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A2L Social Development Adviser


About Department for International Development Afghanistan

The British Governments Department for International Development (DFID) is one of Afghanistans major donors.

Job Summary

The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) Afghanistan is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to fill the post of A2L Social Development Advisor. The post holder will be based in the Governance & Humanitarian team, based in the British Embassy, Kabul.

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 May 2018 Reference: SDAA2LAG JW0418AFG
Closing Date: 30 May 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Government Advisory Open Ended: Yes
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 4599 to 5477 USD
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 6 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

You will:
• Contribute to developing DFIDA’s strategy on gender and women’s rights, including development of new programmes and policy interventions based on evidence.
• Position the UK as a key player among donors and other stakeholders with regard to gender, by building and maintaining relations with key multilateral, bilateral agencies, civil society and Government.
• Participate in mechanisms that support the Government of Afghanistan to meet its commitments on women’s rights, such as the National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security and the Self-Reliance and Mutual Accountability Framework (SMAF).
• Provide social development advice to DFID Afghanistan project teams – particularly relating to gender, social inclusion, disability and empowerment and accountability.
• Lead on social development corporate commissions, oversee results reporting across the DFID Afghanistan office on gender, and provide briefing and policy advice to both DFID and the FCO in Afghanistan and London.
• Support the development and implementation of DFID’s approach to civil society, working with colleagues in project teams to ensure that they are engaging with CSOs where appropriate. Maintain contacts among UK and Afghanistan NGOs and participate in NGO meetings and conferences.
• Act as DFID’s focal point for government and DFID interventions in the health sector including through the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund and centrally managed health programmes.
• Work with the A2 Social Development Adviser to consider opportunities for DFID Afghanistan to scale up engagement in migration, modern slavery and social protection.

You will play a role on engagement with key corporate stakeholders in the UK (particularly with respect to policy development, research and the use of evidence) as well as contacts in the British Embassy. You will be required to represent DFID at external meetings.
You will be working in a high pressure, fast-paced but supportive environment. You will have to quickly become familiar with DFID policies and systems and will receive the necessary support to do so.


The successful candidate will have:

Essential Criteria
• Master’s degree in social/ political science, development studies or any other relevant field.
 Minimum 5 years relevant employment experience in providing social development advice and leadership in a donor agency, multilateral organisation, International NGO or Embassy.
 Specialist up to date technical knowledge of gender, social impact, and empowerment and accountability issues.
 Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English and Dari or Pashto and experience of producing high quality written and verbal briefings.
 The ability to quickly develop an understanding of DFID’s systems and processes.
 Good interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work well as part of a multi-cultural team.
 Strong IT skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook).
 Respect for DFID working principles including understanding and adherence to Equal Opportunities and the ability to work productively and respectfully with others irrespective of their gender; race; culture; religion or personal orientation.
 An interest in, and commitment to, assisting DFID with our development and humanitarian work in Afghanistan.

Desirable Criteria
 Experience of delivery of large-scale programmes.
 Applied social-economic and political analysis including on household economy.
 Understanding of social protection systems will be an advantage.


• Master’s degree in social/ political science, development studies or any other relevant field.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)
AF AF 12


Masters Degree, Economic Growth

Submission Guideline

• Completed DFID Job Application Form, CV, Cover letter should be sent to below noted email address or follow the instructions in the JD. Completed application form must set out how you meet the requirements for the post including evidence of work under the competencies highlighted.
• To access the Job Application form and Competency Framework, please visit the link below:
o DFID External Jobsite:
o BEK Website:
• Please note applications without the DFID Job application form , cover letter or CV will not be accepted. Only completed application forms will be considered
• While applying for the position the Subject header should read as Social Development Adviser Reference ID SDAA2LAG JW0418AFG. Please do not change or use any other subject header. Do not use special characters in the subjectheader.
• All applications must be received on or before 11:59pm KBL time 30th May 2018. Late applications will not be accepted

 The successful applicant will need to hold Afghan citizenship

 The successful candidates will be required to complete medical, security, reference, and educational qualification checks.

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