Position Title: Medical Specialist (Re Announced)
Activation Date: 18 July, 2021 Announced Date: 17 July, 2021 Expire Date: 24 July, 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 seeking Medical Specialists to provide technical guidance and support for several newly
awarded COVID-19 projects. In Afghanistan, Jhpiego supports 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.
The Medical Specialist 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
hot zone districts. Additionally, liaising with GoA staff, other partners and donors regarding technical
strategy, monitoring and evaluation of project milestones and targets. This position is only open to
Provide technical advice, guidance and support for the implementation of clinical response,
coordination and communication
Help the GOA and frontline health workers to identify solutions to implementation challenges
Represent the project to stakeholders
Build close working relationships with key stakeholders
Ensure high-quality training of clinical mentors and frontline health workers
Provide mentorship support to COVID 19 Treatment center staff through a Community of Practice,
including facilitation of case discussions
Ensure data collection and reporting tools are implemented consistently
Contribute to program reporting and related documentation needs for assigned technical areas
Participate in stakeholder meetings and deliver presentations, as needed
Adapt topics to be cover in the COVID-19 managing HFs
Develop and adapt training materials and translated into local languages
Develop curriculum for basic Emergency and ICU management
Other duties, as assigned
Clinical degree in medicine; post-graduate training in emergency medicine or infectious diseases
preferred; 5 or more years of relevant work experience in Afghanistan
Experience with complex respiratory care and ICU management.
Prior experience in public health program implementation
Experience of working in COVID-19 HFs is an advantage
Experience in disease outbreak response and familiarity of IHR (2005) is an advantage
o Familiarity with Afghanistan health systems and reporting structure and demonstrated ability to
collaborate with government level officials to strengthen program implementation
o Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of local and international
o Excellent skills in clinical decision making, facilitation, team building and coordination
o Excellent writing and communications skills
o Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams and willingness to learn and empower
o Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure
o Ability and willingness to travel frequently to implementation regions and health facilities including
COVID-19 treatment centers
o 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!