Senior Agriculture and Livelihood Officer

  Afghan Women Resource Center
  Afghanistan Unspecified 477
Date Posted:Jul 8, 2010
Reference:16/10
Closing Date:Jul 16, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:General
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:20000 - 40000 USD undefined
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Afghan Women Resource Center:

The Afghan Women’s Resource Center (AWRC) was founded by a group of over 80 educated Afghan women from various backgrounds, in August 1989. This was at a time when most relief work was being implemented by international organizations, and very few Afghan women participated in the process. The female refugee community began to realize that their real needs and interests could not be addressed, without their active participation in relief activities for women. This gave birth to the idea of an organization run by Afghan women to help Afghan women. From the very beginning, AWRC aimed at serving as a focal point of resources and information for Afghan women from all walks of life.

Job Summary:

1. Work with a cooperative spirit within communities (AWRC works in) to develop strong networking relationships and close associations with community leaders and the project’s participants and assist in need assessment for developing and designing community development projects.

2. In association with the senior management: develop: detailed timelines and schedules of valuations and implement and monitor the project’s objectives and activities to ensure that all these set targets are met.

3. Direct and coordinate the activities associated with the project in order to meet AWRC organizational objectives and the donor’s expectations.

4. Ensure that all the requirements or aspects of the project are undertaken and completed on time.

5. Oversee the gathering and analysis of information about the project undertaken and prepare reports about the project achievements as directed by senior management.

6. Advise senior management on matters requiring attention, and implement management decisions.

7. Assist in the recruitment of support staff and administer, manage and guide all support staff in all project’s objectives and monitor all work and activities undertaken.

8. Identify the risks associated with a projects, such as implementation or financial risks, and execute strategies to reduce these risks in consultation with senior management.

9. Work within the project budget parameter and monitor all out going costs with assistance from the financial and logistics units of AWRC.

10. Attends and conducts meetings about relevant issues with support staff, head project participants and communities leaders.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Work with a cooperative spirit within communities (AWRC works in) to develop strong networking relationships and close associations with community leaders and the project’s participants and assist in need assessment for developing and designing community development projects.

2. In association with the senior management: develop: detailed timelines and schedules of valuations and implement and monitor the project’s objectives and activities to ensure that all these set targets are met.

3. Direct and coordinate the activities associated with the project in order to meet AWRC organizational objectives and the donor’s expectations.

4. Ensure that all the requirements or aspects of the project are undertaken and completed on time.

5. Oversee the gathering and analysis of information about the project undertaken and prepare reports about the project achievements as directed by senior management.

6. Advise senior management on matters requiring attention, and implement management decisions.

7. Assist in the recruitment of support staff and administer, manage and guide all support staff in all project’s objectives and monitor all work and activities undertaken.

8. Identify the risks associated with a projects, such as implementation or financial risks, and execute strategies to reduce these risks in consultation with senior management.

9. Work within the project budget parameter and monitor all out going costs with assistance from the financial and logistics units of AWRC.

10. Attends and conducts meetings about relevant issues with support staff, head project participants and communities leaders.

Job Requirement:

1. University graduate (agriculture or related faculty)
2. Strategic management skills
3. At least 3 years experience in agricultural or related field
4. Strong personnel management and coordination skills.
5. At least 2 years experience working in management positions (senior officer level)
6. Excellent writing skills in Dari and English.
7. Experience in NGO community or women’s development work /advocacy work.
8. Knowledge of/interest in human rights issues.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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