Senior Associate & Project Manager in Afghanistan

About Acasus

We are a consultancy dedicated to helping governments implement transformational reforms in health and education. Our goal is to improve public health and education for those who need it the most. In just five years, Acasus has developed a strong reputation supporting governments across Asia, Africa and South America.

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

  • Monitor progress

  • Use data and other information

  • Build capacity and skills throughout the system

  • Improve coordination and cooperation

  • Solve problems and challenges as they arise

  • Access international evidence and lessons about what works

Our project teams include a mix of experienced consultants from leading international consultancies (e.g. McKinsey, Roland Berger and others) and highly talented locally-hired staff. Our success depends on being able to attract good people and provide them with high quality professional development.

Context & Impact

It is hard to overstate the potential impact of this work. ​In Pakistan, the team achieved the fastest increase in vaccination coverage ever recorded — improving coverage of life-saving vaccines for kids from around 50% to 90% across the more than 2 million children born each year in Punjab province.

An international organization has asked Acasus to replicate this success across multiple countries in Africa and Asia, Afghanistan being one of them.

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 work 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 in Afghanistan. We have already undertaken scoping visits to Afghanistan and there is a very high level of excitement and engagement around this project.

The Challenge

  • Work with key senior government health officials, and international partners, to dramatically improve health outcomes for kids

  • Design and implement new systems for improving vaccination coverage across Afghanistan

  • Develop excellent relationships and a trusted advisor status within government

  • Energize existing systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness

Successful Candidates must Demonstrate

  • Fluency in English and at least intermediate knowledge of Dari and / or Pashto

  • Experience working in the public sector

  • Knowledge of the healthcare sector in Afghanistan

  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently

Our ideal Project Manager will Demonstrate:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Strong drive and motivation

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Interest in social issues

  • Motivation to join our organization

The ​Reward

  • Competitive compensation package

  • High degrees of responsibility and autonomy

  • The opportunity to drive a truly impactful set of reforms

  • The chance to shape a growing, young, entrepreneurial company with a social mission

  • 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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