About Integrity Watch Afghanistan:
Integrity Watch is an Afghan civil society organization committed to increase transparency, accountability, and integrity in Afghanistan.
The mission of Integrity Watch is to put corruption under the spotlight through community monitoring, research, and advocacy. We mobilize and train communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries. We develop community monitoring tools, provide policy-oriented research, facilitate policy dialogue, and advocate for integrity, transparency, and accountability in Afghanistan.
Integrity Watch was created in October 2005 and established itself as an independent civil society organization in 2006. It has approximately 90 staff members and 381 Local Monitors. The head office of Integrity Watch is in Kabul with provincial programmatic outreach in Balkh, Bamyan, Herat, Kabul, Kapisa, Nangarhar, Parwan, Baghlan, and Kunduz, Paktia.
Integrity Watch’s work has three major components: (1) Community Monitoring, (2) Research, and (3) Advocacy. Integrity Watch tries to encourage active citizenship and community mobilization through its programs. Our community monitoring work includes development of community monitoring tools, mobilizing and training communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries.
Our research work is focused on policy-oriented research measuring trends, perceptions and experiences of corruption and covering wide range of corruption related issues including security and justice sectors, extractive industries, budget and public finance management, and aid effectiveness. The objective is to develop new, ground-breaking empirical research in order to set the agenda, influence decision-makers, and bring to the public attention non-documented and non-explored issues.
The aim of our advocacy work is to enhance Integrity Watch’s pioneering role in advocating for knowledgeable decision-making and informed public debate on corruption and integrity. Our advocacy work includes facilitation of policy dialogue on issues related to integrity, transparency, and accountability. We advocate for access to information; budget transparency, accountability, and participation; aid transparency and effectiveness; social accountability; and other issues related to anti-corruption.
Community Based Monitoring-Infrastructure (CBM-I) is the oldest program of Integrity Watch and is one that now benefits from a proven methodology. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of the infrastructure build, improve citizen’s participation and their capability to carry out watchdog service delivery and increase mutual trust between government and elected officials, communities and aid implementers.
The program started in 2007 with 10 communities in the Jabel Seraj district of Afghanistan’s Parwan Province. The program has expanded over the years due to its success in empowering citizens to take an active role in promoting integrity and accountability. Around 1300 infrastructure projects have been monitored by 2900 Integrity Volunteers since 2007 in Balkh, Bamyan, Logar, Herat, Kabul, Kunduz, Kapisa, Nangarhar, Parwan, Panjshir and Badakhshan Provinces.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Integrity Facilitator (IF) leads, guides and is directly in contact with a team of Integrity Volunteers (IVs). He/she is required to help in community mobilizations, program’s forms distribution/collection and facilitation of outreach events in the community and follow up on the problems identified by IVs in the target infrastructure projects . He/she is also responsible for the entry of the data information from the forms to communitymonitoring.org. The main purpose of an IF is to support IVs in their work to help ensure transparency and solve identified problems in the target communities. Every IF leads a team of 20 male and female IVs who are solely dedicated to monitor projects in their communities.
Facilitate the means to assist communities in establishing processes by which they can elect community representatives (Integrity Volunteers)
Mentor and lead IVs to extensively meet the community members and record observations about the targeted infrastructure projects.
Follow up IVs activities and regularly attend meetings at community level
Facilitate community activities such as mobilizations, feedback meetings, baseline/endline and IVs monthly meetings
Do the data entry, and make sure that the database reflects accurate and in-time field data
Facilitate the establishment of strong relationships with local stakeholders
Explore and seek local opportunities to solve the projects identified problems
Make regularly reports to the Provincial Coordinator about the progress of the activities
Any other program related tasks, as required
Participate in Integrity Watch’s workshops to build personal and professional capacity
INDICTORS FOR SUCCESS
Utilize the latest tactics and skills of leadership at work
Be up to date and aware of the Integrity Volunteers’ activities
Strengthen rapport with community councils, CSOs, Government and other stakeholders
Be fully engaged in all community feedback meetings, held three times each quarter, to raise public awareness about the problems & solutions of the projects
Cultivate the Community-Based Monitoring of infrastructure at local level, especially amongst the youth and garner their support
Efficiently lead and guide the team to meet the minimum fix rates established by the program
Complete all tasks in a timely manner while adhering strictly to principles of transparency, accountability and integrity
Convene meetings with communities to find solutions to identified problems at least once in a month
Actively engage in capacity building workshops and then delivering these to IVs
Participate in IVs meeting with the Provincial Coordinator once each month
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply by sending a CV and a cover letter that outlines how your experience and education relate to the skills and experience outlined in the Terms of Reference to: firstname.lastname@example.org In the e-mail subject line please write “CBM-I Integrity Facilitator and Province Name”. Emails with no Province name will not be considered.
The deadline for application is 27th of January 2021 However, interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.