District Officer for Kamard District, Bāmyān

Nationality: Afghan

Gender: Male/Female

No. Of Jobs: 1

Vacancy Number: CBA0069

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with at least four-years relevant experience

Contract Duration: One Year including three months probationary period

Experience: Four years relevant experience

Closing Date: 16 Dec, 2017

Job Description:

Chemonics International, a leading international development company, seeks multiple district officers for the USAID-funded Afghanistan Capacity Building Activity (CBA) with the Ministry of Education (MoE). The project will improve governance and accountability in the education sector of Afghanistan and support MOE in meeting the ambitious goals set forth in its 2015-2020 National Education Strategic Plan. Capacity building activities will specifically address MoE’s systems and procedures that lead to better provision of education services. The district officers will support province-level project activities, gather data to monitor progress, and collaborate with provincial schools and government to support the implementation of CBA’s objectives.

  • Actively work with CBA provincial coordinators, technical leads and technical working groups members in conducting field assessments and development action plan for CBA components at district level
  • Actively work with CBA provincial coordinators, technical leads and technical working groups members in the implementation of CBA program components at the respective district
  • Provide technical and administrative support and monitor CBA grantee’s activities at the district level
  • Represents Chemonics and the USAID funded CBA to district stakeholders. Conducts local stakeholder visits and coordination meetings to get their support for effective implementation of the CBA project at district level
  • Collects and report data to track project performance and ensure accurate data collection and reporting at district level
  • Work with District Education Department (DED) officials and provide support to their activities as needed.
  • Initiates reliable timely communication with provincial coordinator in the related province via Email, Skype, mobile, or meetings;
  • Support gender inclusion initiatives (i.e supporting the hiring / training of female teachers)
  • Provide bi- weekly and monthly reports to the CBA provincial coordination and contribute to the quarterly and annual reports
  • Performs any other task assigned by the provincial coordinator consistent with the overall nature of CBA.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with at least four-years relevant experience.
  • Four years relevant experience. Work experience with Ministry of Education is preferable
  • At least two years of program implementation experience, ideally on USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Experience developing the institutional capacity of government institutions and/or experience in education management in Afghanistan preferred.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage field operations and resources in Afghanistan;
  • Strong bilingual communication skills, including both written and oral, in English and Dari/ Pashto;
  • Team player with excellent cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • The candidate shall be native to the relevant district, speaks local language, and be a trusted community member.
  • The distract officer is not responsible for supervising any staff.
  • The location of this assignment is relevant district with intermittent travel to the program’s provincial offices as required.
  • The location of this assignment is relevant district with intermittent travel to the program’s provincial offices as required.


Submission Guideline:

Please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] and clearly write the vacancy number and job title in the subject line (example: CBA0069/Bamyan – Kamard District Officer) no later than December 16, 2017. Correspondents without a subject line will not be entertained. CVs received after the above mentioned deadline will not be considered. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics International Inc. is an equal job opportunity employer and qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. DO NOT ATTACHE YOUR WORK CIRTIFICATES AND EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTS ALONG WITH YOUR RESUME AT THIS STAGE and that would be better to include your cover letter inside of your first page of your CV and not separately.

Chemonics International is accepting applications from qualified professionals with experience in the public education sector for the recently awarded USAID-funded Capacity Building Activity (CBA) project. CBA will work in close partnership with the Ministry of Education (MoE) to support the achievement of the goals it set forth in the 2017-2021 National Education Strategic Plan (NESP). Specifically, CBA will support the MoE in delivering higher quality education services by improving MoE’s internal systems and procedures, increasing its transparency of its activities, and ultimately increasing its performance accountability.

Security Officer, Kabul

Nationality: Afghan

Gender: Male

No. Of Jobs: 1

Vacancy Number: Medair_KBL_147

Education: University graduate

Contract Duration: 1 Year

Experience: 1 year

Closing Date: 24 Dec, 2017

Job Description:


  • Focal point and liaison for security for Medair Afghanistan and Kabul base.
  • Follow staff movement (project and base) and be able to respond in real time to a security incident/situation.


  • Assist in the efficient operation of the support team
  • Contribute to good relationships between all departments and project sites in Medair Afghanistan
  • Present information to departments as required and as in agreement with your line manager
  • Report any issues or concerns to line manager immediately and accurately

Communication with Outside Organisations

  • Represent Medair to outside organisations when necessary
  • Attend any external meetings as requested to represent Medair and gather information to present back to the Medair support or project team

Security Management

  • Provide technical support, as required, to field management during context and situational assessments to help develop an understanding of the issues that can affect security (e.g. culture, ethnicity, politics, religion, economics, crime, social issues, etc.)
  • Conduct or support teams in conducting, risk, threat and vulnerability assessments, as well as site assessments.
  • Provide risk analysis (in line with Medair’s approach to acceptable risk) that informs and supports relevant field managers in their decision making
  • Recommend mitigating measures that reduce the likelihood or impact of identified risks
  • Support teams in the drafting and review of location specific security plans
  • Consolidate existing and / or develop new security related standard operating procedures, ensuring and enforcing their usability by the relevant Medair team members
  • Support team members with the reporting of security related incidents, including full analysis and appropriate follow-up.
  • NRS Security Focal Point

Crisis Management

  • Work with field managers to build a network of useful contacts to help prevent or resolve security incidents
  • Develop and regularly review the crisis management plan with the DCD, including the setting up of a Field Crisis Management Team and the conducting of occasional simulations to test crisis preparedness
  • Be a member of the Field Crisis Management Team
  • Regularly review documents and equipment to support crisis management, ensuring items are in line with standard procedures, up-to-date and in good working order. This includes, but is not limited to, contact information, personnel files, communication equipment, emergency supplies, safe rooms, etc.


  • Attend locally and nationally convened security coordination meetings as appropriate, such as INSO, representing Medair as the security focal point for the programme
  • Collate relevant security information from available sources and distribute to Medair staff as appropriate
  • Provide regular security briefings, as appropriate, to the field management, other team members and visitors
  • Ensure relevant security information is made available to staff in a language they understand or is explained verbally to those with limited reading ability
  • Liaise as appropriate with the HQ Security Advisor for technical support


  • Brief new staff and visitors on relevant security issues, providing refresher training as required
  • Source and recommend relevant security training for staff in areas such as personal security, use of communication equipment, landmine awareness, first aid, etc.
  • Support colleagues responsible for running the Medair base(s) (e.g. office premises, staff housing, field bases, etc.) to ensure the security of the compounds, providing training and coaching as required

Quality Management

  • Promote and use Medair standard formats and guidelines for security management
  • Review compliance of the country programme security set-up with Medair’s policies and procedures

Administrative Support

  • Ensure Security Plans, Contingency Plans and Standard Operating Procedures are kept up to date
  • Ensure Kabul ‘safe rooms’ are properly equipped and regularly check all equipment and data
  • Provide administration and data support to the Kabul Security Management Team (SMT)
  • Oversee the Kabul Operations Room and provide cover where necessary
  • Oversee the guards schedule and ensure all SOP`s are being followed
  • Any other reasonable duties.


Job Requirements:


  • Education: High school graduate/University graduatWork experience :
  • 1 year working in a company, government ministry, school, or NGO
  • Previous security management or military experience
  • Previous experience working with NGO security
  • Familiarity with security networks such as INSO.

Language Skills 

Fluent Dari/Pashtu oral and written skills and good English oral and written skills

Computer Literacy

Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Skype etc

Organisational capacity

  • Able to prioritise and manage time efficiently
  • Attention to detail
  • Extremely well organised

 Team player

  •  An excellent team player and willingness to assist in Medair’s work where applicable.

Problem solving & initiative

  • Able to take initiative
  • Creativity
  • Able to work independently


Honest with integrity, conscientious and dedicated works
Calm in a crisis

Communication skills

Able to clearly communicate
Willingness to listen

Management skills

  • Networking skills
  • Able to build trust and enforce procedures
  • Able to motivate & encourage staff


Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants should forward their CV and motivation letter in English, including their qualifications and relevant experience to perform the job by 24th December 2017.  To:  

[email protected]     the email subject line should include the following: Security Officer Vacancy # Medair_KBL_147 otherwise your application will not be considered.

Medair has been operating in Afghanistan since 1996, currently implementing multi-sectoral projects in nutrition, WASH and food security in vulnerable communities in Kabul, the Central Highlands and Southern Afghanistan. There are plans to expand the current programme into new areas and potentially new sectors, as well as growing and strengthening local partnerships.

Field Security Radio Operator, Paktia

Nationality: Afghan

Gender: Male

No. Of Jobs: 1

Vacancy Number: 49/12/2017

Education: High School Diploma

Contract Duration: Fixed Term

Experience: 2 years

Closing Date: 21 Dec, 2017

Unama P11 Form: Download

UNAMA will only accept properly completed and signed Personal History Form (P.11) received before closing date. CVs or Resumes will not be considered nor will late submissions after closing date.

Job Description:

Within delegated authority, the Field Security Radio Operator at this level may be responsible for the following duties:
Conducts periodic radio checks with Guards on duty, National and international staff members including staff members of UN AFP and communication center(s) of Host Nation Security Agencies and prepare compliance report.
Conducts radio checks with all International Staff and Re-locatable National Staff including UN Agencies and Visitors at designated hours daily.
Operates and monitor CCTV cameras, HF (Codan) & VHF/UHF radios, sat-phones, mobile, VSAT and maintain daily radio and operations log book and report all security incidents to the Security Duty Officer
Assists in broadcasting all security related information to the UN staff members through all available communication tools as directed by Security Duty Officer.
Provides necessary assistance to all UN staff and staff of other affiliated organizations who may need security assistance through radio channels or telephone.
Sends emergency alerts through all available communication means when required as instructed.
Enables staff head Count of All UNAMA and AFPs during an Emergency in collaboration with the respective radio room /Wardens and prompt reporting to Security Duty Officer.
Records and track UN vehicles and staff movements during missions within the SER and coordinate movement of the staff member with other regions if the mission of any staff member expands SER`s AOR
Advises all radio users who stray to the security channel with matters not related to security to switch to the proper channel.
Responds to all telephone calls coming into the radio room and direct the person to the appropriate section.
Maintains control of all spare keys to mission offices. Register the withdrawal and return of all keys in the key register log book. Maintain the key control register.
Maintains a detailed incident log book for the daily security reports.
Periodically check and maintain an updated list of staff members including their contact details and call signs, staffs of contractors, Warden List and relevant authorities of Host Nation Agencies within the SER.
Maintains the radio room equipment in a functional manner. Reports all defects. Monitors, records and issues keys and other equipment from radio room as
Assists in maintaining and familiarizing self with the weekly/monthly duty rosters for the various sections within the mission.
Reports any damages of any equipment assigned to the radio room and arrange for the repairs of such equipment.
Performs other duties as directed by the Supervisor.

Job Requirements:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license free of driving violations.
Work Experience: Minimum two (2) years of experience in security. Good knowledge of the city, local roads and conditions where the office is located. Knowledge of security rules, regulations, and procedures of UN including fire safety and first aid procedures, as well as standard security and safety procedures.
Languages: Working knowledge in written and oral English is required. Fluency in Dari or Pashtu is required.
Special measure:
The minimum work experience for GL-4 with a relevant Bachelor degree is reduced to 2 years, instead of the standard minimum requirement work experience of 3 years. The special measure approved by the Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) – UNHQ is extended until 31 May 2018 reduces the minimum required years of relevant work experience for filling positions for UNAMA General Service and National Professional Officer positions. The special measure is applicable to all applicants.
Professionalism: Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
Integrity: Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviours; acts without consideration of personal gain; resists undue political pressure in decision-making; does not abuse power or authority; stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interest, even if they are unpopular; takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.
Respect for Diversity: Works effectively with people from all backgrounds; treats all people with dignity and respect; treats men and women equally; shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily work and decision-making; examines own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical responses; does not discriminate against any individual or group.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.


Submission Guideline:

Applicants must accurately complete, sign and date the United Nations Personal History form (P.11) and forward the duly completed signed P.11 copy by e-mail to: [email protected]
Required documents: Serving UN staff members: The two most recent e-Performance Evaluation Reports must be submitted with the application.
For External applicants: Two most recent performance evaluation reports
or if not available, two reference letters. If the applications received do not contain the latest two performance evaluation reports candidates must provide a short explanation as to why they are not available.
Applicants should indicate VA Number and Post Title on the email subject line when submitting duly completed and signed P.11 Form. UNAMA will not consider any applications received without VA Number and Post Title in the email subject line and after the closing date of the VA. Incomplete P.11 will not be accepted.
Please note that any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered binding.
The selected candidates will be subject to a reference checks process to verify the information provided in the P.11 form.
Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgement within two weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA.
Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
The necessity for ensuring the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity remain the paramount considerations in the employment of personnel. To ensure fairness and transparency, selection will be made on a competitive basis through a selection panel.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan is a political UN mission established at the request of the Government of Afghanistan to assist it and the people of Afghanistan in laying the foundations for sustainable peace and development.