Programme Manager

Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development, Kabul, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th January, 2017

Job Description

Programme Manager

ACBAR Capacity Building Project

Kabul, Afghanistan

The Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development (ACBAR) is a national NGO created in August 1988, in response to demands for a more coordinated approach to humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in Pakistan. ACBAR moved its headquarters to Kabul in 2002 and currently has 150 NGO members, both national and international organizations, working in all sectors of humanitarian assistance and development.

In 2013, UNOCHA, as management agent for the CHF, established a Due Diligence assessment system with the objective of ascertaining the capacity of International and National NGOs to be able to effectively manage and deliver programmes in Afghanistan. The ability to access CHF funding in Afghanistan requires robust technical skills, administrative capacity, and an understanding of the cluster coordinated platform. The ACBAR Twinning program focuses on helping national NGOs to access the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF).

The Programme Manager is responsible for providing support in the professional development of national NGOs (NNGOs) to increase their capacity to access humanitarian funding. This is achieved through intensive mentoring by ACBAR’s national team and by International NGO partners, through field visits and different trainings, based on NNGO needs identified by all parties. Additionally, the Twinning program encourages NNGO partners to participate in and engage with the UN clusters in order to provide accurate data and information to the humanitarian community in Afghanistan.

Programme Manager:

The Programme Manager will lead a small national team to implement the programme in its second phase of 2 years. The program has gone through a mid-term review and the program manager will be responsible for implementing recommendations of the review. This will include identifying new training opportunities and ensuring the achievement of indicators in the revised program logframe. The program manager will be the chief focal point between ACBAR and the donor, and will be responsible for leading the Twinning team in developing publicity material to promote the programs achievements. Additionally, the program manager will be responsible for planning and execution of the program budget. The post holder will be based in Kabul with occasional travel to the regions.

12- 24 months contract.

Core Duties:

  • Planning and implementation of the project
  • Financial management of the project budget
  • Management of assessments
  • Reporting and follow up with donor on a regular basis
  • Regular monitoring and reporting on program indicators to donor
  • Management of national staff
  • Follow up with UNOCHA on NNGO Due Diligence assessments, identifying training and assessment needs, and cluster coordination.
  • Identification and development of training needs and other program activities
  • Promotion of program to the wider humanitarian community
  • Coordination between INGO and NNGO Twinning Partners
  • Mapping of donor landscape in Afghanistan
  • Identification of funding opportunities for NNGOs in Afghanistan
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Director.

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience in an INGO
  • Experience in working in humanitarian field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Financial Management
  • Outstanding networking and interpersonal skills
  • Able to live in complex security environment

Employment at ACBAR is on contractual terms and candidates ready for the challenge are encouraged to apply. For more information visit our website:


Please send your CV and a letter of motivation including your current salary, expected remuneration, three professional referees and day time Skype contacts to: and with the subject matter marked as “Twinning Manager”. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The successful candidate should be available to start work in mid-February 2017.

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