Thursday, 23 February 2012

Obstetrician (Gynaecologist) Job Vacancy in Afghanistan

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an independent humanitarian organization whose mandate is to provide protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and internal disturbances is looking for a Obstetrician (-gynaecologist) based in Kandahar, Afghanistan non family assignment

Due to contextual reasons, only female candidates will be considered

Your tasks
• To improve access to and quality of obstetrical and gynaecological care in Mirwais Hospital, Kandahar
• Assess the situation in detail for maternal health as well as for gynaecological care in the Mirwais Hospital
• Plan and implement improvement and development of the organisation of the Department in collaboration with national counterparts in the Hospital as well as at the Provincial Health Directorate level.
• Assess the opportunities for improvement of quality of care and make an implementation plan in collaboration with the Hospital management team and the ICRC team
• Work in collaboration with the national counterpart and stakeholders to improve care seeking behaviour and accessibility to care by all social groups
• Support the Hospital Directorate as well as the Department responsible in key management issues
• Plan and start implementation of a training program for the hospital doctors of this speciality and nurses/midwives
• Create close collaboration with the Institute of Health Sciences in Kandahar and with UNICEF.
• Network with other health actors in the area in order to have clear and timely picture of the care needs in the southern region.
• Advice the colleagues responsible for ICRC supply pipeline, in collaboration with the ICRC team in Mirwais as well as with the Health-Co, on requisition of essential renewable material as well as equipment for the Department.
• Participate actively in the program development

Selection requirements
• Experienced specialist medical doctor , speciality obstetrics and gynaecology with emphasis in maternal health
• Previous experience in maternal health care in developing country(ies)
• Able to perform and teach operative care.
• Previous experience in departmental management
• Previous ICRC experience is an asset but not a pre-requisite.
• Good communication and negotiation skills
• excellent command of English
• driving licence (must cover manual transmission – a licence for automatic-transmission vehicles only is not sufficient)

Your profile
• Flexible, diplomatic and able to work independently and as part of a team
• Motivated to support the capacity building of Afghan counterpart
• Ability to adapt to Afghan culture
• Innovative and creative
• Able to stand stress due to the environment of conflict area, security constraints and living restrictions in Kandahar
• Good coordination and communication skills
• strongly motivated by humanitarian work

Length of assignment : minimum 6 months, extendable

Please apply directly through our website www.icrc.org. Only application received through the website will be considered.

How to apply:
Please apply directly through our website www.icrc.org. Only application received through the website will be considered.

Closing Date: Saturday, 30 June 2012

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