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Senior Project Officer (Health & Nutrition)


Position Title: Senior Project Officer (Health & Nutrition)

2024-07-13        Kabul       Full Time        342

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Based on Organization Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: CARE-AF-0955
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul with travel to the provinces
Years of Experience: Minimum 3 years of experience in implementing health and nutrition projects, preferably in a humanitarian or development context with international or UN agencies
Contract Duration: 11 Months
Gender: Female
Education: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, nutrition, or a related field
Close date: 2024-07-13


CARE is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian humanitarian organization, extending its relief and development assistance to those in need. CARE, as an International Confederation of 13 member organizations is one of the world's largest private humanitarian organizations working in more than 90 plus, countries committed to helping communities in the developing world achieve lasting victories over poverty.

Job Descriptions:

Job Summary:

The Senior Project Officer (Health and Nutrition) will be responsible for the overall planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the health and nutrition project (ECHO). They will work closely with the project manager and project team, partners, to ensure the effective delivery of health and nutrition interventions, in line with established guidelines and standards. The Senior Project Officer will provide technical and administrative expertise, supervise project staff, and contribute to capacity-building efforts within the team.


  1. Support the planning, coordination, and implementation of health and nutrition projects, particularly the ECHO project, ensuring compliance with project objectives, timelines, and budgets.
  2. Provide technical guidance and support on health and nutrition interventions, including maternal and child health, nutrition promotion, disease prevention, and health system strengthening.
  3. Conduct assessments and analyses to identify health and nutrition needs, gaps, and opportunities for program improvement.
  4. Develop detailed project work plans, in collaboration with the project manager and project team, and oversee their effective implementation.
  5. Coordinate and collaborate with partner organizations, government agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure integrated and coordinated health and nutrition services.
  6. Supervise and mentor project staff, providing guidance, feedback, and support to enhance their technical capacity and performance.
  7. Monitor project activities, progress, and achievements against set targets, and take corrective actions as needed.
  8. Ensure the timely collection, analysis, and reporting of project data, and contribute to project reports and documentation.
  9. Support the development and implementation of behavior change communication strategies and community mobilization initiatives to promote health and nutrition behaviors.
  10. Collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to design and implement monitoring and evaluation frameworks, tools, and systems for effective project monitoring and learning.
  11. Stay updated on emerging trends, research, and best practices in the field of health and nutrition and apply this knowledge to project design and implementation.
  12. Contribute to the development of project proposals, concept notes, and other relevant documents related to health and nutrition programming.
  13. Participate in relevant meetings, workshops, and capacity-building initiatives to enhance professional growth and contribute to the overall success of the project.

Safeguarding Responsibilities:


Safety and Security Responsibility:

We all have a responsibility to promote a safe and secure work environment, foster a safety and security culture, and ensure consistent application of, and compliance with, CARE Afghanistan safety and security policies and procedures.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, nutrition, or a related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in implementing health and nutrition projects, preferably in a humanitarian or development context with international or UN agencies.
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of health and nutrition interventions, guidelines, and best practices.
  • Experience in project planning, coordination, and management, with a track record of successful project implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of project staff.
  • Knowledge of health system strengthening approaches and community-based health and nutrition programs.
  • Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation principles and tools for health and nutrition projects.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and software for data management and reporting.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally, as required.


Core Competencies:

  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Able to listen well, accurately communicate ideas, and to work well in a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, with a range of individuals and groups
  • Work enthusiastically with clients
  • Culturally flexible and respect the multi-cultural environment


4.2 Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent skills in problem-solving and decision-making 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Technical skills to provide effective safe motherhood services
  • Good teamwork spirit 
  • Willingness to learn new skills

 4.4 Languages Skills:

  • Fluency in spoken and written Dari, Pashtu, and English language is a requirement.

Location:  Kabul with frequent travel to the field.


CARE places human dignity at the center of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse and of vulnerable adults and children, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation, harassment and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel

CARE Afghanistan  participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we hereby request information from candidate’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the candidate left employment. All CARE Afghanistan’s offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. By submitting an application, the applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Please submit your completed CARE Standard Job application form (ACBAR: Application Form) to afg.vacancies@care.org.
  • Applications after the closing date (12:00 AM) and without CARE Application form will not be accepted.
  • Please Indicate the position title, Vacancy Number in the Subject Line (Senior Project Officer CARE-AF-0955 Kabul) otherwise your application will not be considered.
  • Please note that there is no telephonic inquiry and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted with and call for Interview.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a Background Check, Bridger check & Reference check and be compliant and sign up to Care Afghanistan’s Code of Conduct, PSHA (Prevention from Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse) and other Care Afghanistan policies prior to a final offer being made.
  • People with Physical Disabilities and Women are highly encourage to apply.
  • CARE IS COMMITTED TO CODE OF CONDUCT (Available at: CARE Afg Code of Conduct (updated).pdf)

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