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About Save the Children:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

•             No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

•             All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

•             Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

SCI – Afghanistan

Save the Children has been working in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers

Job Description:


Child Protection Social worker will be responsible for the provision of community mobilization activities in the project coverage area in Kandahar province. S/he will be responsible to work directly on community mobilization and sensitizations. KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :


Conduct community socialization and mobilization activities with targeted communities mostly focus on door to door meetings
Organize community-based awareness raising sessions considering family-based meetings.
Community level advocacy and awareness raising on child right and child protection.
To assist the project team in conduction of awareness raising sessions at community level.
Conducting meeting with children, families and community leader to bring changes in the children life and create a protective environment for them.
Identification and reporting of key child protection issues at community level.
Triangulation to identify key intermediaries/ respondents and through chain of referrals seeks consultation to complete documentation of case profiles through questionnaires and focus group discussions.
Conduct training to family members on positive parenting, fatherhood, child rights and child protection if assigned by supervisor.
Provide psychosocial support to families who needs psychosocial support
Weekly base comprehensive reporting to child protection officer
To attend district level DCAPN meeting in order to discuss child protection concerns at district level.
Actively participate in conduction of survey with children, guardians, parents + care givers, local business, local civil societies and local administration.
To assist the CP Officers in provision of relevant information that helps them to present to CPAN (while during sharing outcomes).
Report any child safeguarding concerns related to Save the Children Child Safeguarding focal point considering the SCI – Child Safeguarding Policy.
Prepare weekly and monthly report and share with line supervisor on regular basis
Prepare weekly and monthly plan and share with line supervisor at the begging of the month/week.
Utilizing knowledge and resources in efficient manner to input for designing future intervention to improve the lives and access to opportunities of children to basic child rights
Work closely with other community-based facilitators and coordinate field level activities together.
Any other task assigned by line supervisor

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
willing to take disciplined risks.


honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


Job Requirements:


12th grade graduate and 14/16th grade degree is preferred
Well communicate in Dari, Uzbiki and English
Familiar with community mobilization and socialization




Minimum 2 years experience in similar position in national or international NGOs
12th Grade Graduated with minimum 2 years of work experience in the area of community mobilization and socialization
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Excellent communication skills in Dari and pashto language.
Good in conducting timely meeting.
Knowledge of Child Protection
Knowledge of working with communities, specifically in engaging communities to identify issues and working with them to implement plan.
Ability to travel to districts and other province when it is required.
Committed to the aims and principles of Save the Children, including adherence to the child protection policy.
Accuracy with responsibilities


Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form, they 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 the online application system by copying and pasting the following link intro their web browser. Returning users will need to enter their username and password, first time users will need to create a user account.

It is recommended that you save your username and password for future job applications through the online system.

Submission Email:

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