Midwife (Ghowr, Afghanistan) 88 views

Job Description

Job Description:

Note: (This position is subject to donor’s approval.) 


  • This is a full-time, grant-funded BHA position. The midwife will be responsible for the antenatal, natal, postnatal, family planning, newborn care and IYCF services. Also she will be responsible for the work with community in the area of operation and community related activities, meetings, health education, beneficiaries’ identification of the nutrition supply as well as solving field challenges related to the project implementation between the communities.


  • Performing child and mother health services based on the standard minimum requirements policy

Ensures that patients are received and properly installed in the health service:

  • Takes the patient’s history and vital signs. Registers and completes the admission card. Provides information to patient and caretaker about the services available.

Provides ante-natal consultations:

  • Offers a complete follow up of patients according to the protocols Detects pregnancy related complications and adapts the follow up if needed Informs and refers to the doctor in case of complications/problems exceeding one’s own competency Fills in antenatal files and registers Responsible for identifying, receiving and providing care to the victims of the SGBV in collaboration with the MD Performing psychological counselling services for women of childbearing age and strengthening the intercourse Knows, promotes, implements and follows at all times the universal hygiene standards/ precautions and infection control, security rules and other policies and procedures in the medical premises and ensures high standards of hygiene of her working environment Ensures hand washing protocol is respected Checks that the work place is clean and disinfected Ensures that contaminated waste (including needles and other sharps) is separated and managed according to waste segregation protocols in place. Prepares and sends the materials and the instrument sets to be sterilized.

Provides family planning to the patients:

  • Ensures appropriate individual counseling (information) so women can opt for the method of their choice, knowing indications, contraindications and the secondary effects of each method Ensures a basic clinical examination to exclude contra-indications. Administers and/or provides the method of contraception according to its use and MoPH protocol. Informs and refers to the doctor in case of complications/problems exceeding one’s own competence. Fills in family planning files and registers. Ensures the patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected.

Carries-out and ensures that administrative procedures and documents are filled in according to the requirements of WVA:

  • Fills in patient’s files, forms, consumption sheet, statistics, etc Reports any problematic situations and cases that may arise Fills in all necessary registers and health files Participates in data collection and keep doctors/supervisors informed

Provides post-natal consultations:

  • Offers a complete follow up of the mothers and new-born according to protocols Detects complications related to the post-natal period and adapts the follow up schedule if needed  Carrying out neonatal care services, including neonatal resuscitation, neonatal temperature care, skin-to-skin contact between mother and new-born after birth Distribution of clean maternity kits for pregnant mothers and health care kits for women of childbearing age Giving birth to pregnant women if necessary and urgent Finding danger signs of the mother after birth before birth at the time of birth, such as high blood pressure and severe anaemia and cases of severe inflammation, and referring them to a well-equipped health centre Health services for GBV people Make sure all mothers are checked for malnutrition and their malnutrition facts are received and they are given the necessary advice Providing fertility health services in the breastfeeding section for pregnant and lactating mothers. Registering health services in the book and preparing weekly and monthly reports for the relevant doctor


  • Adhere to WV Child and Adult Safeguarding policy and standards. Adhere to WV accountability standards. To be aware and prepared to implement WV Afghanistan Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs plan under the context of (Ghor ) interventions.


About World Vision International:World Vision Afghanistan (WVA) has been working in Badghis, Herat and Ghor provinces for more than 15 years addressing health, education and livelihood and protection issues to improve the well-being of girls and boys. The relationship with the Afghanistan government at the national, provincial, district and village levels is very strong, as is the relationship with the communities in which WVA works. Together with the government and the communities in the target areas, WVA has been working to achieve its national strategy for improving the survival and wellbeing of Afghan girls and boys through building the foundation for a better future for them, their families, and their communities. There are five strategic sectors that World Vision Afghanistan is focusing upon in order to achieve this:  Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, Education, Child Protection, WASH and Livelihoods. World Vision Afghanistan is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees, volunteers, and all its affiliates to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation – regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. WV takes diligent measures to screen out all people who might seek to use WV to harm children or adult beneficiaries, or whose past actions indicate an unacceptable risk of such harm.  Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedures include extensive identification checks and an appropriate criminal record/police background check and disclosure of criminal records prior to employment or engagement with WV in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:Required Professional Experience

  • At least 1 years of experience of health care based activities

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

  • Graduated from midwifery school Having a midwifery diploma is preferred Having knowledge and experience in midwifery, nutrition and mental health 

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Be well organized skill Have time management skill Have a good team work 

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

  • Accessibility to the below mentioned areas/locations is required: Ghor (Lal, Sharahk, Pasaband)

Vacancy Number


No. Of Jobs




Years of Experience

1 year of experience of health care activities


One Year


As Per WVA Salary Scale

Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:The application closing date is 30-Jun-2021. Please submit your resume and one-page cover letter outlining how you meet the job requirements by email to  wvafg_recruitment@wvi.org. Please write on the subject of your Email the Vacancy Number (WVA1136) also avoid sending an attachment of big size (above 1024 KB) if you want your application/CV to be considered.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test and interview. Local candidates are highly encouraged to apply.   را در عنوان ایمیل خود ذکر کنید (WVA1136) لطفا کد اعلان کاری

Applications with insufficient, incomplete and inconsistent information to make a determination will not be considered. Phone +93 402231174 | Mobile:+93 799 838 452 Dear Applicants, Please kindly note: As a mitigation measure, and in order to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, during this time we would not be able to receive hard copies of CVs / Applications. We kindly encourage you to apply online.  :متقاضیان محترم منحیث یکی از تدابیر پیشگیرانه و برای جلوگیری از انتشار  ویروس کرونا، در جریان این مدت، ما نمیتوانیم درخواستی ها و خلص سوانح شما را به شکل چاپی دریافت کنیم. از همه شما خواهشمندیم تا از طریق آنلاین درخواستی خود را برایمان ارسال کنید 
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