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Manager, Cancer Center


About Ministry of Public Health

The Ministry of Public Health is committed to providing high quality healthcare services to Afghans. Considering the increasing incidence of various types of cancers among Afghans and non-existence of a comprehensive cancer centre, MoPH decided to deliver cancer healthcare services to cancer patients through establishing a cancer department. Based on WHO estimates, nearly 20,000 Afghans suffer from various types of cancers each year while more than 15,000 die every year. The most common types of cancers are that of breast, oesophagus, stomach, lip/oral, cervix, and lung.
To address the increasing cancer incidence and deaths, the Ministry of Public Health established the Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment project in January 2015 which was promoted to National Cancer Control Program (NCCP) in January 2017. NCCP is addressing the problem through cancer primary prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, palliative care, surveillance, and capacity building.
Since its inception, NCCP has conducted hundreds of awareness programs for health care providers as well as to lay people to increase the rate of early detection of various cancers. Moreover, NCCP created the first hospital based cancer registry in Afghanistan and working on establishing the population based cancer registry in Kabul. NCCP also provided training to the newly hired staff in and outside the country in various cancer care fields.
One of the main achievements of NCCP is the establishment of Cancer Center currently based in Jumhuriat Hospital. The 30-bed medical oncology unit is located on 9th floor while the 16-bed surgical oncology unit is located on 10th floor. In addition, the OPD, Walk-in-clinic and the 20-bed Day-Care are situated on second floor.
Between 70 and 100 patients visit the outpatient department each day. The patients include those who are already diagnosed with different types of cancer in other hospitals mainly undergoing chemotherapeutic and surgical treatments in the Cancer Center. Moreover, some patients visit the Cancer Center with advanced stage of their disease which require palliative care.

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of National Cancer Control Program coordinator, the Cancer Center Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling all resource departments and services of the Cancer Center, including personnel, financial, facilities, equipment and supplies.

Job Details

Date Posted: 06 Oct 2018 Reference: MCC/NCCP/15
Closing Date: 19 Oct 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: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• Managing clerical, administrative, clinical, and professional staff
• Managing the recruitment, selection, appraisal and development of staff
• Supervising the day-to-day management of the Cancer Department/Center
• Assessing the clinical and non-clinical competence of staff as part of a person centered approach
• Introducing on-going learning strategies into services, including tutorials, instructional sessions, and supervised practice sessions, regarding the use of medical/care equipment or best clinical care skills
• Developing and implementing effective policies, guidelines for all operational procedures
• Monitoring, evaluating, and correcting staff performance relating to care/clinical practice and assist the head of units in raising the standards of practice
• Liaising and negotiating with medical and non-medical staff internally and with people in external organisations, e.g. social services, voluntary groups or the private sector
• Gathering and analysing data and using it to plan and manage both projects and systems
• Working towards ensuring quality and value for patients
• Resolving potential issues with patients
• Extrapolating data for quality assurance and monitoring purposes
• Setting budgets and maintaining finances within tight constraints
• Planning and implementing strategic changes to improve service delivery
• Attending meetings, writing reports and delivering presentations to a variety of audiences; clinical governance and audit
• Setting up various committees and working groups
• Coordinating daily staffing to ensure that all units are covered.
• Handling communications and corporate affairs
• Managing premises, catering, cleaning, portering and security
• Ensuring prompt ordering and stocking of medical and office supplies
• Using computers to manage information and financial data and to analyse and measure performance
• Providing training to new employees
• Supporting ICT systems and planning new provision and development, sometimes for major projects.
• Performing other duties and responsibilities relevant to the position as assigned by the program director


• Ability to lead a service
• Confidence in directing the work of the oncology team in the care of individual patients.
• Commitment to providing a high standard of care to patients and their relatives.
• Demonstrates critical thinking skills using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
• Ability to accept and delegate responsibility, make sound judgments and accurately assess when to refer issues to the director.
• Good communicator and ability to work flexibly and well within a multi-professional team.
• Ability and willingness to share clinical knowledge and difficulties with colleagues.
• Ability to function successfully under stress and to accept responsibility.
• Ability to influence the practice of others for the improvement of patient care.
• Manage own workload effectively while being flexible to new demands.
• Demonstrate a high level of oral and written communication.
• Demonstrate effective computer skills, especially hands-on experience with database systems and MS Excel.


• Bachelors in medicine, public health or other health sciences
• At least three years of managerial experience in a health facility

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
• Hard copies will be sent to: HR Container, Second floor, at the Ministry of Public Health, Great Masoud Square Kabul Afghanistan.
• 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.
Instruction for test and interview:
The test and interview will be taken from the following references:
1. Main points of the TOR.

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