Regional Associate Director, Specified Regions , USAID Afghanistan NHTAP

Master's Degree   Multi City Full Time 3254
Date Posted:May 3, 2019
Reference:500
Closing Date:Jul 3, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:8 - 10 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About FHI360/ NHTAP Project:

Founded: 2014  www.fhi360.org

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 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Regional Associate Director for West (Herat, Badghis, Nimroz, Farah, Faryab), South (Helmand, Kandahar, Zabul, Paktika), East (Kunar, Khost, Nuristan, Nangarhar, Uruzgan), North-Central (Balkh, Baghlan, Kapisa, Panjshir, Parwan), North (Jawzjan, Saripul, Samangan, Kunduz, Takhar, Badakhshan), Central Highlands (Bamyan, Daykundi, Ghazni, Ghor), and Central (Kabul, Logar, Paktia, Wardak) 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.


This position is subject to project award and funding. In the application, please specify the region for which you are applying.


Job summary / Responsibilities:

The Regional Associate Director for the stated regions will be an FHI 360 employee working and placed at the NHTAP office in Kabul. Under the guidance of the Technical and Operations Directors, the Regional Associate Director will lead and manage all project technical assistance activities across EPHS and BPHS partners in the region, coordinate with relevant Government entities, monitor consortium partner implementation quality and achievement, and provide focused technical assistance as needed to EPHS, BPHS and consortium partner teams. 

Skills Required:

health managementwriting skillPersonal Management Skills

Provinces to travel:

Kabul
Wardak
Parwan
Kapisa
Logar
Bamyan
Nangarhar
Panjshir
Ghazni
Paktya
Konarha
Nooristan
Takhar
Samangan
Balkh
Ghor
Urozgan
Zabul
Jawzjan
Helmand
Badghis
Farah
Baghlan
Laghman
Paktika
Khost
Badakhshan
Kunduz
Sar-e-Pul
Daykundi
Kandahar
Herat
Faryab
Nimroz

Skills Description:

·      Master’s or doctoral degree in public health or a related field; a medical doctor is preferred.

·      8 - 10 years of experience in relevant field.

·      A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a supervisory or management position.

·      Experience in managing health projects that include clinical and community components is required; experience in maternal and child health programming strongly preferred.

·      Experience in providing technical assistance to project/government staff working on primary health care projects desired.

·      Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.

·      Able to analyze and identify gaps for remediation in operations and financial reports.

·      Able to problem solve and develop and implement corrective action as needed.

·      Familiarity with application of program evidence to providing guided technical assistance and mentorship.

·      Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Dari, and/or Pashto.

·      Qualified female candidates particularly encouraged to apply.

·      Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team unit. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

i.           Accountabilities/Responsibilities

·      Coordinating and tracking implementing partner progress against designated activities, in close coordination with the Technical Director.

·      Supporting the NHTAP project to develop and integrate technical assistance activities into the implementing partner work plan, based on data-driven need in all phases of the project.

·      Assisting implementing and Provincial Health Department partners to develop and advance a systems framework to support provision of high-quality health services.

·      Monitoring implementing partner technical activity execution and providing or coordinating appropriate technical assistance for areas identified for strengthening.

·      Monitoring implementing partner operations execution and providing or coordinating appropriate technical assistance for areas identified for strengthening.

·      Monitoring implementing partner invoicing and financial practices.

·      Managing and supervising regional NHTAP support team members for technical and operational outputs.

·      Participating in health care improvement policy and strategy discussions and planning with provincial health departments and BPHS/EPHS partners through collaboration and participation in technical networks.

·      Collaborating with other regional technical specialists and stakeholders beyond the project to ensure coordination of training and mentorship materials and strategies and avoid gaps and overlaps.

·      Ensuring harmonization with provincial government and BPHS partners for project activities and tracking assignment completion and hand-over of responsibility as capacity is built.

·      Carrying 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.

·      Willing to travel across all provinces with specified region and periodically to Kabul.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul, Kapisa, Parwan, Wardak, Logar, Nangarhar, Laghman, Panjshir, Baghlan, Bamyan, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktya, Khost, Konarha, Nooristan, Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz, Samangan, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, Ghor, Daykundi, Urozgan, Zabul, Kandahar, Jawzjan, Faryab, Helmand, Badghis, Herat, Farah, Nimroz

Qualifications:

·      Master’s or doctoral degree in public health or a related field; a medical doctor is preferred.

·      8 - 10 years of experience in relevant field.

·      A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a supervisory or management position.

·      Experience in managing health projects that include clinical and community components is required; experience in maternal and child health programming strongly preferred.

·      Experience in providing technical assistance to project/government staff working on primary health care projects desired.

·      Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.

·      Able to analyze and identify gaps for remediation in operations and financial reports.

·      Able to problem solve and develop and implement corrective action as needed.

·      Familiarity with application of program evidence to providing guided technical assistance and mentorship.

·      Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Dari, and/or Pashto.

·      Qualified female candidates particularly encouraged to apply.

·      Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team unit. 

Job Keywords:

Regional Associate Director, Specified Regions , USAID Afghanistan NHTAP

Submission Guideline:

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package.


How to Apply: Interested candidates can apply and submit their CVs/resumes and cover letters to APROProposal@fhi360.org. Please clearly indicate the name of the position and region that you are applying in the subject line of your email.

To facilitate the review, please include names and contact information for references.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 




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