Program Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Kandahar, Afghanistan Full Time 982
Date Posted:May 13, 2019
Closing Date:May 23, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Mercy Corps:

Founded: 2005

Mercy Corps helps people turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. Our worldwide team in 42 countries is improving the lives of 19 million people. For more information, please visit our website: ;

Mercy Corps has been working in Afghanistan continuously since 1986 with a large portfolio of programs addressing the promotion of sustainable licit livelihoods, agriculture development, youth vocational and natural resource management; it has helped more than 2.5 million Afghans through these wide-range of community–based agriculture and economic development programs. It is to mention that currently Mercy Corps is working in Kabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Takhar, Badakhshan, Parwan and Baghlan. 


With funding from SIDA (Swedish Development Agency) Mercy Corps intends to support youth, potential migrants and job seekers to develop enhanced market driven skills and knowledge for improved employability, income generation and resilience. The programme is scheduled to be implemented in Kabul, Parwan, Helmand, Kandahar, Herat and Nengarhar in close coordination with the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, the Martyred and Disabled (MoLSAMD).


Job Summary:

The Program officer will be responsible for ensuring proper coordination between field and office activities. He/she will report to the Deputy Programme Manager. Programme Officer will work with Program Officers in, Kandahar, Helmand, Herat and Nengarhar to ensure the implementation of the program quality.



Skills Required:


Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

  • The candidate should have experience working with Microsoft office computer packages with Microsoft excel, world and access as a must. Experience working with database or management information systems
  • Experience in monitoring and Evaluation of NGO program; activities, outputs, outcomes and qualitative and quantities indicators.
  • Experience in use of Logical Frameworks as management tool is essential
  • Experience in use of indicator plan
  • Experience of conducting participatory methods for decision making extremely desirable.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Program Assistants and provide support and training in all their activities.
  • Ensure correct allocation of responsibilities within the team (Subordinates).
  • In coordination with Coordinators, write summary reports to be submitted to the Deputy Programme Manager documenting work carried out in the field.
  • Develop and report monthly, quarterly programme outcomes to supervisor on time.
  • Ensure that the programme is constantly pursuing effective and innovative programme activities that are responsive to the needs of the target communities.
  • Help developed PRs and keep in process according to PI/ or requirement for the program.
  • Help coordinate the activities of the Programme Assistants to effectively interact with the Logistics and Administration departments and ensure that all duties and office management issues are accomplished.
  • Assist in any other task or duty assigned by the Deputy Programme Manager.
  • Assist with the supervisor planning and writing of progress reports from the programs.
  • Assist with general program operations and VTCs activities;
  • Liaise with and support key program staff to ensure that programs are running effectively and making best use of project resources;
  • Provide written and oral translation and report writing for program staff, as necessary;
  • Monitor program activity to provide weekly overviews to the supervisor on progress, challenges and suggestions;
  • Ensure all programs data process in Slack and Google drive
  • Track project development throughout the target area;
  • Assist program staff in coordinating logistics and project activities;
  • Promote and adhere to the principles and objectives of the Program and Mercy Corps;
  • Assist with overall program development and future proposals for program follow-on activity;
  • Maintain, monitor and measure project implementation data entry. Keeping Deputy Programme Manager informed at all times. Track project impact, standards, and operational compliance;
  • Coordinate with M&E and Data Entry staff, identify program needs and develop, implement, and maintain VTCs student record. Participate in meetings as assigned;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kandahar


  • A college university degree in any discipline with a strong socio economic or development content
  • At least 4 years of working experience programme implementations.
  • Qualitative and quantitative data management skills very important for the ideal candidates

Job Keywords:

Program Officer
This job is expired