MIYCN senior Officer

  Ministry of Public Health
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 359
Date Posted:Jun 30, 2020
Reference:MIYCN /Se/Offi
Closing Date:Jul 13, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:NTA, Grade C
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Ministry of Public Health:


Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) and caring practices is one of the major components of nutrition program lead by the Public Nutrition Department of MoPH. Maternal Nutrition refers to the nutrition of women during adolescence, pregnancy and lactation, as it affects their health and the health of their fetus and/or infant, through their child bearing and nurturing roles. Infants are children aged 0-11 months; young children are aged 12-23 months – inclusive.

The MIYCN Strategy and Operational Guideline is currently under review, with a TOT planned in the coming months. Program components are implemented by BPHS implementing NGOs both at health facility and community levels as part of the contracted out mechanism of health service delivery in the country. At community level, activities such as meetings, mobilization, noticeboards, groups, and monitoring are undertaken as will as growth monitoring and promotion, home visits, group activities, and coordination with the health sector outreach Program. At facility level, activities such as nutrition counseling, education, and practical support take place as well as support for the baby-friendly hospital initiative. Activities are also undertaken in emergency contexts at facility level and in mobile teams. PND with a role of stewardship provides all necessary technical support such as developing the guidelines, protocols, training material, monitoring and reporting tools, and Program implementation guidance. PND also monitors the project implementation closely at the field.

This TOR is to provide technical assistance on the area of MIYCN to PND to strengthen the results based MIYCN Program implementation and contribute to reduction of maternal and child mortality and morbidity in the country.  

Job Summary:

Accountable for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of MIYCN program /project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the PND work plan, aligned with the MoPH overall goals and strategy.

The consultant will particularly assist the MIYCN component of the PND, in providing timely support to program implementation with special emphasis on the planning, capacity development and implementation of MIYCN activities. The consultant will help to prepare program activities and related documents, trainings, and progress reports and communication materials

Duties & Responsibilities:

·       Enhance program efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-up, including field monitoring and supervision of the MIYCN activities and project status. Supportive supervision should be undertaken to support activities at community and facility level, as well as in emergency context.

·       Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective MIYCN program and project design, management, monitoring and evaluation.

·       Prepare technical inputs to the preparation of reports, presentations and other documents related to MIYCN using the collected data and information

·       Assist in developing the monthly, quarterly and yearly MIYCN work plan

·       Support the rollout of the new MIYCN Strategy and Operational Guide 

·       Ensure the appropriateness of financial, and administrative documentation; fund requests, follow up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.

·       Compile MIYCN related training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with partners, donors and media. Ensure that there is learning of best practices among partners in the country including within the MoPH related departments to enhance program quality. Through different mechanisms, including PND website ensure that that the knowledge is shared at all levels widely.

·       Ensure that community MIYCN is functional, with strong referral mechanism with other nutrition components of PND

·       Coordinate and lead the MIYCN technical Working Group to discuss the related technical issues, exchange information on MIYCN implementation and status

·       Prepare documents on lessons learned, and others as needed to strengthen country

            Programming and monitoring of MIYCN

·       Any other activities and tasks assigned by the supervisors

Selected Key Deliverable:

The national technical advisor will be required to submit brief monthly reports of progress against all above tasks; the following are key deliverables, with estimated due dates:

1-     Report of monitoring/supervision visits conducted and action plan adopted by implementation partner to incorporate findings of the monitoring (once per month)

2-     Training of trainers on MIYCN (as per requirement of the department)

3-     Report of technical working group and sub group meetings (Once per month)

4-     Report of implementing NGOs on MIYCN (all NGOs report on MIYCN activities as per standard reporting format- quarter)

5-     Analysis and feedback to the reports of NGOs on implementation of MIYCN (once per quarter)

6-     Develop a MIYCN guideline/ protocol for non-health partners during emergency response and disaster management.

7-     Support the rollout of guidelines/protocols.

8-     Keep list of MIYCN focal points in all hospitals, NGOs and other partners with their names, telephone numbers and emails updated (quarterly basis)

9-     Reports and action points status of meetings of national committee on protection and promotion of breastfeeding (BMS code) (once in six months)

10-  Report of advocacy meetings, speeches or other activities related to MIYCN with high level authorities, donors and implementing partners.

Job Requirement:

·       Strong ability to coordinate and communicate

·       Ability to prepare various operational plans of the organization or project in coordination with key stakeholders.

·       Having specific skills in the related technical field.

·       Having experience and ability of team management and leadership.

·       Field work experience

·       Background/familiarity with Emergency with IYCF focus, 

Minimum requirements:

·       MD or Bachelor of Science in Public health with 5 years related experience

 Language Proficiency:

·       Fluency in English is essential

·       Computer: Be able to work in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, outlook and internet browsers.

Terms of Reference:

·       MIYCN revised strategy, IYCF training package, Nutrition strategy 2019-2023

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

ÿ Copy of verified Baccalaureate (12 passed) degree by Ministry of Education 

ÿ Copy of verified 14 or 15 passed degree by related Ministries

ÿ Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education

ÿ Copy of verified Medical Doctor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education

ÿ 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)-202312422



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.

• No CVs will be accepted after the closing date.

• Any persuade will be threat as disqualification.

• Candidate who applies for the same position in last six months and was unsuccessful (Obtained less than 60% marks), will not be short listed.

• Fraudulent documents and or fraudulent claims in CVs and or documents will result in disqualification at any stage of the recruitment process.

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