The Asia Community Development Organization (ACDO) is an Afghan non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit humanitarian organization established in 2014 and registered with the Government of Afghanistan under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy (MoEc) with a mission to provide humanitarian and development assistance to the vulnerable, at-risk, and deprived people throughout the country.
ACDO responds to the needs of deprived and marginalized rural and urban communities by managing and utilizing the available scarce resources in a well-organized, efficient, effective, transparent, and dignified manner to enhances resilience, boosts access to education, health services, and infrastructure, ensures food and livelihood security, and promotes social protection and inclusion.
ACDO has active presence in most parts of the country and committed to expand its operations to the remaining provinces, aiming to be one of country’s flagship organization that deliver and support massive number of people who have been affected by prolonged and sudden emergency circumstances in Afghanistan.
Regardless of the arduous circumstances in Afghanistan, ACDO has managed to deliver humanitarian and development assistance in most parts of the country since its establishment.
ACDO has always honored and adhered to the four fundamental humanitarian principles of humanity; independence; neutrality; and impartiality.
The project aim is to provide emergency cash assistance for food to 7,890 vulnerable and food insecure individuals (1,127 Households) in IPC Phase 3 and 4 in Darwaz-e-Balla, Darwaz-e-Payin, Eshkashem, Khwahan and Kofab districts of Badakhshan province to ensure the need for food is met and food security is improved. The community mobilizer is responsible to maintain close relationship with the communities to facilitate a smooth program and project implementation. Facilitate awareness creation measures and facilitate responses to conflict as a tool to enable their participation in the upcoming program process.
Community mobilizers have the most important role in all community level facilitation and their work must be strategic to ensure that the community become spaces in which transparent accountable inclusive and proper development processes are practiced and institutionalized
Additional responsibilities include overall coordination and quality delivery of the Program. S/he is supposed to ensure quality of the projects through regular field visits to the project sites. The role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and in vary working hours accordingly.
- Mobilize and sensitize communities on program activities and introduce the project to district and community level.
- Organize first contact with district and villages authorities.
- Conducting a detailed assessment of the communities using the KOBO software.
- Identify vulnerable families eligible for assistance according to established selection criteria to be supported by the project.
- Ensure people inclusion to program especially poor and excluded women and men disables and children.
- Facilitate interest and self-help groups in communities with a focus on poor men and women and marginalized and excluded groups
- Facilitate and support the cash distributions in the community level.
- Establish working relationship with all stakeholders at the district and community level for smooth implementation of the project.
- Organize necessary orientation for Shura members and beneficiaries on the project activities and their roles.
- Maintain filing system for all beneficiaries and project related documents in the field and office as required.
- Raise awareness of communities regarding the project activities
- Encourage community members to mobilize for action aimed at resolving their problems and to plan, execute and oversee action that they define themselves;
- Build trust, tolerance, and co-operation among community members;
- Encourage full participation by all community members; with particular attention to those who are usually forgotten, sidelined, and overlooked in community decision-making;
- Assist joint monitoring visits with the government officials (Provincial/district relevant authorities) to the project sites.
- Provide required support and information to provincial management staff to ensure high quality of services delivery.
- Provide situation analysis and progress report to the Project officers whenever required or based on the needs of the project. This may also include security updates and changes occurred in the target community.
- Develop project weekly, monthly and quarterly narrative reports and submit them to Project Provincial Officer timely.
- Any other official tasks given by line manager and other Snr staff.
- 12 grade graduates at minimum, bachelor degree is desirable
- 12 grade graduate with 4 years’ experience. Bachelor degree holder with 3 years’ experience and Master degree holder with 1-year experience relevant experience
- Experience in the relevant or similar position in humanitarian projects is required.
- Good knowledge and experience in usage of KOBO and Office Packages)
- Strong oral and written communication skill in local language Pashto and Dari, skills in English will also be an asset.
- Knowledge of the community structure, dynamics and development.
- At least two years of experience in community mobilization, particularly for assessment / survey, distribution and community participation, conflict resolution and resource mobilization.
- Ability to cope well under pressure, work irregular hours and meet tight deadlines
- Sound organizational skills and ability to prioritize and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under severe time pressures
- Experience in needs assessment, distribution, project monitoring and evaluation, and program development
- Experience in coordination with government authorities, communities, and beneficiaries
- Strong communication, people management and interpersonal skills in local language,
- Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;
- Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
- Strong representational and communication skills;
- Commitment to ACDO’s vision, mission and values.
- Gender and Culture sensitive
- Fluent oral and written skills in Local Language Pashto and Dari, fluent in English is plus point
Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position and submit their applications (Cover Letter and CV together) NOT Educational and Work Certificates, to the attention of the Human Resource Department at email@example.com until 04:00pm (Afghanistan Standard Time) on February 20, 2023.
Please clearly indicate
For Darwaz-e-Balla (Community Mobilizer – VA-02-2023)
For Darwaz-e-Payin (Community Mobilizer – VA-03-2023)
For Eshkashem, (Community Mobilizer – VA-04-2023)
For Khwahan (Community Mobilizer – VA-05-2023)
For Kof-Aab (Community Mobilizer – VA-06-2023)
in the subject of your email, otherwise your application will be directly disqualified from the process. ACDO will review the applications on an ongoing basis, thus applicants are strongly advised to make applications at their earliest.
Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and consequently for an interview. If you are not contacted in TWO WEEKS after the closing date, please know that your application has not been successful for the post.