Offered Salary :

Advisor to International Relation Department/MoPH

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Opportunity Description

About World Health Organization:

In February 1949, when the first session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean was held in Cairo, the world was still recovering from the wounds inflicted on it by the Second World War. The historic first session reflected then the vision and determination of eleven countries with similar values, heritage, and aspirations to work together in a unique partnership and start building a better world for future generations. The exceptional spirit of partnership and collaboration that has governed the relationship between WHO and its Member States in the Eastern Mediterranean Region over the years, resulted in landmark achievements bringing health and hope to all corners of the region. Let us acknowledge our achievements, so that we may build on the success to meet the challenges of a new world ahead

Job Summary:

To strengthen the communication of MoPH with international health stakeholders, UN agencies, and embassies to coordinate and harmonize the efforts about Covid-19 response.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

   Work in close collaboration with the Director of International Relations and team for effective written and oral communication with the MoPH national and international stakeholders.

   Maintain communication with international health stakeholders and ensure coordination with them in the fight against Covid-19.

   Support the capacity building of staff on documentation and communication.

   Coordinate with the Director of International Relations and team for timely performance of the daily tasks.

   Update and advise the Director of International Relations on the current international relations and identify suitable interventions to enhance the efficiency of the Directorate.

   Coordinate with the stakeholders and build good relations with different stakeholders, namely UN agencies, donors and implementing partners.

   Translate the MoPH documents, MoUs, and reports from English into Dari and Pashto and vice versa when necessary.

   Review/edit Dari, Pashto, and English translations of the MoPH documents.

   Consolidate and document the best practices of the Directorate of International Relations.

   Promote sharing of knowledge and experience with the team.

   Perform any other duties assigned by Minister’s Office and Director of International Relations

Job Requirement:


1) Having a master’s degree in international relations, public relations, public health, or any other relevant area.

2) Good Knowledge of the Afghanistan health system

3) Minimum 7 years experience in relevant area and experience of working in international relation

4) Fluency in English, Pushto, and Dari Language is a must.

5) Willingness to work long hours and weekends and completer the deliverables

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

1) Must have good command of computer skills

2) Excellent communication and report writing skills


Essential: Bachelor’s degree and technical courses in a field related to the work performed.

Desirable: Master degree in the areas of international relation, public health, communication or social media with national and/ or international organizations


Essential: 7 years of related experience.

Desirable: Relevant experience in the UN system

Languages: Very good knowledge of English and the local language.

IT Skills:

– Good knowledge of Microsoft applications.


   Screening of the candidates;

   Long List – The candidates shall be longlisted base on the minimum qualifications and relevant experience to the Vacancy Notice (VN).

   Short List – Further shortlist shall be done base on years of relevant experience, higher education, and required skills.

   Assessment method:

   WHO may conduct written/presentation and interview or combination of the mentioned mediums to select the most qualified candidate.

   WHO is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply and equally qualified female candidates will be given preference.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants (Afghan National) meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit their applications quoting this Vacancy Announcement Number (WHOAFG-2021-03-21) along with their curriculum vitae, copy of National ID (Tazkira) to below mentioned email:

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. ONLY CANDIDATES UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW AND TEST.

WHO is a smoke-free environment.

Submission Email:

   [email protected]