Integration Assistant

  Aga Khan Foundation
  Afghanistan Unspecified 437
Date Posted:May 11, 2010
Reference:BRO/2010/014
Closing Date:May 24, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Economic Growth
Nationality:International
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Aga Khan Foundation:

 

Job Summary:

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private international, nonprofit, and non-denominational development agency. It seeks sustainable solutions to long term problems of poverty, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal and other resource poor areas across the world. Concentrating its efforts in health, education, rural development and strengthening civil society sectors, AKF’s approach is based on long-term commitment that is maintained through political and social uncertainty.

Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan is part of a dynamic network of development agencies currently operating in over 30 countries across Central and South Asia and East and West Africa. AKF,A currently manages and implements the largest, multi-sectoral development programme within the network and has built a strong reputation with the Government of Afghanistan, donors and local partners in a number of technical fields. At present, it is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Integration Assistant at its Bamyan Office in Bamyan- Afghanistan.
OVERALL OBJECTIVES

In integration the candidate will facilitate the coordination between sectors, districts and departments to enable and facilitate cross-sectoral cooperation and collaboration at all levels of program design, execution and evaluation both within AKF and between AKF and other external agencies including AKDN agencies, Media, local and international NGOs, Government Bodies, and Forums. The candidate will raise the scope of integration from the Bamyan/Parwan region and identify integration opportunities at a national level. Integration will look at gaps in capacity, resources and expertise in Bamyan and identify suitable and available resources within AKF’s multi-regional target areas to integrate yearly plans of operation across regions, districts and sectors. The objective of incorporating a national integration strategy to the Bamyan/Parwan region is to share knowledge and expertise and improve efficiency in the use of AKF resources.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Internal:
• Consults with sector managers/district managers and other program staff to determine the needs and specifications for further enhancement of cross-sectoral cooperation and collaboration.
• Follow-up on the community planning exercise for Micro-Input Area Development – organizes capacity strengthening of district and area staff in participatory tools required for the exercise and ensures district staff is well-versed with them.
• Assists in the formation and management of the district-based multi-sectoral micro-input area development teams.
• Organizes learning workshops and exchanges amongst staff for greater dialogue on practice, insights on community organization, and ‘writeshops’ to document area-based changes.
• Tracks progress made on reducing subsidies / successful transfer of technologies / wider replication of piloted technologies at the community level.

External:
• Manages and organizes AKF participation in Sectoral Working Groups at the Bamyan and Parwan provincial level.
• Communicates regularly with ARMP and AKHS on their community-based activities toward improved coordination amongst AKDN agencies in the field.
• Prepares a database on other development agencies working in the field, identifies areas for inter-agency cooperation at the field level, and follow-up.
• Monitors/files media coverage of Bamyan, and indentifies activities that can be covered by media agencies
• Coordinates with local and national journalists for media coverage of development activities that are ongoing, completed and planned in Bamyan and Parwan provinces.

Teamwork:

Works closely with the PSO (for inputs into donor reports), ERLU and Gender (for inputs into sector-specific or cross-sectoral research and evaluation), RDA, all other RD Sector heads and Regional Education Manager (for assistance with integrating efforts within and amongst the RD sectors, Education, ARMP and AKHS)

Job Requirement:

• Preference of a Bachelor degree with a minimum 3 year Experience in relevant field.
• Familiar with Ms Word, Excel and Access.
• Excellent negotiation and presentation skill.
• Willing to travel regularly to remote areas and other regions
• Knowledge and familiarity with Bamyan context is preferred.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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