Position Title: MHPSS-P Program Manager

Activation Date: 27 July, 2021   Announced Date: 27 July, 2021   Expire Date: 09 August, 2021

Job Location: Helmand
Nationality: National
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per company salary scale
Vacancy Number: AAH/AFG-2021-098
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Helmand
Organization: Action against Hunger
Years of Experience: 3 Years
Contract Duration: 12 Months with possibility of extension
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, Public health, psychosocial services or an MD from a reputed university
Close date: 2021-08-09

About Action against Hunger:

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


Job Description:

Mission 1: Direct operations


The MHCP  is responsible for:

  • Timely and high quality implementation of planned activities within his/her programme and alerting the Field Manager to any delays or excessive or under-use of resources
  • Timely and high quality reporting, both internal and external, of the activities of his/her programme, together with a critical analysis


  • Responsible for the planning, implementing, and supervision of all project activities 
  • Ensure timely implementation of the planned activities
  • Monitor implementation of activities and conduct regular visits to the project site
  • Promoting and supervising high quality care for beneficiaries of the center.
  • Ensure that confidentiality of the beneficiaries data
  • Coordinate with local authorities to ensure the smooth implementation of activities
  • 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
  • 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


  • Coordinate with Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment and Learning (MEAL) department to develop and finalize project monitoring plan.
  • Put in place and monitoring the system of data collection concerning the care practice and psychosocial activities as a basis for the evaluation and furtherance of the programme
  • 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



  • 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


Mission 2: Coordinate with relevant Support Departments

The MHCP  is responsible for:

  • Coordination with relevant support departments including HR, logistics, finance, MEAL, and Security.


  • Ensure that recruitment of all project positions is done in a timely manner
  • 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
  • Organizing and carrying out training sessions for his/her teams taking into consideration their profiles and the context



  • 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
  • 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



  • 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



Mission 3: Represent AAH and develop local partnerships


The Program Manager is responsible for:

  • The professional standing of AAH in his/her geographical area
  • The distribution to partners of information collected locally
  • Respect for the principles and values of AAH in its relations with partners
  • The quality of relations with partners


  • Implement and develop further a framework for communication according to AAH communication strategy with local representatives (regular meetings, identification of key local actors and development of collaboration with them) in order to facilitate harmonious and productive relations
  • Adhering to the terms of agreements signed off with partners working in the same field and referring to them regularly to ensure that collaboration follows the lines intended
  • Ensuring that the relationship established with partners respects the principles and values of the AAH partnership policy (currently being developed: trust, respect, common purpose, complementarily, transparency, mutual dependency and shared learning...)
  • Organize sessions of training for other stakeholders on protection care practice and psychosocial activities if required.



Mission 4: Contribute to define the mental health, care practices, gender and protection strategy 

The Program Manager is responsible for:

  • Proposing a strategy for enhance the CP which is adapted to the local context
  • Identifying and proposing the development of new programmes


  • Study and analyse care practices of the population and their impact on the nutrition status of the children;
  • Study and analyse the mental health of the population and its influence on the care practices;
  • Evaluate population needs and propose intervention strategies;
  • Sharing his/her analyse of the needs in the area with the Field Manager and the Head of Mental Health and Care Practices, Gender and Protection Department
  • Participating in the preparation of surveys / assessment (provide information to those conducting the survey if required: local geographical, economic, social and anthropological data)
  • In keeping with the policy of AAH as a learning organisation, contributing to building on good practice, experience, and assessments

Job Requirements:

Background/qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, Public health, psychosocial services or an MD from a reputed university
  • Strong experience (at least 3 years) in and familiarity with Mental Health, Psychosocial Support and Protection in emergency settings
  • At least 3 years’ experience with an international NGO.
  • Strong experience in and familiarity with psychosocial methodology
  • Good organization, planning and reporting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skill 
  • Good team interaction and positive attitude
  • Excellent knowledge of local languages
  • Fluent English in speaking and writing
  • Strong writing skills
  • Familiar with word, excel, Skype and email
  • Autonomy and flexibility
  • Sense of confidentiality
  • Excellent knowledge of the intervention area

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 office or can also be emailed to:

vacancies-hl@af-actionagainsthunger.org no later 9 of August-2021.

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.


Action against Hunger is committed to the prevention of risks related to abuse, sexual exploitation and the promotion of gender equality and its diversity. The mission Afghanistan encourages the application of the women / men / disabled workers / Senior / others>. Action against Hunger's recruitment process is free of charge, no compensation of any form shall be requested from a candidate. It reflects the major policies and its charter through its professionalism and impartiality. If you observe behavior in opposition to these values during this process, please report it to the appropriate teams.


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