|Date Posted:||May 15, 2019|
|Closing Date:||May 24, 2019|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per company salary scaleAF|
|Years of Experience:||4 Years|
About Paiwand Emroz Social and Cultural Organization:
Paiwand-Emroz Social and Cultural Organization (PESCO) is a non-governmental, non-political civil society organization. The organization is established in 2009, and registered under license 2179, with the Ministry of Economy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The organization’s main office is based in Balkh, with regional offices in Kabul and Herat, and project implementation capabilities across 34 provinces of the country.
The organization was established by a number of likeminded bright and committed Afghan youths, who believe in the need for development needs in Afghanistan. The organization operates under the applied laws of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and use human rights based approaches in all of our interventions. With more than seven -year experience in the capacity building and institutional development, PESCO has worked with multilateral and bi-lateral organizations, international donors and NGOs, Public and Private Sector organizations and the civil society representatives.
Currently PESCO implements “Bridging the Gap Between Formal and Informal Justice (BGFIJ)” project on behalf of the The Asia Foundation (TAF ) in the 6 northeast and northwest provinces (Jawzjan, Balkh, Samangan, Baghlan, Kunduz and Takhar) of Afghanistan. The Program is expected to work in two main components: Component 1 will focus on the interaction between formal and informal justice providers. Under this component different types of activities to increase communication and exchange between formal and informal actors will be introduced. Component 2 will focus on activities which are implemented for stakeholders of the formal and informal justice sectors, with TAF focussing mainly on actors of the informal justice providers. Activities include building the capacity of (male and female) jirga members and strengthening the capacities of teachers, students, religious leaders, etc. In both components, strengthening the linkages between the different systems will be a major aim and synergy activities will be conducted wherever possible. Throughout all activities, a special focus will be placed on improving the situation of women.
The main counterparts of the Program will be the provincial departments of Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Border and Tribal Affairs, Ministry of Haj and Religious Affairs, Ministry of Education, High schools, the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA), Afghan Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and informal justice providers such as Jirgas and Shuras in target provinces.
Under the direct supervision of the Kabul-based Project Manager and in close coordination with project officer and provincial coordinator; the Master trainers will be responsible for community mobilization, identification and selection of project beneficiaries, establishment of male and female jirga/shura groups, and holding all the capacity building trainings and facilitating the meetings in the target provinces.
Requires travel to provinces:
Fluency in Dari or Pashto (local languages of the province) with strong communications skills in English language required.
Able to manage and plan the work effectively and meet deadlines.
Ability to establish working relationships with the government and non- government organizations and effective outreach and networking at regional level
Ability to build strong lines of communication with stakeholders and within the province;
Must be of a good and respectful character and be able to conduct business with the whole national and international community regardless of ethnicity gender religion race tribe or culture with respect and professionalism.
Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
Ability to work under pressure.
Must be the resident of the Takhar province
Duties & Responsibilities:
· Facilitate and organize internal meetings, trainings, exchange visits, coordination forums and workshops for beneficiaries
· Keep record of the minutes of meetings
· Drafting agenda for the meetings,trainings,coordination forums, exchange visits and workshops
· Deliver trainings on the topics, woman rights, basic legal concepts, restorative justice, draft law of jirga/shura on conciliation of civil disputes, and mediation to target beneficiaries
· Review the developed workplan of teachers and Khateebs prior to implementation of the assigned activities
· Maintain close contact and strong relations with the project staff, judicial departments, village elders, village representatives and religious scholars in targeted provinces
· Ensure that the activities and trainings are planned, managed and implemented according to project work plan and within the time frame
· Contributes development of specific strategies and implementation plans in line with project frameworks
· In close collaboration with project manager, review project technical documents and plan and make necessary amendments and modifications
· Strengthen coordination and cooperation between formal and informal justice for Observation of court proceeding related to family and civil cases by Jirga/Shura members
· Prepare pre-tests and post-tests for training participants
· Establishment of male and female jirga/shura groups
· Participate in the capacity building opportunities provided by the organization
· Respect and follow the organization’s codes of conducts.
· interact professionally with project stakeholders, in his assigned areas of responsibilities and staff at all levels of the organization
· Submission of event report to provincial coordinator
Job Location:Afghanistan, Takhar
Master/ bachelor degree in law, Sharia or equivalent, MA is preferable
Prior experience working with advocacy, women empowerment TAF/USAID projects
Minimum of two years of experience working with civil society organization, UN agencies and NGOs preferably with formal and informal justice sectors, CDCs/Jirgas, human rights, legal awareness, court observation and access to justice projects.