CRS is seeking qualified Field Agents (Foremen) in Herat province to implement day-to-day activities on a complex 2-years program that aims to enhance the resilience of vulnerable populations through a combination of trainings on improved practices for WASH, activities to assist beneficiaries in establishing the rehabilitation of water sources alongside hygiene promotion. Additionally, under the supervision of a Field Officer (Engineer), the Foreman will be expected to deliver high-quality learning events on best water storage, treatment, and hygiene practices as well as high quality implementation techniques. The field assistant will also establish and maintain relationships with beneficiary communities, work closely with Community Development Committees (CDCs)/Shuras, and support the FO Engineer to monitor project progress.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
Support to Project Implementation
Deliver high-quality community trainings, to the water management committees and hygiene promotion techniques
Work closely with village Shuras and community leaders to organize trainings and project activities
Conduct frequent monitoring visits in target villages
Conduct house to house visits to reinforce training messages and support beneficiaries in the process of adopting practices
Record relevant information from monitoring activities (including information from field visits, pre- and post-test results from trainings, and any informal feedback from target communities
Participate in staff trainings on new technical skills
Support to Project Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL)
Collect project monitoring data including but not limited to beneficiary’s feedback sessions, observation forms, attendance sheets, and activity tracking
Utilize multiple methods to collect quantitative and qualitative data includes but not limited to household surveys, focus group discussions, and key informal interviews.
Participate in project learning and reflection events
Teamwork and Relationships
Develop and maintain positive relationships with project participants, community leaders, and other community members
Develop and maintain positive relationships with the project team and other CRS colleagues
Afghan national with diploma in the field of construction of water supply projects
Minimum of 3 years related work experience with an international NGO or government agency, ideally in the field of WASH (water supply projects)
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: : Herat Field Agents, Senior Project Officer, MEAL Officer, Livelihoods Program Manager, and field officer Engineer
External: Project Participants, Community Leaders and other Community Members, Government Agencies, and other NGOs
Required Languages – Fluent Dari speaking and writing
Travel – The position will be based in Herat city with frequent travel to the communities in Adraskan
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Proven skills in facilitating community trainings, community mobilization, conducting needs assessments, data collection, and writing activity reports of project activities
Excellent Dari speaking, reading, and writing skills
Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
Excellent communication and good judgment with regards to problem solving
Strong sensitivity and respect for local cultures
Professional manner in dealing with community members and co-workers.
Strong listening and interpersonal skills
Willingness to be based in Adraskan district and work in field locations, as assigned
Knowledge of construction of water supply projects a plus
Experience working in rural communities preferred
Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
Experiences on implementation of WASH projects
Experiences of plumbing of water supply projects
Experiences of working with water management commitment and establishment
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
Continuous Improvement & Innovation
Accountability & Stewardship
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Protection Acknowledgment: CRS prohibits all forms of abuse and exploitation towards children and vulnerable adults. As a professional candidate, you commit to adhering to the Agency’s policy on the protection, rights, and dignity of children and vulnerable adults and to safeguard them from abuse and exploitation as defined in CRS’ Safeguarding Policy.
Submission of Applications:
Applications comprise a one-page cover letter to explain your interest and suitability for the post and your CV. Please do not attach your education documents and work certificates unless requested.
The process of submitting a CV/Application has been changed to the online system. Therefore, interested candidates are encouraged to apply using the link provided below. Applications sent to any other email address or location will not be considered. Please ensure to rename your application file according to your name entered on the first page of the application forms.
Please note that applications received after the closing date (i.e., October, 1st 2022), will not be given consideration. Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for tests and interviews.
Interested candidates can submit their applications by clicking on this link.
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at 10 Oct 2022