Senior Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Administration and Finance


Title of Position: Senior Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Administration and Finance

Number of positions: One

Report to: Deputy Minister of Administration and Finance


A Date                                2018/ 02/25

C Date                               2018/03 /11




Since 2002, three main donors of the health sector, namely, the European Union (EU), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Bank (WB) have played a pivotal role in financing health services and health system development in Afghanistan. Significant improvements have been made in the health sector of Afghanistan. Improvements are seen in the access to key maternal health services such as antenatal care (32% in 2006 to 54% in 2012) and institutional deliveries (15% in 2006 to 40% in 2012). Despite these major accomplishments, many challenges remain. For instance, full immunization coverage of children has not increased in the past half-decade regardless of the investments made in the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI). The health system strengthening and institution structures and implementation capacity are still weak. In order to expand and improve service delivery and to strengthen the health system and associated institutions, in May 2013, led by the GIRoA and supported by the major development partners (DPs), the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) Project was launched to build upon the existing support programs in order to make them more responsive to the current and future needs of the health sector by focusing on the medium term system development aspects in a sustainable manner.  

Avoid delays in procurement and increasing budget execution rate are the main task of administration and finance department of MoPH. One of biggest barriers among these problem is lack of capacity and technical skills in common function areas of government. The senior advisor to DM admin and finance will work directly to observe, monitor and overview the execution of ordinary and development budget. 


Scope of the work: The incumbent will work under the direction of the Deputy Minister of Administration and Finance of the MoPH. The incumbent will provide administration and procurement technical support and advise Deputy Minister of Administration and Finance of the MoPH.


Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Providing technical assistance for Deputy Minister of administration in administration and procurement related issues.
  • Follow up the implementation of reforms agreed in governance social accountability and Procurement
  • Follow up the implementation of HR Strategies and Policies in the ministry
  • Support GDHR to develop and implement a comprehensive staff performance evaluation system.
  • Update the deputy minister on progress in implementation of thematic area proposals and seek his advice and support in challenging issues
  • Update DM on the progress of implementation of Provincial Budgeting Initiative and seeks his advice and support in challenging issues
  • Support the procurement directorate to get the departments of goods and works accredited by NPC
  • Review of all PFM related documents.
  • Participating in decision making meetings in ministry.
  • Supporting ministry to prepare procurement plan and financial plan in time and accurate.
  • Supporting ministry to simplified the administrative procedures
  • Provide assistance to DM Administration on finding the bottle necks of procurement process and propose the appropriate solution
  • Assist in preparing periodic reports to be submitted to DM Administration on the administrative, procurement and financial matters progress
  • Working on specific strategies for development of PFM related areas.
  • Preparing reports in PFM related areas for meetings in ministry.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.




  1. Having university degree from recognized university.
  2. Have at least four years of experiences in financial/procurement management/ administration field in governmental organization or non-governmental organization or UN agencies.
  3. Good command of English and local languages as well as Microsoft program computer skills.


Expected deliverables

  • Electronic communication system between PFM (procurement, finance and budget related areas) for simplicity in reporting and monitoring purposes established.
  • A digital network among various departments of the ministry established.
  • A database for DM official documents established.

A comprehensive and applicable staff performance evaluation system established

Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline
Submission Guide line: (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. Mojib Rahimi, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR. Phone number: 0093- (0)-700991056
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Mojib Rahimi ) 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.
Instruction for test and interview:
The test and interview will be taken from the following references:
1. Main points of the TOR 
2. Procurement Law

3. National Health Policy

4. National Health Strategy

5. Managers WHO Lead 

Submission Email

Submission Email