Country Director, Kabul

Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees

Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees, DACAAR, is looking for an experienced Country Director to efficiently lead the organisation towards its vision.


DACAAR is a Danish NGO with a strong Afghan identity and brand. It works for poverty reduction and assistance to Afghan returnees and internally displaced people. The organization is widely recognized as a leading NGO involved in the emergency responses and development of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan is facing of the most serious humanitarian crises in the country´s history. DACAAR’s focus is on those most at risk. Following its strategy DACAAR will build up its capacity to be present in all 34 provinces in the country, wherever there is a need.


You have a management experience of minimum 10 years at the strategic level, of which at least 5 abroad; managing and leading complicated international operations, preferably in the field of development assistance Programs. This includes experiences of fund raising, personnel management, human resource development and financial management.

You are extrovert with an active interest in leadership of large and complex operations and have excellent diplomacy and negotiation skills as well as proven adequate results in the field.

Terms of employment

  • DACAAR offers a 3-year contract with the possibility of extension up to a total of 5 years. There is a probation period of 3 months.
  • The salary follows DACAARs fixed salary scale and other terms of employment are negotiated individually and reflect that DACAAR is an NGO. The terms also reflect the relatively stressful working environment and includes an attractive R&R arrangement.
  • The Director refers to the Governing Board of DACAAR but is expected to liase with the Secretariat in Copenhagen on a regular basis.
  • Workplace is DACAAR HQ in Kabul, Afghanistan. Travel activity both within Afghanistan and to Europe should be expected.
  • Expected starting date: 1 January 2023


For more information read the jobprofile here

Application deadline is 25 September 2022.

Potential candidates for the position are welcome to contact Head of Secretariat Klaus Lokkegaard on telephone +45 2055 7978 or via e-mail: [email protected] or consultant at Mercuri Urval, Susanne Bentkjaer, +45 2125 2314, [email protected]

How to apply

All inquiries will be treated confidentially. If you find the job interesting, you can upload your letter of motivation and CV at Mercuri Urval here.