Senior Grant Consultant (HSS program)

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ministry of Public Health

Directorate of Procurement

Grants and Services Contacts Management Unit (GCMU)

Title                                                     Senior Grant Consultant (HSS program)

Vacancy No:                                       Senior/G/consultant/HSS/P

Organization                                       Ministry of Public Health, office of GCMU

Publish Date:                                     2018/10/6

Expire Date:                                       2018/10/19

Duty Station                                        Afghanistan, Kabul

Duration:                                              1 Year (extendable)

Nationality                                          Afghan

Sex                                                       Male or Female

Line of reporting                                 Grant Manager

Number of positions                           2

Optimal Salary:                                   As per the NTA salary scale (Grade-B)


Despite impressive progress in health system development and services delivery, Afghanistan still faces tremendous challenges in provision of equable quality health care. In addition to security challenges and dependency on external support, challenges such as improved access to health care, upgrading the skills of service providers, weak demand for services utilization, and gaps in stewardship role of the ministry such as properly monitoring the system at all levels, are examples of these challenges. In order to strengthen the system and address some of the bottlenecks, the Global Alliance on Vaccination and Immunization (GAVI) opened opportunities to a group of countries to fill the gaps and strengthen their health systems.

In response, Afghanistan submitted proposals in accordance with the donor guidelines, proposing some of the critical areas that affect the system. These areas mainly include improved access to quality health care, increased demand for health services utilization and strengthen stewardship role of the MOPH at different levels. The applications in case of GAVI are Health System Strengthening (HSS) application, Civil Society Organizations (CSO) type A and B applications, Health System Funding Platform (HSFP) and HSS3 applications submitted and approved by the GAVI secretariat.   

The general objectives of the HSS program are:

  1. To improve access and increase the coverage of immunization and other essential health services particularly for the underserved population
  2. To improve quality, effectiveness and utilization of health care and immunization services.
  3. To improve the ability of MOPH to fulfil its stewardship responsibilities at all levels with a more focus on peripheral level

As per the approved proposal under the HSS3 grant a number of key activities/ interventions are being implemented by the MoPH through GCMU. The Senior Grant Consultant based in GCMU will be part of the team responsible for procurement of consultancy services and managing contracts for the assigned portfolios.

Job Summary:

  1. Undertaking the procurement of consultancy services of the HSS program activities referred to GCMU
  2. Ensure NGO partner contract/grant compliance and project implementation in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract/grant.
  3. Preparing announcement, RFPs (bid documents) and technical assistance in the process of short listing, proposals evaluation, cost analysis, negotiation, contract preparation and award grants as per selection methods.
  4. Review the proposals in light of the Afghan procurement law and rules of procedures, MoPH policies, donor requirements, applicable regulations and technical guidelines.
  5. Review reports of expression of interest’ short listings, proposals evaluation, technical and financial negotiations under the applicable laws and regulations.
  6. Technical support to HSS unit in developing the terms of reference for the consultancy service projects and other relevant activities under HSS Program.
  7. Review the technical reports of PHP contractors and provide constructive and timely feedback.
  8. Establish appropriate monitoring and supervision and reporting system between GCMU, M&E and PHP contractors and relevant stakeholders.
  9. Preparing any required contract modifications and obtaining any required approvals before their issue;
  10. Coordination and interaction with the related stakeholders like; line ministries, MoPH departments at the central and provincial level, governmental authorities and community representatives.
  11. Technical review the out puts and outcomes as per the milestone of the activities in line with MOPH/ HSS concept and TOR, as required.
  12. Produce annual and ad-hoc reports of the grants, as required.
  13. Keep proper record of correspondence and documents related to PHP contract management.
  14. Any other related tasks to be assigned by line manager and head of unit relevant to his/her qualification and expertise agreed up on.


  1. To be a MD Doctor or equivalent from a recognized institution or/and MPH preferable
  2. With at least 7 year experience of work with NGOs, UN agencies or Government institutions in Public Health. Including 2 years of experience in the relevant field of project management including technical reports preparation and reviews of the narrative reports. Or five years of experience with a Master’s degree in public health or equivalent.
  3. Good knowledge and experience in health management and administration.
  4. Knowledge and experiences of procurement for consultancy services is preferable.
  5. Good communication skills to work and deal with MoPH NGOs UN agencies and other related people. Having the report writing skills and experience to write comments and review of narrative reports.
  6. To be able to develop, revise and comment the health project budget.
  7. Have an excellent knowledge of English (written, speaking, and understanding)
  8. Have a good computer knowledge MS word, excel, power point.
  9. Willingness to travel to targeted provinces and districts.

(I) Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail which corresponds if any of following 2 items is missing, your application will be considered as ineligible/incomplete.

1. In your emails please specify the title of the position as well as vacancy number for electronic submissions and please do the same in the hardcopy submissions.
2. Updated Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume (Please attached your recent photo and mention in your CV exact date/periods of your work experience, graduation Day, Month, and Year).

If you are shortlisted and invited for written test/interview you will be required to present the original, the following:

A. Education Documents: Your recent education degree/diploma
ÿ Copy of verified Baccalaureate (12 passed) degree by Ministry of Education 
ÿ Copy of verified 14 or 15 passed degree by related Ministries
ÿ Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
ÿ Copy of verified Medical Doctor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
ÿ Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education 
B. Copy of National Identity Card (Tazkira: Only the pages that show picture and Tazkira number, pages, place of issue and date of issue)

• Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail 
• Hard copies will be sent to: HR Container, Second floor, at the Ministry of Public Health, Great Masoud Square Kabul Afghanistan.
• The Contact Person at Human Resources is: Mr. Ahmad NAwid Barekzai, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR. Phone number: 0093- (0)-707777734
• Note:
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Ahmad NAwid Barekzai ) for confirmation.
• No CVs will be accepted after the closing date.
• Any persuade will be threat as disqualification.
• Candidate who applies for the same position in last six months and was unsuccessful (Obtained less than 60% marks), will not be short listed.
• Fraudulent documents and or fraudulent claims in CVs and or documents will result in disqualification at any stage of the recruitment process.

The test and interview will be taken from the following references


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