NDSR Lab Surveillance Assistant (CPHL)

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NDSR Lab Surveillance Assistant (CPHL)

  • Post Date:October 30, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Experience 4 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Health Care
    Qualification Diploma
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number WHOAFG- 2022-10-101
    Location Kabul
Job Description

About World Health Organization:


The World Health Organization (WHO) is the technical and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership in global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical and implementation support and monitoring and assessing health trends. In Afghanistan, WHO works to improve the health and well-being of all Afghans by preventing and reducing mortality, morbidity and disability and strengthening health services in close













coordination with national and international partners.

Job Summary:

Afghanistan has experienced outbreaks of COVID-19, measles, Cholera, Dengue, and other epidemic prone diseases in the past year. These outbreaks are attributed to a weakening health system due to protracted conflict, poverty, and returnees from neighboring countries. As there are many opportunities for communicable disease like COVID-19, measles, Dengue, CCHF, etc. to strike and cause epidemics of disease spreading across the country, the National Diseases Surveillance and Response (NDSR) System within Monitoring & Evaluation and Health Information System General Directorate (M&E-HIS GD) needs to rapidly detect the outbreak at the early stage in coordination with disease control department and other stakeholders, apply/advise timely public health interventions to stop disease transmission and reduce morbidity and mortality that could result from the spread of the epidemic.

Objectives of the Programme and the immediate Strategic Objective (Overview of the programme):

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, top event, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.

Organizational context (Describe the individual role of incumbent within the team, focusing on the intricacy and difficulty of working environment):

The incumbent will ensure regular sharing of lab data of CCHF, Dengue, COVID-19, AWD samples as well as other HTPs processed in the laboratory and provide feedback to the sentinel sites on the data quality and reporting. The incumbent will be based at the CPHL and will be directly reporting to the NDSR Lab Surveillance Officer.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. Maintaining the reception area open 7 days a week.

2. Receiving lab specimen from all the sites for lab testing purpose.

3. Checking the specimen transportation condition, packing, labelling, leakage, and other needed information.

4. Registration, arrangement, and storage of the samples at the appropriate temperature.

5. Hand overing specimen to the relevant department for testing.

6. Monitor the daily and weekly epidemiological data and update the online platforms on daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

7. Provide regular feedback on data quality issues to NDSR and provincial surveillance officers.

8. Provision of timely and accurate information to WHO and MOPH whenever required.

9. Managing inventory effectively to ensure availability of sufficient supplies.

10. Submitting inventory report to the NDSR Lab Surveillance Officer for sharing with the NDSR Officer of MoPH.

11. Providing technical and activity report to WHO and MoPH by the end of each month.

12. Performing any other work/activity assigned by the organization to enhance lab services.

Job Requirement:


1) Producing results

2) Fostering Integration and Team work

3) Communicating in a credible and effective way

4) Moving forward in a changing environment.

5) Effective use of resources


Functional Skills and Knowledge:

– Sound organization skills

– Stress and time management skills

– Good knowledge of WHO systems, procedures, and practices


Essential: 2-years diploma in lab technology or relevant field.

Desirable: Bachelor’s degree in lab technology and or in relevant field will be an asset.


Essential: At least 2 years of experience in lab reception and lab data management.

Desirable: Working experience with WHO/ UN with expertise in laboratory surveillance is an asset.

Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and National Language (Pashto and Dari).

IT Skills:

– Good knowledge of Microsoft applications.

– Knowledge of monitoring applications as well as surveillance online platforms












Criteria Screening of the candidates; Long List – The candidates shall be longlisted base on the minimum qualifications and relevant experience to the Vacancy Notice (VN). Short List – Further shortlist shall be done base on years of relevant experience, higher education and required skills.

 Assessment method:

 WHO may conduct written/presentation and interview or combination of the mentioned mediums to select the most qualified candidate.

 WHO is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply and equally qualified female candidate will be given preference.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants (Afghan National) meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit their applications quoting this Vacancy Announcement Number (WHOAFG- 2022-10-101) along with their curriculum vitae, copy of National ID (Tazkira) to below mentioned email: [email protected]

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. ONLY CANDIDATES UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW AND TEST.

WHO is a smoke free environment.

Submission Email:

  [email protected]