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About PU-AMI:

About Première Urgence – Aide Médicale Internationale (PU-AMI)

PU-AMI (known globally as Première Urgence Internationale, PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. PU-AMI’s teams are committed to support vulnerable communities and populations, those marginalized, hit by conflict, natural disaster or economic downturns. PU-AMI’s main objective is to contribute to reduction in morbidity and mortality, and provide emergency relief to those in immediate need in order to help them regain their dignity.

Afghan mission is the oldest of PUI missions, with the first medical intervention launched in 1979 just after the Soviet troops crossed the country’s borders. PU-AMI teams currently deliver the integrated health care, combined with nutrition, psychosocial support; water, sanitation and hygiene (wash), as well as trauma services. The organization implements projects mainly in eastern parts of the country, and increasingly in the South-East Region. Since the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, PU-AMI has also positioned itself as one of the main actors in preparedness and response to the pandemic, implementing health and wash-cantered activities at health facilities and community level in Kabul and beyond.

Globally, PUI provides assistance to around 6 million people in 23 countries and across 5 continents: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, and Europe.



PU-AMI (که در سطح جهان به نام PUI پی یو آی شناخته میشود) یک اداره غیردولتی، غیرانتفاعی، غیرسیاسی و غیر مذهبی مدد رسان بین ا لمللی میباشد.

تیم های  PU-AMI متعهد به حمایت  و کمک جوامع و جمعیت های آسیب پذیر به انهاییکه در اإثر منازعات- حوادث طبیعی و رکود اقتصادی منزوی شده اند میباشد.  هدف عمده PU-AMI کمک در کاهش مرگ و میر -کمک عاجل به اعاده و بازیابی حیثیت ووقار  انهاییکه در نیاز فوری قرار دارند  میباشد.

ماموریت افغانستان  قدیمی  ترین مآموریت   (PUI) پی یو آی بوده و  با اولین مداخله در بخش صحی در سال1979  فقط درست بعد از عبور نیروهای شوروی از مرز های کشور آغاز شد.

تیم های PU-AMI در حال حاضر مراقبت های صحی ادغام یافته همراه با تغذیه حمایت روانی اجتماعی-آب-نظافت و حفظ ا لصحه wash و خدمات  تردیدات یا تروما را ارایه میدارد.

این اداره عمدتآ پروژه ها را در  بخش شرقی کشور و بطور فزاینده در مناطق جنوب شرقی کشور  از زمان شیوع  COVID-19 در  2020  تطبیق مینماید .


PU-AMI همچنین منحیث بازیگر اصلی در آمادگی و پاسخ به بیماری همه گیر – اجرای فعالیت های صحی و wash در سطح مراکز صحی و جامعه در کابل و فراتر از آن موقعیت خود را تثبیت نموده است.

در سطح جهان موسسه    PUIدر 23 مملکت  جهان به  6 میلیون نفر  در 5 قاره افریقا- آسیا- شرق میانه- امریکای لاتین و اروپا کمک مینماید.

Job Description:

General conditions of employment

The employee shall abide to this job description, Health Supervisor employment contract, PU-AMI Afghanistan National Staff Regulations together with its annexes and attachments, as well as any rules, regulations, internal policy that may be adopted by PU-AMI Afghanistan.


Work relationship

Working under the responsibility of: Project officer

Functional/Technical Line Management by: PSS Supervisor

Supervise: None.

In direct cooperation with: PU-AMI Program team in the Eastern region (including mainly PSS, Health, and Nutrition program teams) and Kabul office, Logistics team, Security Department


Responsibilities and particular assignments


General responsibilities:

  • Provide psycho-social support, and psychological first aid to survivors who have experienced war trauma, torture, gender-based violence GBV and when necessary to survivors of natural disasters.
  • Provide screening and assessment on psychological distress.
  • Sensitize, problem solve, dialogue and mediate with the wider population about issues of war, economic crises, torture, trauma and GBV.
  • Become proficient with PU-AMI data collection tools, conduct and submit screening, and assessment data, and PSS providing reports in a timely and accurate matter.
  • Work closely with PSS Supervisor and the database staff to ensure quality reporting.
  • Data entry of collected information from the field/ MHT level.
  • Ensure all work with clients is confidential and that ethical practices are observed in culturally appropriate way, especially with respect to gender sensitivities.
  • Perform community awareness on psychological distress and available mechanism of psychosocial support.
  • Refer patients when needed to more specialized services as per the area-wise service mapping.
  • Engage in self-care through supervision, debriefings, and other shared sessions.
  • Attend all PSS/PFA related trainings facilitated by PU-AMI
  • PSS provider should follow up the MHPSS cases, as and when there is need.
  • S/he should develop action plan for the follow up beneficiaries.
  • S/he should fill the necessary documents to ensure quality reporting.
  • Attend the weekly MHPSS supervision/ on-the-job training meeting.
  • Provision of the psychosocial support to the mothers and caregivers at the MHT level.
  • Crafting individualized progress reports to share pertinent data with stakeholders.
  • Promoting individual and familial self-sufficiency and resilience.
  • Preserving beneficiaries’ safety, confidentiality, and independence.
  • Assist with any other related activities as deemed necessary by the expatriate MHPSS Coordinator.
  • Any official task by the managers of MHPSS departments and other relevant program departments for the purpose of the project and activity improvement.


Objective 1: Management of PSS Project Activistes

Activities/Main duties:

  • Provide psycho-social support, and psychological first aid to survivors who have experienced war trauma, torture, gender-based violence GBV and when necessary to survivors of natural disasters.
  • Providing psycho-social support to pregnant and lactating mothers and caregivers of children with malnutrition in group and/or individually, as applicable and informed by activity design.
  • Work with and for individuals with psychological distress and psychosocial disabilities as per cultural context and following activity guidelines/SOP. Provide necessary awareness, psychoeducation as per screening and admission criteria for Group PSS Sessions and/or individual consultation to beneficiaries with psychological distress.
  • Follow programme guidelines on admission and discharge of beneficiaries from intended PSS interventions and timely share activity data with PSS Supervisor and database officer.
  • Sensitize, problem solve, dialogue and mediate with the wider community groups and leaders about issues of war, economic crises, torture, trauma and GBV on mental and psychological well-being of individuals and families and promote activities that foster unity and social cohesion.

Objective 2: Reporting and documentation


Activities/Main duties:

  • Timely prepare and share weekly, monthly or quarterly activity data and report as per the project’s scheme.
  • Ensure provision of ad-hoc base reports for some specific issues such as security, challenges against the work progress and so on.
  • Maintain project data and beneficiary information confidential and keep the data-records in locked cabinets at the respective work-stations.
  • Discuss data related challenges and difficulties (*including project activities) with Project Supervisor and PSS Supervisor during their field visits and/or supervision sessions and find amicable solutions in consultation with MHPSS Coordinator.

Objective 3: Code of Conduct and Responsibilities

Activities/Main duties:

  • Follow PU-AMI Code of Conduct, humanitarian and IASC MHPSS principles while delivering PSS services to wider groups of communities in crises.
  • Ensure safety, dignity, and confidentiality across project activities for the beneficiaries and other actors being served by the program.
  • Prioritise appropriate selection of beneficiaries following project guidelines and promote and protect mental health and psychological well-being of all concerned.
  • Report project-specific challenges and difficulties timely and amicably to project supervisors, and find mutual solutions in the larger interest of the project.
  • Attend project team meetings, progress review sessions, supervision sessions, and orientation and refresher trainings as planned by the project team.



Job Requirements:

Qualification/ Requirements

  • Degree/Certificate in psychology, social sciences, nursing, midwife and/or related fields.
  • Experience with public health and humanitarian emergency programs can be an asset.
  • Familiarity with local context and stakeholders is essential.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in local languages preferred (especially Pashtu and Dari).
  • Ability to travel independently across project sites and locations within and between provinces.
  • Ability to work committedly for humanitarian cause and principles.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural multi-disciplinary teams essential.

Note: A maximum of 20 Applicants/positions with most relevant qualifications will be shortlisted for the next step.

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Due to large number of applicants, we are unable to provide individual feedback.

Only short-listed candidates whose application responds to the criteria will be contacted.

Qualified Female candidate are highly encouraging to apply.

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