Position Title: Project Assistant

Activation Date: 11 July, 2024   Announced Date: 11 July, 2024   Expire Date: 20 July, 2024

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: 400 USD/Month
Vacancy Number: SFCG-KBL-2024-4
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: Search for Common Ground
Years of Experience: Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience. Experience of work with international/national NGO preferred
Contract Duration: 6 Months (Extension Possibility)
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Typically BS/BA degree.
Close date: 2024-07-20

About Search for Common Ground:

Search is an international non-profit organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflicts. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict away from destructive approaches toward cooperative solutions. With more than 900 staff worldwide, Search implements projects in more than 37 countries across the world. Search designs and implements multifaceted, culturally appropriate, and conflict-sensitive programs using a diverse range of tools, including media and training, to promote dialogue, increase knowledge, and determine a positive shift in behaviors. In mid-2019, Search opened its office in Afghanistan and was registered as an International NGO with the Afghan government.


Job Description:

Purpose of the Position:
The Project Assistant supports the program team to effectively follow Search and donor policies and procedures regarding project implementation. This involves monitoring, reporting, and where appropriate, engagement with donors. It involves oversight on both program quality and compliance, working in close collaboration with other departments, including Finance, the Institutional Learning Team, Strategy Alignment, Program Quality, Communications, and Human Resources. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Provides direct support in grants start up and close out life-cycles.
  • Provides support in monitoring and ensuring compliance with donor rules and regulations.
  • Provides support in monitoring program implementation guided by program work plans.
  • Provides support in proposal and budget development.


Specific duties:

  • Create and maintain a hard and soft filing system for specific programs.
  • Develop and maintain contact lists pertaining to specific programs.
  • Organize meetings and events.
  • Maintain records of meetings and events.
  • Draft information material related to specific programs.
  • Translate and interpret when necessary.
  • Conduct primary and secondary research.
  • Transcription of the meetings and events and research being held for the project.
  • Prepare material/information for sharing on social media.
  • Take part in core Search Afghanistan activities as needed.
  • Carry out any tasks that the line managers assign.


Safeguarding: Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.


Job Requirements:

Skills & Competencies:


  • Two years of experience in a professional setting.
  • Experience of work with international/national NGO preferred.


Skills and Competencies

  • Interest in the peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development fields.
  • Able to work under pressure and keen to learn from others.
  • Excellent written and oral Dari and Pashto communication skills.
  • Able to communicate in English (in written and orally) at a high level.
  • Excellent computer skills including Ms. Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and windows.
  • Excellent time management skills.


Behavioral Competencies

  • Working with People:  The ability to respect the views and contributions of other team members; shows empathy, listens, supports; consults others and shares information and expertise, builds team spirit, and adapts to the team.
  • Flexibility:  The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and priorities, to tolerate ambiguity, to adapt personal style to different people and situations.
  • Drive for Results and Efficiency:  The ability to set quality standards, monitor and maintain quality of work, and set goals to achieve continuous improvement.
  • Relationship Management:  The ability to manage interactions, to provide service and to support the organization while building an effective internal and external network.
  • SLeadership and Navigation:   The ability to manage and contribute to initiatives and processes within the organization while making progress toward change and continuous improvement.
  • Communication:  The ability to effectively exchange information with others, to effectively deliver critical information, to gather information and communicate with others.
  • Global and Cultural Effectiveness:   The ability to value and consider the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties and be able to work cross-culturally.
  • Ethical Practice:   The ability to integrate Search vision, mission and core values, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices.


Commitment to Search Values and safeguarding policy:

All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Collaboration- Audacity - Tenacity - Empathy - Results.  In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults.


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