Annoncør: Mission East

Ansøgningsfrist: 02/01/2024

Job: Afghanistan Country Representative

with substantial experience in international relief & development management

Based in Kabul, Afghanistan

Are you strongly motivated by supporting poor rural communities, based on assessed needs and with a sustainable impact?
Do you have excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills to negotiate and work with a wide range of stakeholders?

And can you demonstrate substantial experience in overseas programme and office management in an international relief and/or development setting?

You may be our new Country Representative in Afghanistan!

Mission East is an international relief and development organisation working in crisis-affected countries in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. We deliver emergency relief during disasters as well as long-term development assistance. We work to support vulnerable people and help local communities lift themselves out of poverty and

In this role, you will contribute to the further strategic direction of Mission East’s activities in Afghanistan and lead our activities in Afghanistan, delivering all aspects of country programme and operational management such that they are compliant to internationally recognised standards of quality, good practice, and local legislative requirements.

Mission East has about 70 employees in Afghanistan, is funded by 6 donors and works through both local partners and our own teams to assist more than 110,000 people in the North-East. Our assistance includes cash for food and winterisation, WASH, sustainable livelihood and food security, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.


  • Contribute, in close collaboration with the Regional Director, to the strategic development of Mission East in Afghanistan and to build donor and partner’s relationships in Afghanistan.
  • Manage the development and completion of Mission East programmes and projects in Afghanistan.
  • Steer needs-assessments preparing ground for potential new projects and coordinate organizational-assessments of (potential) local partners.
  • Oversee planning, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) with Mission East’s system and tools
  • Support programme forming and team building between the individual projects and visit individual project sites on a regular basis.
  • Manage and support key staff, promote wellbeing of all staff, and ensure alignment of the country’s human resource (HR) practice and policies with Mission East’s global HR management procedures.
  • Provide appropriate and extensive liaison with other (I)NGOs, donors, and governmental agencies and ministries for excellent coordination and representation.
  • Raise Mission East’s visibility and profile in all relevant and key networks
  • Manage country and programme budgets and finances in accordance with Mission East’s procedures and policies.
  • Be responsible for the safety and security of all staff & visitors, and lead field security planning and management.


  • Substantial experience in overseas programme and office management in an international relief and/ or development setting, preferably in the sectors relevant to current Afghanistan portfolio. This must include significant field experience including management of national and international staff, project planning and implementation, and budget management.
  • Experience in donor liaison, preparation and successful funding of large relief and development projects, including budgets, log frames, and work plans.
  • Experience in assessing the needs of poor rural communities and appropriate and sustainable ways of addressing them.
  • Experience of reviewing, developing, and implementing multi-sector programmes.
  • Leadership experience in a humanitarian/development INGO setting, including strategy development, detailed coordination, people management with ability to delegate, follow-up and supervise as well as support.
  • Cultural awareness and excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills. Able to negotiate and work with foreign experts, managers, government officials, national staff, other non-governmental staff, local civil society actors, community elders etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Some knowledge of Dari or Pashto would be an asset.
  • The willingness to travel to Mission East project locations, HQ offices (where necessary) and other Mission East field locations.
  • Sympathy with Mission East’s Organisational Values –


  • A non-accompanied position based in Kabul with hosting at Mission East’s guest house.
  • A full-time position with a salary placed on Mission East’s Expatriates’ salary scale at Afghanistan Senior Management level with Rest & Recuperation benefit and leaves in accordance with Mission East policy.
  • An organization in development where you will have room to make an impact.
  • Colleagues who are a great team of multi-background and high committed professionals.


  • For more information about the job and the full job description and for how to send in your application please check:
  • Application deadline: First closure date is Tuesday 2 January midnight (Central European Time)
  • First interview is expected: 12 January
  • Start day: As soon as possible.

If you have questions about the position, you are welcome to contact the HR Director, Pierre Vernet, [email protected]. No application will be accepted at this mail address.


Mission East is an international emergency- and development organisation based on Christian values with the vision of helping poor and vulnerable communities in crisis in Afghanistan, Armenia, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, DPRK, Syria, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.

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The application procedure is confirmed for each vacancy but is generally via submission of an updated CV and letter of application to [email protected]. As we have many applicants and multiple positions, please ensure that you submit your application including the specified job code in the email subject line. Once your application has been received in our recruitment inbox, you will receive an auto-reply email confirming receipt.