Job Summary

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be based in Kabul.  The CEO will provide strategic and operational leadership to the country team, particularly around strengthening existing and developing new partnerships with a wide array of stakeholders (AKDN sister agencies, government, UN, INGOs, civil society and private sector); enhance programme delivery through robust governance and meritocratic and inclusive team building, and oversee the resource mobilisation, budgeting, planning, implementation and closure of internal and external projects awarded to AKAH Afghanistan (AKAH, A). 

The CEO’s tasks will include, but not limited to, the following:

Strategic Leadership:

  • Contribute to AKAH’s overall strategy as member of the AKAH Senior Leadership team;
  • Ensure AKAH Strategy is well presented to critical stakeholders in Afghanistan

Partnership and Resource Mobilisation:

  • Provide overall vision on stakeholder mapping and establishment of key partnership with critical stakeholders;
  • Enhance strategic partnership with critical stakeholders through regular meetings and interactions;

Programme Management:

  • Oversee programme implementation by providing strategic guidance for initiation, implementation and closure of projects and initiatives undertaken by AKAH, A;
  • Lead the process of preparation and finalisation of budgeting and planning at the CO level and ensure quality implementation during reporting period;

Human Resource and Team Building:

  • Contribute to building the capacity of local staff members in the core competency areas of AKAH;
  • Manage a team of professionals including at a minimum annual performance dialogues and ensure development and succession planning are in place;

Required Skills


  • A Master Degree in a relevant or related field;


  • A minimum of 5 years of field experience in Afghanistan, Central Asia, Pakistan or other high mountain areas in the world. Experience in post-conflict settings is a distinct advantage;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of emergency management or in the construction of resilient structures;
  • Experience in managing field units involved in a significant amount of programme implementation;
  • Experience in managing an operation with a large and diverse (ethnically, culturally, religiously) staff complement;
  • Experience in overseeing the preparation of large and complex budgets; and


  • Proven managerial skills;
  • Written and oral fluency in English;
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and culturally sensitive
  • Able to remain calm under pressure
  • Diplomatic and decisive

Personal Characteristics:

  • Adheres to the values and ethos of AKDN
  • High integrity
  • Demonstrates courage
  • Able to deal with conflicting priorities and ambiguity


  • Published:
    21 Jun 2022
  • Industry:N.G.O./Social Services
  • Job Function:Executive Management
  • Qualification:Masters
  • Experience:10 Year
  • Type:Full Time
  • Shift:Morning
  • Positions:1