DRR officer

Bachelor's Degree   Jawzjan, Afghanistan Full Time 596
Date Posted:May 16, 2019
Closing Date:May 22, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Social Science
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

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 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 Summary:


The central role of this job holder is to ensure sound technical quality of all disaster risk reduction activities and supporting the participation of children and adults in preparedness, mitigation initiatives under SIDA-funded project. This will include thorough analysis of local disaster risks, and regular visits to project sites to support and stimulate communities to plan and consider how they can mitigate the impact of disaster and mobilize resources to implement community disaster management plan.

Skills Required:

Business Management Skills

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

·        Good communication skills in Dari, Pashto with some English-language ability

·        Sound technical knowledge of disaster risk reduction best practices

·        Excellent understanding of main disaster risks facing communities in rural of Afghanistan

·        Training and facilitation skills

·        Organization and planning skills

·        Relevant University qualification

Duties & Responsibilities:


Ø Support community in organizing Community Disaster Management Committee (CDMC)

Ø Maintaining regular communication with communities, particularly women and children on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Ø Plan and implement training activities for community members and local government partners, using latest disaster risk reduction best practices

Ø Organize disaster simulation activities

Ø Conduct participatory HVCA in community to build risk map, ensuring the participation of children.

Ø Support community in developing Emergency preparedness and response plan

Ø Plan and carry out disaster awareness campaigns through releasing DRR key messages and other possible ways.

Ø Develop a work plan and activity reports

Ø Submission of plan and reports timely, to project coordinator, Develop case studies from project activities for the donor and policy decision markers

Ø Support with the DRR Community Mobilizer for arranging, conducting and following up training relevant to the project.

Ø Follow- up and support the groups trained to act accordingly in communities.

Ø Any other task assigned by the project Coordinator or senior management of SCI.

Ø Prepare and implement action plan for quality monitoring

Ø Mobilizing and Making communities aware on project objectives, outputs and activities and SCI Child Safeguarding Policies.

Ø Facilitate project and activities information at all events such as training and workshops

Ø Support Coordinators on day to day handling of department tasks related to partners


BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


·        holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·        Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


·        sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

·        widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·        Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


·        builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

·        values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·        Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


·        develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·        Willing to take disciplined risks.


·        honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Jawzjan



·        University Degree is preferable.

·        Able to travel to the filed, working with watershed committee and other CBOs at the community level.



·        Good communication skills in Dari, Pashto with some English-language ability

·        Sound technical knowledge of disaster risk reduction best practices

·        Excellent understanding of main disaster risks facing communities in rural of Afghanistan

·        Training and facilitation skills

·        Organization and planning skills

·        Relevant University qualification


·        3 years’ experience in field of disaster risk reduction

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Job Keywords:

DRR Officer
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