Afghanistan - HR Coordinator - Kabul

Kabul | Kabul

Posted on: 30/09/2016

Desired starting date: ASAP

Duration of the mission: 6 months (until 30th June 2017)

Location: Kabul, with regular field visits on all bases


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.

The opening of new areas is forecasted in the 2016 mission strategy, especially for emergency projects: Nangarhar, Kunar or Paktya.

In Bamyan province: SI is present in this province since 1997 and still works today.

Today the programs implemented are principally focused on Food Security. Programs are now more oriented on mid and long term, with a different approach.

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 10 international staff and 180 national staff.

The coordination team in Kabul is currently composed of 5 expatriates (CD, Admin Co, HR CO, WaSH Co and FSL Co) and 23 national staff.

In Bamyan province, there are three operational bases (Yakawlang, Saighan and Kahmard) and one “transit” base in Bamyan city. The team is composed of four expatriates (Field Coordinator, Deputy Field Coordinator in charge of programs, a WASH PM in Yakawlang and a FSL PM in Saighan) and 80 national staff.

In Khost province, there is one base in the capital of the province. The team is composed of two expatriates (Field Coordinator and Program Manager) and 36 national colleagues plus the Pakistani refugee camp staff.

In Wardak province, there is one base in Maydan Shar city without expatriates and 14 national staff.


The HR coordinator coordinates the implementation of Solidarités International Human Resources policy.

As HR Coordinator he/she is responsible for the administrative aspects of the mission and ensures the respect by all of, Solidarités International procedures, the procedures of financial backers and the laws of the country in which SI is intervening.

He/she is the mission point of contact and the link between headquarters and the mission for any questions relating to Human Resources.

The main objectives of the post entail but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the good implementation of the revised ISR
  • Revision / updated HR guidelines and ensure a good implementation of them => training to admin base managers
  • Ensure a good implementation of HR policies prepared during last 6 months: (delocalized policy, Mahram policy, transportation policy, leave management policy etc)
  • Set up a training policy and guidelines for Winter break training
  • Implement severance new changes on Homere with HQ
  • Training management & EAP (training, collect all EAPs and change band requests)
  • Present Detachment policy to national staff

The HR coordinator will work under the supervision of the Head of Mission. He/she will have to work in close collaboration with the Administrative & Finance Coordinator.

The HR coordinator will coincide with a strong need for the mission to continue working on on-going policies and salary scale revision and make sure of proper implementation, support presentation and implementation of Internal Staff Regulation and SI procedures. Support the winter training plan execution. He/she will be assisted by a national staff dedicated to HR management at mission level.

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

The Human Resources coordinator will be based in Kabul, and is expected to carry out regular visits in the field bases.

In Kabul access to a number of amenities is possible (supermarket, shopping areas, restaurants, guest houses, etc). Movement restrictions are in place to avoid locations considered high-risk places at the wrong time and certain areas of the city are no-go areas except for work purposes. Expatriates are not permitted to walk in the streets. The office/guesthouse is comfortable and spacious.

In Bamyan, security rules are less restrictive for males - a female expat needs to be accompanied by a male expat or a key national staff. Walking is authorized in most places / districts with specific restrictions for certain areas. Comfort is not assured with few eating places, mostly kebabs in the provincial centers only and basic living facilities.

In Khost and Wardak provinces, context is tenser and security regulations are stricter. Movements, including in the areas of intervention are subject to restrictions.

Afghanistan has cold winters and hot summers.



Bac + 3 degree in Human Resources management.


  • Previous experience in HR management (mandatory)
  • Previous experience in HR internal audit (highly appreciated)
  • Previous experience in NGO / humanitarian fields
  • Previous experience in an unstable environment (conflict / post conflict country)
  • Experience in trainings

Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Solidarites’ rules and procedures would be appreciated
  • Knowledge in HR, administrative and financial management
  • Knowledge of donors financial reporting (ECHO, EuropeAid…)
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft office package, Homere)

Transferable skills:

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Capacity to work under pressure
  • Good organization skills
  • Good writing/editing skills
  • Good communication skills


  • Fluent in English (spoken and good analytical and redaction skills)
  • Knowledge of Dari or Farsi will be appreciated

Other desirable qualities:

  • Knowledge of working in an Islamic country
  • Patience, persistence, pedagogic talent, diplomacy, autonomy
  • Autonomy, rigor and the ability to adapt are indispensable skills
  • Knowledge of the Afghan context would be highly appreciated

Application Process

Does this job description correspond to you? Send us your CV and cover letter.
Please note that the vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension.

We 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

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: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-31

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