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MHCP Deputy Program Manager

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Activation Date: 30 May, 2021   Announced Date: 30 May, 2021   Expire Date: 05 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Daikondi
Nationality: National
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per company salary scale
Vacancy Number: AAH/AFG-2021-061
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Daikondi
Organization: Action against Hunger
Years of Experience: 2 Years
Contract Duration: 12 Months with possibility of extension
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor`s degree in psychology, psychosocial services, MD and care practice or related field
Close date: 05 Jun, 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:

Objective 1: Participate in implementing psychosocial care practice integrated with nutrition and health intervention implemented for in patient and out patient centres for malnutrition:

Supervise and support the identification of psychosocial care needs of  the mothers and care takers in the inpatient and outpatient health facilities
Coordinate the child stimulation activities and facilitate mother and child interactions, attachments and relationships
Participate in real time evaluations of program implementation
Work closely with the health and nutrition staff
Organize and direct sessions on breast-feeding practices or on child development 

 

Objective 2: Formal training and on the job support implemented for health facility staff and family health action groups

Assess the capacity or potential of psychosocial services within targeted health facilities, and contribute to improving  these psychosocial services in the health facilities with formal on site training regarding care practises including diffusion of Infant and Young Children Feeding messages
Supervise the creation of child and mother friendly spaces within mobile clinics and health facilities;

Objective 3: Support hygiene promotion implementation plan  

Actively lead at field level in the development of training manuals, actively creating opportunities for participation of community key focal points
Participate in the successful promotion of hygiene promotion trainings and the development of information, education and communication materials for men and women
Support MHCP key indicators within WASH monitoring and evaluations
Suggest, develop  IEC materials according to the program needs

 

Objective 4: Contribute to the follow up of the beneficiaries’ care practices:

Support the identification of the beneficiaries and attendants who need specialised attention (unusual behaviour, aggressiveness, isolation, food refusal, etc.);
Ensure that these persons are given support through interviews, individual counselling and by referring them to the medical team in sensitive situations;
Inform the supervisor or psychologist of any information or observations made following an educational activity session.

Objective 5: Contribute to data management of care practices:

Keep the files concerning MHCP activities up to date
Synthesis and analysis of assessment and monitoring data as required
Feedback any information related to an identified programme development
To provide feedback on the daily data collection and openly with team address promptly and effectively any issues or problems where possible

 

Objective 6: Reporting and representation

Produce weekly and monthly activity progress report and share with PM
Develop the activity report and share with PM
Contribute in donor reporting by proving related data, information to senior management
Support PM to develop monthly progress report for government authorities
Represent ACF and present the MHCP activities to internal external stakeholders as per need
To support PM for developing capitalization reports

Job Requirements:

Background/qualifications

Diploma or Bachelor`s degree in psychology, psychosocial services (preferred), MD and care practice or related field from reputed university
Strong experience in and familiarity with mental health and psychosocial support in Afghanistan and/or emergency   
Minimum 2 years’ of experience in NGOs including 1 year in related field
Good organization, planning and reporting skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skill  
Good team interaction and positive attitude
Fluent English in speaking and writing
Familiar with word, excel, Skype and email

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 5 of June-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.

Note:

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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