Program Coordinator

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Organization: American University of Afghanistan
Closing date: 23 Sep 2023

Position: Program Coordinator

Department: Program Management

Reports to: Project Manager

Works closely with: Chief of Party/Program Manager and Deputy Program Manager

Location: Remote

No of positions: One

Vacancy No: AF-N-12-2023

Vacancy close date: 23/09/2023

AUAF Background

The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We opened our doors in 2005 and currently offer four undergraduate academic majors and an MBA program. We follow a strict non-discriminatory policy, and applicants from all ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are a young and growing dynamic university that has recently transitioned from being based entirely at our campus in Kabul to opening a new campus in Doha, Education City, Qatar. We also serve students online around the world.

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator will undertake a variety of administrative and program management tasks. The Program Coordinator will help in planning and organizing programs and activities as well as carry out important operational duties. The Program Coordinator is organized and detail-oriented, comfortable working with diverse teams.

Key outcomes include:

  • Assisting Program Manager
  • Writing projects and grants proposals
  • Writing project and grants reports
  • Tracking deliverables of the projects and grants
  • Establishing and implementing plans
  • Maintaining effective communication with other department (Academic Affairs, Student Success, Communications, Registrar, IT)
  • Assisting Communications Department in writing success stories of the projects and grants


  1. Support planning and coordination of program and its activities
  2. Ensure implementation of policies and practices
  3. Manage communications through media relations, social media etc.
  4. Help build positive relations within the team and students
  5. Provide academic advising and mentoring support to students
  6. Keep track of students’ performance and advise the project manager on areas to improve program
  7. Schedule and organize online classes, workshops, seminars and maintain agenda
  8. Assist the faculty in organizing bootcamps.
  9. Ensure technology is used correctly for all operations (video conferencing, presentations etc.)
  10. Keep updated records and create reports or proposals

Required Qualification, Experience and Skills

  1. At least three years’ experience in program management as program coordinator or relevant position
  2. BSc/BA in business administration or relevant field
  3. Knowledge of program management and development procedures
  4. Knowledge of reporting
  5. Experience working with High School Students
  6. Tech savvy, proficient in MS Office
  7. Ability to work with diversity and multi-disciplinary teams
  8. Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  9. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  10. Detail-oriented and efficient

Other Skills

  • Strong management skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Knowledge of both Afghan national languages

How to apply

To Apply:

To apply for this position, please send as a single PDF document which includes: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and contact information for three references to Please include AF-N-12-2023- Program Coordinator in the subject line of the e-mail. Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If hired, the successful applicant is expected to provide official proof of academic degrees. AUAF does not charge recruitment fees to applicants. AUAF is an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. AUAF follows a strict non-discriminatory policy in its selection and employment practices. All applicants will receive equal consideration, and applicants from all ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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