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Activation Date: 01 Jun, 2021   Announced Date: 01 Jun, 2021   Expire Date: 10 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: NTA Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: (Midwife Head- #13/06/2021)
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: Afghan Midwife Association
Years of Experience: 1 year
Contract Duration: One Year with possibility of extension
Gender: Female
Education: Registered Midwife, Bachelor degree is preferred
Close date: 10 Jun, 2021

About Afghan Midwife Association:

The AMA is the technical body for midwifery education, professional development and policies that enable every midwife in Afghanistan so midwives can practice the highest level of care for the mothers and new born of the country. The AMA is a member of key national and international forums. For example, AMA is an active member of the Human Resource Development Task Force, National Reproductive Health Task Force, The Maternal New Born Health committee, Afghan Women Network and Secretariat for National Nursing and Midwifery Steering Committee. Similarly, at regional and international level AMA is an active member of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) for the safe motherhood and women empowerment; also member of the Asia Midwifery Regional Resource Centre.

Job Description:

Job Purpose

Plan, organize and evaluate the activities concerning his/her field of action and the team associated, according to AMA values, policies and protocols and MLMCC health standards, in order to warrant the quality and continuity of the health care.

Key Accountabilities

Leading all the activities inside the MLMCC and MLUs through the related supervisor
Carry out the functions and tasks associated to his/her specialty whenever required or needed, in order to optimize the resources, contributing with his/her knowledge and experience
Implement all the protocols and hygiene procedures, and supervise his/her team follow the same standards, in order to warrant the quality of the care and service in his/her specialty
Carry out and/or supervise the (decentralized) pharmacy and medical equipment management (drugs orders, follow-up of the stock, storage conditions, inventories, follow-up of expired drugs and their destruction, drugs consumption, etc.) in his or her department, in order to satisfy the needs of material with efficiency and effectiveness
Carry-out and/or coordinate administrative (exit-paper, transfer-paper, etc.), information and data collection (patient files, forms, statistics, etc.) tasks, and elaborate regular reporting, in order to have updated and reliable information about the day-to-day activity in the project, output/ outcome and support decision-taking
Give regular feedback to the line manager and report directly any issue or incident
In order to ensure the coverage of the human resources needs and maintain high standards of quality, organize and coordinate the activities of team supervised (week’s schedule, annual leave, absences, etc.), communicate with the HR officer all relevant information in due time, evaluate performance, define and ensure the needs for training
Perform hands on tasks as part of the team whenever required or needed in order to optimize the resources and to contribute with his/her knowledge and experience
Support supervisors in referral of patients through keeping close relationship with the referral hospitals. In case of need, seek support of the 50-bed hospital management team as well.
Support the midwife supervisors in ensuring the quality of clinical activities in all services through trainings and follow closely the correct implementation of protocols of MLMCC& MLUs acquired in the trainings
Report immediately any challenges/problems and security issues to the project manager for further follow up and implement the given security advisories at MLMCC and MLUs levels.
To build and maintain strong networking and relationship with 50-bed hospital team, community representatives and other concerned stakeholders.
Ensure the shared services (Sterilization, laundry, kindergarten, etc) are well functioned and managed in proper way
Coordinate and assess the feasibility of referral of pregnant women for receiving the further medical assistance, to make sure the patient has access to the required services and treatments.
Participate in the definition and update of annual project planning and budget, as well as participate in any emergency activity or exploratory visit in or out of the project area if needed, in order to keep controlling of the MLMCC & MLUS activities
Supervise the proper distribution of drugs and use of material, keeping track of consumption patterns and supply orders, and monitoring inventories, together with the project logistician, as well as train midwife supervisors and maternity staff on these matters, in order to ensure having minimum levels of stock to carry out the project and a rational and appropriate use of material resources

Participate in MLMCC / hospital monthly meetings
Participation in MNDSR committee meetings.
Collection of daily report from midwife supervisor.
Prepare weekly report and share with project manager.
Prepare monthly report and share with project manager and HMIS focal point of hospital
Able to compare the achievements with targets and control the job overload which affect the quality.
Able to provide useful and on time solutions for the required challenge.
Able to track every individual client of MLMCC information.
MLMCC midwife head is in the same level as midwife.

Skills and Behaviours: AMA Values in Practice


– Commitment to AMA Values: Demonstrates knowledge of and accepts AMA values

– Cross-cultural Awareness: Demonstrates an open attitude

– Behavioural Flexibility: Adapts behaviour to the needs of the situation

– Stress Management: Manages own stress

– Results and Quality Orientation: Performs his/her work

– Service Orientation: Responds empathetically to clients and understands their concerns/needs

– Planning and Organizing: She organizes her work

– Teamwork and Cooperation: Acknowledges the importance of teamwork and cooperation


Ensure that you work to the best of your ability and demonstrate high levels of commitment to AMA Afghanistan in order to ensure the objectives of your role.


Ensure the effective and efficient use of AMA resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace


Other duties as directed

Job Requirements:

Registered Midwife, Bachelor degree is preferred
one year experience in similar position desirable
Good communication skill both in writing and oral in Dari/Pashtu essential
Communication skill in English oral and written desirable
Two positive references from previous employers or educators.
Ability to communicate clearly and work well with others in a team environment
Strong commitment to midwifery profession and Midwifery Association

Submission Guideline:

Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum three pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience;

To apply online please send your application / CV

To:  [email protected]

CC: [email protected]

Subject line must be: (Midwife Head / AMA– #13/06-2021) otherwise your application may not have considered.     

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.

Job number:                             AMA– #13/06-2021

Duty station:                           50 Bed Hospital Dashte Barchi-Kabul 

Application deadline:              10 June 2021


Submission Email:

[email protected]

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