Human Rights and Gender Dupty Coordinator

  Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA)
  Afghanistan Unspecified 231
Date Posted:Nov 14, 2010
Reference:HRM 64-10
Closing Date:Dec 4, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA):


Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) invites all qualified candidates to apply for the following position. SCA actively promotes and encourages Women and People with Disabilities to apply The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) is a non-profit, non-governmental humanitarian organisation working to assist in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. SCA’s interventions inside Afghanistan began in 1982. Today SCA runs four major development programmes within Disability, Education, Health and Rural Development and is one of the largest NGOs in the country. SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities and experience without regard to age (18-65 years), race, colour, religion, marital status, sex, physical disability, or veteran status. Non-monetary Benefits for Females: Transportation close to residence and work, child nursery at workplace, safe travel facilities and companion to field trips, female association membership, trainings and capacity building

Job Summary:

By adhering to gender equality and a rights-based approach, SCA endorses equal access, non-discrimination, participation, transparency, accountability and the framing of planning and programming within the realms of international rights conventions. The Human Rights and Gender Unit (HRGU) is mandated to promote and strengthen the adaptation of these core values by facilitating and supporting the mainstreaming of gender and rights-based approaches throughout all programming as well as administration. The unit thus plays the role of creating awareness, promoting values, advocating for change, developing and mainstreaming methods and tools, and monitoring and evaluating achievements of gender equality and human rights. It collaborates closely with SCA programme as well as administration units, and furthermore works and advocates together with civil society networks and activists.
The HRGU Deputy Coordinator has a delegated mandate from the HRGU Coordinator within the realms of method development, capacity building, research/monitoring/evaluation, networking and advocacy, planning and reporting.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Method development: In coordination with programme units, identify and develop contextualized tool-kits and training material on gender and rights issues, adoptable for SCA programmes
• Capacity building: Identify, design, plan, implement and monitor gender and rights trainings and workshops, for SCA staff as well as relevant partners.
• Research, monitoring and evaluation: Collaborate with Monitoring and Evaluation Unit as well as Programme Units in creating, monitoring and evaluating gender and human rights baselines and indicators. Conduct case studies and minor research when required for assessments and lessons learned.
• Networking and advocacy: Develop SCA linkages to human rights and gender networks within civil society. Participate in SCA advocacy efforts while strengthening SCA-supported national advocacy actors.
• Planning, reporting: Participate in developing applications, plans, budgets and reports for HRGU. Contribute to strengthening the analysis and reflection of gender and human rights in all SCA plans, budgets and reports.

Job Requirement:

• University degree or/and higher education within relevant field
• At least one year at senior level position within a civil society
• Experiences in rights-based development, Gender and advocacy programmes
• Demonstrated management capacity, including team-building capabilities, organisational, interpersonal and negotiation skills
• Ability to take initiatives, and pursue work tasks proactively with little supervision
• Demonstrate skills in training and coaching staff at different levels within the organisation
• Ability to travel frequently within Afghanistan
• Good command of written and spoken English, Dari and Pashto
• Advanced user-knowledge in computer
• Being an Afghan citizen

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