Primary Health Care (PHC) Manager in Kabul


Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: Grade C 1-5 (NTA Salary Scale)
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: IRC (International Rescue Committee)
Experience: 3-5 years’ security-related experience.
Contract Duration: End of November
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor Degree
Closing Date: 2022-06-29

About IRC (International Rescue Committee):

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC opened the country program in Afghanistan in 1988. Our programs span the range from humanitarian relief to early recovery and development activities, focusing on child protection, education, economic wellbeing, health, and power. The IRC works in 9 provinces throughout Afghanistan, among which some of the most security volatile, and employs over 500 staff.


Job Description:

Program Management and Development

  • Oversee the implementation of quality primary health care programs and ensure that program goals, objectives, targets and activities are met.
  • Ensure that all mobile health team and fixed health facilities are functionalized and properly providing quality of primary health care services.
  • Prepare program work plans in coordination with the Health Coordinator and Deputy Health Coordinator for all projects.
  • Ensure that all fixed and mobile health facilities have adequate medical and non-medical supplies.  
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to the various project sites, ensuring that projects utilize standardized protocols, policies, and guidelines, as outlined by the Ministry of Public Health. Identify technical quality and/or other implementation issues and provide solutions and follow-up to ensure projects are on track to meet goals and are consistent with established best practices.
  • Ensure that the health program is implemented in line with the IRC principles:  promoting and protecting rights, participation, capacity building, partnership, and holistic programming.
  • Strictly follow up the medical and operational supply chain system, stock recording, timely ordering for the supplies and accountabilities in relation to the warehousing and using of the supplies including medicines and medical items.
  • Work closely with other IRC programs present in the same location, such as Protection and WASH and integrate program components to the extent possible. 
  • Work with finance to provide accurate and timely spending plans, cash forecasts, and salary allocations.
  • Ensure all technical staff of fixed and mobile health facilities received necessary technical training to build their capacity
  • Be ready to attend quarterly and monthly coordination meeting in IRC Kabul offices.

Staff Supervision & Development

  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Directly supervise national health facility staff, ensuring regular performance reviews.
  • Develop staff training plan based on training need assessment.
  • Ensure training and ongoing capacity building opportunities for staff on technical and project management skills.

Specific Duties:

Grant Management and Reporting

  • Manage all health grants, and work with the Health Coordinator and Deputy Health Coordinator to develop work, spending and procurement plans for all projects.
  • Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes for future health interventions.
  • Prepare internal and external reports (such as narrative reports, DHIS data reports) within agreed deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required.
  • Review Budget vs. Actual (BvA) reports on a monthly basis, recommend actions to correct identified problems.
  • Work closely and coordinate with IRC Operations, Finance and Grant departments to ensure compliance with grant requirements.


Job Requirements:

  • Education: Health professional (doctor/nurse/midwife/epidemiologist/public health professional) with strong public health background and strong management experience.
  • Years of Experience: Must have previous experience overseeing and managing primary and reproductive health programmes.
  • Past experience in implementing similar projects focus on providing primary health care services through MHTs
  • Previous experience working with NGOs an advantage

Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

  • Previous mentorship experience
  • Previous experience supervising and managing a multi-disciplinary team in a complex setting
  • Skills: Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment, displaying patience, compassion and diplomacy.
  • Ability to be innovative, flexible, and adaptive.
  • Ability to work under difficult, high-pressure situations.   
  • Technical Competency:
  • Communication and reporting skills
  • Fluency in Pashto, Dari and English
  • Computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, Access, and internet) an advantage
  • Ability to work closely, professionally, and constructively with all others regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, race, tribe, or cultural background


Submission Guideline:

Note: Candidates who tested/interviewed and applied previously will not be given chance again in the contest.

For IRC- Afghanistan Internal Candidates:

(“ The IRC encourages employees to remain in a position for at least one year and be in good standing before applying for another position within the organization. if an employee is interested in a vacant position within the organization, he/she must inform his/her supervisor in advance before applying for a new position”)

(However, 1 year is a must to complete but to encourage IRCA employees somehow we are flexible who work in the current IRC position for at least 6 months or above and are given chance to compete for an opportunity in the organization)

interested candidates are requested to send their applications along with copies of their CVs (NOT Educational and Work Certificates), to the attention of the Human Resources Department at the following address or email us at (AF-Recruitment@rescue.org)

Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and after that for an interview. If you are not contacted TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date .please know that your application has not been successful for the post.

IRC Afghanistan Country Office – Kabul

Qala-e-Fathullah, Street 3, close to Takyakhana-e-Fatimia, District 10


Submission Email:

AF-Recruitment@rescue.org



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