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Health Technical Extender

WADAN
  • Post Date: August 7, 2018
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Job Overview

About The Welfare Association for the Development of Afghanistan (WADAN):

Established in August 2002, The Welfare Association for the Development of Afghanistan (WADAN) is an indigenous NGO that envisions a peaceful, educated, drug free, democratic, developed and prosperous Afghanistan. Our mission is to advance the spread of democratic principles, development, social justice, human rights, and freedom; and to strengthen communities and local governance by promoting effective community and institutional development practices and drug control initiatives. For details please visit our website at www.wadan.org.

 

The purpose of this position is required to support UNICEF Afghanistan ACO and zonal offices in smooth implementation and monitoring of EPI and MNCH activities in 34 provinces of Afghanistan.

Job Description:

The Health Technical Extender will provide overall support to UNICEF ACO and zonal offices on EPI and MNCH projects and activities involving implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of health activities in the catchment areas of related zonal offices. He/she will review specific MNCH and EPI activities and will ensure timely project targets are achieved.

The Health Technical Extender will be assigned to provide oversight to MNCH and EPI activities and the implementation of projects in the provinces in each zone, from where he or she will provide in-depth assistance to UNICEF zonal offices and ACO Health Section, as well as to the Provincial/ Ministry of Public Health.

 

Specific Tasks:

Provide assistance to the zonal UNICEF office and Health Specialist and MoPH and DoPH staff and UNICEF ACO staff in coordinating, implementing and assessing UNICEF’s Health programmes in the Province.

These programmes include:

  • Programmatic visits and field monitoring visits
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • C4D activities
  • EPI services
  • Health facility equipment and commodities support
  • IMCI Zinc ORS copacks, chlorhexidine, and other commodities distribution and training
  • Mobile health teams in hard to reach areas*
  • CHW demand generation, home visiting and newborn care training*
  • MCH handbook scale up*
  • Referral system support through standard ambulances, Zaranj mini ambulances, conditional cash transfer and maternity waiting rooms*

* = Specific provinces only

Overall for all Mid-Level Technical Facilitators  the work involves:

Work planning, oversight, coordination and assistance

  • Developing and reporting on monthly work plans and tracking sheets
  • Developing annual monitoring plans with quarterly updates for EPI and MNCH projects and programs
  • Maintain own electronic work plan which is submitted weekly to zonal health specialist
  • Reporting on work to line managers and team meetings weekly
  • Active participation in planning, review and participation in meetings, events, workshops, trainings
  • Coordinating planned activities with health stakeholders

 

Programmatic visits and field monitoring visits: 

  • Perform PV and FMV as instructed by supervisors and according to work plan and ad hoc using standardised forms
  • Maintenance of monitoring forms and tracking templates including careful filing and recording in assigned electronic and hard copy folders
  • Follow up of the recommendations which arise from monitoring visits
  • Reminders to Zonal Health Specialists about high priority recommendations that require follow up

 

Emergency preparedness and response: 

  • Assist zonal specialist in preparing and sending monthly emergency data in the monthly tracking sheet
  • Perform monitoring visits using standardised form
  • Support emergency activities including supplies, training and data collection as requested

 

EPI services:

  • Perform monitoring visits using standardised form
  • Support EPI activities including supplies, training and data collection as requested

 

Health facility equipment and commodities support: 

  • Perform monitoring visits using health services monitoring form including community monitoring
  • Support HF activities including supplies, training and data collection as requested

 

IMCI Zinc ORS co-packs, chlorhexidine and other commodities distribution and training

  • Perform monitoring visits using standardised form
  • Support IMCI activities including supplies, training and data collection as requested

In specific provinces (Helmand and Uruzgan):

Mobile health teams in hard-to-reach areas

  • Clean MHT data base (two districts per month minimum so it is clean by July 2018, prioritise the names of the villages according to the CSO standard list) and maintain MHT database
  • Check if MHT HMIS data has been entered into HMIS each month
  • Perform monitoring visits using health services monitoring form
  • Support MHT activities including supplies, training and data collection as requested

 

CHW demand generation, home visiting and newborn care:

  • Perform monitoring visits using standardised form
  • Support CHW activities including supplies, training and data collection as requested

 

MCH handbook scale up:

  • Perform monitoring visits using standardised form
  • Support MCH-HB activities including supplies, training and data collection as requested

 

Referral system support through standard ambulances, Zaranj mini ambulances, conditional cash transfer and maternity waiting rooms

  • Perform monitoring visits using standardised form
  • Support ref system activities including supplies, training and data collection as requested

 

Other

Other administrative work to MoPH and DoPH and BPHS and other locations as requested by UNICEF staff

Job Requirements:

Education:

Graduate for high school and having advance education in public health, maternal and pediatric health, health research, health policy and strategy,  and/or management of health projects, midwifery, or nursing education, or other health related sciences is required.

 

Work Experience:

A year of professional experience in public health planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness.

 

Language:

Fluent in English and good working knowledge of local language/s of the duty station (Dari and / or Pashto).

Others: Team player, Able to travel to fields, having communications and reporting skills

Submission Guideline:

Please kindly first read carefully Job Description (JD) and if your work experience and qualification were matching the requirements of the position then apply. Please mention the Position, Vacancy Announcement No and Province in the subject line of the email otherwise your application will not be considered.

Submission Email:

jobs@wadan.org

Job Detail
  • Experience2 Years
  • GenderMale/Female
  • QualificationMedical Degree
  • SalaryAs per organization's policy
  • Contract DurationOne Year
  • Vaccancy NumberW-HR-H-006
  • Number of positions3
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