Ministry of Public Health ( Chairman of the Supreme Council of Nurses )

Objective: To ensure the safe conditions and health rights of patients through the regulation of nurses’ professional affairs, including licensing, monitoring the implementation of professional and ethical standards

OrganizationMinistry of Public Health
No. of Opportunity1
SalaryAs Organization Salary scale
Vacancy No0750
Job TitleChairman of the Supreme Council of Nurses
Contract Duration
Deadline 22. April. 2021

Duties and responsibilities

  • Registration and issuance of activity licenses for nurses working professionally and clinically in Afghanistan.
  • Develop and monitor the correct application of professional and behavioral standards for nurses and lay the groundwork, follow-up, and continuous development of nurses’ professional knowledge.
  • Taking exams for new graduates of educational institutions and accreditation to educational institutions for nurses.
  • Design criteria for establishing nursing schools and propose the issuance, renewal, or revocation of licenses based on it.
  • Approving and supervising the implementation of the curriculum of nurses’ programs in the country and handling the complaints and professional violations of nurses before referring them to the judicial authorities.
  • Take appropriate disciplinary action against nurses who act contrary to professional and behavioral medical standards.
  • Establishing scientific and research communities with nursing councils of other countries and related associations in order to share and exchange knowledge and information.
  • Participate in drafting legislative documents, policies, and procedures related to nurses’ affairs and cooperate in launching professional research and studies.
  • Develop the necessary regulations, procedures, and guidelines related to the activities of the Nurses’ Council, request and collect the necessary information from other relevant authorities.
  • In coordination with the Registration Committee, review the documentation of those unregistered Afghan nurses and foreign nurses residing in the country who are expected to perform clinical activities during their temporary stays in Afghanistan, such as registration, examinations, professional standards, ethical standards, and development. Continuous professional and so on.
  • Collect and provide comprehensive and accurate documents, materials, and information to develop the council website database and ensure continuous updating of information on the website.
  • Active participation in translating relevant Council documents from English into official languages ​​and vice versa, formulating and implementing short-term and long-term action plans.
Ministry of Public Health ( Chairman of the Supreme Council of Nurses )
Ministry of Public Health ( Chairman of the Supreme Council of Nurses )

Management duties:

  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual work plan in accordance with the general plan of the department, in order to achieve the objectives set by the department.
  • Identify and propose budget requirements based on the annual work plan of the relevant department.
  • Achieving the goals and programs of the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Strategy and the National Anti-Corruption Strategy in the relevant field.
  • Observing and ensuring the implementation of the Administrative Enforcement Law, the Law on the Prevention of Harassment of Women and Children, and the Code of Conduct in the relevant field of work.
  • Submitting monthly, quarterly and annual reports and, if necessary, the activities and achievements of the relevant department, in order to inform the leadership of the department.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the competent authorities in accordance with the laws, regulations, and objectives of the department.

Employment conditions (level of education and work experience):

  • Field of study: Having at least a bachelor’s degree (majors) and other related fields from national and international educational institutions inside or outside the country, is preferred to higher degrees in the following field:
  • Work experience: managerial or specialized in one of the departments
    • Medical affairs
    • Health services
    • Public health management
    • Control and quality of health and medical affairs
    • Monitoring and evaluation of health and medical affairs
    • Nursing affairs or other specialized tasks in this Bill of duties from home or abroad, at least three years for a bachelor’s degree, two years for a master’s degree, and one year for a doctorate.


  • Fluency in one of the official languages (Pashto or Dari) and familiarity (writing and speaking) with English;
  • Computer skills in task-related to the programs;
  • Necessary skills in leadership, communication, and decision making

How to Apply

The Female applicant are required to apply online via the official website of the Independent Administrative Reform Civil Service Commission or visit the official website of the Ministry of Public Health

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