HSC Program Officer Re.Ad Kandahar 210 views

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ministry of Public Health

Deputy Ministry for Administrative and Financial affairs

GD of Human Resources

Ghazanfar Institute of Health Sciences


Title of position:              HSC Program Officer  Re.Ad  Kandahar

No of Vacancy :              HSC Program Officer / Kandahar

Location:                         Kandahar

N of Position :                 1

Nationality                       Afghan  

Gender                           Male/ Female

Report to:                       HSC Program coordinator

Grade:                            NTA Salary Scale

A :                                  2019/02/16

B :                                  2019/02/24



There is mal-distribution of health care providers between and within provinces, and between urban and rural areas of Afghanistan. This leaves the peripheral health facilities and remote areas understaffed. The main reasons given for this situation were poor working, living and social conditions; security concerns; a lack of educational facilities for children; and poor transportation.

The MoPH recognized and urged the shortage of female health professionals[1]. Meanwhile, to tackle these issues the HRH Policy 2014-2018  has also emphasized the production, deployment and retaining a well-trained gender-balanced health workforce, possessing the skills needed to deliver affordable and equitable health services to the population of Afghanistan

Nowadays, Afghans are facing a lot of health and social problems that are the result of the war, unemployment, malnutrition, forced marriage, under aged marriage, addiction, gender based violence, chronic diseases i.e. HIV/AIDS, TB , Malaria , Cancer and so on . Therefore, the consequences of these situations need to be addressed their psychological and social aspects.

So far EU with technical assistant of NGOs has trained around 600 psychosocial counselors. These counselors received short training courses on psychosocial issues, and are not enough to address the current needs of health facilities and other relevant stakeholders. Since the majority of them were male, thus The HSC students will be female.

According to the Institutes of Health Sciences Strategy (2016-2020) and based on needs of the country GIHS is establishing a new department of Health Social Counseling. The establishing of this department is  align with the National Health Strategy of Ministry of Public Health and BPHS .This  new health professional will be trained to address the needs of the communities both rural and urban.

Health Social Counselors will receive a two year training and diploma in Health Social Counseling and work as team members in health facilities.

They will deal with those who suffer psychological and social problems as the result of the above mentioned diseases and civil unrest.

At the moment, 105 HSCs are selecting to be trained from 2018-2020. GIHS and Kandahar IHS will provide training and accommodation facilities for 70 and 35 HSC trainees respectively.  By 2020 diploma holders HSCs will fill most of the vacant positions of Comprehensive Health Centers (CHC) in Afghanistan.

Purpose of the position:

The Program Officer has overall responsibility for the planning and implementation of a high quality theoretical and practical HSC training program. 

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Make sure that the HSC program is implementing according to the goal and objectives of the program. 

  2. Responsible for HSC curriculum revision with other HSC team.

  3. Coordinate administrative, procurement, finance and technical affairs of HSC program

  4. Provide administrative support to the project such as scheduling, preparing for meetings;  Taking notes, writing letters, invitation, reply to letters and messages, mailing, filing, inventory and dissemination of related document for program activities.

  5. Prepare and maintain office filing system.

  6.    Prepare presentations and other documents as requested

  7.    Follow up and lead purchasing committee

  8.    To prepare procurement plan for HSCE-Program

  9. To ensure staff attendance sheet and leave forms and keeps routine control on implementation of them.

  10. Submitting regular attendance reports of staff for payroll purpose

  11. Identifies training needs of staff and facilitates and supports their professional development 

  12. Ensures a clean, safe and secure working environment and takes all necessary measures to minimize risks to health and safety.

  13. Ensures all HSC training program properties, all resources and equipment are maintained and in good working conditions and keeps an update inventory of resources which is regularly checked.

  14. Oversee and controlling administrative and academic process of HSC in order to implement educational and learning standards.

  15. Identifying problems and finding solution.

  16. Coordination with MoPH, PPHD, BPHS, relevant provincial government and other stakeholders

  17. Liaises/report and coordinates with the HSC Program Coordinator the MoPH/GIHS and to ensure effective and efficiently running of HSC training program.

  18. Inform HSC program coordinator regarding the progress of course and any other problem related to students, course, and instructor evaluations. 

  19. Advocacy for deployment of HSC graduates in coordination with PPHDs, BPHSs and communities.

  20. Preparation of monthly , quarterly and annual progress reports at provincial level

  21. Report to HSC Coordinator at GIHS

  22. Conduct social mobilization, community awareness for students selection based on HSC program plan

  23. Conduct regular meetings with technical and administrative staff and report to HSC coordinator.

  24. Monitors staff performance and undertakes regular appraisal according to MoPH guidelines including maintaining personnel files

  25. Any other tasks assigned by supervisor


  1. Bachelor degree from a recognized university  in Social Sciences, Nursing, BBA, Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, MD doctor is preferable

  2. At least 4 years working experience in project/ program management, operation administration, procurement, finance


  1. Ability to organize work, supervise, motivate and guide staff

  2. Ability to revise curriculum

  3. Ability to work with people of different levels and different backgrounds from practical  professionals to support staff

  4. Excellent oral/written communication skills

  5. Fluent in Pashto, Dari and English

  6. Computer literate; MS Word  Excel and power point (or willing to have on the job training)

  7. Able to travel to different district of the province

  8. Able to write monthly, quarterly and annual project reports (having reporting skill)

Submission Guidelines:

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

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

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

 Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education

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

 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. Ahmad Naweed, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR.

Phone number: +93-(0)-707777734


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.

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

  1.  د ملکي خدمتونو اداري مربوطې پوښتنې

  2. IMC Training Methodology

  3. فشرده مبادي مدیریت امور صحي ( بشیر نورمل )

  4.  د روان زیان پیژندنې  د روزنیزو سرچینیو ټولګه (  د عامې روغتیا وزارت د رواني روغتیا او مخدره توکو د راکمولو آمریت )

  5. بسته آموزشي حرفه مشاوره رواني- اجتماعي برای مشاوران رواني اجتماعي موظف در کلینیک های BPHS ( دیپارتمنت صحت رواني )

  6. Main points of the TOR

Submission e-mail: gdhr.moph2018@gmail.com


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