|Date Posted:||Dec 26, 2019|
|Closing Date:||Jan 17, 2020|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Social Science|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyAF|
|Years of Experience:||3 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
About Ministery of Energy and Water:
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of Energy & Water has received a grant from the International Development Association toward the cost of Irrigation Restoration and Development Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this “grant” to payments for hiring the services of following qualified national individual consultants.
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of Energy & Water has applied for a grant from the International Development Association toward the cost of Irrigation Restoration and Development Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this “grant” to payments for hiring the services of following qualified national individual consultants.
Good working knowledge of English and good command of national languages
· A willingness to travel regularly to the field is essential.
· Good communication skills
· Good report writing skills
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Work closely with the PCU Regional Environment and Social Safeguard Assistant (ESSA) to
- ensure that the project’s social inclusion and gender requirements, detailed in the project’s operational manual and social inclusion and gender strategy and reflected in the Water Law and Water Sector Strategy are mainstreamed throughout sub-project development.
- identify primary and secondary stakeholders at local level in consultation with community leadership.
- carry out social screening across all identified stakeholder groups and collect baseline information on social inclusion in accordance with ESMF guidelines.
- review the social findings with other members of the PCU regional management team
- Support village authorities in identifying appropriate local women’s organisers
- prepare draft Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs) ensuring that recommendations and concerns of vulnerable groups, especially women-headed households, are properly taken account of in the document.
- Promote greater interaction between women’s and men’s CDCs and other village structures in all aspects of project development to enhance the achievement of project’s objectives.
- prepare regular progress reports on the implementation of the ESMPs ensuring that the extent and nature of non-irrigation water users’ involvement in the project is properly reflected.
- Use Women’s CDCs and other appropriate forums to reach vulnerable groups, especially female-headed hhs, at village level in order to:
- disseminate information about the IRDP.
- seek non-irrigation water users’ opinions on proposed sub-project activities.
- consult women as far as possible in design, implementation and monitoring of proposed activities including identification of specific measures to prevent/mitigate adverse social and environmental impacts of proposed activities.
- ensure that the views of marginalised people, especially widows, are sought.
- Provide orientation on IRDP to village women organisers and women’s CDCs
- Build capacity of village women organisers to use mobilisation processes and tools.
- Support and guide local women organisers in all aspects of their work. This will involve regular village visits, meetings at district level.
- Support women organisers to promote participatory monitoring and evaluation (PME) of sub- project activities by women and other vulnerable groups.
- Document non-irrigation water users’ involvement in and challenges to their participation in each stage of the project.
- Share progress/challenges of involving marginalised groups in sub-project activities with ESSS/ESSA and agree a joint plan of action to overcome challenges which will include promoting the benefits of women’s involvement to men’s CDCs and water management departments.
- Liaise with regional NGO coordinating groups and other relevant regional associations to identify NGOs and other organizations working to build women’s voice and influence and identify possible synergies between them and the IRDP project.
- Increase vulnerable groups’ awareness, particularly that of women, of the project by disseminating information on it through locally and culturally relevant communication channels such as mosques, village meetings, women’s CDCs and NGOs, as well as broadcast and print media
- Carry out other tasks at the request of the National Social &Gender Officer.
Job Location:Afghanistan, Kabul
· Having at least Bachelor Degree in development or social sciences.
· 3 years of relevant field experience Or 5 years of working experience