Solidarites International

Program Coordinator

Solidarites International

Job Description

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


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.


General objectives:

The Program Coordinator is the key actor of the development of Solidarités International country strategy.

He/she is responsible to ensure the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches and ensures the appropriateness/ relevance between SI’s activities, general objectives and needs of the population in the respect of do no harm and humanitarian principles.

He/she coordinates the project cycle and more particularly the operational monitoring of programs implemented in the intervention country.

He/she contributes to the capitalization process and the improvement of Solidarités International methods and techniques.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Finalize the Recruitment and Induction of the Program & MEAL Teams in Kabul and in the field, support to the Program Manager (PM) for the recruitment and induction of the field program teams
  • Lead the scale up of SI’s program implementation and food security response before mid-summer
-Participate in new assessments, in the Design of the mission strategy and contribute to the development of new project proposals -Support the PM in drafting the APUIC (follow-up tool) for their program. Monitor the quality and timeliness of activities implementation.

  • Overall financial Coordination for program activities (per donor, per field office, per sector)


Education: Master’s degree in a relevant sector Experience:
  • Previous experience as program coordinator or emergency coordinator or related positions.
  • Previous experience in implementing emergency project (FSL, WASH and Shelter)
  • Previous experience in carrying out assessments and designing assessment methodologies
  • Previous experience MEAL necessary
  • Previous experience in Afghanistan is an asset
  • Experience of working in tense security context
  • Experience in team management.
  • Experience in coordinating with support departments and field offices
  • Experience in delivering training and Capacity Building of staff.
Technical skills and knowledge:
  • Mastering of project cycle management, and project reporting.
  • Knowledge in proposal design and writing
  • Knowledge of Kobo is desired
  • Understanding of the cluster system
  • Knowledge of delivering WASH / FSL in emergency context.
  • Knowledge of SI rules and procedures would be an asset
Languages: English, knowledge of a local language would be an asset (Dari or Pashtu).


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.

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