The Initiative for Hygiene, Sanitation, and Nutrition (IHSAN) is a five-year project whose goal is to assist the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA), civil society organizations (CSOs), and the private sector to carry out and scale up evidence-based nutrition and water, hygiene, and sanitation (WASH) interventions that will improve the nutritional status of women and children less than five years old. Specific project objectives include enhancing capacity to institutionalize nutrition programs, increasing adoption of optimal nutrition and hygiene behaviors at community and household levels; and increasing availability of nutrition, hygiene, and sanitation services and products increased. The project will focus on the 10 provinces with poorest nutritional indicators based on the 2014 national nutrition assessment. Recognizing that significant variations in health situations exist between districts and sub-districts in each province, we will promote improved nutrient intake and awareness and improved sanitation and hygiene practices by working with provincial health authorities and communities to strive toward improved coverage in priority areas.
The Senior Program Officer will work with the Deputy Chief of Party, Technical Teams and the M&E team at all levels of the program and be responsible for overall management of subcontractors and coordination of subcontractor performance.
The Senior Program Officer reports to the Deputy Chief of Party in Kabul and will supervise the timely implementation of all IHSAN subcontractors.