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P&O Technician/Bench Worker (Category III)

Mazar (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: SCA - Swedish Committee for Afghanistan
  • Location: Mazar (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-23

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Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) invites all qualified candidates to apply for the following position. SCA actively promotes and encourages Women and People with Disabilities to apply

Title of Position:

P&O Technician/Bench Worker (Category III)

Job Number:

HRM/MRMO 36-20

Duty Station:

Mazar Regional Management Office (MRMO)

Number of Positions:

One (Male/Female)


The position is Open-Ended


Salary and Benefits are according to Internal SCA salary scale                                         

Non-monetary Benefits for Women:

Transportation close to residence and work, child nursery at workplace, safe travel facilities and companion to field trips, female association membership, trainings and capacity building

Announcement Date:

02-December 2020

Closing Date:

15-December 2020

SCA Background:

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been working in Afghanistan since 1982, presently managing development Programmes concerning Health, Education, Rural Livelihoods and Community Governance, with a total annual budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,500. During the last 10 years SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development. SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities and experience without regard to age (18-65 years), ethnicity, religion, marital status, gender, or physical disability.

Scope of work:

Prosthetic & Orthotic Technician/Bench Worker (Category III), in direct assistance to the prosthetist/ orthotist or orthopaedic technologist, fabricates and assembles prosthetic/orthotic devices and takes part in their maintenance, repair and replacement. He/she will be responsible for the economic use of tools and materials and may have management supervision and training duties assigned to him/her. The technician/bench worker is not involved in direct prosthetics/orthotics service to the user.

Qualifications & Requirements:

12-grade school education with 2 years formal Prosthetics & Orthotics training or 4 years On-the-job.

4 years’ relevant to Prosthetics & Orthotics experience, especially within an NGO, UN agencies or similar organization.

Fluency in Dari and/or Pashto, both written and spoken.

Interpersonal and communication skills.

Team worker, analytical, and troubleshooting skills

Ability and willingness to travel to the project sites within Afghanistan and adjust to SCA environment.

Honest, proactive and well mannered.

To be Afghan National.

Shows strong commitment to respect the rights of people with disabilities and to supporting them to achieve their goals

Main Responsibilities:

Supervisory Tasks:

Supervises the activity to be performed by supporting staff working at workshops.

Technical Tasks:

Fabricates and assembles prosthetic/orthotic devices, including component parts, sockets, suspension systems to be designed by the Category I or Category II professionals.

Performs bench alignment of the device to the specifications of the Category I or Category II personnel.

As direct or assists the Category I or Category II personnel in fitting and aligning activities with patients/users.

As directed performs finishing operations on prostheses and orthoses, including the use of alignment transfer tools and equipment.

Reports any pertinent information regarding the device to the prosthetist/orthotist.

Takes part in follow-up procedures in respect of maintenance, repair and replacement of the appliance.

responsible for the care and economical use of laboratory materials, equipment and tools.

Training Tasks:

Supervise and take part in the training of individuals in Category III (technicians/bench workers) and provide hands on support when required

Take part in and contribute to the process of continuing professional development.

Keeps abreast of new developments in materials, tools, equipment and processes, which apply, to his duties in the laboratory.

Tasks of inter organizational relation:

Promote gender equality, non-discrimination with regard to ethnic, political and religious background

Application Procedures:

Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience.

To apply online please send your application / CV to               

Subject line must be: (P&O Technician/Bench Worker (Category III)) HRM / MRMO 36-20) otherwise your application may not have considered.      

Candidates may also submit applications by letter (hard copy) directly to the SCA HRM Unit in either Kabul, Ghazni, Kunduz, Wardak, Taloqan, Mazar-e-Sharif, Laghman or Jalalabad.

Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for interview.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.

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