Programme Coordinator

  Actionaid International
  Afghanistan Unspecified 752
Date Posted:Feb 10, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 19, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
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 Coordinator position aims at assisting Programmes Team on program quality and delivery, compiling and prepare regular reports and coordination with other functions and units. This is one of the senior management positions reporting to the Programme Advisor of the Country Program. The incumbent of the position will be responsible for the assisting Programme Advisor to deliver results.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Specific Responsibilities of the Position

•Assist Programme Advisor on program quality and delivery
•Coordination with other functions, units, departments, thematic heads and project managers
•Provide support in developing, designing and implement people centered and rights based programme in the fields, including policy and advocacy, work for vulnerability, mitigation, poverty reduction and social justice
•Provide support to Program Advisor in managing development, implementation and monitoring of programmes
•Compile and prepare regular reports
•Proper documentation of the work and updating the records/information and dates
•Support the programme staffs in development and implementation of programme support activities
•Manage the development of project proposals
•Ensure the timely submission of quality programme reports as agreed with the donor or in project proposal in coordination with relevant units
•Provide support to the PA in assessment of Development Areas (DAs) and evaluation of programmes of Actionaid Afghanistan
•Provide support to the PA and Impact Assessment and Shared learning Manager in Annual Participatory Review and Reflection Process and as well as annual reports in coordination with IASL Manager
•Provide support PA in evaluating performance appraisals of DAs and Staffs
•Writing meeting minutes and its follow up on action points
•Ensure that programme activities are carried out within agreed budgets
•Ensure the timely completion of programme processes for the release of funds of donors
•Documents required for release of funds are submitted by dates agreed in each project
•Represent AAA in meetings with government and other stakeholders as and when nominated to represent
•Any other responsibility assigned by the line manager as and when required

Job Requirement:

Personal Specifications:

•Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or arts/humanities
•At least 3 years minimum working experience in the social development field
•At least 3 years experience in a senior position in the development field particularly in designing, setting up and coordinating program activities
•In-depth understanding of Programming issues and policy work at the country and international levels
•Understanding of gender issues in development and demonstratable commitment to promoting gender equity within the organization and in programme work

Key Competencies and Abilities:

•Programme Development
•Excellent planning and prioritization skills
•Planning and Budgeting
•Excellent conceptual, analytical, documentation, Information management, and Reporting
•Creative and takes initiative
•Networking and stakeholder management
•Flexible, forward looking open, willingness to learn new things
•Ability to work in multi-cultural environment, and establish and effective working relationships
•Ability to think Strategically and demonstrate commitment to supportive team working
•Multi-tasking skills
•Computer skills
•Excellent verbal and written communications skills in (English and both national languages), including report writing
•People managment skills
•Willing to work additional hours at crucial times
•Willingness to frequently travels as per needs

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