Project Manager ( Subject to Donor Approval)

January 14, 2024
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Job Description

About World Vision International:

World Vision International (WVI) has been at the forefront of addressing humanitarian crises in Afghanistan since 2001. Starting with emergency relief operations, WVI has evolved its programs to encompass various development sectors such as health, nutrition, WASH, child protection, and education. World Vision Afghanistan (WVA) is dedicated to empowering women and engaging in civil and social change through interfaith partnership.

WVA’s interventions target the most vulnerable, including children, women, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnee refugees, and marginalized families. The goal is to improve the survival and well-being of Afghan girls and boys, laying the foundations for a better future.

Job Description:

Building Relationship:

  • Demonstrate World Vision’s core values, vision, and mission.
  • Build a highly committed and competent team, ensuring cooperation and coordination among relevant staff.
  • Mentor, coach, and provide opportunities for the professional growth of staff.
  • Create a learning environment for staff reflection, learning from mistakes, and revising work plans for improved mission impact.
  • Ensure staff understanding and adherence to the WV safeguarding policy.

Grant Implementation:

  • Conduct a start-up workshop inclusive of all relevant stakeholders.
  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring project outcomes align with the Detailed Implementation Plan and the available budget.
  • Lead the project team in participatory planning, ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices, and donor guidelines.
  • Provide timely input and contribution to work plans and reports, ensuring grant management compliance.
  • Liaise effectively with local government officials, communities, donor representatives, and other stakeholders.
  • Support departments with required documents/tools for good practice in support services.
  • Staff Supervision, Management, and Capacity Building/ Continuous Learning:
  • Supervise a team of senior national staff with diverse technical skills.
  • Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan, ensuring staff’s technical and operational capacity.
  • Conduct ongoing reviews of staff performance, providing opportunities for feedback.
  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff through training and performance management.
  • Equip frontline and technical staff with knowledge, tools, and resources.

Budget Management:

  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels for both WV and donor.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donor and key management staff.
  • Ensure grant/project compliance with donor rules and regulations.
  • Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management, and Compliance:
  • Maintain effective project quality assurance mechanisms, including monitoring systems for tracking progress.
  • Conduct routine visits to project sites for monitoring and operational support.
  • Submit timely, accurate, and quality reports meeting donor requirements.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures for monitoring, reporting, documentation, and knowledge management.
  • Strengthen partnerships, foster participatory planning, and coordinate effectively with support departments.


  • Adhere to WV Child and Adult Safeguarding policy and standards.
  • Adhere to WV accountability standards.
  • Be prepared to implement WV Afghanistan Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs plan.
  • Be aware that the job description may be altered when necessary.

Job Requirements:

  • Required Professional Experience:
  • Minimum 3 years in multi-sector, multimillion grant management in a humanitarian context.
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership experience in project management.
  • Previous experience in WASH, Health, FSL, Cash, Nutrition, and Protection.

Required Education, Training, License, Registration, and Certification:

  • Degree in Project Management, Development fields, humanitarian field, social sciences, Livelihoods, Engineering, or relevant field.
  • Training certificates in project management, budget management.
  • Strong understanding of USAID/BHA guidance.

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Ability to maintain focus and achieve outcomes under pressure.
  • Stakeholder management, relationship building, and networking.
  • Understanding of program design process and monitoring/evaluation frameworks.
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse contexts.
  • Excellent written and oral English skills.

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement:

Accessibility to specified areas/locations is required.

40% travel to Northern, Western, Southern, and Central Highlands Regions; Ghor, Faryab, Provinces.

Submission Guideline:

The application closing date is 16-Jan-2024. Qualified applicants can apply here. Only applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.

Submission Email:

World Vision Careers

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