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Project Coordinator

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Bachelor Degree
5 Year
Male, Female, Both

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Job Details:

  • Organization: AJSC
  • Location: Kabul
  • Nationality: Afghan
  • Category: Finance Management
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: As per Organization’s Salary Scale
  • Vacancy Number: 2023-AJSC-05
  • No. Of Jobs: 2
  • City: Kabul-based, may require provincial travels
  • Years of Experience: 5 Years
  • Contract Duration: Six months with the possibility of extension
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Close date: 2024-01-6

About AJSC:

Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) is an independent, nonprofit organization that supports press freedom in Afghanistan and works towards the advancement of journalist safety and rights so that they can report in a safe and fearless environment. AJSC is based in Kabul and maintains a presence in every province of Afghanistan. AJSC has a board of advisors composed of well-known media workers and civil society activists. AJSC’s executive section has official representatives in eight regions of the country and an unofficial focal point in the remaining 26 provinces. This has enabled AJSC to establish representation throughout the country and provide media workers with necessary help when needed. AJSC provides a host of services for journalists, advocates for press freedom, and offers emergency assistance for journalists in need. Monitoring, verifying, documenting, and reporting threats and violence against journalists is also a key mandate of AJSC. A holistic approach to enhancing press freedom and the safety of journalists has been key to AJSC’s success.

Job Description:

Position Brief:

We are looking for a responsible Project Coordinator to administer and organize all types of projects, from simple activities to more complex plans. Project Coordinator responsibilities include working closely with our Project Manager to prepare comprehensive action plans, including resources, timeframes, and budgets for projects. You will perform various coordinating tasks, like schedule and risk management, along with administrative duties, like maintaining project documentation and handling financial queries. To succeed in this role, you should have excellent time management and communication skills, as you’ll collaborate with clients and internal teams to deliver results on deadlines. Ultimately, the Project Coordinator’s duties are to ensure that all projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet high-quality standards. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, passionate, and creative manager with professional experience and skills in project management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate project management activities, resources, equipment, and information
  • Break projects into doable actions and set timeframes
  • Liaise with clients to identify and define requirements, scope, and objectives
  • Assign tasks to internal teams and assist with schedule management
  • Make sure that client’s needs are met as projects evolve
  • Help prepare budgets
  • Analyze risks and opportunities
  • Oversee project procurement management
  • Monitor project progress and handle any issues that arise
  • Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to all participants
  • Work with the Project Manager to eliminate blockers
  • Use tools to monitor working hours, plans, and expenditures
  • Issue all appropriate legal paperwork (e.g. contracts and terms of agreement)
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans, and reports
  • Ensure standards and requirements are met by conducting quality assurance tests


Additional responsibilities

  • Assist the organization in the recruitment of new staff, processing procurement bidder’s evaluation, drafting of reports, and other administrative work that occasionally can happen during short deadlines.
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor as per relevant regulations and scope of AJSC

Organizational capacity

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to supervise teams in other locations
  • Experience in remote management
  • Self-starter while being a team player
  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities
  • Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner
  • Honest and conscientious
  • Dedicated with strong attention to detail
  • Pro-active approach and ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize clearly

Job Requirements:

Qualification and Experience:

  • Shall have at least a bachelor’s degree from a reputable institution in the relevant field;
  • Shall have at least 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Shall have the ability  to provide advice in developing AJSC’s functions and priorities;
  • Shall be able to plan, organize, lead, and monitor projects and activities;
  • Shall be fluent in communicating in English, Dari, and Pashto;
  • Shall be proficient in computer applications.

Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates, meeting the above requirements, shall submit a cover letter describing their interest and suitability for the position along with their Curriculum Vitae (CV) to: and no later than December 31, 2023, 23:59 AFT.

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