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About (MSH) Management Sciences for Health:

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

Job Description:

  • Work with Field Senior regional Manager and PI officers to implement project activities in target health facilities and community level.
  • Collaborate with Field Senior regional Manager and PI officers to initiate dialogue with provincial implementing Sehatmandi NGO in support of project implementation.
  • Provide inputs in project implementation modality in particularly roll out of Targeted Support Teams (TSTs)
  • In support with Field Senior regional Manager establish contact with BPHS implementing NGOs.
  • Establish close ties with and mentor Community Health Supervisors, CHWs and local communities in particular key influential community members (e.g. members of Community Health Shura) with a focus on respectful maternity care and gender-sensitive care and identification and referral of GBV survivors to HFs. for the related CBHC activities.
  • Collaborate with Field Senior regional Manager to lead provincial planning including field visits by TSTs in support of project activities.
  • Provide community-level support to the TSTs for further engagement of the community.
  • Lead initiation of dialogue with local communities regarding TSTs: Provide support and guidance to local communities including an orientation on the TSTs, their role, scope and ensure their representation in the composition of TSTs
  • Work with local communities to improve their participation in TSTs and other provincial-level platforms. Advocate to include anti GBV agenda in Health Shura meeting
  • Support local communities, the Health Shura representative in their role while serving as TST member.
  • Work with local communities to prepare them for the rapid assessment and follow-up TST visits at the community/HPs level.
  • In collaboration with local communities, map existing community compacts that can be replicated for use in AFIAT.
  • With support from Senior Community Health Advisor and Senior regional Managers, develop and or adapt the community compacts and scorecards.
  • Coordinate TSTs related activities with local communities including their visits to HFs.
  • Provide support in the field arrangements for the surveys during activities.
  • Provide support in the coordination of the implementation of the survey with local implementing NGOs and local communities.
  • Oversee implementation of project surveys by conducting data quality assurance visits from the survey sites.
  • Prepare and submit an activity progress report to the line supervisor on a frequent basis.
  • Timely submission of survey data to the central level for further analysis
  • Willing to travel in the province as needed and according to the security recommendations given by the provincial Field Senior Regional Manager.
  • Any other relevant activities deemed needed by AFIAT

Documentation and Learning:

  • Document and cost the overall provincial TST interventions. Timely submission to allow a central analysis of TST interventions on a quarterly basis.
  • Document project success stories and prepare case studies.
  • Conduct and document end-of-project learning reviews, and share lessons learned and best practices.
  • Fulfil any other tasks requested by the supervisor and pertinent with the general scope of work of the position

Job Requirements:

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION:

  • MD degree, Midwives and Nurses from recognized universities or institutes
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the Afghanistan health system.

REQUIRED MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

  • Five years’ experience in designing, implementing and evaluating some or all the following areas:  Maternal, Newborn, Child Health, Immunization, Nutrition, and TB, especially at the community level. Previous training or mentoring experience is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Good knowledge of Afghanistan’s health system.
  • Demonstrated practical experience working with BPHS and EPHS projects.
  • Past experience working with USAID support health projects is preferable.
  • A clear understanding of the healthcare system in Afghanistan
  • Knowledge of different community health interventions proposed in BPHS and EPHS packages including, RMNCH, Nutrition, child health/EPI, Tuberculosis and Gender and GBV.
  • An understanding of Afghanistan’s socio-cultural norms including local community dynamics.
  • Knowledge of present gaps in community-based health programs and quality of services in Afghanistan is preferable.
  • Proven track record, leading community-based health projects is preferred.
  • Knowledge of different Monitoring and Evaluation and supervision techniques including supportive supervision and excellent communication skills.
  • Past experiences working with local communities in health-related projects.
  • Knowledge of different capacity-building programs implemented in the past is preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in community mobilization and participation techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative and lead work process with less supervision.
  • Experience in designing training or mentoring workshops is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and adapt to challenging environments.
  • Past successful track record in presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to operate computer and Ms. Office packages
  • Good command of local languages and communication written and spoken English.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in local languages and English is a preference.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff. Mentoring experience is a plus.
  • Experience in training and supervision of BPHS components

Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates should apply through the below link and submit an application form for positions they are suitably qualified for.

https://msh.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Afghanistan—Ghazni/Community-Health-Officer_R1853

Please click the employment opportunities tab and select Afghanistan from the list of countries. A list of positions will appear, please select those you wish to apply for. Candidates who do not apply through the above-mentioned link will not be considered for the shortlist. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap.

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