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About Save the Children:

The Organization

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 worked 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 SAFEGUARDING: (select only one)

Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The Project Coordinator, will be the lead person for the project on the ground, will lead ground-level implementation including external coordination with government and non-governmental authorities and other relevant stakeholders. S/he will be directly supervised by the Sponsorship manager for day-to-day managerial support, whose function leads on field-level operational management, access negotiations and supervision of support functions on the ground.
The Project Coordinator will supervise and manage around 16 project staff (5 direct reports). These positions will be recruited locally, and they will be familiar with local context and people culture


Reports to:  Sponsorship Program Manager

Budget Responsibilities: Yes (Tracking, monitoring and expenditure of budget)

Role Dimensions office and field work

Job Requirements:

Key Accountabilities

  1. Ensure effective communication within Sponsorship-funded program sectors; coordinate with relevant senior staff through regular internal staff meetings regarding the planning of Sponsorship-funded activities.
  2. Manage the implementation of Sponsorship program (Multi-compnent program with core porjects on ECCD, Basic Education, School Health and Nutrition and Adolescence development) in designated province (Sar-e-Pul) based on project logical framework analysis, project cycle management and Sponsorship 3yr strategic plan and SAPs.
  3. Coordinate with local Governmental line departments in the term of project area and ensure project implementation is smooth. Ensure full participation by all stakeholders (Especially children) in project planning, implementation and M&E related activities.
  4. Provide support to project staff for development of required training material to facilitate implementation of capacity building component of the project.
  5. Provide technical supports on,
    1. Provide leadership in implementing the assigned activities
    2.  Support the process of developing Sponsorship annual reports, annual plans and monthly Reports.
    3. Support the process of conducting Sponsorship baseline and end line assessments (on literacy boost, numeracy boost, IDELA and any other planned assessments)
    4. Maintain regular contact with MEAL on review the quality monitoring findings and take action plans and responde to FRM calls.
  6. Back stop all administrative & logistics support matters of the project activities – including documentation, approval and actual payment, any other required paper-work, liaison with finance and procurement at provincial.
  7. Report on any problems to the supervisors promptly that encountered in the field and/or in the office such as procurement problems, project participant complaints, local authority interference and security threats to staff and activities.
  8. Participate in the Provincial Government meetings, meeting with school officials, local shuras.
  9. Monitor and evaluate project results according to established targets and indicators.
  10. Identify new opportunities for education (SHN, ECCD, and Primary Education) programming and contribute to program development and improvement.
  11. Work closely with Sponsorship operation/Sponsor servicing team to develop and submit the key deliverables (content packages 1,2,3 and 4, annual self-assessment reports, Annual Family update, Mid-year eligibility check….) to Global Sponsorship team on time
  12. Work closely with Sponsorhsip manager on effective program and budget management, implementation, reporting and re-alignments as and when required to meet donor datelines
  13. Perform any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor


BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • Ensure that the position holder work to the best of his/her ability and demonstrate high levels of commitment to SC Afghanistan in order to ensure the objectives of role and the country programme are met.


  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace


  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure maximum protection for children.


  • Lead, manage and motivate a team, ensuring that they have clear objectives and receive meaningful feedback on their performance.


  • Other duties as directed.

(Obviously this needs to only include duties that could be reasonably expected to be carried out by someone with the skills, experience and seniority associated with the job in question).


Submission Guideline:

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.

Save the Children International provides an equal employment opportunity and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

“Save the Children strongly encourages applications from women. Minimum country requirements for potential female applicants will be followed.”

Save the Children International provides an equal employment opportunity and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

“Save the Children strongly encourages applications from women. Minimum country requirements for potential female applicants will be followed.”

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