Conflict Technical Advisor

  CARE International in Afghanistan
  Afghanistan Unspecified 562
Date Posted:Sep 6, 2010
Reference:Ex_ 168_2010
Closing Date:Sep 18, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Human Resources
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About CARE International in Afghanistan:


CARE is a non-governmental, non political, non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian humanitarian organization, extending its relief and development assistance to those in need.

Job Summary:

The incumbent will be a contributor to CARE Afghanistan initiatives on conflict sensitive practices and will demonstrate the analytical and operational relevance of the concept of conflict sensitive approaches. S/he will further, facilitate capacity building of staff on CSA. The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to: assist Program Development coordinator on all aspects of the conflict sensitive activities including training, partnerships, developing capacity building plans, facilitate training programs and materials, provide oversight in trainings in collaboration with the programs and the training unit. The incumbent will work closely with key staff involved within each project to develop their skills ON CSA and systems for mainstreaming conflict sensitive approaches

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Facilitate all aspects of the conflict sensitive training including development of training plans, training material and also ensure effectiveness and relevancy of the trainings (50%)

• Assist in the design, development of a training program for program/ support staff as a part of the basic training to be provided by CARE Afghanistan
• Identify relevant resource person ( internal) to undertake the training activities across the various programs
• Contribute to the development of a training manual on Do no Harm/conflict sensitive approaches trainings
• Develop a training plan in collaboration with the training unit to train staff across all programs.
• Develop and/ or acquire training materials and handouts for the participants of the trainings.
• Monitor the effectiveness of the training programs in terms of relevancy and delivery
• Primarily responsible for staff support for conflict sensitive trainings

2. Provide support in building linkages with other organization and networks for conflict- sensitive interventions . [time : 25 %]

• Develop and maintain coordination and linkage with national level forums working on issues of conflict sensitivity
• Strengthen networking with like minded organisation at the national level for the consolidation and strengthening CARE Afghanistan learning, experiences and image.
• Coordinate with national NGOs and umbrella organizations to increase CARE’s understanding of the perspective of our national NGO counterparts on major issues

3. Provide support in the integration of conflict sensitive approaches with ongoing and new projects . [ 15%]
• Develop mechanism to increase common understanding on Conflict Sensitivity and post conflict interventions and its application to program staff.
• Guide/support projects in mainstreaming conflict sensitivity approaches and increasing knowledge of CARE Afghanistan staff, partners and project participants.
• Assist in program strategy development and new program design, ensuring conflict sensitive approaches are inbuilt in the programs

4. Support for the facilitation of knowledge building and management around Conflict Sensitivity. [ 10%].

• Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to conflict sensitivity from CARE Afghanistan programmes.
• Establish sound contribution to knowledge networks and communities of practice

5. Support research activities of the country office as may be assigned by the Program Development Coordinator and Assistant Country Director- Programs (10%)

Working Conditions:
This position will be based in CARE Kabul main office. However, travel might be required in all CARE programming areas. CARE maintains accommodation for staff in all field offices

Job Requirement:


EDUCATION: University degree in social science, humanities or related field.

WORK EXPERIENCE: at least 5 years experience in emergency/development and post conflict work
Experience in planning and organizing trainings in a post conflict setting.

Proven capacity to effectively interact with staff at various levels of skills and experience.
Strong facilitation skills
Ability to collaborate with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds;
Good verbal and written communication skills in English Pashto and Dari
Initiative-taking and problem-solving
Comfortable with using computers and software such as Word and Excel. Familiarity with the construction and management of databases preferable.

LANGUAGES: Fluent in written and spoken English, Dari and Pashto

GENERAL: Being pro-active, able to understand the words and the spirit of policies, tactfulness, and enthusiasm to work.


 Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
 Applying without CARE standard job application form
is not acceptable.

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