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About HEWAD, Reconstruction, Health & Humanitarian Assistance Committee:

HEWAD is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-profitable charity organization established in 1994 to provide Medical, Educational, Social, and Humanitarian Assistance to the needy people of Afghanistan. HEWAD implements primary health care to needy people of Afghanistan, and within those focuses on the provision of health care to the most vulnerable group, children, and women. HEWAD provides perfect health education, information, and service to Afghans in order to improve their living conditions

Job Description:

Job Description:

The responsibilities of the  midwife are to:

  • Give  the  necessary  supervision,  care, and  advice  to  women  during  pregnancy,  labor, and  the  postpartum period
  • Conduct deliveries on her own and care for the  newborn infant
  • Manage  complications  in  pregnancy  and  childbirth,  in  accordance  with  the  principles  of  basic  emergency obstetric care
  • Provide primary care to women of reproductive age,  in accordance with the Basic Package  of Health  Services (BPHS)
  • Supervise the provision of primary health care within  the community by female community health workers
  • Counsel and educate women, the family, and the community, in relevant areas of health  including preparation for parenthood and childbirth
  • Provide all nonsurgical methods of family planning,  and counseling for surgical methods
  • Obtain specialized assistance as necessary ( consultation or referral)
  • Share knowledge, skill, and expertise with midwifery, medical and nursing students, and  nursing and resident staff, in the management of pregnancy and childbirth,  acting as a clinical preceptor
  • Perform limited, select administrative duties such as  patient charting, recording, and   reporting of  data; clinic and/or facility management (as required); or coordination of specific educational or  outreach programs
  • Participate  in  research,  professional  organizations, and  related  committees;  and  in  continuing  education opportunities
  • Follow  established  health  center  policies,  procedures, and  objectives;  continuous  quality  improvement initiatives; safety, environmental, and  infection prevention standards
  • Participate in the provision of 24-hour,  day maternity service, which may require evening,  night, or on-call duty

Required knowledge and competencies:

  1. Informed about basic health care and safe motherhood program goals and emergency obstetric cases.
  2. Knowledge and skills regarding registration and reporting systems
  3. Knowledge and skills in examination and guidance of pregnant women.
  4. Knowledge and skills for helping obstetric cases and newborn care.
  5. Knowledge and skills in examination and guidance of women after delivery.
  6. Knowledge and skills in observation of danger signs in pregnancy, delivery, and after delivery and management of them.
  7. Knowledge and skills in family planning and guidance of mothers.
  8. Knowledge and skills needed for asepsis and antiseptic techniques and application of them.
  9. Informed about sterilization and skills to use it.
  10. Knowledge and skills in emergency obstetric and abortion management
  11. Knowledge and skills in health education for mothers

Job Requirements:

Job Requirements:

The successful applicant will need to address the following criteria

  1. Midwife graduated from an intermediate medical institute or equivalent to it (three years of medical training)
  2. Minimum one-year work experience at a similar position.
  3. Work experience with other health organizations.
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work and deal successfully in a multicultural environment
  5. Problem solving skills.


Submission Guideline:

Applicants meeting the above requirements are requested to submit a cover letter along with their CV and the names of three references electronically to hr@hewad.org.af no later than 27 September, 2023

Important Notes:

  1. Please quote the Vacancy Number as the Subject of the e-mail when sending your application.
  2. Supporting documents, e.g. diplomas, recommendation letters, identification card(s), etc., are not required at this stage, therefore not to be sent along with the application.
  3. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment
  4. .Note: Without the Position Title and Vacancy Number in the subject line of the email,   your CV will not be considered for further process. Also please specified the province.
  5. Please remember that we will not consider the CVs for the positions after the closing date


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