Programme Officer

Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1038
Date Posted:Sep 4, 2019
Closing Date:Sep 15, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:1 - 2 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:6 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Welthungerhilfe(WHH):


Welthungerhilfe it is one of Germany's biggest non-governmental relief organizations. Non-profit making, politically independent and non-denominational, the organization is run by a Supervisory Board of honorary members under the patronage of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its work is funded by private donations and public grants. Welthungerhilfe is working since the 1980’s continuously in Afghanistan and opened the first offices in 1992. Since this time Welthungerhilfe has implemented some 165 project in Afghanistan. Main fields of Welthungerhilfe intervention in Afghanistan are emergency relief, food and nutrition security, rural and regional development and water and sanitation.

Job Summary:

The Programme Officer (PO) supports the Programme Department in research, development and guiding the process of programme implementation and administration of the WHH Programmes in Afghanistan to improve the impact of project activities on the communities. The PO is participating in WHH Afghanistan’s management meetings where applicable.

Skills Required:

Report writing

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

The position requires approximately 20% travelling – the candidate must be able to travel alone to all regions of Afghanistan that are considered safe for travelling according to internal security assessments

Proficient verbal and written communications skills in English including the ability to prepare reports, proposals, policies and procedures

Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets and word processing programs at a highly proficient level, ability to quickly familiarize with new software programmes

A keen eye for detail and a positive attitude to work that is at times repetitive and time-consuming

Strong negotiations skills and effective verbal and listening communications skills

Effective public relations and public speaking skills

Stress management skills

Time management skills

Fluent in Dari and Pashto, verbal as well as written

Duties & Responsibilities:

o   Overall management of ACBAR’s Twinning Programme including conducting meetings, assessments, capacity-building, liaison with stakeholders, documentation review, etc.

o   Prepares partnership agreements along with all supporting documents and annexes

o   Uploads and files programme documents in WHH’s intranet and project management software, O365 and ProMis, as well as follows-up on approval processes with WHH HQ

o   Conducts partner assessments for WHH partner organizations

o   Acquires project registration and MoUs with relevant line ministries

o   Networks with (inter)national staff of other INGOs, NNGOs and external stakeholders, to contribute to a situation analysis of thematic sectors (i.e. economic development)

o   Assesses proposals, including conceptual, methodological, operational, evaluative, and financial aspects of WHH partner calls

o   Identifies and develops proposals in accordance with WHH standards; takes on Focal Point roles for cross-cutting issues like Gender Mainstreaming

o   Gender Focal Point Role: Reviews project proposals and provides recommendations to achieve meaningful gender mainstreaming and to develop gender-sensitive objectives and workplans; assures that gender-related needs are identified and supported; participates in the development of WHH Afghanistan strategic documents to ensure a gender dimension is considered in all programmes; advises Regional Managers and Project Managers on gender-sensitive project implementation

o   Facilitates project kick-off, project review and lessons learnt workshops with emphasis on partner performance assessments

o   Maintains knowledge management structures for internal documentation, evaluations, project learnings, and external information sources

o   Participates in cluster meetings as required, in ACBAR meetings or other programme related meetings, providing feedback in writing

o   Conducts, organizes and participates in programme meetings and the Regional Coordination Meetings, and keeps record of meeting minutes

o   Supports the Deputy and Head of Programmes and Project Advisors as well as other staff members during field trips

o   Translates documents to and from English into Dari / Pashto


Any other task assigned by the Programme Department

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Master’s Degree and/or at least 1-2 years’ experience in a similar position preferable with an INGO


Background as a former Project Manager/Project Officer is an asset


Reports to: Head of Programmes

Job Keywords:

Programme Officer
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