Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (MAIL)


Adapting Afghan Communities to Climate‑Induced Disaster Risks


Name of the Project:               Adapting Afghan Communities to Climate‑Induced Disaster Risks

Position:                                  Cleaner

Duty Station:                           Jowzjan and Ningarhar

Gender:                                   Male/Female

Nationality:                             Afghan

Period of Assignment:                        Project based (one year with the possibility of extension)

Grade:                                     NTA- H

Advertising Date:                    November 1, 2017     

Closing Date:                          November 7, 2017



Rural livelihoods in Afghanistan are threatened by the impacts of climate change, specifically those associated with climate-induced disasters. Total annual precipitation will decrease, with greater variety between seasons. This leads to increase in severity and frequency of climate-induced disasters such as flooding, drought, and landslides; resulting in loss of life, agriculture crops and livestock, and displacement of communities. Rural communities in Jawzjan and Nangarhar provinces have limited resources to invest in adaptation measures to reduce risks associated with these disasters.

The Adapting Afghan Communities to Climate-induced Disaster Risks project aims at promoting community-based and gender-sensitive adaptation to the impacts of climate change in the two provinces through implementation of activities under four complementary components: Firstly, the project will build capacities for decision-making on and implementation of gender-sensitive climate-induced disaster risk reduction measures. Secondly, community-based early warning systems will be established to improve monitoring and response to climate-induced disasters. The third component will introduce climate-resilient livelihood options within the target communities with focus on women, youth, and other marginalized groups; and construct climate-resilient habitats and shelters. Finally, the project will develop capacities of national and sub-national institutions to integrate climate change into development planning. The project is a joint intervention between MAIL and UNDP, and will be implemented by MAIL as part of the ministry’s Central Programme Office for Natural Resources Management (CPO-NRM).



The position of Cleaner exists to provide support to the office for the maintenance of the office. The jobholder must be able to efficiently clean offices; ensure a clean and safe environment according to scheduled requirements and to maintain a high degree of quality throughout each assigned area of responsibility. This position reports to the Admin/Logistic Officer. The job holder must be able to efficiently coordinate the cleaning activities of the office.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for cleaning the office area as well as its yard: vacuum carpets/wash floors on a daily basis, dust everyday all furniture and fixture so that same is kept clean; clean stairwells and all entrances on a daily basis; clean windows/doors and wash curtains as required, empty trash basket on a daily basis; wash used cups.
  • Ensure that the office toilets are cleaned daily and that adequate supplies are available, such items as toilet paper, water, soap, washing detergent etc.
  • Be responsible for the cleanliness and proper maintenance of the Conference Hall.
  • Keep supervisor informed regarding supplies needed on a timely basis.
  • Ensure adequate boiled / filtered water is available in your assigned area of work. Filters and kettles are regularly cleaned and fungus-free.
  • Daily inspect the proper functioning of electrical and plumbing fixtures and immediately bring to the attention of the supervisor any repairs, maintenance or replacements that are required.  Seek immediate replacement of tube lights and bulbs that are fused.
  • Report to supervisors any damage or items that need repair.
  • Prepare and serve refreshments to visitors and during meetings when/as required to do so.
  • Assist in arranging official functions.
  • Have the ability of cooking/preparing lunch for the staff.
  • Coordinate and keep contact to his/her same level staff at the ministry.
  • Assist in delivery of letters, requests letters and other papers to ministry departments.
  • These key tasks and responsibilities are subject to change.  Any changes will be made in consultation with the jobholder in consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.


Functional Competencies:

  • Previous experience in similar position;
  • Interested in shifts and long hours;
  • A very good understanding of hygiene
  • Has very good health condition and fitness


Experience and Skills Required:

  • 2+ Years of work experience in the relevant field
  • Ability to work well with others, individually and in groups.
  • Ability to work well in a cross-cultural environment


Qualifications required:

Candidates should be able to read and write. Any formal training related to the position will be an asset.


Language Requirement:

Fluency in both national language is required. Basic English speaking ability will be an asset.


Submission Guideline:

All interested applicants who meet the above mentioned qualifications, should apply online by sending their updated CV and Cover letter to: