Programme Manager

LOCATION: Kabul, Afghanistan


Lapis is a full-service strategic communications agency, headquartered in the United Arab Emirates with reach across the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. Lapis is part of Moby Group which is established in 2003. Moby Group has advanced the media industry in a number of emerging and frontier markets extending from Central Asia to the Middle East and beyond. Moby Group employs over 1000 professionals to deliver its content-driven audience-building strategy across 17 businesses and 7 markets, reaching over 450 million people through its activities in broadcasting, productions, publishing, sports, and research. We utilize our extensive resources in media and broadcast, our global network of influencers and thematic experts, and practitioners in international development and marketing communications.

Lapis with over ten years of experience in the country has the biggest communications platform with broad experience of working with different institutions inside and outside Afghanistan. Lapis has implemented communication projects of different size and scope in the fields of development, agriculture, education, peacebuilding and etc. Its thematic expertise in the field of communications is civil society development, countering violent extremism, economic development, elections, gender equality, governance, migration, peacebuilding, and humanitarian crises.


  • Written and spoken Dari/Pashto and English

  • Working knowledge of financial reporting, project management

  • Strong track record of business savvy entrepreneurialism, strategic thinking, and analytical prowess

  • Exceptional ability to manage multiple complex communications projects in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment

  • Persuasive presentation abilities and impeccable written / oral communications across cultures and geographies

  • Outstanding ability to deliver trainings, workshops and participate in capacity-building programmes

  • Experience and strength in writing progress reports and completion reports to clients (government and donor agencies)

  • Established network of donors, civil society and private sector contacts in Afghanistan

  • Comprehensive understanding of the political, social, media landscape in Afghanistan


  • Develops robust, impeccably designed programmes and delivers on its implementation to the highest quality

  • Proactively engage new and existing clients to deepen relationships and develop new businesses

  • Manage programme budgets, cash flows, and compliance

  • Develops methodologies, proposals and budgets in response to the new REoIs and RFPs

  • Maintains an intimate working knowledge of potential partners network, from local civil society organizations to broadcasters to production houses

  • Builds Lapis brand through conferences, speaking engagements and publishing case studies, white papers, and online thought content

  • General monitoring of Lapis projects including adherence to reporting requirements to donors and clients

  • Coordinates timely implementation of all aspects of the project with emphasis specific activities described in the contractual documents and the project proposals

  • Daily financial management of client resources in accordance with the approved budget

  • Ensures the timely execution of administrative procedures for the project including the amendment of agreements with donors, clients and vendors

  • In close coordination with the team, monitors and advises on risks to project implementation and make recommendations for risk mitigation measures as required

  • Provides timely and accurate reports to clients on developments and progress within the project

  • Ensures adherence to administrative, project management and financial rules and regulations

  • Prepares technical and financial reports

  • Ensures the project filing system is updated

  • Coordinates and oversees entry of relevant data into the project database

  • Maintains accurate project filing systems covering all project activities (including contract agreements with subcontractors, monitoring and evaluation reports, and photographic evidence of outputs, among others

  • Coordinates project procurement and logistics activities with administrative support personnel

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree is required and Master’s degree is preference. Preferred fields of study are project management, communications and other social sciences.

  • 4-7 years’ work experience in project management, business development, and communications

Interested candidates should send their resume via e-mail to  [email protected]

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