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Position Title: Medical Doctor (Female) Urzgan (Re Announced)
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Medical Doctor (Female) Urzgan (Re Announced)


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Position Title: Medical Doctor (Female) Urzgan (Re Announced)

2021-12-19        Oruzgan       Full Time        22

Job Location: Oruzgan
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per organization salary scale
Vacancy Number: Medair_UZG_AFG106
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Uruzgan Province, Tirinkot District
Organization: MEDAIR
Years of Experience: • Minimum 2 years relevant post graduate experience • Experience in implementation of IMNCI and RH activities
Contract Duration: 31-May-2022
Gender: Female
Education: • Graduate from recognized medical faculty BPHS /PHC related training, IMNCI, RH, Immunization in Practice training
Close date: 2021-12-19


Medair is an international humanitarian organization established in 1988. Medair has been operating in Afghanistan since 1996 with programmes mainly in the Health, Water & Sanitation, and Livelihoods sectors with significant reconstruction activities in remote areas. Current projects are Water & Sanitation, Food Security, & Disaster Risk Reduction.

Medair’s Health and Nutrition project in Uruzgan Province is designed to increase access to quality of life saving PHC and nutrition services for underserved communities, through integrated mobile health and nutrition teams (MHNT). This includes IMNCI, RH (ANC, PNC & FP), management of acute malnutrition in children under 5 years and pregnant and lactating women, increasing access to routine immunisations through referral to existing services, and PSS. The programme also addresses key determinants of ill health and malnutrition through promotion of improved Maternal Infant and Child Nutrition (MIYCN) practices and health and hygiene behaviours. The programme aims to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on health and nutrition outcomes of women and children.

Job Descriptions:

Overall purpose

To be a senior clinical lead on mobile Health & Nutrition team (MHNT) providing integrated health and nutrition services to targeted communities. Provide outpatient consultation for women and children, supporting MHNT midwife and nurses to deliver high-quality care according to standard guidelines and best practices. Oversee provision of IMNCI, RH (ANC, PNC & FP), injury and trauma care, and community health activities. Coordinate with EPI outreach provider to increase immunization access at mobile locations, establish referral pathways to strengthen links between project locations and existing static health facilities.


  • Provide outpatient consultation for women and children under 5, including IMNCI. Provide clinical lead supporting IMNCI nurse and midwife to manage cases and ensure high quality of care delivered.
  • Direct involvement in clinical care delivered in mobile clinic; treatment of childhood illness, vaccination screening, RH (ANC, PNC & FP), injury and trauma care as first aid support including first dosage of treatment and urgent referral in the assigned locations.
  • Ensure all staff in the mobile health team are following national guidelines and organizational protocols.
  • Coordinate with existing Community Health structures (Health Shura, CHWs, NEWs, FHAGs) and Medair Cascade Groups (CG) for behaviour change communication, in the assigned catchment areas.
  • Ensure daily data collection process is followed for all curative health activities
  • Establish appropriate clinical referral pathways from each mobile site to appropriate facilities
  • Ensure medicine stock management at clinic site correctly managed and submit time stock requests to logs team for medicine, supplies and equipment
  • Any other activities not listed in the JD but requested by line manager and Health & Nutrition Project Manager.


Supervisory responsibilities:

  • Provide daily clinical supervision of health activities at the assigned mobile team locations
  • Coordinate with staff and check patient flow and organize the team and the site efficiently and according to quality standards.
  • Oversee the implementation of IMNCI, RH, injury and trauma care, and support community health activities, establish referral pathways to strengthen links between project locations and existing static health facilities in project areas of operation.
  • Assist with on-the-job training of health mobile team and nutrition staff in managing co-existing illnesses, triage, and thorough assessment and referral
  • Ensure adherence to the organization’s values and professional behaviour of all nutrition staff and take the lead in resolving problems if needed.
  • Support PSS staff with referral and follow up of cases requiring referral to Mental Health PHC consultation or specialised care

Technical responsibilities (involvement as needed):

  • Provide medical assessment of children and women provide attending for PHC services and provide appropriate medical treatment following national protocols, IMNCI and RH guidelines.
  • Examine children admitted to nutrition programme for co-existing illnesses/IMNCI or complications, and provide appropriate medical treatment or referral according to IMCI guidelines
  • Review complicated IMNCI cases and especially children under 6 months and take the final decision on referral to the hospital
  • Review complicated RH beneficiaries and take final decision on their referral.
  • Ensure appropriate education and counselling is given to the beneficiaries and care takers
  • Ensure treatment is given according to guidelines and protocols approved by National MoPH

Quality management:

  • Ensure accurate record keeping of all activities at the mobile health site or in the communities
  • Submit required daily, weekly, and monthly reports. Carry out required quality checks according to provided checklists
  • Clinical supportive supervision and on the Job training to mobile team and community staff

External representation:

  • Liaise with stakeholders providing health in the same location, esp for referral
  • In collaboration with the Health Manager and other MHNTs operating in the same district ensure staff of referral facilities are informed of all aspects of the program including referral pathways
  • Assist in mapping of villages and communities that have poor access to health and nutrition services
  • In collaboration with the Health Manager establish referral pathways to appropriate health facilities, paediatric and inpatient facility.
  • Provide feedback to the Health Manager, Health & Nutrition Project Manager on community specific challenges and barriers


    • Prepare regular stock requests to ensure sufficient stock (medicine, medical supplies, and non-medical supplies) is available at each assigned mobile team location
    • Support and provide guidance to Pharmacy Assistant in safe storage of all medicine’s medical supplies and equipment
    • Monitor expiration dates to ensure stocks are used prior to their expiration date
  • Report any suspected or identified fraud cases at the Health and Nutrition site to the Project Manager



Job Requirements:


  • Graduate from recognized medical faculty BPHS /PHC related training, IMNCI, RH, Immunization in Practice training

Relevant experience

  • Minimum 2 years relevant post graduate experience
  • Experience in implementation of IMNCI and RH activities


•      Pashto oral and written skills

  • Good command of English


  • Strong MS Excel, MS Word and ODK

Organizational capacity

  • Ability to organize a mobile health site efficiently and orderly, coordinating team members and beneficiaries, identifying bottlenecks, and providing solutions

Submission Guidelines:

Interested applicants should forward their  

  by not later than 14th August 2021

For technical questions only, please message  

“Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staffs are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices”

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