Chief of Party - USAID Recycling Plant Value Chain for Afghanistan

Šafaříkova 635/24, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic · Afghanistan


Country: Afghanistan

Job Title: Chief of Party

Starting date: June 2019

Contract Length: 12 months with possibility of extension

Exact Job Location: Mazar-e-Sharif, with travel to Kabul and operational areas based on security clearance

Reports To: Country Director

Organisation context

People in Need (PIN) is a Czech NGO that provides relief and development assistant in 22 countries around the world. In Afghanistan, PIN has been responding to humanitarian needs and implementing development programs since 2001. PIN has established presence in 7 provinces in Afghanistan with approximately 140 staff. PIN implements projects focused on agriculture, women’s economic empowerment, social integration, and humanitarian response.

PIN has a long-term strategic commitment to contribute to the alleviation of suffering caused by extreme poverty and both natural and man-made disasters in Afghanistan, by providing neutral and impartial relief and assistance, regardless of the prevailing national and international dynamics. PIN supports community-based approaches and maintains considerable field presence in Afghanistan. This approach is a core part of PIN, in order to ensure that our programming remains relevant and appropriate, and field exposure will form an important component of the work of all international staff.

Project Description:

In order to address the lack of sustainable job opportunities and revenue granting initiatives as well as to tackle the solid waste management problems, PIN is launching a four-year project titled “Recycling Plant Value Chain in Northern Afghanistan for Sustainable Jobs Creation Program”. The project is implemented in Mazar-e Sharif and Northern provinces of Afghanistan (Balkh, Samangan, Jawzjan, Sar-e-Pul, Baghlan, Faryab) and is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The aim of the project is establishing a commercially viable plastic recycling value chain, creating sustainable job opportunities for at least 1860 individuals. The project expects the following outcomes:

  1. Providing employment at 30 established/ newly created solid waste Collection Hubs
  2. Identification of vulnerable youth, IDPs, women and other marginalized groups which can be a part of the project within the value chain.
  3. Establishing a Recycling Plant, producing recycled plastic pellets, providing jobs at the Recycling Plant
  4. Establishing 60 Business Hubs which will purchase the plastic pellets for further processing into final products, tailor-made to individual needs, thus creating more jobs

Job overview:

The job holder, under the direct supervision of the Country Director is primarily responsible for overseeing the implementation and programmatic quality of the project. This includes detailed planning and coordination of activities related to the program and its outcomes, working closely with the in-country and HQ senior management team, specialists and consultants dedicated for the project, and support departments, liaising with the USAID focal points in Kabul, providing timely reports and updates on progress. The Chief of Party is responsible for strategic development of the project and represents the projects towards external stakeholders and potential business partners.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Project Management

Human Resource Management


Representation & Communications & Networking

Documentation and Learning

Requirements for Applicants:

Education and Experience:


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