VAC-8860 Senior Project Assistant
CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
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IOM Afghanistan’s Stabilization, Reintegration, and Resilience (SRR) unit deliver integrated stabilization, reintegration, and resilience interventions across displacement- and conflict-affected communities in Afghanistan.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Afghanistan the overall supervision of the Head of Division and direct supervision of the Programme Officer Livelihoods;, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for managing private sector development and cash component of SRR’s livelihoods programming.
1.Independently lead and coordinate the implementation of the livelihood project; monitor implementation of the SME grants, business advisory services, cash based intervention (CBI), cross border trade initiatives, business development and employment generation activities to ensure work is proceeding according to established plans; analyse implementation difficulties and make recommendations for adjusting implementation modalities and work plans to best reflect changing environment on the field.
2.Regularly research, follow-up, compile, analyse and present information/data on national, regional and international developments, reports, legislation, formulate SME promotion strategies and other relevant documentation, highlighting noteworthy issues on the livelihoods and SME ecosystem in Afghanistan for the consideration of appropriate parties.
3.Monitor budget expenditures; verify availability of funds and maintain a proper record of approved project budgets for the livelihood component and their revisions.
4.Coordinate and monitor the financial, administrative and technical aspects of the project in line with IOM policies and donor requirements and ensure synergies with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
5.Plan, coordinate and conduct capacity building workshops for relevant internal and external parties including staffs, implementing partners, service providers and MSMEs.
6.Participate in meetings and conferences; maintain effective liaison and coordination with local authorities (DoRR, DoCI, ACCI, MAIL/DAIL etc.) partners, United Nation agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, donors and other stakeholders relevant to the project.
7.Coordinate the preparation of correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, implementation plan, procurement plan, narrative and financial reports; ensure status reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner.
8.Identify and document good practices and lessons learned; contribute to the development of Standard Operations Procedures (SOP), policies and concept papers and support the development of new livelihood projects.
9.Supervise and provide guidance and training to reporting staff.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1
·In depth knowledge of the business environment, challenges, opportunities for SME financing in Afghanistan and related subject areas dealt with by the Organization; and,
·Very good understanding of gender inclusion issues in economic and business development interventions.
·Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming.
·Knowledge of financial rules and regulations
·Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Studies, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, or related fields from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience.
·Strong business background and experience working with urban and rural enterprises, SMEs financial products, business plan development, and SMEs advisory services.
·Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, national/international institutions, United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations;
·Experience in working with migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of trafficking and other vulnerable groups; and,
·Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.
• Dari – Fluent (oral and written).
• Pashto – Fluency (oral and written).
• English – Fluent (oral and written).
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