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Command and Control Center (CCC) Officer


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Job Summary

In line with the Incident Command System (ICS) at the national level, the Centre for Command and Control (CCC) provides an ideal structure ensure effective and efficient command, control, coordination/collaboration and communication framework required in order to strengthen coordination for effective public health response in the time crisis. The CCC is a physical location for the coordination of information and resources to support incident management activities.

The Centre for Command and Control (CCC) will be on standby with complete functional capacity at any moment, round the year. It will be activated by the Minister of health in case of national level emergency declared by Vice President and the National Commission. The CCC officer will be reporting to EPR director, under overall leadership of the Deputy Minister for Service Delivery. As the lead management officer for the CCC, s/he will be liaising with national and international stakeholders. Director of EPR department will coordinate the central operation teams, provincial PHDs and partners. S/he will oversee the management of resources & supplies and financial activities as well.

Job Details

Date Posted: 15 May 2018 Reference: WHOAFG-2018-05-17
Closing Date: 30 May 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Health/Medical Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 2000 to 3000 USD
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The CCC is required to establish a well-connected network with all sectors of health ministry at central and provincial level and with relevant ministries as well. The CCC is During a national emergency or a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC); the coordination mechanisms should be operational round the clock.
The CCC officer, under direct leadership of EPR and in coordination with relevant units of EPR be performing the following:
1. Communication and coordination; maintain communication with all relevant departments and structures at provincial and national level including coordination with Emergency Operation Centre of ANDMA, Minister of health and Vice President
2. Coordinate/lead the preliminary assessment team of subject matter experts convene to recommend the scope of the response and provide recommendations for action, including a request for activation of the CCC.
3. Issue and disseminate information on health response and status, consolidate and disseminate assessment reports.
4. Coordinates risk communication plans and strategies to guide the development and release of information that is timely, accurate, actionable and written appropriately for target audiences.
5. Coordinate the rapid transport of life supporting medications, specimens, and personnel and mobilize people into the field within hours of a request for help.
6. Designate responsibilities and duties for management of the CCC
7. Consolidate and analyses information coming from the disaster areas
8. Manage storage, handling and set-up of incoming equipment and personnel
9. Maintain documentation of resource inventories, allocation and availability.
10. Liaising with national and international stakeholders and neighboring countries during PHEIC.
11. S/he will operate in close coordination with representatives of relevant departments (DEWS, HMIS, CDC, Provincial Liaison, EPI, Health Promotion, Environmental health and others) as well as representatives from WHO and UNICEF (other UN agencies) and cross check the relevant data with each sources.
12. Organize and conduct provincial level assessments as planned by EPR with EHA and MoPH teams.
13. Ensure 24/7 operation at the CCC.
14. Acquire health data about the disaster and regularly update emergency relevant data.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


Language skills: Good command of local language(s) and English
Computer skill: Microsoft Office and Presentations

The contract type is APW (Agreement for performance of work) and the duty station is Ministry of Public Health.


Required Qualifications

- Degree in medicine and/or Public Health or relevant combination of qualifications and experience, in a relevant field;
- Formal Training and experience in information management.

Experience and Background:
1. Minimum of 3 year experience in information management and data in regards to public health emergency and outbreak response with government, and/or UN and none government organization.
2. Experience in software and program design/development, information management and reporting.
3. Training, coaching and mentoring skills in regards to data and information.
4. Experience and knowledge of the country
3. Experience in program design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, gender, donor relations and protection considerations.
4. Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills
5. Sound knowledge and experience about national disaster prevention and preparedness programs;

Language skills: Good command of local language(s) and English
Computer skill: Microsoft Office and Presentations


1. Team building
2. Managing relationships across units and health partners
3. Self awareness
4. Interpersonal skills
5. Teamwork
6. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
7. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree, Health/Medical

Submission Guideline

Interested applicants meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit their applications quoting this Vacancy Announcement Number (WHOAFG-2018-05-17) with their curriculum vitae along with cover letter and National ID (Tazkira) to below mentioned email:

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


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