Civil Society & Capacity Development Unit (CCU)
The Civil Society & Capacity Development Unit is primarily a methodological unit, providing methods and tools for organizational capacity development of civil society organisations, enabling local authorities to create the democratic space for civil society organizations, enhancing systems and procedures for grant disbursement to civil society partner organisations, providing technical assistance and advice to SCA programmes and strengthening the competence of SCA staff members working directly on capacity development of civil society actors and local authorities. Specifically, it works on the following key result areas:
- Development of methods, tools and approaches for organizational capacity development of civil society organisations and the creation of an enabling environment for CSOs by local authorities
- Quality assurance, harmonisation and learning within SCA in regards to organizational capacity development of civil society organisations and the creation of an enabling environment for CSOs by local authorities
- Quality assurance of systems and procedures for grant disbursement to civil society partner organisations
- Competence development of SCA staff members that work with capacity development
CCU also plays a key role in promoting a Conflict Sensitive Programme Approach within SCA operations.
Scope of Work
The head of Civil Society & Capacity Development Unit heads the CCU. She/he has the overall responsibility for the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the unit’s scope of work and to quality assure SCA’s capacity development support to civil society organisations and local authorities as well as systems and procedures for grant disbursement. The post-holder will develop rights and results oriented strategies, proposals, budgets and reports and design and mainstream policies, methods and tools for grant disbursement and organizational capacity development support to SCA’s civil society partner organisations and local authorities’ ability to create the enabling environment for CSOs. Furthermore she/he will contribute to the development of Afghan civil society networks, represent SCA in international and national coordination fora and liaise with relevant authorities, donors and civil society organisations.
Development of strategies for capacity development of partners and the over-all direction of the unit and the CCU and related CDMU staff is also an important part of the work