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Urban Health Initiative

The USAID funded Urban Health Initiative (UHI) Program’s goal is to improve health outcomes of people living in urban areas, particularly focusing on the health of women and children and other vulnerable populations. Interventions aim to increase demand, access and quality of health services. Lead by Jhpiego and implemented by a dynamic consortium of organizations, UHI is implemented in five cities in Afghanistan – Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad and Kandahar.

Job Description:

Position Overview

Mentors will be based in each of the five cities and will work in a mentoring team to implement integrated whole team, on-site mentoring to improve the quality of care and strengthen delivery of health services at selected Tertiary, District Hospitals and Comprehensive Health Centers (CHC).


Advocate for mentorship and negotiate with hospital / facility management for buy-in to onsite mentoring and quality improvement
Support formation of facility quality improvement team and selection of onsite clinical representative for mentorship program
Facilitate initial assessment, analysis and action plan for improvement of service delivery and data strengthening across all clinical service delivery areas (e.g. EPI, nutrition, MNH, CH, TB)
Develop detailed mentoring schedule for routine visits to each facility including: service delivery improvement plan follows up, learning activities and data review
Support preparation for learning sessions (e.g. training supplies, care of models, commodities, learning tools)
Facilitate monthly mentoring visits for quality improvement, learning and data strengthening
Role model behavior and practices (e.g. respectful maternity care) and provision of clinical care and services
Work with onsite clinical for mentorship program to plan for on-site practice
Coordinate mobile phone-based mentoring to service providers and support practice of skills
Support facility team to discuss and analyses data and submit data every month
Ensure adequate and organized record keeping of activities including mentoring plans, implementation progress, mentoring visits
Share records with relevant stakeholders and supervisors as needed
Write and submit timely reports as required including key issues, achievements, successes, challenges and lessons learned
Coordinate with other relevant project activities e.g. community engagement, leadership and governance
Coordinate with clinical advisors for specific clinical interventions (e.g. TB)
Provide regular feedback of the planned activities and issues as they arise (e.g. daily and weekly)
Participate in routine progress review and data presentations identifying trends and adapting as needed

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Graduate degree – Medical doctor or registered midwife with at least 5 years’ clinical experience including maternal, newborn health, child health, family planning, TB, nutrition, EPI
Previous experience with conducting competency-based trainings and providing supportive supervision is advantageous


Ability to work successfully in teams, across a diverse team in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Strong skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including strong writing, analytical and communication skills in Dari, Pashtu and English (preferable)
Experience working with Microsoft Office software applications (Excel, Word, Outlook Explorer, Power Point) is advantageous
Committed and willingness to travel in rural areas in the country

Submission Guideline:

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; education assistance plan and more.

Send resumes to . For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer!


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