Provincial Coordinator (M&E, ESM/GRM focal point) – IP (WERP)

February 13, 2024
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Job Description

About Aga Khan Foundation:

Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)), is an integral agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a consortium of global, non-denominational development agencies. The AKDN organizations collectively strive to uplift living conditions and opportunities in some of the world’s most impoverished regions. Operating in fields like health, education, architecture, rural development, and private-sector enterprise, they empower communities and individuals in disadvantaged circumstances.

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan, operates as a non-denominational international development agency. With a mission to develop and promote creative solutions to social development challenges, it focuses primarily on Asia and East Africa. AKF works in collaboration with rural communities in Afghanistan to enhance quality of life in areas such as natural resource management, market development, governance, education, and health.

Job Description:

Position Objective:

The Provincial Coordinator will oversee the seamless implementation of projects, serving as the focal point for ESM/GRM and M&E at the provincial level. Reporting directly to the Regional Engineering Manager, the coordinator will ensure the application of agreed-upon mechanisms throughout the project implementation, emphasizing ESM, GRM, and M&E.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the ESM and GRM coordinator at AKF-NPO for comprehensive understanding and facilitation of ESM and GRM mechanisms at the provincial and district levels.
  • Maintain a robust monitoring system to assess the progress and performance of ESM, GRM, and M&E processes.
  • Ensure district engineers comprehend QA&QC aspects, maintain records of approvals for completed works, and accurately reflect them in progress reports.
  • Develop reporting formats for daily, weekly, and monthly progress reports, aligning standards with key performance indicators.
  • Develop a detailed work plan for individual projects, aligning with goals and timelines, and assess deviations against the plan.
  • Engage and maintain relationships with stakeholders, including government departments, local communities, TPMA, and NPO/PIU.
  • Incorporate community concerns and feedback into project plans, designs, and implementation, managing local expectations.
  • Manage conflicts arising from project implementation, finding responsive solutions, and maintaining a positive working environment.
  • Identify potential risks, plan mitigation measures, and ensure project health and successful completion.
  • Maintain reporting mechanisms during the project life cycle, keeping stakeholders informed about progress, milestones, and changes.
  • Understand and respect social, cultural, and geographical sensitivities of project locations and diverse stakeholders.

Job Requirements:

Job Specification:

  • University degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, water resources management, social science, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in project implementation, environmental and social management, and Monitoring and Evaluation in reputed organizations.
  • Knowledge of ESM/GRM standards, methods, procedures, and policies of the WB and NEPA.
  • Experience with social development infrastructure works programs or rural development programs is advantageous.
  • Willingness to work in the field at the community level, facilitating dialogue with community groups.
  • Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation methods and procedures.
  • Proficiency in English and fluency in local languages.

Required Core Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Very good knowledge and experience in conflict resolution and problem-solving in community-driven development contexts.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply computer applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Familiarity with communities, CDCs, DDAs, and CSOs.
Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants should submit their CV along with a cover letter to no later than 19th February 2024.

Important Notes:

  • Please quote the Vacancy Number as the Subject of the email when applying.
  • No supporting documents (e.g., diplomas, recommendation letters, identification card(s), etc.) are required at this stage.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment.
  • Salary scale: Grade C based on NTA Salary scale.
  • Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan follows equal opportunity and safeguarding policies.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Your details and information shared in this advertisement shall remain confidential.

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