Mental Health Nursing Consultant , Afghanistan

Location: Afghanistan Kabul
Closing date: 01 May 2017

We are looking for a Mental Health Nursing Consult to support the Kabul Mental Health (KMH) Hospital.

Your role:

• Provide technical support to Mental Health Hospital (MHH) nursing department.
• Be able to assess and evaluate the performance of MHH nursing staff, and involve nursing department in planning, organizing and implementation of planned activities related to nursing department
• Lead already established nursing working group to support implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), guidelines, and clinical pathways.
• Take proactive role to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the nursing care.
• Develop psychiatric nursing curriculum for Kabul Mental Health hospital and support its implementation.
• Identify gap and provide training, supportive supervision and on the job training to help nursing staff gain knowledge and skills to provide quality mental health nursing care.
• Recommend solutions for issues that arise concerning the proposed in-service trainings and professional development of MHH nurses.
• Provide technical guidance for the development of other related program opportunities as requested by country and project management.
• Train 35 general nurses from regional/provincial hospitals (EPHS) on mental health nursing and liaison psychiatry.
• Provide monthly report, time sheet and end of consultancy report . to project manager
• Accompany MHH and Project staffs to technical related meeting at hospital and MoPH
• Ensure the collaboration with other team members

You have/ are:

• MSc or master’s degree or higher in psychiatric/mental health nursing or MSc in nursing and post-graduate diploma in mental health


• At least five years working experience in the field of psychiatric nursing
• Prior experience in the region is preferred
• Experience in training programs and working with NGOs is an advantage
• Having work experience in Mental health hospital

Specific Skills

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Good organizational skills

We offer:

• An opportunity to use your expertise and contribute to our mission to improve the health and well-being of people living in fragile states.
• The duty station in Kabul, Afghanistan
• Starting date is to be decided with the consultant. The work will be for a total maximum duration of 4, 5 month. The end date of the project is June 30, 2018.


To apply, please send your CV and application letter (including your motivation) to: by, May 1, 2017. 

(email available to paid up members ONLY)