Women’s Economic Empowerment Advocacy Expert

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 566
Date Posted:May 12, 2019
Reference:RI-AFG-2019-0013
Closing Date:May 19, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Programme
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Relief International:

About RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty. Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Job Summary:

The Women’s Enterprise, Advocacy and Training Program (WEAT) is a five year, Global Affairs Canada funded program, aimed at empowering women and girls in seven districts of Ghazni, Kapisa and Nangarhar, implemented by Relief International. The program will achieve this through a combination of direct interventions and advocacy support to civil society organizations in promoting women’s rights.

Work Stream 3 of WEAT is focused on advocacy for women’s economic empowerment, focused on private sector actors and community stakeholders. Working in partnership with CSOs in Ghazni, Kapisa and Nangarhar, RI will convene a series of workshops and provide ongoing mentoring, to develop and implement an advocacy strategy to better engage the private sector and communities in support of women’s economic empowerment.  

1. Objective

The objective of this assigned Women’s Economic Empowerment Advocacy Expert is: to develop training tools in Dari to support advocacy for women’s Right in Afghanistan. The audience of these tools will be CSOs, Community leaders and Mullahs who are engaged in advocacy efforts at a provincial level. 


Skills Required:

General

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

3. Specific Tasks: 

The Advocacy Expert is responsible for:

·        Desk review of existing information on advocacy for women’s Right in the Afghan context, and Islamic prospective.

·        Briefing paper on best advocacy practices for Women’s Right in Afghanistan.

·        Comprehensive training toolkit, including Presentations, supporting material, case studies, facilitator’s notes (trainee Manual), exercises and other materials to be annexed to the Manual, including post-training evaluation.

·        Develop a training manual on Women’s Right in Afghanistan, including but not limited to:

o  Factors affecting the enabling environment and potential mitigations

o  Experience sharing on best practices on Women’s right law enforcement

o  The role of women’s right in the Afghanistan’s development

·        Developing a training manual on advocacy methods for use with communities, private sector and government

·        Carry out a ToT with, Advocacy Specialist and Advocacy officers for training modules.

·        Developing the different media stories and Messages on Women’s Right.

Deliverables

·        Kick off meeting and finalised work plan

·        Desk review and Briefing Paper (clearly referenced)

·        Annotated Outline for each Training Manuals (clearly referenced)

·        First draft of Training Manuals (clearly referenced)

·        Final Training Manuals (clearly referenced)

·        ToT Session for manual

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

·        University degree in social work, psychology, law, political science, gender or other related field.

·        At least five years of professional in advocacy planning, training, campaigning’s Experience of advocacy in the context of women’s economic empowerment programming

·        Clear understanding of gender and human rights in Afghanistan.

·        Understanding of relevant government policies and frameworks around women’s economic empowerment.

·        Examples of similar assignments

·        Knowledge and experience in facilitating training and developing culturally appropriate curricula for different audiences in the communities and CSOs.

·        Experience working on women focused programs

·        Fluency in English, Dari and Pashtu Languages.

Job Keywords:

Women’s Economic Empowerment Advocacy Expert
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