University degree in medicine/Having postgraduate study in clinical medicine(preferably infectious
At least three of experience in training and Years
University degree in medicine
Having postgraduate study in clinical medicine(preferably infectious diseases or medical laboratory)
At least three years of experience in training and capacity building of health staff
Understanding of Afghanistans health sector and key players
Good understanding of COVID-19 prevention diagnosis and treatment
Excellent oral and written communication skills in local languages and working knowledge of English
Ability to seek and apply knowledge information and best practices from within and outside of Cordaid
Ability to establish priorities and to plan coordinate and monitor capacity development
Demonstrated ability in competency-based adult education and clinical training
Spoken and written competence in English Dari and Pashtu
Able to travel freely to project sites at the district level
Good computer skills; including the ability to use MS Word Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to collect data establish facts define problems work proactively and draw valid conclusions.
Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations
Excellent interpersonal coordination and negotiation skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
Strong commitment to integrity professionalism creativity and innovation learning accountability planning organization result orientation teamwork and technological solutions.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Promotes knowledge management in Cordaid and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
Coordination and collaboration
Coordinate stakeholder engagement and communication through the policy consultation design and implementation phases
Builds strong relationships with government authorities line ministries and other stakeholders focusing on projects results and responding positively to feedback
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive constructive attitude.
Duties & Responsibilities
Background Information - Job-specific
The Afghanistan health system has made considerable progress and the health indicators have also significantly improved between 2003 and 2020. The key enablers for the health sectors improvements have seen strong local stewardship sound and stable policy frameworks prioritization of investments in primary care and BPHS and EPHS implementation. However the COVID-19 outbreak poses a significant challenge to the country that is already struggling with deep-seated poverty and long-running conflict and political instability. The implications of existing conflict and the newly emerged COVID-19 crisis go deeper than stats and figures resulting in long-lasting damage to the physical mental social and economic well-being of individuals families and communities.
To contribute to the health response in mitigating the recent COVID-19 outbreak and reducing related morbidity and mortality Cordaid has been mobilizing resources to implement cost-effective and high impact interventions in the country. In partnership with Agha Khan Foundation (AKF) Cordaid is initiating an EU Funded Project to strengthen Afghanistans COVID-19 response. The project will cover 16 provinces while Cordaid with its local partners will implement the project planned activities in 8 out of the 16 target provinces.
This positions incumbent is responsible for the capacity building of healthcare providers to effectively manage COVID-19 cases targeting the district level health facility staff (CHCs and DHs) to ensure healthcare providers can provide quality and timely services to COVID-19 cases in line with the WHO recommended training package.
Provide technical training to the health staff of target health facilities on Covid-19 prevention mitigation and case management according to WHO guidelines and teaching material
Participate in conducting related health workshop on the job training and supportive supervision at provincial and district levels
Plan and conduct training for health workers on the proper use of PPE kits preparation of disinfecting solution and disinfection of HFs
Prepare training materials in line with the WHO and MoPH recommendations and print training material/handouts for the trainees
Provide orientation sessions to influential community elders and religious leaders on risk reduction and prevention of COVID-19
Assist in developing IEC material in line with the WHO and MoPH recommendations
Coordinate with PPHD and health partners including BPHS implanting NGO for the update of training material for the COVID-19 response
Provide activity reports and develop success stories from the relevant health teams and community
Participate in monitoring and supervision visits to the target health facilities in the field
Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.
Please submit your CV and cover letter (in one pdf file) with the position name and vacancy number in your email subject or otherwise your email will be rejected from system.
Please note that applications received after the closing date and without Subject line will not be given consideration. Only shortlisted candidates whose application meets the above criteria will be contacted for test/interview.
Note: Only application send to below address will be considered. Applications send to any other address even within the organization cannot be considered.
Female qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply.