University degree in law, political science, public administration, public policy, social science or
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QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Academic: • University degree in law, political science, public administration, public policy, social science or other related fields. Experience: • At least five years of experience working in advocacy and civil society engagement with government; • Experience in developing policy briefs, policy recommendations and advocacy strategies and supporting their implementation; • At least three years of experience providing capacity development and/or technical assistant to NGOs in the field of policy, advocacy and lobbying.
Knowledge, skills and abilities: • Strategic planning and program coordination skills; • Demonstrated excellence in effective communication; • Demonstrated excellence in delivering capacity development and technical assistance in the fields of policy analysis; advocacy and other aspects of civil society strengthening; • Knowledge of a wide variety of policy analysis and advocacy approaches and techniques; • Demonstrated excellence in writing policy reports, policy briefs and policy recommendations; • Knowledge of Afghan civil society history, dynamics and challenges; • Demonstrated ability to listen and understand the perspectives of others; • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team; • Demonstrated ability to work on own initiative and with little direction or close supervision; • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment; and be flexible to changing contextual constraints; • Ability to travel to different provinces in Afghanistan.
Language Requirements: • Excellent written and spoken English; • Fluency in written and spoken Dari or Pashtu and excellence in speaking the other.
Preferred: • Previous experience working on USAID funded programs or programs funded by large international donors.
Counterpart International is seeking a Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer to work in the Programming Department of its USAID-funded Afghan Civic Engagement Program (ACEP). The position is based in Kabul, but the selected person will be expected to travel to different regions of Afghanistan. They will form part of the Policy and Advocacy Team in the ACEP Programming Department. The Policy and Advocacy Team are responsible for managing a number of grants that are awarded to civil society organizations (CSOs) and providing technical support to national level advocacy groups and supporting these groups as they reach out and create networks with provincial civil society actors.
The ideal candidate will bring at least 5 years of experience in policy work, advocacy and/or civil society support within Afghanistan. They will have excellent policy analysis skills; experience in supporting or being part of advocacy campaigns, and some knowledge of research methods. The Senior Officer will be able to transfer knowledge and develop capacity using a variety of approaches aimed at experienced civil society actors.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide technical and administrative support to the People with Disability Advocacy Group, Family Law Technical Working Group and the Civil Society Joint Working Group.
• In close coordination with the rest of the ACEP programming team establish an advocacy group on C-TiP and develop the capacity of the group members.
• Develop training materials related to advocacy and deliver training to members of advocacy groups as well as ACEP CSO partners and grantees.
• Support ACEP partner CSOs and grantees to plan and implement advocacy campaigns.
• Review current ACEP advocacy objectives and approaches, identify gaps, develop and execute strategies for improved integration and impact.
• Support and facilitate CSOs in effective engagement with government and other concerned stakeholders for advocacy and coordination purposes.
• Support the development of Afghan Civil Society’s national and local advocacy work where it relates to ACEP programs or touches on relevant thematic areas.
• Monitor policy developments within the Afghan Government and identifying issues of concern for civil society.
• Research relevant topics for the development of policy related material and information that will be of use to civil society actors at the national and sub-national level and develop briefing papers.
• Manage, monitor and provide technical support to ACEP partners and grantees.
• Consolidate/compile and finalize biweekly and monthly reports of ACEP partners and grantees.
• Organize and facilitate monthly technical support meetings with grantees and partners and provide update report to management.
Coordination and reporting:
• Liaise on a regular basis with the ACEP network, civil society coordination bodies, international actors, Afghan government, parliament and media to develop and refine advocacy initiatives.
• Develop constructive relationships and strengthen coordination with other national and international actors (government, civil society, INGO).
• Develop plan and organize civil society events at national and regional levels.
• Provide administrative support to cross-department, partnerships and networks as appropriate.
• Travel to provinces and facilitate advocacy/ networking events.
• Participate in ACEP programming bi-weekly meetings, all staff meetings and similar internal meetings and discussions.
طریقه ارسال درخواستی
Qualified candidates are requested to send their application along with a copy of their updated CV to the attention of the Counterpart HR Department (clearly indicate the position title and vacancy number in the subject line) via email [email protected] Hard copies of applications can be mailed to: Counterpart International, Shar-e-Naw, Haji Yaqoob Circle, Lane 02, House # 42, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Counterpart will begin interviewing short listed candidates one week after the closing date of this job vacancy.
Counterpart International is an Equal Opportunity Employer (qualified Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply)
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education. For additional information about Counterpart International ACEP, please visit www.counterpart.org
Counterpart International Reserves the right to shortlist and Interview potential candidates before closing dates.