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Posting Title:Employment Support Officer
Job Location: Afghanistan
Skill Required:
Preferred Experience: 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 15th Dec, 2020

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Job Description

SCA Background

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been working in Afghanistan since 1982, presently managing development Programmes concerning Health, Education, Rural Livelihoods, and Community Governance, with a total annual budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,500. During the last 10 years, SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming, and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities, and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys, and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development. SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities, and experience without regard to age (18-65 years), ethnicity, religion, marital status, gender, or physical disability.

Scope of work:

The Employment Support Officer is responsible for the supervision and management of Disability project business development training, revolving loan distribution and collection, and vocational training activities. He/she is responsible to coordinate the business development and revolving loan activities under the leadership of Senior Supervisor CBR and with coordination & support of Employment Support Assistant Officer, field supervisors, and CBR workers.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical vocational education, business administration (BBA), Commerce (B. Com), Economics, or development studies
  • 3-4 years’ relevant experience, especially within NGOs, UN agencies, or similar organizations. With strong knowledge and experience of microcredits and small-scale business package developments.
  • Computer skill at the operator level, especially with MS Office packages.
  • Fluency in English and Dari and/or Pashto, both written and spoken
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team worker, analytical, and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience in planning, reporting, and budgeting
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the project sites within Afghanistan and adjust to the SCA environment.
  • Honest, proactive, and well mannered.
  • To be Afghan National.
  • Shows strong commitment to respect the rights of people with disabilities and to support them to achieve their goals.

Main Responsibilities:

Supervisory Tasks:

  • Act as a focal point for the employment program implemented by the disability program and will be responsible for the supervision of staff working with the employment support program.
  • Coordinate with the team and Frequently monitor the Loan and business development vocational training activities in the field, at least 50% of time should be in the field

Technical Tasks:

  • Make sure the livelihood program for people with disabilities implemented as per the approved work plan. The key activities such as revolving loans, vocational training, and other livelihood activities should be followed up properly.
  • Provide technical support to the Employment Support Assistant officer, CBR workers, and other team members as per requirement
  • Overall responsible for Maintaining a well functional and responsive database for a loan and vocational training beneficiaries.
  • To prepare a technical report and compile the reports received from the field and submit to CBR senior officer
  • Conduct baseline study in the Disability Programme Target /Operational areas and identify Persons with disabilities to be targeted for the skills training to participate in the household livelihood activities
  • Conduct the labor market surveys in each sector to identify the potential trades for the training of the target group for the business development purpose.
  • Provide/contract the venues for the group vocational training according to the SCA- Procurement rules and policies.
  • Coordinate procurement of the VT materials & equipment’s with the Procurement unit in RMO and to supply the same to  the VT centers
  • Support M&E in the Development/Designing of the tracer mechanism of the loan holders and VT graduates to realize the socio-economic changes in the Lives of Persons with disabilities.
  • Provide/Support Business Development training to Vocational training graduates and as well to Loan beneficiaries.
  • Closely work with VT trainers to develop Vocational Training syllabus and Curriculum.
  • Follow up the loan and Vocational Training activities
  • Develop a Good tracking/operation system for the Loan in the field beside the Loan database.
  • To facilitate the screening process of new loan applications.
  • Facilitate the establishment of Service/ Producers Group and develop the group’s working roles and operational structure.
  • Facilitate Market feasibility study, develop efficient marketing strategies (with P/S Groups and Loan holders), and ensure the quality of product according to the target market standard.
  • Extend support in Recruitment of Business coach for providing technical support  to the Service and Producer group for  running businesses smoothly and efficiently
  • Establish strong linkages between the PGs; and enterprises or some other resources that can help the group to sell their products.
  • To make annual needs assessments for various business-related training and submit to Senior Supervisor
  • To collect data, make analysis and write a narrative report regarding his/her activities on monthly basis and advise Senior Supervisor Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) for broadening of the annual work plan/action plan whenever needed.
  • To assist Senior Supervisor Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) officer in the preparation of work plan, budget, and reports.
  • Implement the marketing training/market linkage manual for the VT trainees and as well as to loan holders.
  • Analyze and process the bad loan cases to write off in consultation with the CBR supervisor. Physically go to the field or ask an employment support assistant officer to verify loan defaulters through interviews with their guarantors.
  • Participate in planning and budgets development process related to livelihoods/VT and Loan
  • Work to ensure that the Programme incorporates M&E results and lessons learned from field operations to improve and develop program implementation strategies, methodologies, and results
  • Collect and disseminate good practice regarding, vocational training, business development, and revolving loan on a local, national, and international level.
  • Assist the senior Employment Support officer on time to time review all the tools for Labour market demand studies, Tracer study, baseline, and assessment, etc…Introduce and orient the field staff and vocational trainers on the existed tools to be used during the vocational training….
  • Regularly follow up  employment support section budget proper utilization
  • Facilitate enterprises visits to the training centers and production centers and ensure that there is an effective exchange of knowledge and ensure that the enterprises are willing to hire and to work with the beneficiaries after the training period.
  • Create Mutual Coordination on the Project Implementation with key stakeholders such as DoLSA, DMD, DPOs, Youth Associations, DoWA, and other NGOs…

Financial Tasks:

  • To assist the finance section in the distribution of incentive and wages to VT trainees and trainers
  • To collect/compiled loan installments from CBRWs/ Employment Support Assistant Officer.
  • To distribute loan to new loan clients in consultation with the concerned personnel of SCA
  • To assist the senior supervisor CBR and Disability Project Manager in the budget preparations, follow up, revisions and to secure accountable practices according to financial regulations
  • Make sure to maintain a well balanced/matched loan record within the finance section and as well in the field.

Training Tasks:

  • Conduct the Business development/CEFE (Competency-based Economy through Formation of Enterprises) training to the target groups.

Tasks of inter-organizational relation:

  • Promote gender equality, non-discrimination regarding ethnic, political, and religious background
  • To participate actively in workshops, seminars & conference organized by the SCA management
  • Promotes good coordination with other SCA projects, all RMOs units and other units/departments at RMOs and KMO especially Disability MU regarding project planning, budgeting, and other related issues.

Tasks of relation with external agencies:

  • Maintain a good cooperative relationship with the national and provincial authorities, UN agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders, Local councils, and civil society
  • To participate actively in ensuring broad understanding and acceptance by local communities of the Disability projects and SCA in general
  • To actively ensure community participation in DISABILITY PROGRAMME projects

Miscellaneous Tasks:

  • To actively contribute to the successful development and good reputation of the SCA
  • To do any other duties assigned by the Head of RMO and Disability Project Manager.


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