TITLE: FSL Officer
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Implementation Department – Food Security & Livelihoods Unit
LOCATION: Sar-e-Pul Province
CONTRACT LENGTH: 24 months effective from Jan, 2023
Number of position: 2 (Male & Female)
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
Save the Children is an international independent non-governmental, non- profit, organisation founded in 1919. We work in over 120 countries worldwide. We are the world’s leading independent organisation for Children. Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children has worked in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.
We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers.
The FSL Officer with support from Project Coordinator will implement the livelihood and DRR activities planned under Save the Children’s CBED II grant. The post holder along with livestock assistants and other project team will closely work with project beneficiaries to provide beneficiaries with capacity building and livelihood assistance.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Staff reporting to this post:
Direct: 3 Social Organizers
Budget Responsibilities: Not Applicable
Role Dimensions: The post holder will establish good working relationship with project stakeholders such as department governments, UN agencies, and community members.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
The main areas of accountability and responsibility of this post is to implement the livelihood & DRR components of Save the Children’s CBED II grant in designated province (Sar-r-Pul). Details are below.
Support capacity building of livelihood assistants and livelihood beneficiaries.
Support in development of project monitoring tools and livelihood related training materials.
In support from other project staff, finalize the project locations and project beneficiaries targeting strategy and criteria.
Have the ability of villages selection and community mapping to set up village committee/empower the village committee.
Have the ability and knowledge on cash based intervention for food security and livelihood and winterization programing.
With support of other project team conducting First Aid training of children in schools.
Formation of men and women producer groups and conducting training for them.
Take part in community-based mobilization and sensitization meetings and introcude the livelihood component of the project to target communities.
Take part in the process of beneficiary identification and registration. Based on the skills and knowledge of beneficiaries, recommende feasible income generation activities to beneficiaries.
Support the Livelihood Project Coordinator in development of project procurement plan and project detailed implementation plan.
Support Save the Children’s procurement team in procurement of required goods that will be distributed to selected beneficiaries.
Support market assessment and price monitoring in the project that will take place in the implementation province.
Support implementation of project baseline, mid-term, and final evaluation.
Collaborate with Project Coordinator, officers (community mobilizers) and MEAL staff to design community mobilization strategy and project implementation plans – including all technical specifications.
Develop project weekly and monthly narrative reports and submit them to Livelihood Project Coordinator timely.
Assist joint monitoring visits with the government officials (Provincial/district relevant authorities) to the project sites.
Establish positive working relationships with local communities, provincial/district government officials such as line departments, UNHCR, UNOCHA and NGO representatives.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning
Ensure that all projects are equipped with MEAL systems like quality benchmarks, billboards, posters to exhibit MEAL messages for activities
Ensure action plans from quality monitoring and accountability systems are generated and implemented in timely manner collaboration with MEAL team
Contribute to generation of lessons through finalizing issues for Operations Research and participating in lessons learnt workshops and provide report.
Ensure that projects are reported against the M&E Plan
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
willing to take disciplined risks.
honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
University degree in development studies, social science, or any other relevant technical credential
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Strong expertise in livelihood programming
More then 3 years experiences in FSL & DRR field.
Maturity and confidence in dealing with the staff of government institutions, and communities.
Excellent communication (both oral and written) in English and local languages, people skill for conflict resolution and negotiation;
Computer proficiency, especially related to professional office software packages (Microsoft Office);
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
: Fixed Term
: Nov 27, 2022