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Activation Date: 30 May, 2021   Announced Date: 30 May, 2021   Expire Date: 19 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: Admin-Clerical
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: MCA Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: MCA052-2021
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: Mercy Corps
Years of Experience: N/A
Contract Duration: Six Months
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Fresh graduate from University in the field of BA, BBA or relevant field.
Close date: 19 Jun, 2021

About Mercy Corps:

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. 

In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.
 

Country Summary 

Mercy Corps works in places of transition, where conflict, disaster, political upheaval, or economic collapse present opportunities to build a more secure, productive, and just communities. Providing emergency relief in times of crisis, we move quickly to help communities recover and build resilience to future shocks, and promote sustainable change by supporting community-led and market-driven initiatives. Recognizing both the great potential and the complex challenges faced by Afghanistan, since 1986 Mercy Corps has been implementing a range of humanitarian assistance and development programs tailored to the specific needs of the country and of those communities where we work.

Mercy Corps has been working in Afghanistan continuously since 1986 with a large portfolio of programs addressing the promotion of sustainable licit livelihoods, agriculture development, youth vocational training, Renewable Energy and natural resource management; it has helped more than 2.5 million Afghans through these wide-range of community–based agriculture and economic development programs. Mercy Corps is working in Kabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Herat, Takhar, Badakhshan, Parwan, Baghlan,Samangan, Balkh and Nangarhar.
 

Program/ Department Summary:

Mercy Corps has operated in Afghanistan since the onset of the political and security crises in 1986 and through subsequent humanitarian crises. Mercy Corps remains committed to addressing critical needs of Afghan communities and connecting them with appropriate resources. Mercy Corps has implemented a number of water and sanitation projects in the north-eastern Province of Badakhshan in Afghanistan.  The current program will provide access to safe and improved water, sanitation and hygiene facilities to over 50,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in IDP camps and settlements in Herat.

 

The Intern position for the WASH program will work with the program manager and other senior staff of relevant program the main aims of this internship is to get familiar with and learn preliminary practical skills and tools of, and bring in practice whatever knowledge and skills he/she has about project/program administration. Henceforth, utilize the knowledge and skill that he/she gained during the six months’ period of internship on the future assignments. In addition, this Internship will provide an opportunity to a potential candidate to work with an internationally recognized Non-Governmental Organization that has a long history with Afghanistan.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
 

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

About Mercy Corps:

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. 
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.
 

Country Summary 

Mercy Corps works in places of transition, where conflict, disaster, political upheaval, or economic collapse present opportunities to build a more secure, productive, and just communities. Providing emergency relief in times of crisis, we move quickly to help communities recover and build resilience to future shocks, and promote sustainable change by supporting community-led and market-driven initiatives. Recognizing both the great potential and the complex challenges faced by Afghanistan, since 1986 Mercy Corps has been implementing a range of humanitarian assistance and development programs tailored to the specific needs of the country and of those communities where we work.

Mercy Corps has been working in Afghanistan continuously since 1986 with a large portfolio of programs addressing the promotion of sustainable licit livelihoods, agriculture development, youth vocational training, Renewable Energy and natural resource management; it has helped more than 2.5 million Afghans through these wide-range of community–based agriculture and economic development programs. Mercy Corps is working in Kabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Herat, Takhar, Badakhshan, Parwan, Baghlan,Samangan, Balkh and Nangarhar.
 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
 

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

Job Description:

General Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Logistic Assistant, Intern will be responsible for learning logistics related activities.

She must be committed to his/her field of interest and be punctual, active and available for the full 6-month period of the Internship; take into account all policies and procedures as well as be responsive to the expected requirements of the internship period.
 

Essential Job Functions:
 

  • Provide logistics support and coordination with programs and operations.
  • Coordinate shipments of goods with overall MCA field offices.
  • Collect, and dispatch documents, materials and goods from the transportation agencies sent by field office.
  •  Processing of cash advance, fuel coupon approval for field offices logistics.
  • Support tracking systems of shipments.
  • Support with other department and team duties as assigned.
  • Assist the logistics on fuel consumption for the generators and vehicles.
  • Keep regular contact with logistics and operation staffs.
  • Drafting of commodity Way Bile for the shipments of materials;
  • Establish a suitable filing system and keep all the files and documents in proper order;
  • Scanning of Logistic  documents and send them back to the relevant staff members;
  • Processing the logistics related payments.
  • Learning tracking of assets.
  • Other duties and tasks assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements:

Supervisory Responsibility:

N/A

 

Accountability:

Accountable to Mercy Corps Policies and procedures,

 

Reports Directly To:

Sr. Operations Manager

 

Works Directly With:

Sr. Operations Manager

 

Criteria for Internship:

  • Fresh graduate from University in the field of BA, BBA or relevant field.
  • No experience needed in the field of Logistic.
  • The candidate must have good skills  in speaking, written English language  and be fluent in either Dari and Pashto;
  • Be organized and able to communicate clearly and politely;
  • Be comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment with men and women;
  • Good computer skills in office packages (Word, Excel, Power Point & etc);
  • Full commitment for the period of internship;
  • Willing to abide by all MCA rules, regulations and working environment protocols.
     

Expected Result:

  • After the completion of the six months period, the Intern must have acquired a basic knowledge in logistics field.
  • Be able to undertake all logistic  related activities assigned to her/his and successfully follow all procedures related to Mercy Corps Operations and HR within the Program Department;
  • Be familiar with the professional working environment, with improved communication, coordination, and behavior and time management skills.
  • Being in a state to work independently in government or non-government organization full confident and professional manner.
  • Left behind a strong filing system with proper accessible and chronological order.

Organizational Learning

As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve – we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves. 

Submission Guideline:

While sending your CV & Cover letter in one file, please mention the vacancy number and position in the subject line, application received after the closing date and without subject line will not be given consideration. Please include three references from you previous and current supervisors in your CV and make sure that their official email addresses are mentioned in the reference information. 

Only short listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for interview. Interested candidates should send their Application to :  [email protected]

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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