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About MEDAIR:

Medair is an international humanitarian organization established in 1988. Medair has been operating in Afghanistan since 1996 with programs mainly in the Health, Water & Sanitation, and Livelihoods sectors with significant reconstruction activities in remote areas. Current projects are Water & Sanitation, Food Security, & Disaster Risk Reduction.

An Integrated Emergency Response: Medair aims to respond to high levels of food insecurity, malnutrition, and morbidity in Tirinkot district.  The project intends to improve and extend WASH services including water supply infrastructure and hygiene practices to improve outcomes for vulnerable families.

Job Description:

Overall Purpose

To be a member of the health promotion team to implementing cascade groups, to increase household level awareness and practice of Health, Nutrition, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

Health promotion will address topics including Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), nutrition for Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLWs), food preparation, health seeking behaviour for common causes of under-five morbidity and mortality, and hygiene and sanitation practices on household level. The topics are provided by the Health Promotion Trainer on facility and household level in the community.

Project Overview

Medair is implementing an integrated IMAM (including IYCF), RH (ANC, PNC & FP), IMNCI, Mental Health and PSS project in Uruzgan Province. Medair’s Health and Nutrition project in Uruzgan Province is designed to lifesaving integrated humanitarian emergency response to conflict, drought and COVID 19-affected populations, through integrated mobile health and nutrition teams (MHNT). The programme addresses some key determinants of health and malnutrition through promotion of improved Maternal Infant and Child Nutrition (MIYCN) practices and linked health and hygiene practices. The project aims to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on health and nutrition outcomes of women and children.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical

  • Giving qualitative and participatory training on promoter level
  • Being a good example in the community
  • Building up the capacity of promoters and providing constructive feedback
  • Making sure that supporting Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) material is prepared and distributed on time and processed correctly
  • Preparing tally Sheets and Training sheets for promoters training
  • Coordinate and liaise with local communities to find promoters as well as accurate training places for promoter trainings and cascade groups if required
  • Coordinate and liaise with local communities when there are challenging circumstances or problems, and know when to ask for help from officer, managers or other relevant parties

 

Quality Management

  • Responsible for adequate data collection through promoters
  • Train promoters on data collection
  • Responsible for printing and preparing tally sheets on time
  • Making sure that tally sheets are accurate

 

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Giving high quality and participatory trainings on community and facility level
  • Capacity builds promoters and volunteers on training skills and topics according to curriculum
  • Preparing trainings, making sure IEC materials are ready on time and processed correctly
  • Providing constructive feedback towards promoters
  • Participating in household counts, surveys and other monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Provide accurate records, documents and reports as required

Job Requirements:

PERSON REQUIREMENTS

Educational Background

  • High-school graduate
  • Diploma/Certificate of nursing or midwifery, or equivalent medical training

 

Relevant Experience

  • At least 1-year relevant experience in health promotion
  • Nutrition training / experience
  • IYCF training

 

Language Skills 

  • Fluent in Pashto – oral and written skills
  • Some English -oral and written skills
  • Good English – oral and written skills

 

Computer Skills 

  • Working knowledge in MS word and excel

 

Other skills

  • Ability to work in a team and coordinate tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to organize people in an orderly way and prioritize tasks
  • Good listening and counselling skills, patient, and kind attitude
  • Highly motivated to provide high quality services to beneficiaries of poor communities in a challenging setting
  • Good problem-solving skills with a solution-oriented attitude
  • Flexible and willing to perform other tasks as required
  • Respectful and kind with other staff, beneficiaries, and communities
  • Willingness to travel, work and live in a rural setting, and to behave in a manner appropriate to a conservative culture
  • Willingness to learn and develop further
  • Honest in dealing with beneficiaries and Medair staff

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants should forward their CV and applications via this link: https://form.123formbuilder.com/5821821/form (copy, paste and open with a new page)

by not later than 24November-2022, late applications will not be considered after 5pm. 

For technical questions only, please message jobs-khr@medair.org

Note: PLEASE indicate the position vacancy number & position tittle both in your CV  or in your Cover Letter. 

“Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staffs are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices”

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