Description

Mission

Geneva Call Afghanistan is dedicated to leading humanitarian engagement efforts in Afghanistan, with a primary focus on strengthening the protection of conflict-affected communities. As part of our commitment to expanding our impact, we are strategically broadening our operations to encompass provinces adjacent to our current areas of operation. By engaging with various stakeholders and fostering dialogue, Geneva Call aims to promote adherence to international humanitarian norms and principles, ultimately contributing to the safety and well-being of vulnerable populations in Afghanistan.

Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Role

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Project Officer will be in charge of the design and implementation of project activties related to DFA(awareness sessions on IHL/IHRL) and the management of humanitarian engagement-related project(s) according to the program plans, internal procedures and guidelines as well as donor requirements and security constraints. It is a national position.

Core responsibilities

The implementation and management of project(s) in accordance to the work plan, budget(s), donor requirements and internal procedures:

Planning, Coordination & Reporting

  • Participate in the drafting of annual and monthly program plans, budgets, and project activities monitoring plans in consultation with program coordinator, Support staff, and other team members.
  • Responsible for quality project activties implementation mainly related to DFA and monitoring in accordance with Geneva Call and donor work plans, budget and procedures.
  • Conduct the IHL/IHLR awareness sessions for DFA and participate in humanitarian engagement meeting with DFA.
  • Ensure the reports of the IHL/IHRL awareness sessions are developed and uploaded on Kobo.
  • Remain updated on the International and National legal framework related to Geneva Call programs.
  • Monitor protection needs, do needs assessments, analysis of the local context and share recommendations for improvement.
  • Manage safe-keeping of information and knowledge, including filing of programme documents and materials.
  • Collect and analyse, through regular field missions, information relating to the context, conflict situation, humanitarian needs and potential impact on Geneva Call’s work in project area(s) and relay this to Head of Programme.

Communications & External relations

  • Provide material (photos, videos, stories from the field) about the project and timely reports to showcase project outcomes and achievements.
  • Support implementation of communications strategy including activities, campaigns, events and other initiatives.

Engagement

  • Laise and engage with local authorities, communities, and organizations regularly,
  • Engage with senior officials and other key stakeholders at the provincial level in close coordination with other project officer.
  • Provide support in arranging meetings, drafting speaking points and messages for GC senior management visiting the province.
  • Organize and participate in coordination meetings.
  • Engagement with authorities and law enforcement officers.
  • Report the success story of GC activities in field level.

Other Duties

  • Attend and represent Geneva Call as required at conferences, seminars, and other fora of interest to the organization.

Main qualifications

Education

  • Completed Degree of Higher Education in relevant fields such as Political or Social Science, International Humanitarian Law or Human Rights.

Technical skills

  • IT Tools (MS Office, Excel, email).
  • Experience in reporting, monitoring and research.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of issues of humanitarian affairs and humanitarian framework and capacity for in-depth analysis.

Work experience

  • At least 5 years in a humanitarian/human rights/protection organization working in province and districts.
  • Experience in facilitating the training sessions with different stakeholders.
  • Experience in advocacy developing professional relationships with various stakeholder including armed actors and civil society and working in a neutral and objective manner.
  • Experience with international organisations is preferred.
  • Familiar with humanitarian norms, principles and expert in engagement.
  • Good stakeholder management.
  • Training, awareness session.
  • Understand Islamic law is an asset.

Languages

  • Required: Pashto, Dari and English.

Personal skills

  • Understanding and respect for organizational principles, vision, mission and confidentiality.
  • Strong logic and organizational skills, flexibility and adaptability to change.
  • Ability to take responsibility, proactive and efficient functioning, strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and multicultural environment.
  • Accuracy and reliability, ability to meet deadlines under pressure.

Performance management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the GC Performance Management p. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework

Conflict of interest

Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.

Conditions

  • Position : Project Officer
  • Type of Contract: Fixed-Term (National contract)
  • Activity rate: 100%, full-time position
  • Work place: Bamyan Province, Afghanistan
  • Preferred start date: As soon as possible

How to apply

To apply please follow the link:

[**https://forms.swisshrmonline.ch/240944722033350?xvna=Project%20Officer%20-%20Bamyan,%20Afghanistan%20(National)&xvnu=VAC1032&xsou=%25mediaName%25**](https://forms.swisshrmonline.ch/240944722033350?xvna=Project%20Officer%20-%20Bamyan,%20Afghanistan%20(National)&xvnu=VAC1032&xsou=%25mediaName%25**](https://forms.swisshrmonline.ch/240944722033350?xvna=Project%20Officer%20-%20Bamyan,%20Afghanistan%20(National)&xvnu=VAC1032&xsou=%25mediaName%25))

No later than 6 June, 2024.

Important Note: Our HR team will meticulously evaluate your profile in line with the requirements of the post you have applied for. Since, we receive a good number of applications for all the positions Geneva Call advertises, it is not possible to communicate the results of our decisions with every candidate individually. Therefore, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted by the HR team to invite them for written test – and the steps afterwards if they qualify i.e., interview and other assessments as deemed appropriate.

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