Senior Social Organizer

  Afghanaid
  Afghanistan Unspecified 253
Date Posted:Jan 18, 2010
Reference:VA-2010-004
Closing Date:Jan 29, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Agriculture
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Afghanaid:

 

Job Summary:

The Role: The Senior Social Organizer is responsible for overall guidance to social mobilization at community, sub-catchment and sub-basin levels harmonizing with Afghanistan’s national/ and provincial policies relevant to natural resources management for delivering results that have been envisaged by Upper Catchment Rehabilitation and Management Project in Badakhshan. The incumbent will focus on developing the strategy, action plan for organizing communities at various levels for registration into relevant authorities ensuring effective vertical and horizontal linkages.

The Senior Social Organizer will also contribute into Afghanaid’s efforts to continually learn from implementation experience (both of Afghanaid and other development actors/researchers) and to feed that learning into the design of new projects, programs and development strategy, particularly those related to natural resource management.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Role: The Senior Social Organizer is responsible for overall guidance to social mobilization at community, sub-catchment and sub-basin levels harmonizing with Afghanistan’s national/ and provincial policies relevant to natural resources management for delivering results that have been envisaged by Upper Catchment Rehabilitation and Management Project in Badakhshan. The incumbent will focus on developing the strategy, action plan for organizing communities at various levels for registration into relevant authorities ensuring effective vertical and horizontal linkages.

The Senior Social Organizer will also contribute into Key responsibilities

1. Social Mobilization

Prepare social mobilization related user friendly guidelines, manuals, information materials, extension materials that are relevant to project’s scope of work.

2. Research
Design and conduct studies of best practices to increase project visibility and to feed into Afghanaid’s future plan of action. Contribute technical team to conduct sub-catchment level natural resource management situation analysis.

Specific duties:

• Identify policies/ legislations (existing and pipeline) pertinent to facilitate communities to organize at local, sub-catchment and sub-basin level for improving natural resource management system in selected sub-catchments.
• Develop strategy and action plan for registration of the communities at various level
• Develop capacity of the field staff to enable them effective community organization
• Develop learning packages for enabling communities at various levels to manage natural resources and share benefit in equitable manner for long term sustainability.
• Train field staff to use train community members using prepared packages
• Contribute conducting project results relevant baseline for targeted sub-catchments.
• Contribute revising logical framework including relevant monitoring indicators
• Contribute preparing annual work plans and budget.
• Contribute preparing reports as per project requirements.
• Train project staff on concept and practices of social mobilization linking with participatory natural resource management relevant to upper catchment rehabilitation and management.
• Contribute conducting case studies and best practices for sharing with others and to showcase project results
• Liaise with relevant government agencies and partner NGOs to increase programme effectiveness.

Job Requirement:

Competencies and Skills: You will need a bachelor’s level Education in Relevant subject with five years of related work experience. You must have working knowledge of English and Dari; and be comfortable in using MS Office key packages such as Word, Excel and Power point. Higher degree and prior work experience in the field of NRM will be merit.

The post also demands committeemen to Afghanaid’s mission of poverty alleviation in a suitable and equitable manner, positive attitude to work, team player, personal integrity, and self motivation as well as knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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