Associate Director, Training & Facility Support (NHTAP Project)

  FHI360/ NHTAP Project
Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 582
Date Posted:Nov 7, 2019
Closing Date:Nov 30, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:8 - 10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About FHI360/ NHTAP Project:


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Associate Director, Training & Facility Support (NHTAP project).

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director, Training & Facility Support for an anticipated multiyear USAID National Health Technical Assistance Program (NHTAP) in Afghanistan. The activity aims to improve health outcomes through improved utilization of high-impact, sustainable, accessible, and quality health and nutrition services across Afghanistan. The program will enhance the Afghan Ministry of Public Health’s capacity to support the health systems and policies required to provide high-quality services across Afghanistan and ultimately improve health outcomes among Afghans nationally.

Job Summary:

The Associate Director, Training & Facility Support will be an FHI 360 employee working and placed at the NHTAP office in Kabul. Under the guidance of the Technical Director, the Associate Director, Training & Facility Support will lead and manage coordination, mentor ship, and implementation of health facility-based training and technical assistance activities across EPHS and BPHS partners and also monitor consortium partner supportive supervision quality and provide focused technical assistance as needed to EPHS, BPHS and consortium partner teams. 

Skills Required:

health managementMicrosoft Office SkillsAnalyzing DataProblems Solving SkillResearch Strong Communication Skills Team Working skills

Skills Description:

  1. Experience in designing and implementing in health projects that include strong clinical training components is required; experience in maternal and child health programming strongly preferred.
  2. Experience in providing technical assistance to project/government staff working on primary health care projects desired.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.
  4. Able to analyze and interpret data, identify errors, and prepare reports.
  5. Able to problem solve and develop and implement corrective action as needed.
  6. Familiarity with implementation science and application of program evidence to providing guided technical assistance and mentor ship.
  7. Familiarity with research and appropriate methodologies for health program evaluation.
  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Dari, and Pashto.
  9. Qualified female candidates particularly encouraged to apply.
  10. Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team unit. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Direct all health facility-based activities in close coordination with the Technical Director.
  2. Support the NHTAP project to develop and implement facility-based technical assistance activities in all phases of the project and helps develop, maintain, and follow the milestones set in the work plan for facility-based activities.
  3. Support the development and advancement of activities and systems framework to support provision of high-quality facility-based health services.
  4. Responsible for sharing best practices of facility-based reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, nutrition, and infectious diseases care to contribute to the knowledge base.
  5. Responsible for participating in policy and strategy for facility-based primary care through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel and through participation in scientific forums and technical networks.
  6. Manage the development and review of health facility service and human resources for health strategies, tools and technical resource materials (e.g., training materials, operations and mentor ship plans, strategic documents, job aids) in collaboration with key stakeholders to support meeting NHTAP project objectives.
  7. Ensure high level technical assistance is provided to public sector partners and work with MoPH and BPHS partners to develop/revise relevant facility-based provider training and mentor ship strategies, integrate evidence-based practices, and participate in capacity development of provincial health departments and BPHS partners to conduct high quality training, implementation, and supportive supervision.
  8. Lead and ensure the process through which health facility-based interventions and materials are pre-tested, proven effective and used efficiently and by the correct target group.
  9. Collaborate with other technical specialists and stakeholders beyond the project to ensure coordination of training and mentor ship materials and strategies and avoid gaps and overlaps.
  10. Provide the needed field support to ensure facility based training and care activities are implemented with quality and fidelity by the subcontractors.
  11. Ensure harmonization with central and provincial government and BPHS partners for facility-based training and care activities and track assignment completion and hand-over of responsibility as capacity is built.
  12. Work closely with private sector actors and professional organizations to engage them in training and mentor ship activities anticipated by the project.
  13. Supervise capacity-building of partners and subcontractors for training, mentor ship, and supportive supervision.
  14. Work closely with other clinical teams of the NHTAP project to ensure proper dissemination of high-impact care interventions and technical assistance approaches through the available and new platforms.
  15. Carry out other technical (i.e. field operational plan and oversight for training activity implementation, modification of action planning, etc.) program or senior managerial tasks as assigned by the Technical Director.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


  1. Master’s or doctoral degree in public health, health policy, or a related field; a medical doctor or midwife is preferred.
  2. 8 - 10 years of experience in relevant field.
  3. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a supervisory or management position. 

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