HR Coordinator Afghanistan NGO Vacancy | UNGO Jobs

Job Title: HR Coordinator Afghanistan

Country: Afghanistan
Organization: INTERSOS
Closing date: 3 Feb 2022

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference
Job Title: HR Coordinator Afghanistan
Code: SR-28-2116
Duty station: 50% Kabul 50% Kandahar
Starting date: 24/01/2022
Contract duration: 12 months
Reporting to: Head of Mission
Supervision of: HR Manager; HR departement
Dependents: N/A

General context of the project
Immediately after the take over of the Talibans, the episodes of violence and the political crisis, all expat staff had been evacuated. In te meantime the new governement is establihing and strives to ensure the conditions for the return of the INGOs. In the meantime incidents of violence have reduced significantly, humanitarian workers of various organisations are flocking back to Afghanistan trying to prevent the impact of a looming crackdown on the population. Since the beginning of September INTERSOS is resuming its presence in Afghanistan and upscaling its activities.

General purpose of the position
In collaboration with the HOM, the HR Co contributes to the definition and implementation of the mission’s objectives and ensure the HR capacity required, sizing and improving people capabilities, contribution, and active participation in order to achieve missions’ goals effectively, according to INTERSOS human resources vision and values.
Works in close collaboration with the HQ National HR Coordinator to supervise all the aspects of the National staff’s management, the definition of policies and strategies and the development in order to build up the career strategy and possibilities of expatriation.
Works in close collaboration with the mission HR Managers ensuring that INTERSOS is a Responsible employer in the missions of the area, supporting the proper management of HR across the board and assuming full responsibility of the HR Administrative issues in the missions.
In Afghanistan the HR-Management was heavily affected, due the evacuation of all expat staff and the turnover of the HR Manager. Also some staff were not able to reach the office during the recents turmoil. RH work that before the political crises used to be supervised directly by the HoM, slowly resumed in an emergency modus.
The HR Co of the Task Force taking over the lead of the HR Management is setting up the new HR department and defining its tasks, responsibilities and area of influence. As the mission is presently upscaling its activities, the main task of the new HR Co will therefore be to enable the RH department to
achieve and fulfil a role of focal guidance in the mission.

Main responsibilities and tasks
During the first months it will be essential that the HR Coordinator Afghanistan takes care that the HR tools, which have been neglected for months, are completely reviewed and fine-tuned (database to be updated and completed with all staff personal documents, policies to be reviewed and updated, etc.). Beside the management of all national and international staff in the mission, one main responsibilities will be supporting to local recruitment; liaising and
negotiating (in consultation with the HoM) with the local authorities to ensure that the staff recruitment
processes can be carried out correctly, in accordance with the local regulations and respecting the policies of INTERSOS. The HR Co has the responsibility to follow up legal requirements, a task that might be intriguing, as the present government is re-defining the national legal framework.

Required profile and experience
University Degree in HR management or administration related studies

Professional Experience
Minimum 3 years experience in Human Resources Management Experience in Afghanistan is an asset
Professional Requirements
Highly able to keep confidentiality
Able to work independently

English fluent

Personal Requirements
Good communication and problem solving skills
Strategic vision and planning
People Management and Leadership
Ability to work and adapt in different environments

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to apply following the link below:

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick steps: register (including your name, email, password, citizenship and Skype address), sign-up and apply attaching your CV and motivation letter in PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS.
In case you encounter severe difficulties applying through the platform – i.e. if and only if it is impossible to submit the requested files through the adequate channel – you will be allowed to submit your CV and Motivation Letter (both in PDF version) via e-mail to, with the subject line ” Platform issue – SR-28-2116– Position “. Please, bear in mind this is an exceptional measure, as there are allocated channels created for every job opening, which will make this process quicker and easier.
Please note that any application submitted via e-mail may take longer than our standard terms to be processed. Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least three references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.