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About SCA:

          SCA Background

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: 

The Senior project officer is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the Project under the RDP Unit. He/she will be responsible for planning and implementation of the project according to SCA strategy, proposals, budgets, and project workplan. He/she will ensure that the project staff are sufficiently briefed and trained to use all programs tools and guidelines and will critically reflect on the progress of implementation to ensure on-going learning and development of the project. He/she is technically accountable and operationally reporting to the RD Manager.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Overall management of project including management of human resource, financial/resource, logistic and implementation plan.
  • Technical lead the project related activities in coordination with RMO, RDP and other relevant units.
  • He / She is primarily responsible to establish linkage with community leaders in the target area of project.
  • Represent Swedish Committee for Afghanistan in external and internal forums.
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with all key stakeholders to ensure coordination, partnership, and mutual support at provincial level.
  • Coaching the staff.
  • To conduct project activities on time and regularly visiting the field.
  • Ensure donor compliance is adhered to during project implementation.

  Programme and Budget Management:

  • Supervise and oversee projects operations under his/her direct responsibility to meet targets and goals specified in the projects scope and documents.
  • Responsible to ensure all activities are implemented according to the work plan.
  • Conduct follow up and supportive field visits (50% field visits).
  • Prepare monthly work plan for field staff and execute the plan accordingly.
  • He/she will be responsible for conducting initial and refresher training to CM in coordination with involved units and donor zonal points.
  • Responsible to contribute to timely spending according to budget allocations.
  • Review and refer to procurement plan for the program needs and put in request for the purchase of program related materials.

   Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Supervise the program, through regular field visits, collection and analysis of information/data and providing feedback for improvement.
  • Ensure data quality and data audit.
  • Track monthly indicators.
  • Ability to contribute to annual/project reports in collaboration with line manager.
  • Prepare and submit monthly activity progress reports.
  • Capacity to conduct observational monitoring during supervision visits.
  • To coordinate and conduct the baseline, Midline and end line assessments on the spot monitoring and post-implementation monitoring.
  • He/ she responsible to participate in project evaluation.
  • Any other job-related duties assigned by respective line manager.

       Coordination with projects Stakeholder:

  • Ensure project stakeholders expectation are well identified, analyse, and managed during project life cycle.
  • Stakeholders’ engagements are well managed by regular and professional communication to ensure their expectations are met and any issues risen timely addressed.
  • Attend and participate in all organized meetings with partners.

Job Requirements:

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in rural development, civil engineering. Master’s degree will be an advantage. 


  • 3-5 years proven work experience in community governance and rural livelihood, emergency livelihood project management and coordination at senior level with well-known NGO, Government departments or UN agency.  Experiences in humanitarian and rural livelihood.


  • Sound knowledge of administration, planning, budgeting, execution, and report writing.
  • Good supervisory, analytical, monitoring, coordination skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and capacity to deal with different stakeholders, rural communities with varied political/socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.
  • Working knowledge of English, Dari, and Pashto.
  • Sound decision making and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and database.
  • Being an Afghan citizen.

Submission Guideline:

Application Procedures:

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 and send your application / CV to the below link:

Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for an interview.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a written test and/or interview.

Applications after announcement closing date or Application in hard copy will not be accepted.

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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