Afghanistan – Emergency Coordinator - Kabul

Kabul | Kabul

Posted on: 23/11/2016
Desired start date: ASAP
Duration of the mission: 3 months (renewable according to funding)
Location: Kabul, with regular field visits on all bases

About the mission

SI has been working in Afghanistan for 35 years.

SI is currently implementing Food Security (1 Linking Relief Rehabilitation and Development cproject, 1 Natural Resources Management project, 1 Rural Development project) and Emergency (1 Food Distribution, 1 Cash For Work) programs. The mission is also managing several WASH projects in Bamyan and Khost provinces.

Organization of the mission

SI intervention areas are in three provinces Bamyan, Wardak and Khost with five operational bases and one coordination base in Kabul. At the time of writing, the mission has 11 international staff and 180 national staff.

Specific context of the area in which the expatriate will be working:

In the last three months, suicide attacks in Kabul have been decreasing and instead Talibans have gained ground in all parts of Afghanistan. The provinces of Helmand, Uruzgan, Baghlan, Farah and Kunduz are under heavy fighting with fears that they fall in the hands of Talibans, at least temporarily. The Afghan forces backed by the international military forces are concentrating their actions in provincial city centers. So far in 2016, 286,381 persons have been internally displaced within 31 out of 34 provinces.

In 2016, the relation between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been deteriorating, Afghanistan increasingly reproaching Pakistan to host and support the Talibans. In link with this crisis and with the objective to fight the terrorism, Pakistan has been pushing the Afghan refugees to return to Afghanistan, in 2016 so far 207,236 refugees have returned, 97% of them since July 2016. The current trend continues to increase with currently more than 7,000 returnees per day crossing the border.

About the job

The Emergency Coordinator is in charge of Solidarités International’s Emergency activities and strategy in Afghanistan and of the coordination of emergency activities (both internal and external) at the country level. He/she is in charge of the follow up of the Humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and the development of emergency activities at mission level.

The Emergency Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Country Director based in Kabul. He/She will be as such a part of coordination team.

The Emergency Coordinator position’s main objectives are to properly achieve the following global tasks:

1.Management and development of the Emergency Response Mechanism ECHO funded project

  • Management of the ERM teams in Wardak, Khost and Bamyan provinces.
  • Development of next ERM yearly project.
  • To attend proactively all ERM coordination meetings.

2.Trends consolidation and analysis of the contextual and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan

  • Secondary data review, follow up of reports, documents and relevant bibliography relevant to security, access and humanitarian response considerations.
  • Dissemination of all relevant information within the mission. Development of liaison and sharing tools with the CD including the provision of action points.

3.Development and adjustment of SI overall emergency response in Afghanistan

  • Defining - in direct collaboration with the CD - the annual Emergency Strategy for the mission
  • Identification and re-prioritization – on the go – of geographical areas for assessment and emergency intervention, in link with the coordinators.
  • Follow up of the actual implementation of the defined annual strategy
  • Directly supervise emergency deployments & interventions

4.Coordination of Project Cycle Management of Emergency programs

  • Proposal Making & Amendment Process
  • Internal and External Reporting
  • Supervision of Follow up tools

5.External Coordination and Representation towards humanitarian and non-humanitarian actors

  • Active Participation to emergency-related meetings & external coordination
  • Representation and Fundraising

Your profile


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in International Relations, International Development, Humanitarian Studies, Logistics, Business, Management, or other related sectors


  • 4 to 6 years of professional experience, including 2 to 3 years minimum in the humanitarian environment
  • 2 years of experience as Field Coordinator, Program Coordinator or Emergency Coordinator.
  • 2 years of experience in conflict and post-conflict contexts.
  • Previous experience in security and access analysis required.


  • Ability to collect, manage and filter extensive amounts of information in real time
  • Ability to develop quick and intuitive analysis
  • Capacity to provide clear and well documented strategies
  • Demonstrated networking capacity, including with national key stakeholders
  • Ability and willingness to evolve in very fast paced environments and insecure contexts Strong synthesis and information dissemination skills
  • Capacity to manage a multi-technical team.


  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Computer skills

  • Good knowledge in MS Office package: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power point, Microsoft Outlook. Good computer trouble shooting skills.

We offer

SI will offer you

Salaried post: According to experience from 2000 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 500 USD.

Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs).

During the assignment, the expatriate is entitled to R&R every three months: one week at three and nine months (with a 500 euro allowance) and two weeks at six months (with a plane ticket back home covered by Solidarités).

CONTACT: Anna FRANGI, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer

Application process

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Solidarités International
  • Location: Kabul | Kabul
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Environment
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-31

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