Country: Afghanistan
Organization: Solidarités International
Closing date: 19 May 2022

Desired start date: 01/05/2022**
Duration of the mission:** 12 months
Location: Afghanistan (Kabul)

ABOUT THE MISSION

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL was created in Afghanistan in 1980 at the time of Soviet Occupation and has been supporting Afghan people for 38 years. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL always maintains its presence in the country until 2018, without interruption covering a wide range of activities, (water, hygiene and sanitation / food security and livelihoods / shelter) for population affected by conflicts or natural disasters, from emergency response to development-oriented programs. The Organization has been working successively in almost all provinces of Afghanistan. In the past years activities were implemented in Wardak, Bamiyan, Khost, Paktika, Samangan, and Kunduz provinces. End of 2018 SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL had to leave the country due to lack of funding but continued to monitor the humanitarian situation in the country with the willingness to support vulnerable Afghan population. The evolution of the situation in the country, marked by a possible collapse of public services and a halt to certain development projects, as well as an aggravation of the impact of changing climatic conditions on rural populations, leads SI to reopen its mission in Kabul during the last quarter of 2021. In 2022, SI will aim at sustaining its support to vulnerable populations in Kabul, Kapisa, Bamyan and possibly Wardak and Logar.

The programs will include the 3 types of intervention regularly supported by Solidarités International. Priority will be given to livelihoods and food for the most vulnerable people, especially families suffering from SAM or MAM and in-country returnees. Rural families suffering from the drought will also be supported with agricultural inputs and infrastructure intervention when feasible. Access to safe water and sanitation will be the second axis of intervention, both in urban and rural settings, while paying a particular attention to the resurgence of cholera. Finally, SI will support families who lost partially or completely their shelters over the past few years due to the conflict.

ABOUT THE JOB

General objectives:

The Finance/RH Coordinator directs and coordinate all administrative, accounting, and financial services.

He/she will take part in defining Solidarités International’s human resource policies, and ensure that it is followed. He /she is responsible for the mission’s financial balance.

He/she will monitor adherence to and donor processes and guidelines as well as to the laws and requirements of the country.

He/she is the point of reference for the mission, and the link between headquarters and the mission for all administrative matters.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

-Supervise the scale up of recruitment at mission level, including for the administrative team

-Support the other Coordinators and Coordinators in the recruitment of their respective teams

– Ensure the induction to the newly hired admin team at field level and establish the relevant reporting systems

-Setting up of administrative set up / offices

– Develop the missing HR SOPs

– Setting up of financial tools for new projects

– Participate in proposal drafting to support the development of the mission

YOUR PROFILE

Education: Master’s degree in a administrative and financial management

Experience:

– At least 2 years of experience in administrative management for an international NGO

– Previous experience with SI and Knowledge of SI tools and processes would be likeable

– Previous experience in unstable environment (conflict / post conflict country)

– Experience of team management

– Experience in accompanying the opening of field offices

– Experience of both HR and Finance management

– Previous experience in Afghanistan would be an asset

Technical skills and knowledge:

– Knowledge of Saga and Homere softwares

– Understanding/ knowledge of Afghan cultural, religious codes, habits and capacity to adapt to this environment

– Training and capacity building skills

– MS office

– Good analytical skills, ability to adapt

– Good communication and diplomatic skill

– Good organization skills.

– Capacity to work under pressure in a tense security environment.

Languages: English, knowledge of a local language would be an asset (Dari or Pashtu).

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A salaried post: According to experience, starting from 2400 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL also covers accommodation costs in the Guest House and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every two months spent on the mission.To these break periods, one additional rest day per month worked are granted.

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.

Key information about living conditions

Living conditions are quite fair in Kabul, with possible access to all essential goods and services. It should be remembered that the consumption of alcohol is forbidden in Afghanistan. The security situation can be tense, and travel is sometimes restricted, but it is possible to have a social life.

Living conditions in the field are often harsher (limited access to electricity, harsher weather conditions, isolation, etc.) with paradoxically, depending on the area, less strict security conditions.

How to apply:

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English via this link: https://emea3.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm?id=PULFK026203F3VBQB6G8N8NX4&nPostingTargetID=69830. CV only applications will not be considered.

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

For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/

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