Food Security & Livelihood Assistant job at Save the ( 2 Vacancies)

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 18368
  • Salary Based on SCI salary scale
  • No. of Opportunity 2
  • Experience 1 Year
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Hour full-time
  • Opportunity type Job
  • Duration Fix term
  • Vacancy No. 230002CW
  • Organization Save the Children
  • Location Sar-e Pol

Job Description

Job Description:

Level 2:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


Save the Children is an international independent non-governmental, non- profit, organisation founded in 1919. We work in over 120 countries worldwide. We are the world’s leading independent organisation for Children. Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children has worked in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers.

The FSL Assistant with support from FSL Officer will support the implementation of MPCA activities planned under Save the Children’s BHA grant. The post holder along with FSL officer will closely work with project beneficiaries to provide beneficiaries with capacity building and livelihood assistance.

Budget Responsibilities: Not Applicable

Role Dimensions: The post holder will establish good working relationship with rest of Save the Children livelihood and child protection staff as well as with community members where the project activities are implemented.


The main areas of accountability and responsibility of this post is to support implementation of the livelihood component of Save the Children’s BHA grant in Saripul provinces.

Details are below:

  • In support from other project staff, finalize the project locations and project beneficiaries targeting strategy and criteria.
  • Take part in community-based mobilization and sensitization meetings and introcude the livelihood component of the project to target communities.
  • Take part in the process of beneficiary identification and registration.
  • Have the ability of villages selection and community mapping to set up village committee/empower the village committee.
  • Have the ability and knowledge on cash based programing and interveoitn for food security and livelihood.
  • Support cash tranfering program and cash distribution in the field for the targeted benefieiasrs in the area.
  • Support Save the Children’s procurement team in procurement of required goods that will be distributed to selected beneficiaries.
  • Support implementation of project baseline, mid-term, and final evaluation.
  • Collaborate with livelihood officers, Project Coordinator, community mobilizers and MEAL staff to design community mobilization strategy and project implementation plans.
  • Develop project weekly narrative reports and submit them to Livelihood Officer timely.
  • Assist joint monitoring visits with the government officials (Provincial/district relevant authorities) to the project sites.
  • Support Save the Children’s MEAL staff in establishing quality project documentation and filing system.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning

  • Prepare and implement action plan for quality monitoring
  • Mobilizing and Making communities aware on project objectives, outputs and activities and MEAL systems and SCI Child Safeguarding Policies.
  • Facilitate project and activities information at all events such as training and workshops

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


University degree in development studies, social science, or any other relevant technical credentia

  • At least 6 month -1 year experience in CTP programming
  • Familiarity with livelihood programming for returnees and IDPs
  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with the staff of government institutions, and communities.
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written) in English and local languages, people skill for conflict resolution and negotiation;
  • Computer proficiency, especially related to professional office software packages (Microsoft Office);

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form, they can also attach their CV and cover letter in the online system. Please note that only the applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.

Applicants can login to the online application system by copying and pasting the following link intro their web browser. Returning users will need to enter their username and password, first time users will need to create a user account.

It is recommended that you save your username and password for future job applications through the online system.

Save the Children International provides an equal employment opportunity and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Save the Children International provides an equal employment opportunity and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

“Save the Children strongly encourages applications from women. Minimum country requirements for potential female applicants will be followed.”

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