Manager, Cancer Center

  Ministry of Public Health
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1158
Date Posted:Oct 6, 2018
Closing Date:Oct 18, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:90

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:

Under the direct supervision of National Cancer Control Program coordinator, the Cancer Center Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling all resource departments and services of the Cancer Center, including personnel, financial, facilities, equipment and supplies.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Managing clerical, administrative, clinical, and professional staff

Managing the recruitment, selection, appraisal and development of staff

Supervising the day-to-day management of the Cancer Department/Center

Assessing the clinical and non-clinical competence of staff as part of a person centered approach

Introducing on-going learning strategies into services, including tutorials, instructional sessions, and supervised practice sessions, regarding the use of medical/care equipment or best clinical care skills

Developing and implementing effective policies, guidelines for all operational procedures

Monitoring, evaluating, and correcting staff performance relating to care/clinical practice and assist the head of units in raising the standards of practice

Liaising and negotiating with medical and non-medical staff internally and with people in external organisations, e.g. social services, voluntary groups or the private sector

Gathering and analysing data and using it to plan and manage both projects and systems

Working towards ensuring quality and value for patients

Resolving potential issues with patients

Extrapolating data for quality assurance and monitoring purposes

Setting budgets and maintaining finances within tight constraints

Planning and implementing strategic changes to improve service delivery

Attending meetings, writing reports and delivering presentations to a variety of audiences; clinical governance and audit

Setting up various committees and working groups

Coordinating daily staffing to ensure that all units are covered.

Handling communications and corporate affairs

Managing premises, catering, cleaning, portering and security

Ensuring prompt ordering and stocking of medical and office supplies

Using computers to manage information and financial data and to analyse and measure performance

Providing training to new employees

Supporting ICT systems and planning new provision and development, sometimes for major projects.

Performing other duties and responsibilities relevant to the position as assigned by the program director

Job Requirement:

Bachelors in medicine, public health or other health sciences

At least three years of managerial experience in a health facility

Ability to lead a service

Confidence in directing the work of the oncology team in the care of individual patients.

Commitment to providing a high standard of care to patients and their relatives.

Demonstrates critical thinking skills using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Ability to accept and delegate responsibility, make sound judgments and accurately assess when to refer issues to the director.

Good communicator and ability to work flexibly and well within a multi-professional team.

Ability and willingness to share clinical knowledge and difficulties with colleagues.

Ability to function successfully under stress and to accept responsibility.

Ability to influence the practice of others for the improvement of patient care.

Manage own workload effectively while being flexible to new demands.

Demonstrate a high level of oral and written communication.

Demonstrate effective computer skills, especially hands-on experience with database systems and MS Excel.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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