Head of Vulnerable Groups Division

Announced Date:  2020-05-04
Last Deadline:  2020-05-31
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Organization: Citizen Charter/MRRD
City: Kabul
Job Location: Kabul
Job Category: Other
Vacancy No: 363/HRMD/CCNPP/MRRD
Employeement: FullTime
No of Job(s): 1
Experience: Having as least Master’s or its equivalent degree
Education: Having as least Master’s or its equivalent degree with 5 years working experience or having Bachelor
Contract Duration: 1 Year (Extendable)
Salary Scale: As per NTA Salary Scale
Nationality: Afghan
Gender: Male/Female
Deadline: 2020-05-31
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About Citizen Charter/MRRD

The Citizens’ Charter is a National Priority Program (NPP) of the National Unity Government (NUG) that was officially launched on September 25, 2016. The Citizens’ Charter is an inter-ministerial, multi-sectorial NPP, where Ministries have collaborated to provide basic services to rural communities. The key service delivery ministries involved are: Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), with oversight by Ministry of Finance (MoF). MRRD has a key role and will be responsible for infrastructural development and strengthening CDCs and Cluster CDCs. The Community Development Councils (CDCs) will be linked to sub-national government to improve communication and coordination from the community to the district, provincial and national levels - increasing Government visibility and accountability. The Citizens’ Charter is an important foundation for the Government’s reform agenda, contributing to a number of priority areas including: Ensuring Citizens’ Development Rights; Building Better Governance; Reforming Development Planning & Management and Developing Partnerships. The Citizens’ Charter intends to improve service delivery by ensuring minimum service standards, provide greater responsiveness by the Government to the people and increase the level of public satisfaction with services. The Charter commits to deliver the following core services across the country over a 10 year period: • Basic health services • Basic education access • Safe drinking water and sanitation • Improved farming technologies and the delivery of extension services • Rural connectivity with tertiary roads • Rural renewable energy

CASA-1000 CSP

The Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000) is a transformational project with impact in two regions. The project offers an opportunity to alleviate poverty in some of the poorest parts of the world, boosting energy security and prosperity in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  CASA-1000 will facilitate the first electricity trade between four countries in Central Asia and South Asia, based on long-term commercial contracts for 1,300 megawatts (MW) of electricity transmission between the 4 neighbouring countries. This would be the first step in the development of the Central Asia South Asia Regional Electricity Market (CASAREM), a phased plan for institutional arrangements and infrastructure that will bring Central Asia's surplus hydropower resources to help alleviate South Asia's energy shortages and growing demand for electricity. This economic interdependency and inter-regional cooperation can contribute to stability and security in the two regions.

The design of the CASA 1000 project in Afghanistan includes a Community Support Program (CSP) for individuals and communities located within the 4 km wide and 562 km long (1,124 square km) transmission line corridor in Afghanistan who will be affected during the design, construction, and operation and maintenance of the transmission line. The CSP is designed in such a way as to provide among others community support activities and as feasible power projects from alternate sources to the communities in the COI that have no access to power as yet, and where the communities already have power supply, other development projects with a socio-economic impact.  The CSP aims to generate support from these communities for the bigger CASA-1000 project and for their support in protecting it during and after its construction.

Job Description

Introduction to the Citizens’ Charter Vulnerable Groups Division:

The Vulnerable Groups Division (VGD) will initially focus on returning, displaced and nomadic communities, but will also have the mandate for other groups, including the ultra-poor and disabled. The Citizens’ Charter commits to deliver services to all citizens, so any initiatives in support of vulnerable groups will be provided in a way to benefit all members of the community.

 

Close to 6 million people have returned to Afghanistan since 2002. One million new returnees are anticipated in 2016, which will result in a significant increase in demand for services and the possibility of conflict over limited resources.

 

Although the majority of returnees will settle in urban centres, there are still sufficient numbers arriving in rural areas that require reintegration support. It is important that the service delivery through the Citizens’ Charter reaches all residents in rural areas.

 

There are varying levels of vulnerability across these categories. Refugees returning from Pakistan might have economic resources, but they do not have the social networks and family support structures. Those displaced from remote areas for economic reasons tend to be the poorest and most vulnerable.

 

The VGD will be divided at the beginning into 4 specific Units to address the different categories of return and displacement:

 

Refugee returnees
Internally Displaced Persons – including those displaced by conflict and those for economic reasons
Kuchis – the sedentary and semi-nomadic
The ultra-poor, female-headed households & disabled

 

 

 

The VGD will be responsible for the following functions:

 

Information – consolidation of the information collected through the profiling exercises, identifying the numbers of returnees/displaced/nomads, geographical locations and concentration. This information will also include some detail on their economic status, ton help target those most in need of support.
Integration & inclusion – ensuring the OM provisions on inclusion of returnees/displaced into CDCs are followed, together with their involvement in community decision making.
Livelihoods – exploring livelihoods and economic development opportunities for the community as a whole.
Linkages – ensuring coordination and collaboration across service delivery sectors and with other Government stakeholders involved in these areas.

 

 

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities of the Position

 

Lead the Vulnerable Groups Division for the Citizens’ Charter in accordance to the work plan and results framework for the Division.
Ensure close coordination with other participating ministries in the Citizens’ Charter, including the full and timely sharing of information; participation in inter-ministerial committees; ensuring good cross-ministerial working relationships, and participation in periodic joint reviews and evaluations.
Develop a strategy to address the needs of mobile populations in a more targeted way, within the Citizens’ Charter whole-community strategy. The strategy should define the strategic goals and policies to address the issues of chronic displacement and mobility within the broader framework of livelihoods and economic development opportunities.
Draft the ToR for the CDC returnee/resettled sub-committee and provide input on the training needs for this sub-committee.
Oversee the consolidation of data on Vulnerable Groups, received through community profiles, and its packaging into user-friendly information resources.
Lead the analysis of the data received to identify trends and patterns.
Provide timely updates to MRRD Senior Management and other Citizens’ Charter stakeholders, as requested, on the status of return and displacement.
Collaborate and coordinate with inter-ministerial stakeholders, including other Citizens’ Charter partners, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, the Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs etc., to ensure a consolidated approach to the integration and delivery of services to those arriving into new communities and locations.
Provide input to the M&E Division on ways to collect information on the level of integration of new community members, their inclusion within Citizens’ Charter Program activities (including sub-committees and labour opportunities) and their access to Citizens’ Charter services.
Ensure the collection of information and analysis on the causes of return and sustainable return. Establish a consistent monitoring schedule for specific displacement, return and reintegration indicators – e.g. the number of displaced, returned and resettled families in CC communities; the number of individuals from these groups elected to the CDCs; the level of service delivery impact on the specific needs of IDPs, returnees and other vulnerable groups; the percentage of female CDC members from returned and resettled families etc.
Review the FP’s training guidelines/materials to check the inclusion of modules on the OM provisions for the inclusion of newcomers into the CDCs and their involvement in development planning and community decision making.
Provide support to the Grievance Handling Division with grievances related to a lack of access to shared resources, or inclusion for returnees/displaced and Kuchis in CC processes.
Guide and supervise all activities of the Division and periodically review the effectiveness of the VGD and remedial management action to improve effectiveness.
Refine and revise the work plan from time to time as necessary, based on internal evaluation of the work and impact of the division and feedback from the stakeholders.
Develop a tailored training plan with HRM&D for VGD staff.
Identify continuing professional development needs and opportunities for CC and FP staff, and CDC members, related to the needs of returning and resettled populations.

Job Requirement

Qualification & Experience Requirements

Academic Qualifications and Work Experience:

Having as least Master’s or its equivalent degree with 5 years working experience or having Bachelor’s degree with 7 years experience in social work, community and social development, development studies, with support to vulnerable groups or another related field is required, with CDD work experience. (A Post Graduate in the same field is highly preferred).

Other Requirements:
·Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable groups at the community level
·Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, Dari and Pashto (essential)

Data management & analysis skills

·Good interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate with a variety of stakeholders.
·Good problem-solving skills, practical and attentive to details.
·Team player and leadership skills.
·Ability to interact with a broad range of people including government, FP and community representatives.
·High integrity and accountability in all aspects of project monitoring.
·Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all related stakeholders.

Submission Guideline

Please send your up-to-date CV, required Bachelor degree certified by Ministry of Higher Education and all work certificates as per your CV, before closing date, (please make sure that the size of documents that you attach does not exceed 4MBs), if any of the mentioned documents are not sent/provided/missed, it will be considered as uncompleted documents and the candidate will not be short listed for the position he/she applied for. Interested Afghan Nationals should submit their applications in writing (clearly indicating on the subject line the title of the position and Vacancy Announcement Number E.g. Head of Vulnerable Groups Division - 363/HRMD/CCNPP/MRRD to: vacancies@ccnpp.org;

 

 

Important Note: any/all applications without the mentioned subject line will not be considered.

 

 

The MRRD/CCNPP strongly encourages women candidates to apply. It applies a pro-active and positive discrimination policy towards women candidates as follows:

Women candidates with slightly lower than the stated required experience will also be considered.
If offered this position, the woman position holder will be allowed an adult male or female relative as a Mahrram for official travel, if/when required.
The MRRD and its CCNPP will promote a woman-friendly environment with clear anti-harassment policies enforced.

 

 

The Human Resources Management and Development Division

Tashkilat Street, District 6th, Darul Aman

Citizens Charter National Priority Program

Ministry of Rural and Rehabilitation and Development

Kabul, Afghanistan,

Submission E-mail

vacancies@ccnpp.org