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Junior Expert Technical Cooperation Program Ministry of Health Afghanistan

For our program in Kabul, Afghanistan, we are looking for a Junior Expert for a Technical Cooperation Program to the Ministry of Health. (pending contract award)

About us

HealthNet is a Dutch aid agency that works on health care in areas disrupted by war or disasters. In these areas people are facing the immense task of rebuilding society while they suffer from poverty, diseases and the emotional consequences of conflict. We use ‘health’ as both a goal and means: the goal is to reach accessible health care for all. By working on that together with local communities we use ‘health’ as a means to bring people together and to restore mutual trust. We have been working in Afghanistan since 1993, particularly in the areas of supporting primary health care, providing mental health care and combating disease. 

The program

The overall objective of this program is to strengthen the stewardship functions of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). The main purpose is to provide technical assistance to various levels of the health system and relevant MoPH departments to develop and implement sound plans in line with the priorities of the National Health Policy 2016-2020. The specific areas of support are Human Resources, Hospital Management, Governance, as well as other health programs like Mental Health, Disability, and Prison Health. 

About you

Your main task is to oversee and provide technical support to the Governance- and specific health programs. You have:

A Master's Degree in Public Administration, Pubic Health or related field 
Excellent English drafting skills and fluency
Minimum 4 year experience in institutional development, especially in the context of post conflict, or fragile states
Minimum 4 year working experience with donors, non-governmental organisations, government and civil society
Experience providing technical support in at least one similar project.  

We offer

An opportunity to use your expertise and contribute to our mission to improve the health and well-being of people living in fragile states. 
A full-time position (40 hours per week)
Contract duration of 400 working days; to be taken in one block

Please note: The position is based in Kabul and cannot be done remotely.  This is an unaccompanied position.

How to apply 

To apply, please send your application (max 4 pages) including your CV and motivation letter to: by June 14, 2016. When applying, include the following title in the email subject line: JE16. 

For specific questions about this position, please contact our HR department via or call 020-6200005. For more information about HealthNet, please visit

Due to the urgency to identify the candidate for the proposal submission process, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.

Acquisition in reaction to this advert is not appreciated.

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