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Field Officer



-DACAAR is a non governmental, humanitarian organization that supports sustainable development in Afghanistan through promoting the ability of local communities to decide upon and manage their own development process. The organisation employs around 600 staff of whom 06 are expatriates. Core thematic areas are: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Natural Resource Management; Small Scale Enterprise Development; Women’s Empowerment

Job Summary

The Field Officer is responsible for project implementation, supervision of activities and coordination with district authorities and relevant NGOs within field office area.
She/he will conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to
bring credit to DACAAR and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission

Job Details

Date Posted: 22 Jun 2017 Reference: PB-014/2017
Closing Date: 26 Jul 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Engineering Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 777 to 777 USD
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 6 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare action plan and make sure that all interventions and achievements within the target area are on a right track towards project objectives and goal.
• Supervise daily assignments of, agronomist, social organizer, woman empowerment officer and other staff of field office.
• Coordinate the project activities with regional office and district authorities and liaise with local authorities, local shuras, NGOs and donor’s representatives within the field office area.
• Solve the problems, if any, of project staff with community and authorities
• Check the quality of work and local materials of different project interventions;
• Oversee the correct use of DACAAR assets including vehicles/equipment and supervise regularly.
• Oversee proper use of DACAAR money and closely monitor the cash flow and expenditure of the project.
• Mobilize communities to contribute their part to the project so that the communities are functioning solar system house connections and participating in relevant project activities.
• Observe community contribution amount and keep track of figures and keep the CDCs informed through the relevant staff.
• Inform project staff of decisions made by Regional/Program/DACAAR Senior Management.
• Control/authorize leave for project staff;
• Facilitate human resources allocation to project in relevant locations and consulates with Regional Manger about the issue.
• Conducting the village survey and site selection of, Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Woman Empowerment (WE) properly.
• Purchas and authorize the local activities materials.
• Prepare monthly expenses vouchers of the project.
• Prepare monthly progress report, stock report and attendance report.
• Prepare completion reports and send to regional office.
• Prepare completion reports for NRM and WE
• Prepare non expendable stock report at the end of project.
• Ensure a suitable community based mechanic/volvement is selected, trained and input
• Ensure that safety procedure is followed.
• Ensure Solar System network (House connection) work complies with design and standards.
• Authorizing leave for site staff
• Any other tasks given by supervisor

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


Other qualifications’ an advantage: Strong Communication Skill, proper planning skill and Community mobilization.


Duty station: West - RO / Herat - Center FO
Required number: One (1)
Gender: Male / Female
Contract: Project Based till end of December 2017 (Extendable)
PB-A1, USD (777) including food allowance & Government Tax

Education/ Qualification and Employment Benefits
Education: University degree, BSc in civil engineering.
Experience: Three years relevant experience in WASH related projects.
Other qualifications’ an advantage: Strong Communication Skill, proper planning skill and Community mobilization.
Languages: Dari/ Pashto and English.
Employment benefits:
• Good training opportunities to enhance employees’ skills
• Eid bonus on both Eids (after the completion of three months service)
• 36 days of paid annual leave per year
• 10 days of paid sick leave per year
• 30 days of paid Hajj leave (after the completion of one year service)
• 90 days of paid maternity leave for female employees(after the completion of three months service)
• 5 days of paid paternity leave for male employees(after the completion of three months service)
• 15 days of public holidays per year

Job Location

Afghanistan - Herat: PROVINCIAL CENTER (HERAT)


Bachelors Degree, Engineering

Submission Guideline

Procedure for submission of applications:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a DACAAR Job Application Form along with introduction letter and CV online to bellow mentioned email address or a Hard copy to HR Department in DACAAR main office Kabul.
Important Note:
• Applications without DACAAR Job Application Form will not be considered.
• DACAAR job application form can be obtained from; DACAAR website, acbar website; website / and DACAAR Main Office kabul.
• Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted and called for the written test/ interview.
• The salary would be paid in AFN according to the actual exchange rate.

DACAAR is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the society. While all applicants will be strictly assessed on their individual merit, qualified women, people with disabilities and members of minority communities are especially encouraged to apply.
Kabul Office Address:
DACAAR, Main Office, Paikob-e-Naswar, Wazirabad, Kabul, Afghanistan
Postal address: Central P.O. Box 208, Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone: (+93) 0202230752/ (+93) 0202230753
Web site:

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