Program Officer

March 3, 2024
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Job Description

About the International Rescue Committee (IRC):

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global organization responding to humanitarian crises worldwide, founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein. Operating in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, the IRC provides lifesaving care and transformative assistance to refugees forced to flee from conflict or disaster, restoring safety, dignity, and hope.

Compliance with Policies:

At, we adhere to the highest standards of professional conduct and uphold the IRC Way and Safeguarding Policies. We have a zero-tolerance approach to any violations of the IRC Code of Conduct within our organization or associated entities.

Job Description:

  • Technical Quality
  • Facilitate communication and coordinate activities with external entities, government agencies, and community groups.
  • Coordinate information exchange and resource sharing within the organization to support collaborative projects.
  • Develop Biannual reports for FSP active projects with the support of FSP Managers.
  • Collaborate with Liaison and access department to develop MoU for new FSP grants.
  • General Duties
  • Update Beneficiaries indicator database in collaboration with FSP managers.
  • Raise PRs for dignity kits, coordinating with the supply chain team for quality samples.
  • Ensure regular updates of spending plans for all grants in collaboration with FSP Managers and finance team.
  • Monitor spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans regularly, tracking program activity budgets.
  • Follow up on logistics and procurement with support staff for smooth program activities.
  • Collect and provide necessary information for planning and organizing project support activities.
  • Maintain program database and documentation for required administrative activities.
  • Regularly update grant information in coordination with program coordinator and managers.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, humanities, or related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in a similar role within NGOs.
  • Clear understanding of the impact of FSP on women and girls.
  • Direct experience in counseling, psychosocial support, and service delivery to women and girls.
  • Experience in training, mentoring, and supervising staff.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients.
  • Positive and professional attitude, with strong teamwork skills.
  • Fluency in Dari, Pashto, and English.
Submission Guideline:

For IRC- Afghanistan Internal Candidates:

Employees are encouraged to remain in a position for at least one year before applying for another role.

A 1-year tenure is proposed, but employees are encouraged to stay for at least 6 months.

Note: Recent applicants for the role will not be considered.

To Apply:

All qualified candidates should follow the application instructions through the provided link. Applications received outside the online system will be disqualified. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written test and subsequent interviews. If not contacted within two to four weeks after the closing date, consider the application unsuccessful.

Submission Address:

IRC Afghanistan Country Office, Qala-e-Fathullah, Street #3, District 10, Old UNOCHA Office, Beside Fatemia Mosque.

Submission Email:

Refer to the submission guideline.