Health and Nutrition Manager

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Health and Nutrition Manager

  • Post Date:December 18, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Experience 4 Years
    Gender Female
  • Industry Health Care
    Qualification Associate Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number 220008F8
    Location Jawzjan
Job Description

About Save the Children:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

•            No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

•            All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

•            Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

SCI – Afghanistan

Save the Children has worked in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers.

Job Description:


The postholder will lead the management of the H&N programme in the province by:

Programme Implementation

  • Lead the health and nutrition in operational management of the health and nutrition assigned projects.
  • Provide strategic guidance and strong leadership to Health and Nutrition teams at the province and partner focal points to ensure the delivery of programme targets and technically sound decision-making processes
  • Accountable for the development of detailed implementation plans, procurement plans, budget management and relevant project reports for their province.
  • Responsible for drafting and reviewing project workplans and budgeting for field activities associated with donor requirements and provide guidance to the project coordinators in their delivery of those requirements as well as review project reporting schedules, developing project reporting tools for field teams.
  • Regularly review health and nutrition project achievements by comparing them to the project DIP and provide a summary of recommended areas for improvement and catch up
  • Lead an action plan with the project coordinators for immediate and future strategies for effective project impact.
  • Review province health projects monthly and progress reports and provide feedback to the relevant project coordinators for the improvement of project activities.
  • Ensure program management approaches follow SCI standards and ethical principles (including the humanitarian principles).
  • Lead on the implementation of monthly targets; weekly work plans; database management; regular reviews of target indicators; and the processing of status updates.
  • Ensure the planning and operation of supervisory visits to the health and nutrition facilities (mobile or static), ensuring service delivery meets minimum SCI, WHO, Sphere and national standards.
  • Support the day-to-day implementation of mobile health and nutrition teams ensuring the quality of the health and nutrition programme is of minimum Sphere standards, WHO standards and national standards (NSTG).
  • Ensure efficient medical supply chain management, prompt request of supplies, and supplies storage in line with SCI’s are sufficient and that drugs are stored and used correctly.

Staff Management, Mentorship and Development

  • Manages, supports and mentors operation team members to ensure timely, quality implementation of work plans, budgets, and organizational and donor compliance through:
    • Effective use of the Development to Perform system including the establishment of clear, measurable objectives, on-going feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations
    • Regular on the job mentoring and coaching, to demonstrate increased skills and confidence for their respective work areas and work more efficiently with better prioritization of work;
    • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
    • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ work plans
  • Support the Health Specialist in developing and rolling out a supervision plan to all clinical and nutrition staff and ensure that the Clinical Standard Scorecards are collected quarterly by the H&N Coordinators and Officers.

Budget planning, expenditure monitoring and financial reporting

  • Act as Budget Holder (BH) when appointed, covering all requirements of the BH role.
  • Lead or assist other relevant budget holders in the SCI-Af Office to review budget vs actuals (BvA), document major deviation from the plans, compile comments; refines analysis and when variances, propose mitigation/adjustment actions
  • Coordinates with CO Awards Management to ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations, especially related to financial management, procurement, advances to staff and partners, and sub award monitoring.

Award Management and Reporting

  • With Awards, lead kick-off meetings, development of DIPs, Procurement Plans, Recruitment Plans, Budget Phasing, Budget Forecast, and Monthly Cash Forecast.
  • Lead the update of award for the Awards Implementation Review (AIR) Meeting, and ensure the monitoring of activities and budget.
  • Ensure that timely and accurate reports are provided to the CO H&N team.
  • Collaborate with the CO Senior H&N Program Manager and relevant PDQ Technical Advisers to ensure that quality benchmark trainings are held, understood and achieved.
  • Assist CO H&N Team for preparing and editing health and nutrition project reports –– monthly, quarterly, and final.

Coordination and Representation

  • S(he) respresent and maintain coordination with all stakeholders, attending various meeting heled at PPHD and PND and will support project coordinators to advance existing partnerships with PPHDs, WFP, WHO UNICEF, NGOs and INGOS, sub-clusters maintaining and supporting positive working relations with the above-mentioned stakeholders at national and provincial level, attending various floors (meetings) for the timely support and quality services delivery.
  • Meet periodically with project coordinators for maximum coordination, information sharing, and problem solving.
  • Liaise with the MEAL Department for outcome-level analyses (quantitative and qualitative) of the project’s progress, beneficiary impact, and challenges from the field.
  • Ensure that the views of community staff are factored into programme implementation throughout the life cycle, and to bring improvements both in terms of efficiency and quality.
  • Regularly coordinate and collaborate with other program managers and program teams to strengthen programmatic synergies and impact for children


  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place an M & E plan for the assigned project, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build health field staff in carrying out the work.
  • Support MEAL in putting accountability mechanisms in place for Health components of projects, ensuring that feedback is responded to in a timely manner, and that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design.
  • Monitoring the health and nutrition program interventions and identifying program deviations(gaps), sharing the gaps with the Project coordinators to make a proper action plan.
  • Ensure that projects are on track in sense of indicators and immediate outcomes.
  • Share the findings in the forms of monitoring reports with project coordinators for the service improvements.
  • Lead and/or participate in any final evaluation of the projects that may be undertaken.

Safeguarding (Child, PSEA, Anti-Harassment)

  • Support the program staff so that they comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures regarding child protection and child safeguarding, for the maximum protection of children.
  • Ensure materials related to Child Safeguarding and reporting in all sites in a way that is accessible to people irrespective of age and literacy.
  • Report Child Safeguarding and/or PSEA cases when encountered.


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
















  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Job Requirements:

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline.


  • At least four years’ experience of NGO implementation experience in relevant function / field.
  • Strong understanding of MoPH standards and guidelines.
  • Intermediate English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Fluency both verbal and written in Dari and Pashtu.
  • Be able to annualize information, evaluate options, and think and plan in an effective, and strategic manner.
  • Substantial experience of line management, effective team building’ and capacity development.
  • Proven record of successful team leadership, management of implementing teams and delivering
  • Programme objectives in complex, fragile and challenging environments, in particular with regards to staff safety and security management.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication’ and presentation skills.
  • Commitment to, and understanding of, Save the Children’s Principles and values’ including child rights and child protection

Additional job responsibilities

The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional job duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form, they can also attach their CV and cover letter in the online system. Please note that only the applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.

Applicants can login to the online application system by copying and pasting the following link intro their web browser. Returning users will need to enter their username and password, first time users will need to create a user account.

It is recommended that you save your username and password for future job applications through the online system.

Save the Children International provides an equal employment opportunity and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

“Save the Children strongly encourages applications from women. Minimum country requirements for potential female applicants will be followed.”

Save the Children International provides an equal employment opportunity and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

“Save the Children strongly encourages applications from women. Minimum country requirements for potential female applicants will be followed.”

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