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The Senior Project Coordinator is a senior management post and is working under direct supervision of Head of Program or his/her designee for coordination and quality control Livelihood/Emergency Program in accordance with the core values and principles of the organization and the Country Strategic Plan.

Job Responsibilities 01:   Project development and management

• Ensure that Project is planned, implemented, and managed with technical, logistical and administrative support.
• Provide technical support to provincial team in the development and implementation of project activities
• Provide support to the project teams to develop and revise strategic plans to align with the country strategy.
• Accountable for oversight of monitoring, budget utilization, preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
• Assist Program Manager in responding to the enquiries of a technical nature from field staff, government, donor and other stakeholders.
• Ensure that the annual Participatory Review and Reflection Process, and the subsequent preparation of Project plans for the coming year, in accordance with AAI guidelines and procedures.
• Assist in the development of project proposals in accordance with the donor guidelines, including the facilitation of inputs from the field.
• In collaboration with the Program Manager, ensure enquiries from donors are responded to promptly and that good quality project reports are prepared and submitted on time.
• In consultation with the Program Manager, organize and facilitate meetings and workshops with relevant staff to guide Project direction and enhance Project performance.
• Undertake regular visits to field and project sites to support implementation, validate monitoring reports and assess capacity needs of field staff.
Job Responsibilities 02: Project Quality Assurance
• Effective project delivered with impact in line with agreed objectives
• Actively encourage and facilitate the documentation of good practice and lessons learned in the field and ensure that this information is shared throughout the country Project.
• Guide the process for identifying, reviewing or and developing indicators for measuring progress and impact of project interventions. Such performance indicators are to be developed in consultation with the relevant Project teams.
• Support and train Project and project staff members to undertake end line surveys, evidence-based assessments and both qualitative and quantitative data analyses to measure and document Project/project effectiveness in accordance with HRBA guidelines
• Ensure that data collection and analyses is shared with Project staff and include a focus on gender issues.
• Assist the Program Manager in preparing progress and final reports, together analyzing these in terms of problems and actions needed.
Job Responsibilities 03: Coordination
• Engage with government to appraise about AA’s work and to feed it into government planning processes: Represent AAA in GOA meetings at the provincial, District and village level to appraise them of AAA’s work to garner support in smooth implementation of projects
• Attend to stakeholder meetings as advised by line manager
• Ensure compliance with any GOA requirements at the provincial, district and village level for effective implementation
Job Responsibilities 04: as required
• Represent AA Afghanistan; undertake all such actions that are required to further AA role in the country and the federation and undertake assignments as directed by the line manager.

Job Requirements:

Education & Training:
• Bachelor degree in Agriculture, Agri-business, Agricultural economics or any other relevant fields
• 5 years working experience in the Livelihood/Agriculture/Emergency field, preferably with INGOs, with at least 2 years in a management position.
• Working experience in Balkh is required and the candidate should have access to the project locations such as Dawlatabad, Kishindeh & Kaldar districts of Balkh province.
Technical Skills:
• Experience of working in agricultural livelihood programme with emergency context.
• Experience of working with various ministries and government departments to improve service provisioning, capacity building, policy advocacy processes.
• Experience and skills to handle implementation of complex and socially sensitive components of adolescent development, given the context of fragile socio-economic and security situation of the country.
• Knowledge and skills of facilitating agricultural value chains trainings.
• Excellent communication and reporting skills in English
• Excellent team building and participatory management skills.
• Abilities to undertake frequent field visits for project progress follow up and monitoring

How to Apply:

If you have the expertise to take on this exciting opportunity, please apply online by sending your CV and motivation cover letter to  before May 17, 2021. Please clearly indicate Senior Project Coordinator-737 in the subject of your email,otherwise your application will not be considered. ActionAid Afghanistan will review the applications on an ongoing basis, thus applicants are strongly advised to make applications at the earliest.

ActionAid Afghanistan welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.  Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. ActionAid Afghanistan will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

Local Candidates from Balkh are highly encouraged to apply.

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