Secondary School   Afghanistan, Khost Full Time 541
Date Posted:Aug 14, 2022
Reference:WHOAFG- 2022-08-58
Closing Date:Aug 24, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:NTA, Grade G
Years of Experience:1 Year
Contract Duration:1 year(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Maybe
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About World Health Organization:


The World Health Organization (WHO) is the technical and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership in global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical and implementation support and monitoring and assessing health trends. In Afghanistan, WHO works to improve the health and well-being of all Afghans by preventing and reducing mortality, morbidity and disability and strengthening health services in close coordination with national and international partners.

Job Summary:

Objectives of the program:

The community midwife works in the Family Health House (FHH) primarily to deliver reproductive health care services to women. She assumes responsibility and accountability for her practice, applying up-to-date knowledge and skills in caring for each woman and family.

Purpose of the Post:

To contribute to the improvement and ensuring MCH activities as one of the most important components of the MoPH for the effective expansion and follow up of programs based of priority needs in line with MoPH strategy and policies.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

   Provide the necessary supervision, care and advise to women during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period;

   Conduct deliveries on her own and care for the new born infant;

   Manage complications in pregnancy and childbirth in accordance with the principles of basic emergency obstetric care;

   Provide primary care to women of reproductive age in accordance with the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS);

   Supervise the provision of primary health care within the community by community health workers;

   Counsel and educate women, the family and the community through interpersonal communication and FHAGs, in relevant areas of health, including preparation for parenthood and childbirth;

   Conduct regular meetings with community health workers, Community Health Shuras, and FHAGs, take minutes, and act on the decisions taken;

   Provide all non-surgical methods of family planning, counselling on surgical/ non-surgical methods and make referrals as appropriate;

   Obtain specialized assistance as necessary (via consultation or referral);

   Establish and maintain good working relationships with higher-level BPHS and Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) facilities;

   Perform select administrative duties such as patient charting, recording and reporting of data; clinic and/or facility management (as required), and coordinate specific educational or outreach programmes;

   Participate in research initiatives, professional organizations and related committees, and avail opportunities for continuing education;

   Follow MoPH policies, procedures and objectives, continuous quality improvement initiatives. safety, environmental, and infection prevention standards;

   Provide eight hour services at the FHH, and be available for 24/7 maternity services, which may require attendance during the evenings or nights;

   Demonstrate the seven required competencies listed below.

Job Requirement:


1)   The Candidate must have Diploma in Midwifery/ at lease graduated from midwifery school (Private institute graduated should pass the MoPH test).

2)   1 years of related experience.


Essential: Diploma in Midwifery/ at lease graduated from midwifery school.

Desirable: Preferred to Midwifery Bachelor degree.


Essential: 1 years of related experience. 

Desirable: Relevant experience in the FHH and CHW, Having good knowledge/high practical skill of Midwifery.


Functional Skills and Knowledge:

1) Have the skill to monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle;

2) Providing the mother with individualized education, counselling and prenatal care; continuous hands-on assistance during labour and delivery; and postpartum support;

3) Fluency in Pashto and Dari Language is must.

4) Willingness to work long hours and weekends and complete the deliverables on time

5) Must have good command of computer skills

6) Excellent communication and report writing skills

Languages: Very good knowledge of local language.

IT Skills:

- knowledge of computer.

Criteria/ Procedure:

   Screening of the candidates;

   Long List - The candidates shall be longlisted base on the minimum qualifications and relevant experience to the Vacancy Notice (VN).

   Short List - Further shortlist shall be done base on years of relevant experience, higher education and required skills.

   Assessment method:

   WHO may conduct written/presentation and interview or combination of the mentioned mediums to select the most qualified candidate.

   WHO is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply and equally qualified female candidate will be given preference.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Khost
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