Community Health & Nutrition Worker

January 25, 2024
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Job Description

About Islamic Relief Worldwide Afghanistan:

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is a globally recognized non-profit, non-governmental humanitarian relief organization headquartered in Birmingham, UK. With consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and as a signatory to the Code of Conduct for International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movements and NGOs in Disaster Relief, IRW has been dedicated to providing emergency relief and transformative development projects in Afghanistan for over 23 years. Established in 1999, Islamic Relief’s Afghanistan office actively engages in emergency relief, food security, livelihood, education, health, nutrition, shelter, orphan sponsorship, Ramadan, and Qurbani programs.

Job Description:

As a vital member of the health team led by the project medical doctor, you will play a crucial role in the field visit to identify individuals with emergency health needs in the project implementation area. Key responsibilities include:

  • Taking patient history, checking vital signs, and recording patient details in the registration log and other project documents.
  • Applying injections, fluids, and assisting the project medical doctor in following proper health protocols.
  • Conducting community awareness sessions to elevate health education and awareness levels, focusing on disease prevention.
  • Providing awareness on prevention from communicable and non-communicable diseases, with a special emphasis on Covid-19.
  • Distributing informative materials in health awareness sessions and engaging with the community.
  • Referring critical and complicated cases to the project Medical Doctor for consultation.
  • Identifying vulnerable groups and facilitating communication between provincial teams and community leaders for Covid-19 awareness interventions.
  • Creating an environment for interactive sessions, collecting feedback, and systematically recording participants’ views and suggestions.
  • Capturing quality photos, quotes, and case studies for documentation.
  • Performing any other assigned or required tasks.

Job Requirements:


Obtained degree in Nursing.


  • Minimum 1-2 years’ work experience, particularly in the field of 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 the targeted provinces with knowledge of the local community, geography, and culture.
Submission Guideline:

Interested and qualified national candidates should submit a cover letter explaining their motivation and an updated CV through this link. The closing date for applications is 03-Feb-2024. Clearly state the Vacancy Announcement number and position title in the subject line. Note that late applications will not be considered, and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written tests/interviews.

Note: The written test/interview may take place before the closing date due to the urgent need of the position.

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