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People In Need (PIN) Afghanistan

PIN is a Czech, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded on the ideals of humanism, freedom, equality and solidarity. Human dignity and freedom are fundamental values and we believe that people anywhere in the world should have the right to make decisions about their own lives and share the rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

People in Need’s Afghanistan country programme started in November 2001, providing emergency food distribution in mountainous areas of the central highlands. 20 years later, the programme has visibly grown and diversified, but continues to promote PIN’s core values: envisioning a world where people are free to make decisions about their lives; a world where people are not restricted by an un-free society, poverty, lack of education or discrimination. Today, we work along the humanitarian and development spectrum, providing immediate aid supporting the most vulnerable in Afghanistan to find long-term solutions to the challenges they face.


PIN Afghanistan’s three strategic objectives for the current planning period (2021-2022) are (1) Agency driven, transformative, humanitarian assistance; (2) Making markets work for crisis affected and marginalised communities; and, (3) Harnessing decent, productive and inclusive livelihoods. Under the current evolving context, the CP is focusing efforts under strategic priority 1 and in particular supporting people to have (1) enough to eat, (2) a safe and secure living space that supports their health and well-being, (3) the basic items needed to stay safe and warm, and (4) access to education when the normal structures are no longer available to them.

PIN has secured an 11 month Educations in Emergencies project funded by the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund. The project will establish temporary learning spaces to 2400 children in crisis affected communities in Kabul providing access to recreational activities, psychosocial support and basic educational course in line with EIEWG standards.

Job Description:

Job Description:

  • The Health and Nutrition Promoters will work with the Project Manager to ensure the following: 1) increase awareness of safe nutrition and hygiene practices; (2) promote proper and frequent hand washing with soap; (3) increase people’s ability to identify, and not simply name, the 7 most common symptoms of COVID; (4) and recognize the best ways to prevent community spread.

Job Requirements:

The Health and Nutrition Promoter is responsible for, but not limited to, the following work areas and duties:

  • Development, revision, design and creation of messaging and awareness raising materials based on needs
  • Consult with community leaders and elders to identify and understand the audience (e.g., men, women, girls, boys, elderly, PWD, marginalized peoples, CDCs) to inform the development of appropriate messaging for Covid-19, hygiene and nutritional awareness and prevention
  • Where appropriate, mainstream protection considerations into the messaging, and CHS and Principles
  • Develop, revise or update audience appropriate, accessible, awareness raising materials and leaflets for distribution to various levels of the population (e.g., Written information, symbols, pictures)
  • Work with PIN Programme Unit and HQ to finalize materials’ design.

 Deliver awareness raising sessions in PIN project locations on hygiene, nutrition practices and COVID-19 prevention

  • Accompany the field teams during community sensitization, beneficiary selection, and distribution to raise awareness of supported households and target communities of Covid-19 precautions and prevention, hygiene practices and nutritional choices when using their assistance.
  • HNP will also be engaged in trainings on nutritional diversity focusing on the importance of consumption of diverse type of foods and the inclusion of vegetables and fruits into the diet.
  • Organize and facilitate house-to-house and group awareness sessions for men/women/boys/girls/elderly in target communities, through each stage of the project process (beneficiary selection and distribution)
  • Liaise with local community members and affected populations to gather feedback to inform improvements in Covid-19 and nutrition awareness raising efforts

Nutrition screening and improving household’s understanding of malnutrition treatment and prevention

  • will undertake sample nutrition screening of pregnant or lactating mothers and children through observation or mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC).
  • assess households’ level of knowledge with regards to preventing, identifying and responding to cases of malnutrition
  • Any identified cases of acute malnutrition will be supported with treatment referral advice and guidance.
  • provide space for discussions about the challenges of being able to adopt safe nutritional practices, and collaboratively identify solutions that families could use to overcome them.

Mainstream protection measures from COVID-19 into the project’s operations

  • Review project delivery operating procedures and guidelines and make recommendations to strengthen protection of the team, stakeholders and beneficiaries from Covid-19
  • Map referral channels and establish a procedure to manage any identified suspected cases of Covid-19 during project implementation
  • Provide training to all project team members on the procedures and guidelines established to support Covid-19 protection
  • Monitor project operations for Covid-19 precaution compliance and make recommendations for improvements in practice to the Project Manager and respective Team Leads
  • Report in a discrete and confidential manner to the respective Team Lead, any suspected cases of Covid 19 symptoms

Representation, Reporting and Compliance

  • Submit regular reports on activities delivered and raising any challenges, issues or recommendations
  • Where feasible and appropriate liaise with other humanitarian actors on the ground to ensure principled and coordinated awareness raising
  • In discussion and close coordination with the Team Leaders, project manager, and where relevant the Security department, support in access negotiations in target areas
  • Adhere to and encourage others to comply with safety and security advisory, procedures and protocols always, and raise any safety or security concerns in an appropriate and safe manner, immediately.

Job Requirements:

Qualification and Preferred Skills

Essential requirements

  • Degree on MD or Diploma from medical institutions (nursing and midwifery)-at least 14th grade
  • Demonstrated experience implementing similar jobs in the country, including nutrition screening
  • Demonstrated experience working closely with local communities and various stakeholders in the field
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting awareness raising
  • Demonstrated experience working closely with local communities and where it exists to mitigate tensions
  • Demonstrated ability remain calm under pressure
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of gender and protection mainstreaming
  • Demonstrated experience, ability and confidence to travel to different villages in Maydan Wardak province
  • Experience in coordination with various stakeholders and government departments
  • Excellent Pashto/Dari, English language is an advantage
  • Required competencies:
  • Understanding of humanitarian standard and principle
  • Demonstrated experience working in health and humanitarian sector
  • Demonstrated in depth understanding of the local context
  • Experience in negotiating with various stakeholder

Experience using online data collection software/hardware

Submission Guideline:

Please submit CVs and Cover Letter outlining why you are interested in the position and how your skills and experience match the skills, qualifications and competencies required for this position. Applicants who meet the qualification and requirements for the mentioned position will be selected on a rolling basis, with the last date for applications being 03 December 2022, midnight.

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