Program Specialist CBM-Extractives

  Integrity Watch Afghanistan
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 203
Date Posted:Jul 28, 2020
Reference:024/2020
Closing Date:Aug 12, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:General
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:3 - 5 Years
Contract Duration:1 year(s)
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Integrity Watch Afghanistan:

Founded:  

Integrity Watch is an Afghan civil society organization committed to increase transparency, accountability, and integrity in Afghanistan.


The mission of Integrity Watch is to put corruption under the spotlight through community monitoring, research, and advocacy. We mobilize and train communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries. We develop community monitoring tools, provide policy-oriented research, facilitate policy dialogue, and advocate for integrity, transparency, and accountability in Afghanistan.


Integrity Watch was created in October 2005 and established itself as an independent civil society organization in 2006. It has approximately 50 staff members and 1400 volunteers. The head office of Integrity Watch is in Kabul with provincial programmatic outreach in Badakhshan, Balkh, Bamyan, Ghor, Herat, Kabul, Kapisa, Logar, Nangarhar, Parwan, Panjshir, Samangan, and Wardak.


Integrity Watch’s work has three major components: (1) Community Monitoring, (2) Research, and (3) Advocacy. Integrity Watch tries to encourage active citizenship and community mobilization through its programs. Our community monitoring work includes development of community monitoring tools, mobilizing and training communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries. 

Job Summary:

Community Based Monitoring of Extractives (CBM-E) program was initiated in 2007 in order to address the concerns of Afghan public about the state of extractives as well as to ensure that mining sites apply laws and respect legal guideline consistently, with a view to strengthening community involvement in improving the rule of law in Afghanistan. The ultimate aim is to improve citizens’ profit and trust in the legal extractives sector and enhance the relationship between the state and society.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Specialist CBM-S leads the extractives portfolio at Integrity Watch Afghanistan. (S)he is mainly responsible for the program management, stakeholders’ relations, capacity building and advocacy in target provinces. (S)he facilitates mobilizing communities, developing training materials, organizing social awareness events, monitoring mining sites, conducting coordination meetings and resolving identified problems. (S)he handles the relationship with government, partner organizations, donor agencies and advocacy networks. Main duties and responsibilities are as follow:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Program Management

  • Facilitate means to assist communities in establishing processes by which they can elect community representatives to become Integrity Volunteers
  • Mentor the provincial teams and volunteers in provinces to meet extensively the community members and record observation about mining services in the target mining sites
  • Follow up activities and regularly attend meetings at district and provincial levels
  • Monitor data entry process, verify entered data and make sure that the database is reflecting accurate and in-time field data

·        Participate in drafting of policy, proposals and program briefs

  • Prepare program work plans and budget forecasts
  • Write activity, management and donor reports of program activities;

Stakeholders Relation

  • Facilitate establishment of strong relationships with local stakeholders (including CDCs, communities, local government and civil societies) in the under-coverage provinces

·        Participate in designing and conducting CBM-E related advocacy and communications activities in line with strategic objectives and policies

·        Explore and participate in the development of partnerships with like-minded civil society organizations

  • Hold regular meetings with Ministry of Mining and Petroleum, donor meetings, Integrity Watch provincial offices and mining site officials, as required

·        Maintain good relations with donors and Afghan authorities at the program level

  • Any other program management related tasks, as required

Capacity Building

  • Design and conduct program-related training needs assessment
  • Provide training to program and provincial staff to improve performance and utilizing effectives practices
  • Providing inputs to program and provincial staff on the use of performance indicators and evaluations to reflect progress toward program outcomes and impacts;
  • Manage processes and learning material creation for educating volunteers and various stakeholders on monitoring skills and techniques

Knowledge Management

  • Develop systems for capturing, organising and developing information, knowledge and stories from staff, members, partners and the people we work with.
  • Create and implement effective organisational tools for evaluating, assessing and communicating the impact of our work and the difference we make.
  • Contribute to strategic review, planning, and development of the program as a whole.
  • Encourage the staff and workers to share knowledge effectively and efficiently

Job Requirement:

Education

  • Must hold at least a bachelor degree in political science, public administration/policy, social sciences, management or any other related fields. Master’s in public policy and management would be given preference.

Experience

  • Hold at least 3-5 years of experience in the extractives sector related projects/agencies
  • Experience in proposal development, donor report writing and budget management is required.
  • Experience with community and volunteer organizations is highly preferred;

Knowledge, expertise and capabilities

  • Be motivated to bring change to the extractives sector in Afghanistan
  • Have a good knowledge of the aid community and civil society;

·        Have a basic knowledge of the anti-corruption, transparency and accountability, social audit and access to information;

·        Hold good knowledge of finance, budget tracking and planning

  • Excellent oral and written communication in English, speak Dari and Pashto;
  • Be a strong and confident communicator and presenter;
  • Be able to network and establish professional relationships with ease;
  • Be willing and able to build strong relationships with community members in target provinces as well as public officials of all levels;
  • Be open to accepting direction and guidance from supervisors;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from different cultures and professional backgrounds
  • Able to work independently and efficiently.
  • Result-oriented and able to deliver within tight deadlines;

·        Able to commit to at least one year;

·        Willing to work overtime, holidays and weekends as requested by IWA management


Fluency in English, Pashtu and Dari

Computer Skills

Office Package “MS. Office, MS. Excel, Power Point”; Internet, Outlook; 

Personal qualities

  • Should be able to work as a team and independently;
  • Should have analytical skill;
  • Should be able to resolve problems;
  • Possess a high level of motivation and strong work ethic

Special Note

Female applicants are highly encouraged.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Please apply by sending a CV and a cover letter that outlines how your experience and education relates to the skills and experience outlined in the Terms of Reference to: hr@iwaweb.org. In the e-mail subject line please write “Program Specialist – CBM-Extractives” and your name.


The deadline for applications is August 12, 2020. However, interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Submission Email:

  hr@iwaweb.org