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Head of TFU

Date Posted: Feb 08, 2024
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    Experienced Professional
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    2 Year
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    Feb 29, 2024

Job Description

Action Against Hunger/Action Contre La Faim (AAH/ACF) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was created in France in 1979. AAH/ACF has been active in Afghanistan in the medical, nutrition, food security, and water and sanitation fields since 1995.  AAH/ACF improved access to health and nutrition services for the most vulnerable people, who live in remote areas without a local health system. In particular, the country team supported pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under five, who are at greater risk of malnutrition. Nutrition programmes rely on an integrated approach, addressing both primary and underlying causes, in order to have a lasting impact on nutritional status.  The country team worked at community level, in villages and at provincial level, strengthening the public health system. It also worked at national level to ensure reliable information about the nutritional situation reached the wider humanitarian community. Covid-19 prevention was integrated into all interventions and additional response activities were implemented, such as the disinfection of health facilities and public places, cash assistance, psychosocial support and the distribution of hygiene kits to affected populations.


Job Description:

Key responsibilities


To support the Multi-sectoral PM in managing the Therapeutic Feeding Unit (TFU) with a specific focus on ensuring the high quality of the mental

health and care practices component.


Objective 1: Contribute to the implementation of all activities and ensure the quality of health, nutrition, and MHCP activities in the

Therapeutic Feeding Unit

  • Support the Program Manager in ensuring timely implementation of the activities
  • Ensure the quality of care as a whole, with a specific focus on the MHCP component; and ensure strong technical coordination with the MHCP PM.
  • Provide essential mechanisms to ensure that international standards in MHCP are met
  • Supervise and follow up the activities in TFU and the medical staff on a regular basis
  • Providing technical support to the TFU staff.
  • Ensure that other essential complementary activities are well mainstreamed within the major nutrition interventions i.e. positive care practices are
  • promoted, health education is administered within OTP and other TFU levels; and also during the implementation of the daily activities.
  • Identify the problem in the TFU routine activities and provide a possible solution for them.


Objective 2: Human resource management and administration of the TFU

  • Prepare a monthly activity plan for the TFU staff and submit it to the PM
  • Determine staffing needs and carry out recruitment process as per established HR policies.
  • Carry out performance appraisals, supportive supervision, and motivation of staff under him/her.
  • Identify training needs of the nutrition staff, prepare and facilitate/ execute the training both theoretical and on-the-job as required.
  • Support the Program Manager in anticipating and following up on the logistics, finance, and HR needs related to the TFU.


Objective 3: Reporting

  • Support the PM in improving the consumption follow-up and anticipate the needs of F75/F100, essential drugs, and other items for the TFU.
  • Support the medical supervisor, the doctor team leader, and the head nurse in providing daily weekly and monthly reports.
  • Collect, correct, and compile the activity reports of the medical supervisor and medical team leader.
  • Ensure strong collaboration with the M&E department
  • Contribute to drafting reports on a regular basis (ACF internal reports and Donor reports)


Objective 4: To ensure appropriate collaboration with relevant partners

  • Participate actively in defining the working relationship between ACF and relevant partners.
  • Support the Program Manager to share project progress reports with the DoPH and other relevant partners
  • Represent ACF in meetings and thematic forums related to nutrition and health and MHCP at the field level. Participate in technical meetings with thetechnical staff as well as general ACF meetings – when requested by PM.
  • The employee may be requested to perform others tasks related to the position, as required by line managers.

Job Requirements


  • MD, Bachelor’s degree in Public health or related field from a reputed university
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in the field of health and nutrition, or mental health and care practices
  • Experience in a hospital is a strong asset
  • Strong managerial skills
  • Good organization, planning, and reporting skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent English in speaking and writing and local language as well
  • Good computer skills

Submission Guideline:

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and full CV with three Referees indicating the vacancy announcement to the address:

Human Resources Department AAH office

or can also be emailed to: indicating the job tile and vacancy number of the position in the email subject line.

Eligible candidates are invited to apply the earliest possible deadline is set for 21 Feb 2024.

Do not submit academic certificates with the application. These will be requested if the candidate is selected. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the written test/interview.  

Action Against Hunger/Action Conter La Faim is an equal opportunity employer.  We strongly encourage women and people with disabilities to apply.  ACF/AAH has zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, and abuse (SEA).

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