Senior officer for Community Base Nutrition program

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1172
Date Posted:Sep 16, 2018
Reference:Base Nutrition program
Closing Date:Sep 29, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:90

About Ministry of Public Health:

Founded: 2006

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) is tasked with a critical mandate; to deliver and promote sustainable and accessible health care services to the people of Afghanistan. Social and economic advancement can only be realized in a thriving and healthy society. The success of the MoPH is heavily driven in its ability to plan and use allocated resources effectively. Effective financial management is therefore critical for sustainable development and is the primary tool that translates the MoPH development strategies into noticeable outcomes or service delivery. Good governance and democratic accountability relies on transparent management of the MoPH budget. Therefore, ineffective financial management undermines the effectiveness and efficiency of development interventions and hinders the country’s progress towards improved and sustainable health care. MoPH finance directorate is going through a reform process and after reviewing the structure of finance directorates of other line ministries such as MRRD, MoE and MAIL, has proposed a new and standard structure that is approved by MoPH leadership, for this purpose MoPH needs a qualified staff as head of coordination and reporting unite, to take the responsibility of overall coordination and financial reporting of MoPH.

Job Summary:

The objective of this position is to ensure quality of CBNP activities through the process of implementation and scale up to the 34 provinces which may include but not limited to to ensure a high coverage and q technical support/guidance to implementing partners at national and sub national level

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Good planning and organizing skills

Good analytical and writing skills in English, Pashto and Dari

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Excellent facilitation with good knowledge of adult learning skills

Results driven

Duties & Responsibilities:

To establish, lead and organize the community based nutrition technical working group within the frame of MoPH-PND.

To ensure appropriate nutrition supply (community kits, facilitators kits, job aids, cooking demonstration kit, and equipment) chain management including ensuring end use. .

Monitoring and supportive supervision of nutrition community based nutrition activities and to ensure competencies at all levels for implementation.

Collaborate with AIM technical working group and HMIS to ensure complete, correct, consistent and comprehensive data is collected through established community based information system, timely analysis and used for evidence planning and programming

Ensure knowledge management and documentation of lessons learnt during CBNP implementation and keep abreast of relevant nutrition policies and guidelines and communicate necessary updates to all PND`s staff, PNOs and the NGOs focal points.

To participate in assessments and implementation research of the community based nutrition programed that include field travel in highly insecure provinces.

Partnership management with the MoPH-CBHC department and all stakeholders who are involved in the area of nutrition and community based activities.

Coordinate and participate in CBNP review meetings as well as relevant coordination meetings (CBHC, health promotion cluster, CAH meetings, meeting with BPHS and other relevant events in-side and out-side the country and to represent MoPH-PND.

Integration with other nutrition-specific programmers (IYCF, micronutrients, IMAM, nutrition SBCC activities adolescent and maternal nutrition etc.,) and nutrition sensitive programmers (WASH, Agriculture, MNCH) through AfSeN for strengthening all community based nutrition interventions.

Innovation on how to increase the coverage of community based nutrition activities including strengthening screening and referral mechanism, and additional components such as maternal nutrition, home fortification with micronutrient powder and early childhood development

Report of advocacy meeting or other activities related to CBNP with high level authorities, donors and implementing partners.

Prepare technical reports, presentation and other documents related to CBNP program.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


A medical doctor(MD) university or higher in nutrition, public health, nutrition epidemiology or other relevant health and nutrition related science field is required.


A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in nutrition public health , nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal, infant and young child nutrition at policy, national and field level

Knowledge and skills on participatory methodology and/or community nutrition approaches and/or social and behavior change and communication (SBCC) is an asset.

Language Proficiency:
Fluency in English is essential; Fluency in both local languages Pashto and Dari is an asset
Be able to work in all aspects of Ms. Office (Ms. Word, Ms. Excel, Ms. Power point and etc.), outlook and internet browsers

Job Keywords:

The objective of this position is to ensure quality of CBNP activities through the process of implementation and scale up to the 34 provinces which may include but not limited to to ensure a high coverage and q technical support/guidance to implementing
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