Shelter Senior Assistant

Vacancy Number:Medair_ CHL_181
Title: Shelter Senior Assistant
Duration:8-9 Months
Exp.:2018-09-27-(7 Months Ago)
Jobs no:4
Salary:According to the organization salary scale


Organization:Medair |About Medair
City:Bamyan, Wardak


Education:Basic level of English reading and writing skills. Comfortable using electronic data devices and up
Work Experience:1-2 experience working in remote communities Years

Vocational qualification

  • Basic level of English reading and writing skills.

  • Comfortable using electronic data devices and uploading information online

Work experience

  • 1-2 years experience working in remote communities

  • Demonstrated problem solving and team work


Good English speaking and excellent speaking and writing Dari


Computer literate

Duties & Responsibilities


To support field based activities to identify and provide humanitarian assistance to households most affected by natural disasters.


Medair is implementing a multi-sectoral emergency response project in Daikundi Province of Afghanistan. Activities include nutrition programming in response to the elevated number of drought induced malnutrition cases through provision of quality life-saving services for the treatment of acute malnutrition in children under five years and pregnant and lactating women. This is supported by WASH programming and cash for shelter for households impacted by natural disasters.

The project activities and associated contracts will run for eight to nine months: October 2018 to end of May 2019.

Technical responsibilities

  • Communicate clearly and effectively with beneficiaries local leaders and project team.

  • Respectfully interview families for sensitive information.

  • Collect and submit family data on electronic tablets.

  • Problem solve in communication data collection and submission with team members.

  • Oversee correct paperwork associated with cash distributions.

General responsibilities

  • To uphold Medair values and to contribute to the wellbeing of the team as an active member.

  • To adhere strictly to Medair National Staff Regulations.

  • To adhere strictly to Medair Security Plan and the SOPs relevant to this role.

  • To conduct all Medair activities honestly and to report any issues to the line manager or a member of the Medair management team.

  • To be flexible and willing to assist in other areas of work as requested by the line manager.

  • Help ensure the safety of the staff in the field and inform the Manager of any development related to security in the field.

  • To maintain confidentiality at all times in Medair work with beneficiaries.


Project implementation

  • Meet local leaders and government representatives to identify communities impacted by natural disaster.

  • Represent Medair to the community exhibiting Medair values humanitarian principles and commitment to service.

  • Assist in undertaking confidential household assessments using electronic tablets to identify target families for support.

  • Assist in cash distributions ensuring all records are correctly filled out and submitted to finance officers.

  • Foster productive communication and coordination with the project team.

  • Ensure good community relations and resolve any issues or report them to the Shelter Supervisor or Project Manager to address.

  • Ensure beneficiary accountability is carried out and report any feedback to the Project Manager.

  • Make weekly and monthly progress reports on the training program and provide this to the Shelter Supervisor.

  • Co-ordinate with other team members over the use of Medair assets such as training materials and vehicles.

  • Participate constructively in project meetings for team planning implementation and evaluation.


Submission Guideline

Interested applicants should forward their application through by not later than 27th September 2018.

All online applications will be reviewed most quickly. For any technical questions only please message [email protected]

For applicants without internet access hard copies will be accepted at the Medair offices in Nili Daikundi (close to Kabul Bank) and Bamyan Center Bamyan (in front of the Girl’s Dormitory).