|Date Posted:||May 15, 2019|
|Closing Date:||May 24, 2019|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Business Administration ,Law|
|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 focusing 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; the provincial coordinator will be responsible for overall implementation of the project at provincial level and provides full support to all events and activities implemented under the project in his assigned province. The incumbent will supervise and oversee projects operations under his/her direct responsibility to meet targets and goals specified in the projects scope.
Requires travel to provinces:
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.
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with project stakeholders, in his assigned areas of responsibilities and staff at all levels of the organization;
Ability to work independently, meets deadlines, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
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:
· Overseeing the day to day implementation, technical and training activities of the project at the provincial level
· Monitor the project process by field visits
· Ensure that the activities and trainings are held according to the project work plan and time frame
· Ensure that the project deliverables are on time within budget and at required quality
· Review master trainers workplans and ensure it complies with project time frame
· Confirm that all PESCO’s project activities are adhering Afghanistan rules and regulations.
· Mobilization of communities
· Assist the master trainers in prepare attendance sheets, pre-tests, post-tests and evaluation questionnaires and record them
· Support the master trainers for the conduction of trainings, monthly internal meetings, quarterly joint coordination forums and advocacy workshops between the formal and informal justice sectors
· Preparation of participant lists for the community mobilization workshop
· Assist the Master trainers for establishment of male and female jirga/shura groups
· Participate in the capacity building trainings provided by the organization
· Represent PESCO in external and internal events and maintain a good working relationship with the key stakeholders in local level to ensure coordination, partnership and mutual support
Ensures coordination of project activities with Master trainers and provincial project teams
· Draft and process letters with governmental stakeholders at provincial level in regard to project implementation
· Draft invitation letters for CSOs,provincial authorities and local jirga members for participation to the exchange visits, coordination forums and advocacy workshops
· Analyze security situation for implementation of the programs
· Ensure that the trainings database is kept up to date
· Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation
· Processing payments, transportation costs and other expenditure costs for project beneficiaries and target groups
· Consolidate master trainers’ reports and provision of the compiled reports to project officer/manager
· Provide weekly and monthly reports to project officer/manager concerning field activities
· Liaise with the project staff, judicial departments, village elders, village representatives and religious scholars in targeted provinces for coordination of program implementation
· Maintain project documents in an appropriate database or library, and ensure that all documents are accurate and have been accepted by the Project Manager
· And any other tasks assigned by the Supervisor.
Job Location:Afghanistan, Takhar
Bachelor Degree (Business administration, Law, political science/ other relevant field
Prior experience working with advocacy, women empowerment TAF/USAID projects is an advantage
Minimum of 4 years of experience working with civil society organization, UN agencies and NGOs
Fluency in Dari or Pashto (local languages of the province) with strong communications skills in English language required.