Disaster Management Officer

  Afghanaid
  Afghanistan Unspecified 349
Date Posted:Jan 19, 2010
Reference:VA-2010-006
Closing Date:Jan 31, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:General
Nationality:International
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
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About Afghanaid:

 

Job Summary:

The Role: The Disaster Management Coordinator will be responsible for impact oriented delivery of Afghanaid’s Disaster Management strategy and plan in Samangan, will take lead in design and implementation of initiatives to build capacity of all stakeholders (Afghanaid staff, community groups, partners, and local government authorities), provision of advice and technical backstopping to Afghanaid district teams, internal and external coordination of the DM work, under the leadership of Provincial Programme Manager, and in functional line of national level Disaster Management Expert.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Role: The Disaster Management Coordinator will be responsible for impact oriented delivery of Afghanaid’s Disaster Management strategy and plan in Samangan, will take lead in design and implementation of initiatives to build capacity of all stakeholders (Afghanaid staff, community groups, partners, and local government authorities), provision of advice and technical backstopping to Afghanaid district teams, internal and external coordination of the DM work, under the leadership of Provincial Programme Manager, and in functional line of national level Disaster Management Expert.

Job Requirement:

Competencies and Skills: You will need a bachelor’s degree or diploma or long-term training in a relevant discipline (preferably in Community-Based Disaster Risk Management/CBDM). Master’s degree in the relevant subject will be desirable. You will bring excellent knowledge and established track record of having responded to humanitarian emergencies as well as skills in design and management of all stages of project cycle in disaster risk mitigation and preparedness work at grassroots level with focus on natural disasters, together with well developed skills in rights based community development models and social mobilization. You will have worked on mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in livelihoods and education work. You must have experience of designing and running capacity building initiatives in DM for literate and non-literate groups of women and men. You must have work experience either with a large national or international NGO. Work experience in the UN and with government in the field of DM will be an advantage. You will have good understanding of ANDMA and its priorities in the country, and preferably for Samangan province. You must know how to coordinate with other NGOs and the government. The post requires ability to deal with difficult work situations; and willingness to travel, live and work in districts of Samangan. You must have good communications skills in English, local languages, and computer literacy in word processing and excel. You will need proposal development, report writing, and monitoring skills. The post also demands personal integrity, and self motivation as well as knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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