Medical Doctor (MD) in Badakhshan

Job Location: Badakhshan
Nationality: Afghan
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: UG
No. Of Jobs: 20
Organization: IOM
Experience: Minimum one year of clinical experience and a few
Contract Duration: To be confirmed
Gender: Male/Female
Education: University degree in Medicine, Public Health, or a related field from an accredited academic institu
Closing Date: 2022-05-31

About IOM:

II. Organizational Context and Scope:

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.




Afghanistan is one of the most devastated war-torn countries in the world. Recent estimates suggest that more than 18 million people have no or limited access to essential health services due to insufficient coverage by the public health sector and direct interruption due to conflict and insecurity (HRP,2022). The intensified armed conflict in 2021 and the resulting Taliban takeover in August 2021 have resulted in further escalating humanitarian needs and a significant deterioration of the protection environment for civilians in the country. These factors exacerbate the vulnerabilities of a population already burdened by the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent economic downturn, and a severe drought across the country (declared in June 2021). Internal displacement inside Afghanistan is driven by both conflict and natural disaster. There is now an estimated number of 5.5 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country, including both protracted and the 634,000 newly displaced by conflict in 2021. Each year hundreds of thousand Afghan migrants and refugees return from Iran and Pakistan, which puts on extra loads on already stretched health system.

Currently the country is facing an upsurge of COVID-19, with poor diagnostic capacity preventing accurate case measurement, a lack of healthcare services (including specialist COVID-19 services) with an extremely low COVID19 vaccine coverage.   At this critical time, COVID-19 poses a huge risk to the people of Afghanistan in the context of political instability, humanitarian crises and a fragile health system.

IOM’s Migration Health programme with over 300 staff is actively supporting the Afghanistan de facto Ministry of Public Health  (MoPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to strengthen health service capacity at Points of Entry, in affected communities and through additional support to other response areas such as specialised health facilities and laboratories to effectively prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19 and other epidemic prone diseases (EPDs), including as Dengue, Tuberculosis, Acute Watery Diarrhoeal (AWD), Measles and Polio among others IOM provides   healthcare to communities, analyses and reports on population mobility trends in priority health zones to inform preparedness efforts, as well as risk communication to sensitize impacted areas and complement direct service delivery efforts.

Under the overall supervision of the Public Health Officer (Emergency Health), and the direct supervision of the National Health Operation Officer, the Field medical teams member will be responsible for implementing Emergency health operation through Medical health Teams (MHTs) and Rapid Response Team (RRTs) in various location,

S/he is expected to carry out his/her duties in accordance with the strictest ethical standards and with due respect for gender and socio-cultural sensitivities.

Job Description:

III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities:


  • Ensures that all cases in need of basic and emergency medical assistance are provided with adequate health services.
  • Provides basic medical screening, prescriptions for basic/essential medicines and makes referrals for chronic, emergency, or advanced care need cases.
  • Ensuring that medical protocols and prescriptions are in line with diagnosis made and are followed appropriately by health personnel.
  • Ensuring that universal infection control and precaution and hygiene standards are in place and maintained.
  • Ensure proper documentation of patient information and daily entry into appropriate databases is maintained.
  • Prepare and submit daily, weekly, and monthly reports on the progress of field activities and challenges encountered, as well as summary information on patients screened, served, and referred.

Job Requirements:

IV. Competencies:



  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.


Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.



V. Education and Experience:


University degree in Medicine, Public Health, or a related field from an accredited academic institution.

Minimum 1 years of clinical experience

A few years of experience in related medical field will be advantageous

Previous experience in development and humanitarian field is expected


  •  VI. Languages:
  • English (working knowledge)
  • Dari (oral and written)
  • Pashto language: (oral and written)


Submission Guideline:



How to apply:

Please fill out the form and download CV and relevant document sent to us, to fill the form Click here 


Posting period:


From 15 May 2022 to 31 May 2022

No Fees: IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

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