Admin & HR Officer

January 20, 2024
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Job Description

About Save the Children:

Save the Children, a global organization employing around 25,000 people worldwide, is dedicated to creating a better world for children. Operating in over 100 countries, they focus on providing assistance to children affected by crises, ensuring access to quality healthcare, education, and child protection. Save the Children advocates at the highest levels to secure children’s rights and amplify their voices.

SCI – Afghanistan:

Save the Children has been active in Afghanistan since 1976, working closely with communities to bring lasting change to thousands of children. Grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Save the Children’s efforts in Afghanistan encompass education, child protection, and health initiatives, impacting lives through collaboration with families, communities, and health workers.

Job Description:


As the Admin & HR Officer, you will play a vital role in supporting the Admin Unit in the Area Office/Hub. Your responsibilities include delivering quality admin services, maintaining facilities, lease management, office supplies, and advising staff on administration policies. Additionally, you’ll assist in HR functions such as payroll, training, and development.


Admin & Facilities Management (70%):

  • Ensure the cleanliness and functionality of office spaces, kitchens, and guesthouses.
  • Manage furniture and office supplies, purchase stationary and cleaning items.
  • Oversee repair and maintenance, coordinate accommodation for visitors, and support travel arrangements.
  • Facilitate large trainings, gatherings, or workshops when required.
  • Perform other administrative activities in the field office or hub and offer support to relevant field offices.

Human Resources (30%):

  • Support HR Unit in key HR functions, including recruitment, pay, compensation, and training.
  • Provide administrative support related to HRIS, payroll processing, and HR functions.
  • Participate in interviews and support recruitment processes.
  • Conduct reference/background checks, prepare offer letters, and ensure proper vetting of new employees.
  • Deliver staff inductions, track benefits, and assist in responding to audit queries.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice):

  • Accountability: Hold self and team accountable for decisions, managing resources efficiently.
  • Ambition: Set ambitious goals, encourage personal development, and envision a future for Save the Children.
  • Collaboration: Build effective relationships, value diversity, and foster collaboration.
  • Creativity: Develop innovative solutions and take disciplined risks.
  • Integrity: Demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, honesty, and transparency.

Job Requirements:


Undergraduate degree in business administration, social science, or a relevant field.


  • 2 to 3 years of HR and administration experience, preferably with INGOs.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, attention to detail, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Fluency in Pashto and/or Dari with proficiency in English.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply through the online application portal. Ensure that applications are submitted through the online portal. Save the Children provides equal employment opportunities and strictly follows child safeguarding policies.

Submission Email:

Online Application Portal

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