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Maternal and Newborn Health Senior Technical Advisor Re/Ad


About Ministry of Public Health

Under the overall supervision of the Reproductive Health Director of the Ministry of Public Health, the Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Senior Technical Advisor will provide support for planning, implementation, coordination and monitoring of the community/ facility based maternal and newborn care, which include facility and community maternal and new-born care, essential/ advance obstetric and newborn care and related referral system. In addition, the position will support building of partnerships among relevant stakeholders on maternal, new-born care services.

Job Summary

Support the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Directorate of the Ministry of Public Health, to coordinate national maternal and new-born care programme in line with national and sector strategic framework and plan.

Job Details

Date Posted: 12 Sep 2018 Reference: Maternal/New/Senir/Tech/Ad
Closing Date: 22 Sep 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Health/Medical Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Consultant Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Planning and Coordination Functions

1. Support the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Directorate of the Ministry of Public Health, to coordinate national maternal and new-born care programme in line with national and sector strategic framework and plan.
2. Facilitate development of national MNH annual and quarterly work-plans and budgets with close collaboration of relevant stakeholders
3. Facilitate review process and compilation of national MNH quarterly and annual progress reports on maternal, new-born health; and other technical reports; effectively manage the utilization of funds on maternal and new-born care programme as planned.
4. Facilitate resources mobilization on maternal, new-born health.
5. Facilitate MNH communication strategy with close coordination of Health Promotion Directorate
6. Ensure good collaboration with MoPH, development partners and related stakeholders at national, sub-regional, regional and provincial level on areas related to maternal, new-born health.
7. Support Ministry of Public Health, BPHS/EPHS to assess needs, challenges and capacities of maternal, new-born health.
8. Support Ministry of Public Health to coordinate maternal and new-born care programme activities by establishing, implementing and strengthening:

• The national maternal, new-born health working group;
• Introduction of nine contact points at community level for pregnant women
• Facilitate the establishment of New-born Care Corners, New-born Stabilization Units, Special New-born Care Units, Neonatal Intensive Care Units and Neonatal Centre of Excellence.
• Strengthen referral system for maternal, new-born Care
• Increase women’s access to and utilization of antenatal care, skilled care, emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC) and postpartum care
• Improve the quality of MNH, safe motherhood services, at facility and community level.
• Improve monitoring and evaluation of MNH services and use of data
• Facilitate the smooth functioning of MNPDR

Technical Support Functions

• Facilitate policy dialog to address maternal and new-born care programme gaps in line with national and sector strategic frame work and plan.
• Lead and provide on-going technical direction to development of national guidelines, protocols, training packages and IEC/BCC materials related to maternal, new-born health,
• Facilitate the maximum utilization of the key partners comparative advantage in implementing maternal, new-born health programs.
• Facilitate the implementation of maternal and new-born care in Provinces,
• Monitoring visits to provinces as assigned by the RMNCAH Directorate, scale up and provision of maternal and new-born care services through outreach, mobile and routine care systems with special focus to unserved and underserved areas.
• Work with Provincial Health Directorates in identifying training needs and facilitate the related training.
• Special focus on strengthen the MNH services at EPHS/BPHS health facilities in deprived provinces and to maintain high performance/standards.
• Support programme for community mobilization, such as; use of Zaranj Mini Ambulances, Community Emergency Transport Fund, Demand Side Financing any other innovative MNH projects, to mobilize for increased enrolment and advocate for provision of maternal, new-born health services.
• Facilitate capacity building of MoPH on maternal, new-born health programmes.

Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Functions

• Regularly monitor the implementation of maternal, new-born health programmes and activities including improvement in quality of services & attainment of planned results.
• Documentation & sharing of best practices, programme innovations, etc.
• Coordinate with relevant departments (HIS, HMIS, M&E and surveillance unit) of MoPH for regular updating and follow-ups of maternal and new-born indicators (new-born health score card) and progress of programmes.
• Identify and support the conduct of research on maternal, new-born health related assessments, mappings, etc.

Functional competencies:
• Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
• Results-based programme development and management
• Innovation and marketing of new approaches
• Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/Building strategic alliances and partners
• Resource mobilization

Core Competencies:
• Values: Integrity/Commitment to mandate, Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning, Valuing diversity
• Managing Relationships: Working in teams, Communicating information and ideas, Conflict and self-management
• Working with people: Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management
• Personal Leadership and Effectiveness: Strategic and analytical thinking, Results orientation/Commitment to excellence, Appropriate and transparent decision making
• Managerial skills; including planning, monitoring, human resource management and analytical skills


• Computer skills: Proficiency in current office software applications.
• Ability of frequently travel to the provinces, corridor


• Academic Requirements: Bachelor of Medicine with obstetric and gynecology specialty, Masters of Public Health
• Experience :
A- 5 years experience, in public Health management with Bachelor of medicine and obstetric and gynecology specialty
B- 5 years experience in rrepreventive health with MOPH.
• Languages: Fluency in oral and written Dari and Pashto and English language
• Computer skills: Proficiency in current office software applications.
• Ability of frequently travel to the provinces, corridor

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree, Health/Medical

Submission Guideline

: (I) Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail which corresponds if any of following 2 items is missing, your application will be considered as ineligible/incomplete.

1. In your emails please specify the title of the position as well as vacancy number for electronic submissions and please do the same in the hardcopy submissions.
2. Updated Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume (Please attached your recent photo and mention in your CV exact date/periods of your work experience, graduation Day, Month, and Year).

If you are shortlisted and invited for written test/interview you will be required to present the original, the following:

A. Education Documents: Your recent education degree/diploma
 Copy of verified Baccalaureate (12 passed) degree by Ministry of Education
 Copy of verified 14 or 15 passed degree by related Ministries
 Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
 Copy of verified Medical Doctor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
 Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education
B. Copy of National Identity Card (Tazkira: Only the pages that show picture and Tazkira number, pages, place of issue and date of issue)

• Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail
• The Contact Person at Human Resources is: Mr. Mojib Rahimi, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR. Phone number: 0093- (0)-700991056

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Mojib Rahimi ) for confirmation.
• No CVs will be accepted after the closing date.
• Any persuade will be threat as disqualification.
• Candidate who applies for the same position in last six months and was unsuccessful (Obtained less than 60% marks), will not be short listed.
• Fraudulent documents and or fraudulent claims in CVs and or documents will result in disqualification at any stage of the recruitment process.
The test and interview will be taken from the following references.
1. رهنمود مراقبت های مادر و نوزاد
2. امتحان عملی کامپیوتر (Ms. Office)
3. استراتیژی صحت باوری، مادر، نوزاد، طفل و نوجوانان 2017-2021
4. Disease control priorities, 3rd, chapter 2(Reproductive Materna,Newborn and child Health)
5. کتاب سروی AFDHS 2015

6. کتاب Impact ویا مدیریت خدمات اختلاطی ولادی
7.مجموع بسته خدمات اساسی صحی و مجموع بسته خدمات اساسی شفاخانه یی NPHS/EPHS

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