Human Resources Director, Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (AMELA), Kabul, Afghanistan

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Job Description

Human Resources Director,

Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (AMELA),

Kabul, Afghanistan

Project Summary:

The purpose of Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (AMELA) is to provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning support services/assistance to strengthen the implementation of USAID development programs in Afghanistan, and to build the technical M&E knowledge and skills of USAID/Afghanistan Mission staff and stakeholders. The services provided under AMELA will contribute to supporting USAID/Afghanistan as an effective development organization with strong learning and adaptive management processes.

**Please note: Only Afghan citizens are eligible for this position**

Position Summary:

The HR Director is responsible for the day-to-day human resources and administration activities for the AMELA project. The HR Director reports directly to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and works cooperatively with the other staff to contribute to the success of the project and to ensure smooth human resources, recruitment and administration of the project. Note that this is a full-time position based in Kabul, Afghanistan.


Human Resources

  • Oversee the day-to-day management of all activity personnel matters

  • Supervise HR/Administration Officer and provide training and mentoring on Personnel Manual, USAID rules and regulations, and local labor laws

  • Ensure all AMELA hiring, personnel benefits conform to MSI’s policies, USAID rules and regulations, and local labor laws

  • Work with head of departments and staff to convey HR policies and procedures and facilitate their implementation.

  • Ensure that employee files are properly maintained at site and all documentation is forwarded to the employee’s corporate file

  • Facilitate HR orientation to communicate and to maintain proper awareness of key issues regarding Workplace Violence, Performance Management, and any other HR specific topics

  • Oversee the performance management program in relation to ensuring that policies and procedures are being enforced on a regular basis and proper documentation is rendered

  • Handle all employee grievances and properly process them per policy

  • Address all benefit and other HR related items and serve as a liaison to DCOP to ensure each issue is taken care of in a timely manner

  • Conduct on-site/pre-departure Exit Interviews for all exiting staff

  • Assist DCOP/COP in executing staff performance appraisals and evaluations on time


  • Manage the AMELA recruitment processes in accordance with MSI’s recruitment manual and procedures

  • Ensure compliance and transparency in recruitment process

  • Lead the recruitment and interviewing processes including arranging/attending interview, verifying work-history, education documents and references

  • Ensure that local staff salary offers are in line with the NTA Guideline


  • Provide functional guidance for administrative support needs

  • Oversee stock management procedures to ensure practices are followed properly

  • Monitor the supply and prepare requisition requests for all office expendable clerical supplies

  • Maintain a system of “first-in/first-out” for all stored materials and supplies

  • Responsible for project training and meeting space reservations and coordination of all required

logistical support in consultation with project technical and administration staff

  • Ensure the adequate supply of office supplies, stationary, and other expendable items

  • Oversee and ensure that monthly supply stock reports are filed properly

  • Other duties as assigned by DCOP and/or COP


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required, Master’s degree preferred

  • A minimum of seven years of relevant experience with USAID project management, human resources, recruitment, logistics, and administration

  • Proficiency in USAID regulations and HR procedures and recruitment compliance

  • Intermediate level proficiency in MS Excel and other MS Office Suite programs

  • Demonstrated proactivity, attention to detail, working within deadlines, and ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Familiarity with local labor laws and advise management on legal aspects of personnel issues

  • Demonstrated leadership, management, organizational, and decision-making skills

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Dari, and Pashto languages required

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email with “Reasonable Accommodations” in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website,

About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

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