Project Coordinator, Emergency Health Assistance in Afghanistan (Kabul, Afghanistan) 126 views

Job Description

POSITION OBJECTIVE The national coordinator will be responsible to lead, coordinate, implement and report the project named” Improving access to life-saving health, nutrition, and psychological services for the most vulnerable conflict-affected populations in Afghanistan. The project aims to improve the health status of vulnerable populations in Afghanistan, with an emphasis on reducing maternal, new-born and child mortality, reducing the incidence of communicable diseases and improving child health and nutrition implemented in six provinces of Afghanistan including Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Samangan, Bamyan and Daikundi provinces with national level support to the tertiary referral hospital, the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) in Kabul province. It will contribute to the provision of essential curative and preventive health care services, through support to the implementation of BPHS and EPHS in Bamyan and Badakhshan, and extension of mobile health and nutrition services to populations out of reach of BPHS and EPHS across the six provinces. It will contribute to reducing the spread of COVID-19 through support to existing COVID-19 diagnostic centers to continue functioning. With a view to ensuring the long-term sustainability of the health interventions, it will provide technical and logistical support to prepare, prevent and respond to health emergencies, including response to natural disasters and outbreaks. The national Coordinator will work closely with national and provincial teams including but not limited to program coordinators, regional health managers, finance, and operation team as well as with other AKDN sister agencies involved in implementation of this project (AKHS &FMIC) to ensure smooth implementation of the project, contract/grant compliance and achieving the set targets. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for overall lead, implementation, coordination, contract compliance, donor relation and achieving set targets of the project in close coordination with national and regional AKF teams and other AKDN agencies involved in implementation of the project (AKHS & FMIC). Conduct field visits (at least quarterly basis), coordinate and follow up the field visits findings from health projects related activities being implementing at the regional level and address field implementation issues (technical and operational) with concerned departments. Support Regional Health team to ensure that all project activities are being implementing in accordance with agreed work plan, implementation schedule and allocated resources. Preparing of required reports such as monthly, quarterly, semiannual, annual and update progress reports in accordance with the donor requirement, reporting mechanisms and deadlines Contribute to the process for developing project annual plan, implementation schedule and yearly plan of operation (YPO) for the projects implement by health team. Participate in coordination meetings at national level to explore opportunities with other agencies who work in same area to improve coordination and collaboration. To manage and coordinate arrangement of all required trainings and capacity building programs to the project staff and stakeholders within the national and regional level. Increase health staff capacity through supervision, workshops, trainings, and regular consultation for improved performance and achieving better results and targeted outputs and outcomes of the projects. Work closely with other AKDN agencies (AKHS and FMIC) and AKF sectors in identifying areas for collaboration and program integration that help utilizing program budget efficiently and address stakeholders’ expectations with minimal resources. Liaise and coordinate the program implementation with MoPH and other national and provincial stakeholders. Work closely with M&E team to analyze program implementation and take forward the best practices & lessons learned and incorporate in donor reports. Support health management in identifying areas for innovation and improvement through new concept notes, proposals, and strategic plans for resource mobilization. To report any challenge mis affecting the implementation including financial problems with line manager and health management. To carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects AKF’s commitment to preserving AKF’s Safeguarding standards for organization, staff, beneficiaries, and stakeholders. Comply with AKF policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures. Respect the target communities’ cultures, traditions, and costumes. Respect all AKF policies, rules and regulations and practice accordingly. To do any other task, with the field of competence, as line manager may request.


  • Contribute to development and delivering of presentations in official events.  To Maintain a good organizational working relationship within the departments and other AKF’A sectors at national and regional offices and AKDN sister agencies. Facilitate donor visits, monitoring, evaluations mission and audit, as per the AKF policy, procedures, and grant agreements.


  • Within the project in the light of contract term and conditions and organization policy.


The Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of international, private, non-denominational development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the poorest parts of the developing world. The Network’s organizations have individual mandates that range from the fields of health and education to architecture, rural development and promotion of private-sector enterprise and institutions that seek to empower communities and individuals, usually in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities. The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational international development agency established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa. Created as a private, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, it has branches and independent affiliates in 19 countries. AKF seeks to provide sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill health. In Afghanistan, AKF works with rural communities in mountainous, remote or resource poor areas to improve quality of life in the areas of natural resource management, market development, governance, education, and health.

Job Requirements


  • Graduated from Recognized Medical University (MD), master’s in health is preferred. 5 Years’ experience working on health-related positions with national/international organizations with at least two years specific experience in management position of the health projects. Ability to communicate effectively in English, and local languages verbally and in writing. Be able to work under pressure with tight deadline. Good computer knowledge of MS Office Packages. Very good interpersonal communication skills. Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team to undertake tasks in a fast-paced environment. Strong Communication, Problem Solving, Teamwork, and coordination Skills.


  • Attention to details & Technical Skills. Management, Leadership & Communication skill. Writing, Reading and strong listening Skills. Creativity, Initiative, and ability to work with minimal supervision. Effective communication skills and self-confident. Accountability.

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Years of Experience

5 Years’ experience working on health-related positions with national/international organizations with at least two years specific experience in management position of the health projects.


One year- Extendable based on fund availability


Grade C based on NTA salary scale

Submission Guideline

APPLICATION Interested applicants should submit their CV along with a cover letter to no later than 17th May 2022. Important Notes: Please quote the Vacancy Number as the Subject of the e-mail when applying. No supporting documents (e.g., diplomas, recommendation letters, identification card(s) etc.) are required at this stage. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment. Salary scale: Grade C, NTA Salary scale. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal opportunity and safeguarding of children, beneficiaries, partners, community members and employees in accordance with AKF(Afg)’s safeguarding policy. Your details and information shared on this advertisement shall remain confidential.
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