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About SCA:

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 Description:

Scope of work:

Under the guidance of the CDMU Manager and Head of Civil Society Unit. the Capacity Development Officer is responsible for contributing to capacity development of all SCA’s target groups among civil society and local authorities in Wardak context. The Capacity Development officer will also work with administration of grants to civil society partners and works in close collaboration with relevant programme staff at RMOs and the civil society and capacity development unit staff at KMO.The post holder will be duty stationed in SCA Wardak Regional Management Office

s/he is expected to spend around 30 % of times in the field where s/he is going to observe SCA intervention and target groups performance and support field staff, target groups with other stakeholders. S/he will report to the Method Unit Manager of Wardak Regional Management Office and closely  collaborate with Civil Society Unit at Kabul Management Office (KMO).

Main Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate effective capacity development of all SCA’s target groups, with specific focus onorganizational development (vision and mission, leadership, and management, financial management, human resource management, stakeholder relations, communications and advocacy, mobilization, technology utilization and others).
  • Adhere to SCA’s guidelines for capacity development of target groups.
  • Support and mentor Programme staff at RMO that works with capacity development of     target groups.
  • Ensure that SCA’s methods and tools for organizational development of target groups are used correctly by Programme staff at RMOs that work with the target groups.
  • Administration, including financial, in relation to capacity development of target groups.
  • Monitor progress of capacity development interventions with target groups, following RBM.
  • Organize and conduct organizational assessment and capacity development interventions with target groups.
  • Contribute to learning and internal and external reporting related to capacity development.
  • Promote gender mainstreaming for gender equality and non-discrimination in SCA’s work with capacity development of target groups.
  • Administration of grants to civil society partners, including assessment of proposals and reports.
  • Monitoring of granted projects to civil society partners.
  • To initiate development and compilation of regional best practices/success stories on target groups outcome level achievements and case studies from the impact/result of SCA intervention on the life of right holders and duty bearers.
  • To supervise the target group performance progress and gaps on regular basis within the programmes and proactively seek to guide and support programmes in addressing gaps and challenges.
  • To assist CDMU in developing of training module and materials
  • To organize and facilitate needs-based training for programme, CBOs, CSOs partners including Local Government Authorities –
  • In coordination with programme units, identify and develop contextualized tools-kits and training materials for capacity development intervention.
  • Maintain good cooperative relation with the local (provincial and district) authorities, UN agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders.
  • Participate actively in ensuring broad understanding and acceptance by local (provincial and district level) authorities and SCA in general.
  • Other official tasks which are assigned by CDMU Coordinator.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Science, Social Sciences, Economic or related field. Master’s degree will be an asset.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in capacity development intervention such as training design, training development, training facilitation coach partners organization and demonstrated experience in programme management life cycle with civil society and/or local authorities within an NGO, UN agencies or similar organization.
  • Computer skill at operator level, especially with MS Office packages.
  • Fluency in English and Dari /or Pashto, both written and spoken
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent Supervisory, team worker, analytical, and troubleshooting skills
  •  Experience of planning, reporting, and budgeting ability and willingness to travel to the project sites within Wardak context and adjust to SCA environment

Honest, proactive, and well mannered

Submission Guideline:

  • 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 vacancies.crmo@sca.org.af  , 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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