Terms of reference of Nurse OST (male/ female)

Ministry of Public Health

DG of Preventive Medicine

CDC Directorate

National AIDS Control Program

Terms of reference of Nurse OST (male/ female)


Background: Afghanistan is experiencing a low and concentrated HIV epidemic and among the countries in Central and South Asia that are confronted with a growing risk of HIV and AIDS, mainly due to the high incidence of people who inject drug. HIV prevalence is 4.4 % in People Who Inject Drug (PWID).

The first HIV case was reported in 1989 in Afghanistan and the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) has taken important steps in addressing the epidemic. The National AIDS Control Program (NACP) was established in 2003 under the leadership of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).

Under the leadership of NACP Ministry of Public Health the country is implementing National Strategic Plan (NSP-III) 2016-2020 in collaboration with several national and international agencies. The country has multi-sectorial approach to control the spread of HIV with specific interventions for key affected population, vulnerable population and general population.

Until December 2017 a total of 2522 HIV cases have been registered with the national AIDS Program, While the World Health Organization and UNAIDS have estimated this number 7,500 in the county.


Title:  Nurse OST (HIV) (male/ female) one post


Vacancy No:


Date Posted 07/25/2018

Closing Date 08/7/2018


Contract Duration: One year


Appointment procedure: The selection has to be through competitive process


Role and responsibilities:

  • To actively participate in regular management and Clinical Supervision of Drop in Centre.
  • To keep full and contemporaneous clinical records and statistics of OST clients
  • To dispense OST according to the protocol
  • Follow up of OST procurement
  • Performing urine drug test for clients
  •  Lab Examination and ECG follow-up of clients
  • OST stock management
  • Performing counseling sessions
  • Conducting health education sessions
  • To assess, manage and treat individual clients with minor illness according to agreed protocols.
  • To participate in Harm reduction training for clients, specifically concerning OST dispensing
  • Prepare monthly activities report to his line manager
  • To perform emergency first care if needed
  • To bring patients at hospital if emergency or discrimination issue/family issue
  • Perform other related activities assigned by his line manager


Qualifications & Requirement:


  • At least two years’ experience in health care. Experience in harm reduction will be preferred 
  • Graduated from a recognized nursing/health institute attested by MoPH.
  • Ability to work pleasantly with high risk groups specially with People Who Inject Drug
  • Ability to support patient adherence with medical treatment plans.
  •  Effective written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work with a positive interdisciplinary team approach
  • Ability to interact with other professionals.
  • Good oral and communication skills, managerial skills


Submission Guideline

Submission Guide line: (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. Mojib Rahimi, 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.

  1. HIV Testing & counseling Guideline
  2. Harm Reduction Guideline and OST protocol.