Community Health & Nutrition Worker

January 31, 2024
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Job Description

About Islamic Relief Worldwide Afghanistan:

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is a distinguished international humanitarian relief organization, headquartered in Birmingham, UK. It holds consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and adheres to the Code of Conduct for International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movements and NGOs in Disaster Relief. Operating in Afghanistan for over 23 years, IRW has been a beacon of hope, providing emergency relief and life-changing development projects to vulnerable populations. Since 1999, the Afghanistan office has been instrumental in areas such as emergency relief, food security, livelihood, education, health, nutrition, shelter, orphan sponsorship, Ramadan, and Qurbani programs.

Job Description:

Job Summary:

As a vital member of the health team led by the project medical doctor, the Community Health and Nutrition Worker will play a key role in field visits to identify individuals with emergency health needs. Responsibilities include patient assessments, implementing health protocols, conducting awareness sessions, and coordinating with stakeholders to promote health education and disease prevention.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the health team in field visits to identify individuals with emergency health needs.
  • Record patient details in registration logs and other project documents.
  • Apply injections, fluids, and adhere to proper health protocols in patient management.
  • Conduct awareness sessions to elevate community health education and awareness levels.
  • Educate right holders on the prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
  • Address topics like hygiene, seasonal diseases, COVID-19 prevention, and standard virus precautions in awareness sessions.
  • Distribute IEC and BCC materials during health awareness sessions.
  • Refer critical cases to the project Medical Doctor and consult on complicated cases.
  • Screen and identify vulnerable groups such as women, people with disabilities, children, the elderly, and individuals with chronic diseases.
  • Facilitate communication and coordinate services with faith leaders, community leaders, women leaders, and youths for COVID-19 awareness interventions.
  • Create a conducive environment for discussions with target beneficiaries through one-to-one meetings and interactive sessions.
  • Collect participants’ views and suggestions as feedback and systematically record them.
  • Capture quality photos, quotes, and case studies.
  • Perform any other task assigned or required.

Job Requirements:


Obtained a degree in Nursing.


Minimum 1-2 years’ work experience, especially in health and nutrition.

Experience in staff management, public outreach/counseling, community mobilization, and coordination with stakeholders.

Strong command of Pashto/Dari.

Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-ethnic team and handle diverse tasks.

Working experience in targeted provinces and familiarity with the concerned community, geography, and culture.

Submission Guideline:

Interested and qualified national candidates are invited to submit a cover letter explaining their motivation and an updated CV through the following link: Job Application Link

The closing date for applications is 03-Feb-2024. Please ensure the subject line includes the Vacancy Announcement number and the position title. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered, and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test/interview.

Note: The written test/interview may occur on a rolling basis due to the urgent need for the position.

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