Advocacy and Communication Advisor

Wed, Oct 16 2019 11:21 AM

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ministry of Public Health

Term of reference

Part of Administration

Job Title:                  Advocacy and Communication Advisor

Vacancy No:                Ad/Communi/Advisor

Number of Post:     One                

Location:                  Public Relation Department - Kabul/ MoPH           

Sex:                           Male/ Female                                               

Nationality:              Afghan            

Duration:                  One Year

 Reporting to:           Head of  Public Relation Department and Sehatmandi

                                    Coordination Office   

Announced Date:      15/10/2019

Expire Date:              29/10/2019


The Afghanistan health system has made considerable progress and the health indicators have also significantly improved over the period of 2003-2017. The key enablers for the improvements have seen in the health sector are strong local stewardship, development of sound and stable policy frameworks, prioritization of investments in primary care and implementation of BPHS and EPHS. The BPHS and EPHS have been implemented through NGOs in 31 and the MoPH Strengthening Mechanism in remaining 3 provinces. Sehatmandi project mainly finances the BPHS and EPHS implementation across the country for 3 years - July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2021. In order to manage the health program effectively, the project finances the system development and stewardship functions of the MoPH through support of short-term technical assistance and supports the contracted staff required for implementation of project activities.

Scope of services:

The Advocacy and Communication Advisor is responsible to improve the MoPH for public relation affairs. The advisor is reporting to the Head of the Public Relation department.

The advisor will report technical on day to day activities to the his/her direct line manager/supervisor. However, contractually, the , the advisor is accountable to Sehatmandi Coordination Office and will report project related activities/deliverables to Sehatmandi coordination Office on regular basis.



To strengthen the MoPH public relation through advocating the external and internal resources and establishing robust relation with the social media and other potential stakeholders.


  • Assist the MoPH explore innovative approaches for improving Public Relation capacity in the Ministry and engaging with different stakeholders.
  • Prepare policy and plan practices for launching news conferences
  • Contribute in providing broadcasting principles for Social Networks
  • Strengthen the relationship with the media to encourage them to reach a wide range of health facilities and program Assist the PR department to undertake daily Parliamentary monitoring.
  • Provide technical input to media monitor and ensure build related capacity.
  • Submit a one-page monthly report to Sehatmandi Coordination office about project related work and deliverables
  • Provide the context of radio messages in connection with the campaigns of the Ministry of Public Health.
  • Assist the public relation department in establishing and maintaining two-way communication with relevant official bodies and stakeholders.
  • Provide mentoring to the public relation department in writing newsletters, briefings, campaign material and press
  • Work with the public relation department and assist them in completing detailed strategy write-ups, work plans, and reports as per the requirement.
  • Work with the Public relation department to ensure on time and routine update of MoPH social media pages.
  • Be flexible within the broad remit of the post and be prepared to work some evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Any relevant task given by the authority.


Qualifications and experience:

  • Having university degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the areas of communication;
  • Excellent skills in communication
  • Demonstrate computer skills (MS. Office Package)



  • An SOP for launching press conferences developed
  • A pager of the progress of MOPH activities developed and shared with government officials and development partners MOPH social media and
  • MOPH social media and webpage managed
  • 12 monthly activities report submitted to Sehatmandi Coordination office protocols and SOPs for events management (conferences, workshops and seminars) developed


(I) Electronic applications will be sent to: sb 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

Submission Email:

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