Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
Language Requirement Not Required
No. of Opportunity 6
Opportunity ID 79090
Jhpiego is an “international non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.” The group was primarily called the Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics but is now referred to simply as Jhpiego. It implements health projects in different provinces of Afghanistan with USAID funding.
About the project
Urban Health Initiative
The USAID-sponsored Urban Health Initiative (UHI) Program aims to improve the health conditions of people living in urban areas, mainly concentrating on the health of women and children and other vulnerable peoples. Furthermore, health interventions seek to augment demand, access to, and quality of health services. Led by Jhpiego and implemented by a dynamic group of organizations, UHI is implemented in five cities in Afghanistan.
Position Title: Senior Mentor
Job Locations: Balkh, Herat, Kabul, Nangarhar, and Kandahar (provincial capitals)
Employment Type: Full-time
Salary & benefits: NTA pay scale
No of Positions: 6
Vacancy Number: Jhp-UHI-014
Working experience: 8 years
Closing date: 31 October 2020
JHPIEGO is hiring 6 Senior Mentors for five provinces to implement its intended project in the provinces. So, Sr. Mentors will be working in each of the five cities in a mentoring team to execute integrated whole team, on-site mentoring to strengthen the quality of care and enhance the provision of health services at selected Tertiary, District Hospitals and Comprehensive Health Centers (CHC).
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Advocate for mentorship and negotiate with hospital/facility management for buy-in to onsite mentoring and quality development
- Support establishment of facility quality improvement team and selection of onsite clinical representative for the mentorship program
- Facilitate initial evaluation, analysis, and action plan for improving the service delivery and data strengthening across all clinical service delivery areas (e.g. EPI, nutrition, MNH, CH, TB)
- Prepare a detailed mentoring schedule for day-to-day visits to each facility including service delivery improvement plan follow-ups, learning activities, and data review
- Support preparation for learning sessions (e.g. training supplies, care of models, commodities, learning tools)
- Enable monthly mentoring visits for quality improvement, learning, and data solidification
role model behavior and practices (e.g. respectful maternity care) and provision of clinical care and services
- Work with onsite clinical for a mentorship program to plan for on-site practice
- Coordinate mobile phone-based mentoring with service providers and support practice of skills
- Support facility team to discuss and analyze and submit data every month
- Assure sufficient and proper record keeping of activities including mentoring plans, implementation progress, and mentoring visits
- Share records with pertinent stakeholders and supervisors as necessary
- Make and submit timely reports as required including key issues, achievements, successes, problems, and lessons learned
- Maintain coordination with other related project activities e.g. community engagement, leadership, and governance
- Coordinate with clinical consultants for particular clinical interventions (e.g. TB)
- Give constant feedback on the planned activities and issues as they arise (e.g. daily and weekly)
- Participate in routine progress review and data presentations recognizing trends and adjusting as required within a specific geographical region (e.g., Nahia).
Qualifications and experience
- Graduate degree or postgraduate degree – Sr. Medical doctor (e.g. specialist, OBGYN) or registered midwife with at least eight years’ clinical experience such as maternal, newborn health, child health, family planning, TB, nutrition, EPI.
Prior experience with conducting competency-based training and providing supportive observation is an advantage.
- Teamwork ability across a dissimilar team in a complex atmosphere with multiple tasks, tight deadlines, and intense pressure to perform.
- Rigorous skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination.
- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills including robust writing, analytical, and communication skills in Dari, Pashtu, and English (desirable).
- Experience working with Microsoft Office software applications (Excel, Word, Outlook Explorer, and PowerPoint) is an asset.
- Commitment and preparedness to travel to rural areas in the country.
How to apply for these posts?
To apply, send your resumes to the below email address.
For further information about Jhpiego, visit its website.
Note: The successful applicant for this position will be subject to a pre-recruitment background check.
Submission email: [email protected]