Community Engagement Lead / Advisor

A National NGO
Full time Full day
Peshawar
Posted date


24th June, 2024


Last date to apply


27th July, 2024






Country


Pakistan


Locations


Peshawar






Category


Community & Social Services






Type


Contractual


Position


1






Experience


5 years








Required Qualification / Experience:




Education:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Community Development, Anthropology, or a related field. Master’s degree is an advantage.


Experience:



  • At least 5 years of experience in community engagement or development work within humanitarian or development contexts.

  • Proven experience in working with both host and refugee communities, preferably in KP or similar contexts.

  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder coordination, capacity building, and conflict resolution.

  • Experience in conducting community needs assessments and developing community engagement strategies.


Skills:



  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.

  • Excellent facilitation and training skills.

  • Strong project management skills, including planning, budgeting, and reporting.

  • Proficiency in using monitoring and evaluation tools and techniques.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


Languages:



  • Fluency in English and Pashtu (written and spoken) is required.

  • Proficiency in other languages (e.g., Dari, Farsi) is an advantage.


Job Description:




Community Needs Assessment and Planning:



  • Conduct comprehensive community needs assessments to identify the requirements and priorities of both host and refugee communities.

  • Develop and implement community engagement strategies and plans to support project objectives.

  • Facilitate community consultations to gather input and feedback on project activities.


Stakeholder Coordination:



  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with community leaders, local organizations, government authorities, and other stakeholders.

  • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders, including SAFRON, CCAR, CAR, and local municipal authorities, to ensure community needs are addressed.

  • Ensure regular communication and information sharing with all stakeholders


Community Mobilization and Participation:



  • Promote community participation in project planning, implementation, and evaluation processes.

  • Organize and facilitate community meetings, workshops, and forums to encourage active involvement and ownership of project activities.

  • Implement community-driven initiatives to strengthen social cohesion and resilience within and between host and refugee communities.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor the progress and quality of community engagement interventions.

  • Prepare and submit regular reports on community engagement activities, progress, challenges, and lessons learned.


Capacity Building:



  • Identify capacity building needs of community members and local organizations.

  • Design and deliver training programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of community members and local stakeholders in areas such as leadership, conflict resolution, and project management.

  • Support the development of community-based structures and committees to sustain project outcomes.


Complaint and Feedback Mechanism:



  • Establish and manage a complaint and feedback mechanism to address community concerns and grievances related to project activities.

  • Ensure that feedback from the community is documented, analyzed, and used to inform project adjustments and improvements.


Compliance and Risk Management:



  • Ensure compliance with approved policies, procedures, and standards in all community engagement activities.

  • Identify and manage risks related to community engagement, including social, cultural, and security risks.

  • Ensure that all community engagement activities promote inclusivity, gender equality, and environmental sustainability.



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