District Officer - (Re-announced)
|Category:||Program||Years of Experience:||Persons with relevant experience of 4 years.|
|Employment Type:||Full Time||Contract Duration:||One Year with possibility of extension|
|Salary:||As per NTA Salary Scale||Gender:||Male/Female|
|Vacancy Number:||1342/019/HRCSD/WEE-RDP/MRRD||Education:||A bachelor’s degree from a university in Business Administration, Economics, Social sciences,|
|No. Of Jobs:||1||Close date:||12, November, 2019|
The Government of Afghanistan (GoIRA) launched the Women’s Economic Empowerment National Priority Program (WEE-NPP) on March 8th, 2017. The WEE-NPP forms the third pillar of the GoIRA’s Gender Strategy which is encompassed in the broader Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework (ANPDF) – the country’s five-year development plan. The WEE-NPP aims to build poor women’s capacity to strengthen the economy of their households, communities, and the entire nation. It is structured as an umbrella program (rather than a stand-alone project/operation) that would operate through over a dozen line ministries (through ongoing or pipeline projects) and coordinated through a Program Coordination Office (PCO) in the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MOLSAMD).
The Mission of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) is implementing the Women Economic Empowerment Program (WEE-RDP) to ensure the social, economic, and political well-beings of rural society, especially with the poor and vulnerable people, through the provision of basic services, strengthening local governance, and promoting sustainable livelihoods. MRRD accomplishes this mission through donor funded national programs (Citizen Charter, Sustainable Economy Growth and the Boarders Sustainable Development) defined as the MRRD pillars.
Women Economic Empowerment-Rural Development Project (WEE-RDP) is a flagship national initiative of the GoIRA and part of the Sustainable Economy Growth pillar of MRRD, which intends to increase social and economic empowerment of rural poor women in selected communities during a five year project. It would work in 5000 villages in all 34 provinces across Afghanistan in close collaboration with Citizen Charter (CC) and assuring convergence with other MRRD projects, NHLP project of MAIL, Access to Finance project (TUP) of World Bank, etc. The project will work closely work with Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) and other stakeholders from financial sector to promote access to finance in selected rural areas.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
The District Officer (DO) will be responsible for leading, providing direction, supporting and managing Community Mobilization and Institution Development (CMID) activities of promoting & nurturing Self-help groups, and VSLAs, executing CMID plans, carry out periodic supervision of CMID activities in targeted areas. DOs will lead team of SOs (Social Organizer) and VFs (Village Facilitators) in selected project areas and execute CMID plan in overall supervision and guidance of District Coordinator and in technical support of CMID division at Kabul. DOs will support SOs to conduct the project operations in their respective districts in an amicable and conducive environment. DOs will facilitate SOs in community mobilization processes towards SHGs and VSLA formation, strengthening leading towards their self-functioning in line with the program objectives and will assist to ensure data base of all the information about CMID activities (SHGs and VSLAs) at district level.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The District Officer shall:
Set targets/develop plan & conduct reviews, help & coordinate with SOs to set their plan/targets, to achieve set plan effectively, collate data, develop reports etc.
Assist the District Coordinator and the Team of SOs in developing annual, monthly, and weekly work plans for the smooth operation of activities at the district level. Closely monitor the district team’s outputs against these plans.
Provide technical assistance to the SOs on the establishment and delivery of technical assistance to the Self-help Groups and Village Saving and Loan Associations.
Support SOs to ensure that program activities are being followed according to work plans and operational manual of WEE-RDP.
Undertake field visits, assessing situations, providing feedback and necessary support to SOs leading towards effective and quality Self-help Groups and VSLAs.
Facilitate & coordinate SOs to ensure SHGs and VSLAs formed adhering to WEE-RDP criteria for SHGs and VSLAs; quality inputs, structured support are provided to SHGs, group books maintained by group accountant at group level, data collection, data maintained in MIS & flow of information
Review the progress of implementation and assist district staff in planning future activities in-line with quarterly, six-monthly and annual work plans.
Regularly monitor the work of the SOs in the field, and provide feedback to the technical teams of PMO, should there be a need for trainings.
Ensure that SOs are coordinating activities with other relevant project staff such as Lead Framers from NHLP.
Prepare a plan to develop the capacities of SOs and VFs.
Keep himself/herself updated & informed with latest development in the sector and keep informed our team drawing external and in house/internal knowledge & experience, documenting it and integrating to the build the program further,
EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
The dynamic and committed candidate who will be able to work without direct supervision, pay attention to detail and will exhibit personal commitment, drive for results, efficiency, flexibility, respect for diversity, creative thinking and problem solving.
A bachelor’s degree from a university in Business Administration, Economics, Social sciences, or related field, is preferred.
Excellent communication, team working and problem solving skills.
Fluency in written and spoken Pashto, Dari and English.
Good computer skills, including proven experience using Microsoft Office packages.
Persons with relevant experience of 4 years or more in savings groups/similar groups’ promotion, community development projects and or business/enterprise development projects will be given preference.
Proven experience in report writing.
Proven experience in the planning for development programs.
Commitment and innovative skills.
Ability to work in a high pressure environment.
Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member.
Professionalism in appearance and demeanour.
Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative.
Willingness to travel different districts and villages in the province and to other provinces if needed.
Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through firstname.lastname@example.org
While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are short listed you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position , whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced.
Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (1342/019/HRCSD/WEE-RDP/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.
The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is highly committed to increase women’s participation in government sector therefore women are highly encouraged to apply.