Project Officer (Kunduz, Afghanistan) 58 views

Job Description

MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION:  Under supervision of the PM, the Project Officer will:

  • Ensure the smooth implementation of the cash component of CDCS project Ensure the use of participatory approaches in the design, implementation and monitoring of project activities with the various stakeholders involved
  • Supervise the cash based  component in the field level according to project plans, HI M&E policy and PM’s instruction Maintain good relationships, coordination and fruitful communication with beneficiaries, local partners, government line ministries, business owners and other relevant stakeholders
  • Contribute to PCM under the guidance of PM

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS DESCRIPTION:                                                                            Contribute to the implementation of cash component in the field

  • Ensure that communities are closely involved in planning, implementing and monitoring project activities. Support the social workers and participate in the process of identifying beneficiary through the  community targeting approach Support in carrying out the vulnerability assessment to identify the final eligible beneficiaries Ensure appropriate community messages are transferred to the beneficiaries, local government partners, and other key actors Ensure timely follow up for recipients who do not collect or withdraw cash assistance and address any challenges Coordinate and ensure the administrative tasks in the field are done according to HI policies and procedures, such as preparing finance, HR and logistic documents etc. Prepare and share beneficiary list and registration form and share it with the the PM and the FSP

Monitoring of field activities:

  • In collaboration with the Project Manager, develop a well-functioning system of documentation and monitoring of project activities Conduct regular field visits to all targeted areas to ensure project activities are implemented according to project plans. Report general progress and issues identified to  Project Manager Assess quality and impact of the distribution and make recommendations for possible improvements, keeping lessons learned register. Identify and assess project beneficiaries who need personalized social support and make recommendations for improvement as well as referral to concerned services


  • Develop monthly detailed project progress reports to be submitted to the PM Contribute to the development of donor reports i.e. collecting and compiling the information Collect, compile and review the activity reports, exposure visit reports, partners’ reports and submit it to line manager for the review and verification.

Other tasks

  • Upon the request of the project manager: Carry out specific tasks that can contribute to the achievement of the main objectives described in this job description. Any other relevant tasks



HI has been supporting the Afghan people since 1987, starting its operations in Pakistan. Since 1996, HI has been operating across Afghanistan in order to launch victim assistance interventions, working at different levels of the society and adopting a cross-sectoral approach. While present on the ground to directly support victims of the conflict through the provision of a range of services – from physical rehabilitation, to mine risk education and inclusive livelihoods – HI has been continuously advocating to increase the rights of victims and other people with disabilities in the country. In particular, and in line with its global strategy and priorities, HI has been advocating to reduce the use of landmines and conventional weapons. Acknowledging the need to respond to the urgent emergency crises combined with longer term, chronic gaps in the provision of services, HI has steadily expanded its range of activities and services in order to support the most vulnerable people, enhancing their resilience while strengthening participation and inclusion of all individuals.

Job Requirements

Required knowledge & experience

  • Relevant Bachelor Degree from a recognized University (social work, business or other relevant degree)
  • At least 1 to3 yrs experience in the livelihood projects, entrepreneurship or business development for vulnerable groups is preferred.
  • Competent in Word, PPT, Excel
  • Languages: Dari/Pashto and strong written and spoken English

Desired skills:

  • Experience in disability issues, inclusion, livelihood, psychosocial issues related to disability and economic inclusion
  • Good understanding of social / empowerment approaches targeting vulnerable people

Skills required

  • Friendly, patient and supportive in building and maintaining relationships within the project teams, partners, beneficiaries and stakeholders
  • Active listening, communication and coaching skills
  • Efficient in PCM, in livelihood or other relevant sector
  • Effective in problem solving, both within the team and individually
  • Analytical and precise in narrative report writing
  • Independent, reliable and well organized in implementing the required tasks
  • Flexibility travelling in Herat districts on regular bases independently.

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Years of Experience

At least 2 year’s of experience in the implementation of projects


7 month with extension possibility


Based on Organization salary scale

Submission Guideline

Please send your CV and Cover letter to: Note : Applications without mentioning the Position Title & Vacancy Number in the subject line of the email will NOT be considered. Disabled & Females are particularly encouraged to apply – HI has got strong stand on protection of beneficiaries.

“The Project Officer will have to create and maintain an environment which prevents sexual exploitation and abuse and promotes the implementation of the code of conduct”

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