Capacity Building Officer

February 15, 2024
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Job Description

About Save the Children:

Save the Children, a global organization operating in over 100 countries, is dedicated to helping children affected by crises, providing healthcare, education, and child protection. Committed to three breakthroughs by 2030: preventing child deaths, ensuring quality education, and eradicating violence against children. We value our diverse team, fostering a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity thrive.

SCI – Afghanistan:

Save the Children has made a lasting impact in Afghanistan since 1976, working closely with communities to provide education, protect children, and promote basic health. Our efforts align with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, focusing on delivering positive change for thousands of children.

Job Description: Capacity Building Officer

Title: Capacity Building Officer

Team/Programme: Education (Ops)

Location: Paktia

Grade: 5

Contract Length: Fixed Term

Child Safeguarding:

Level 1: The post holder will not have contact with children, and a police check is not mandatory unless the post content changes.

Role Purpose:

Support Partner and Teachers’ capacity building, monitoring the quality of education and Community-Based Education (CBE) classes.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Education Field Coordinator

Staff Reporting: Nil

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Plan and implement a yearly training schedule, supporting partner staff in training plan execution.
  • Collaborate with the Education Field Coordinator and partners to prepare and share the training delivery plan.
  • Deliver high-quality training to partner trainers and staff (ToT).
  • Conduct supervisory visits to assess training impact, identify gaps, document best practices, and support partners in training cascading.
  • Supervise partner trainers, CBE teachers/mentors, and facilitators, ensuring quality delivery.
  • Monitor and provide technical advice to partner staff at provincial and district levels.
  • Submit bi-weekly and monthly work plans and quality progress reports to the field coordinator.
  • Ensure accurate project data collection in collaboration with partner staff.
  • Build positive relationships with partners and stakeholders, supporting partner capacity assessments.
  • Conduct field visits, collect project progress data, and ensure safer partnership practices.
  • Initiate improvements in partnership practices, such as developing new tools and trackers.
  • Assist partner staff with administrative, documentation, and other duties as needed.
  • Maintain up-to-date data trackers and a comprehensive file system for project documents.
  • Use monitoring checklists during visits and prepare reports based on checklists.
  • Undertake additional tasks as required by the office or line manager.

Behaviours (Values in Practice):


Hold self and partners accountable, managing resources efficiently and modeling Save the Children values.


Set ambitious goals for yourself and the team, encouraging personal development.


Build effective relationships with the team, colleagues, members, and external partners.

Value diversity, be approachable, and listen actively.


Develop and encourage new solutions, willing to take disciplined risks.


Be honest, transparent, and demonstrate the highest levels of integrity.

Job Requirements:



  • University degree in education, social science, or a relevant field.
  • Over 2 years of experience in education (school) in NGOs.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, particularly Word, PPT, with previous database experience.
  • Strong training delivery skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (English preferable).
  • Proactive, flexible, and dedicated to working in the interest of children.


Optimistic, a good listener, and solution-oriented.

Additional Responsibilities:

Duties are not exhaustive, and the role may include additional tasks within reason.

Equal Opportunities:

Follow the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

Follow the selection process, including rigorous background checks, reflecting the commitment to child protection.

Health and Safety:

Carry out duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attach your CV and cover letter online. Applications only through the online portal will be considered.

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Save the Children International provides equal employment opportunities and does not request money at any stage of recruitment.

Save the Children strongly encourages applications from women. Minimum country requirements for potential female applicants will be followed.