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Nutrition Deputy Program Manager



Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was created in France in 1979. ACF has been active in Afghanistan in the medical, nutrition, food security, water and sanitation and Mental Health fields since 1995.

Job Summary

To establish, scale up and strengthen IMAM program within health facilities and communities in Kabul city

Job Details

Date Posted: 06 Nov 2017 Reference: ACF-2017-01
Closing Date: 15 Nov 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Health/Medical Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 60511 to 60511 AFG
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 5 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 2 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Mission 1: Manage the implementation of all activities and ensure the quality of health/nutrition is maintained at HFs.
 Ensure quality IMAM services are implemented within the project catchment area.
 On a regular basis monitor, supervise and follow-up nutrition and health activities implemented at HFs.
 Provide essential mechanisms to ensure adherence to standard protocols (i.e. ACF, National/ international standards) within the different nutrition interventions.
 Ensure enter of data in the DBs and monitor the program data
 Ensure that each team has the appropriate tools
 Ensure that other essential complementary activities are well mainstreamed within the major nutrition interventions i.e. positive care practices are promoted; health education is integrated within SAM & MAM and PLW services at Health facilities.
 Liaise with support department with anticipation to ensure proper implementation of the project.
 Support community health structure in streamlining nutrition screening and nutrition education including IYCF promotion.
 In coordination with PM and health facility leadership, monitor and supervise project staff in day to day implementation of health and nutrition activities at health facility with detail focus on existing protocols.
 Ensure that other essential complementary activities are well mainstreamed within the major nutrition interventions i.e. positive care practices are promoted; health education is administered within OTP and other HF levels; and also during the implementation of the mobile team activities.
 Liaise with support department with anticipation to ensure proper implementation of the project.
 Organize regular meeting with communities and local authorities for better collaboration and accountability
 Planning the intervention among the Kabul city communities jointly with elders and Shuras
 Plan the training for mothers on Mother MUAC and sensitizations on nutrition, health and hygiene
 Provide regular feedback on the field activities to the line manager

Mission 2: Human resource management and administration
 Participate in determining staffing needs and in carrying out recruitment process as per established HR policies.
 Carry out performance appraisals, supportive supervision and motivation of staff under him/her.
 Identify training needs of the nutrition staff, prepare and facilitate/ execute the trainings both theoretical and on the job as required.

Mission 3: To ensure appropriate collaboration with the implementing partner
 Participate actively in defining the working relationship between ACF and relevant partners.
 Establish and uphold a cordial working relationship between ACF and relevant partners
 Support the PM to share project progress reports with the DoPH and relevant partners

Mission 4: To participate in internal/external coordination and ensure timely reporting on programmes.
 Ensure constant M & E of the nutrition program.
 Prepare , monthly report and contribute to donor and other project reports as requested by the line manager
 As assigned by line manager, represent ACF in meetings and thematic forums related to nutrition and health at field level.
 Participate in technical meetings with the technical staff as well as general ACF meetings.


- Good computer skill
- Good team management and positive attitude
- Good organization, planning and reporting skills
- Autonomous


- Medical Doctor
- A minimum of 5 years of experiences in the field of health and nutrition, especially on IMAM program
- Good organization, planning and reporting skills
- Autonomous
- Fluent English in speaking and writing

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree, Health/Medical

Submission Guideline

Please send your CV and application letter to Human Resources Department,
(1) Shar e Naw, Herate Mosque Street, House , KABUL
Please mention the position title in your email subject line otherwise it will be rejected
We thank all the applicants for their interest, however; only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

If you do not receive a reply to your application within 2 months, your file has not been shortlisted. We would also like to draw your attention to the fact that, because we receive a very large number of applications, only those candidates selected for interviews will receive an explanation as to why their applications were ultimately unsuccessful upon request.

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