National Consultant to support health system review and development of policy and strategy for the MoPH

Tue, Feb 18 2020 1:08 PM

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ministry of Public Health

Job Announcement


Vacancy Number:    Na/Co/MOPH

Post Title:                 National Consultant to support health system review and development of policy and strategy for the MoPH

Organization:           Ministry of Public Health

Location:                  Kabul

Duration:                  12 months

No. of Posts:             One

Salary:                      As per NTA salary scale

Announcement Date: (2020/02/18)                            

Closing Date:             (2020/03/02)


The Ministry of Public Health is the lead governmental institution for the health of the people of Afghanistan. Its mandate falls within the areas of leadership and governance, institutional development, policy and strategic direction, and health for all through public health interventions and health services. The work of the Ministry is undertaken within the framework of the wider political context, the desired functioning of the state and the implications for a government institution. In addition, the Ministry is responsible for undertaking reforms and sustainable changes in the functioning of the ministry in order to have better, more sustainable financing and quality results towards improving the health of the people of Afghanistan.

What the Ministry is saying is that on behalf of the State of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Public Health in collaboration with citizens, the public and private sectors, organizations, institutions, and development partners will, between 2015 and 2020, lead on ensuring that there is a policy shift towards a better balance between downstream health and medical care and upstream ‘health’ – public health.

The existing Health Policy and Strategy of Ministry of Public Health that was developed on 2016 will end on 2020. There for there is the need for developing a new strategy for next five years.

The main objective of the Health System Review is to evaluate the outcome of the current policy and strategy and generate enough evidence to develop the new Health Policy and Strategy 2021-2025 on timely manner. Therefore, the Ministry of Public Health is looking for an expert to accomplish this assignment. He/She will be fully engaged in health system review process along with other involved parties and will support the Ministry to develop the next five years National Policy and Strategy.

  1. Purpose & Objectives
  2. The purpose of this job are as follows:
  3. Purpose 1:

To document all steps of a comprehensive review of the health sector in Afghanistan with regards to the functions of the MoPH five Policy areas of the health system (governance, institutional development, Public Health, Health Services and Human Resources) and assess the quantitative and qualitative achievements related to five policy areas of the MoPH Strategic Plan 2016- 2020.

  1. Purpose 2:

To identify the trends of health system, reasons, and barriers to change, strategic priorities and formulate the strategic framework for the development of the strategic Plan 2021-2025 of the Ministry of Public Health.

The specific objectives are:

  • Assess progress against the goals and outcomes of the policy and strategy, including what has/hasn’t worked well in the delivery of them so far.
  • Provide recommendations for strengthened delivery of the Policy and strategy and identify areas which need to be explored further and Policy Areas and strategic decisions required as a result of the analysis.
  • Assess relevance of the Policy and strategy and addressing health issues in the Afghanistan context
  • Analyze how the Policy and Strategy are being monitoring, whether it is adequate and whether changes are required.
  • Considers some questions in terms of efficiency, impact and sustainability while recognizing limitations in assessing these features given the duration of implementation.

3- Scope of Work

Afghanistan National Health Policy 2015-2020 and the Ministry of Public Health National Health Strategy 2016-2020 have been implemented for almost 3 years now. The MoPH is planning to renew the outcome of these two national document and update the national health policy and strategy which will be used for improved planning and decision making process for upcoming years. The review will help to find the strengths and weakness of the policy, Strategy and identify any challenges that have led to poor implementation of some of the activities.

The consultant will be responsible to contribute to the processes of both the performance review of health system and development of the MoPH policy and strategy, 2021 -2025.

The consultant will carry out the following activities:

Contribute and document mid-term health system performance review of MoPH’s implementation of its Policy and Strategy to date, in particular assess the:

  • Appropriateness of MoPH mission (goal) and strategic objectives in achieving the vision and delivering MoPH’s mandate,
  • Appropriateness of the design and content of the strategy and Policy relative to MoPH’s mandate and mission,
  • Extent to which the strategy and Policy have been used to guide the MoPH’s performance framework, its annual operating plans and activities,
  • Extent to which annual operating plans and activities - to the level that they have been funded - have been implemented in an effective manner and achieved the outcomes and outputs intended,
  • Fitness of purpose and effectiveness of MoPH’s decision-making and management systems, from board to field level,
  • MoPH’s financial performance over the period in terms of the extent to which MoPH has secured its budgeted operating costs through donors, government and other sources
  • Extent to which MoPH has effectively implemented monitoring and evaluation as designed,
  • Extent to which MoPH has been able to respond to key emerging challenges and to manage risk,
  • Extent to which staff competencies and capacity sufficiently exist in order for MoPH to deliver on its mandate and strategic plan,
  • Nature of other relevant factors that have enabled and/or prevented MoPH from successfully implementing its Strategic Plan.
  • Develop a transformative but realistic road map of change for MoPH which enables the organization to transition towards much stronger institutional performance as measured against key targets and indicators of achievement
  • Provide a set of prioritized recommendations for ongoing institutional support to MoPH to better enable it to implement strategic plan
  • Ultimately support the MoPH to develop five years strategy and Plicy
  1. Output

The consultant will deliver the following outputs:

  • A concept paper developed indicating the methodology for the Performance Review and clearly showing a detailed schedule of work.
  • A Strategic Plan Mid-term Performance Review report with recommendations for improving MoPH’s management, strengthening MoPH’s capacity in implementation of Strategic Plan, and revision of MoPH Strategic Plan
  • Setting out a road-map for improving MoPH’s performance
  • Recommendations for further institutional support to MoPH.
  • Policy and strategy have been developed
  1. Qualifications & Specifications

The person hired to undertake this consultancy should have a minimum of an advanced (Masters or PHD) degree in Public Health or relevant field and should possess the following qualifications and traits, at a minimum:

  • A proven minimum track record of five-year professional experience in providing quality management consulting services, including performance assessments and strategic reviews, and in facilitating organizational change management processes, both for public and private sector organizations.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Research experience and the ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data and compile and summarize results.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Strong relationship management skills.
  • Being involved in Policy and Strategy Development process
  • Adherence to agreed-upon timeframes and deadlines
  1. Submission Guideline

(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
Note: 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. MoPH National Health Strategy
  2. MoPH National Health Policy

Submission Email:

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