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Health and Nutrition Program Manager

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Activation Date: 24 May, 2021   Announced Date: 23 May, 2021   Expire Date: 29 May, 2021

Job Location: Daikondi
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care, Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per company salary scale
Vacancy Number: AAH/AFG-2021-035
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Daikondi
Organization: Action against Hunger
Years of Experience: 3 Years
Contract Duration: 12 Months with possibility of extension
Gender: Male/Female
Education: bachelor’s degree in Medicine or Public Health.
Close date: 29 May, 2021

About Action against Hunger :

Action Against Hunger (AAH) is a Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) that was create in France in 1979. Action Against Hunger has been active in Afghanistan in the medical, nutrition, food security, and water and sanitation fields since 1995.

Job Description:

Purpose of this position

The main purpose of the Program Manager role is to supervise, monitor, and coordinate the Mobile Health activities and team.

The main objective for this project is: Respond effectively to acute needs of drought and/or conflict affected most vulnerable populations through Rapid Response Emergency Nutrition and Health Teams

The main activities for this project are:

1. Selection of deployment locations in coordination with the Nutrition, Health and Protection Clusters

2.  Pre-Deployment Assessment (PDA)

3. Preparedness and deployment of Rapid Response Emergency Nutrition and Health teams

4. Provision of IMAM services to children under 5 years old and PLW

5. Provision of treatment of common illnesses amongst under 5 years boys and girls

6. Caregivers and PLWs with children U2 receiving IYCF counselling and care practices activities

7. Provision of sexual and reproductive health services including family planning services for women in reproductive age, ANC/PNC consultations for PLW and referral of pregnant women to hospital for safe delivery


Major responsibilities

Project Implementation

Responsible for the planning, implementing, and supervision of all project activities 
Ensure timely implementation of the planned activities as per MoPH guidelines
Monitor implementation of activities and conduct regular visits to the project site
Coordinate with local authorities and school authorities to ensure the smooth implementation of activities
Provide technical support to the team
Conduct supportive supervision and provide on the job training in the field
Regular technical follow-ups and evaluations in the field
Identify and anticipate problems or constraints during the project implementation and propose solutions or improvements for better performance
Coordinate with relevant Technical departments to ensure project activities are in line with ACFs technical guidelines
Participate at nutrition and health coordination meetings with partners at provincial level (NGOs, MoPH, BPHS, UN).
Communicate with Flying Field Manager on the implementation of activities to highlight challenges and ways forward
Respect Action Against Hunger (AAH) charter and perform any other related duties as required



Ensure that recruitment of all project positions is done in a timely manner
Prepare training and capacity building plan for the project staff and share in advance with relevant departments
Carry out appraisals of all project staff before the end of the project implementation
Communicate internal grievances between project staff to Flying Field Coordinator and HR department



Prepare the Procurement Plan in collaboration with the Logistics department
Anticipate and raise all procurement requests related to the project activities
Coordinate with the Logistics department to follow-up on the deliveries of requested items
Regularly assess the medical and nutrition supply need for the implementation of the project activities and make timely request to the mission pharmacist.
Ensure donor’s guidelines are respected in regards to items procurements


Forecast expenses for all project-related budget lines
Track expenses on a monthly basis and monitor remaining budget through the use of the Budget Follow-Up
Highlight issues with budget with Flying Field Coordinator and Finance department
Ensure donor’s guidelines are respected in regards to financial expenses


Develop Activity Progress Report (APR) tool and ensure validation by Technical Heads of Department and Flying Field Manager
Provide a monthly narrative and quantitative update of project activities through the APR
Share weekly updated Sit-Rep with Flying Field Manager and Flying Field Coordinator
Draft donor reports and share with Flying Field Manager in a timely manner
Ensure that all reports are prepared following donor’s guidelines, and respecting donor’s deadlines


Coordinate with Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment and Learning (MEAL) department to develop and finalize project monitoring plan.
Ensure beneficiaries are aware of AAH’s complaints and response mechanisms and that these are accessible to targeted beneficiaries and communities
Support the MEAL department to ensure that all beneficiaries’ complaints are addressed
Integrate MEAL recommendations into project implementation
Organize a kick-off and a close-out meetings, as well as a mid-term lessons learnt workshop



Share the movement plan with security focal points on weekly basis
Respect security movement plan
Inform his/her line manager about any security incident in a timely manner

Job Requirements:

Qualification/level of study:

Has graduated from a recognized university with at least a bachelor’s degree  in Medicine or Public Health.
Master’s degree in Public Health or Project Management is preferred.


At least three years’ experience working at a senior level position with an international NGO or UN organization in Health and Nutrition WASH. Knowledge on Food Security, WASH and Protection sectors is a plus.
Five years of experience in team management and supervision
Proven experience in team management
Experience working in Emergency contexts, BPHS projects and Health and Nutrition programming.

Skills required:

Fluency in English language both spoken and written
Fluency in local language, Pashto and Dari (spoken & written)
Advanced Computer Skills (MS. Word, Ms. Excel, outlook)  
Good skills in reporting
Good organizational skills
Have good skills in team leading and command
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with team members
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with local authority and the community members
Ability to coordinate with other departments within the organization (technical and support departments)

Submission Guideline:

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (with three Referees) indicating the vacancy announcement reference to the address: Human Resources Department office or can also be emailed to:

[email protected] no later 29 of May-2021.

Interested and 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.

In the e-mail subject line, please put job title & vacancy number of the position you are applying for, otherwise your applications will not be screened.

Do not submit academic certificates with the application. These can be requested if the candidate is selected.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the written test/interview.

Action Against Hunger is an equal opportunity employer.


Action against Hunger is committed to the prevention of risks related to abuse, sexual exploitation and the promotion of gender equality and its diversity. The mission Afghanistan encourages the application of the women / men / disabled workers / Senior / others>. Action against Hunger’s recruitment process is free of charge, no compensation of any form shall be requested from a candidate. It reflects the major policies and its charter through its professionalism and impartiality. If you observe behavior in opposition to these values during this process, please report it to the appropriate teams.

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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