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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 direct supervision of the Zonal Program Manager and technical leadership of the Protection and Education sector leads, the Child Protection Manager will be responsible for the supervision and implementation of the child protection project activities targeting children and caregivers in the selected communities/locations. He/she will be responsible for effectively leading the implementation of child protection case management services, psychosocial support activities, life skills training with adolescents, parenting skills training for caregivers, community engagement, and establishing and/or strengthening community-based structures and building the capacity of service providers. He/she will manage budgets and provide direct line management to child protection staff. The manager is also responsible for the coordination of services and partnerships with other agencies, communities, and donors.


Management and Leadership

  • Oversee project implementation, budget management (budget forecasting, BVA review, and budget follow-up), and reporting in accordance with WVI and donor regulations.
  • Provide technical and project implementation guidance to child protection personnel.
  • Ensure appropriate structures, internal and external standards, staffing, resources, and policies are adhered to as well as all grant requirements.
  • Make sure that everyone on the project staff has a clear understanding of the project’s assumptions so that the project’s goals, outcomes, and outputs can be met effectively and on time.
  • Ensure on-time staff recruitment, support, and appraisal with the support of P & C
  • Manage and reduce any risks in the project that could have negative effects on finances, human resources, the law, or the reputation of the ministry of World Vision.
  • Make sure that “Do No Harm” and good community development practices are used and followed throughout the planning and execution of the project.
  • In coordination with WV Afghanistan’s Programs Department, regularly monitor and evaluate the progress of the project.
  • Build a team of highly committed and competent staff, ensuring cooperation and coordination among relevant staff within the project.
  • Ensure the project is adequately staffed, overseeing recruitment of staff positions as per the approved project design and budget as necessary. Provide leadership and mentorship to project staff to ensure staff are able to implement project activities to a high degree of quality and in accordance with international standards.
  • Ensure team members have individual monthly work plans prepared in advance of that month, and update them as necessary.
  • Make sure that all interventions are in line with the WVI’s program strategy, national policies, CP Minimum Standards, and SPHERE Protection standards.
  • Work closely with operations and grants to make sure that programs are developed and implemented well and on time. This includes keeping an eye on the budget vs. actual, indicator tracking tools, and other grant management tools used by the WVI, taking part in monthly grant review meetings, and keeping an eye on internal program purchase request tools on a regular basis.
  • Ensure donor compliance in program implementation and procurement.
  • Make regular monitoring trips to the field to check on progress, find technical quality issues and/or other implementation problems, find solutions, and make changes as needed.

Liaison and Networking:

  • Work with relevant stakeholders and child protection AOR on preparation and submission of the required data and reports
  • Work closely with the support functions such as Procurement, Finance, Admin and Security and ensure PMS/PO are supported on time.
  • Ensure Project documentation is maintained, filed and updated according to the donor requirement.
  • Ensure child protection staff do collect case studies and success stories from their projects for review and finalization
  • Review and provide inputs for the monthly project reports in line with World Vision and donor standards and timelines and submit on timely basis.
  • Liaise with WVSS Grants division in tracking project expenditure, reviewing financial reports, and addressing queries related to expenditure in timely manager.

Reporting and Administration

  • Ensure accurate quality narrative and financial reports are submitted in a timely manner and according to donor requirements.
  • work and meet deadlines of donor for grants and financial reporting and sharing it with sector lead on due time
  • Track the performance of the project activities and outputs against expected results and adjust implementation processes to ensure the project is progressing towards the intended outcomes.
  • Analyse the impact of projects and promote learning by documentation of best-practices. Use this information to support decision- making processes.
  • Track project progress, project expenditure against approved budgets, anticipate any deviations and recommend and take action on relevant and required adjustments.
  • Track projects risk in order to timely adjust and implement the existing contingency plan.
  • Travel regularly to all project sites to ensure proper implementation of project activities.
  • Create and present monthly summaries of projects’ activities and future plans to World Vision Afghanistan leadership.

Job Requirements:

Required Professional Experience    

  • Minimum of four-five years of working experience in high positions directly in protection and child protection
  • Prior experience in fragile contexts and humanitarian response.
  • Experience working in the field

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification 

Bachelor in project management or community development, psychology, social work, sociology, and other social sciences relevant. MA is preferred.

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • 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
  • Prior experience in working with INGO is preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office (necessary skills in Ms Word, Excel and Power Point)
  • Experience in maintaining databases and related information/knowledge management
  • Financial/budget management
  • Interpersonal sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity
  • Ability to work in and contribute to a team-building environment
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse contexts, psychologically stressful environments, and hardship conditions.
  • Willing to travel as required
  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement
  • List additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.
  • Prior experience working project manager related to protection interventions,
  • Knowledge of working with community-based protection is preferred.
  • Diploma degree in leadership and management
  • Flexible attitude towards duties and working patterns in order to fulfil the requirements of the role
  • Experience of staff capacity building and working with different layers of staff
  • Be familiar to work in hard to reach areas, work under pressure and in a difficult environment
  • Written and communication skills in English, Dari and Pashtu are preferred

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement:

The position is based in Herat with frequent travel to the project districts and communities.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in Dari, English language and / Pashto

Submission Guideline:

The application closing date is 15-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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