Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
ACBAR Capacity Building Project
The Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development (ACBAR) is a national NGO created in August 1988, in response to demands for a more coordinated approach to humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in Pakistan. ACBAR moved its headquarters to Kabul in 2002 and currently has 150 NGO members, both national and international organizations, working in all sectors of humanitarian assistance and development.
In 2013, UNOCHA, as management agent for the CHF, established a Due Diligence assessment system with the objective of ascertaining the capacity of International and National NGOs to be able to effectively manage and deliver programmes in Afghanistan. The ability to access CHF funding in Afghanistan requires robust technical skills, administrative capacity, and an understanding of the cluster coordinated platform. The ACBAR Twinning program focuses on helping national NGOs to access the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF).
The Programme Manager is responsible for providing support in the professional development of national NGOs (NNGOs) to increase their capacity to access humanitarian funding. This is achieved through intensive mentoring by ACBAR’s national team and by International NGO partners, through field visits and different trainings, based on NNGO needs identified by all parties. Additionally, the Twinning program encourages NNGO partners to participate in and engage with the UN clusters in order to provide accurate data and information to the humanitarian community in Afghanistan.
The Programme Manager will lead a small national team to implement the programme in its second phase of 2 years. The program has gone through a mid-term review and the program manager will be responsible for implementing recommendations of the review. This will include identifying new training opportunities and ensuring the achievement of indicators in the revised program logframe. The program manager will be the chief focal point between ACBAR and the donor, and will be responsible for leading the Twinning team in developing publicity material to promote the programs achievements. Additionally, the program manager will be responsible for planning and execution of the program budget. The post holder will be based in Kabul with occasional travel to the regions.
12- 24 months contract.
Qualifications and Attributes:
Employment at ACBAR is on contractual terms and candidates ready for the challenge are encouraged to apply. For more information visit our website: www.acbar.org
Please send your CV and a letter of motivation including your current salary, expected remuneration, three professional referees and day time Skype contacts to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with the subject matter marked as “Twinning Manager”. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The successful candidate should be available to start work in mid-February 2017.