Emergency Health & Nutrition Rapid Response Program Manager

Bachelor's Degree   Multi City Full Time 676
Date Posted:Dec 3, 2019
Closing Date:Dec 18, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme,Health/Medical,Management,Monitoring and Evaluation
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:5 - 6 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English



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:

The main purpose of the Program Manager role is to supervise, monitor, and coordinate the Mobile Health activities and team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Project Implementation

·        Responsible for the planning, implementing, and supervision of all project activities 

·        Ensure timely implementation of the planned activities as per MoPH guidelines

·        Monitor implementation of activities and conduct regular visits to the project site

·        Coordinate with local authorities and school authorities to ensure the smooth implementation of activities

·        Provide technical support to the team

·        Conduct supportive supervision and provide on the job training in the field

·        Regular technical follow-ups and evaluations in the field

·        Identify and anticipate problems or constraints during the project implementation and propose solutions or improvements for better performance

·        Coordinate with relevant Technical departments to ensure project activities are in line with ACFs technical guidelines

  • Participate at nutrition and health coordination meetings with partners at provincial level (NGOs, MoPH, BPHS, UN).

·        Communicate with Flying Field Manager on the implementation of activities to highlight challenges and ways forward

·        Respect Action Against Hunger (AAH) charter and perform any other related duties as required


·        Ensure that recruitment of all project positions is done in a timely manner

·        Prepare training and capacity building plan for the project staff and share in advance with relevant departments

·        Carry out appraisals of all project staff before the end of the project implementation

·        Communicate internal grievances between project staff to Flying Field Coordinator and HR department


·        Prepare the Procurement Plan in collaboration with the Logistics department

·        Anticipate and raise all procurement requests related to the project activities

·        Coordinate with the Logistics department to follow-up on the deliveries of requested items

·        Regularly assess the medical and nutrition supply need for the implementation of the project activities and make timely request to the mission pharmacist.

·        Ensure donor’s guidelines are respected in regards to items procurements


·        Forecast expenses for all project-related budget lines

·        Track expenses on a monthly basis and monitor remaining budget through the use of the Budget Follow-Up

·        Highlight issues with budget with Flying Field Coordinator and Finance department

·        Ensure donor’s guidelines are respected in regards to financial expenses


·        Develop Activity Progress Report (APR) tool and ensure validation by Technical Heads of Department and Flying Field Manager

·        Provide a monthly narrative and quantitative update of project activities through the APR

·        Share weekly updated Sit-Rep with Flying Field Manager and Flying Field Coordinator

·        Draft donor reports and share with Flying Field Manager in a timely manner

·        Ensure that all reports are prepared following donor’s guidelines, and respecting donor’s deadlines


·        Coordinate with Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment and Learning (MEAL) department to develop and finalize project monitoring plan.

·        Ensure beneficiaries are aware of AAH’s complaints and response mechanisms and that these are accessible to targeted beneficiaries and communities

·        Support the MEAL department to ensure that all beneficiaries’ complaints are addressed

·        Integrate MEAL recommendations into project implementation

·        Organize a kick-off and a close-out meetings, as well as a mid-term lessons learnt workshop


·        Share the movement plan with security focal points on weekly basis

·        Respect security movement plan

·        Inform his/her line manager about any security incident in a timely manner

Job Requirement:

·         Has graduated from a recognized university with at least a bachelor’s degree in Medicine or Public Health.

Master’s degree in Public Health or Project Management is preferred

Sufficient responsible experience in project planning and management

·         At least 2 years’ experience working at a senior level position with an international NGO or UN organization, preferably in WASH, Food Security or Protection sectors.

·         Three years of experience in team management and supervision

·         Proven experience in team management

Experience working in schools or with school children is preferable, but not mandatory

·         Fluency in English language both spoken and written

·         Fluency in local language, Pashto and Dari (spoken & written)

·         Advanced Computer Skills (MS. Word, Ms. Excel, outlook) 

·         Good skills in reporting

·         Good organizational skills

·         Have good skills in team leading and command

·         Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with team members

·         Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with local authority and the community members

·         Ability to coordinate with other departments within the organization (technical and support departments)

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul, Parwan
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