Health & Nutrition Nurse (Mobile Team)

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Baghlan Full Time 301
Date Posted:Jan 25, 2022
Reference:BAG/01/22/003
Closing Date:Feb 3, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Gender:Female
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:1 year(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Agha Khan Foundation:

Founded:

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational international development agency established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa. Created as a private, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, it has branches and independent affiliates in 19 countries. 

 AKF seeks to provide sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill health. In Afghanistan, AKF works with rural communities in mountainous, remote or resource poor areas to improve quality of life in the areas of natural resource management, market development, governance, education and health. 

The Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of international, private, non-denominational development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the poorest parts of the developing world. The Network’s organizations have individual mandates that range from the fields of health and education to architecture, rural development and promotion of private-sector enterprise and institutions that seek to empower communities and individuals, usually in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities.  

 

At present, it is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Health & Nutrition Vaccinator (Mobile Team), Health Program (PATRIP Luxembourg Project) at its Regional Program Office Baghlan – Afghanistan.

Job Summary:

The Mobile Health Team Nurse is responsible to take care of offering nursing cares, nutrition services, take care of minor surgeries in term of the dressing of wounds and other cares, distribution of essential medicine prescribed by medical doctor for OPD patients, record the medicines, inform the doctor for stock out, and take care of record keeping of all HMIS tools of mobile health and nutrition team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Take care of nursing cares, minor surgeries attending mobile health and nutrition team in the targeted communities.
  • Provide health education on RH, nutrition, EPI and about the prevention of other diseases as per the MoPH guidelines.
  • Register and measure weight, height, Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) of children under 5 years of age at the MHNT site and pregnant and lactating women.
  • Provide treatment for MAM at the MHNT site and refer the SAM cases to the nearby treating canters.
  • Conduct follow up visits on Bi-weekly basis to assess condition of SAM children and provide ration based on the IMAM guideline.
  • Administer Vitamin A if the child has not received Vitamin A supplementation during the previous NID.
  • Promote consumption of iodized salt and healthy diet.
  • Responsible for conducting all other nutrition activities such as Growth monitoring of all U2 year children and screening of children under five and PLWs for acute malnutrition using MUAC or weight\height scale for children in the absence of Nutrition counsellor.
  • Register and report all activities including the supplies distributed, the number of beneficiaries, the SAM and MAM cases, the date and location of services, and report those on monthly bases.
  • Refer the children and reproductive age women to the vaccinator for relevant vaccination.
  • Comply with AKF policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Respect the target community’s cultures, traditions, and costumes.
  • Respect the target community’s cultures, traditions, and costumes.
  • To do any other task, with the field of competence, as line manager may request.

Occasional Significant Duties

·        To do any other job-related task, with the field of competence, as line manager may request

Decision-Making & Authorities

•   NA.

Job Requirement:

Required Qualifications and Experiences

  • Graduated from Recognized Intermediate Institute.
  • At least 3 Years’ experience in BPHS health care services as a nurse.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in local languages verbally and in writing.
  • Be able to work under pressure with tight deadline.
  • Good computer knowledge of MS Office Packages is preferable.
  • Very good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team to undertake tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to live, work and travel in conflict areas.

Required Core Competencies

  • Attention to details & Technical Skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Accountability.
  • Writing, Reading and strong listening Skills.
  • Creativity, Initiative, and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Effective medical practitioner skills and self-confident.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Baghlan
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