|Date Posted:||Jan 9, 2011|
|Closing Date:||Jan 18, 2011|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||false|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
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 worldâ€™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 ActionAidâ€™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: â€¢ Grass roots community mobilization activities; â€¢ Local level capacity building; â€¢ Policy analysis and influencing; â€¢ 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.
The Project Coordinator will be responsible of all the implementation activities and of the general coordination of the project. She is responsible to effectively lead and manage Actionaid Afghanistanâ€™s â€œHolistic Approach for the Reduction of Violence against Women in Afghanistanâ€ Project in Heart and Kabul under specific strategies and plans of the project, developed by the womenâ€™s rights department.
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢Ensure that the Project conforms to ActionAid Afghanistan Program Principles and Project Standards. If the Project does not meet these standards at any stage of the project cycle, take appropriate steps to correct or improve identified areas.
â€¢Review existing Project outputs and indicators so as to ensure that they are appropriate and if required suggest changes to line management.
â€¢Develop and manage a comprehensive activity plan covering the time frame of the project proposal
â€¢Develop Project start up plans in consultation with Project staff, line management. Following project initiation, develop regular (monthly) implementation plans and reports, also quarterly reports to donor.
â€¢Establish and implement Project monitoring and evaluation systems in order to provide regular information on progress towards indicators of outputs and objectives and assess the impact of the Project.
â€¢Provide technical assistance and support to Project and Actionaid staff as required.
â€¢Financial, logistics, contract and personnel management
â€¢Preparing and timely submitting statuary reports
â€¢Proper documentation of the work and updating the records/information and date
2.Coordination / liaison function
â€¢Establish and maintain positive working relationships with other institutions involved in the project. This should include regular contact to ensure they are fully and appropriately involved in the Project.
â€¢Close coordination and strong communication with the Ministry of Women, AIHRC and Law Faculty in Herat and other stakeholders
â€¢Coordination with ActionAid Afghanistan and ActionAid International including related thematic leaders, program manager, consultants, visitors and other departments within the organization.
â€¢To co-ordinate with the Logistics department and ensure all project related items are available on site in a timely fashion.
â€¢To ensure that project stocks are ordered and delivery requested in time to deliver as needed by contractors and work teams.
â€¢To follow procurement procedures and logistics procedures for all project purchases.
â€¢To provide all financial planning and reports as required by the Finance Manager (cash forecast, etc).
â€¢Degree in Law and Political Science or related field
â€¢Strong project management skills and experiences
â€¢Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
â€¢Aptitude for community mobilization and capacity building
â€¢Five years work experience in the same field.
â€¢Fluency in writing and speaking English and local language Dari/Pashto
â€¢Understanding of womenâ€™s rights based issues and approaches
â€¢Strong analytical skills
â€¢Flexible, forward looking, open, willingness to learn new things,
â€¢Demonstrated ability to deliver quality reports within deadline
â€¢Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization
â€¢Willingness to travel as per the project