Cluster/ District Manager (Re Announced) (Wardak, Afghanistan) 750 views

Job Description

Scope of work: The Cluster Manager for SCA is part of the project management team and works directly under the Project Manager and closely work with the Deputy Project Manager, Senior Construction Officer, and other RDP officers. Together with its field staff at district level works in an efficient and transparent manner to achieve the overall goals of the RDP. Cluster Manager is leading the team at the districts level and overall responsible for implementation of project activities at the districts level. District Manager will be based in Field Office and builds good relationship with influential bodies and key stakeholders, including DDAs at the district level to ensure smooth and convenient implementation of project activities.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To monitor and supervise local facilitators, Vocational trainers, local facilitators, Engineers, and district level staff on a day-to-day basis at the district level and through field visits ensure good relation to members of the concerned villages Responsible for RDP all activities in the field and implementation of project at district level with close coordination with RDP staff and project stakeholders and target groups. To assist the engineers, local facilitators and other RDP staff in planning and overseeing implementation of development projects at the community level To promote and initiate meetings between CDCs, business associations, government agencies, NGOs, and other actors at the district level To be innovative, creative and have the ability to deal with different models for service delivery with special focus on community participation strategies Cope with local problem and always propose options for conflicts and local tensions To ensure local facilitators conduct relevant trainings to the community members with special focus on female and disables inclusion in the trainings and other project activities To give extra attention and promotion to female participation and training, both in regard to staff and at CDC/business association level Together with the RDP senior officers, plan the action-plans for all staff of the district teams and ensure team-spirit and good cooperation between the different units of the project To actively evaluate the security situation at district level and implement strong adherence by staff on security regulations and precautions Keep proper and updated records of all district level activities Implement annual plan in districts and report work progress on time Improve community governance and rural livelihood through designed and planned activities at district level Assist project in the selection of target groups and supervise data collection Ensure that proper community development practices and “Do No Harm” practices are incorporated and upheld throughout the planning and implementation of the project. Reflect case studies and success stories from the field Any other official relevant task by line supervisor



SCA has been working in Afghanistan since 1982 and is presently managing development programmes linked to Strategic Objectives concerning Health, Education and Community Driven Development. With a total annual, budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,700 of whom 15 are non-Afghans. The SCA presence in Afghanistan consists of the Kabul Management Office (KMO), five Regional Management Offices and two Liaison Offices. In Sweden SCA has 20 staff working at the Stockholm Management Office (SMO) and around 3,500 members organized in local chapters all over the country. In the last 10 years, SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming, and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities, and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from recognized university in public administration, Management, law, and political science or related professional field. At least four years work experiences in a similar position with a well-known NGO or UN agency Documented familiarity of rural livelihood development projects, at grass root. Proven competencies in monitoring of development activities and projects Development. Computer skill at operator level, especially with MS Office packages. Fluency in English and Dari and/or Pashto, both written and spoken Interpersonal and communication skills Supervisory, team worker, analytical, and troubleshooting skills Experience of planning, reporting, and budgeting Ability and willingness to travel to the project sites within Afghanistan and adjust to SCA environment. Familiarity with the Wardak region where SCA operates Ready to work, live and travel in an intricate and strenuous environment

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At least four years work experiences in a similar position with a well-known NGO or UN agency


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  • Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience.
  • To apply online please send your application / CV and cover letter to  , clearly write the vacancy number and job title in the subject line. Otherwise, your application will not be considered.
  • Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested at the time of interview.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.
  • Application and CV receive after closing date of vacancy announcement will not be considered

Females are highly encouraged to apply.

SCA is committed to ethical standards, a safe and inclusive work environment.  Our work is based on our values: Responsiveness, Equality, Impartiality, Social Justice, and Integrity.

Background and reference checks are part of the recruitment process and will be conducted for the successful candidate.

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