Program Officer

  Actionaid International
  Afghanistan Unspecified 350
Date Posted:Aug 15, 2010
Closing Date:Aug 24, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Actionaid International:


ActionAid is an international non-governmental organization (INGO), headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Working in over 42 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, ActionAid works with over 13 million of the world’s poorest people. ActionAid works for a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys their right to life with dignity. For the purpose ActionAid engaged in a range of development programs in different areas including Governance, Human security, HIV and AIDS, Child rights protection, Food rights and Women rights. Empowering communities and helping local governments to formulate pro-poor policies and implement development programmes are other key areas of ActionAid’s work. In Afghanistan, ActionAid has initiated an integrated programme of community development and policy research in 4 provinces namely Balkh, Jawzjan, Bamyan and Kabul. ActionAid's mandate is to work alongside marginalized groups in an effort to eradicate poverty. The Afghanistan programme strategy focuses on four interwoven levels of involvement: • Grass roots community mobilization activities; • Local level capacity building; • Policy analysis and influencing; • Net-working and international advocacy. Action Aid furthers its mission in Afghanistan through long term development projects with sponsorship funding as well as short and medium term donor funded projects aligned to the overall mission, principles and values of ActionAid.

Job Summary:

Programme planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluation and suggesting new agendas to be taken in Development Areas (DA).

Duties & Responsibilities:

•Provide leadership and support to DA programme team to ensure effective management and timely implementation of work plans and budgets.
•Lead the team of community facilitators in identifying most vulnerable/marginalized people within the community, by using Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and other participatory techniques
•Manage and implement programme interventions to achieve programme outputs and objectives, including monitoring and mid-term reviews in accordance with ActionAid Afghanistan requirements.
•Assist in the preparation of detailed proposal submissions.
•Within agreed in-country programme strategy, research and propose future programmes.
•In collaboration with community representatives, undertake detailed analysis and design appropriate interventions to meet identified needs and strengthen local capacities.
•Ensure timely compilation of situation updates, project and monthly narrative reports for field, in accordance with required reporting formats.
•Monitor programme expenditure and assist in preparing and analysing financial reports, understanding variances and taking corrective actions if required.
•Ensure that programme staff understands their individual and collective responsibilities for safety and well being.
•Provide leadership and support to DA programme team to ensure effective management and timely implementation of work plans and budgets.
•Any other activities assign by the line manager

Job Requirement:

•Minimum of university degree in the field of education and social development
•Good interpersonal skills
•Knowledge of child development, child psychology and rural development.
•Demonstrates competency and skill in management, leadership and teamwork.
•Skills in planning, design, conduct and evaluation of long and short-term programmes
•Need assessment and analytical skills.
•Excellent knowledge of computer MS Office
•Good communication skills in Dari , Pashto and English
•Minimum two year experience in relevant filed with NGO or INGO
•Humanitarian motivation
•Emotionally mature
•Team player
•Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues
•Flexible and adaptable to ever changing environments
•Willingness to travel and live in basic conditions

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