Manager (Livelihoods)

  ACTED
  Afghanistan Unspecified 220
Date Posted:Aug 15, 2010
Reference:000
Closing Date:Aug 30, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Programme
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About ACTED:

Founded:  

ACTED, the Agency for Technical Co-operation and Development is an NGO registered in France with global operations in Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, South Asia, Middle East and Africa. ACTED has been active in Afghanistan since 1993, and is one of the largest NGOs in the country, capitalizing on a continued 15-years presence in Afghanistan throughout successive regimes and on established operations throughout Central Asia. ACTED operates mainly in the North, Northeastern and Central areas of Afghanistan. Originally focused on humanitarian relief, ACTED Afghanistan is now working through an integrated development approach. Although still responsive to natural and humanitarian crisis, including support to flood and drought affected populations as well as sustainable reintegration for returnees, ACTED Afghanistan main area of intervention is now the promotion of community-driven rural development. Within this framework, ACTED Afghanistan is the largest NGO facilitating partner of the National Solidarity Programme, working in 1,721 communities spread over five provinces in the North. Its present operations reach about 7,8% of the Afghan rural population.

Job Summary:

The Livelihoods Manager’s responsibilities include:

• She/he will lead the team of ACTED staff in implementation of house hold livelihood security on the advice of the National Livelihoods Co-ordinator
• She/he will guide and support conduct of training and development of manuals
• She/he will support the reporting department in the development of proposals
• She/he will also visit all the project area in Afghanistan to initiate changes to shift the need based approach to right based approach using livelihood security policy paper as base
• She/ he will assist the program staff in preparing the training programs for effective implementation of activities
• She /he co-ordinate the activities of livelihoods of various NGOs working in Afghanistan and develop a common forum for livelihood Network
• She/he will support the process of sharing the long term livelihood security strategy of Afghanistan with donors and Afghanistan government
• She/he will initiate, guide, set up and run of livelihood resources and training centre in Kabul and in other bases
• She/he will support and guide the Administration, HR, Logistics and Finance staff in dovetailing the livelihood implementation
• She/he will arrange to bring out Livelihood News letter
• She / he will set up a web site for livelihood information sharing
• She / he will develop the livelihood resource center and initiate and operate knowledge management process
• She/ he will be responsible for arranging all the public relation and visibility aspects of livelihood implementation
• Any other matter of importance as assigned by National Livelihood Co-ordinator. Deputy Country Director or the country director

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Livelihoods Manager’s responsibilities include:

• She/he will lead the team of ACTED staff in implementation of house hold livelihood security on the advice of the National Livelihoods Co-ordinator
• She/he will guide and support conduct of training and development of manuals
• She/he will support the reporting department in the development of proposals
• She/he will also visit all the project area in Afghanistan to initiate changes to shift the need based approach to right based approach using livelihood security policy paper as base
• She/ he will assist the program staff in preparing the training programs for effective implementation of activities
• She /he co-ordinate the activities of livelihoods of various NGOs working in Afghanistan and develop a common forum for livelihood Network
• She/he will support the process of sharing the long term livelihood security strategy of Afghanistan with donors and Afghanistan government
• She/he will initiate, guide, set up and run of livelihood resources and training centre in Kabul and in other bases
• She/he will support and guide the Administration, HR, Logistics and Finance staff in dovetailing the livelihood implementation
• She/he will arrange to bring out Livelihood News letter
• She / he will set up a web site for livelihood information sharing
• She / he will develop the livelihood resource center and initiate and operate knowledge management process
• She/ he will be responsible for arranging all the public relation and visibility aspects of livelihood implementation
• Any other matter of importance as assigned by National Livelihood Co-ordinator. Deputy Country Director or the country director

Job Requirement:

• Afghan National
• Graduate from recognised university and Post graduate or Masters is preferred
• At least 2/3 years working experience in a development projects in Afghanistan
• Prior working experience in livelihood development activities is an asset
• Fluency in English speaking is required.
• Decent computer skill (MS word, excel and Power point)
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Strong leadership abilities
• Proficient in written and oral communication skills in Dari.
• Willing to travel in various parts of Afghanistan

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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