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Afghanistan Head of Programmes

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Can you demonstrate a solid experience from the humanitarian sector, including in humanitarian programming, grants, and budget management? Do you have experience in complex emergency situations and in training, mentoring and managing of programme teams? Are you innovative with a strong interest in pursuing locally led and smart humanitarian programmes?

You may be our new Afghanistan Head of Programme based in Kabul!

Mission East (MEED) is an international relief and development organisation working in crisis-affected countries in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. We deliver emergency relief during disasters as well as long-term development assistance. We work to support vulnerable people and help local communities lift themselves out of poverty and marginalization through our country offices or through local and international partners. 

About the position

As Head of Programmes (HoP), you are part of the Senior Management team that will lead and coordinate the efforts of a strong and dedicated team in MEED Afghanistan. The HoP will maintain and further develop MEED’s program portfolio and will ensure and oversee the quality of the MEED’s programs, their alignment with MEED’s strategic objectives and priorities, corresponding to the international standards and are compliant with the various donors’ regulations. The HoP will lead a pool of programme staff and ensure the staff and partners have adequate capacity to deliver quality programmes. The HoP will also closely engage in the management of the partnership of local partners, including local non-governmental and community-based organisations. Coordination with the UN Clusters and other actors on program implementation will be part of the key responsibility of the HoP.  

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Programme Design and Development
  • Quality Programme Implementation Management and Control 
  • Financial Management 
  • Grant Management
  • Staff Management   
  • Coordination
  • Partnership Management
  • Networking and Representation

About you:

As a minimum, we expect you to have:

  • An advanced university degree (preferably Master’s degree or equivalent) in development, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field is required.
  • Solid (a minimum of 5 years) experience from the humanitarian sector, including in humanitarian programming, grants, and budget management with strong track record in proposal writing and reporting. Humanitarian donor relationship management is a major asset.  
  • Field experience in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster), working with local partners and agencies, and building capacities.
  • Proven experience in training and mentoring of programme teams, especially in program cycle management, humanitarian standards (such as SPHERE, CHS, Humanitarian Principles, etc.).
  • Experience in Disaster Risk Reduction programming is an asset.
  • Solid management experience of large teams.

We offer: 

  • A job where you will be involved in strategic decision and implementation.
  • An organization in development where you will have room to make an impact.
  • This position is based in Kabul, Afghanistan where we have been established since 2001 and have strong presence.
  • Colleagues who are a great team of multi-background professionals
  • A full-time position with health insurance. This is non-accompanied position.

About us:

Mission East is an international emergency- and development organisation based on Christian values with the vision of helping poor and vulnerable communities in crisis in Afghanistan, Armenia, Iraq, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, DPRK, Syria, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.

You can read more about Mission East in Afghanistan on our home page: Afghanistan | Mission East

You can find Mission East at:

Full job description can be downloaded here: JD AFG HoP.pdf147.8 KB

To apply:

Please, look at the full job description linked below before you send your application.
If you have questions about the position, you are welcome to contact: Firdavs Ogoev at ogf@missioneast.org (don’t send your application to this address).

If you are Afghan citizen, please, apply through our local channel: recruitment_afg@missioneast.org
Otherwise, please, send your application to recruitment@missioneast.org with:
– “AFG HoP” in the subject field
– your motivation letter and CV, naming your files with you first name and surname first.
Thanks in advance.

We expect:

– First interview to be held: 6 or 7 March
– Start day: As soon as possible.

Closing date: Sunday 25 February midnight CET