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Project Officer (Gender)


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Job Summary

Purpose of the Position:

Provide overall technical support to the Gender, Equity and Human Rights programme with a focus on the implementation of GBV Treatment Protocol Project in 34 provinces of Afghanistan .

*Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate Strategic Objective:
The overall objective of health response to GBV through implementation of GBV Treatment protocol program is to improve the quality of care offered to GBV survivors and strengthen the skills and knowledge of health care providers.

*Organizational context:
The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Gender, Equity and Human Rights program manager and the overall supervision of the Team Leader of the gender program. S/he will work closely with the relevant technical units at WHO and counterparts at the Ministry of Public Health and other local partner organizations, as well as WHO HQ and regional offices.

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Sep 2017 Reference: WHOAFG-2017-09-24
Closing Date: 23 Sep 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Health/Medical Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 3541 to 3541 USD
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 1 Year

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

o Provide technical guidance and support on the integrating of GBV Treatment Protocol into various medical curricula of Afghanistan.
o Conduct GBV treatment protocol training for health care providers ( MDs, Midwives and Nurses)
o Providing technical support to the first line supervisor on gender mainstreaming in policies and strategies of MOPH.
o Effectively coordinate with MoHE and MoPH for the integration the GBV Treatment Protocol into medical curricula.
o Assist with supervision, monitoring and evaluation of the GBV Treatment Protocol project across the country.
o Provide technical support to Gender Directorate of MoPH as per their request.
o Coordinate with other implementing partners such as UN agencies and NGOs as well as with the Gender Directorate of MoPH with regard to gender and GBV activities.
o Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual donor reports detailing the outputs and outcomes of WHO’s gender and GBV activities.
o Travel to all regions in Afghanistan as and when necessary to carry out monitoring and supervision visits.
o Advocacy for stopping the virginity test practice in Afghanistan and providing technical support in this regard.
o Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces




Recruitment Profile

1. Ensuring the effective use of resources
2. Producing results
3. Communicating in a credible and effective way
4. Moving forward in a changing environment
5. Fostering integration and teamwork

Education Qualifications:

o Medical Degree.
o A strong understanding of gender and gender-based violence and related concepts
o Post-graduate qualification/training in public health and/or gender


o At least 3 years of experience in gender and GBV in the health sector
o Experience in capacity building and training curricula developmen
o Previous experience working in GBV and in Health with UN agencies. Demonstrable experience working on gender and gender-based violence issues in Afghanistan

o Fluent English, Dari and Pashto (both written and verbal)
Other Skills:
Proficiency in MS Office

WHO is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply and
Equally qualified female candidate will be given preference.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
WHO is a smoke free Environment

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree, Health/Medical

Submission Guideline

Interested applicants (Afghan National) meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit their applications quoting this Vacancy Announcement Number (WHOAFG-2017-09-24) along with their curriculum vitae, copy of educational certificates (diploma only) and copy of National ID (Tazkira) to below email:

Submission Email

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