- December 26, 2017
- Posted by: Khaliqdad Mohammadi
- Category: articles
Position Title: Local Surveyor
Job Location: Balkh, Bamian, Daikondi, Farah, Herat, Kabul, Kunduz, Nangarhar
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Output Based
Vacancy Number: CTG-UNHAB-LS 19/12/2017
No. Of Jobs: 172
Organization: CTG-UNHABITAT (AUPP)
Years of Experience: 2 years
Contract Duration: 1 Month
Education: High School Certificate
Close date: 31 Dec, 2017
About CTG-UNHABITAT (AUPP):
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable communities, towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The main documents outlining the mandate of the organization are the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements, Habitat Agenda, Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements, the Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium, and Resolution 56/206.
By working at all levels and with relevant stakeholders and partners, the agency contributes to linking policy development and capacity-building activities with a view to promoting cohesive and mutually reinforcing social, economic, environmental and countries’ policies and programmes in human settlements in conformity with international practices and covenants.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, has been working within Afghanistan since 1992 with funding support of USAID, Japanese and Australian Governments, EU, DFID, CIDA, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Kingdom of the Netherlands and several bilateral donors as well as the World Bank. During this period, its Programme expanded to include a wide range of human settlements initiatives, from small-scale neighbourhood level improvement schemes to community empowerment.
UN-Habitat has been assisting the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan through a number of projects, both urban and rural, supported by different donors:
The Afghanistan Urban Peace building Program (AUPP)
The Afghanistan Urban Peace building Program (AUPP) is a three-year program that concentrates on peace building by strengthening the delivery of urban safety services, improving local government responsiveness and accountability, and enhancing partnerships between government, communities and civil society. It is predicated on the vital linkage between state-society relations, local government capacity and basic service provision in strengthening safety and security.
AUPP targets eight of Afghanistan’s most strategic cities: Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad, Kunduz, Farah, Nili and Bamyan. It is implemented under the leadership of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance, Ministry of Interior and Kabul Municipality, with technical support from UN-Habitat. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Kingdom of the Netherlands fund the program.
City for All (CFA)
UN-Habitat is supporting the Government to implement the City for All (CFA) programme in nine municipal authorities (Herat, Farah, Mazar, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Bamyan, Nili, Kunduz and Kabul), between 2016-2020 through two projects: Municipal Governance Support Programme (MGSP) funded by European Union, and Strengthening Municipal Nahias Programme (K-SMNP) funded by USAID. The two projects have the same overall objectives and follow a similar approach. They will henceforth be implemented concurrently under the umbrella CFA programme. The expected outcomes of the programme are:
(1) Strengthened municipal capacities and systems for urban planning, land management and municipal finance; (2) Improved municipal service delivery and strengthened social contract between citizens and municipal authorities; (3) Improved enabling environment for municipal governance, local economic development and service delivery.
Clean & Green Cities:
The Clean and Green Cities (CGC), is funded by USAID and operates for two years (July 2016 to May 2018). The purpose of this Grant is to provide a basic labor stimulus and stabilization package for nine strategic Afghan cities. The overall objectives of the grant are to (1) improve state –society relations where urban citizens see municipalities delivering basic neighborhood services; (2) establish a cleaner, safer, and healthier urban environment and public spaces; (3) improve urban and household economies, especially for the most vulnerable households, including at risk youth; and (4) increase private sector confidence and investment. CGC will invest in labor intensive urban clean-up, repair, beautification, and basic solid-waste management activities. The expected impacts are: (i) improve well-being of citizens and urban environmental quality, (ii) increased trust between citizens and municipalities and strengthened government legitimacy, and (iii) augmented economic and labor stimulus to the poorest households which will have multiplier effects on the urban economy, (iv) Increased private sector confidence and investment for job creation
The Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Program:
The expected overall impact is: “strengthened local governance and economic development in Afghanistan’s major cities”.
Citizens’ Charter in Cities Program has the following five core components:
Citizen empowerment through CDCs and Gozar Assemblies;
Service delivery and neighbourhood upgrading through neighbourhood planning, block grants and community and municipal contributions
Sustainable municipal revenue enhancement, economic development and job creation;
Municipal human and institutional capacity development;
Improved national enabling environment and Strengthened DMM.
The Citizens’ Charter aims to improve the relationship between the Government and Afghan Citizens and reduce poverty by providing basic services. By channeling resources and support, the Government will ensure the means to develop villages and cities whilst communities will lead the development process and ensure that all men, women, and children are included in development initiatives and activities. Communities will take a leading role in the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects to meet the Government’s commitment to provide a miniumum standard of basic services.
The Citizens’ Charter in Cities Program will have four key expected results including:
Strengthened municipal capacity and community-based governance
Improved living conditions in urban neighbourhoods
Increased private sector and household investment in cities and job creation
Increased sustainable municipal revenue sources to enable improved service delivery
An overarching principle of the Citizen’s Charter is the inclusion of vulnerable groups including refugee returnees, IDPs, female headed households, ethnic/cultural minorities, the disabled and others.
Project for City Resilience:
UN-Habitat will start the Project for City Resilience from April 2017 in cooperation with the Government of Afghanistan.
The programme will address disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience of Afghan cities at three interlinked levels – community, city and national. It will demonstrate how the post-2015 frameworks and agendas can be localized in a coherent and integrated manner, leading to safe, resilient and sustainable urban development in the country.
This two year programme is planned to will be implemented in the cities of Kabul and Mazar-i-sharif, funded by the Government of Japan.
Housing, Land and Property Task Force:
UN-Habitat chairs the National Housing, Land and Property Task Force (HLP-TF) together with UNHCR and NRC within the humanitarian coordination system in Afghanistan. The HLP-TF as a part of the Afghanistan Protection Cluster brings together humanitarian, development, human rights NGOs, UN agencies and government counterparts at national and regional levels working on HLP issues to facilitate a systematic approach to housing, land and property rights protection of displaced population, and other persons at risk of HLP rights violations- this includes landlessness and homeless persons.
The HLP-TF aims to achieve its objective by a) improving access to land, b) strengthening security of tenure and adequate housing c) addressing HLP disputes and strengthening access to civil documentation and d) ultimately the durable solutions of the displaced population.
UN-Habitat Afghanistan Programme is responsible for providing professional, timely, accurate, effective and efficient support to the country office programme by ensuring that financial resources are unitized in the best interest of the organization and in line with UN rules and regulations. The Operations Section comprise of Finance Management, Human Resources, Procurement, Office Management, Grants/Contracts Management, Information Communication Technology and Security and Safety Units.
Under the supervision of the team leader his/her responsibilities will be as follows;
Household survey in the target communities where community development councils have been established.
Conduct interview of 8 households per day within the established communities
Filling the questionnaire with clean data prepared by the programme
Note: Number of Candidates that we need for this position for Herat 28,Kabul 36,Farah 8,Nangarhar 28,Kunduz 28,Mazar 28,Bamyan 8,Daikundi 8.
High school certificate with 2 years’ experiences in working with communities or survey of households, familiarity of using tablets/smart phones is required.
Interested Afghan National Candidates should submit their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com via e-mail, indicating on the SUBJECT line the vacancy number of the position, Please note that applications received after the closing date (31 December 2017) will not be given consideration. Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for an interview
Note: Subject line must be: (CTG-UNHAB-LS 19/12/2017) or your application may not be considered