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Gender Coordinator, Health

Aga Khan Foundation
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Position Title: Gender Coordinator, Health

2022-12-06        Kabul       Full Time        215

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Grade C NTA Salary scale
Vacancy Number: NR/KBL/11/22/093
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Years of Experience: At least 5 years work experience in development sectors (health, education, gender, civil society).
Contract Duration: One year- Extendable
Gender: Female
Education: At least Bachelor’s degree in public health, community health or social science.
Close date: 2022-12-06

About Aga Khan Foundation:

The Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of international, private, non-denominational development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the poorest parts of the developing world. The Network’s organizations have individual mandates that range from the fields of health and education to architecture, rural development and promotion of private-sector enterprise and institutions that seek to empower communities and individuals, usually in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities.

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational international development agency established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa. Created as a private, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, it has branches and independent affiliates in 19 countries.

AKF seeks to provide sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill health. In Afghanistan, AKF works with rural communities in mountainous, remote or resource poor areas to improve quality of life in the areas of natural resource management, market development, governance, education, and health.

Job Descriptions:


The incumbent in this position is responsible for working closely with AKF’s health national and regional teams, as well as other AKDN Agencies working in partnership with AKF AFG to technically lead and facilitate the gender mainstreaming/integration strategic process across the Foundations for Health and Empowerment (F4HE)[1] and other projects. The Gender Coordinator will ensure gender integration throughout the project cycle-from designing and planning to impact assessment stages by assuring consistent support to teams at AKF AFG and other partners, yearly planning, achieving targeted milestones, reporting on gender indicators and gender-targeted interventions, participating and representing platforms to present the work, and convening national and regional level meetings, including Gender Technical Working Groups meetings.  


Under the direct supervision of National Lead, Health and overall guidance of the Regional Gender Advisor, the Gender Coordinator will be responsible for:

  1. Ensuring compliance with donor and AKF requirements on gender integration for improving the quality of lives in targeted communities by prioritizing the most vulnerable groups, including women, girls, and children.
  2. Leading and providing technical assistance to teams on yearly designing and planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting on gender-integrated interventions, including:
  • Draft and finalize Yearly Gender Integrated Action Plan (GIAP) in consultation with partnering AKDN Agencies to integrate effectively gender concerns across all three project components of the F4HE project i.e. Foundations for Health (F4H), Foundations for Children (F4C) and Advancing Gender Equality Through Civil Society (AGECS).
  • Orient AKDN partnering Agencies on GIAP, its implementation, monitoring and reporting requirements.
  • Effectively implement all gender integrated interventions outlined in the GAP, including strategies aiming to ensure participation of women and girls in the implementation of project activities across all project components.
  • Monitor and report on how and to what an extent multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination have been addressed across all three project components (both, qualitatively and quantitatively).
  • Develop and disseminate gender-sensitive outreach Information Education Communication (IEC) (brochure, pamphlets, and fact sheets, etc.), and promotional material.
  • Report and use data disaggregated by gender, age, ethnicity, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national context.
  • Develop reports (as per donor and internal reporting timelines) on gender-integrated interventions and related gender indicators as envisioned in GIAP.
  1. Training Material Development and Training Delivery Strengthen the understanding of the gender mainstreaming/integration by providing customized, culturally sensitive and acceptable trainings to AKF AFG and other partnering agencies, project staff, and other stakeholders. Updating and/or develop all training sessions/courses/modules for target beneficiaries on gender sensitization, including: 
  • Provide technical guidance on developing a standard education program for midwives and nurses on NCDs, ECD, adolescent’s health, MNCH and SRHR, mental health, gender equality, and responding to GBV.
  • Provide technical guidance on developing a standard education program for health promoters on NCDs, ECD, adolescent’s health, MNCH and SRHR, mental health, gender equality, and responding to GBV. 
  • Review content for different stakeholders, including teachers and caregivers on gender-sensitive early childhood development. 
  • Coordinate integration of gender and adolescent-responsive programming into existing strategic and operational (annual) plans
  • Facilitate all training events and consultations, prepare training reports, and document gender considerations.  
  1. Coordinate, organize meetings, consultations at provincial, national, and regional levels, as well as represent at relevant platforms.
  2. Support teams in designing and developing gender-sensitive, and culturally acceptable outreach and behavioral changed communication material (information education and communication material) and messages on SRHR, maternal health, NCDs and gender equality and identifying best disseminating channels to women, men, adolescents, and school-based children.
  3. Any other responsibility assigned by the supervisor/management.



  • Contribute to the organization’s objective of increasing the recruitment, retention and promotion of women through proposing practical strategies.
  • Maintain a good organizational working relationship within the departments and other AKFA’s sectors.
  • Maintain close working relationship with provincial health team, relevant sectors and AKDN sister agencies.



  • Contribute to the development/review of a gender strategies in collaboration with the gender unit.
  • Report on gender issues, and document and distribute positive results and changes that come out from AKF gender policy.
  • Together with the Gender unit, set priorities and develop and implement a clear and comprehensive gender equality action plan to contribute to the implementation of AKF’s gender policy.
  • Prepare gender training manuals and tools and conduct training.

[1] Three components of the F4HE Project: 1) Foundation for Health (F4H); 2) Foundations for Children (F4C); and 3) Advancing Gender Equality through Civil Society (AGECS)

Job Requirements:


  • At least Bachelor’s degree in public health, community health or social science. 
  • At least 5 years work experience in development sectors (health, education, gender, civil society).
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English, and local languages verbally and in writing.
  • Technical knowledge of gender mainstreaming at the organizational and programmatic levels.
  • Knowledge of Afghanistan Culture or social behaviors.
  • Experience in delivery of training.
  • Very good interpersonal communication and managerial skills.



  • Highly collaborative and accountable.
  • Strong negotiation and conflict management skills.
  • Self-motivated for taking new initiatives.
  • Multitasking ability.
  • Respectful of both men’s and women’s views and opinions.
  • Creative, Initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision.

Submission Guidelines:


Interested applicants should submit their CV along with a cover letter to Jobs.afghanistan@akdn.org no later than 06th December 2022.

Important Notes:

  • Please quote the Vacancy Number as the Subject of the e-mail when applying.
  • No supporting documents (e.g., diplomas, recommendation letters, identification card(s) etc.) are required at this stage.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment.
  • Salary scale: Grade C based on NTA Salary scale.


Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal opportunity and safeguarding of children, beneficiaries, partners, community members and employees in accordance with AKF(Afg)’s safeguarding policy.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your details and information shared on this advertisement shall remain confidential.

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