Bachelor's Degree   Badakhshan, Afghanistan Full Time 372
Date Posted:Jul 8, 2019
Reference:728
Closing Date:Jul 17, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Female
Functional Area:Programme
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:1 Year
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Women for Afghan Women (WAW):

Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots civil society organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York. In particular, WAW works to help Afghan women and girls exercise their rights to pursue their individual potential to self-determination, and to representation in all areas of life—political, social, cultural, and economic. WAW relentlessly advocates for women’s rights and challenges the norms that underpin gender-based violence to influence attitudes and bring about change.

Job Summary:

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Departments of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRRs) and the organization of Women for Afghan Women (WAW) in Badakhshan Province of Afghanistan jointly engage in different protection related activities addressing concerns, risks and needs affecting different groups especially displaced persons and refugee returnees. Also to identify existing coping mechanisms capacities and assess that can mitigate their protection risks and support their stabilizations. Most of the activities are directly linked with protection assessment of potential risks or vulnerabilities and the involvement of DoRRs is vital to process as ensures the participation and accountability of the Government. Considering the cultural context, having access to displaced and returnee women and girls must be in a way that respects cultural values and protection principles as confidentiality and meanwhile enable them to share their concerns comfortable and openly. To address this gap it is necessary to count with female staff in all the organizations including DoRR. In light of the above reality, an intern female staff for DoRR is really needed. The incumbent will discharge the following tasks;

2.   Objective

Female intern will help to overcome the gap on participation of female staff in different sensitive activities with women including Persons with Specific Needs (PSN) assessments, claims/petitions of women Internally Displace Persons (IDPs), returnees and other of concern, identification and referral of cases, women participation during assessments, while at the same time will promote empowerment of women in the region, access to livelihood opportunities including educated IDP’s and returnees, finally will be a fundamental link for capacity building and cooperation with DORR. 

3.   Scope of Work

Skills Required:

Efficiency and organisation

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

 I.       Capacity to travel visit different areas of the Province with different teams

   II.    Computer  proficiency  with  high  level  of familiarity  with Office program packages like MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc (Advantage)

  III.       Good oral presentation and writing skills

  IV.       Experience working with related areas (Advantage) 

Duties & Responsibilities:

ð The female intern will closely work with DoRR to build relationship with Government officials, UNHCR and other agencies in order to support as per her role in the provision of proper and timely protection interventions in respect of IDPs and refugee returnees;

ð The intern will participate in the joint IDP assessment and monitoring of internally displaced persons, returnees and others of concern;

ð Participate in the assessment of PSN cases, payments for identified PSN and subsequent monitoring;

ð Support DoRR in the close follow up the petitions of IDP/ Returnee women and girls lodged at DoRR and support their access to humanitarian assistance;

ð Identify and refer according to proper guidance cases of female beneficiaries facing problems related to HLP, SGBV, PSN while ensuring confidentiality and respect for core humanitarian principles, including the principle of do no harm;

ð In consultation of Head of DoRR, attend the Gender meetings and other related activities;

ð Advocate on the needs of women in the AoR and promote their inclusion in community mobilization activities implemented by UNHCR;

ð Perform any other tasks as required;


4.   Output

DORR Badakhshan will have 1 female intern that will be capacitated, guided and supported by DoRR, UNHCR and WAW.

Activities that require the active participation of DORR like IDP joint assessments, PSN assessment, community mobilization activities, and others will have a gender sensitive approach to PoC women will have a better access to information, services and assistance. 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Badakhshan

Qualifications:

 I.       Bachelor degree or High School completed

    II.      Higher level education ( Advantage)

  III.      Capacity to travel visit different areas of the Province with different teams

  IV.    Computer  proficiency  with  high  level  of familiarity  with Office program packages like MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc (Advantage)

   V.       Good oral presentation and writing skills

  VI.      Experience working with related areas (Advantage)

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