Endoscopist (Physician Gastroenterologist) – Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan 111 views

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ministry of Public Health

GD of Human Resource

Job Announcement


Vacancy Number:             EP/DCM/NCCP/40

Post Title:                          Endoscopist (Physician Gastroenterologist)

Organization:                    General Directorate Curative Medicine/ National Cancer Control Program

Location:                           Kabul/ CD Project

Duration                            1 Months (Extendable)

Reporting To:                    Project Coordinator

No. of Post:                       1       

Sex:                                    Male/Female

Nationality:                        International      

Salary:                                According to NTA salary scale.

A                                         2019/02/19

B                                         2019/03/01




The Ministry of Public Health is committed to providing high quality healthcare services to Afghans. Considering the increasing incidence of various types of cancers among Afghans and non-existence of a comprehensive cancer centre, MoPH decided to deliver cancer healthcare services to cancer patients through establishing a cancer department. Based on WHO estimates, nearly 20,000 Afghans suffer from various types of cancers each year while more than 15,000 die every year. The most common types of cancers are that of breast, oesophagus, stomach, lip/oral, cervix, and lung.

To address the increasing cancer incidence and deaths, the Ministry of Public Health established the Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment project in January 2015 which was promoted to National Cancer Control Program (NCCP) in January 2017. NCCP is addressing the problem through cancer primary prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, palliative care, surveillance, and capacity building.

Since its inception, NCCP has conducted hundreds of awareness programs for health care providers as well as to lay people to increase the rate of early detection of various cancers. Moreover, NCCP created the first hospital based cancer registry in Afghanistan and working on establishing the population based cancer registry in Kabul. NCCP also provided training to the newly hired staff in and outside the country in various cancer care fields.

One of the main achievements of NCCP is the establishment of Cancer Center currently based in Jumhuriat Hospital. The 30-bed medical oncology unit is located on 9th floor while the 16-bed surgical oncology unit is located on 10th floor. In addition, the OPD, Walk-in-clinic and the 20-bed Day-Care are situated on second floor.

Between 70 and 100 patients visit the outpatient department each day. The patients include those who are already diagnosed with different types of cancer in other hospitals mainly undergoing chemotherapeutic and surgical treatments in the Cancer Center. Moreover, some patients visit the Cancer Center with advanced stage of their disease which require palliative care.


The  post  holder will  provide  specialist  knowledge;  undertake  investigation  and  treatment  in  the diagnosis,  management  and  clinical  care  of  patients  with  Upper  and  Lower  Gastrointestinal disorders.


To  provide  excellent  medical care,  and  to  actively  participate  in  and  contribute  to  the management of  the Endoscopy Unit. Participate  in  the maintenance of endoscopes and other specialized  equipment  used  in  endoscopic  and  non-endoscopic  procedures  and  provide technical assistance during such procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Principal Duties and Tasks

  • Working within Hospital and Departmental guidance, policy and protocols undertake endoscopy procedures and be aware of the associated responsibilities and accountabilities. Clinical decision making  skills  and  legal  accountability  must  be  understood  together  with  the  principles  of precarious liability.

  • Develop and maintain work plan of the endoscopy unit.

  • Perform  advanced  and  specialised  clinical  skills  in  assessment,  diagnosis  and  treatment  of endoscopy patients  to enhance  the patient/carer experience. To demonstrate  critical  thinking and reasoning skills in diagnostic decision-making

  • Develop common standards and practices related to data/information collection. 

  • Administer conscious sedation/local anaesthesia within agreed protocols to patients requiring Endoscopy in line with the Nurse Prescribers course.  Identify abnormal GI pathology, perform biopsies, photographs and complete pathology requests as required

  • Perform advanced and specialised clinical skills in pre-assessment of colonoscopy patients

  • Understand and implement the principles of informed consent and perform relevant consent procedures for approved endoscopy interventions.

  • To  provide  appropriate  guidance  regarding  wellness,  lifestyle,  disease  risks  and  potential changes in health status, including health awareness, screening and prevention.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in Medicine

  • At Least Three Year Work Experience In Internal Medicine or Surgery

  • At Least one Year Work Experience in Gastro Entrolgy or Certificate Of Endoscopy

  • At least one year work experience in endoscopic procedures


  • Expert knowledge in anatomy and physiology of the GI tract

  • Leadership of clinical governance and patient safety

  • Able to perform diagnostic endoscopy 

  • Achievement of high quality patient care through evidenced based practice

  • Communicates articulately and sensitively with good written English and able to demonstrate the ability to deal with distressing or emotional circumstances.


  • Action plan

  • Monthly report

  • Presentations

  • Meeting minutes

Submission Guideline:

Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail which corresponds if any of following 2 items is missing, your application will be considered as ineligible/incomplete.

1. In your emails please specify the title of the position as well as vacancy number for electronic submissions and please do the same in the hardcopy submissions.

2. Updated Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume (Please attached your recent photo and mention in your CV exact date/periods of your work experience, graduation Day, Month, and Year).

If you are shortlisted and invited for written test/interview you will be required to present the original, the following:

A. Education Documents: Your recent education degree/diploma

ÿ Copy of verified Baccalaureate (12 passed) degree by Ministry of Education 

ÿ Copy of verified 14 or 15 passed degree by related Ministries

ÿ Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education

ÿ Copy of verified Medical Doctor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education

ÿ Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education 

B. Copy of National Identity Card (Tazkira: Only the pages that show picture and Tazkira number, pages, place of issue and date of issue)


• Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail 

• Hard copies will be sent to: HR Container, Second floor, at the Ministry of Public Health, Great Masoud Square Kabul Afghanistan.

• The Contact Person at Human Resources is: Mr. Mojib Rahimi, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR.

Phone number: 0093-(0)-700991056


Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Mojib Rahimi ) for confirmation.

• No CVs will be accepted after the closing date.

• Any persuade will be threat as disqualification.

• Candidate who applies for the same position in last six months and was unsuccessful (Obtained less than 60% marks), will not be short listed.

• Fraudulent documents and or fraudulent claims in CVs and or documents will result in disqualification at any stage of the recruitment process.

Instruction for test and interview:

The test and interview will be taken from the following references:

1. Main points of the TOR.

Bailey and Love/ Short Practice Of Surgery

Current medicine diagnosis and treatment

Submission Email: gdhr.moph2018@gmail.com

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