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CARE is a non-governmental, non political, non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian humanitarian organization, extending its relief and development assistance to those in need.

Job Description:

Summary of Key Functions

Build LSCBE teachers and students’ capacity through conducting various training sessions and support on nutrition, dietary habits, personal and environmental health.
Carry out health education, monitoring and supervision of health interventions in Lower Secondary Community Based (LSCBE) classes.
Provide health education materials for students and teachers.
Conduct awareness raising compaign to communities about environmental health and self-hygiene.
Collect school and training data and assist Project M&R Officer in data analysis and interpretation and report development.
Maintain good working environment among adolescent girls and build their knowledge about physical, mental, emotional and social health.


Key relations

Report to the Project/Field Supervisor.
Collaborate with Project M&R Officer, Teacher Trainer, Community Mobilizer, Technical Advisor and other project staff and staff from other projects.
Contribute to all new initiatives and data collection for education and gathering relevant data and information.


Duty Location

Paktya province.


Key Results Expected

The Health Education Officer works directly with communities and Provincial and District Education Departments of Ministry of Education (MoE) for establishment of CBE classes and project implementation.



Environmental health and self-hygiene to students and School Management Committees:

Provide self and environmental hygiene and health on the job and in person trainings for adolescent and upper primary girl’s students and teachers in the project target communities.
Provide vital input in short- and long-term plan related to health education component at CBE level to ensure ultimate project outcomes are met.
Set weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly goals for LSCBE teachers as well students, and providing advice and guidance to ensure these goals are met.
Undertake regular visits to the project classes to ensure and build girls students awareness and understanding on health and hygiene.
Assess and evaluate health education activities to bring positive change in the life of students and communities.
Maintain good working relations with Provincial Public Health Department PPHD and other relevant organization.


Capacity Building of principals and teachers’ as per the project training program:

Undertake students, teachers and SMC training need assessment to identify their basic health needs and alter the pre-developed plan on health and hygiene.
Conduct health trainings to the LSCBE teachers and post monitoring of the topics cascading to adolescent and upper primary students.
Observe classroom Behaviour Communication Changes (BCC) and provide on the job training for students to effectively exchange health and hygiene lesson learned among themselves.
Assess the health training after each quarter to see the weakness, strength and effect of activities.
Develop training aid materials;
Participate in PPHD training for self-capacity development.
Assist with TA in providing and revision of health education manuals.
Ensure and strengthen mutual respect between students and teacher and consider child protection and child safety is maintaining inside the classroom and community.


Data Collection and M&E:

Collect and compiles school and training sessions’ related data.
Assist Project M&R Officer in data analysis and interpretation.
Submit accurate and proper monitoring, supervision, training, observation, and other

relevant reports to the project supervisor in timely manner.

Assist Project Supervisor in the development of the final versions of various reports.
Disseminate relevant information to SMC, teachers and students.

Other relevant duties and tasks:

Assist Project/Field supervisor in setting project and Individual Goal setting.
Assist Project/Field Supervisor in developing project implementation and action plans, operation budget, and reports.
Make sure implementation of child protection and gender across CBE classes.

Job Requirements:

Core Competencies:

Enthusiasm to the job;
Ability to apply particular health knowledge to standard of performance in specified project context.
Willingness to work in rough field conditions and tough security situation;
CARE emphasizes on the appointment of suitably qualified, skilled staff that have the right value, attitudes and approaches to the protection of children and safety and any contact should be positive and appropriate to keeps children safe;


Skills and Experience:

Very good training skills, good communication skills in national languages and fair level of written and spoken English.



Graduate from medical institutions-at lease 14th grade graduate, but University Degree holder from Medical University is preferred.

Work Experience:

At least four years working experience in medicine and education preferably with an international organization.

Languages Skills:

Fluency in written and spoken Dari and Pashto languages, English will be an advantage.

Submission Guideline:

Please submit your completed CARE Standard Job application form ( along with updated CV to before the closing date, applications without Care Standard Job application form will be considered for shortlisting.
Applications after closing date will not be accepted.
Please Indicate the position title, Vacancy Number and Location in the Subject Line (Health Education Officer Ex_37_2021) otherwise your application will not be considered.
Please note that there is no telephonic inquiry and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted with and call for Interview.
The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a Police check, Bridger check & Reference check and be compliant and sign up to Care Afghanistan’s Code of Conduct, PSHA (Prevention from Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse) and other Care Afghanistan policies prior to a final offer being made.
Qualified People with Physical Disabilities and Female candidate are highly encourage to apply.

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