RD Project Trainer


Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) invites all qualified candidates to apply for the following position. SCA actively promotes and encourages Women and People with Disabilities to apply

Title of Position:

RD Project Trainer

Job Number:

HRM/MRMO 20-21

Duty Station:

Chaharkent District

Number of Positions:

Two (One Male/ One Female)


The position is Open-Ended


Salary and Benefits are according to Internal SCA salary scale                                         

Non-monetary Benefits for Women:

Transportation close to residence and work, child nursery at workplace, safe travel facilities and companion to field trips, female association membership, trainings and capacity building

Announcement Date:

26-April 2021

Closing Date:

09-May 2021

SCA Background:

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been working in Afghanistan since 1982, presently managing development Programmes concerning Health, Education, Rural Livelihoods and Community Governance, with a total annual budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,500. During the last 10 years SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development. SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities, and experience without regard to age (18-65 years), ethnicity, religion, marital status, gender, or physical disability.

Scope of work:

Under direct supervision of District Manager is responsible for supporting the professional and efficient implementation of field level livelihoods & Community Governance activities, capacity building of CDCs, District Governor Offices (DGOs) and Business Associations and local Authorities. The CGLP Trainer will maintains close cooperation with the targeted local communities, project technical team and local authorities and line departments, mobilize to take active part in the planning and implementation of activities.

Qualifications & Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from recognized college or university in relevant field.

3-5 years’ relevant experience, especially within an NGO, UN agencies or similar organization.

Documented familiarity of rural Livelihood, community driven development projects, community governance and trainings at grass root and higher level.

Development and facilitation of livelihoods & governance trainings for staff, communities and local authorities.

To have a good supervisor, monitoring, analytical and troubleshooting skills.

Computer skill at operator level, especially with MS Office packages.

Good command of English and fluency in Pashto & Dari, both written and spoken

Interpersonal and communication skills

Supervisory, team worker, analytical, and troubleshooting skills

Experience of planning, reporting and budgeting

Ability and willingness to travel to the project sites within Afghanistan and adjust to SCA environment.

Honest, proactive and well mannered.

Familiarity with the eastern region where SCA operates

Ready to work, live and travel in an intricate and strenuous environment

To be an Afghan citizen

Main Responsibilities:

Community Governance:

Conduct training need assessment for target groups and other relevant assessments for the project;

To conduct & deliver community capacity building trainings as per Community Governance and Livelihood Project (CGLP) plan in the areas of bookkeeping, management, leadership, social audit, planning, procurement and accounting;

To ensure transparency, train staff on community participatory monitoring and social audit;

Assist project team in terms of community mobilization in every step of the implementation;

Work closely with CDC members and sub-committees to provide technical support during orientation, CDP review, project implementation and conducting social audit sessions;

Develop and facilitate training and workshops for CGLP staff and local authorities;

Develop training modules, conduct and follow up of trainings related to Community Governance and Local Governance for staff members, CDCs, Livelihood Committees (LCs), and DGOs;

Conduction of trainings on right to access information, Human Resource Management, reward and incentive policy awareness and other relevant trainings as per project work plan;

Maintain training data (qualitative and quantitative) and do analysis regularly to make sure planned activities and training improve skills and knowledge of the target groups; and

Conduct field visit regularly (at least 90% monthly) and provide with field visit report and reflect points for further improvement, as well as prepare a monthly activity plan and report.


Document lessons learnt from implementation and actively contribute to revision of guidelines and manuals;

Conduct regular field visits and meetings with local authorities and community leaders and direct beneficiaries;

Assist project team in the process of community mobilization, selection of vocational trainees and to supervise vocational training centres regularly;

Work closely and provide technical assistance to vocational trainers and trainees to assure the quality of work in the centers

Submit photos and relevant data on the project activities to CGLP database in a timely manner;

Together with capacity building unit in organizing and provide trainings for capacity building of Livelihood Social Organizers;

Regular supervision and technical support to district managers and Livelihood Social Organizers. (At least 90% of travel to the district on monthly basis);

 Effective communication with project staff to ensure staff understand their roles and responsibilities and can successfully perform their duties and

Ensure that community trainings conducted, and awareness raised.

Application Procedures:

Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience.

To apply online please send your application / CV to vacancies.nrmo@sca.org.af               

Subject line must be: (RD Project Trainer) HRM / MRMO 20-21) otherwise your application may not have considered.      

Candidates may also submit applications by letter (hard copy) directly to the SCA HRM Unit in either Kabul, Ghazni, Kunduz, Wardak, Taloqan, Mazar-e-Sharif, Laghman or Jalalabad.

Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for interview.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.

Job number:

HRM/MRMO 20-21

Duty station:

Chaharkent District

Application deadline:

9 May 2021