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About Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (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:

By adhering to RBA in programme cycle management for gender equality and rights-based approach, SCA endorses equal access, non-discrimination, participation, transparency, accountability and the framing of planning programming within realms of international rights conventions. The Human Rights and Gender Unit (HRGU) mandate is to promote and implement gender mainstreaming and rights-based approaches throughout all SCA programmes including its operational environment. HRGU key tasks and responsibilities are capacity development of rights holders and duty bearers, training and competence development of SCA staff on gender, rights and RBA, conducting gender and rights-related research and studies, creating structures, systems, tools and methods to incorporate gender concerns at the organizational and programmatic levels, leading men and boys engagement projects, leading national masculinity alliance, gender working groups, as well as perform functions related to oversight and backstopping. In addition to that, HRGU is responsible to lead, supervise and monitor the HRG senior officers in all five RMOs. This includes providing them technical support, training, orientations, coaching and mentoring, guidance and follow up of their annual action/budget plans.

The Senior Gender Officer will be duty stationed in SCA Kabul Management Office (KMO) to look after the bellow key areas,


Gender Mainstreaming

Women’s Rights and empowerment


Men and Boys Engagement in the process of gender equality




Child Protection

She will report to the Head of the Human Rights and Gender Unit in KMO and closely collaborate with CDMU teams at Regional Management Office (RMOs) to achieve the organizational objectives of rights-based programming and gender equality.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Method Development: In coordination with Programme Units, identify and develop contextualized toolkits and training material on Gender, Gender Mainstreaming, Masculinities, Human Rights, Child Rights, Women Rights adoptable for SCA programmes, develop programme specific gender guidelines for SCA f as well as relevant partners.
  • Capacity Development: Identity, design, plan, implement and monitor Gender and Rights related training and workshops, also conduct awareness sessions on SCA Policy and Strategic Plan for SCA staff at KMO and in the field.
  • Networking and Advocacy: Develop SCA linkages to gender-related networks within civil society and international development organizations at the provincial and national levels, coordinate National Masculinity Alliance (NMA) activities and meetings, coordinate Gender Working Group meetings and activities.
  • Operational Issues: Develop event-based, monthly, half-yearly and year action and budget plans, develop monthly and yearly activity, and result-based reports.
  • Field Visit: Organize field visits to regional management offices and provide backstopping support to the HRGU team in the field. Support in conduction of research and studies monitor implementation gender policy, RBA integration plan and gender checklist by programmes at KMO and Regional Management Offices (RMOs).
  • Other Relevant Tasks: As delegated by the HRG Manager within the HRG scope of work


Values, Accountability, and Integrity

Take responsibility for own work and honestly seeking to achieve organisational and personal objectives.

Ambitious and Creative

A commitment to growth and making difference in the lives of others through innovative ways.


Builds and maintains effective relationships with the team, colleagues, approachable, diplomatic, and supportive with developed listening skills.

Job Requirements:

Formal qualifications: Minimum required education level for this position is Bachelors, while preference will be given to master’s degree holders.

Experiences: At least 1-2 years related work experience with relevant (Gender Studies, Law, Human Rights) and 4 years related work experience with different educational backgrounds.


Demonstrated Training Skills, including manual development and report writing.

Demonstrated, team- working capabilities, organizational, interpersonal, and negotiation skills.

Ability to take initiative, be innovative, and pursue work proactively with little supervision.

Ability to supervise and coach senior training officers and staff at different levels within the organization.

Sound knowledge of administration, planning & budgeting.

Good monitoring and analytical skills and ability to assess, analyze and synthesize information.

Ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.

Good command of written and spoken English, Dari, and/or Pashto.

Advanced user-knowledge in computer.

Ability to carry out ad hoc translations from English to Dari or Pashto, and vice versa.

Ability to develop action learning case studies for good practice.

Ability to travel frequently to the field.

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;
  • To apply online please send your application / CV and Cover Letter online via the below link:
  • Candidates may also submit applications by letter (hard copy) directly to the SCA HRM Unit in either Kabul, Ghazni, Kunduz, Wardak, Taloqan, Mazar-e-Sharif, Laghman or Jalalabad;
  • 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 interview.

SCA is committed to ethical standards, a safe, diverse, 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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