Sample collection technical officer (Nimruz, Afghanistan) 127 views

Job Description

Job Description:

To collect samples of COVID19 suspected patients aligned with WHO guidelines.

To transfer and collected COVID19 samples to the nearest diagnostic centers for diagnosis aligned with sample transfer guidelines in close coordination with district-level rapid response teams.

To transfer and collected COVID19 samples to the nearest diagnostic centers for diagnosis aligned with sample transfer guidelines in close coordination with district-level rapid response teams.

To apply and practice infection prevention and control (IP&C) guidelines of MoPH at the health facility level in coordination with the HF manager.

To ensure sufficient supply and materials available at the health facility level for COVID19 suspected patients sample collection and maintain a proper record of consumption and stock.

To support required lab tests and examinations as necessary at the health facility level.

To conduct outreach sample collection from COVID19 suspected patients at schools/madrassas, universities, and communities as per need to achieve the assigned targets.

Record all data and results in specified forms (paper and electronic) with accuracy and responsibility.

Maintain equipment and assist in ordering COVID19 necessary laboratory supplies

Ensure that all safety guidelines are followed strictly at all times and maintain a clean and orderly environment.

Conduct regular awareness to the clients on COVID19 prevention, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Ensure all suspected clients referred for lab tests are tested in the best possible quality and recorded and track the referred cases from the reference lab.

The lab results of suspected COVDI19 cases are communicated aligned with COVID19 communication guidelines in consideration of patient privacy. 

Develop and submit all the required reports such as daily, weekly, monthly, and progress reports as required aligned with project requirements.

To perform any other duties as required by the health provincial coordinator.


About Afghan Health and Development Services(AHDS):

Afghan Health & Development Service(AHDS is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, and non-political organization founded by Afghans on April 7th, 1990. AHDS is registered as a national NGO (No. 5) in the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Public Health, and Ministry of Education in Afghanistan; AHDS is also registered as a tax-exempt 501-(c)(3) organization in the USA.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

The Afghanistan health system has made considerable progress, and the health indicators have also significantly improved between 2003 and 2020. The key enablers for the health sector’s improvements have seen strong local stewardship, sound and stable policy frameworks, prioritization of investments in primary care, and BPHS and EPHS implementation. However, the COVID-19 outbreak poses a significant challenge to the country that is already struggling with deep-seated poverty and long-running conflict, and political instability. The implications of existing conflict and the newly emerged COVID-19 crisis go deeper than stats and figures, resulting in long-lasting damage to the physical, mental, social, and economic well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

To contribute to the health response in mitigating the recent COVID-19 outbreak and reducing related morbidity and mortality, Cordaid has been mobilizing resources to implement cost-effective and high-impact interventions in the country. In partnership with Agha Khan Foundation (AKF), Cordaid is initiating an EU Funded Project to strengthen Afghanistan’s COVID-19 response.  The project will cover 16 provinces, while Cordaid, with its local partners, will implement the project’s planned activities in 8 out of the 16 target provinces.

This position’s incumbent is responsible for the sample collection from the suspected COVID-19 patient coming to a health facility as well as at the community level, its transfer to COVID-19 testing center and follow up of at district level to ensure the COVID-19 sample transferred, tested, and result documented in line with the WHO recommended sample collection, transfer, and test procedures and should pass the Governmental test as well.

Vacancy Number

2020 – HRD -22

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Years of Experience

3 year worked in COVID-19 Projects


One year with extendible


As Per AHDS Salary Policy

Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:

Qualified Afghan applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes with a detailed application/ cover letter in one document, including a Vacancy #, contact number,  Email address.

Please submit your applications by email to

Mr. Pardiss

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