Area Manager Herat – Afghanistan

Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion

Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts, and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More info:

At Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion, we truely believe in the importance of inclusion and diversity within our organisation. This is why we are engaged to a disability policy to encourage the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities.

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HI Afghanistan operating framework is outlined in the operational strategy (“Stratop”) developed at the beginning of 2022 for the next 2 years. The pillars are Health / Basics Needs and Economic Inclusion / Armed Violence Reduction and protection of Vulnerable Populations.

HI is currently involved in different sectors of activities:

– Physical and functional rehabilitation (both on service provision and training – tech assistance), in development and chronic crisis settings

– Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support (MHPSS)

– Inclusive livelihood

– Mine Risk Education

HI has five offices located in the different provinces of intervention. The central office is in the capital city (Kabul) and hosts the management team (including operations, finance, logistics, human resources, technical unit, humanitarian access and advocacy, and Security).

4 bases, located in Herat (West), Kunduz (North), Nimroz, and Kandahar (south), are fully operational with dedicated support services and project management teams. The Programme also has projects in Bamyan, which the Kabul main office manages.

HI Afghanistan employs 450 national and 10 international staff with a budget of 8 to 10 million euros. Most fundraising efforts and donor relationships are held at the Kabul level. HI is also part of different fora/coordination bodies (ACBAR, INSO, HAG, etc.) and a member of several clusters, including health and Co-Chairing the Disability Inclusion Working Group.

Details relating to security risks, isolation, travel, and living conditions

The security and access situation in the Country has improved significantly since the conflict ended; however, security measures remain in place as the context remains unpredictable.

The Guesthouses in Herat are shared between international staff. They are spacious, well-equipped, secure, and comfortable to provide adequate living conditions and well-being to the global team, considering the limitations of moving around the city. The guesthouses have small but functional sports facilities and common areas for recreational activities. HI in Afghanistan provides a cleaner for the Guesthouses during working days.


The Area Manager, reporting to the Operations Manager, has a role in implementing Humanity & Inclusion’s mandate within Herat area.

Their primary responsibility is to ensure the optimal quality and impact of projects in their area. They achieve this by establishing a delegation system supported by appropriate oversight mechanisms and by building the capacity and empowering national program staff in managing the project cycle.

Coordination among managers is essential to ensure coherence and effective communication between different project activities.

The Area Manager also maintains a vital role in ensuring the alignment between project activities. They oversee and finalize reporting processes, ensuring accurate and timely submission of project reports.

Additionally, they act as a representative and liaison between the projects, governmental and regional authorities, and other partners, fostering strong relationships and effective collaboration.

In summary, the Area Manager is instrumental in ensuring the successful implementation of projects, maintaining coherence and coordination among activities, meeting contractual obligations, and representing Humanity & Inclusion in interactions with various stakeholders.


– You have at least two years of professional work experience in emergency/protracted emergencies/transition/development contexts.

– Previous experience in an Area manager role will be an asset.

– Previous experience in Afghanistan will be an asset

– You know how to design and coordinate complex emergency/recovery/development interventions

– You have strong and solid management and communication skills

– Being fluent in English is mandatory (oral and written)

– You show strong organizational skills; you are autonomous and reactive

– Ability to work under pressure and in a volatile security environment

– Knowledge of the project cycle

– Knowledge of security management is highly recommended

– Sense of priority and responsibility


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.

· The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:

o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals

o Pension scheme

o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution

o Repatriation insurance paid by HI

· 6 months International contract, starting from May 1st 2024

· Salary from 2870 € gross/month upon experience

· Perdiem : 603,89€ net/month paid in the field

· Hardship : 500€ net/month paid with your salary

· Paid leaves: 25 days per year;

· R&R: 5 days every 8 weeks with transport/accomodation support.

· Position unaccompanied

· Housing: Collective taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country, we will offer a local package.

How to apply

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying!

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 28-Feb-24

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