Senior Associate & Project Manager in Afghanistan

About Acasus

We are a consultancy focusing on global health and education reform projects.

To date we have supported governments across Asia, South America and Africa implementing reforms that have increased immunization coverage and improved the availability of basic healthcare facilities, prenatal & maternity clinics in remote areas. Our efforts to increase vaccination coverage are making a significant impact on global immunization levels. Our education projects in South America and the Middle East have given access to basic education for millions of children.

We work in small teams which support the most senior officials in government (typically at ministerial or prime-ministerial level) to drive rapid reforms. Much of our day-to-day work involves helping officials to:

  • Plan and develop strategies to be presented to the government officials

  • Monitor progress of the programme

  • Use data and other information to make the most informed decisions

  • Build capacity and skills throughout the public system

  • Improve coordination and cooperation between stakeholders, funders and governments

  • Solve problems and challenges on the ground as they arise

Our project teams include a mix of experienced consultants from leading international consultancies and highly talented locally-hired staff. Successes and completed projects couldn’t happen without the dedication and high quality work of our consultants and IT support team.

Context & Impact

Acasus has been engaging in health and education reforms since 2013. The Pakistan team achieved the fastest increase in vaccination coverage ever recorded — improving coverage of life-saving child vaccines across the Punjab province from around 50% to 90% in just two years. In Peru the team aided the Ministry of Education with crucial reforms to refine teacher performance and consequently helped increase students’ academic results. Our expanding team in the Democratic Republic of Congo is working hand in hand with the Ministry of Health to improve nationwide availability of basic vaccines; results are already proving very positive.

Following the success of our programmes in Pakistan and DRC we have been asked by an international organization to replicate our work model across multiple countries in Africa and Asia. Our work in Afghanistan will involve supporting officials at central and provincial levels to implement a customised version of our reform model. This model will involve using technology and data to help managers and leaders take rapid action to improve healthcare delivery throughout Afghanistan. We have undertaken scoping visits and there is already a very high level of excitement and engagement around this project.

Role​ in Brief

You will support officials at federal and regional level to implement the reforms based on our previously successful model. This implementation uses technology and data to help managers and leaders take rapid action to improve health outcomes by providing better public services.

This opportunity comes with a great deal of autonomy and the day-to-day tasks will involve working with key senior government health officials, and international partners, to dramatically improve health outcomes for children. You will design and implement new systems for improving vaccination coverage across Afghanistan. Developing excellent relationships and being a trusted advisor to the government will be imperative whilst energizing existing systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Successful Candidates must Demonstrate

  • Fluency (written and oral) in English

  • 2+ years with an international strategy consultancy

  • Experience working in the public sector in Afghanistan

The ​Reward

  • Competitive compensation package

  • High degrees of responsibility and autonomy

  • The opportunity to drive an impactful set of reforms

  • Opportunities for further international travel with future projects

Next Steps

If this excites you and you fit the criteria then get in touch, send us an email including your CV to [email protected] or just click 'Apply now' below.

Acasus prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. We support & promote diversity & inclusion, and we will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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