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About World Vision International:

World Vision International (WVI) began emergency relief operations in Afghanistan in 2001 by addressing the urgent needs of children and families affected by natural disasters and decades of conflict. More than a decade later, World Vision Afghanistan’s (WVA) programs have expanded to development sectors such as health, nutrition, WASH, child protection, and education, empowering women to engage in civil and social change through interfaith partnership.

WVA targets the most vulnerable in its interventions; including children, women, Internally Displace Persons (IDPs), and returnee refugees, as well as the most impoverished and marginalized families. These priorities have been chosen to contribute to our Goal of: “Improved survival and well-being of Afghan girls and boys, building the foundations for a better future for Afghan children and their communities.”

Our work is well established in Herat, Badghis, Ghor, and Faryab provinces in the western region of Afghanistan. We work closely with all levels of society including children, parents, teachers, village councils, religious leaders, ministries, provincial departments, and other national and international agencies.

Job Description:


Under the supervision of the child protection office- PSS, the CFS Animator will be responsible for leading PSS and recreational activities for children and youth enrolled in the CFS and other administrative activities. The CFS animator will ensure the use of child-centered approaches; provide a safe environment for playing and socializing according to established schedules and routines; and keep accurate records of children’s or youth’s attendance. He/She will be tasked with ensuring that structured plans and recreational activities are organized in the spaces with the active participation of children. He/she will be responsible for managing supplies delivered for the activity.



Implementation of Project Activities

  • On a regular basis, lead recreational and PSS activities in the CFS
  • Come to the CFS/PSS centres every day prepared to engage in a positive way with children.
  • Take children’s attendance for each session.
  • Prepare an activity plan on a weekly basis.
  • Observe children with special needs and ensure they are well integrated into the activities; if needed, refer them to relevant services.
  • Answer questions from community members and parents about what activities are taking place in the CFS/PSS centres.
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct every day—in CFS/PSS centres and in the community.
  • Attend special information sessions planned for community members and parents.
  • Develop schedules for daily/weekly activities for children or youth
  • Ensure the safety of all children and youth.
  • Report supply or material needs to the child protection officer. .
  • Establish a good working relationship with community shuras and key actors in the project areas to ensure access and regular contact with children and families.
  • facilitate safe and confidential referrals to other service providers.
  • Support information dissemination on protection, safeguarding, service access, and psychosocial support messages through home visits or at different service points.
  • Collaborate and communicate closely with other staff and project teams, ensuring smooth coordination, information sharing, and referrals.
  • Maintain the highest standards of confidentiality and ensure safeguarding concerns are reported and followed up.

Reporting and Administration:

  • On time appraisal of staff performance in accordance to WV HR policy (Community Mobilizers)
  • Ensure daily supervision of CSs
  • Prepare weekly and monthly report to the management


Networking & Coordination

  • Maintain good working relationships with the partner agencies and service providers that enhance case referral and transfer.
  • Work with the protection/project teams to ensure close links between case management, other sectoral activities and the work with community-based child protection mechanism.
  • Participate in internal meetings and coordinate with other programme/sector teams.


  • Adhere to WV Child and Adult Safeguarding policy and standards.
  • Adhere to WV accountability standards.
  • To be aware and prepared to implement WV Afghanistan Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs plan under the context of fragile interventions.

Job Requirements:


Required Professional Experience     

  • Minimum 1 year of experience implementing protection or child protection programmes in humanitarian settings

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification  

  • 12th Grade or Diploma in community development, psychology, social work, sociology, and other social sciences relevant.

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Prior experience in working with INGO is preferred
  • Male and female couples are preferred in this position
  • Certification or other recognized courses on Protection, Child Protection, Gender-based Violence, International Humanitarian Law or other relevant subject, PSS and education
  • Prior experience in fragile contexts and humanitarian response.
  • Experience in community mobilisation and conducting outreach activities
  • Experience in implementing programme with case management and psychosocial support components is desirable
  • Worked in a team setting and able to collaborate effectively with other stakeholders
  • Commitment to and understanding of WV’s aims, values and principles
  • Basic knowledge of child protection principles and programming approaches
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ethical sensitivity and ability to effectively communicate with children and their caregivers
  • Knowledge and awareness of inter-agency Child Protection in Humanitarian Action tools, guidelines and other resources is an asset
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills – self-motivated individuals, able to take initiative and propose solutions, resilient, positive, and able to work independently
  • Qualified Couple (Male and Female) candidates are encouraged to apply

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement:

Herat with travel to project locations

Language Requirements:

Knowledge of the local language (Dari). English skill is desirable.

Submission Guideline:

The application closing date is 08-Aug-2022. Qualified applicants can apply for the position by filling in the online application form in WV Career portal. applicants 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 WV online application system by copying and pasting the following link intro their web browser.


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