TFU Doctor

Doctorate   Helmand, Afghanistan Full Time 497
Date Posted:Jul 29, 2019
Reference:AAH TFU#991
Closing Date:Aug 18, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:2 - 3 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English



Action Against Hunger (AAH) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was created in France in 1979. AAH has been active in Afghanistan in the medical, nutrition, food security, water and sanitation and Mental Health fields since 1995.

Job Summary:

Consult, diagnose, treat and monitor all patients presenting to TFU according to National Protocols, as well as universal health standards. Apply medical and nutritional protocols to ensure the care of the patients in nutrition centres


Duties & Responsibilities:

Objective 1: Ensure the provision of high quality medical and nutritional care in the TFU

Admission of children:Understanding and applying the SC admission criteria

Carry out the daily rounds in the assigned ward – approximately 20-28 patients.

Clinical examination of patients daily in order to determine any change in their clinical status

Carry out any appropriate and available investigations that may adjust diagnosis

Prescribe medications and therapeutic foods according to patients’ diagnosis, age and weight, and be aware of possible drug interactions.

Ensure timely consultation and/or referral for complex medical cases which require higher medical support,

Re-evaluate critical patients regularly during the day and night

Carry out the admission visit, prioritize the emergency, take a comprehensive history, and clinical examination, medical and nutritional prescription

Objective 2: Supervise the TFU

Ensure that the protocols are strictly followed and implemented;

Provide technical training to the team and new staff upon arrival regarding management of severe malnutrition with complication;

Ensure implementation of the activities linked to care practices;

Collect the orders for the TFU, check them prior to transmit them to the PM ;

Collect and cross check weekly statistics data and analyze

Computerize the data in the absence of the data entry clerk;

 Draft weekly and monthly reports for the nutritional programme;

 Participate in the definition of programme, follow up and évaluation.

Being responsible for the material used

Ensuring the follow up of medicine consumption during the inpatient phase.

In collaboration with the pharmacist, supporting management of consumable and medicines

Objective 3. Recording and Reporting activities


• Write notes clearly and neatly on health card or admission chart

• Document clearly the admission and discharge diagnosis for each patient according to national statistical definitions to enable good analysis by the SC team

• Write prescriptions clearly and neatly on health card or prescription chart

• Properly fill TFU multi-chart and tally sheet at the end of each day

• Ensure any investigations carried out are clearly marked on the health card or admission chart

• Report any incident to the TFU PM, where medical care is felt to be below the accepted standards of Ethiopia/ACF

• Participate in the weekly/ monthly data compilation and reporting of SC activities

Objective 4: Team managment

Draw up work schedules for each position;

Update the personnel register;

Carry out regular assessment interviews with team members;

Organise training for the project team.

Organise monthly meetings with the team;

In the event of problems, identify the issue and seek solutions or refer up to management staff.

Handle any conflicts within the team.

Verify the manner in which the team interacts with beneficiaries and assistants;

Organize and particioate in weekly meetings with the team.

Any other assignment given by senior management.

Job Requirement:

    Bachelor`s degree in public health /MD, paediatrician

Experience on nutrition, in TFU, paediatric activities

-         Humanitarian spirit

-         Good organization,

-         Good Interpersonal and communication skills

-         Good team interaction and positive attitude

fluent in Local language and some English knowledge

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Helmand
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