The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been working in Afghanistan since 1982 and is presently managing development programmes linked to Strategic Objectives 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 6000 of whom 15 are non-Afghans. The SCA presence in Afghanistan consists of the Kabul Management Office (KMO), five Regional Management Offices and three Liaison Offices. In Sweden SCA has 20 staff working at the Stockholm Management Office (SMO) and around 4,000 members organized in local chapters all over the country.
Human Rights and Gender Unit
The Human Rights & Gender Unit (HRGU) is a policy and methodology unit at the Programme Department at the Kabul Management Office. The unit consists of a national manager, specialist and two other staff. It is contributing to enhanced effectiveness in achieving SCA’s development objectives by developing and mainstreaming strategies, methods and tools through and by:
- Mainstreaming Gender and RBA in all areas related to planning, programming and budgeting,
- Development of tailored and contextualized tools, methods and training material on gender and rights-based issues
- Support capacity development and advocacy (in close coordination with Civil Society and Capacity Development Unit and Advocacy Unit) on gender and rights issues.
- Support, technically backstop and develop the capacity of HRGU Officers in Kabul and Regional Management Offices (RMOs).
Scope of Work
The Senior HRG Specialist role mainly focuses on three areas that include a) strategic and technical input to gender sensitive programming and gender responsive budgeting across SCA, and b) HRG unit level annual planning and reporting c) when nominated, represent SCA in national rights/gender related networks/ working groups.
- Contract period: 2 years with an initial 6 months probationary period
- Conditions: Non-family posting. SCA offers a competitive salary, free housing, insurances and other benefits.
- Duties to begin: May 2019
- Last date for application: 25 March 2019