Program Officer/ Kandahar

  Ministry of Public Health
Bachelor's Degree   Kandahar, Afghanistan Full Time 391
Date Posted:May 14, 2020
Reference:Program Officer Kandahar
Closing Date:May 28, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Nationality:Afghan
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:Polish,Dari,English

About Ministry of Public Health:

Founded:  

Afghanistan is experiencing a low and concentrated HIV epidemic and among the countries in Central and South Asia that are confronted with a growing risk of HIV and AIDS, mainly due to the high incidence of people who inject drug. HIV prevalence is 4.4 % in People Who Inject Drug (PWID).

The first HIV case was reported in 1989 in Afghanistan and the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) has taken important steps in addressing the epidemic. The Afghanistan National Program for Control of AIDs,STI & Hepatitis (ANPASH) was established in 2003 under the leadership of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).

Under the leadership of ANPASH Ministry of Public Health the country is implementing National Strategic Plan (NSP-III) 2016-2020 in collaboration with several national and international agencies. The country has multi-sectorial approach to control the spread of HIV with specific interventions for key affected population, vulnerable papulation and general papulation.

Until December 2017 a total of 2522 HIV cases have been registered with the national AIDS Program, While the World Health Organization and UNAIDS have estimated this number 7,500 in the county

Job Summary:


Responsible for the planning, implementing and supervision of all project activities in the province including of DIC and outreach on regular basis

Skills Required:

General

Skills Description:

Ability to work pleasantly with high risk groups specially with People Who Inject Drug


Ability to work with a positive interdisciplinary team approach


Ability to identify and resolve problems.


Have English and computer knowl

Duties & Responsibilities:


Responsible for the planning, implementing and supervision of all project activities in the province including of DIC and outreach on regular basis.


Supervision of all HIV related health facilities


To prepare and implement an annual action plan of project as per the performance indicators


Provide monthly and quarterly progress report of the project


Promote an enabling environment in the project area


To facilitate safe and easy access to appropriate health services for People Who Inject Drugs


Capacity building of staff through providing training


Attend all official meeting, workshop and events of harm reduction


Arrangement of weekly and monthly meetings to identify shortfalls and to evolve corrective measures/plan of action


To insure that harm reduction services are provided in a proper manner in DIC and outreach


To ensure excellent communication with team and target group.


All HIV positive cases should be followed and reported to NACP within one week.


All HIV positive cases should be referred to ART center as soon as possible and also screen for TB.


Ensure sufficient supply of test kits, medical consumable, office supplies and harm reduction supply ( condoms, syringe)


Ensure the confidentiality of client information


To work in line with MoPH Policies and Procedures.


Perform any other related duty assigned by line manager

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kandahar

Qualifications:


Medical Doctor whit at least 3 –year experience in clinical health or public health .. Experience in Harm Reduction will be preferred.


Good oral and communication skills, managerial skills, and good working knowledge of statistics and data management


Ability to work pleasantly with high risk groups specially with People Who Inject Drug


Ability to work with a positive interdisciplinary team approach


Ability to identify and resolve problems.


Have English and computer knowledge

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