Finance Assistant (Open)

Women and children legal Research foundation (WCLRF)

Finance Assistant – Finance Department

Terms of Reference

 

Job Title:                                    Finance assistant

 

Duty station:                              Kabul province

 

Position available:                     1 Positions

 

Requesting Agency:                  WCLRF

 

Payment:                                    According to the standards of the WCLRF

 

Announcing Date:                     25/10/2018

 

Closing Date:                             03/11/2018

 

Job Type:                                   Full Time

 

About the Organization:

Women & Children Legal Research Foundation (WCLRF) was established in March 2003. WCLRF is focused in the area of research, advocacy and raising awareness with the aim of reducing violence against women and improving their skills and knowledge for equal social and political participation both at local and national levels. So far WCLRF’s activities are covering provinces of Kabul, Parwan, Balkh, Badakhshan, Heart ,Kandahar  and Nangarhar both urban and rural area and planning to expand its presence in other provinces of the country. WCLRF has its main office in Kabul and have 2 small offices in Balkh and Nangarhar.

This particular announcement is to recruit one Finance assistant to assist in Reporting any deviation from WCLRF financial policies and procedures to Clients. Participate in the preparation of trainings for non-finance staff to ensure understands of financial regulations and enable compliance. Organize WCLRF financial filing systems and properly file and label financial documentation

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Assist in Preparation of daily transactions (Cash Disbursement vouchers, Cash Receipt Vouchers, General Journal transactions, update bank books and weekly expense templates) supported by adequate required documentation
  2. Properly verify that all vouchers including Donor Source Project Numbers, account codes, and T-4codes and that amounts are current and in correct currency (Afghani or US dollars)
  3. Ensure that accounting vouchers and support documentation are marked and stamped as PAID after proper authorization and processing.
  4. Assist in the daily payment and/or liquidation process of financial transactions.
  5. Ensure all accounts are reconciled and verified on a monthly and weekly basis.
  6. Prepare government taxes on a monthly and yearly basis
  7. Assist the Finance Officer to prepare monthly staff salary payments and income taxes as well as monthly staff Payroll reports based on WCLRF procedures.
  8. Implementation and follow up of Admin, Procurement financial and guidelines
  9. Establishment and maintaining of all the financial and admin data.
  10. Supporting to Implement the daily action plan which prepared by the Provincial coordinator.
  11. Filling of all contract which dealers in order to audit
  12. Follow up staff air and ground missions management and logistics activities ,
  13. Maintenance of Fixed asset and Inventory list.
  14. Regular communication with provincial coordinator on provincial administration needs.
  15. Stationary requirement preparation for the staff.
  16. Assist HR filing system and keep them in order.
  17. Assist Admin to Checking perdium, over time of admin department
  18. Attending monthly meeting or any other required meeting inside or outside the organization.
  19. Preparation of Bank Reconciliation.
  20. Maintenance of Petty cash float.
  21. Arranging to settle creditors Qualifications and Competencies.

 

Audits:

  • Assist Finance Officer in timely preparation of audit materials requested by both internal and external auditors
  • Assist the Finance Officer in the timely closure of finance audit recommendations and work as a team to ensure discussion, preparation and execution of any resulting plan of action

 

Special Skill:

 

  1. Ability to manage time and work effectively without constant supervision.
  2. Good communication skills
  3. Methodical and disciplined approach to work.
  4. Flexible and capable with an ability to work under pressure
  5. Ability to work as a team member, demonstrating patience to manage priorities
  6. Cooperation with other staff.

Note:

  1. Only short listed candidates will call for interview
  2. The application could be submitted through :

 

  1. Email address: wclrf@gmail.com
  2. House # 432, Street 5th , Deh naw, Deh Bori, Kabul,  Afghanistan
  3. The dead line for Application is 3 November -2018

 

 

 

Finance Assistant (Open)

Women and children legal Research foundation (WCLRF)

Finance Assistant – Finance Department

Terms of Reference

 

Job Title:                                    Finance assistant

 

Duty station:                              Kabul province

 

Position available:                     1 Positions

 

Requesting Agency:                  WCLRF

 

Payment:                                    According to the standards of the WCLRF

 

Announcing Date:                     25/10/2018

 

Closing Date:                             03/11/2018

 

Job Type:                                   Full Time

 

About the Organization:

Women & Children Legal Research Foundation (WCLRF) was established in March 2003. WCLRF is focused in the area of research, advocacy and raising awareness with the aim of reducing violence against women and improving their skills and knowledge for equal social and political participation both at local and national levels. So far WCLRF’s activities are covering provinces of Kabul, Parwan, Balkh, Badakhshan, Heart ,Kandahar  and Nangarhar both urban and rural area and planning to expand its presence in other provinces of the country. WCLRF has its main office in Kabul and have 2 small offices in Balkh and Nangarhar.

This particular announcement is to recruit one Finance assistant to assist in Reporting any deviation from WCLRF financial policies and procedures to Clients. Participate in the preparation of trainings for non-finance staff to ensure understands of financial regulations and enable compliance. Organize WCLRF financial filing systems and properly file and label financial documentation

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Assist in Preparation of daily transactions (Cash Disbursement vouchers, Cash Receipt Vouchers, General Journal transactions, update bank books and weekly expense templates) supported by adequate required documentation
  2. Properly verify that all vouchers including Donor Source Project Numbers, account codes, and T-4codes and that amounts are current and in correct currency (Afghani or US dollars)
  3. Ensure that accounting vouchers and support documentation are marked and stamped as PAID after proper authorization and processing.
  4. Assist in the daily payment and/or liquidation process of financial transactions.
  5. Ensure all accounts are reconciled and verified on a monthly and weekly basis.
  6. Prepare government taxes on a monthly and yearly basis
  7. Assist the Finance Officer to prepare monthly staff salary payments and income taxes as well as monthly staff Payroll reports based on WCLRF procedures.
  8. Implementation and follow up of Admin, Procurement financial and guidelines
  9. Establishment and maintaining of all the financial and admin data.
  10. Supporting to Implement the daily action plan which prepared by the Provincial coordinator.
  11. Filling of all contract which dealers in order to audit
  12. Follow up staff air and ground missions management and logistics activities ,
  13. Maintenance of Fixed asset and Inventory list.
  14. Regular communication with provincial coordinator on provincial administration needs.
  15. Stationary requirement preparation for the staff.
  16. Assist HR filing system and keep them in order.
  17. Assist Admin to Checking perdium, over time of admin department
  18. Attending monthly meeting or any other required meeting inside or outside the organization.
  19. Preparation of Bank Reconciliation.
  20. Maintenance of Petty cash float.
  21. Arranging to settle creditors Qualifications and Competencies.

 

Audits:

  • Assist Finance Officer in timely preparation of audit materials requested by both internal and external auditors
  • Assist the Finance Officer in the timely closure of finance audit recommendations and work as a team to ensure discussion, preparation and execution of any resulting plan of action

 

Special Skill:

 

  1. Ability to manage time and work effectively without constant supervision.
  2. Good communication skills
  3. Methodical and disciplined approach to work.
  4. Flexible and capable with an ability to work under pressure
  5. Ability to work as a team member, demonstrating patience to manage priorities
  6. Cooperation with other staff.

Note:

  1. Only short listed candidates will call for interview
  2. The application could be submitted through :

 

  1. Email address: wclrf@gmail.com
  2. House # 432, Street 5th , Deh naw, Deh Bori, Kabul,  Afghanistan
  3. The dead line for Application is 3 November -2018

 

 

 

69th meeting of Balkh Provincial EVAW commission

69th meeting of Balkh Provincial EVAW commission

 

Women and Children Legal Research Foundation (WCLRF) on Sunday October 17th, 2018 (in accordance to Mizan 25th, 1397) under the chairmanship of Balkh’s deputy governor conducted the 69th meeting of Balkh Provincial EVAW Commission in meeting hall of Provincial governor’s office. in this meeting, in addition to following up the previous meeting’s decisions, procedural rules of 1397 for the EVAW high and provincial commissions were discussed and report of six months of 1396 of Personal Status Court of Balkh province, statistics of VAW by the related bodies, report on problems of education and cases of Balkh district were presented. Applied decisions were taken to address the needs and precise accountability of the authorities in preventing and reducing violence against women, and the responsibilities and follow-up actions were set to the next session of the Commission for each member of the Commission.

Conference on disseminating the Findings of the Report on Role of EVAW Commissions in addressing Sexual Harassment in Afghanistan

To improve the EVAW commissions’ role in tackling sexual harassment and to share the research findings, WCLRF held a provincial conference in Herat province on December 16, 2017. In this conference, the EVAW commission members including governor deputy, head of DoWA, Balkh Provincial Council, CSOs and media had participated. Thanking the participants and sharing WCLRF’s major achievements in regard with tackling sexual harassment, Mr. Zabihullah Jawad, WCLRF’s legal advisor, shared the research report’s findings and its recommendations.

During the panel discussions, Mrs. Monisa Hassanzada, the governor deputy, Mrs. Aziza Karimi, head of DoWA, head of department of Justice, Mr. Rahimi, head of AIHRC’s sub-office, head of Haj and Awqaf and Mr. Pedram, a member of provincial council expressed their strong support and committing in tackling sexual harassment and implementing the findings and recommendations of the research report. “I really appreciate the efforts made by WCLRF in conjuction with sexual harassment, especially their effective in drafting the Ant-harassment regulation and cooperation with Parliament in finalizing the Anti-Harassment against Women and  Children Law,” said Mrs. Hassan Zada. She also added that in order to effectively fight against sexual harassment, a strong working group including families, governmental and non-governmental organizations must be established and oral commitments must be put in action.

The panelists in addition to affirming the research’s findings, expressed their support and commitment in creating a violence-free environment both in families and communities for women and girls. The event followed by question and answer session and concluding speeches by the panelists.

 

It is time for action to end Sexual Harassment against Women through supporting EVAW Commissions in Afghanistan

WCLRF conducted a Conference on sharing “Role of EVAW Commissions in addressing Sexual harassment research report in Balkh province.The EVAW provincial commissions have a vital role in tackling sexual harassment and addressing its cases. To this end, and to improve the EVAW commissions’ role, WCLRF following a conference in Kabul, held a provincial conference in Balkh province to share the findings of the research report. In this conference, the EVAW commission members including governor deputy, head of DoWA, Balkh Provincial Council, CSOs and media and expressed their relevant organizations’ commitment in implementing the findings and recommendations.

Thanking and welcoming the participants and explaining the event’s objective, WCLRF’s representative, Mr. Sultan Ali Rahimi shared the research report’s findings and its recommendations. Also, he asked participants to take practical steps and joint approaches in effectively fighting against it. Afterwards, Balkh’s deputy governor, head of DoWA, head of Provincial Council, head of Haj and Awqaf and a representative of Civil Society (the panelists), in addition to affirming the research’s findings, emphasized on jointly working against sexual harassment. Also, they committed to making efforts in implementing the research’s findings and recommendations in their working environments.

Call to End Sexual Harassment Against Women and Girls in Afghanistan

WCLRF held a conference to share the findings of a research report on “Role of EVAW Commissions in addressing Sexual harassment” in Kabul on December 5, 2017 with participation of EVAW high Commission members, MPs, Civil Society Activists, Kabul Provincial Council members, University Students and Media. The event mean to share the research report’s findings and recommendations for betterment of EVAW commissions in effective tackling with sexual harassment and to advocate for its recommendations’ implementation nationwide.

Appreciating the initiative and the research report’s dissemination, MoWA’s professional deputy, First Lady’s representative, an MP and UN-Women’s representative (the panelists) committed to effectively working against sexual harassment and to creating a safe and harassment-free environment for women throughout Afghanistan.

Advocacy meeting with Lower of House of Parliament

Women and Children Legal Research Foundation –WCLRF facilitated an advocacy meeting between the “Advocacy Committee for Increasing Women’s Participation in the Peace Process” with National Assembly’s Commission on Women & Human Rights on October 8, 2017. The meeting was convened to share the committee members’ concerns and recommendation with Women and Human Rights commission as well as to harmonize all initiatives in conjunction to women, peace and security. During the meeting the committee members shared the committee’s recommendations and urged the commission to: a) make more efforts to implement the recommendations of WCLRF’s guideline; b) use the research findings in the formulation of rules, regulations and policies; c) Increase pressure on NUG to implement the National Action Plan for the 1325 resolution; and d) harmonize all activities related to women, peace and security.

Welcoming the advocacy committee’s recommendations, Mrs. Fawzia Koofi, chair of National Assembly’s Commission on Women and Human Rights said that the commission has already submitted a similar concept note to the HPC asking its leadership to make more efforts in terms of women’s meaningful participation. To this end and in order to involve more women in the HPC, she recommended that the commission with technical support from the advocacy committee must hold a joint meeting with National Security Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and HPC through which each party could provide updates of their accomplishments and review the existing challenges lay ahead of women

 

 

Advocacy Meeting with HPC’s Secretariat

Women and Children Legal Research Foundation –WCLRF facilitated the second advocacy meeting between the “Advocacy Committee for Increasing Women’s Participation in the Peace Process” and HPC’s secretariat on October 8, 2017. The event meant to follow-up the commitments made by HPC’s secretariat as well as to discuss the Women’s Advisory Board –which is about to be established within HPC’s structure. During this meeting the committee members shared their concerns and recommendations with respect to women’s rights and ignoring their participation during peace negotiations and other relevant initiatives.

Emphasizing his previous commitments, Mr. Akram Khpalwak, head of HPC’s secretariat reaffirmed that HPC is committed to taking all the concerns of the advocacy committee and women seriously and making every efforts to address their challenges accordingly. In regard to increasing the number of women in HPC’s new composition, he added that there are 12 women as HPC’s members and advisors, four women as executive members and two women in the secretariat –in addition to secretariat’s advisor who will be newly recruited- representing women’s interests for good. He added that the HPC intends to establish The Women’s Advisory Board, combining the First Lady’s Office, Presidential and CEO Advisers, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, members of the National Assembly, the High Peace Council, and civil society in order to effectively counteract the crises and challenges women face at local and national levels. The last, he asked the advocacy committee to identify and share the list of 30 qualified women to be included in the board and to timely and effectively voice women’s concerns and challenges.

  

Mix-Workshop on Role of EVAW Provincial Commissions in Combating Sexual Harassment against Women

Women and Children Legal Research Foundation conducted a Mix- Workshop on Role of EVAW Provincial Commissions in Combating Sexual Harassment against Women. The workshop conducted on 24-25 September 2017) in WCLRF main office, Kabul, Afghanistan.  In the program five members of EVAW provincial Commissions from target provinces (Balkh, Bamiyan, Nangarhar, Herat and Badakhshan) and five provincial trainers of WCLRF from above mentioned provinces participated.

The main objectives of the workshop were as below:

  • To exchange experiences among direct beneficiaries (Members of EVAW provincial Commissions and WCLRF provincial trainers) from five target provinces.
  • To present the content of training manual on (Roleof EVAW Provincial Commissions in Combating Sexual Harassment against Women) with participants through Mix-Workshop (ToT).

Mrs. Zarqa Yaftali director of Women and Children Legal Research Foundation (WCLRF) said that “the matter of sexual harassment is a social illness, the main challenges of our society which lead to decrease the participation of women in all aspect of their lives are (financial, social, cultural and political issues) therefore, we should not be silent against this phenomenon, we should cooperate each other to eliminate the roots of sexual harassment”. Director of WCLRF added in her speech that, the role of EVAW commissions as coordinator organ for implementation of EVAW law and combating of sexual harassment is vial and we will support EVAW Commission to raise their capacity and advocate for promoting their roles.

  

During above-mentioned ToT, the following issues presented by WCLRF trainers:

Understating sexual harassment, causes and consequences, perpetrator characteristics of sexual Harassment, criminalization of sexual harassment in national and international legal standards, ways to prevent sexual harassment and finally sexual harassment case management.

The participants actively participated and in the program evaluation form, the participants evaluated the program effectively, and they suggested from WCLRF to conduct such programs for other members of EVAW provincial commissions. Further, they suggested that lack of coordination is one of the main challenges among members of EVAW commissions; therefore we need to have strong coordination among members of EVAW Commissions through WCLRF programs.

Finally, WCLRF provincial trainers will conduct the same program with participation of all members of EVAW Commissions in all five-target provinces in the nearest future.

   

Awareness raising session on sexual harassment

Women and Children Legal Research Foundation (WCLRF) in coordination with Law department of Kabul University (KU) held an awareness raising session for newly-enrolled students on Sep 12, 2017 in KU’s auditorium. In this session Mrs. Shahla Farid, KU’s law and political science professor and Mr. Mohammad Ali Fakur, WCLRF’s advocacy manager gave speeches on various aspects of sexual harassment including its nature, causes, consequences as well as its criminalization.

Mrs. Farid defined sexual harassment as perilous social disease and urged students to combat against negative, misogynistic thoughts and deeds regarding women. following that, Mr. Fakur highlighted WCLRF’s and other CSO’s achievements in this regard, saying: “A sick society produces sick individuals and it is the responsibility of academics to transform this society into a more tolerable and humane for all.” He also added added that the efforts have been made so far is by no means adequate and the extent of the SH remains highly strong. Eliminating sexual harassment needs collective efforts and the universities are the most appropriate places through which we can meet this idealism.