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About IRC (International Rescue Committee):

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC opened the country program in Afghanistan in 1988. Our programs span the range from humanitarian relief to early recovery and development activities, focusing on child protection, education, economic wellbeing, health, and power. The IRC works in 10 provinces throughout Afghanistan, among which some of the most security volatile, and employs over 1000 staff.

Job Description:

The Midwife is a member of the IRC mobile health team and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the IRCs Primary healthcare activities. she will ensure the delivery of high-quality Emergency Reproductive Health activities including the MISP (Minimum Initial Service Package for RH in Crisis Situations). (S)He will work to ensure the delivery of family planning, maternal and neonatal care, case management of sexually transmitted diseases and the clinical management of sexual assault survivors in the IRC supported health facilities. The midwife will directly report to the Medical Doctor.

General Duties

  1. Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs.
  2. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.
  3. Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and provide guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  4. Provide support and mentorship to other health clinical staff, providing on-the-job training where needed.

Specific Duties:

  1. Provide direct clinical care, working closely with the other health clinical staff to ensure the delivery of high quality comprehensive primary healthcare services.
  2. Triage, screening, and assessment of patients.
  3. Performs basic and assisted delivery care.
  4. Performs any needed neonatal and obstetric resuscitation activity.
  5. Ensures timely supported referrals to the nearest Emergency Obstetric Care center.
  6. Refers STI cases to the medical doctor.
  7. Identifies survivors of sexual assault and refers them for registration, counseling, and clinical care support
  8. Provides antenatal and postnatal care in line with relevant standards and protocols.
  9. Delivery of hygiene promotion, health education and patient/care giver counselling.
  10. Ensure adherence to infection prevention and control measures in line with COVID guidance
  11. Ensure accurate recording of information in the clinic registers, and timely completion of summary reports.
  12. Carry out duties as per duty roster
  13. Ensure patient confidentiality is respected, and that all consultations are conducted in a dignified and respectful manner

Job Requirements:

  • Education:  Qualified Midwifery diploma/certificate and registered with the Ministry of Health
  • Years of Experience: At least 2-3 years clinical midwifery experience.
  • Previous experience and training in sexual gender-based violence and clinical care for sexual assault survivors and advantage, Work with and support community volunteers to provide health promotion, community mobilization and awareness raising.
  • Ensure regular inventory and consumption tracking of medical drugs and supplies.
  • Work with relevant staff to ensure prompt requesting of medical drugs and supplies.
  • Technical Competency: Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with the local health representatives.
  • Skills to provide sensitive and appropriate medical counseling.
  • Excellent communication skills, good spoken and writing of concise reports in English.
  • Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment, displaying patience, compassion, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to be innovative, flexible, adaptive, and willingness to work out of hours, sometimes throughout the night.
  • Ability to live in challenging conditions and ability to work under difficult, high pressure situations.
  • Communication and reporting skills: Ensure all patient consultations are documented and patient records completed.
  • Submit reports in a timely manner.
  • Fluency in English, Pashto/Dari
  • Computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, Access, and internet)
  • Ability to work closely, professionally, and constructively with all others regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, race, tribe, or cultural background

Submission Guideline:

For IRC- Afghanistan Internal Candidates:

(“ The IRC encourages employees to remain in a position for at least one year and be in good standing before applying for another position within the organization. if an employee is interested in a vacant position within the organization, he/she must inform his/her supervisor in advance before applying for a new position”)

(However, 1 year is a must to complete but to encourage IRCA employees somehow we are flexible who work in the current IRC position for at least 6 months or above and are given chance to compete for an opportunity in the organization)

Application received without exact position title and location will be directly disqualified from the process.

All qualified candidates are requested to open the given link and follow the instructions:

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/35113?c=rescue

applications received without a given link and/or online system will be disqualified and removed from the entire process.

Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and after that for interviews. If you are not contacted TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date .please know that your application has not been successful for the post. IRC Afghanistan Country Office, Qala-e-Fathullah, Street # 3, District 10, Old UNOCHA Office, Beside Fatemia Mosque.

Submission Email:

Refer to submission guideline

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