Field Program Development Specialist – Afghanistan

Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion

Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More info:

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The HI Afghanistan operating framework is outlined in the operational strategy (“Stratop”) developed at the beginning of 2022 for the next two years. The pillars are Health/Basic Needs, economic Inclusion / Armed Violence Reduction, and protection of Vulnerable Populations.

HI is currently involved in different sectors of activities, including physical and functional rehabilitation, Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support (MHPSS), inclusive livelihood and mine risk education.

HI has five offices located in the different provinces of intervention. The central office is in the capital city (Kabul) and hosts the management team (including operations, finance, logistics, human resources, technical unit, humanitarian access and advocacy, and Security).

Five bases, located in Herat (West), Kunduz (North), Nimroz, Nangarhar and Kandahar (south), are fully operational with dedicated support services and project management teams. The Programme also has projects in Bamyan, which the Kabul main office manages.

HI Afghanistan employs 450 national and 10 international staff and has a budget of 8 and 10 million euros. Most fundraising efforts and donor relationships are held at the Kabul level. HI is also part of different fora/coordination bodies (ACBAR, INSO, HAG, etc.) and a member of several clusters, including health, and Co-Chairs the Disability Inclusion Working Group.


Reporting to the Country Director and in collaboration with the Operations Manager and Technical Unit Manager, he/she actively leads the fundraising strategy for the program to which he/she is attached. He/she identifies funding opportunities and leads the process of developing concept notes and project proposals for submission to donors (public institutions, foundations, and the private sector).
His/her missions are as follows :

Mission 1: Strategic positioning & planning

  • Observe donor strategies and priorities at the country level and monitor opportunities to anticipate calls for proposals and identify bidding opportunities
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of the operational strategy, with a particular focus on the fundraising action plan and internal project documents
  • Ensure follow-up, implementation, and monitoring of the fundraising strategy
  • Interact with identified donors to understand their perception of HI’s current programming and identify their areas of interest to target fundraising efforts
  • Draw up a mapping of other humanitarian and development actors (INGOs, UN agencies, government representations) to monitor trends and remain competitive
  • Analyse fundraising trends and inform the program on transformation rate, project coverage, duration, and amounts secured
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts, especially networking, monitoring of donor opportunities · Liaise and mobilize adequate team members (technical experts, etc.) to support fundraising efforts. Organize regular meetings with the program.

Mission 2: Relationship management

  • Work with the Country Director & Technical Unit to strengthen HI’s attractiveness and influence, developing key relationships with relevant decision-makers in national and local organizations, donors, and major international organizations;
  • Develop active and quality working relationships with donors and strategic partners in the country to identify potential consortiums.
  • Participate in various platforms and meetings on behalf of the CD to increase HI’s visibility and allow for information gathering on funding opportunities
  • Promote HI’s technical positioning, approaches, know-how, and skills within the relevant networks, with the support of the Technical Unit, to develop consortium agreements.
  • Develop supporting documents, such as “project sheets” and/or “donor sheets”; and develop new tools such as capacity statement

Mission 3: Proposal development

  • Coordinate proposal development, distributing tasks among the key people involved in the writing of the project proposal for submission to the donor by HI’s proposal writing process and tools (PD tool, project development tracking tool, etc.), including the development of logical frameworks, MEAL plan, narrative description of technical approach, planning, staffing, and budgeting
  • Ensure coordination and triangulation framing with O², IPSO, HQ shared services, HQ PDO and technical staff, and the HI mission.
  • Proactively coordinate the involvement and input of all relevant technical advisors (HQ and mission staff) for all proposal development
  • Identify, where appropriate, relevant/competitive arrangements (consortia, etc.) and facilitate negotiations ;
  • For consortia: ensure coordination and communication and manage stakeholder input during project development;
  • Review the project proposal/final concept note before submission for compliance with donor guidelines and expectations, consistency between the budget and the technical description, and overall quality;
  • Proceed (if necessary) with the final submission of concept notes and project proposals to donors.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with HI national associations (IPO/IPSO) for all relevant donor proposals
    • At least 5 years experience of working with institutional donor audiences or similar in business development, funding management, or partnerships management roles


The security and access situation in the Country has improved significantly since the conflict ended; however, security measures remain in place as the context remains unpredictable.

International staff share the guesthouses in Kabul. They are spacious, well-equipped, secure, and comfortable, providing adequate living conditions and well-being to the global team, considering the limitations of moving around the city. The guesthouses have sports facilities and common areas for recreational activities. HI in Afghanistan provides a cleaner for the Guesthouses during working days.


  • At least 5 years working in a humanitarian and/or development program role
  • Keen familiarity with donor regulations, standards, and compliance matters
  • Excellent written and spoken English and attention to detail
  • Able to work quickly and efficiently to deliver key tasks with tight deadlines


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.

  • 12 months International contract starting from 1st, August 2024
  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
  • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
  • Pension scheme
  • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
  • Repatriation insurance paid by HI
  • Salary from 2757 € gross/month upon experience
  • Perdiem: 646,42 € net/month – paid in the field
  • Hardship: 500 € net/month paid with your salary
  • Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
  • R&R: 5 days every 6 weeks and possible transport/package support.
  • Position: unaccompanied
    • Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects
    • Housing: Collective taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country: local package

How to apply

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

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