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Director of Education & Consultation

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About Ministry of Public Health

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) is tasked with a critical mandate; to deliver and promote sustainable and accessible health care services to the people of Afghanistan. Social and economic advancement can only be realized in a thriving and healthy society.
The success of the MoPH is heavily driven in its ability to plan and use allocated resources effectively. Effective financial management is therefore critical for sustainable development and is the primary tool that translates the MoPH development strategies into noticeable outcomes or service delivery. Good governance and democratic accountability relies on transparent management of the MoPH budget. Therefore, ineffective financial management undermines the effectiveness and efficiency of development interventions and hinders the country’s progress towards improved and sustainable health care.
MoPH finance directorate is going through a reform process and after reviewing the structure of finance directorates of other line ministries such as MRRD, MoE and MAIL, has proposed a new and standard structure that is approved by MoPH leadership, for this purpose MoPH needs a qualified staff as head of coordination and reporting unite, to take the responsibility of overall coordination and financial reporting of MoPH.

Job Summary

The Director of Education and Consultation will have responsibility for building capacity among hospitals and healthcare organizations in Afghanistan to eventually meet the accreditation standards. This capacity-building will take the form of on-site consultation and technical assistance, educational programs and publications, and dissemination of best practices in meeting the standards. The Director has responsibility for recruiting and managing a cadre of quality consultants and faculty. The candidate will bring solid education and consulting qualifications and experience.

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Feb 2019 Reference: Direct/Edu/Consultation
Closing Date: 20 Mar 2019 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

• Developing and maintaining a comprehensive package of educational and consultative offerings related to standards, quality, and patient safety that meet the education standards of the ISQua International Accreditation Programme (IAP);
• Recruiting, training, and managing a credible and knowledegable cadre of educational faculty and consultants;
• Providing on-site technical assistance to hospitals and healthcare organizations to help them fully implement and maintain the accreditation standards;
• Developing and providing a variety of educational approaches, including on-site and off-site (webinars, printed publicaitons, videos, e-Learning modules, best practices examples and tools) to meet the accreditation standards; and
• Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the education and consultation program operations through established indicators.

Skills

Ability to recruit, train, and manage a cadre of educational faculty and consultants;
• Experience in developing, implementing, and monitoring operational policies and plans;
• Skills and knowledge to effectively work with various computer programs, including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software (e.g. Power Point);
• Demonstrated organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines while maintaining attention to detail; and
• Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and resolve issues in accordance with agreed parameters.

Qualifications

• University degree in medicine and master’s or doctoral degree will be preferred, business education, management or a related field.
• 5 years hospital managemnt, experience or education.
• Experience working in hospitals within Afghanistan, in order to understand hospital operations and typical challenges;
• Deep knowledge and understanding of the healthcare system in Afghanistan;
• Knowledge and experience in working with a variety of educational modalities, from on-person training programs to self-paced learning modules to e-Learning and video training;
• Knowledge of quality theories, patient safety, organizational culture, and change management;
• Strong verbal and written communication skills to develop and communicate educational programs and services on standards, healthcare quality, and patient safety for hospitals and other healthcare organizations;
• Ability to recruit, train, and manage a cadre of educational faculty and consultants;
• Experience in developing, implementing, and monitoring operational policies and plans;
• Skills and knowledge to effectively work with various computer programs, including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software (e.g. Power Point);
• Demonstrated organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines while maintaining attention to detail; and
• Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and resolve issues in accordance with agreed parameters.

Job Location

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

Education:

Masters 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)

(II)
• 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. Ahmad NAwid Barekzai, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR. Phone number: 0093- (0)-707777734

Note:
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Ahmad NAwid Barekzai ) 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.
References

A Five-Year Strategic Plan to Develop the Afghan Healthcare Quality Management System and Accreditation Organization (DRAFT), June 2016.
International Society for Quality in Health Care. Guidelines and Standards for External Evaluation Organisations 4th Edition Version 1.1 July 2014. Dublin: International Society for Quality in Health Care, 2014.
International Society for Quality in Health Care. ISQua Checklist for the Development of New Healthcare Accreditation Programs: Guidance for governments, agencies, and other groups. 2006.
Mate, K. S., Rooney, A. L., Supachutikul, A., & Gyani, G. (2014). Accreditation as a path to achieving universal quality health coverage. Globalization and Health 10(1) 68-76.
National Strategy for Improving Quality in Health Care, 2011-2015. Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan, 2011.
Personal communication: Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI), 2017.
Rooney AL, vanOstenberg PR. Licensure, Accreditation, and Certification: Approaches to Health Services Quality. Washington, DC, 1999.
Ruelas E, Gomez-Dantes O, Leatherman S, Fortune T, Gay-Molina JG. Strengthening the quality agenda in health care in low- and middle-income countries: questions to consider. International Journal for Quality in Health Care; 2012: 553-7.
Sax S, Marx M. Local perceptions on factors influencing introduction of international healthcare accreditation in Pakistan. Health Policy and Planning. 2013.
Shaw, C. Quality and accreditation in health care services: a global review. World Health Organization, 2003 (data updated 2010).

Submission Email

gdhr.mophapply@gmail.com

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