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Afghanistan: Social Inclusion Advisor (Gender)

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: ActionAid
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 23 Jul 2017

Length of Contract: 01 year (renewable).

The basic annual salary will be GBP 27503 with paid R&R after completion of every 12 weeks, modest housing, 10% hardship allowance and contributory Pension scheme.

ActionAid Afghanistan (AAA) invites applications for Social Inclusion Advsor position for its Strengthening Resilience of Afghan Communities Against Disaster (SRACARD) – a project funded by DFID. The position is reportable to the Manager- SRACARD and will be based in Kabul.

Job Summary:

The incumbent will bear responsibility for the development and implementation of all program and ActionAid Gender Action Plan. THe/she will also be responsible to act as primary ActionAid expert/resource person on all gender related matters. He/she will assist the ARC, being responsible for ensuring strong relationships with other ARCs members for Development Policy (BDP) Policy Gender Advisor and may assume additional duties, as delegated.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

01: Strategic directions and solidarity engagement


  1. Provide technical backstopping to the collection and use of sex-disaggregated statistical data and gender analysis for development of engendered MDG reporting across all 5 ARC members,

  2. Undertake systematic gender analysis of policy and programme documents including country offices reports in institutionalizing gender mainstreaming for development effectiveness;

  3. Promote innovative initiatives on affirmative actions.

  4. Develop knowledge products to strengthen ARC’s capacity to provide technical backstopping on gender issues including conceptual clarity on gender mainstreaming, and inputs to independent research on emerging gender issues

  5. Lead the preparation and finalization of ARCs annual reports on gender mainstreaming.

  6. Develop indicators and guidelines for the Gender Score card;

  7. Lead the implementation of the recently developed Regional Gender Strategy, part of the RBA Strategic and Management Review;

  8. Develop methodologies and guidelines for promoting effective gender mainstreaming across all ARCs targeted area.

  9. Track and monitor progress on gender mainstreaming across all core practice areas and service lines throughout the organization based on the MYFF results and the Gender Score Card;

  10. Advise the ARC policy advisors, Learning Resources Centre and gender programme team to build ongoing capacity of gender focal points by providing resource materials, practical tools and references;

  11. Lead development and implementation of training in gender mainstreaming techniques for ARCs staff (including hands on training as needed);

Job Responsibilities 02: Accountability, capacity building and facilitate disability movement


1. Review of the available relevant project documents i.e. project proposal, log frames,

donor reports etc. Conduct an in depth desk top review of the relevant secondary data.

  1. Prepare and submit draft work plan that will be used for training,

  2. Review and approve the study tools and methodology.

  3. Brief stakeholders- staffs about the purpose of the consultancy

  4. ActionAid will provide all the necessary support to the Advisor to ensure timely completion and compliance with international consultancy standards.

Job Responsibilities 03: Competency, alternatives, innovations and networking


  1. Demonstrated analytical and advocacy skills on gender issues especially with regard to policy advocacy in line with CEDAW and BPFA;
  2. Ability to work under pressure and with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams;
  3. Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  4. Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support, and is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives;
  5. Strong links with international, regional and national networks on gender equality and women’s rights;
  6. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines;
  7. Clearly communicates links between the organization’s strategy and the work units goals;
  8. Superior communication skills facilitating the adaptation of message to the audience in order to ensure maximum receptiveness and understanding.

Job Responsibilities 04: Deliverable a mainstream focused intervention


The following are the expected deliverables from the consultancy;

  1. A work plan to be submitted by the Advisor within three days of signing the contract including the tools to be used in the work.

Educational Qualifications & Training:

Advanced degree in social science or gender studies, social work, psychology, human rights, international development or related field; or equivalent professional experience in gender in development, youth and people with disability engagement or related fields.

Required Experience:

  • 5-8 Years of working experiences in the relevant field.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
  • Knowledge of Action aid vision, mission, policies and procedures as related to Gender and Social Inclusion
  • Experience addressing gender equality issues and creating economic opportunities for women's leadership and participation.
  • Demonstrated experience integrating gender equality and women's empowerment in project design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
  • Must be comfortable in high-level representational and networking role as well as interacting with local stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Fluency in English (both written and verbal) is required.
  • Ability to maintain the highest ethical standards at all times

All employees should adhere to Action aid International's code of ethics, and specifically child, women, PWD safeguarding and alleviate the pain of vulnerable people covered in the project agreement.

Technical Skills:

· Strategic decision-making ability.

· Excellent facilitation skills.

· Negotiation skill, motivational skill, team building skill is required.

· Ability to work under extreme pressure.

· Able to travel the remote target areas.

· Required good knowledge and attitude

· Good interpersonal skills.

· Good communication and report writing skills both in English

How to apply:

Applications should be sent with your CV and motivation/cover letter to by no later than 23 July 2017. You are requested to highlight in the motivation/cover letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. Please mention clearly in the subject line indicate which position you are applying for.

ActionAid welcomes applications from all sections of the community and we promote diversity.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret we will not be able to respond personally to applicants who are not short-listed. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach ActionAid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered