Health and Nutrition Capacity Building Manager (Kabul, Afghanistan) 101 views

Job Description

Scope of action Health and Nutrition program capacity building manager is responsible for building the capacity of the Action Against Hunger Health and Nutrition team. The job requires frequent travel within the program’s geographic zones.


General Responsibilities To provide technical capacity building support for Health and nutrition team to ensure the project’s implementation is up to the standard, and in line with AAH/ National/Universal Protocols


Specific Objectives:

Objectives 1: Overall Capacity building support with regards to Health and Nutrition program activities:

  • Determine technical areas for training through a capacity-building needs assessment for Health and Nutrition team this is especially for newly recruited staff in collaboration with the Health and Nutrition  Head of the department, the Deputy Head of the department, and the MEAL Coordinator. Develop needed training program (within Adult Learning Cycle principles), with planning for delivery of training sessions. Deliver training with evaluation and follow-up systems according to plan together with Capacity building and MEAL Team, Create systems to reveal the impact of training via training evaluation as well as comparative indicator follow-up. Conduct refresher training on technical aspects and other ad hoc training sessions, coaching, and on-the-job support based on identified needs. Ensure frequent joint visits to the field to monitor the health and nutrition program activities (possibly with Health and Nutrition and Health HoD/Deputy head of department). Conduct regular supportive supervision field visits  to the AAH health program and organize and facilitate quarterly joint supportive supervision with provincial  authorities.  Support development of brief supervision reports/joint visit reports with key recommendations. Provide feedback and advice to Health and Nutrition PM on program integration with Health and Nutrition HoD/DHoD. Propose and initiate improvement according to the Action Against Hunger Health and Nutrition program needs and standards Facilitating program adjustment in collaboration with the Health and Nutrition Coordinator, Deputy Health and Nutrition and Health Coordinator, and Health and Nutrition PMs according to any change in the context. Ensure that Health and Nutrition team are fully understood the utilization of the project monitoring and program tools In collaboration with Health and Nutrition HoD, and DHoD, update and follow up on PM’s work plans and make sure Health and Nutrition PMs do the same for their deputy program managers and supervisors. Ensure Health and Nutrition program performance indicators are monitored, reported, and reach performance standards according to the international/national thresholds. In case results do not meet thresholds, propose additional solutions towards the improvement of the results and in the process learn what may be affecting performance.


Objectives 2: Program,  context analysis

  • Make sure the Health and Nutrition program and activities are in line with the project definition and timeframe. Organize a regular meeting with key team members to analyze program activities and results. Keep an update on the evolution of the Health and Nutrition situation in all the areas targeted by the response, and on the evolution of the responses in the areas.


Objectives 3: Coordination and  representation

  • Participates in Health and Nutrition cluster at the Kabul, regions, and province-level (as assigned by the Health and Nutrition HoD) when required and shares the strategic information. Attending technical working group meetings at the health and nutrition clusters with health and nutrition – HoD/DHoD.


Objective 4: Reporting

  • Contribute to the Preparation of monthly activity reports (compilation of activity reports –APR Narrative and Quantitative), and provide feedback to the field team in collaboration with Health and Nutrition HoD/DHoD. Reviewing the quality of the Health and Nutrition database and providing feedback to the field team. Analyzing the Health and nutrition program data, and communicating the outcome with the field team.


Action Against Hunger (AAH) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was created in France in 1979. AAH has been active in Afghanistan in the medical, nutrition, food security, and water and sanitation fields since 1995.

Job Requirements

Diploma/Professional experience Medical Doctor Graduate (GP), training in pediatrics is preferable  Skills required Five years of progressively responsible experience in supervising and capacity building health and nutrition project staff Developing training material and good skills in facilitating training Conduct on the job capacity-building support and supportive supervision for the health and nutrition programs.  Experience in acute Malnutrition (TFU, OPD MAM, OPD SAM) treatment programs including IYCF, and CMAMI is an essential Experience in implementation of the Afghanistan Basic Package of Health Services Organization skills are necessary. Fluent in English, reading, written and spoken Experience working in the humanitarian sector with an NGO, or international organization essential Experience in the usage of office software packages (MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and data analysis  Qualities required

  • Medical Doctor Graduate (GP), training in pediatrics, and  work experience in Management of humanitarian nutrition program is preferable 

  Cross-cutting skills

  • Interpersonal skills Teamwork Transversal abilities Written and Oral Communication

  Competencies Training delivery and methodologies that facilitate learning, Transfer of learning, Capacity building content development Monitoring and evaluating capacity building activity effectiveness, Characteristics of strategic capacity builder  Language Good command of English and speaking the local language are required


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Years of Experience

Five years of progressively responsible experience in supervising and capacity building health and nutrition project staff


End of December


As per AAH Salary Scale

Submission Guideline

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (with three Referees) indicating the vacancy announcement reference to the address: Human Resources Department KL office: Kabul city, PD #10, Qala-e-Fatehullah, Street #1, House #11, AAH office or can also be emailed to: no later 9th of June  2022.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience.

In the e-mail subject line, please put job title & vacancy number of the position you are applying for, otherwise your applications will not be screened.

Do not submit academic certificates with the application. These can be requested if the candidate is selected.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the written test/interview.

Action Against Hunger is an equal opportunity employer

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