Afghanistan: Afghanistan – A Grants & Reporting Officer

Organization: Première Urgence – Aide Médicale Internationale
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 01 Oct 2016

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 5 million people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France

Humanitarian situation and needs

At the 2012 Tokyo Conference, Afghanistan announced its road map toward self-reliance. However, great challenges remain to be overcome. Security, social and economic development, good governance, and justice are, among other issues, essential pre- conditions in order to achieve the country’s ambitious objectives. The withdrawal of the majority of international troops in 2014 as well as the recent change in government leadership has raised questions concerning the stability of the country. In fact, 2014 witnessed the progressive withdrawal of International Military forces an increased level of violence with civilians paying the highest price, a rise in unemployment and criminality.

Rebuilding and strengthening the health-care system is still a priority in Afghanistan with the country-wide continuation of the implementation of the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) initiated in 2003 and 2005. PUI is a key implementing partner for both the BPHS and EPHS programmes. However, the coverage of those programmes remain insufficient and many gaps still have to be addressed, especially dealing with emergency response (war and natural disasters victims).

Our action in the field

We strongly believe that PUI’s action can contribute to improving the lives of Afghans over the different conflicts and political changes. Therefore, and despite the uncertainty brought by the “transition” in 2014 and onwards, PUI reaffirms its commitment to support the Afghan people through its strategy based on its experience of the country and expertise in health interventions. Added to the implementation of national health system in two provinces since the beginning of 2003, PUI in Afghanistan has decided to implement interventions on emergency preparedness and medical interventions for conflict-affected populations. PUI is operational in Daykundi province in Central Afghanistan and Kunar and Nangarhar provinces of Eastern Afghanistan.

With 2015 being the worst years on record in terms of civilian casualties since 2001, it is crucial to have health staff prepared and equipped for mass casualties and population displacements. Linked with this increase of violence, PUI has developed Psycho social emergency supports to trauma victims.

In the coming years, PUI also plans to develop integrated projects with WASH, rehabilitation and economic recovery activities.

As part of our activities in Afghanistan, we are looking for a Grants & Reporting Officer.

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission the Grants Officer is responsible of the drafting and review of concept papers, proposals and reports. He/She supports the M&E Unit by regular update and follows up of project monitoring tools. He/she gathers all necessary information on the ongoing projects in order to adequately communicate on PUI’s activities. For coordination tasks some support may be requested by the Head of Mission.

  • Reporting and donor relations: with the validation of the Deputy HoM and HQ, and jointly with the project managers, he/she leads the elaboration of all donor narrative documents (concept notes, proposals, interim and final narrative reports, amendments).
  • M&**E process**: under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission and jointly with the M&E Unit and the Field team, he/she follows projects implementation according to the LogFrame and Chronogram and ensures that projects quality standards are respected, through preparation of monitoring tools, analysis and presentation of the data for repor
  • Visibility and communication**: he/she actively contributes to the visibility of donors and PUI within the frame of the projects, and ensures the preparation of external communication to
  • Representation among external stakeholders, as requested by the HoM and Deputy HoM.
  • Archives: He/She ensures the proper classification of all program related documents (Contract, Amendment, Reports, Audit…)

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Training and Experiences

Training

  • Project management
  • Training in health, livelihoods, agriculture/Watsan/others

Professional Experiences

  • At least 6 month experience in project management or a similar position in an international context
  • Experience in difficult security contexts

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge of Project Cycle management

Software

Excellent nivel in Excel

Languages

English is mandatory

French and / or other languages are desirable

Proposed Terms

Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 6 months (extendable)

Monthly gross income: from 1 650 up to 1 980 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI

Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…

Insurance: including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation

Housing in collective accommodation

Daily living expenses:** (” Per diem »)

Break policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance

Paid leaves policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

To know more about our job offer, look at the complet job description on our website!

How to apply:

Please, send your application (Resume and Cover letter) to Sophie Kessel, Chargée de Ressources Humaines Expatriées at recrutement@premiere-urgence.org with the following subject : “Grants Officer–Afghanistan».

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