Health Assistant

Vacancy Number:
Title:Health Assistant
Duration: 3 months with high possibility position will be extended
Exp.: 2016-02-29-(3 Yearss Ago)
Jobs no:3


Organization: Medair | About Medair
City: Kandahar
Country: AF


Education:Barito Timur
Work Experience:1 Years




Vocational qualification

Graduated from 12th class

Previous employment

Work experience

1 year relevant experience

Nutrition training / experience


Fluent written and spoken Pashto

Some English knowledge








·Highly motivated to work for the needs of poor communities in a challenging setting


·Team building

  • Able to prioritize and manage time
  • Able to communicate clearly with team members, beneficiaries, communities and line manager



·Willing to travel, work and live in a rural setting

  • Flexible working attitude

·Respect rural communities and behave in a manner appropriate to their conservative culture


·Technical expertise

  • Assist with providing high quality care to beneficiaries
  • Willing to assist with many different tasks as needed in order to facilitate program operation
  • Willing to learn and develop further


·Management & Leadership

  • Ability to explain tasks clearly
  • Ability to deal and negotiate with team members as well as with beneficiaries and community leaders
  • Honest in dealing with beneficiaries and Medair staff
  • Respectful and patient attitude



This position is based in Kandahar Districts. Travel will be required throughout the districts and Kandahar City. Travel from home to the Medair base is the responsibility of the person hired. All travel on Medair business throughout the city and districts is paid for by Medair.


Work week consist of 5 days of work

Summer working hours (1 March – 31 October): 7.00AM – 4.00PM
Winter working hours (1 November – 28 February): 7.30AM – 4 PM

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible to carry out many different nutrition team related tasks as assigned by the Nutrition Supervisor
  • Responsible for facilitating and participating in mobile outreach team work including mobile team preparation and follow-up 
  • Responsible for delivering nutrition education as requested
  • Rotate with other mobile nutrition team members through 9 locations in assigned area.
  • Assist the nurse / team leader in screening and admitting beneficiaries into the nutrition program according to guidelines.
  • Assist the nurse / Nutrition Supervisor in examining and treating malnourished children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women according to guidelines.
  • Provide accurate records, documents and reports as required
  • Assist in monitoring and follow-up of beneficiaries at village level as requested in coordination with local staff
  • Assist in food distribution
  • Provide nutrition education to beneficiaries as requested
  • Assist in ensuring safety and security of all team members as well as all Medair equipment and program supplies.
  • Be flexible and willing to assist in other areas of work as requested

Submission Guideline

interested applicants should forward their CV and motivation letter in English, including their qualifications and relevant experience to perform the job by 29 Feb 2016.  To:[email protected]
The email subject line should include the following:
Health Assistant Vacancy # Medair_KHR_100 otherwise your application will not be considered.
Email: [email protected]