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Position Title: Area Manager
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Area Manager

Handicap International

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Position Title: Area Manager

2021-12-11        Nimruz       Full Time        56

Job Location: Nimruz
Nationality: National
Category: Management
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: According to HI salary scale
Vacancy Number: HI-2021-73
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Zaranj
Organization: Handicap International
Years of Experience: Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an equivalent position. Experience working in a similar position for an NGO or an international organization is preferred.
Contract Duration: 8 Months
Gender: Male/Female
Education: University degree in relevant field
Close date: 2021-12-11

About Handicap International:

HI has been supporting the Afghan people since 1987, starting its operations in Pakistan. Since 1996, HI has been operating across Afghanistan in order to launch victim assistance interventions, working at different levels of the society and adopting a cross-sectoral approach. While present on the ground to directly support victims of the conflict through the provision of a range of services – from physical rehabilitation, to mine risk education and inclusive livelihoods – HI has been continuously advocating to increase the rights of victims and other people with disabilities in the country. In particular, and in line with its global strategy and priorities, HI has been advocating to reduce the use of landmines and conventional weapons. Acknowledging the need to respond to the urgent emergency crises combined with longer term, chronic gaps in the provision of services, HI has steadily expanded its range of activities and services in order to support the most vulnerable people, enhancing their resilience while strengthening participation and inclusion of all individuals.

Job Descriptions:

Under the responsibility of the Country Director, the Area Manager works in close collaboration with Operations, Support Services and the Technical Unit to contribute to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in Nimroz. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in Nimroz, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. He/she shares with HI base Project Managers, the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization. The Area Manager is expected to consolidate, deepen and extend HI position in Nimroz.

Main responsibilities

  • The Area Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the projects part of the Programme operational strategy.
  • Under the guidance of the Country Director and Operations Manager, he/she deploys all adequate tools that will allow project monitoring in the base, project financial controlling and compliance with HI policies and frameworks (in particular HI Project Monitoring & Evaluation policy), and the respect of contractual obligations towards donors.
  • He/she contributes to monitor and analyse context developments in his/her geographical area, in order to identify operational risks and opportunities, and proposes actions to the Country Director.
  • He/she contributes to organizational transformation in line with Lean, Shared Services and ROOTS projects from base level.
  • Raise the quality of projects through stronger technical support and monitoring processes
  • Contribute to the development of new projects, while ensuring linkages with the existing projects in order to build up a comprehensive operational strategy in Nimroz Province.
  • Ensure effective coordination between different projects management and linkage with other departments and to ensure effective and continuous coordination with central office in Kabul.
  • Build the capacity and empower national program staff in managing the project cycle.
  • Line manage program staff at base level under the jurisdiction of Nimroz management.

Area/ Base Management

1. Management

1.1: Be the manager (direct report) of the Project managers’ team at the base level in Nimroz

  • Foster a team spirit and team functioning guaranteeing synergies and exchange of good practices between the Project managers, the country Project Managers, Country Technical Managers and with head office colleagues.
  • Size and plan human resources needs of the projects in at the base.
  • Recruit and contribute to the professional development, autonomy and well-being at work of the base project managers : in link with the corresponding professional channels, set formalized individual objectives, ensure coherence between HI’s needs and competencies and motivation of his/her teams, develop and monitor competence development plan, evaluate individual performance, contribute to career evolution.
  • Acknowledge individual and collective efforts and performance at base level.
  • Embody and transmit HI values at the base level, ensure compliance with code of conduct and institutional policies, ensure the expected mind set and individual and collective behaviours, and disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Animate the daily working interactions between project managers and support teams (technical and shared services, functional link), in order to facilitate project implementation at the base level. Ensure regular project reviews with project managers at the base level.

1.2: Participate in Programme and Coordination meetings at the base level and at the main office level as may be required. 

  • This coordination is to ensure coherence and liaison between the different project activities and the contracting obligations of the funding partners, to oversee and finalise reporting and to provide the representation necessary between the projects and regional authorities and with other partners at the base level.

1.3: Contribute to the development of new projects

  • Identify with the project teams, the community leaders and relevant stakeholders, the needs of the local population especially in terms of Livelihood, Psychosocial Support, Physical Rehabilitation and other sector in which HI could have an added value and respond quickly
  • Contribute to the proposal development/ writing.

1.4: Ensure smooth and effective coordination with the main office in Kabul, focusing on a result and quality based communication.

  • Ensure coordination and functional links between project managers in Nimroz and national project teams management and the technical unit in Kabul
  • Provide support to staff where needed to comply with requirements in terms of quality planning, timely reporting and effective communication.
  • Ensure communication and reporting channels and mechanisms are respected; ensure feedbacks from Kabul are disseminated to Nimroz Team. Propose improvements when needed.
  • Actively participate to Senior Management meetings
  • Ensure sound management and monitoring of projects at the base level. Ensure compliance with project donors’ rules and regulations, including visibility.

With both operational opportunities and risks in mind, contribute to the monitoring and analysis made by the Country Director, and propose mitigation measures when relevant

Job Requirements:

Knowledge required


  1. University degree in relevant field
  2. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an equivalent position. Experience working in a similar position for an NGO or an international organization is preferred.
  3. Willingness and ability to travel to high-risk areas, as needed.  Must also have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.

Skills required


  1. Language and Skill
  2. Excellent computer skills
  3. Good communication skills
  4. Good organizational skills
  5. Good interpersonal skills
  6. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  7. Ability to create a supportive working relationship with all project teams
  8. Ability to work under pressure

Excellent spoken and written Pashto, Dari and English required

Submission Guidelines:

Please send your CV and Cover letter to:


Note : Applications without mentioning the Position Title & Vacancy Number in the subject line of the email will NOT be considered.

Disabled & Females are particularly encouraged to apply

- HI has got strong stand on protection of beneficiaries.

"The Area Manager will have to create and maintain an environment which prevents sexual exploitation and abuse and promotes the implementation of the code of conduct"

Submission Email:

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