Bachelor’s degree from recognized university in Political Science, International Relations, Social S
SCA has been working in Afghanistan since 1982 and is presently managing development program linked to Strategic Objectives concerning Health, Education and Community Driven Development. With a total annual, budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,700 of whom 15 are non-Afghans. The SCA presence in Afghanistan consists of the Kabul Management Office (KMO), five Regional Management Offices and two Liaison Offices. In Sweden SCA has 20 staff working at the Stockholm Management Office (SMO) and around 3,500 members organized in local chapters all over the country. In 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.
Scope of work:
Under the guidance of the CDMU Manager. The Senior Advocacy Officer is responsible to analyze and guide Swedish Committee for Afghanistan’s (SCA) advocacy campaigns, and work aiming at SCA’s advocacy development in Afghanistan in close collaboration with SCA’s Programme Units. S/he is specifically responsible for establishing advocacy tools to strengthen the capacity of SCA’s staff and its partners’ organizations to undertake advocacy work by themselves. S/he assists the Advocacy Unit to gather and analyze information needed for advocacy work in Afghanistan as well as Sweden/Europe. S/he will participate in networks of like-minded actors as a basis for advocacy work carried out in Afghanistan. He/She reports to CDMU Manager.
Work with local communities and empower them to better analyze and prioritize their needs and do power analysis for advocacy purposes.
Encourage civic activism through conducting civic education session and facilitating civic engagement dialogues.
Facilitate linkage between target groups (rights holder) and local governments (duty bearers).
Organize and facilitate district and provincial level advocacy dialogues sessions between representative of target communities, local government officials and key influencers including religious leaders.
Follow up on advocacy issues pledged by government officials in dialogue sessions.
Establish provincial advocacy committee comprised of SCA partners and non-partner CSOs.
Establish and maintain contacts with all project and advocacy stakeholders at the community, district, and provincial level.
Support KMO advocacy team in conducting community research, prepare and provide data to KMO advocacy team in Kabul when needed for producing policy briefings papers.
Build advocacy capacity of SCA regional team and work with the regional team to integrate advocacy in development projects.
Plan and implement all advocacy related activities at the regional center and related provinces.
Regularly coordinate with KMO advocacy
Take active part in planning, budgeting, and reporting of Advocacy activities
Provide technical support to the SCA target groups for facilitating systematic advocacy
Develop a monitoring system to ensure goals and objectives are achieved within the given timeframe and approved budget.
Conduct field visits and meetings with SMSs, advocacy networks, relevant civil associations, CBE schools and DP/VPECs.
Facilitating trainings, field visits and preparing activity-based reports on timely manner.
Any other work-related tasks assigned by line supervisor.
Qualification & Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree from recognized university in Political Science, International Relations, Social Sciences, Journalism and Sharia & Law. Political Science and Sharia & Law will be preferred
Computer skill at operator level, especially with MS Office packages.
Fluency in English, Dari and/or Pashto, both written and spoken.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Supervisory, team worker, analytical, and troubleshooting skills.
Experience of planning, reporting, and budgeting.
Ability and willingness to travel to the project sites within Afghanistan and adjust to SCA environment.
Honest, proactive, and well mannered.
4-6 years’ experience of capacity development for advocacy within an NGOs, Civil Society Organization, CSO or similar context.
Understanding of strategy, policy, and methods to strengthen emerging civil society actors in their advocacy work.
Develop advocacy tools and lead advocacy campaigns in Afghanistan.
Skills in communications and a good command of English.
Familiarity working with diverse cultures.
Familiarity with the SCA operations areas within Northeast region
Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum two pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience.
Qualified interested candidates for Senior Advocacy Officer positions can apply through both online and submitting their application to TRMO or all RMOs.
Subject Line Must be: (Senior Advocacy OfficerHRM-TRMO 164-22) otherwise your application may not be considered.
Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for interview.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.
Who we are?
Afghanistan has one of the slowest internet speeds in the world. Broadband connection is not available in everywhere and mobile data as a most used way to connect to the world is very expensive. Job search portals are very heavy and takes lots of time to load; therefore making it very hard and time-consuming for job seekers to find their dream job. To address this problem we launched Afghanistan's first speed optimized job search portal, with at least 15 times faster load time and maximum 200 kbs page size.