Duties & Responsibilities:
Community Mobilization and increasing communities awareness about Urban Citizen Charter Project
Identification of boundaries of existing or new communities and Gozars using ODK online application
Facilitate Elections of CDCs and Gozars
Facilitate capacity building of CDCs and Gozar Assemblies as per CCAP operational manuals
Support CDCs to establish Bank Accounts or sub-accounts
Support CDCs in creating community profiles
In joint collaboration of Chief Trainer facilitate community development plans for five years
Facilitate participatory tools to feed into planning and support CDCs in creating participatory and pro-poor and inclusive Community Development Plans
Support Sub-Committees to perform their roles and responsibilities and assist them in self-evaluations
In joint collaboration of Chief trainer build Capacity of CDCs GA and all sub-committees to perform their roles and responsibilities
Establish participatory Monitoring teams
Ensure that women is included in all interventions (CDCs, Gozar Assemblies)
Support women group to identify their needs and priorities and reflect them both in the development plan as well as ensuring that women needs and priorities are reflected in the sub-projects
Facilitate the completion of health and education CCAP scorecards,
Facilitate social audit and Community Participatory Monitoring processes,
Monitoring of CDC maturity using approved indices,
Support the CDC/Gozars in the selection of sub-project
Any duties assigned by the line supervisor
EQUALITY for Peace and Democracy (EPD) is an Afghan non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2010 for empowering women and youth at the community and policy levels in Afghanistan. The aim of EPD is to increase the capacity of women and youth in order for them to represent their needs in development, peacebuilding, and democratic processes. EPD envisions Afghanistan as a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic state where all Afghans enjoy equal rights without any form of discrimination. To empower and strengthen women and youth at the community and policy levels, build coalitions and networks, and jointly promote and advocate for human rights, peace, and good governance, EPD focuses on the following strategic areas:
Peace Building: EPD works to encourage and influence the people of Afghanistan, men and women alike, to participate and engage in peacebuilding and conflict prevention, mediation, and resolution.
Good Governance: In contributing to the improvement of governance, EPD aims to increase transparency and accountability of public institutions for the use of public resources and policies. EPD strengthens communities by engaging them in the process of budget planning, implementation and monitoring, and reporting of development programs. EPD also trains communities to monitor service delivery and the implementation of development projects and to keep institutions accountable for the quality of services provided.
Human Rights: Peace and good governance are critical to ensuring respect for human rights. EPD takes a rights-based approach to development by implementing programs that aim to empower all people of Afghanistan to know and exercise their rights as Afghan citizens regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, or other factors.
About the nature of the project:
EPD has recently has been awarded the contract of Facilitating Partner as Citizen Charter (CCAP) second Additional Financing Expansion for Zarang city of Nimroz Province. EPD over the next 22 months as Facilitating Partner to the project will be responsible for community mobilization to increase awareness about Citizen Charter, identification of boundaries in 25 communities, establish 5 Gozar, establish CDCs, Gozar and Gozar Assemblies in each Nahmias, develop basic community profile, establish participatory Monitoring teams, Actively work towards women’s empowerment, participation, and inclusion. , Facilitate community development plans for five years, capacity building of CDCs and Gozar Assemblies as per CCAP operational manuals, support CDCs/GAs to establish an individual bank account, support CDCs and sub-committees to function as active community development bodies, facilitate the completion of health and education CCAP scorecards, facilitate social audit and CPM processes, monitoring of CDC maturity using approved indices, support the CDC/Gozars in the selection of sub-project.
EPD is seeking to recruit 15 Social Organizers (10 male and 5 female) to increase community awareness about the Citizen Charter Project, identify boundaries for each Nahmias, select and establish CDCs and Gozars, develop the capacity of the CDCs and Gozars to function as active and accountable bodies to represent communities, support the community in developing community development profile, establish sub-committees, facilitation of community development plans, support communities in identification of needs, priorities and to design sub-project etc.
Education and Qualifications:
Graduated from 12th grade or higher education. Bachelor of social science will be highly preferred.
3-4 years’ relevant experience, especially within an NGO, UN agencies, or similar organization.
Work experience at the grass-root level, Community Mobilization, and Community Development.
Work experience with Community Development Councils, Guzars Councils, Mobilization, and Community Development is highly preferred.
Experience with the National Solidarity program/Citizen Charter, Community Governance and Livelihood Project, and community-driven development is highly an added value to the position.
Skills and Specifications:
Good organizational, communication, interpersonal, and team skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and time management skills.
Fluency in Dari and Pashto, both written and spoken
Familiar with report writing and planning
Honest, proactive, and well mannered.
The potential candidate to send their Cover letter and CV with the subject line of ‘Social Organizer CCAP – Zarang EPD-PRO-135 to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note 1: Only shortlisted candidates who fully meet the above criteria will be contacted