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About Save the Children:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

•             No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

•             All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

•             Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

SCI – Afghanistan

Save the Children has worked in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers

Job Description:

Job Purpose


Given the unstable and unpredictable security situation in all of Afghanistan it has been deemed essential that all SCI compounds and offices to be provided with around the clock protection.  This protection is to be in the form of unarmed guards whose function is to serve as a deterrent to intrusion and to raise an alarm and call for assistance in the event of an intrusion or any other threat to the health and well-being of SC staff and property.


With support from Safety and Security Officer, the Security guard will carry out the followings:




Key Accountabilities


Arrive on time
Review shift book with previous shift
Inspect materials and equipment
Verify deliveries
Control access by visitors

Ask for name, organization and purpose of visit
Check identification
Verify appointment
Clear/do not clear visitor
Inspect hand bags
Register information in Visitors Logbook
Issue visitor identification card
Escort visitor to Reception

Inspect any vehicles parked in compound
Ensure only authorized vehicles are parked in and near SC facility
Inspect lights, locks, doors, windows
Check generator (fuel, oil, battery, log book, maintenance schedule)
Inspect premises inside and outside on regular rounds
Report any suspicious activity to supervisor
Monitor VHF and HF radios, and satellite phone
Control access to after-hours visitors and staff members
Remain awake at all times]
Complete shift book
Hand over to next shift


Skills and Behaviours: SCI Values in Practice



Ensure that you work to the best of your ability and demonstrate high levels of commitment to SC Afghanistan in order to ensure the objectives of your role and the country programme are met.


Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace


Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure maximum protection for children


Lead, manage and motivate a team, ensuring that they have clear objectives and receive meaningful feedback on their performance.


Other duties as directed.

(Obviously this needs to only include duties that could be reasonably expected to be carried out by someone with the skills, experience and seniority associated with the job in question).


Job Requirements:


Being graduated from high school or at least secondary school being able to read and write local language. At least two years’ experience of working as security guard with INGOs. Physically fitted, energetic, active and healthy. Work under pressure and being able to work long hours.






Familiar with usage of communication equipment such as UHF, VHF.
Good personality and good communication skill. Preferably worked in police, military sector.
Free from all communicable diseases and in good general health without physical defects or abnormalities which would interfere with the performance of any guard duty.
Able to perform physical tasks associated with the guard duties to which he/she is assigned drug dependency and medication.
Shall not be dependent on alcohol or other drugs; if using prescribed medication, it shall not hinder the performance of assigned guard duties.




Basic level of reading, speaking and writing English.

Having valid driving licence.


Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by sending the below documents mentioning the position title and vacancy number (19-315) in the subject of their email before closing date 10 December 2019

* Letter of Interest and Update CV as a single document
* SCI application form:
Save the Children International provides an equal employment opportunity and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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