Health and Nutrition Officer

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Application deadline 1 month ago: Monday 22 Apr 2024 at 23:59 UTC

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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

Major responsibility

  • Coordinate the project scope of work with relevant government directorates, BPHS (NGOs) and other stakeholders.
  • In coordination with the project manager and health sector team implement the project activities in the respective provinces through his/her subordinates (health assistant, nutrition assistant, CHBC assistant and community health mobilizers)
  • Coordinate with health sector team during the quality assurance session in the project designated location and provide transportation and respective support.
  • Ensure the project location for health and nutrition service deliveries is fully communicated with respective DoPHs and there is not any duplication of efforts during the project life time.
  • Periodically assess the team and update the project manager and health sector lead on the progress of the project.
  • Provide ongoing mentoring and field level support.
  • Coordinate project training plan with BPHS and provincial public health directorate.
  • Ensure proper pharmacy of health facilities including consumption reports, no stockouts, rational use of drugs.
  • Review and check HMIS data from health facilities, analysis and submit to WV HMIS unit focal points (HMIS officer or any designated HMIS assistant).
  • Review and check SAM/MAM monthly statistical report and submit in MoPH nutrition online database in consultation with the HMIS unit and health sector lead.
  • Follow up of referred cases by health facilities with hospital to ensure that they have proper secondary medical care.
  • Identify and report immediately any medical or administrative problems that may interfere in achieving program objectives to project manager or health coordinators.
  • Organize community awareness raising campaigns on health seeking behavior issues in close collaboration with community elders, HFs and BPHS NGO staff.
  • Meet regularly with beneficiary communities and leaders to ensure project effectiveness and community involvement in decision making on health facilities services.
  • Provide join supportive supervision on project sites on the job training to health facilities staff and undertake regular supportive supervision of the project activities at field level.

Coordinating as a leader and organizing the teams which related to the project and provides supportive supervision to the project activities.

Stock management:

  • Prepare dispatch of orders (first in first out or oldest by use by date), donation of close to use by date and destruction of expired products!
  • Review monthly consumption reporting and timely request of replacement.
  • Ensure rational use of medical supplies – through prescription monitoring of health facilities.

Pharmacy and medical supplies are maintained according to WVI – A standards

Reporting, analysis monitoring and evaluation

  • Prepare monthly report and send to project manager and health sector lead from health and nutrition component.
  • Review and forward pharmacy consumption and inventory reports to the pharmacy coordinator, project manager.
  • Analyze the consumption of drugs and other pharmaceuticals and provide feedback project manager / health and nutrition manager/ pharmacy Coordinator and related health facilities pharmacists.
  • Beneficiary reporting – including consultations, nutrition activities, training activities, community engagement and CHW reports to project manager
  • Tracking of health indicators and community surveillance and report to health advisor if suspected outbreaks for investigation.

Community surveillance data collected and analyzed

Weekly/monthly report is provided

Short term impact and accountability practices accomplished

Success stories developed

Documentation of best practices for learning purposes and increase program visibility


  • 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 this project intervention.

Required Professional Experience

At least 2 years as Health and Nutrition Officer in NGOs or INGOs Experience in Pharmacy management, Clinical experience, staff management and training Able to analyze medical/surveillance data

Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and


Graduated from Medical Faculty

Preferred Knowledge

and Qualifications

Humanitarian context knowledge and experience. Experience in developing action plans, preparing curriculum and training/orientation materials Experience in documentation and reporting Experience working with community leaders (Community Based Structures) Experience in adult learning methodology and monitoring of training activities Ability to work with minimal supervision. Ability to work as part of a field team. Very good communication with communities and local authorities. Excellent presentation and communication skills. Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context Able to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural context, stressful environments and with limited resources Cross cultural sensitivity, flexible views, emotional maturity and physical stamina. Demonstrable experience in child protection, child rights, PSEA, AAP Interpersonal, management and conflict resolution skills. Results oriented and good team-player Good computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), internet use and Lotus Notes.

Travel and/or

Work Environment


The position is based in Ghor Zonal Office with regular travel to the Firozkoh, Dawlatyar, lal, Tolak and other districts based on requirement.



Being in good health and physical conditions.



Fluent in Dari

English written and reading.

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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