Health Field Officer in Kandahar

Job Location: Kandahar
Nationality: Afghan
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: According to ICRC salary scale
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Experience: 5 years’ work experience in health field, with pro
Contract Duration: Open-Ended
Gender: Male/Female
Education: University degree in health sector.
Closing Date: 2021-12-05

About The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC):

The ICRC is a neutral, impartial and independent organization. Its exclusive humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC endeavors to alleviate suffering by promoting and strengthening the International Humanitarian Law and Universal humanitarian principals.

Job Description:

Main Responsibilities:

Functional Responsibilities:

Hospital Support program (HSP)  

  • Develops a good understanding of strategies and guidelines relevant to HSP and ICRC health program in Afghanistan.
  • Maintains a good understanding of the activities and objectives of the Sub-Delegation and Kabul delegation.
  • Works closely with the Hospital Administrator (HA) and Health Delegate (HD) to ensure that the HSP is consistent with the health strategy.
  • Conducts regular visits either with HD/HA or independently to the supported hospitals for follow up and monitoring on the HSP implementation. To ensure:
  • Patients have access to free care and essential medicines.
  • There is a rational use of medicines and consumables in the supported hospitals.
  • Hospital basic operations/services like patient’s food, ambulance services and referrals systems are ensured according to ICRC support.
  • In collaboration with HD/HA participates in internal and external meetings with health authorities and national/ international NGOs.  
  • Elaborate field trip reports for all field visits and submit to HA/HD and Head of Sub-delegation.
  • Participates in the evaluation of the impact of the HSP and makes written recommendations.
  • Understands the health context in AoR and health activities of other actors.
  • Reports any concerns related to the different aspects of the program to the HD/HA.
  • Assists the HD/HA in monitoring the HSP, providing accurate translations with interlocutors.
  • Briefs interlocutors on ICRC activities.
  • Provides weekly, monthly and quarterly monitoring report to the SD and HD/HA.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Hospital administrator or Health Delegate  
  • According to operational needs, the Health Field Officer collaborates with HD in the implementation and follow up on other health programs.

Job Requirements:

  • University degree in health sector.
  • 5 years’ work experience in health field, with proven program management.
  • Excellent knowledge of Afghan National Health System and other related health entities, i.e. WHO, NGOs, health education system.
  • Proven program management skills and team building competencies.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and in local language(s).
  • Confirmed management skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Good analytical skills.

Submission Guideline:

Submission Guideline:

Interested qualified Afghan national male/female candidates are requested to submit their CVs and cover letter to no later than given deadline. Candidacies to be screened on a continuous basis.

Clearly indicate vacancy number (HFO122021) in the email subject line, CVs not mentioning the vacancy number in subject line, will not be considered

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for written test and interview.

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