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Urban Health Initiative

The USAID funded Urban Health Initiative (UHI) Program’s goal is to improve health outcomes of people living in urban areas, particularly focusing on the health of women and children and other vulnerable populations. Interventions aim to increase demand, access and quality of health services. Lead by Jhpiego and implemented by a dynamic consortium of organizations, UHI is implemented in five cities in Afghanistan – Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad and Kandahar.

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Position Overview

The UHI City Manager will be responsible for coordination and oversight of activities implemented in each city, liaising and networking with local partners, government and key stakeholder. The City Manager will support the operationalization of the project vision at the city level.


Lead each city office, provide overall technical and operational management, working in close coordination with the central office.
Lead the development and implementation of customized, city-specific strategies that respond to the local burden of disease, priorities and challenges, working closely with the central team
Provide leadership to relevant city assessments, mapping, analysis, nahia prioritization.
Work with partners and teams to implement the monthly workplans
Establish and implement participatory, data-powered, adaptive management and coordination mechanisms with MoPH, PPHOs and municipalities to manage services effectively and efficiently.
Lead pause and reflect learning moments at the city level to reflect on progress, challenges, changes to strategies, learning and operational aspects.
Provide technical support/direction to provincial team to ensure the activities are implemented successfully in the city aligned to the project vision.
Advocate on behalf of UHI with partners and stakeholders and regularly attend sub-committee meeting etc. in targeted provinces
Work with the respective PPHDs in the priority nahias to develop networks of care, linking different facility levels and types

Provide regular field monitoring and supportive supervision visits to facilities and sites.
Regularly collect and compile highlights and data to inform ongoing reporting and learning.
Supervise and manage project admin & finance documentation and make sure that transparency and accountability are considered.
Comply with Jhpiego and JHU operational policies and regulations

Job Requirements:


Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Ability to work successfully in teams, across a diverse team.
Demonstrated skills in program implementation
Ability to negotiate and solve conflicts
Ability to identify solutions for complex problems
Strong ability to adapt a very demanding, challenging and changing situations
Strong skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
Ability to manage and facilitate trainings.


Required Qualifications:

Graduate degree
Five or more years of experience in health program implementation
Strong skills in program monitoring, supervision and evaluation
Comprehensive understanding of Afghanistan health priorities and players
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
Experience working with Microsoft Office software applications (Excel, Word, Outlook Explorer, Power Point)
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Fluency in English, Dari and Pashto
Ability and willingness to travel extensively in Afghanistan
Preferable experience working with international donor agencies

Submission Guideline:

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; education assistance plan and more.

Send resumes to . For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer!

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