DRR Trainer

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Samangan Full Time 1411
Date Posted:Jun 14, 2017
Closing Date:Jun 29, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Training
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Welthungerhilfe(WHH):


Welthungerhilfe it is one of Germany's biggest non-governmental relief organizations. Non-profit making, politically independent and non-denominational, the organization is run by a Supervisory Board of honorary members under the patronage of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its work is funded by private donations and public grants. Welthungerhilfe is working since the 1980’s continuously in Afghanistan and opened the first offices in 1992. Since this time Welthungerhilfe has implemented some 165 project in Afghanistan. Main fields of Welthungerhilfe intervention in Afghanistan are emergency relief, food and nutrition security, rural and regional development and water and sanitation.

Job Summary:

The task of the Disaster Risk Reduction Trainer is to work closely with the communities and to establish disaster risk reduction measures in the villages.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The DRR Trainers will raise awareness on, train the communities in disaster risk reduction, and assist the communities with risk and vulnerability analyses and the preparation of emergency and action plans. Together with CDC committee members the DRR Trainers for the project will prepare concrete emergency plans on the basis of the threats that were analyzed. The Trainers will supervise external trainers. The trainers will anchor the DRR approach in the CDC committees (capacity development) The trainer will assist CDC to link communities with relevant DRR actors and networks and establish sound emergency communication infrastructure. The trainers will facilitate the participatory development of context specific emergency plans for the entire community with focus on rehearsals of various scenarios with the affected parties using practical examples. Establish and maintain close coordination with the agencies in charge and the relevant stakeholders at the district level. The trainers will be responsible for organizing the distribution of first aid kits and other DRR materials, accounting, and reporting on the distributions. The trainers will develop the capacity of village DRR activists that will be responsible for the monitoring and updating of the emergency plans at the community level. Selection of training participants in consultation with the CDC based on jointly developed criteria. Provision of separate teaching plans and handbooks to be developed for the participants. Comprehensive and participative risk analyses will be carried out in each selected community. These analyses include, among other things, hazard mapping. Formulation of emergency plans and further development of early warning systems. Establishment of and implementation of meetings of the Disaster Management Committees (DMCs). DRR Development plans will be prepared. Carrying out disaster drills during the course of the project. Maintain an excellent working relation with local communities; Adjust current implementing strategy of DRR related activities upon needs of beneficiaries and/or request of the management team. Ensure cross-Programme integration, learning, sharing and adoption of best practices from other WHH projects. Develop a format for weekly reporting on DRR progress updates and techniques. Actively participate in the project’s quality implementation, notably in systematically identifying weaknesses and strengths in WHH Disaster Risk Reduction expertise and report findings to the coordination team and management team. Provide accurate information in a timely manner to the management team on topics and developments related to the project’s DRR related activities, including press reviews and security related information. Provide documents/ data/ reports upon request of the management team. Provide input to the weekly/monthly schedule of DRR related activities. Report systematically on a daily basis on field activities to the Operational Manager. Participate in maintaining a well-ordered and transparent filing system. Cooperate and represent Welthungerhilfe in government institutions and NGO meetings as well as other relevant stakeholders. Perform other tasks as required

Job Requirement:

Qualifications and Education Requirement University degree in Social Science or any other relevant field proffered At least 3 – 4 years of working experience in a similar position in a national or international NGO. Excellent understanding of local context needs and challenges of the local communities. Strong communicator with gravitas and the ability to articulate complex subjects in “lay-man” terms in the local context; Ability to facilitate workshops and gatherings to reach its required outputs; engender a sense of belonging and ownership to the decisions made; Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Working knowledge of English; strong knowledge of local languages. Organized, team player, proactive attitude and ability to multi-task; Ability to meet deadlines and cope with pressing timelines, willingness to work overtime if needed; Ability to work and be comfortable in complex situations with incomplete information; work and be comfortable in complex situations with incomplete information;

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Samangan
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