Handicap International
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Last Date: June 30, 2008

An Administrator
AFGHANISTAN – Kabul – 9 months”

Handicap International is an international organisation specialised in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political and non-profit making, it works alongside people with disabilities, whatever the context, offering them assistance and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organisation has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergency situations. It has a network of eight national associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) which provide human and financial resources, manages projects and raises awareness of Handicap International’s actions and campaigns.

Job context :
Being present in Afghanistan since 1996 with a comprehensive approach to respond to the needs of persons with disability and to participate in the reconstruction of the Afghan Health System, Handicap International holds an important geographic position in Afghanistan, implementing project activities in the provinces of Kabul, Herat and Kandahar.

Job description :
Based in Kabul, with short missions in Herat and Kandahar, you’re under the responsibility of the Programme Director. You’re responsible for the capacity building of the National Finance Manager for him to take over the Coordinator position.

Specific objectives :
• Managing capacity building of the Finance Manager
• Managing human resources, recruitment of national staff and training of administrative team
• Ensuring respect of local legislation
• Managing financial resources (accounting, cash flow, financial reports, budget elaboration and monitoring). In 2008 the budget is around 3 millions USD.
• Ensuring preparation and management of contracts
• Assisting the Programme Director in financial management of projects
• Representing HI in the administration meetings

Post constraints :
Security: Afghanistan remains in a post-conflict situation. Kabul and Herat cities are currently stable but there are security constraints especially for women. Outside of Herat city, security is relatively stable compared to the rest of Afghanistan. Travel to Kandahar is especially subject to review of the security situation because it is less stable.
Housing : the person usually shares a house with the other expatriates from HI (5 currently)
Isolation : reliable Internet access and satellite TV

Profile sought :
Hands-on experience in similar positions in a humanitarian organization (2 years minimum)
Experience in training
Excellent organizational and coordination skills
Team management
Extremely flexible

Languages : English essential, French an advantage

Remuneration : Volunteer or salaried status based on experience

Length of Mission : 9 months

Start date : ASAP

Please send cover letter and resume to : Reference AdminAfghMBK
14, avenue Berthelot
69361 LYON CEDEX 07
Or by e-mail :
No phone calls please


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