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Eastern Regional Manager

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Activation Date: 08 Jun, 2021   Announced Date: 08 Jun, 2021   Expire Date: 17 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Nangarhar
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Salary and conditions will be in accordance with A
Vacancy Number: ERM021
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Jalalabad
Organization: ACBAR
Years of Experience: 8 years
Contract Duration: Initial contract through 31 December 2021, which is renewable depending on funding and performance
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Minimum Bachelor’s degree . Master’s degree is preferred
Close date: 17 Jun, 2021

About ACBAR:

The Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development, ACBAR, is an independent forum founded in 1988 in response to the demand from NGOs working with Afghan refugees in Pakistan and across the border in Afghanistan to coordinate assistance and delivery of services more efficiently. With its main office in Kabul since 2002, ACBAR brings together 164 National and International NGOs working in in all sectors of humanitarian assistance and development in Afghanistan. Its activities focus heavily on information to its members and the aid community in general, coordination of activities at the national and regional levels, and advocacy on issues affecting the work of its members in Afghanistan. ACBAR has a mission to provide an efficient platform for members to carry out effective humanitarian, development, and peace building activities in Afghanistan. The members are the drive behind ACBAR, and their active participation is essential to ACBAR’s continued dynamism. For more information, please visit: www.acbar.org


Job Description:


The East Regional Manager based in Nangarhar-Jalalabad (ERM), and reporting to the Deputy Director, will ensure effective and efficient coordination, advocacy, and communication regarding ACBAR members’ activities at the regional level in eastern Afghanistan (i.g., Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, and Nuristan provinces). The ERM will play a key role in contributing to and implementing ACBAR strategies in the northern region and representing ACBAR and its members with Government of Afghanistan ministry department representatives to resolve member challenges. The ERM is a member of the Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT) and will ensure timely and appropriate communication with relevant staff members regarding all issues related to the eastern region – working to resolve any differences and prioritize time-sensitive tasks. The below responsibilities are not exhaustive; other tasks may be required according to changing operational and contextual needs.


  • Line manages the Coordination Assistant. Manage regional office expenses according to ACBAR finance compliance requirements.
  • Represent ACBAR and ACBAR members to the relevant line ministry departments, including but not limited to, the Departments of Labor and Social Affairs and the Departments of Economy, to resolve overarching member concerns and challenges.
  • Guarantee that ACBAR’S mandate, values, and policies are reflected throughout all operations and activities (e.g. Code of Conduct, PSEA, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Fraud, and Security) in the region.
  • Ensure that ACBAR’s accountability obligations are delegated and carried out in accordance with ACBAR protocols. Report any violations of ACBAR’s policies and protocols through its reporting mechanism(s).
  • Serve as a member of the Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT).
  • Any other relevant duties as agreed with the supervisor.


  • Build and maintain constructive relations, work with, and represent ACBAR members at key regional fora with the UN, Government of Afghanistan, other civil society coordinating bodies, and external actors. 
  • Liaise with regional government officials, including representation on behalf of ACBAR members regarding members’ issues that affect their ability to implement their activities efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensure implementation of advocacy and communications functions at the regional level in close coordination with the Advocacy and Communications Manager.
  • Working with program staffs, facilitate the training and capacity sharing/professionalization programs at the regional level that support ACBAR members and the wider civil society.
  • Follow-up on regional implementation of ACBAR’s strategic plan along with senior managers; develop action plans.


  • Working with the Advisory Board, ensure regular monthly information and coordination meetings at the regional level, with identified action points.
  • Regularly update regional members on issues of key relevance.
  • Cooperate closely with northern region external stakeholders; facilitate information sharing between these external stakeholders and members.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, development studies, or other relevant field of study. Master’s degree is preferred.
Minimum of eight (8) years of administrative and/or coordination experience in development/humanitarian interventions with progressively more responsible positions. Five years of that experience with NGOs preferred.
Ability to think strategically, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a complex and challenging environment; must be culturally sensitive.
Documented track record of successful problem solving for NGOs not only internally but also with donors and Government of Afghanistan counterparts.
Exhibit a strong work ethic with a high degree of flexibility with respect to working hours; ability to effectively plan and manage own time.
Excellent writing and verbal skills in English and Dari/Pashto for reports and communications documents.
Knowledge of basic humanitarian principles and NGO values.
Able to work under pressure and in difficult security conditions.

Outstanding networking and interpersonal skills with different cultures; ability to coordinate with diverse stakeholders.
Ability to mentor/coach and train junior staffs is an advantage.


This position is open only to candidates authorized to work in Afghanistan as national staffs. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. ACBAR strongly encourages applications from qualified women.





Start Date:      Preferably 1st July 2021, or before

 Location: Jalababd Nangarhar province, with frequent travel to the provinces in the northern region (security permitting). All ACBAR staffs must abide by all safety and security protocols.

Contract: Initial contract through 31 December 2021, which is renewable depending on funding and performance. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with ACBAR salary scale.


Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience may submit their current CV and cover letter detailing their motivation to apply and why they are best suited for the position.

Please submit your application (i.e., cover letter and CV), both in English, to [email protected], with Eastern Regional Manager in the subject line no later than 17 June 2021. Please do not submit any written recommendations or training certificates as part of your application. Any CV-only applications or applications emailed directly to individual ACBAR staffs will not be considered.

Because applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and this position may be filled prior to the closing date, please send submissions as soon as possible. 

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact [email protected]



Submission Email:

[email protected]

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