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Children in Crisis

Children in Crisis

Children in Crisis protects and educates children facing the toughest hardships in countries affected by conflict or political instability.


Kabul, Afghanistan

28 Aug 2013

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Compensation details:
£28,000 - 35,000

Programme and Organisational Development Advisor, Afghanistan

Work for Children in Crisis in Afghanistan making a difference!

Kabul, Afghanistan

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
£28,000 - 35,000

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Accommodation, return flight and insurance, rest and recuperation. The Programme and Organisational Advisor will have access to transport for work related activities, and, where possible, for personal use out of work. Please note that this is an unaccompanied position.

Children in Crisis are seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to fulfil the role of Programme and Organisational Development Advisor for our Country Programme in Afghanistan.This candidate will join Children in Crisis Afghanistan at a critical time to ensure successful implementation of the Country Strategic Plan and to assist the team in looking forward to ensure CiC Afghanistan continues to make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable children in a post-2014 Afghanistan.

The Programme and Organisational Development Advisor will be supervised by the UK Programme Manager for Afghanistan and will provide practical hands on day-to-day mentoring and support to the team in Afghanistan. The Advisor will work closely with the Country Director to ensure that the internal systems and organisational policies and procedures are in place to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the organisation. In addition the Advisor will assist the Country Director in building the profile of CiC in Afghanistan to enable the organisation to coordinate our efforts with other organisations, advocate effectively on children’s issues and ensure CiC Afghanistan is able to take advantage of funding opportunities as and when they arise.

The current phase of our child protection programme is managed by an experienced member of the Afghan team who, for the first time, is taking responsibility for the management of this project without the assistance of an expatriate manger or technical advisor. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing advice on all aspects of the project cycle and will have a working knowledge of child protection programmes. The Advisor will be expected to provide support not only to this project manager, but also to the Education Manager and any additional new national Project Managers as and when they are recruited. The Advisor will support all Project Managers with their projects by providing specific support in relation to planning, reporting, liaison with donors, project and people management and monitoring and evaluation.

Person Specification:

At least eight years’ experience working for national or international NGOs, including experience directing and implementing education and child protection programs for children in post-conflict contexts.

At least 3 years’ senior management experience in a developing/post-conflict setting.

Excellent capacity building skills and experience of developing and delivering short training courses for colleagues.

Proven organisational development experience.

Demonstrated ability to support overall vision and leadership.

Excellent working knowledge of children’s rights and participation and firm understanding of project/grant cycle management.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills with an ability to recommend, negotiate and influence within a collaborative framework.

Proven success in securing funding and managing grants from a range of international donors e.g. EU, DFID, Embassies, UN Agencies.

Experience of working in Islamic Countries and/or cultures with strong conservative traditions.

Ability and confidence to work independently within a team of national staff members.Demonstrated initiative to analyse and resolve problems quickly, efficiently and effectively.

A University Degree or recognised qualification in International Development, International Relations, Social Work or other relevant discipline.

Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and internet research.

Fluent written and spoken English.

Child Protection Policy:

As a child-focused agency, Children in Crisis UK recognise the need to ensure that child protection awareness and strategies are developed and active in its UK and overseas programmes. To this end, CiC will require all successful candidates to sign its child protection policy and code of conduct and, where relevant, to agree to a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check.
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