Communication Officer

  Actionaid International
  Afghanistan Unspecified 1471
Date Posted:Aug 24, 2010
Closing Date:Sep 3, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:General
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Actionaid International:


ActionAid is an international non-governmental organization (INGO), headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Working in over 42 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, ActionAid works with over 13 million of the world’s poorest people. ActionAid works for a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys their right to life with dignity. For the purpose ActionAid engaged in a range of development programs in different areas including Governance, Human security, HIV and AIDS, Child rights protection, Food rights and Women rights. Empowering communities and helping local governments to formulate pro-poor policies and implement development programmes are other key areas of ActionAid’s work. In Afghanistan, ActionAid has initiated an integrated programme of community development and policy research in 4 provinces namely Balkh, Jawzjan, Bamyan and Kabul. ActionAid's mandate is to work alongside marginalized groups in an effort to eradicate poverty. The Afghanistan programme strategy focuses on four interwoven levels of involvement: • Grass roots community mobilization activities; • Local level capacity building; • Policy analysis and influencing; • Net-working and international advocacy. Action Aid furthers its mission in Afghanistan through long term development projects with sponsorship funding as well as short and medium term donor funded projects aligned to the overall mission, principles and values of ActionAid.

Job Summary:

•Assist Balkh Provincial Support unit Manager
•Provided support in Program and Projects related communication
•Provided Support in Program and Projects ( Planning, Implementing, Monitoring, Evaluation, and suggesting new agendas to be taken at the PSU)
•Provide and assist PSU Manager in timely reporting of various projects
•Provide support and coordinate with teams on reports to the Ministry of Economy
•Ensuring the documentation of all projects and Development Areas properly.

Duties & Responsibilities:

•Develop effective filling system for all Development Areas (DA) program and projects reports and communications.
•Develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools for all activities on going in the areas
•Arrange and follow project and program related meetings along with related stakeholders within the organization and outside of the organization
•Conduct regular field visits to monitor projects and programs implementation status and address any inconsistencies noticed between implementation and programs, projects goals
•Facilitate government (specially Economy department) and Donors monitoring visits in the field
•Compile Balkh PSU program and project reports on the basis of each 6 month to Ministry of Economy (MoE)
•Ensure that team follows process and systems laid out by the organization while project and program implementation
•Ensure that weekly and monthly plans are made in a participatory manner and followed up effectively by the staff members
•Arrange regular week and monthly meetings with PSU manager with the team
•Ensure that gender mainstreaming takes place in all aspects of the programme
•Facilitating unit team meetings for program effectiveness with PSU Manager
•Keeping overall information, data, documents (soft and hard copy) and start a system of information which should be available as intuitional memories
•Adhering the policies and principles of the organization in implementation of the programs
•Identifying capacity building needs of the team and meeting their requirements
•Establish relationship with other civil society organizations, and stakeholders at the province
•Any other related tasks assign by the line manager

Job Requirement:

•University degree (Social Sciences) or any other related subject.
•A minimum of three years experience in field program operation
•Skills in planning, design, conduct and evaluation of long and short term programmes
•Need assessment and analytical skills
•Interpersonal skills, facilitation, communication and networking
•Report writing skills
•Posses broad development vision
•Good communication skills in English and local languages (Dari/Pashto)
•Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues
•Flexible and adaptable to ever changing environments
•Team player
•Excellent computer skills
•Willingness to travel and live in basic conditions

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