalalabad and Herat for short periods.
4. Mobilize NGOs to participate in the civil-military assessment
The post-holder will support the efforts of an international consultant who will be undertaking an assessment of the civil-military relationship in Afghanistan. He or she will network extensively with Afghan NGOs, discussing the assessment process with them, and encourage them to participate in it. The individual will support the consultant in gathering examples of incidents where NGO staff have felt that the overlap or interaction between the military and their organization was particularly positive or negative. This task will require significant networking through visits, meetings, telephone calls, and e-mails.
EDUCATION: University degree in social science, law or related field.
3 years experience in development and humanitarian
work, teaching, or journalism. Experience in civil-
military relations preferred.
â€¢ Excellent writing skills in English, Pashto and Dari
â€¢ Initiative-taking and problem-solving
â€¢ Comfortable with using computers and software such
as Word and Excel, and preferably, graphics
programs such as Corel Draw
â€¢ Excellent communication, networking and
Fluent in written and spoken English, Dari and Pashto
Being pro-active, able to understand the words and the spirit of policies, tactfulness, and enthusiasm to work.
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