Closing Date : 2017-01-17
Duty Station : Herat, Afghanistan
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Organization: HealthNet TPO
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 17 Jan 2017

HealthNet TPO is looking for a Psychiatric Consult to support the Kabul Mental Health (KMH) Hospital.

About us:HealthNet builds healthy communities with people at the bottom end of globalisation. Our mission is to implement welfare and health initiatives that lead to social inclusion and improved health and wellbeing.

HealthNet is currently implementing a capacity building project in the KMH Hospital. This hospital is the only tertiary hospital in the country, providing specialized services in mental healthcare since 1986. Mental health problems significantly impair a person s ability to function and negatively affect basic daily living, relationship, work and overall quality of life. The hospital aims to provide a responsive, high quality mental healthcare with ultimate goal to help an individual to be an active member of society. The KMH hospital has 100 beds where sixty beds are used for mentally ill patients and forty beds for the drug addicts rehabilitation. The hospital has a work force of 130 staff, which comprises eight trainer psychiatrists (7 male, 1 female), fifteen trainees doctors, nineteen nurses, thirteen psychologists, five social workers and two occupational therapists. The project started in July 2016 and will end June 30, 2018.

Your role:
To support MH department related activities in KMH in line with the project objectives.

You will conduct a training needs assessment (TNA) and subsequently design a training plan as per result of the TNA. Areas to cover include:

1) Multi-Disciplinary work (MDT)

2) training, on job training, supervision

3) able to develop curricula, checklists, guidelines, procedures and pathways

4) forensic medicine: training and supervision

5) child psychiatry: training supervision and drafting SOP s

6) risk assessment and management

7) physical exam:

8) how to conduct clinical interviews

9) pharmacology of psychiatric medicine

10) geriatric psychiatry: training, assessment and management

11) personality disorders

12) emergency psychiatry: assessment and management

Additional tasks and responsibilities include:

Support ward round and OPD

Accompany MHH and Project staffs to relevant meeting and working groups to provide technical support

Prepare monthly and quarterly report to project manager

You have/ are:Education

Master degree in psychiatry or medical doctor with diploma in psychiatry and psychotherapy


More than ten years of working experience in the field of Psychiatry

Experience in curricula drafting, training, supervision, policy and strategy formulation,

Experience in the capacity building

Having work experience in hospital

Specific Skills

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Networking and relationship building skills

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.

Full time position with a duty station in Kabul , Afghanistan

Starting as soon as possible. The work will be divided in to missions of several months with a total maximum duration of 15 months. The end date of the project is June 30, 2018.

More information?
For specific questions about this position, please contact our HR department via recruitment@hntpo.orgor 020-6200005.

For more information about HealthNetTPO, please visit

How to apply:

To apply, please send your CV and application letter (including your motivation) to: recruitment@hntpo.orgby, January 17, 2017. When applying, include the following title in the email subject line: PCAFG

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