Livelihood Assistant, Western Region (Herat)

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Herat Full Time 961
Date Posted:Sep 26, 2022
Reference:0530
Closing Date:Sep 29, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:6
Gender:Any
Functional Area:General
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:1300 - 1350 USD monthly
Years of Experience:1 - 3 Years
Contract Duration:3 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:6 weeks
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Moore Afghanistan :

At Moore, our purpose is to help people thrive – our clients, our people and the communities they live and work in. We’re a global accounting and advisory family of over 30,000 people across more than 260 independent firms and 110 countries, connecting and collaborating to take care of your needs – local, national and international. When you work with Moore firms, you’ll work with people who care deeply about your success and who have the drive and dedication to deliver results for you and your business. You’ll have greater access to senior expertise than with many firms. We’ll be here for you whenever you need us – to help you see through the maze of information, to guide you in your decisions and to make sure you take advantage of every opportunity. To help you thrive in a changing world.

Job Summary:

About your organization:

Since 2009, Afghanistan Holding Group has provided professional business services including taxation, payroll, training, management consulting, research, and M&E services. AHG employs over 180 full-time, highly qualified Afghans in Kabul, calling on an additional pool of over 800 professionals across all 34 provinces for specific short-term support. We strive to serve our clients with the highest levels of efficiency, integrity, and accountability.

Objective of the assignment:

There is a need for 6 Livelihoods Assistants to assist implementation of Area Based Project activities in Herat. The Livelihoods Assistants will support the Livelihood Officer. Their main responsibility will be to verify beneficiaries of a UNDP project aimed to protect community-based livelihoods and local economic activities in the Western Region (Herat, Badghis and Farah provinces), targeting women-led/managed Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).


In particular, their duties will include: 


1. Collecting all the needed information from UNDP and UNDP-implementing partner, including the Pre-Assessment of beneficiaries, the Beneficiary Selection Criteria used and the Post-Completion Assessment (if available) 


2. Sampling the data according to the sample size agreed-upon 


3. Verifying the sample of beneficiaries through personal/phone interviews


4. Appropriately recording the information received and provide pictures, to the extent possible


5. Upon completion of the verification, supporting UNDP staff in preparing a narrative report covering the verification process, including activities covered, observation/analysis of the verification, recommendations, lessons learnt (if any), success stories (if any). 


The Livelihood Assistants will provide support in any similar tasks, as required. 

The incumbents will work closely with UNDP Herat Office staff in coordinating with the implementing partner and the provincial administration, as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Scope of work: 

The Livelihoods Assistants will work under the direct supervision of the Livelihoods Officer and in close collaboration with the ABADEI programme staff. The Livelihoods Assistants will have the following duties and responsibilities:

- Verify beneficiaries of a UNDP project aimed to protect community-based livelihoods and local economic activities in the Western Region (Herat, Badghis and Farah provinces), targeting women-led/managed MSMEs. In particular: 

• Collect all the needed information from UNDP and UNDP-implementing partner, including the Pre-Assessment of beneficiaries, the Beneficiary Selection Criteria used and the Post-Completion Assessment (if available) 

• Sample the data according to the sample size agreed-upon 

• Verify the sample of beneficiaries through personal/phone interviews

• Appropriately record the information received and provide pictures, to the extent possible

• Upon completion of the verification, support UNDP staff in preparing a narrative report covering the verification process, including activities covered, observation/analysis of the verification, recommendations, lessons learnt (if any), success stories (if any). 

- Perform any other duties as required by the supervisor. 


Institutional arrangement:

The Livelihoods Assistants work under the direct supervision of the Livelihood Officer in the Western Region. Advice and support will also be provided by the UNDP Regional and Country offices.

Job Requirement:

Payment: Monthly basis

Duration of the assignment: (October – December 2022)

Duty station: Herat Province

Duty Station is in Herat and with travel to Badghis, Farah provinces as per need, DSA and travel will be paid based on need by UNDP (If any)

Experience and Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, economics, information / data management, development studies, agricultural development, environmental sciences, disaster management, or related fields.

Experience and Skills:

• At least 1-3 years practical experience with bachelor’s degree 

• Proven experience in conducting assessments and verification of livelihood project beneficiaries

• Proven experience in data entry 

• Knowledge and understanding of the sub-national institutional and socio-economic context of the Western Region of Afghanistan will be an asset. 


Functional Competencies: 

• Strong information management and data entry skills.

• Attention to detail and ability to type accurately to minimize the risk of errors.

• Proven organizational and time-management skills.

• Research and data collection skills. 

• Excellent English written communication skills, combined with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize concepts and findings easily, including for the preparation of reports. 

• Proficient use of MS Office (especially Word and Excel) and internet is required, and ability to operate standard office equipment. 

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

• Teamwork skills, including listening skills, assertive communication and respecting others. 

• Displays sensitivity and adaptability to different cultures, genders, religions, races, nationalities, and age groups. 

• Good team player, self-starter, has ability to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships.


Language Requirements:

Proficiency in written and spoken English and fluency in the national languages (Dari and Pashto).

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Herat
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