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National Technical Officer (HRH, BPHS and EPHS)


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Job Summary

The incumbent will support HSD unit in undertaking research, assist MoPH and Medical Council in building
the capacity of health workers aimed at increasing the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of the
workforce and participate in joint field visits with related departments of MoPH to monitor program

Job Details

Date Posted: 10 Oct 2018 Reference: WHO-AFG-2018-10-34
Closing Date: 22 Oct 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Health/Medical Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 3007 to 3007 USD
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 6 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the Programme Manager, HSS and overall guidance of WHO Representative the incumbent will
provide technical support to MoPH (Health System Strengthening Department), Evaluation and Health
Information Directorate, and Medical Council. The incumbent will primarily focused on operational research
and human resource development.

*Summary of Assigned Duties
(Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected)

1. Guide MoPH in planning and building capacity of Human Resources for Health aimed at increasing efficiency, effectiveness and quality of health workforce (including addressing gender inequalities)
2. Assist the Afghanistan Medical Council for institutionalizing medical accreditation and certification system
3. Support MoPH in the implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS), quality assurance and patient safety initiatives
4. Act as WHO focal point for general directorate of curative medicines and support the implementation of hospital sector strategy
5. Assist WHO team in the implementation of GAVI and GFATM HSS support
6. Contribute to the planning and technical support activities of the WHO’s HSD unit, and be involved in the preparation of work plans as part of the biennial planning and monitor their implementation
7. Promote community based initiatives in support of UHC
8. Represent WHO in various technical committees related to health system
9. Perform any other relevant duties assigned by HSD program manager/WR


Competencies: Generic
Describe the core, management or leadership competencies required
(See WHO competency model - list in order of priority, commencing with the most important ones.)
• Teamwork
• Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
• Communication
• Creating an empowering and motivating environment
• Producing results
• Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.

Functional Knowledge and Skills

• Thorough knowledge of principals and programs of Health System Development
• Ability to maintain a high standard of work output
• Thorough knowledge of writing proposals for donor's assistance
• Ability to communicate with large number of focal points and to provide technical advice as needed


Education Qualifications
*Essential: An advanced university degree in medicines or bachelor degree in public health and
Master of Public Health from an accredited/recognized institute
*Essential: At least 3 years of experience of working in health sector (government, NGOs, UN)
Working experience with WHO/ and other UN agencies working for health
4. Use of Language Skills
Read: Expert knowledge [Yes] Required
Write: Expert knowledge
Speak: Expert knowledge
Local language: working knowledge of Pashto and Dari
Other Skills (e.g. IT)
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Note: Type of contract (Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
Screening of the candidates;
Long List - The candidates shall be longlisted base on the minimum qualifications and relevant experience to the Vacancy Notice (VN).
Short List - Further shortlist shall be done base on years of relevant experience, higher education and required skills.
Assessment method:
WHO may conduct written/presentation and interview or combination of the mentioned mediums to select the most qualified candidate.
WHO is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply and equally qualified female candidate will be given preference.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Masters Degree, Health/Medical

Submission Guideline

Interested applicants (Afghan National) meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit their applications quoting this Vacancy Announcement Number (WHO-AFG-2018-10-34) along with their curriculum vitae, copy of National ID (Tazkira) to below mentioned email:

Submission Email

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