Position Title: Clinical Support Coordinator (Nurse)
Activation Date: 15 June, 2021 Announced Date: 14 June, 2021 Expire Date: 19 June, 2021
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care. Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families.
Jhpiego is supporting the Government of Afghanistan to treat patients that are severely ill with COVID-
19. A significant area of focus of our work is accelerating and strengthening the technical and
operational capacity of local healthcare workers to provide complex care for severely ill COVID-19
patients. In COVID-19 response, Nurses work as part of a team of professional and medical staff
that includes doctors, midwives and biomedical engineers. Jhpiego is seeking nurses as clinical
support coordinators to provide technical guidance and support for several newly awarded
The Clinical Support Coordinators (Nurse) will be responsible for ensuring technical and
operational rigor in the planning and scaled execution of COVID-19 response projects being
implemented at the national, regional, and facility level. This includes assisting the clinical
response to COVID 19 in treatment centers and improving coordination and communication
amongst frontline health workers impacted and engaged in five provinces (Balkh, Kabul, Herat,
Kandahar and Nangarhar). Additionally, liaising with Government of Afghanistan staff, other
partners and donors regarding technical strategy, monitoring and evaluation of project
milestones and targets.
Provide direct, individual clinical supervision for clinical staff working with COVID-19
Facilitate RISE planned topics training sessions based on project plan and clinical staff
Provide onsite support to ICU and general ward staff to provide instant medical care and
manage critical patients in emergency conditions and ICUs
Facilitate RISE training based on project plan and clinical staff need
Co-ordinate RISE project activities with targeted hospitals management
Support Medical Specialist in facilitation of Intubation training
Provide onsite training for clinical staff about use of ventilators
Conduct training needs assessments (TNA) in targeted health facilities and identify
training needs and makes recommendations for clinical care specialist for developing
strategies to meet these needs.
Collect and compile all required data from targeted health facilities and share with MEL
Keep and document project necessary report and data properly
Coordinate with bio medical engineers for maintenance of donated ventilators and
other equipment regularly based on need
Other duties or tasks assigned by supervisor.
Valid nursing license;
5 or more years of relevant work experience in Afghanistan
Experience with complex respiratory care and ICU management.
Experience of working in COVID-19 HFs is an advantage
Participation in national nursing capacity building trainings
Proven experience as a registered nurse
Excellent knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures
Excellent knowledge of emergency care and ICU
Familiarity with Afghanistan health systems
Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of local and
international partner organizations
Excellent skills in nursing level decision making, facilitation, team building and
Excellent writing and communications skills
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and
intense pressure to perform
Ability and willingness to travel frequently to implementation regions and health
facilities including COVID-19 treatment centers
Assessing and planning nursing care requirements
Foster a supportive and compassionate environment to care for patients and their
A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills
Patient with excellent problem-solving skills
References will be required
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave and more.
Send resumes to Recruitment-AF@jhpiego.org . For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at www.jhpiego.org
Note: Please mention the job title and vacancy number of the position on your email subject line otherwise your application will not be considered . The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer!