Director of Standards & Surveys

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 203
Date Posted:Jan 14, 2021
Closing Date:Jan 21, 2021
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:English,Dari,pashto

About Ministry of Public Health:


Afghanistan National Healthcare Accreditation Organization (ANHAO):

Afghanistan National Healthcare Accreditation Organization (ANHAO) was approved by the Afghanistan Ministerial Cabinet on December 5, 2018.

ANHAO is a national organization responsible for developing healthcare standards, training and assisting health facilities to adopt the standards as well as assessing and awarding accreditation certification to eligible health facilities. The organization will be independent in its operation to ensure that it objectively and impartially assess the status of healthcare quality and make necessary decisions about eligibility of the facilities for healthcare accreditation. 

Job Summary:

The Director of Standards and Surveys will have responsibility for the overall management of standards and survey processes, including surveyor management.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Developing and maintaining a comprehensive set of accreditation standards for hospitals and other healthcare organizations in Afghanistan that meet the International Accreditation Programme (IAP) of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua);

Developing and maintaining a fair, comprehensive, and objective evaluation methodology that is used in accreditation surveys;

Recruiting, training, certifying, and managing a credible, knowledegable, and objective cadre of accreditation surveyors in accordance with the standards of the ISQua International Accreditation Programme (IAP);

Managing the daily operational unit for the accreditation survey process, including scheduling surveys, deploying survey teams to hospitals and other healthcare organizations, analyzing and maintaining accreditation data, and rendering accreditation decisions according to established criteria;

Recommending to the Board of Directors those hospitals and healthcare organizations that should be granted accreditation status, any follow-up monitoring required, and any revocations of an existing accreditation award; and

Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the accreditation organization operations through established indicators.

Job Requirement:

The candidate for Director of Standard and Survey will hold university degree in medicine (MD),  healthcare management, public health or a related field. The candidate will bring solid management qualifications and experience, including:

Management experience (5 years working experience in hospital management and Public Health);

Knowledge of hospital standards development and ISQua principles for standard development;

Knowledge and understanding of the healthcare system and regulatory environment in Afghanistan;

Ability to recruit train certify and manage a cadre of accreditation surveyors;

Knowledge of Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation theories and practices.

Knowledge of quality theories, patient safety, organizational culture, and change management; 

Verbal and written communication skills (local languages and English) to develop and communicate contemporary standards of quality and safety for hospitals and other healthcare organizations;

Experience in developing, implementing, and monitoring operational policies and plans;

Skills and knowledge to effectively work with various computer programs, including word processing, excel, spreadsheets, presentation software (e.g. Power Point), and database programs;

Demonstrated organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines while maintaining attention to detail;

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

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


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.

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