Program Assistant

February 23, 2024
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Job Description

About Mercy Corps:

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization driven by the belief that a better world is possible. Operating in over 40 countries, we partner to implement bold solutions in disaster, hardship, and conflict, helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

Country Summary:

Mercy Corps operates in places of transition, providing emergency relief and promoting sustainable change in the face of conflict, disaster, or economic collapse. In Afghanistan since 1986, we tailor humanitarian assistance and development programs to address specific needs, working in three provinces on initiatives such as sustainable agriculture, vocational training, and emergency response.

Program/Department Summary:

Join the EmpowerED program funded by GiZ, aimed at increasing access to quality vocational training. As a Program Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting program teams in Herat, Kabul, and Parwan provinces.

Success Summary:

The successful Program Assistant will support program coordination, procurement processes, partner coordination, and administrative tasks. This role requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently in a dynamic environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Manager in tasks facilitating program deliverables.
  • Prepare and track procurement processes, including paperwork related to program administration.
  • Follow up with partners on support and documentation needs.
  • Manage the program filing system, ensuring confidentiality and organization.
  • Support program teams in obtaining Approval Authority Matrix (AAM) signatures and approvals.
  • Handle administrative tasks, including photocopies, financial documents, and program documentation.
  • Provide verbal and written translation as necessary.
  • Coordinate logistics for workshops, trainings, and meetings.
  • Ensure compliance with MC policies and procedures.
  • Conduct yourself professionally and contribute to Mercy Corps’ humanitarian mission.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in administration, public affairs, social science, or related fields.
  • 1-2 years of relevant administrative work experience with technical knowledge of programs and financial management.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills and commitment to compliance.
  • Language and Computer Skills:
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English and Dari (Pashto is desired).
  • Proficient in basic office programs.
Submission Guideline:

To apply, submit your CV and Cover letter to, with the subject line “MCA084-2024 Application for Program Assistant” by the deadline on 26-February-2024.

Note: Females are highly encouraged to apply for open positions at Mercy Corps.

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