Social Organizer

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Social Organizer

  • Post Date:November 15, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Experience 3 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Management
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 9
    Vacancy Number VA-2022-137
    Location Ghor
Job Description

About Afghanaid:

Afghanaid is a British humanitarian and development organisation operating in Afghanistan. For close to forty years we have worked with millions of deprived, excluded and vulnerable families in some of the poorest and most remote communities in Afghanistan. We build basic services, improve livelihoods, strengthen the rights of women and children, help communities protect against natural disasters and adapt to climate change, and respond to humanitarian emergencies.

Our community-led approach gives ordinary Afghans a voice in their own development, making them active participants in shaping

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the future of their country. With our years of experience, our majority Afghan team, and our deep understanding of local, cultural and ethnic issues, we have earned great trust and respect among the communities we work alongside. This has allowed us to gain access to some of the most underserved areas of the country.

Job Summary:

The Social Organizer is responsible for social mobilization at the community level; facilitate Afghanaid’s work with communities, ensuring wide participation of community women and/or men in decision making and equity in the benefits of development activities. The incumbent will focus on developing an action plan for mobilising the participating communities in order to ensure equity in the benefits of development activities and community support for project implementation and the sustainability of social development.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

·        Planning, developing and implementing an appropriate community mobilisation approach in the selected areas of the respective province in a professional and timely manner.

·        Facilitate community decision making process that ensures wide participation.

·        Ensuring that the project is implemented in accordance with national, organisational and donor requirements, standards, policies and procedures and that those commitments to the donor, communities and other programme partners are fulfilled in a professional and timely manner.

·        Coordinating and communicating with other team members and liaise with provincial stakeholders.

·        Representing Afghanaid on external forums and promote its work among line departments and NGOs working in the province.

·        Support the project technical team in designing and conducting a social analysis and study of best practices to enhance project visibility and to be applied into Afghanaid’s future plan of action.

·        Mobilize the participating communities to get their support and/or involvement in the project implementation through raising awareness on project purpose, objectives and progress among the project participants and female communities; regularly monitor whether the project gets support from the communities.

  • Conduct regular visits to project area and ensure field acidities are properly implemented according to plan, technically sound, cost-effective and relevant to the target beneficiaries’ needs.
  • Provide support to the project team in organising meetings with relevant stakeholders, CDCs and in establishing strong linkages between the women’s groups and the CDCs.
  • Provide support to the team developing and disseminating learning/technical messages to enable communities at various levels to manage their social and economic resources and share project benefits in an equitable manner for long term sustainability.
  • Conduct needs assessments of project participants supporting the designing of training programs to address the identified needs.
  • Advice and assist the Project Manager and Project Coordinator in designing, developing and monitoring the implementation plan related to community mobilisation;
  • Work closely with the project team to foster useful communication, collaboration and harmony within the team and promote individual and collective commitment to implementation quality.
  • Liaison with other projects/programs operating in the area of livelihoods, civic engagement and/or family and reproductive health in the target areas to identify development activities currently being undertaken or being developed in these sectors by the other NGOs/departments.
  • Ensure a good working relationship between the project team and relevant government departments and administration.
  • Facilitate, in close coordination with the project team, any visits of internal or external stakeholders to monitor the project implementation.
  • Keep appropriate records for collecting project implementation evidence: attendance sheets, distribution lists, training needs assessment records, pre- and post-training assessment, etc.
  • Support the M&E Officer in collecting case studies, success stories and other relevant M&E data; provide support to conduct result relevant baseline assessment and other surveys.

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Any other duties as and when assigned by the line manager, MD and/or Directorate.

Job Requirement:

Education & Professional Qualification

Bachelor’s degree in social science or any relevant field.

 

Work Experience

Minimum three years of experience in a similar capacity, Prior work experience in the fields of community development and community mobilization. Experience in assessing training needs and building the capacity of project participants

Professional Skills, Competencies, Values and Attitudes

Afghanaid seeks a responsible and dependable social organizer with strong initiative, judgment and adaptability as well as excellent skills in communication, interpersonal relations, decision-making and reporting.

Specifically, the holder of this position should also demonstrate the following:

Key Skills and Competencies

Essential

·        Excellent knowledge of community development and social mobilisation processes.

·        Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to be a team player.

·        Demonstrated proactive problem solving skills.

·        Ability to deal with difficult, often frustrating work situations.

·        A willingness to travel and work in isolated locations.

·        Gender sensitivity and commitment to Afghanaid’s gender-related policies.

·        Understanding, sensitivity and respect   for Islamic culture and local norms.

·        A high degree of personal integrity and a sense of humour and cordiality with others.

·        Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses.

·        Ability to manage competing priorities between professional and personal responsibilities.

·        Fluency in the local language of targeted communities and knowledge of a second language (Dari or Pashto), as well as a working level knowledge of English.

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·        Demonstrated knowledge of proven project exit strategies and sustainability issues.

Desirable

·        Having experiences in CASH programme.

·        Knowledge of common computer software including word processing and Excel spreadsheets.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Ghor

Submission Guideline:

Please submit your application by filling the Afghanaid standard job application form and email a completed application form, covering letter and your CV, by no later than Sunday 20 November 2022 to [email protected]  ; including your name, vacancy number and the job title in the subject line. Your covering letter should be no more than 1 standard A4 page in length and explain how you meet the essential and desirable position requirements and why you feel you would be a suitable candidate for this role. Your CV should be no more than 4 pages and include 3 professional references including your current employer. The precision and style with which you present yourself in your covering letter and CV will be given significant weight in short listing candidates. Application with no proper subject (requested above), without the application form or submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every application. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the deadline, then you have not been successful for shortlisting.

Please note that applying without filling the standard job application form will result in disqualifying the applications to review for shortlisting.

Link for the Afghanaid Standard Job Application form: https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1vLmMCTTa7peZ-8Odm-L4xm_5ULr6nvRG

Note: Only local applicants should apply for this job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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