District Facilitator

  Actionaid International
  Afghanistan Unspecified 418
Date Posted:Jun 14, 2010
Closing Date:Jun 23, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:General
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
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:

Facilitate all NSP activities in the district according to the NSP manual as well as integrate Actionaid Afghanistan thematic areas, values and principles. Oversee the operations and management of the team and ensure that all activities are according to the plan and implemented in a timely manner.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Facilitate the team towards reaching the goals of NSP project
•Ensure that the team follow process and systems laid out by the organization
•Conduct regular weekly and monthly meetings with the team as mentioned in the NSP Management System
•Ensure that weekly and monthly plans are made in a participatory manner and followed up effectively by the staff members
•Build excellent rapport with the local key stakeholders of the community like the Mullah, district governors, local shura leaders, etc.
•Ensure that gender mainstreaming takes place in all aspects of the programme.
•Ensure that NSP facilitation is inline with the NSP operation Manual
•Follow up of proposals submission
•Provide support to the communities with regards to receiving the installments
•The district facilitator is responsible for organizing and coordination office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency as well as organize and supervise all the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of an office.
• Carrying out staff performance appraisals, managing performance and disciplining of staff at the Surobi district office
•Supervise preparation of travel requests fro the field staff
•Regularly meets with staff, communities facilitators and other staff to exchange information and to discuss issues affecting the office, prepare agendas, recording meeting minutes
•Support the security department and update regularly the security staff on overall situation of the area

Job Requirement:

•Degree in Engineering, Social sciences or related subjects
•Two years experience of National Solidarity Programme (NSP) at a supervisory level
•Able to facilitate NSP with approximately 20-25 staff members in a participatory approaches
•Able to stay in the District of Surobi for long periods of time
•Ability to build excellent rapport with the local stakeholders and people
•Ability to communicate, read and understand English, Pashto and Dari
•Computer skills in Ms. Office Programmes and Internet operations
•Management experience
•Reporting writing skills

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