Medical Doctor

January 22, 2024
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Job Description


CARE is a leading humanitarian organization committed to providing relief and development assistance globally. As a non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit entity, CARE operates in over 90 countries, focusing on sustainable solutions to eradicate poverty.

Position: Medical Doctor

Location: Herat Province (Gulran and Kushk/Robat-e-Sangi districts)

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Provide primary health care services to all patients/clients during their visit.
  • Manage the Sub Health Center (SHC), including staff management and all equipment.
  • Organize and chair monthly health shura meetings.
  • Offer technical support to SHC staff as needed.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports to the provincial office.
  • Participate in provincial office meetings and training sessions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Report to the field supervisor and coordinate with SHC members and staff.
  • Manage the overall SHC in the field, planning OPD sessions, and leading the team.
  • Ensure the execution of planned primary health care, reproductive services, trauma care, and project interventions.
  • Maintain quality care in providing healthcare services, health education, and reporting.
  • Ensure mobile health team services adhere to medical practices, national guidelines, and organization policies.
  • Provide technical support and monitor activities of the mobile health team.
  • Ensure proper utilization of project resources, maintain service quality, and coordinate with local communities.
  • Update and enter daily OPD/consultation data in relevant reporting tools.
  • Actively participate in community-based activities, awareness sessions, and meetings.
  • Identify and report problems at the community level that may interfere with program objectives.
  • Design and implement on-the-job trainings for mobile health team staff.

Job Specifications:

Safeguarding Responsibilities:

Uphold CARE’s Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Read and sign the Safeguarding Code of Conduct.

Job Requirements:

Core Competencies:

  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Enthusiastic and patient.
  • Culturally flexible and respectful of a multi-cultural environment.

Skills and Experience:


  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Patient counseling and advice.
  • Willingness to work in COVID-19 situations with provided PPE and IPC measurements.
  • Good teamwork spirit.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Experience with ministry of public health/HMIS reporting systems.


Graduated from a registered and recognized medical faculty/institute.

Work Experience:

Minimum three years of work experience in BPHS related health facilities.

Language Skills:

Fluency in spoken and written Dari and Pashtu. English language skills are a plus.


CARE has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation, abuse, and child abuse.

Submission Guideline:

Please submit your completed CARE Standard Job application form (ACBAR: Application Form) along with an updated CV to

Applications after the closing date and without the CARE Application form will not be accepted. Please indicate the position title and Vacancy Number in the Subject Line (Medical Doctor CARE-AF-0732 Herat).

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. The successful applicant will undergo background checks and adhere to CARE Afghanistan’s policies.


CARE IS COMMITTED TO CODE OF CONDUCT (Available at: CARE Afg Code of Conduct (updated).pdf)

Submission Email:

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