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Family Support Program Manager - Female only

IRC (International Rescue Committee)
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Position Title: Family Support Program Manager - Female only

2024-07-10        Nangarhar       Full Time        154

Job Location: Nangarhar
Nationality: National
Category: Support
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per IRC-Afghanistan Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: 52715
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Nangarhar
Organization: IRC (International Rescue Committee)
Years of Experience: At least 4 to 5 years professional technical experience, including 2 years implementing humanitarian protection programs in emergency and conflict contexts with at least 1 year in managerial level.
Contract Duration: 1 Year
Gender: Female
Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work, humanities, other social science, or related field
Close date: 2024-07-10

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 10 provinces throughout Afghanistan, among which some of the most security volatile, and employs over 1000 staff.

Compliance with Policies:

  • Compliance with the IRC WAY (our standards for professional conduct) is a responsibility shared by all involved in delivering on the IRC’s mission. We must abide by the IRC Way and Safeguarding Policies all the time. 
  • The IRC has zero tolerance approach to the IRC Code of Conduct including safeguarding violations being committed by its staff, consultants, contractors, volunteers, interns, suppliers, vendors, sub-grantees/partners, implementing partners or any other associate.

Job Descriptions:

Main Purpose of the Job:

The Family Support Manager will work in close coordination family support Deputy Coordinator to design and implement protection programming for women and girls.  This position will supervise 2 Senior Officers in Nangarhar to implement family support response and community outreach. In addition, the family support Manager will support the family support Deputy Coordinator in working closely with INGOs, NGOS, government agencies and clusters to develop women protection programming for women and girls throughout Afghanistan.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical Quality

  • Ensuring that FS program activities are women, girl and Client-cantered, and adhere to best practice and GBV guiding principles, flagging any concerns to the FSP Deputy Coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Conducting regular, weekly online supervision and providing remote support to oversee the successful implementation of FSP activities in Nangarhar and other provinces based on the funding .
  • Supporting the FSP Team to continuously monitor and assess risk across all their services, activities and sites of operations and Technical Coordinator time to time being.
  • Meet regularly with proper Coordination of the Field Coordinator for the site teams to discuss, design, plan community outreach and mobilization of FSP activities.
  • Meet regularly FSP Deputy Coordinator and with the and Field Coordinator to discuss programming progress, successes, challenges, responsiveness of our program and putting in place an action plan and follow up.

Staff Supervision and Development

  • Directly supervise and mentor FSP Senior Officers in Nangahar and other provinces (as needed)
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, probation reviews, and annual performance reviews.
  • Monitor staff care and well-being and approve and manage all leave requests to ensure adequate coverage.
  • Through close work with the FSP Team, ensure that all new staff are provided with the core FSP and GBV training package and identify opportunities for further training.
  • Assist with the recruitment of program staff and incentive workers.

Case Management & Community Outreach and Risk Reduction Support

  • With technical guidance from FSP Deputy Coordinator, provide technical support to the FSP Senior Coordinators on high risk and/or complex, difficult cases.
  • Ensure the FSP team are using functional, Client-cantered referral pathways and conducting safe, confidential, and appropriate referrals in line with best practice.
  • Support the FSP Team in implementation of the protection cash program through our case management in-line with the SOP.
  • Support the FSP Team in implementation and facilitation of focus group discussion and key informant interview to better understand the needs of the community.
  • Support the development of appropriate messages on the types of services and support available to survivors of GBV, where these services are available, how communities can support survivors to access services, and the consequences of GBV and the benefits of seeking care and support.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Ensure GBV information generated from our services is managed in-line with ethical standards, the GBVIMS guidelines, information sharing and data protection protocols.
  • continuously monitor activities, assessing their relevance to the needs, priorities and interests of women and adolescent girls.
  • Submit weekly activity summary reporting gathered from your sites.
  • Keep close track of indicators monthly, and flag to the FSP Deputy Coordinator when programs are behind in activity implementation.

Budget Management

  • Update procurement plans for your sites of operation monthly ahead of procurement review meetings, send complete procurement plans to FSP Deputy Coordinator
  • Ensure estimated prices, supply chain procedures and specifications of items on procurement plans are reviewed by Supply Chain and Finance teams during monthly procurement review meetings.
  • develop spending plans based on procurement plans and submit to the FSP Deputy Coordinator
  • Raise PRs for program activities and materials, follow up on PRs, their tracking and completion.
  • As requested by FSP Deputy Coordinator, prepare internal reports within agreed deadlines, including feeding into donor reports in time with deadlines, ensuring the accuracy of the information provided. 


  • Make sure fully Coordination and communication is placed with FSP Deputy Coordinator, Field Coordinator, Humanitarian Access team and security focal points, to ensure smooth access for program implementation cooperation with local stakeholders and the ability to implement programming in multiple locations which are hard to reach areas and in line with humanitarian principles.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant NGOs, UN agencies, government authorities and sub-clusters.


  • The ability to regularly travel to provinces in which IRC operates, including but not limited to, Herat and Nangarhar.
  • Other job relevant duties as assigned by the FSP Deputy Coordinator to support the implementation and quality of the program.

Job Requirements:

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, humanities, other social science, or related field
  • At least 4 to 5 years professional technical experience, including 2 years implementing humanitarian protection programs in emergency and conflict contexts with at least 1 year in managerial level.
  • Clear understanding of the impact and dynamics of GBV on women and girls
  • Demonstrated interest, enthusiasm, and commitment to working with women and girls, and their rights, safety, empowerment, and improving their access to resources and services.
  • Direct experience in providing basic counselling, psychosocial support, case management, and delivering services to women and girls GBV survivors.
  • Experience providing training and mentoring to others.
  • Experience in supervising a staff of at least 10, activity design, planning and monitoring, and overseeing direct services.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients.
  • Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting.
  • Ability to discuss sensitive issues with respect, empathy, and professionalism.
  • Knowledge and experience with community outreach and mobilization
  • Familiarity with principles of monitoring and evaluation; experience in writing brief narrative reports and data reporting
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Word/Excel
  • Fluency in English, Pashto and Dari is required.

Submission Guidelines:

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)

All qualified candidates are requested to open the given link and follow the instructions:


applications received without a given link and/or online system will be disqualified and removed from the entire process. 

Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and after that for interviews. 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, Qala-e-Fathullah, Street # 3, District 10, Old UNOCHA Office, Beside Fatemia Mosque.

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