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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:


Working as a member of a team who are committed to serve the most vulnerable people with practical care the WASH officer has a vital role to play in improving positive hygiene practices for the target population. This involves effectively managing the WASH soft and hard components under this project in line with the objectives and output of the project. KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Responsible for implementing, and monitoring of WASH Soft and hard component activities in field.
Works closely with WASH HP (hygiene promotor) to identify communities, beneficiaries and the intervention in targeted communities.
Participate in Hygiene Behavior Change Communication (HBCC) sessions and awareness.
Support project manager on planning, implementation, and monitoring of WASH component within the program/project with consideration to social behavior change theories and practices, ensuring consideration to COVID-19 prevention and response.
Ensure the monitoring of the WASH soft component programme objectives and organize the WASH soft teams
Ensure quality and respect of deadlines of the project soft and hard component activities implementation
Regular technical follow-ups and evaluations on soft component activities in the field
Check the planned hard and soft component activities are absolutely clear to the members of the community
Coordinate with project PM to ensure project activities are in line with SCI technical guidelines
Plan the soft component activities with close coordination of project PM in order to respect the planning of the proposal and ensure that the program will not face delays and/or challenges
Ensure all data from the field are provided on weekly and on monthly basis
Communication with the team and collaboration with the project PM.
Participate in hygiene kit distribution process
Identification beneficiaries for hygiene kit distribution
Coordination with DCDs/ communities leaders.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)



Ensure that you work to the best of your ability and demonstrate high levels of commitment to SC Afghanistan in order to ensure the objectives of your 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.

Supporting other project team in related to Save the Children programs.

Job Requirements:



University Graduate or 14 class (University degree at MD, Nurse, Civil Engineering and any other related fields)


Minimum 2 years of experience in national and/or international NGOs including at least 1 years in WASH programs


Good knowledge of water, sanitation and hygiene
Experience in behaviour change communications, and hygiene-related topics is an asset
Construction skills in the field of water and sanitation is an asset
Knowledge in conducting training and capacity building,
Strong experience in and familiarity with protection and gender-related issues.
Basic understanding of COVID19 virus
Good organization, planning and reporting skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skill
Good team interaction and positive attitude
Familiar with Word, Excel, and Skype
Ability to communication English languages is an asset
Fluent in local language (both written and spoken)
Familiar with the area of SC-AF provinces
Experience in project with community hygiene promotion and handwashing demonstration
Experience in project with hygiene kit distribution


Additional job responsibilities


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.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

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:

Interested applicants can go to link and apply online for this vacancy :https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100040K&tz=GMT%2B04%3A30&tzname=Asia%2FKabul

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