Short Term Technical Advisor

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 13 March 2020
  • Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Closing on 12 April 2020
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Job Description

Background

Blumont is looking for a Short-Term Technical Advisor (STTA) to lead the development of a pilot, national referral protocol for victims assistance in Afghanistan; as well as to develop and support the implementation of improved coordination procedures that will strengthen the availability of and access to information about victims assistance services. The latter will require specific attention to strengthening access to information among of women, youth, and persons with disabilities (PwDs).

Activities

The STTA will be required to carry out a range of activities to support the successful completion of the required deliverables outlined below. Activities will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Review of outputs and key findings from previous service mapping and quality improvement workshops to identify major information gaps and to recommend improvements to the agenda and participants list in preparation for COMAC’s third round of regional workshops.
  • Facilitation of the FY20 Kabul-based service mapping workshop scheduled to take place during the third quarter (June 2020).
  • Provision of training to facilitators of the regional service mapping workshops also scheduled for the third quarter (June 2020). As needed, recommend and identify local consultants to support with this process.
  • Participation in regular COMAC and VA stakeholder coordination meetings to identify and map existing service protocol that can be built upon for the development of a pilot, unified protocol in coordination with COMAC’s victims assistance and capacity building team, as well as the State Ministry of Martyrs and Disabled (MMD), Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA).
  • Development of a draft, services availability and readiness assessment methodology based on key information gaps identified during participation in key VA stakeholder coordination meetings.
  • Development of a VA stakeholder coordination protocol document to be submitted to MMD for review and buy-in, which clarifies roles and responsibilities to achieve improved overall VA service provision, particularly services targeting women and marginalized groups.
  • Review of progress against gender mainstreaming action plan, recommend operational improvements to improve implementation as needed.

Deliverables

  • Pilot unified national referral protocol for victims assistance services.
  • Draft methodology and action plan to carry out a national-level, services availability and readiness assessment in close coordination with MMD.
  • Facilitation support of COMAC’s service mapping and quality improvement workshops scheduled to take place during the third quarter of FY20.

About the Organization

Blumont is a global organization working in concert with local communities to design and implement innovative approaches to build infrastructure, deliver lifesaving humanitarian assistance, and foster opportunities for long-term stability and development. With two decades of experience working in the world’s most challenging environments, we have the capacity to effectively operate in nearly any conditions. Blumont serves refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of conflict, and other underserved populations through programming tailored to local contexts and needs in order to empower communities from relief and recovery to sustainable resilience.

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