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Afghanistan Project Coordinator (deadline: 12 Mar 2019)

The Project Coordinator in Afghanistan will have responsibility for coordinating human trafficking, modern slavery, and migration related projects on the ground. You will recruit, train, supervise and lead a team under the guidance of senior leaders at Seefar. You will be the local face of the project, engage with stakeholders and enjoy being a valued member of the Seefar team. You will have demonstrated project management experience, preferably in the development sector; have thematic experience on, and a strong interest in, migration issues; have management experience; be a natural communicator and always responsive; are results focussed; and have complete fluency in English. This position is based in Afghanistan and is for an initial 12-month contract.

Job Description

Seefar continues to grow and this role will be responsible for coordinating a new project on the ground in Afghanistan. The role requires someone with five years professional experience in managing teams and implementing projects and who is smart, intrinsically motivated, worldly, interested in hard challenges and is highly flexible and efficient.


The following are the primary responsibilities of the role, with estimated allocations of time and attention.

Deliver: Project and Mission Implementation

Approximately 90% of your time and attention:

  • Recruit, supervise, develop and lead local teams and team leaders.
  • Liaise with stakeholders and the broader community of interest.
  • Provide pastoral care to team members.
  • Responsive to taskings and requests from Seefar’s migration team
  • Fulfilling project management responsibilities using our internal project systems and processes.
  • Provide regular and ad-hoc reports.
  • Provide regional inputs to programs relating to migration, displaced people, human trafficking and modern slavery.
  • Other tasks as directed.

Develop: Capabilities and Program Portfolio

Approximately 10% of your time and attention:

  • Develop project teams. For example, this would include mentoring teams and leading recruitment.
  • Learning, growing and developing professionally and personally.
  • Strengthen the Enterprise’s reputation and profile in our areas of expertise.

Direct: Global Management

  • Represent and demonstrate the Enterprise’s values.


Your work as a Project Coordinator in Afghanistan will require you to undertake local travel to project implementation sites around Afghanistan.

Working with Seefar

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
  • You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
  • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
  • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
  • Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
  • You are never bored and always challenged.

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as negative features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • Collaborating with geographically dispersed teams requires flexibility and patience.
  • Working remotely can make you feel isolated and so requires you to invest time in communication.
  • Travel schedules can sometimes be heavy.
  • A high-growth phase means problem-solving as the Enterprise’s systems evolve quickly.
  • It can be fast paced so you need to be productive and able to prioritise effectively.

An Excellent Candidate

To excel in this role, you will have five years professional project and personnel management experience in Afghanistan. You have complete fluency in written and spoken English. You have an undergraduate degree, are highly organised, communicate regularly and effectively, have the ability to prioritise and are highly productive. You are naturally responsive and are client focussed, while also able to work autonomously. You are motivated by an Enterprise performance framework focused on social impact.

To apply for this Role

On or before 12 March 2019, complete our online application form. Before you start, you should do the following:

  1. Confirm you meet these minimum requirements:
    1. A minimum of five years professional experience
    2. Experience managing and developing teams in Afghanistan
    3. Experience in project coordination
    4. Complete fluency in oral and written English
    5. An undergraduate degree.
    6. Be based in Afghanistan.
  2. Prepare a CV and introductory letter in Word or PDF format. You will upload this in our online application form.