Rural Development (RD) Project Trainer (Wardak, Afghanistan) 34 views

Job Description

Scope of work: Under direct supervision of District Manager is responsible for supporting the professional and efficient implementation of field level livelihoods & Community Governance activities, capacity building of CDCs, District Governor Offices (DGOs) and Business Associations and local Authorities. The CGLP Trainer will maintains close cooperation with the targeted local communities, project technical team and local authorities and line departments, mobilize to take active part in the planning and implementation of activities.

Main Responsibilities:

Community Governance:

  • Conduct training need assessment for target groups and other relevant assessments for the project. To conduct & deliver community capacity building trainings as per Community Governance and Livelihood Project (CGLP) plan in the areas of bookkeeping, management, leadership, social audit, planning, procurement, and accounting. To ensure transparency, train staff on community participatory monitoring and social audit. Assist project team in terms of community mobilization in every step of the implementation. Work closely with CDC members and sub-committees to provide technical support during orientation, CDP review, project implementation and conducting social audit sessions. Develop and facilitate training and workshops for CGLP staff and local authorities. Develop training modules, conduct, and follow up of trainings related to Community Governance and Local Governance for staff members, CDCs, Livelihood Committees (LCs), and DGOs. Conduction of trainings on right to access information, Human Resource Management, reward and incentive policy awareness and other relevant trainings as per project work plan. Maintain training data (qualitative and quantitative) and do analysis regularly to make sure planned activities and training improve skills and knowledge of the target groups; and Conduct field visit regularly (at least 90% monthly) and provide with field visit report and reflect points for further improvement, as well as prepare a monthly activity plan and report.


  • Document lessons learnt from implementation and actively contribute to revision of guidelines and manuals. Conduct regular field visits and meetings with local authorities and community leaders and direct beneficiaries. Assist project team in the process of community mobilization, selection of vocational trainees and to supervise vocational training centres regularly. Work closely and provide technical assistance to vocational trainers and trainees to assure the quality of work in the centers Submit photos and relevant data on the project activities to CGLP database in a timely manner. Together with capacity building unit in organizing and provide trainings for capacity building of Livelihood Social Organizers. Regular supervision and technical support to district managers and Livelihood Social Organizers. (At least 90% of travel to the district on monthly basis);  Effective communication with project staff to ensure staff understand their roles and responsibilities and can successfully perform their duties and Ensure that community trainings conducted, and awareness raised.


SCA has been working in Afghanistan since 1982 and is presently managing development programmes linked to Strategic Objectives concerning Health, Education and Community Driven Development. With a total annual, budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,700 of whom 15 are non-Afghans. The SCA presence in Afghanistan consists of the Kabul Management Office (KMO), five Regional Management Offices and two Liaison Offices. In Sweden SCA has 20 staff working at the Stockholm Management Office (SMO) and around 3,500 members organized in local chapters all over the country. In the last 10 years, SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming, and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities, and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, Agriculture or in any other relevant field from recognized University At least two years relevant experience in training, especially within an NGO, UN agencies or similar organization, training experience in the livelihood program will be preferred. Development and facilitation of livelihoods & governance trainings for staff, communities, and local authorities To have a good supervisor, monitoring, analytical and troubleshooting skills Computer skill at operator level, especially with MS Office packages Good command of English and fluency in Pashto & Dari, both written and spoken Interpersonal and communication skills Supervisory, team worker, analytical, and troubleshooting skills Experience of planning, reporting, and budgeting Ability and willingness to travel to the project sites within Afghanistan and adjust to SCA environment Honest, proactive, and well mannered Familiarity with the eastern region where SCA operates
  • Ready to work, live and travel in an intricate and strenuous environment

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• At least two years relevant experience in training, especially within an NGO, UN agencies or similar organization, training experience in the livelihood program will be preferred. • Development and facilitation of livelihoods & governance trainings for


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  • Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience.
  • To apply online please send your application / CV and cover letter to  , clearly write the vacancy number and job title in the subject line. Otherwise, your application will not be considered.
  • Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested at the time of interview.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.
  • Application and CV receive after closing date of vacancy announcement will not be considered

SCA is committed to ethical standards, a safe and inclusive work environment.  Our work is based on our values: Responsiveness, Equality, Impartiality, Social Justice, and Integrity.

Background and reference checks are part of the recruitment process and will be conducted for the successful candidate.

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