Deputy Head of Office

شناسه پست:210003AE
عنوان: Deputy Head of Office
دسته بندی:دیگر
تاریخ ختم: 2021-05-22-(2 هفته مانده)
تعداد نفر:1
معاش:As Per Organization Salary Scale
جنسیت:مرد یا زن


کارفرما: Save the Children | درباره Save the Children
شهر: بلخ
کشور: AF


تحصیلات:Relevant Bachelors Degree. A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage
تجربه کاری:At least four ’ experience in organization op سال


Relevant Bachelors Degree. A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage

Minimum 5 years’ work experience particularly with an international organization in the relevant field and project management at the sub-national level.

Experience in project management staff management public outreach/ representation report writing and community mobilization.

Strong command of Pashto and Dari and English.

Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-ethnic team and take on diverse tasks.

Working experience or knowledge of Kandahar province and familiar with the concerned community geography and culture.

Awareness of SCI policies and procedures and their work an added advantage


At least four years’ experience in organization operation management

Excellent English communication skills both verbal and written

Fluency both verbal and written in English Dari and Pashto

Good working skills on the computer (Microsoft office particularly MS Excel).

Functional capacity

Be able to analyze information evaluate options and think and plan in an effective and strategic manner.

Substantial experience in line management effective team building and capacity development.

Proven record of successful team leadership management of implementing teams and delivering

Program objectives in complex fragile and challenging environments in particular with regards to staff safety and security management.

Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills.

Commitment to and understanding of Save the Childrens Principles and values including child rights and child protection

Good knowledge and experience in gender work will be an added advantage

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties following the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process which includes rigorous background checks reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.



The Deputy Head of Office will support the Head of Office on the delivery of high quality innovative programmes that deliver immediate and lasting change for children in accordance with the country and provincial strategy.


The position is responsible for the delivery of programmes in Balkh and leads on engagement with partners throughout the project management cycle.


The position is also responsible for ensuring emergency preparedness and leads on any response to emergencies as and when necessary.



Leadership (10%)

As a member of the Provincial Office Senior Management Team:

Co-chair the Senior Management Team and AIR meetings in the province alongside the Head of Office ensuring alignment with ToR and that meeting action points and updates are minuted and followed up on.

Provide leadership and accountability for the implementation of SCI-Af’s country and provincial strategy including humanitarian response assuring full and timely delivery of results appropriate coordination and cooperation across functions and offices (in particular between Balkh and the Kabul Country Office).

Support the Head of Office to develop and maintain an organisational culture that reflects Save the Children’s dual mandate values (humanitarian and development) promotes accountability and high performance encourages a team culture of learning creativity and innovation and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and compliance for Members and donors.

Participate and coordinate with the Head of Office to actively to establish maintain and improve active and regular working relationships with: provincial-level government and non-governmental authorities (e.g. Armed Opposition Groups) donors partner agencies and local and international NGOs.

Oversight and Management of Programme Implementation (40%)

Responsible for overall coordination of programme implementation and high-quality programming in line with SCI’s common approaches the objectives of the country strategy and in accordance with donor requirements.

Actively participate in designing innovative and high quality programmes to serve children.

Participate in the programme proposal processes and ensure that all programmes progress in accordance with grant agreements are completed within time and on budget.

Manage and support project coordinators for individual projects and awards.

Ensure programmes are implemented in response to the communities and children in line with Save the Children principles values and strategic plan and following Save the Children compliance procedures this includes working with government and national NGO-partners to strengthen national capacity.

Support project coordinators to prepare timely and high-quality progress reports programme reports and donor reports in a manner to allow review and consolidation efficiently.

Resolve implementation issues at the field level where possible liaising across functions in a collaborative and professional manner

Escalate issues (including trend issues) as needed to CO-level staff in order to resolve root causes of regularly occurring issues.

Emergency Response Management (20%)

Support Head of Office to strengthen the Balkh office’s readiness to respond to emergencies in line with SCI-Af’s Emergency Preparedness and Humanitarian Response strategy.

Mount appropriate and timely responses at scale to all emergencies consistent with established ways of working response mechanisms plans and organizational policies and in close cooperation with provincial-level government and partner organisations.

Ensure that all Balkh office staff and key partners are familiar with adhere to and implement Save the Children policies and processes for humanitarian response (e.g. ensuring emergency thresholds are utilized when approved by Centre).

In coordination with the Head of Office relevant budget holders and Technical Advisors ensure appropriate active engagement in key inter-agency emergency preparedness and response coordination mechanisms

Partnership Management (10%)

Represent Save the Children to partners to ensure alignment with Save the Children’s partnership processes

Support Partnership Assessments to ensure support technical and programme implementation functions are assessed accurately

Ensure partnership capacity-building plans are implemented on time and to quality

Coordinate monitoring and oversight of partners between relevant functions to ensure compliance quality and support to partners in Balkh.

Risk Management (10%)

Support the creation and implementation of the risk management committee in Balkh

Be accountable for development and implementation of mitigation measures related to key risks in Balkh

Liaise with relevant CO-level functions to report on and follow up on relevant risk mitigation measures in Balkh

Staff Management Mentorship and Development – Programme Implementation (10%)

Ensure that all staff understand and are able to perform their role in an emergency

Proactively lead and support the development of national staff and their assignment to management positions of increasing responsibility as appropriate with particular focus on improving the gender balance and equality of the office.

Manage Project Coordinators team working closely with budget holders to set objectives oversee and support to ensure these are met in a timely manner

Develop staff capacity by training coaching and mentoring staff as appropriate and in coordination with HR ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff

Ensure Develop to Perform (Performance Management) processes are completed on time and in line with SCI’s global process and best practice (using SCI’s core competencies to set development objectives)

Follow up with programme team to timely submit timesheets and ensure all leaves are recorded in the system properly


BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


Holds self-accountable for suggesting managing resources efficiently achieving and role modeling Save the Children values.

Holds the team 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 personal development and encourages their team to do the same

widely shares their 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 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

طریقه ارسال درخواستی

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form they can also attach their CV and cover letter in the online system. Please note that only the applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.

Applicants can login to the online application system by copying and pasting the following link intro their web browser. Returning users will need to enter their username and password first time users will need to create a user account.

It is recommended that you save your username and password for future job applications through the online system.

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