from La Chaîne de l'Espoir
Closing date: 29 Dec 2017

The French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) founded in 2006 is a unique public-private partnership between the Governments of Afghanistan & France, a French NGO – La Chaine de L’Espoir/Enfants Afghans and the Aga Khan Development Network through the Aga Khan University Hospital. FMIC embodies a sign of hope for the medical care of children in Kabul. The Institute has risen to the challenge of charting a course towards sustainable health solutions for Afghanistan. It is the only ISO certified hospital in Afghanistan, aiming to provide compassionate, accessible, cost-effective, high quality care services to the population of Afghanistan.

Context of the mission:

In September 2016, we opened the Mother and Children Unit in Kabul that provides services in gynecology, obstetrics and neonatology:

One Neonatology Intensive care Unit of 14 beds ,

One Obstetrics and Gynaecology unit : an outpatient department, 6 delivery rooms, 2 operating rooms, a recovery –high dependency unit of 4 beds and a 54 beds ward .

This new maternity with a level 3 of care, completes the offer of the French Medical Institute for Mother and Children, a general pediatric hospital opened in 2005_ certified ISO 9001, which provides hundred beds (86 beds in the inpatient unit, 15 beds in the intensive care and resuscitation department), an operating room (4 rooms), an efficient medical imaging department, a laboratory, a blood bank and a pharmacy. Currently, this hospital is receiving more than 50 interns and several medical and paramedical missions from La Chaine de l’Espoir for sharing our knowledge and expertise with our Afghan colleagues.

Description of the job:

This job gathers all responsibilities of a head of department in France, in Europe with a senior adviser position.. It adds a cultural dimension and it implies to be able to understand and adapt quickly to the culture and to the country practices in terms of reproductive health management.

It is an exciting challenge. The Afghan team of Obstetrician & Gynecologists is composed of a head of department and 6 consultants. They want the support of an experienced doctor to structure and organize the management of the department, learn new surgical techniques, implement up to dates protocols.. Her role will be to ensure an excellent medical management of the patients and to train and daily assist Afghan colleagues in their management of difficult cases, to strengthen their skills and the collective organization. The medical senior adviser will be supported by the La Chaine de l’Espoir’s team.

The medical senior adviser is part of a multidisciplinary team of La Chaine de l’Espoir that is working for several years on the project of the Mother and Children Unit. In Kabul, the medical senior adviser will belong to an expatriate team composed by long-term expatriates and short-term missionaries performing regular missions. All expatriates are accommodated on site and fully supported.

Profile: Experienced Obstetrician-gynecologist woman doctor who speaks English. 

Language English

contract :

Starting : January 2018

Duration: Ideally 12 months, but there is a possibility to contract for a shorter time.

Status: Full-time fixed-term contract, flexible – terms to discuss

How to apply:

Documents : CV + Motivation letter

Contact Mother and child project coordinator: 

Agnès SIMON +33 6 85 97 33 70 Country coordinator: 

Sophie TRAN