Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
No. of Opportunity 9
Duration One Year
About Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG):
IDLG was established in 2007 on the presidential decree reassigning the responsibilities of the Civil Administration unit of the Ministry of the Interiors to a newly-built independent directorate. The responsibility for supporting Provincial Councils was also delegated to IDLG through that Presidential decree, making a sole structure responsible for sub‐national governance in Afghanistan.
Position Title: Gender Officer
Job Locations: Laghman, Kunar, Takhar, Baghlan, Kunduz, Faryab, Ghor, Nuristan, Khost
Work Type: Full-time
Salary: As per NTA salary policy
Vacancy #: IDLG/HR/EZ-KAR/073
Contract duration: One year (extendable)
Working experience: At least 4 years of relevant work experience
Closing date: 07 April 2021
IDLG is looking for 9 Gender Officers for 9 different provinces of Afghanistan. Eligible applicants can read the details below and apply accordingly.
About the Project:
The Eshtighal Zayee/Karmondana/ Employment Project (EZ-Kar) is a project of the Government of Afghanistan financed by The World Bank, engaging serval ministries, to manage and respond to the long-run residence, enabling environment and economic development of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and their host communities.
Specific duties and responsibilities of the position holders are to:
- Assure equal participation of men and women in all public outreach activities (policy-making, decision-making, planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of municipal projects)
- Facilitate gender equality in formation and functioning of local-level councils and Federation of the CDCs and GAs and conduct exchange visits between the communities & towns for experience, knowledge & skills-sharing as well as capacity building;
- Increase awareness about women’s rights, as stated in the Constitution of Afghanistan and NAPWA, in public information campaigns.
- Generate and support specific business opportunities for women living in the city.
- Ensure land and tenure rights for women.
- Facilitate the launch of social development options for urban livelihoods, carry out options appraisal, guide selection, demand assessment, operationalization as well as sustainability mechanisms
- Facilitate female presence and inclusivity into main group formation and community development committees (CDCs) at the local level.
- Institutionalize Gender Mainstreaming
Address women’s needs for services and infrastructure into:
- Women’s markets
- Women Business Gozar
- Women’s parks and gardens
- Public latrines for women
- Women’s bathrooms in the municipal offices and guesthouses
- Women’s funeral homes
- Coordinate gender-related activities with the Department of Women’s Affairs (DoWA), other sub-national government agencies and civil society organizations.
- Establish Women Committees in each municipality, where female municipal staff, DoWA representatives and female members of the Municipal Advisory Board can discuss gender issues
- Support organization of participatory community appraisals and surveys to find out community needs, problems, priorities, and opportunities for social development, education, and training taking gender equality into account.
- Assist in translating the development of gender needs into social development action plans
- Facilitate negotiations with local service providers, NGOs, community leaders, the private sector for obtaining resources and technical help for gender into social development interventions.
- Assist in conducting focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and community survey for assessing the socio-economic needs of the communities
- Support an assessment of the current capacities and opportunities for the development of the target groups
At least a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Monitoring, Rural Development, Social Sciences, Project Management, and/or related fields is mandatory.
A Bachelor’s degree in other fields may also be accepted if the work experience requirements are fully fulfilled.
At least 4 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor degree in a governmental, or NGO in a multi-cultural setting, desirably in the context of sub-national or municipal governance;
Having Professional experience in preparation of presentations and other communication or training tools.
Skills and Competencies:
Language Skills: the applicants should be fluent in English, Dari and Pashto.
Computer Skills: Efficient use of MS Office package.
How to apply?
Qualified applicants can submit their updated CV with a comprehensive Covering Letter including a phone number or address online through the following link.
Note: Please include the [vacancy number 7 position title] in the respective space on the application page.
Only short-listed applicants will be called for a written test/interview.
Notice: IDLG strongly encourages female applicants to apply for these positions.