Field Assistant

  CTG Global Limited
  Afghanistan Unspecified 357
Date Posted:Aug 18, 2010
Closing Date:Aug 28, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About CTG Global Limited:


CTG Global is a Personnel Management Service Company specialised in Recruitment, Management Consultancy,and Human Resources management services in countries experiencing or emerging from armed conflicts, natural disasters, or acute social and economic crises worldwide. CTG Global provides tailored personnel management support enabling a growing number of public and private sector agencies and individuals to achieve their objectives in complex and challenging environments. CTG Global clients in Afghanistan currently comprise government, UN agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), and different businesses such a security companies.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Officer in Charge (OiC) and in accordance with instructions received from the Chief of Mission, the Field Assistant will support the mission in the implementation of emergency activities, within the framework of IOM's role in inter-agency response coordination mechanisms. He/she will support the OiC in the implementation of emergency activities. The Field Assistant will be tasked with collecting information regarding humanitarian situations and will liaise with other humanitarian actors to ensure participation in and coordination with wider humanitarian initiatives in place.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Field Assistant will form strong links with relevant parties to meet IOMs objectives with respect to overall policy coordination and delivery of humanitarian and emergency assistance. The position requires frequent travels to the Afghan countryside.

Specific duties include:
In collaboration with UN Specialized Agencies, national and provincial government
1) authorities as well as international and national NGOs, facilitate effective delivery of international humanitarian/emergency assistance for emergency/disaster situations; prepare situation reports, apprising of situation to date and specifying requirements of stricken areas.
2) Participate, coordinate and organize assessments for emergency/disaster situations
3) Oversee and monitor distribution of humanitarian assistance and provide written reports with details of distribution process and any associated issues.
4) In coordination with supervisor (OiC), participate and/or assist in organizing meetings, work groups and consultations regarding the planning and implementation of humanitarian assistance.
5) In coordination with supervisor, oversee and monitor distribution of humanitarian assistance and provide written reports with details of distribution process and any associated issues.
6) In coordination with supervisor (OiC), assist national and provincial government authorities in handling emergency situations; ensure appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the IOM system
7) In coordination with supervisor (OiC), monitor, analyze and report on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management activities or emergency situations; develop and maintain a “watch list” of areas with potential for humanitarian crisis and report this information accordingly.
8) Liaise with other IOM sub offices, including Kabul, in addition to other departments in IOM such as Finance, Logistics, Security, etc. as required.
9) Any other related task that may be assigned by the supervisor in the province office

Job Requirement:

1. Masters Degree in related/professional field (Desirable)
2. Bachelors Degree in Development, International Studies or related field (Essential)

Work Experience:
1. Experience working with UN agency, NGO or international organization (Essential)
2. Experience in working in the field
3. Experience of liaising with related Government ministries (DoRR, ANDMA) (Desirable)

Language Skills:
1. Fluency in English (Essential)
2. Fluency in Dari and Pashto (Essential)

Computer Skills:
1. Excellent IT skills (Email, internet, word etc) (Essential)
2. Experience in database management (Access) (Desirable)

Personal Skills:
1. An ability to work with a variety of stakeholders – humanitarian beneficiaries and senior national and international governmental and humanitarian agencies (Essential)
2. An ability to travel extensively throughout Afghanistan (Essential)
3. An awareness of humanitarian issues in Afghanistan (Essential)
4. Knowledge of contingency planning and needs assessment (Desirable)
5. Excellent time management and organization skills (Essential)
6. Administrative skills (Essential)

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