Head of Programme Support Afghanistan

What we are looking for

NRC is looking for a Head of Programme Support to join the Afghanistan mission. The role holder will be responsible for the development and evolution of NRC Afghanistan’s grant portfolio, be the focal point for project cycle management, ensure a robust Monitoring and Evaluation system, and support management of partnerships and consortia.

If you are an influential leader who has a track record of fostering a collaborative environment and building effective teams, and the ability to collaborate with others while building sound relationships, then this is the role for you.

What you will do

  • Strategy development, programme forecasting, and funding identification.
  • Grant management and project cycle management processes compliance.
  • Donor submission management, including project proposals and reporting.
  • Quality control of donor applications and reports.
  • Donor monitoring visits.
  • Partnerships identification, including capacity building and compliance initiatives.
  • Consortium Management Unit coordination.
  • Monitoring and evaluation system oversight.

What you will bring

  • Senior grant management experience, with responsibility for a programme, in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Consortia coordination or leadership, or other forms of partnership implementation, experience.
  • Monitoring and evaluation systems, approaches, and accountability mechanisms/frameworks knowledge and expertise.
  • Monitoring and evaluation systems development experience.
  • Donor landscape, priorities, and conditions awareness.
  • Integrated programming exposure.
  • Complex and volatile context exposure.
  • Afghanistan context exposure and knowledge, pertaining to displacement and humanitarian needs will be an added advantage.
  • English fluency, both written and verbal.

What makes this position attractive?

  • The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is complex, protracted, and worsening. The country recently underwent a regime change in a short space of time. The current regime has limited resources and/or systems in place to provide basic services. In addition to this, internal displacement has taken place due to conflict, climate change, and the economic crisis currently experienced in the country. Afghanistan is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis with a risk of systemic collapse and human catastrophe.
  • This is an opportunity to contribute to the protection and assistance of vulnerable and crisis-affected women, girls, boys, and men. NRC Afghanistan is one of the leading humanitarian response agencies (particularly for Afghans forced to flee), maintaining a presence of 12 offices and over 1,000 staff in 14 provinces across the country.
  • Meaningful work that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities. NRC Afghanistan meets immediate humanitarian needs, prevents further displacement, and contributes to durable solutions.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.

What we offer

  • Kabul, Afghanistan duty station.
  • 24-month contract duration.
  • 20% travel, approximately.
  • Grade 10 in NRC’s Salary Scale, with accompanying terms and conditions. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

The full Job Description, and additional information, can be found on our website.

How to apply

In order to view the Job Description, and to apply, please click here.

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