Area Manager – IP (WERP)

February 26, 2024
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Job Description

About Aga Khan Foundation:

Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities in some of the poorest parts of the developing world. AKF(Afg)’s individual mandates range from health and education to architecture, rural development, and the promotion of private-sector enterprises. Established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan, AKF seeks sustainable solutions to long-term issues of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill health. In Afghanistan, AKF collaborates with rural communities to enhance the quality of life, focusing on natural resource management, market development, governance, education, and health.

Job Description:


The incumbent in this position is responsible for the project Area Office based in Panjshir province, demonstrating exceptional leadership skills in managing a large team, ensuring efficient operations, and achieving project goals. The role involves successful project implementation through close coordination with community leaders, NGOs, and relevant entities.


  • Manage the area office in Panjshir province, overseeing day-to-day functions, staff, projects, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Build strong relations with the community, provincial officials, and participate in meetings with relevant organizations.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and provide updated information on the project, maintaining regular contacts with Regional HR, Finance, and RD when necessary.
  • Conduct regular meetings at the area office and participate in regional meetings as required.
  • Support sector managers in developing Yearly Plans of Operation (YPOs) and ensure timely implementation.
  • Ensure smooth project implementation in line with the project plan and AKF(Afg)’s guidelines.
  • Report project progress on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.
  • Ensure proper implementation of gender policy and Child Safeguarding policy.
  • Oversee proper usage of office properties by staff.
  • Enhance staff and office equipment security while resolving conflicts related to staff and program implementation.
  • Orient new joiners on the program, office environment, and introduce them to the staff.
  • Manage timesheets, overtime, and employees’ attendance according to policies.
  • Report HR-related matters to the HR Manager on time.
  • Lead staff’s leave in coordination with the HR department.
  • Act as the focal point for child safeguarding, ensuring policy implementation and timely reporting of related issues.
  • Ensure proper announcement of Job Advertisements at the district level.
  • Prepare and conduct monthly field visits for staff.
  • Participate in meetings at the provincial level.
  • Perform any other job-related duty assigned by the supervisor.


  • Conduct meetings with staff to improve project implementation.
  • Prioritize tasks among staff.
  • Review and sign administration and financial documents according to the authority matrix.
  • Manage area office staff leave and approve/disapprove leave requests.

Job Requirements:


  • University degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Science, Literature, or equivalent (a master’s degree is preferred).
  • Very good computer knowledge of MS Office Packages.
  • 5-7 years of work experience in managing projects and offices in NGO or INGO work environment.
  • Strong communication, problem-solving, community mobilization, and monitoring skills.
  • Good communication and report-writing skills in National/Local Languages (Dari or Pashto) and English.
  • Ability to perform well in stressful situations.


  • Attention to details.
  • Communication skills (verbally & writing).
  • Conflict Management.
  • Accountability, attitude toward honesty.
  • Commitment to the job, report-writing skills.
  • Self-starter with own initiatives.
Submission Guideline:


Interested applicants should submit their CVs along with a cover letter to no later than 26th February 2024.

Important Notes:

Quote the Vacancy Number as the Subject of the email when applying.

No supporting documents 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’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect a commitment to equal opportunity and safeguarding, following AKF(Afg)’s safeguarding policy.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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