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Nutrition and Child Health Officer

Maidan Wardak Province (Afghanistan)

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) invites all qualified candidates to apply for the following position. SCA actively promotes and encourages Women and People with Disabilities to apply

Title of Position:

Nutrition and Child Health Officer

Job Number:

HRM/CRMO 32/017

Duty Station:

Maidan  Wardak Province

Number of Positions:



The position is  Project Based


Salary and benefits according to internal SCA rules                                                                      

Non-monetary Benefits for Females:

Transportation close to residence and work, child nursery at workplace, safe travel facilities and companion to field trips, female association membership, trainings and capacity building

Announcement Date:


Closing Date:

26/June /2017

SCA Background

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been working in Afghanistan since 1982, presently managing development programmes concerning Health, Education, Rural Livelihoods and Community Governance, with a total annual budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,500. During the last 10 years SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development. SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities and experience without regard to age (18-65 years), ethnicity, religion, marital status, gender, or physical disability.

Scope of work:

The nutrition and child health supervisor trainer is responsible for smooth running of the nutrition and IMCI program in the province, he/ should have ability of Analysis of nutrition and IMCI data collected throughout the province. Good relationship with the nutrition partners (PNO, UNICEF, WFP,etc)

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Graduated from recognized university as MD doctor
  • At least three years’ work experience in relevant field.
  • Good communication skills (written and spoken) of Pashto, Dari & English
  • Demonstrated skills in health management, Ability to work effectively as part of a team 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good supervisory, leadership, analytical and trouble shooting skills
  • Ability to support colleagues and provide/receive constructive feedback
  • Computer skills at operator level, especially with Ms. Office package
  • Being an Afghan citizen

Main Responsibilities:

  • To apply national treatment guideline and policies of nutrition at health facility level
  • To ensure the existence of growth monitoring tools, CMAM SFP supervision and sufficient drug supply of malnutrition according to national treatment protocols
  • Ensured activities aimed at public nutrition, including assessment of nutrition status in the province
  • Ensured preventive activities of malnutrition are based on the BPHS and MOPH guidelines
  • Endured screening and monitoring of U-5 children and PLW at health facility level
  • To ensure the existence of IEC material for awareness of community
  • Supervise the implementation of Nutrition CMAM program at Health facility level
  • Supervision of at least 8 HF per months.
  • Conducting training need assessment (TNA) for Nutrition training.
  • Providing  Nutrition basic and refresher trainings.
  • Promote gender equality, nondiscrimination with regard to ethnic, political and religious background
  • To participate in workshops, seminars & conference organized by the SCA management
  • Promotes good coordination with other SCA projects, all PO units and other department at KMO especially HTU with regard to project planning, budgeting and other related issues
  • Maintain good cooperative relation with the national and provincial authorities, PHOs, WHO, UN agencies, WFP, NGOs and other stakeholders
  • To participate actively in ensuring broad understanding and acceptance by local communities of the Laghman BPHS project and SCA in general
  • To actively contribute to the successful development and good reputation of SCA
  • To do any other tasks within the field of competency as the Health Service SO and Project Manager/Deputy Project Manager assign.

Application Procedures:

  • Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four 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                           and clearly write the vacancy number and job title  in the subject line (Nutrition & Child Health Officer   /WRMO 32/017). Otherwise your application will not be considered.
  • Candidates may also submit applications by letter (hard copy) directly to the SCA HRM Unit in either Kabul, Ghazni, Kunduz, Wardak, Taloqan, Mazar-e-Sharif, Laghman or Jalalabad;
  • Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for interview.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: SCA - Swedish Committee for Afghanistan
  • Location: Maidan Wardak Province (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Social Affairs
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-26

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