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5 Year
Bachelor Degree

Brief Details Welfare Officer Job at UNV – UNAMA in Afghanistan:

  • Description of assignment title: Welfare Officer
  • Assignment country: Afghanistan
  • Expected start date: 01/07/2023
  • Sustainable Development Goal: 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
  • Volunteer category: International UN Volunteer Specialist
  • DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No
  • Host entity: UNAMA
  • Type: Onsite
  • Duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension)
  • Number of assignments: 1
  • Duty stations: Kabul
  • Age: 27 – 80
  • Nationality: Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

About UNAMA:

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan of UNAMA is a UN Special Political Mission tasked with assisting the people of Afghanistan. UNAMA was established on 28 March 2002 by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1401.

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Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Establish, administer, and manage welfare activities in full compliance with the UN rules and regulations;
  • Develop welfare and recreation programmes in accordance with SOP/DPKO guidelines and implementation of welfare activities in the Mission;
  • Work with the Staff Counselling and Welfare team to make improvements in the working
    environment and improve the moral and team spirit of UNAMA personnel.
  • Develop an Annual Welfare Work Plan/Budget with clearly defined goals, actions, and criteria to evaluate performance.
  • Provide financial accountabilities for all funds received, held or disbursed for welfare activities, and be accountable as well for all facilities or other property received or under his/her control for implementing welfare and recreation activities;
  • Ensure that all Mission components benefit from welfare and recreation activities and facilities, including surveys, and conduct analysis of information and data from mission personnel;
  • Keep record of all equipment, material and furniture purchased by welfare funds;
  • Supervise recreation activities, restaurant catering and welfare work according with UN rules and regulation;
  • Inspect and maintain all premises and equipment used by personnel, under strict quality control;
  • Arrange for quarterly meetings of the Welfare and Recreation Committee. Prepare the minutes of the different meetings.
  • Ensure gym, restaurants, and other welfare facilities are running accordingly and with the appropriate services maintenance;
  • Support in the management of funds generated from contractor’s contributions to UNAMA and allocate/utilize in accordance with guidance from the Welfare Committee;
  • Arrange for quarterly meetings of the Welfare and Recreation Committee.
  • Identify contractual arrangements required to support staff welfare, particularly the provision of catering services and manage the performance of these contracts following implementation by the Procurement Section;
  • Establishment or organization of recreational activities such as welfare movie nights, quiz nights, DJ nights, purchase of gym and sport equipment.
  • Develop a content for Welfare bulletin where UN personnel can properly follow up the upcoming events;
  • Provide information about welfare activities through proper advertising and promotion of the recreational activities;
  • Organize weekly events such as Happy Hour and special events at the occasion of UN International Days;
  • Establish liaison within UN Missions and other Agencies regarding recreation activities and counselling officers;
  • Creatively develop new ideas and plan of welfare and recreational activities to ensure that activities respect local culture/traditions.
  • Work closely with the Regional Area Officers (RAOs) and regional welfare and recreational committees to organize events and activities.
  • Maintain welfare administrative files and official records.
  • Conduct staff surveys on welfare and recreation to ascertain that the work plan and programme accurately reflects the staff needs.
  • In support of the Staff Counselling and Welfare Unit and as may be required to back up staff during leave/crisis situations, as required.

Required Skills, Education and Experience:

Required experience:

  • 5 years of experience in 5 years’ experience in social assistance, management/ business administration/psychology and operation of welfare and recreational activities to support staff working in difficult environments;
  • Previous experience in welfare matters, event management or logistics required or financial management skills;
  • Logistic Operational and Contract Management skills.

Area(s) of expertise:

  • Administration, Logistics and Inventory, Communication
  • Driving license


  • English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Social Assistance, Logistics, Business Administration, Event Management, Psychology, or similar field.


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