Senior Grant Consultant (HSS program)

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1061
Date Posted:Oct 6, 2018
Closing Date:Oct 18, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:0,96,90

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:

1. To improve access and increase the coverage of immunization and other essential health services particularly for the underserved population
2. To improve quality, effectiveness and utilization of health care and immunization services.
3. To improve the ability of MOPH to fulfil its stewardship responsibilities at all levels with a more focus on peripheral level

As per the approved proposal under the HSS3 grant a number of key activities/ interventions are being implemented by the MoPH through GCMU. The Senior Grant Consultant based in GCMU will be part of the team responsible for procurement of consultancy services and managing contracts for the assigned portfolios

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

7. Have an excellent knowledge of English (written, speaking, and understanding)
8. Have a good computer knowledge MS word, excel, power point.
9. Willingness to travel to targeted provinces and districts

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Undertaking the procurement of consultancy services of the HSS program activities referred to GCMU
2. Ensure NGO partner contract/grant compliance and project implementation in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract/grant.
3. Preparing announcement, RFPs (bid documents) and technical assistance in the process of short listing, proposals evaluation, cost analysis, negotiation, contract preparation and award grants as per selection methods.
4. Review the proposals in light of the Afghan procurement law and rules of procedures, MoPH policies, donor requirements, applicable regulations and technical guidelines.
5. Review reports of expression of interest’ short listings, proposals evaluation, technical and financial negotiations under the applicable laws and regulations.
6. Technical support to HSS unit in developing the terms of reference for the consultancy service projects and other relevant activities under HSS Program.
7. Review the technical reports of PHP contractors and provide constructive and timely feedback.
8. Establish appropriate monitoring and supervision and reporting system between GCMU, M&E and PHP contractors and relevant stakeholders.
9. Preparing any required contract modifications and obtaining any required approvals before their issue;
10. Coordination and interaction with the related stakeholders like; line ministries, MoPH departments at the central and provincial level, governmental authorities and community representatives.
11. Technical review the out puts and outcomes as per the milestone of the activities in line with MOPH/ HSS concept and TOR, as required.
12. Produce annual and ad-hoc reports of the grants, as required.
13. Keep proper record of correspondence and documents related to PHP contract management.
14. Any other related tasks to be assigned by line manager and head of unit relevant to his/her qualification and expertise agreed up on.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


1. To be a MD Doctor or equivalent from a recognized institution or/and MPH preferable
2. With at least 7 year experience of work with NGOs, UN agencies or Government institutions in Public Health. Including 2 years of experience in the relevant field of project management including technical reports preparation and reviews of the narrative reports. Or five years of experience with a Master’s degree in public health or equivalent.
3. Good knowledge and experience in health management and administration.
4. Knowledge and experiences of procurement for consultancy services is preferable.
5. Good communication skills to work and deal with MoPH NGOs UN agencies and other related people. Having the report writing skills and experience to write comments and review of narrative reports.
6. To be able to develop, revise and comment the health project budget.
7. Have an excellent knowledge of English (written, speaking, and understanding)
8. Have a good computer knowledge MS word, excel, power point.
9. Willingness to travel to targeted provinces and districts.

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