Program Development Consultant

Relief International, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st October, 2018

Job Description

About RI:  Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty. Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them

Position Summary:   RI is seeking a consultant to develop three health proposals, supporting the delivery of health services in multiple provinces in Afghanistan. The consultant will play a leading role in ensuring the proposal aligns with donor interests, responds to the public health strategy of the Afghan government and, most importantly, addresses the challenges and opportunities faced by the healthcare system in rural contexts.


Main Objectives:

  • Lead the process of proposal design with staff from RI’s partner organization, Medical Refresher Courses for Afghanistan (MRCA)
  • Lead, coordinate and finalize the project components internally and externally with consortium partners

Key Deliverables:

  • Develop draft timeline for proposal development
  • Final draft of proposal narrative
  • Final draft of budget

Reports to: Asia Regional Program Development Manager

Timeframe of consultancy: 20 days, during August/September NB: This can be spent partly in Kabul.


This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

  • Proven experience in coordinating successful, complex funding proposals, preferably in the area of public health and specifically on the government’s BPHS and EPHS
  • Knowledge of World Bank/Ministry of Public Health proposal requirements, preferably in the Afghan context
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to convene partner members and achieve results;
  • MA in public health, international relations, business administration or other relevant field;
  • 5 years minimum experience INGO or private sector context;
  • Proven success in grant writing, networking and liaising with field and HQ staff when necessary.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability


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