Female Area Supervisor

  Mercy Corps Afghanistan
  Afghanistan Unspecified 424
Date Posted:Feb 9, 2011
Reference:KUN-001
Closing Date:Feb 19, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Programme
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Mercy Corps Afghanistan :

 

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Job Summary:

The Community development areas supervisor is responsible for implementing the community development project in his/her areas maintaining close contact with community and ensuring that the proper materials are provided by Mercy Corps for the work, as well as developing new projects ideas. He/ she will be responsible for checking/ monitoring and implementation of 6-12 projects in the selected areas.

Duties & Responsibilities:

 Supervise foreman and daily laborers and/or contractors on day-to-day basis, building their capacity and providing support to strengthen their skills
 Be familiar with program log frame, including program goals, objectives and indicators
 Document all activities in accordance with established programmatic/M and E system requirements
 Develop and maintain good relationships and lines of communication with relevant local communities, explaining MC’s role as an NGO and liaising with them during all phases of the project
 Using agreed upon survey methodologies and established prioritization criteria, assist the CM’s to identify suitable locations for the implementation of the CFW engineering activities in the districts and communities
 Guarantee community involvement at all phases of the project (identification, design, implementation, and monitoring) to ensure the development of community ownership for the projects
 Assist the Manager in the implementation of projects as planned according to developed technical standards, schedules and timelines
 Report any variations or problems with implementation of projects (in regards to staffing, costs, schedules, technical matters) to the Relevant Manager.
 Ensure full adherence to the MC security plans and protocols conscientiously respecting the declared ‘go and no-go’ zones, ensuring that staff respects them
 Coordinate with local authorities to obtain all licenses needed
 Ensure adequate community contributions during the implementation phase either through labor, in-kind or financially
 Provide feedback to the Monitoring and Evaluation system in order to assess the effectiveness of the projects and impact and propose recommendations for improvements
 Provide regular written and verbal reports to the Relevant Manager.
 Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission in Afghanistan
 Work closely and coordinate with the Community Mobilization team to identify community needs and ensure that the process of selecting project priorities is ‘ demand-driven’
 Organize site-visits to the projects sites and host missions/consultants.
 Promote and adhere to the principles and objectives of the CFW project and Mercy Corps Afghanistan
 Adhere to all Mercy Corps administrative procedures and policies
 Assist with overall program development and future proposals for program follow-on activity
 Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in Afghanistan
 Must have construction experience
 Other duties as assigned

Job Requirement:

Preferable if Candidate is from Pul-e-Khumri or surrounded areas.
It would be preferred if the candidate had Bsc, in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction or related field. 2-5 years of involvement in development programs including infrastructure rehabilitation and Cash for Work (CfW) projects. Strong experience in training and mentoring, particularly with youth, preferred. Ability to form strong, professional relations with government counterparts required; experience with government capacity building preferred. Background in community assessment and participatory rural appraisal (PRA) techniques strongly preferred. Training and management/ supervision experience preferred. Must be able to work independently and show initiative, perform report writing, possess computer and basic administrative and organizational skills as well as good spoken and written English, Dari and Pashtu. Willingness to travel throughout the project area required, with familiarity with the project area preferred. Preference will be given to former or current Mercy Corps Afghanistan employees.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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