16 Field Assistant Jobs - Kabul, Afghanistan - Catholic Relief Services(CRS)

    Catholic Relief Services(CRS)
    Catholic Relief Services(CRS) Kabul, Afghanistan

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    About CRS:

    CRS is operating in Afghanistan since 2002. It maintains four main offices throughout the country: Kabul, Herat, Chaghcharan, and Bamyan, with sub-offices in all of these provinces as well as Daikundi. The CRS strategic plan for Afghanistan centers on poverty and risk reduction, human development, and emergency response in rural areas in western and central Afghanistan.

    Job Details:

    Position Title: Field Assistant – Couple (Male/Female)

    Job Location: Herat

    Nationality: Afghan

    Category: Education

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Vacancy Number: CRS/HRT/21/06

    No of Positions: 16

    Salary: According to the CRS salary policy

    Organization: CRS

    Working experience: Three years of relevant work experience

    Contract duration: One year with a three month trial period

    Gender: Female/Male

    Closing date: 29 October 2020

    Job summary

    CRS is looking for a qualified Field Assistant (FA) Couple (Male/Female) in Herat to execute day-to-day activities on an education project aiming to deliver quality education to students in Herat Province. Project activities will serve students in Community Based Education (CBE) classes and students in Education in Emergencies (EiE) classes. Therefore, under the supervision of a District Coordinator (DC), the FA Couple will be expected to develop and maintain connections with recipient communities, work closely with Shuras, and support the DC to oversee project progress. Also, under guidance from the District Coordinator and the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Project Officer (PO), the FA will gather and document relevant project data and information for internal and external reporting purposes.

    About the project

    Currently, the CRS/Afghanistan Education Program encompasses several projects in Central and Western Afghanistan. All projects contribute to CRS's educational program goal to further quality learning and life opportunities in Afghanistan for marginalized communities and their children.

    Job description

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    Support for Project Implementation

    • Work closely with village Shuras and community elders to conduct training and project activities.
    • Pay frequent monitoring visits to target classrooms.
    • Listen to and meet with School Shuras monthly.
    • Conduct regular meetings with community leaders, beneficiaries, and parents to discuss CBE education activities, and encourage them to send children to school
    • Communicate forthcoming events to communities (workshops, exchange visits, meetings)
    • Communicate community concerns to the District Coordinator and M&E
    • Assist the DC to coordinate with DED and MoE hub school principals to support the registration and enrollment of students, handover of exam results, and teacher salary payments.
    • Closely work with other Education colleagues to promote successful handover of community-based classes to the MoE by supporting the relationship between community-based teachers, school shuras, hub schools, and DED.
    • Realize and communicate CRS Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct to Shura and Teachers
    • Communicate CRS Reporting Mechanisms to community participants
    • Record related information from monitoring activities (including information from field visits, pre- and post-test results from training, and any informal feedback from target communities)
    • Participate in staff training on groundbreaking technical skills
    • Share field stories and photos with the Senior Project Officer every month for the write-up.
    • Utilize several methods to collect quantitative and qualitative data
    • Participate in project learning and reflection events

    Job requirements

    Be an Afghan national with a high school degree or equivalent.
    Minimum of 3 years related work experience with an NGO or government organization, preferably in the field of education for an NGO.

    Be fluent in Dari (speaking and writing); Pashto speaking and writing an addition.

    Travel – The position will be based in Herat with frequent travel to target communities/districts.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Proactive, results- and service-oriented
    • Outstanding communication skills and good judgment concerning problem-solving
    • Strong sensitivity and respect for local cultures
    • Professional conduct in dealing with community members and co-workers
    • Strong listening and interpersonal skills
    • Enthusiasm to be trained on community mobilization, CBE policy, and other technical facets of the education program
    • Good knowledge about the role of the Shura in community mobilization
    • Ability to support community organizing activities
    • Ability to work with the community and improve community participation and contribution to education projects
    • Basic computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Robust familiarity with the education system in Afghanistan.
    • Experience working in rural communities is desirable.
    • Experience monitoring projects and collecting related data.

    How to apply?

    Eligible applicants can submit their application online through the link below. Applications must comprise of a one-page cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the post and your CV.

    Application Link

    Alternatively, applicants can submit a hard copy of their application to one of the CRS Afghanistan provincial offices. Please note that hard Copy Applications should be in a sealed envelope marked "Confidential" with the position number clearly mentioned on the envelope.

    CRS strongly recommends you to apply online via the link provided.

    Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for test and interview.