About Afghan Midwives Association:
Afghan Midwives Association (AMA)
The AMA is the technical body for midwifery education, professional development and policies that enable every midwife in Afghanistan so midwives can practice the highest level of care for the mothers and new born of the country. The AMA is a member of key national and international forums. For example AMA is an active member of the Human Resource Development Task Force, National Reproductive Health Task Force, The Maternal New born Health committee, Afghanistan Midwifery & Nursing Education and Accreditation Board, Afghan Women Network and Secretariat for National Nursing and Midwifery Steering Committee. Similarly, at regional and international level AMA is an active member of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) for the safe motherhood and women empowerment; also member of the Asia Midwifery Regional Resource Centre.
Summary scope of work:
• To report all her field activities to the AMA project coordinator and technical assistant.
• To ensure the technical quality of project implementation, communications and public outreach.
• To model and uphold AMA values in coordination with the AMA staff.
• To provide technical support to newly graduate midwives those who are as mentees
Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities of Mentor:
• Implement the assigned responsibilities under the direction of the project coordinator and technical assistant.
• Maintain strong partnerships with Provincial Health Director (PHD), Reproductive Health department (RH) and partner organizations to advocate for resource mobilization and support of midwives in their work area.
• Conduct regularly on the job mentoring to new graduated midwives and midwives with poor skill at specific FHHs
• Develop action plan for mentees, based on gap analysis
• Provide training through clinical consultation, assisting to problem-solve and helping them with direct patient care as needed.
• The clinical mentor will use guidance from mentorship tools and methodology during supervision.
• Promote and encourage mentees to provide services according to national standards and guidelines.
• Participate as a mentor of the mentorship program regional support visit team for the region(s) in which the clinical mentor is posted and for other regions if requested.
• The mentor will work with the advice of AMA on matters and /or perform services relating to the attached scope of work
• The mentor has agreed to provide the high-quality services on the terms and conditions of mentorship project implementation.
• During the performance of mentorship services, mentor can manage the FHHs visits date and time based on mentorship activity plan, made by project coordinator and technical assistant.
• Documents/attendance sheet, tools and report shall include the total number of days worked and a brief description of services provided for each visit.
• AMA desire to obtain services from the Mentor as more particularly described.
• Role model behavior and practices (e.g., Respectful Maternity Care)
• Participate in mentorship training and technical updates to ensure the knowledge, skills and competencies are current and ensure competence in technical and mentoring skills.
• Data support, record keeping and reporting
• Ensure adequate and organized record keeping of activities including mentoring plans, implementation progress, mentoring visits, completed tools, attendance sheet and other related documents are recorded at the targeted FHHs.
• Share records with AMA office after the completion of each visit. Write and submit timely reports as required including key issues, achievements, successes, challenges and lessons learned with AMA office and provincial focal points.
• Follow up the gaps in each visit to ensure the improvement of the findings.
• Regular coordination and communication with provincial focal point and AMA project coordinator and technical assistant.
• Participate in mentors Meeting
• Attend to RMNCAH committee meetings with provincial focal point and provide the progress of mentorship in targeted Family Health houses based on need.
• Graduated from approved Afghanistan Midwifery Program that recognized by Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) or Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)
• Must be a committed member of AMA.
• At least 3-years’ clinical experience in maternal, new-born health and family planning
• Update knowledge on QA, BEmoNC and ETS.
• Strong clinical teaching experience
• Strong communication and team building skills
• Fluency in local languages Dari and Pashto
• Proficient in clinical decision-making skills
• Ability to promote positive work environment between relevant midwives and their workplace
• Ability to create positive change in knowledge, skills, behavior and attitude of midwives in targeted FHHs during mentorship cycles.
• Able to mentoring the inexperienced mentees for one week per each visit at each targeted Family Health Houses based on mentorship cycles.
• Having model professional behavior, attitude and appearance consistent with international midwifery standards.
• Having strong commitment to midwifery profession
• Ability to work in rural area
Afghanistan, Nooristan, Daykundi
Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum three pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience;
To apply online please send your application / CV
Subject line must be: (Mentor / AMA– #39-3-2022) otherwise your application may not have considered.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.
Job number: AMA– #39-3-2022
Duty station: Daykundi and Nooristan
Application deadline: 16 March 2022