Social Mobilizer

  MRRD/NABDP
  Afghanistan Unspecified 403
Date Posted:May 24, 2010
Reference:063/010/HR-NABDP
Closing Date:Jun 2, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Public Relations
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About MRRD/NABDP:

 

Job Summary:

Social Mobilizers: will each be detailed to work in one of the four districts in which the IALP-2K Program will operate, that is - Arghandab, Arghistan, Dand and Daman. The Social Mobilizers will be the critical part of the bridge in maintaining regular contact with the communities in the districts.

The first task of the Social Mobilizers will be to assist, as directed by the IALP-2K Program Manager, and/or the Deputy Program Manager, in the collection of current Livelihoods activities data in each of the four districts. The data collected will be used to create a Base Line Study (BLS).

Each of the four Social Mobilizers will be responsible for data collection in one of the four districts; the BLS will primarily be targeted to collect accurate data as to the current Livelihoods situation, in a sample of the residences of people living in villages in the selected districts. The purpose of this activity is to clearly define what the current situation is. A detailed questionnaire will be prepared, and each Social Mobilizer will collect all the required data.

The information collected will be analyzed, and the data used to create an understanding of the current Livelihoods situation in each of the villages / residences visited. The data will be used to assist in the decision of where, and what kind of assistance IALP-2K will provide to improve the livelihoods situation of the residents.

The BLS now to be created, will also be used in the future to evaluate what benefit has been derived from the IALP2K activities, which will be delivered through to the end of 2010, with the data collected now being compared with the situation found after IALP-2K Livelihoods inputs have been provided.


The Social Mobilizers will work in close collaboration with the DDAs and CDCs in each area, and will make sure to provide the necessary inputs to, and feedback from those organizations and through them, to and from the rural communities, thus ensuring that the IALP-2K activities are what the residents require/request, and are interested in. The Social Mobilizers will be part of the permanent link with the communities in the districts, they will have a Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) function, and will receive training to be effective operators in this activity.

Due to their privileged position within IALP-2K, the Social Mobilizers are expected to benefit from the capacity building, training in M and E activities, and project management. Even though the social Mobilizers will be stationed in Kandahar, their task will require them to be travelling in the districts on an ongoing basis, throughout the Project operational period, through to December 2010. The Social Mobilizers will be managed by the Program Manager and Deputy Program Manager, and will be required to undertake any activity which is deemed of benefit to the IALP-2K project, even if it is not mentioned in this ToR.

It is absolutely essential that all applicants for these positions have a full understanding of all relevant computer systems. Details of their previous computer experience must be provided in the application and C.V. to be provided when applying for this post. Tests in computer usage will be given during the interview.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Social Mobilizers: will each be detailed to work in one of the four districts in which the IALP-2K Program will operate, that is - Arghandab, Arghistan, Dand and Daman. The Social Mobilizers will be the critical part of the bridge in maintaining regular contact with the communities in the districts.

The first task of the Social Mobilizers will be to assist, as directed by the IALP-2K Program Manager, and/or the Deputy Program Manager, in the collection of current Livelihoods activities data in each of the four districts. The data collected will be used to create a Base Line Study (BLS).

Each of the four Social Mobilizers will be responsible for data collection in one of the four districts; the BLS will primarily be targeted to collect accurate data as to the current Livelihoods situation, in a sample of the residences of people living in villages in the selected districts. The purpose of this activity is to clearly define what the current situation is. A detailed questionnaire will be prepared, and each Social Mobilizer will collect all the required data.

The information collected will be analyzed, and the data used to create an understanding of the current Livelihoods situation in each of the villages / residences visited. The data will be used to assist in the decision of where, and what kind of assistance IALP-2K will provide to improve the livelihoods situation of the residents.

The BLS now to be created, will also be used in the future to evaluate what benefit has been derived from the IALP2K activities, which will be delivered through to the end of 2010, with the data collected now being compared with the situation found after IALP-2K Livelihoods inputs have been provided.


The Social Mobilizers will work in close collaboration with the DDAs and CDCs in each area, and will make sure to provide the necessary inputs to, and feedback from those organizations and through them, to and from the rural communities, thus ensuring that the IALP-2K activities are what the residents require/request, and are interested in. The Social Mobilizers will be part of the permanent link with the communities in the districts, they will have a Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) function, and will receive training to be effective operators in this activity.

Due to their privileged position within IALP-2K, the Social Mobilizers are expected to benefit from the capacity building, training in M and E activities, and project management. Even though the social Mobilizers will be stationed in Kandahar, their task will require them to be travelling in the districts on an ongoing basis, throughout the Project operational period, through to December 2010. The Social Mobilizers will be managed by the Program Manager and Deputy Program Manager, and will be required to undertake any activity which is deemed of benefit to the IALP-2K project, even if it is not mentioned in this ToR.

It is absolutely essential that all applicants for these positions have a full understanding of all relevant computer systems. Details of their previous computer experience must be provided in the application and C.V. to be provided when applying for this post. Tests in computer usage will be given during the interview.

Job Requirement:

1. Knowledge/Experience
1. At least 3 years experience in field activities related to project operations, with the private sector, government, NGOs or UN agencies.
2. Knowledge of computers, database and word processing programs. NOTE: Tests will be given during the interviews, to assess computer knowledge and to confirm stated computer skills which should be detailed in the application, and/or C.V.

2. Qualifications/Skills
1. Baccalaureate degree or Diploma is an advantage.
2. Fluency in English, and Pashtu languages.

3. Abilities

1. Ability to read, write and to speak in English, and Pashtu languages, is absolutely essential.
2. Basic computer skills for report writing in English and Pashtu are absolutely essential.
3. Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively.
4. Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
5. Demonstrated abilities to take initiative, build consensus and make things happen.
6. Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative.
7. Ability to focus on details.

Reporting Line: The Social Mobilizers will be responsible to the Program Manager and in his absence to the Deputy Program Manager.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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