Program Officer

Mon, Jan 20 2020 10:04 AM

Publish Date

Closing Date



Job Location:










Years of Experience:

4 to five years of project and programme managemen

Employment Type:

Full Time

Contract Duration:

1 year


As per NTA Salary Scale



Vacancy Number:



University degree in a field relevant development or rural/community development

No. Of Jobs:


Close date:

29, January, 2020


The Regional Programs Coordination Office (RPCO) was established in the MRRD compound in 2007 as one of the largest rural support programs in terms of scope and coverage area, working across the county. The demand for rural development motivated the program management to operate in several sectors that created a stage for diversified activities, whereas all other national programs of the ministry are engaged in their specific sectors. In addition, the Program responds to expressed needs of the rural people, who require various basic services (community based infrastructures) which no other single rural development program has addressed so far. The program development efforts are focused on helping the poor in dealing with many of the risks they face in their lives  – such as unemployment, low house hold income, low agriculture production, poor irrigation systems, lack of accessibility to market, lack of education and health facilities, , lack community based disaster risk reduction infrastructures and insufficient potable water.

Job Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist the Regional Program Coordinator with implementation of regional programs

Liaising with the different project partners, on the funding and on the implementation side
Ensuring the projects plan is implemented accordingly

Monitoring project implementation systematically

Oversee the administrative and financial components of the RPs carried out by relevant staff
Monitor the expenditure of funds under the projects

Track the program budget and deliver timely and accurate financial transactions via financial officer
Monitor procurement and financial status of the projects

Facilitate the collection of data from relevant programs and department

Communicate regularly with the project stakeholders

Organize meetings, prepare and circulate agendas, minute meetings

Maintenance of up-to-date program records, files and documentations

Prepare periodic reports on the progress (weekly, Bi-weekly, monthly and annual)

Review and analyze information and reports

On behalf of the program coordinator participate actively in internal and external meetings.
Carry out proposal & control tasks of the admin, finance & procurement

Assist in maintaining relationships with all relevant actors in program area

Carry out particular administrative oversee &control tasks of the admin, finance &procurement sections of the program

Provision of translation services, drafting of minutes of meetings and adequate follow-up actions as necessary

Conduct field trips and ensure the implementation of the project and coordination between actors in the field

Job Requirements:



4 to five years of project and programme management experience in an international development setting.
Minimum of 1 year experience working with rural and community development programs.
Minimum of 1 year experience working in/with central or provincial government offices.


University degree in a field relevant development or rural/community development
Fluency in English and Pashto and/or Dari languages;
Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening;
Demonstrated interpersonal skills;
Computer skills, including experience using Microsoft


Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively;
Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member
Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative.


Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through
While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are short listed you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position , whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced.

Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (1407/020/HRCSD/RPCO/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is highly committed to increase women’s participation in government sector therefore women are highly encouraged to apply.


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