HR Advisor

from Swedish Committee for Afghanistan
Closing date: 23 Oct 2019

Administration Department

The Administration Department is responsible for the functions of Service Support Unit, Human Resource Unit, Information Communications Technology Unit, Procurement Unit and Logistic Unit at the Kabul Management Office in Afghanistan. The HR Advisor will operationally report to the head of Human Resource Unit and have a strategic advisory link to the Administration Director.

Human Resource Unit

Human Resource Unit (HRU) is a strategic support unit for the organization’s management, maintaining and developing HR processes and procedures as well as ensuring focus on longer-term human resource development so as to support fulfilment of SCA’s strategic goals. The Unit oversees and safeguards that SCA adheres to set policies, harassment free work-environment and non-discrimination in areas of employment, and that women and persons with disability are given particular attention.

Scope of Work

The overall role and responsibility is to support the head of HR Unit and HR unit by developing SCA’s internal Human Resources operations in Afghanistan, while putting specific emphasis on guiding the organization’s HR operations towards a stronger strategic focus. The advisor contributes to maintaining and improving SCA’s human resource management in developing, planning, implementing and evaluating employee relations and HR policies, procedures, and practices. The advisor assists the head of HR Unit in working with managers to develop and foster an engaged, productive and empowered staff with a gender and equality perspective.


· Advise the head of HR unit and members of the HR team on the development, modification and implementation of HR policies and practices on workplace relation issues

· Give advice and support to the HR team to develop quality and impact of all related HR services

  • Work in line with SCA Strategy Plan and its objectives
  • Guide SCA’s human resource development towards a stronger strategic focus so as to support fulfilment of SCA’s strategic goals.
  • Build awareness and understanding of HR policies, code of conduct and the respect of rights and responsibilities within managers and staff
  • Support management and staff on implementation of SCA related policies and procedures procedures related to workplace relations
  • Further improve and implement rewards, appraisal and salary scale systems as well as SCA competency and development programme
  • Provide guidance in internal support to managers in coaching skills and tools
  • Advise, support and coordinate with the Regional Management Offices

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Law, Organizational Development, Public Administration or other relevant social sciences documented knowledge and experience
  • Excellent command of written and oral English


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in HR, system development, organisational development
  • Minimum 2 years in management role
  • At least 3 years of experience with an international organization or international experience
  • Experience in developing and implementing HR policies, manuals, procedures and guidelines
  • Experience in working with gender and equality from an HR perspective


  • Analytical ability in creating effective and strategic HR solutions while adhering to labor laws
  • Demonstrating / Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity
  • Experience in cultural sensitivity in Islamic context
  • Individual and Situational coaching skills

Desired Competencies:

  • Understanding of rights-based development theory and approaches
  • Have participated in HEAT-training or other security training
  • Previous experience from Afghanistan or other conflict county
  • Knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto

As part of our gender equality work, we encourage women to apply

How to apply:

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