Monday, May 27, 2013

Program Coordinator Health

AKF Afghanistan’s Health Program provides support in resource mobilization and grant management to other AKDN agencies i.e. AKHS, AKUPA and FMIC, along with the technical support at different area as needed. The position of Programme Coordinator (Health), in the structure of Aga Khan Foundation Health Program, is responsible for ensuring the quality, consistency and coherence of the grants managed by Aga Khan Foundation and implemented by other AKDN agencies, and coordinating the management of AKDN’s grant portfolio in the health sector.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Grant Management and Donor Relations: • Maintain donor relations initiatives through proposal and program development, report to donors for existing grants and ensure grant compliance on key health grants will all major donors. • Work closely with health programme manager, other national programme managers, regional programme managers, technical staff, other AKDN agencies and AKF’s Finance Director to ensure compliance and successful resource mobilization. • Research potential avenues of funding for AKF and other AKDN affiliates in the health sector and maintain up-to-date information on donor interests and priorities. • In conjunction with AKF Policy and Partnership Department, deepen and broaden relations with health donors through informed policy dialogue and exploration of major programme issues, lessons learned, articulation of achievements and impacts and data verification. • Develop strategies for securing resources and influence policy processes in the health sector through diversification of AKDN's support base and innovative approaches, including exploration of non-traditional and indirect resource opportunities. • Facilitate donor audit, evaluations and other visits, as per grant agreements. • Facilitate coordination internally with other sectors in AKF and between AKDN Health agencies for more improvement. • Maintain an up-to-date grants management and resource mobilization matrix of and follow up and report accordingly. • Participate in donor meetings including forums in Ministry of Public Health and other donors and inter AKDN agencies events/ • In collaboration with Policy and Partnership Department, develop a resource mobilization strategy for AKF and its sister agencies AKHS (Aga Khan Health Services) and AKU (Aga Khan University). Program Development: • Ensure coherence and coordination among the health-related programmes of the Network in Afghanistan and provide strategic guidance and advice on programme development in the health sector, with clear links to Central Asian best practices and evidence. • Identify areas of research for improving sectoral understanding and programme initiatives.
Knowledge Acquisition and Management: • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of all works being implemented by AKDN in the health sector in Afghanistan. • Ensure that AKDN is fully aware of the health strategies of the Government of Afghanistan and major donors, and that it is represented in key networks and debates. • Assist in the development and maintenance of a project information and management system.
Communications: • Assist in the development and dissemination of effective communications materials on health programmes. • Draw out and document lessons learned and best practices in AKF health sector.
General Support to AKDN: • Participate in key AKDN strategic planning and budget preparation meetings. • Act as an internal resource on overall health programming issues for AKDN staff. • Attend meetings, workshops and conferences as necessary as an AKDN representative. • Provide overall support to the Policy and Partnership Unit and the Health Program.
Required Qualifications and Experience: • Master Degree in relevant field (e.g. Public Health) from a recognized university. • Minimum 3 years in relevant filed particularly in proposal and project development, grants management and resource mobilization. • Excellent written and oral English skills. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel). • Effective communication skills. • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. • Ability to work in multicultural teams. • Self-motivated, Pro-active, efficient, reliable and creative.
How to apply:
Applicants meeting the above requirements are requested to submit a cover letter along with their CV no later than 16 June 2013:
• Through our Career Centre:

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