Clinical Specialist-Child Health (Balkh, Afghanistan) 124 views

Job Description

Job Description:

Position Overview
Clinical Specialists/Mentors will be based in each of the Nahias/cities and will work with a team 
to implement integrated whole team, on-site mentoring to improve the quality of care and strengthen 
the delivery of health services at selected Tertiary, Secondary and Primary Health Facilities 
(Public and Private).
•    Position Reports to Cluster associate managers in Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad, and 
•    Position level: Supervisory
•    Location: Kabul (4), Herat (2), Mazar-e-Sharif (2), Jalalabad (2) and Kandahar (2)

•    Advocate  for  mentorship  and  discuss  with  hospital  /facility  management  for  buy-in  
to  onsite mentoring and quality improvement
•    Support formation of facility quality child health improvement team and selection of onsite 
clinical representative/focal point for the mentorship program
•    Facilitate initial assessment, analysis, and action plan for improvement of service delivery 
and data strengthening in child health service delivery
•    Develop a detailed mentoring schedule for routine visits to each facility including service 
delivery improvement plan follow up, learning activities, and data review
•    Support preparation for learning sessions (e.g. training materials, care of models, supplies, 
learning tools)
•    Facilitate monthly mentoring visits for quality improvement, learning sessions, and data 
•    Role model behavior and practices (e.g. respectful care) and provision of clinical care and 
•    Support the hospital’s treatment centers (IMNCI in OPD, triage, ORT corner, emergency care, 
and FBNC).
•    Strengthen community-based referral system for major child health problems, including 
malnutrition, diarrhea, pneumonia, measles, etc).
•    Support the team on community awareness and SBC common child health problems, including 
•    Ensure   the   availability   of   facility-based   IMNCI,   FBNC,   ETAT   services,   and   
Early   Childhood Development/Care for Child Development.
•    Work with onsite clinical for a mentorship program to plan for on-site practice
•    Coordinate mobile phone-based mentoring to service providers and support practice of skills


About Jhpiego:

About Jhpiego:

Urban Health Initiative

The USAID funded Urban Health Initiative (UHI) Program’s goal is to improve health outcomes of people living in urban areas, particularly focusing on the health of women and children and other vulnerable populations. Interventions aim to increase demand, access and quality of health services. Lead by Jhpiego and implemented by a dynamic consortium of organizations, UHI is implemented in five cities in Afghanistan – Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad and Kandahar

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications and Experience:
 Graduate degree – child health/pediatrics specialist with at least 5 years clinical experience in child
health, focused on under-five child health and newborn health
 Previous experience with conducting competency-based training and providing supportive
supervision is advantageous
 Ability to work successfully in teams, across a diverse team in a complex environment with multiple
tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform
 Strong skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including strong writing, analytical, and
communication skills in Dari, Pashtu, and English (preferable)
 Experience working with Microsoft Office software applications (Excel, Word, Outlook Explorer,
PowerPoint) is advantageous

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Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave and more.

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Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer!

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