Senior Health Program Coordinator

Job Location:According to the organization’s salary scale
Employment Type:Full Time
Salary:According to the organization salary scale
Vacancy Number:HR/WC-110
No. Of Jobs:1
City:Kabul with travels to provinces
Organization:War Child
Years of Experience:Expertise in gender-based violence issues, with a minimum of 4-6 years of progressive humanitarian experience, at least 2 of which should be field-based or in an emergency context
Contract Duration:8 months
Education:Master’s/Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Psychology, Psychosocial implementation, clinical Social Work, Mental Health, Public Health or a related area.
Close date:2023-04-08

About War Child:

flagship War Child With its Justice, Education, and Opportunity initiatives, the Afghanistan program improves social impact in the lives of vulnerable children, women, and their families, integrating child protection and gender into all of its activities. With recently secured long-term funding for programs in eight provinces—Kabul, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Balkh, Kunduz, Takhar, Logar, and Badakhshan—the Afghanistan Country Program is presently undergoing an exciting expansion and will soon be extended to add new provinces.

Job Description:

  Position Summary:

The project’s senior health program coordinator will be in charge of the overall execution, coordination, and achievement of project goals. She will back up and vouch for the excellence of the services rendered by WFHSs in the relevant province. With the necessary government agencies, local communities, and other important players offering services in the health and protection sectors, she will coordinate the project’s efforts. The following three main areas of responsibility are also included: monitoring and reporting, capacity development, and program management and technical leadership.


Program management and overall leadership:

  • Assist the MHPSS program’s implementation and keep an eye on the programmatic and technical personnel to ensure that the program’s goals are quickly met.
  • Build a resource library for PSS inside the project and assist in the creation of evidence about the relationship between MHPSS concerns and other conflict causes. Integrate psychosocial support into all initiatives.
  • oversee and direct continuing evaluation of PSS treatments, MHPSS initiatives, and staff knowledge and abilities in Women Friendly Health Spaces (WFHS) and other PSS interventions, paying particular attention to staff changes and
  • recruiting and a rise in the number of locations where services are provided.
  • Coordination with the appropriate government agencies, writing of MoUs, etc.
    lead the signing of the MoU with the appropriate De Facto Authorities
  • Participate in the creation of a strategy for the mentorship, monitoring, and training of PSS (Psychosocial Support) counselors. To guarantee skill development and application, do extensive follow-up/coaching after training sessions.
  • Assist front-line employees and PSS counselors with training reviews on PFA and other psychosocial treatments to ensure that staff members and community mobilizers have the skills necessary to identify and react to MHPSS needs.
  • To ensure PSS interventions are carried out in accordance with international and national guidelines and best practices, lead the assessment of the current monitoring instruments.
  • Work together with the protection/GBV sub-cluster and UNFPA’s implementing partners to improve the existing referral systems that connect the organization’s service delivery locations to other service providers.
  • Represent the company in MHPSS coordination bodies and keep the MHPSS Working Group connected to enable knowledge sharing and talent transfer.
  • Participate in additional resource mobilization initiatives, contribute to the preparation of applications, and give comments for donor reports.
  • Make ensuring that donors’ shared SOPs and requirements are implemented at Service Delivery Locations (SDPs).
  • Boost self-care and staff care by employing a holistic, integrated strategy that includes offering staff members direct assistance as well as orientation workshops on stress management and self-care.
  • Where necessary and with top management permission, sign MOUs with De facto authorities and other organizations.

Capacity Development:

  • In conjunction with important cluster/working group members, lead the upgrading of the training materials specifically adapted to the MHPSS intervention for the response and prevention of women and girls.
  • oversee the provision of continuing assistance to PSS case workers’ capacity-building initiatives and health responders to ensure that they can provide effective psychological first aid for trauma survivors.
  • Participate in the distribution of PSEA policy and give training and orientation to all field workers.
  • To guarantee that there are clear guidelines for the aims and assessment, and support ongoing monitoring of WFHS’s activities.
  • Take part in the analysis of data and monitoring visit findings to determine what capacity development requirements exist.
  • Review current IEC materials to make that PSS elements are incorporated in RH IEC and MHPSS response and prevention messages, and contribute to the creation of relevant IEC materials to support training and program implementation for MHPSS interventions.
  • Assist the staff’s continual capacity building to respond to emergency/humanitarian situations by being aware of PSS requirements, offering referrals, and intervening.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • oversee the creation of mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating the intervention of WFHS.
  • Ensure that a record of participants’ progress is being created.
  • monitoring tools for WFHS interventions are under supervision to promote high-quality programming that complies with regional, national, and international standards.
  • Review MHPSS response and prevention interventions for crisis-affected populations to make sure that all interventions adhere to the Guiding Principles. This review should take into account the IASC Guidelines for Integrating MHPSS Interventions in Humanitarian Settings, the ISAC Guidelines for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, as well as other international standards.
  • work with Protection to modify MHPSS work to meet MHPSS needs

Job Requirements:



  • Master’s/Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Psychology, Psychosocial implementation, clinical Social Work, Mental Health, Public Health or a related area.

Work experience:

  • good knowledge of IASC rules and worldwide best practices for MHPSS programming.
  • 4-6 years of progressive humanitarian experience, at least two of which should be field-based or in an emergency, and knowledge of gender-based violence concerns.
  • professional expertise in the design, planning, and administration of development projects or programs, or similar fields.
  • knowledge of coordinating and maintaining relationships with regional stakeholders, such as partners, businesses, NGOs, and communities.
  • Proven organizational abilities: the capacity to function autonomously and effectively with a variety of stakeholders in a hectic setting.
  • Case management and multi-sectoral service management experience are preferred.
  • understanding of the multi-sectoral approach and the survivor-centered approach.
  • Experience in creating training curricula, modules, and materials with proven applicability in data management, and MHPSS case management, including psychosocial (PSS) treatments, psychosocial first aid, MHPSS multi-sectoral services, and PSS prevention and response.
  • shown knowledge of the problems with confidentiality, data security, and other moral considerations surrounding the exchange of private information across humanitarian organizations.
  • A benefit is having previous experience managing PSS counselors and MHPSS case workers.
  • It will be advantageous to know integrated MHPSS and health/reproductive services.
  • shown an aptitude for stats/data analysis in relation to humanitarian efforts.

Languages:  Fluency in English and local languages (Dari or Pashto) is required with high-quality report writing skills.


  • Good interpersonal and communication abilities: the capacity to collaborate with others in a variety of roles in a multicultural context.
  • Strong computer abilities, including mastery of database applications, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and pivot table/chart analysis.
  • possess abilities to facilitate groups
  • flexibility and the readiness to alter work procedures and schedules
  • a capacity for pressured labor
  • cultural sensitivity and maintaining privacy

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants are invited to send their resumes and an accompanying cover letter electronically to:  [email protected] 

War Child is an equal opportunity employer; qualified Afghan women are strongly encouraged to apply.

The closing date is Apr 08, 2023. Please ensure your application email has the subject heading ‘Senior Health Program Coordinator VA# HR/WC-110′ Otherwise, your application will not be considered.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls, please

Submission Email:

[email protected]