Child Health & Nutrition Technical Specialist (NTAP project)-USAID

  FHI360/ NHTAP Project
Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 316
Date Posted:Nov 24, 2019
Closing Date:Dec 24, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 - 8 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About FHI360/ NHTAP Project:


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

Job Summary:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Child Health & Nutrition Technical Specialist (NTAP project).


We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Child Health & Nutrition Technical Specialist for an anticipated multiyear USAID National Technical Assistance Program (NTAP) in Afghanistan. The activity aims to improve health outcomes through improved utilization of high-impact, sustainable, accessible, and quality health and nutrition services across Afghanistan. The program will enhance the Afghan Ministry of Public Health’s capacity to support the health systems and policies required to provide high-quality services across Afghanistan and ultimately improve health outcomes among Afghans nationally.

This position is subject to project award and funding.

Skills Required:

health management

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Child Health & Nutrition Technical Specialist will be an FHI 360 employee working in and placed at the NTAP office in Kabul. Under the guidance of the Training and Facility Support Associate Director, the Child Health & Nutrition Technical Specialist will assist with coordination, mentorship, and implementation of facility and community-based nutrition, pediatric care, and immunization service improvement activities across EPHS and BPHS partners; monitoring consortium partner quality of supportive supervision; and providing focused technical assistance as needed to EPHS, BPHS and consortium partner teams.

The responsibilities of the position include:

·      Assisting in the assessment of pediatric, nutrition and immunization service quality and gap analysis in conjunction with MoPH and consortium partners.

·      Assisting with the implementation of the project by monitoring and documenting technical assistance and mentorship approaches, processes, and outcomes.

·      Working closely with assigned team to ensure child health and nutrition activities and mentorship are implemented according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and national guidelines for practice and quality.

·      Ensuring project implementation adheres to organization and project strategy and remains technically sound.

·      Monitoring and maintains protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training and monitoring materials and reports.

·      Preparing reports and papers summarizing project results and assisting with publications, web pages and presentation development, technical briefs, or other necessary documents to facilitate research, best practices, policies and procedures for child health care programming.

·      Conducting searches of published literature and international standards on evolving issues and best practices in child health and nutrition.

·      Conducting analysis of program implementation to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical assistance strategy and guidelines.

·      Delivering presentations at professional meetings and conferences.

·      Willingness to travel to national regions for technical assistance provision and quality assurance. 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


·      Master’s degree in health, public health or related field; medical training as a doctor, midwife, or nurse preferred.

·      5-8 years of technical assistance experience in health, particularly in the clinical pediatrics and nutrition areas.

·      Proficiency with database management software, Microsoft Office Suite, and on-line search tools required.

·      Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Dari; Pashto fluency is highly desired.

·      Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.

·      Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with stakeholders.

·      Prior work experience in a similar position within a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company.

·      Excellent organizational and analytical skills and strong ability to manage and meet multiple tasks.

·      Substantial experience of developing working relations with stakeholders and beneficiaries; clinical skill training and capacity development experience preferred.

·      Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with providing technical support for child health and immunization activities/ projects highly desired.

  • Qualified female candidates particularly encouraged to apply

Job Keywords:

Child Health & Nutrition Technical Specialist (NTAP project)-USAID

Submission Guideline:

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package.

How to Apply: Interested candidates can apply and submit their CVs/resumes and cover letters to Please clearly indicate the name of the position that you are applying in the subject line of your email.

To facilitate the review, please include names and contact information for references.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be

construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal

employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that

discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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