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Basic Information

Vacancy Number: VA-2021-05
Title: Project Coordinator
Category: Program
Duration: 1 years (Extendable)
Exp.: 2021-02-27
Jobs no: 1
Salary: .
Gender: Male/Female


Organization: Afghanaid
Location: Samangan, AF


Work Experience: 5 Years

Education degree

Graduate /Post Graduate Degree in Agriculture/ Forestry/ horticulture/ Environmental related field


Computer skills (Word Excel Outlook) essential
Fluent in written and spoken English


  • At least five years’ experience (if post graduate degree three years’ experience) of Forest Landscape Restoration/ NRM / Agriculture / Forestry etc.
  • Experience of staff management
  • Experience in CBO trainings and experience of developing training modules and extension materials such as leaflets and posters.
  • Experience in the establishment and support of community led projects particularly FLR activities.
  • Writing skills in English /Dari

Communication and Reporting

  • Develop and submit accurate monthly work plans and reports to the Provincial coordinator / Senior Program Manager.  These reports should include technical and impact information.
  • Liaise with Irrigation/Catchment Construction Engineer Forest Landscape Restoration Officer
  • Liaise with relevant government departments and keep updated them on the project progress and achievements on regular basis.
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills 

Duties & Responsibilities

Programme Management:

  • Overall management and effective planning delivery monitoring impact assessment of the project; Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Hazrat Sultan and Aybak districts of Samanagan province..
  • Guide / support/ develop capacities of Project engineer Agriculture Officer Forest Landscape restoration officer and  other project team members in order to successfully deliver project activities.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely implementation of Forest Landscape Restoration project plans within the frame work of project and other initiatives as appropriate.
  • Ensure close and effective working with the team of social organizers for establishing community based institutions /organizations/NRMCs and FMAs.
  • Develop appropriate MoUs / Agreements with communities and or community institutions Natural Resources Management Committees (NRMCs) & Forest Management Association (FMAs).
  • Developing system for collecting baseline information and tracking the project progress in line with the log frame indicators.
  • Developing specific plan on forest landscape restoration and monitoring by technical manner and aspect.
  • developing and contributing to design and plan Forest Landscape Restoration intervention in a participatory manner.
  • Ensuring the small and poorest farmers have equal access to Forest Landscape Restoration project inputs and services.
  • Follow up the capacity building of NRMCs & FMAs executive committees members tracking their progress according the regulation statutes.
  • Ensuring the poorest household has equal access to the inputs and services of Natural Resources Management Committees (NRMCs) and Forest Management Association (FMAs).
  • To assist in identification of target group through participatory processes.
  • To ensure in program design and assessment stage environmental protection equity and disaster risk reduction measures incorporate into program activities.
  • Provide trainings to the project staff and community members on Forest Landscape Restoration Agriculture forestry horticulture Agro forestry etc. issues.
  • Organize social events to promote community based forest landscape restoration equity and right based principles.
  • Organize policy advocacy campaigns to enhance community awareness about agriculture and Forest Landscape Restoration.
  • Identify opportunities and strategic needs of the communities in order to enhance the GIZ funded project results and enhance community ownership participation and contribution.
  • Ensure that the project activities are carried out according standard operating procedures technical manuals and policies.
  • Inform Provincial coordinator Senior Program Manager about any technical problems arising in project activities.
  • Inform Provincial coordinator and procurement department about procurement of agreed input and equipment to the farmers and project participants.
  • Ensure / promote women participation wherever possible.
  • Afghanaid is committed to HAP to ensure downward accountability. Concern activities are guided by HAP standards in all stages both emergency and development projects /programs. In Afghanistan we also bounded our activities by Accountability framework and therefore any Afghanistan employees are responsible to comply with HAP principles and benchmarks as instructed by its policies and therefore make sure that you accept and implement HAP standards in all your activities.
  • To give your full support in relation to emergencies when occurring in any area that Afghanaid will respond. 

Monitoring & Impact Assessment

  • Ensure regular information collection on each agreed indicators and reported through reports as per organizational and donor needs.
  • Work with the monitoring and evaluation manager and develop impact monitoring indicators and system to understand document and disseminate the impact of the project and learning.
  • Organize internal monitoring and impact assessment visits

Reporting & Communication: 

  • Develop and submit accurate monthly work plans and reports to the Sr.PM/ provincial Coordinator.  These reports should include technical social and impact information.
  • Liaise with Provincial PC regarding technical aspect of FLR implementing activities.
  • Develop high quality donor reports about the FLR related activities that is contributing to the project donor reports as required.
  • Ensure government participation in key social events such as trainings exposure visits workshops etc. as appropriate
  • Liaise with relevant government departments and keep updated them on the project progress and achievements on regular basis.

Capacity Building: 

  • Develop training modules in aspects of FLR / Agriculture and other relevant topics and deliver training to NRMCs (Natural Resources Management Committees) & FMAs(Forest Management Associations) and government relevant departments employees.
  • Organize exchange / exposure visits for NRMCs FMAs Government stakeholders and project team members.
  • Awareness rising of NRMCs/FMA/CDC and other stockholders on development of bylaws/statutes and implementation of that among community.  
  • Staff Management: 
  • Effective Manage a team of Irrigation/Catchment Construction Engineer Forest Landscape Restoration Officer Agriculture officer and social organizers this includes development and review of job objectives performance management and weekly action planning.
  • Development of performance development plans and implements them together with the Provincial coordinator
  • Provide in writing feedback to the team members and keep informed the senior project manager and HR as appropriate.
  • Participate in staff recruitments as advised by the senior program coordinator.

Net Working: 

  • Liaise with relevant government departments NGO networks as advised by the Program Coordinator.
  • Participate in relevant national provincial and district level meetings and represent on behalf of organization and project in Samangan province.
  • Participate in all relevant meetings as appropriate.

Submission Guideline

Please email a covering letter of application and your CV to vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk including the job title and your name in the subject line by 27 Feb 2021. Your covering letter should be no more than 2 standard A4 pages in length and explain how you meet the position requirements and why you feel you would be a suitable candidate for this role. Your CV should be no more than 4 pages and include 3 professional references including your current employer. The precision and style with which you present yourself in your covering letter and CV will be given significant weight in short listing candidates

Email: vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk