Chief Executive Officer

GD of Policy & Planning

Job Announcement

Position:              Chief Executive Officer

Sex:                        Male/Female

Nationality:        Afghan

Location:             Kabul

Vacancy No:   Chief/Ex/Officer

A Date: 24/6/2018

C Date: 8/7/2018


Job Summary:

The CEO will oversee and direct the operations of the Afghan accreditation organization Ideally. The candidate selected for Chief Executive Officer will bring solid management qualifications and experience.


  • Implementing the strategic plans and direction set forth by the Board of Directors;
  • Developing and managing the effective implementation of the organization’s operational plans and budgets;
  • Managing the daily operations of the accreditation organization in accordance with international standards and best practices for accreditation agencies, including those reflected in the standards of the International Accreditation Programme (IAP) of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua);
  • Ensuring that the financial operations of the accreditation organization are implemented in accordance with accepted standards of accounting practice, including development and monitoring of an annual budget, ledgers, balance sheets, financial controls, setting of fees, and an annual external audit;
  • Serving as the accreditation organization’s chief spokesperson to the Government of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Health, key stakeholders such as professional societies, academic institutions, payors, the media, the public, and the international community;
  • In collaboration with the management team, developing and implementing an internal quality management and risk management plan for the Afghan accreditation organization;
  • Recrutiting and managing the three Directors, and assuring the process for recruitment of other staff is effectively accomplished; and 
  • Managing the process to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the Afghan healthcare accreditation organization in supporting the National Health Strategy 2016-2020.

Qualifications & Requirement:

  • University degree in medicine and master’s or doctoral degree will be preferred, healthcare, business management, or a related field.
  • 3 years governmental organization experience.
  • Management experience working under the direction of a governing organization and within the government structure of Afghanistan;
  • Deep knowledge of the healthcare system and regulatory environment in Afghanistan;
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and monitoring both strategic and operational policies and plans;
  • Experience with implementing sound financial practices, budgeting, and financial accountability and transparency;
  • Skills and knowledge to effectively work with various computer programs, including word processing, spreadsheets, and  presentation software (e.g. Power Point);
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to interact with the Board of Directors, the Government of Afghanistan and Ministry of Public Health, healthcare organizational leaders and professionals, the media, and the public;
  • Recognition among the healthcare community as a leader with high standards of professional and personal integrity;
  • An ability to analyze and communicate data and metrics in order to monitor the effectiveness of the Afghan healthcare accreditation organization in supporting the National Health Strategy 2016-2020;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines while maintaining attention to detail; and
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and resolve issues in accordance with agreed parameters.


(I) Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail which corresponds if any of following 2 items is missing, your application will be considered as ineligible/incomplete.

1. In your emails please specify the title of the position as well as vacancy number for electronic submissions and please do the same in the hardcopy submissions.
2. Updated Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume (Please attached your recent photo and mention in your CV exact date/periods of your work experience, graduation Day, Month, and Year).

If you are shortlisted and invited for written test/interview you will be required to present the original, the following:

A. Education Documents: Your recent education degree/diploma
ÿ Copy of verified Baccalaureate (12 passed) degree by Ministry of Education 
ÿ Copy of verified 14 or 15 passed degree by related Ministries
ÿ Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
ÿ Copy of verified Medical Doctor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
ÿ Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education 
B. Copy of National Identity Card (Tazkira: Only the pages that show picture and Tazkira number, pages, place of issue and date of issue)

• Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail 
• Hard copies will be sent to: HR Container, Second floor, at the Ministry of Public Health, Great Masoud Square Kabul Afghanistan.
• The Contact Person at Human Resources is: Mr. Ahmad NAwid Barekzai, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR. Phone number: 0093- (0)-707777734
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Ahmad NAwid Barekzai ) for confirmation.
• No CVs will be accepted after the closing date.
• Any persuade will be threat as disqualification.
• Candidate who applies for the same position in last six months and was unsuccessful (Obtained less than 60% marks), will not be short listed.
• Fraudulent documents and or fraudulent claims in CVs and or documents will result in disqualification at any stage of the recruitment process.

The test and interview will be taken from the following references.



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International Society for Quality in Health Care. ISQua Checklist for the Development of New Healthcare Accreditation Programs: Guidance for governments, agencies, and other groups. 2006.

Mate, K. S., Rooney, A. L., Supachutikul, A., & Gyani, G. (2014). Accreditation as a path to achieving universal quality health coverage. Globalization and Health 10(1) 68-76.

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