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Activation Date: 20 May, 2021   Announced Date: 20 May, 2021   Expire Date: 29 May, 2021

Job Location: Jawzjan
Nationality: National
Category: Other
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As Per Organization Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: 210003BI
No. Of Jobs: 2
Organization: Save the Children
Years of Experience: Familiarity with livelihood programming for return
Contract Duration:
Gender: Male/Female
Education: University degree in development studies, social science, or any other relevant technical credential
Close date: 29 May, 2021

About Save the Children:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

•             No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

•             All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

•             Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

SCI – Afghanistan

 Save the Children has been working in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers

Job Description:


The main areas of accountability and responsibility of this post is to support implementation of the livelihood component of Save the Children’s BHA grant in designated province (Jawzjan). Details are below.


In support from other project staff, finalize the project locations and project beneficiaries targeting strategy and criteria.
Take part in community-based mobilization and sensitization meetings and introcude the livelihood component of the project to target communities.
Take part in the process of beneficiary identification and registration.
Have the ability of villages selection and community mapping to set up village committee/empower the village committee.
Have the ability and knowledge on cash based programing and interveoitn for food security and livelihood.
Support cash tranfering program and cash distribution in the field for the targeted benefieiasrs in the area.
Support Save the Children’s procurement team in procurement of required goods that will be distributed to selected beneficiaries.
Support implementation of project baseline, mid-term, and final evaluation.
Collaborate with livelihood officers, Project Coordinator, community mobilizers and MEAL staff to design community mobilization strategy and project implementation plans.
Develop project weekly narrative reports and submit them to Livelihood Officer timely.
Assist joint monitoring visits with the government officials (Provincial/district relevant authorities) to the project sites.
Support Save the Children’s MEAL staff in establishing quality project documentation and filing system.


Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning

Prepare and implement action plan for quality monitoring
Mobilizing and Making communities aware on project objectives, outputs and activities and MEAL systems and SCI Child Safeguarding Policies.
Facilitate project and activities information at all events such as training and workshops


BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
willing to take disciplined risks.


honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


Job Requirements:


University degree in development studies, social science, or any other relevant technical credential




Familiarity with livelihood programming for returnees and IDPs
Maturity and confidence in dealing with the staff of government institutions, and communities.
Excellent communication (both oral and written) in English and local languages, people skill for conflict resolution and negotiation;
Computer proficiency, especially related to professional office software packages (Microsoft Office);


Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form, they can also attach their CV and cover letter in the online system. Please note that only the applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.

Applicants can login to the online application system by copying and pasting the following link intro their web browser. Returning users will need to enter their username and password, first time users will need to create a user account.

It is recommended that you save your username and password for future job applications through the online system.


Submission Email:

Interested applicants can go to link and apply online for this vacancy :https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=210003BI&tz=GMT%2B04%3A30&tzname=Asia%2FKabul

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