AFGHANISTAN – Adult Intensivist – M/W

La Chaîne de l'Espoir


La Chaîne de l’Espoir is an international NGO founded in 1994. Its mission is to strengthen health systems to give everyone, especially children, the same chances of survival and development. Helping the most vulnerable children is more than an ethical obligation, it is a prerequisite for achieving the 2030 goals for children’s health and well-being.

We work in 28 countries with a comprehensive approach, focusing on children, mothers, and disadvantaged communities:

  • Prevention and screening from an early age, particularly through school health programs
  • Care and surgery, to meet the most urgent needs of children and their mothers.
  • Strengthening the medical and surgical workforce thanks to our international network of experts.
  • Construction and equipment of hospital structures adapted to local needs.


La Chaîne de l’Espoir has been working in Afghanistan since the early 2000s. In 2005, it built the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) in Kabul, a non-profit pediatric hospital, to provide high quality medical and surgical care for young patients. Since 2006, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has been responsible for the overall management of the FMIC, with La Chaîne de l’Espoir providing medical support and access to the most vulnerable populations. In 2016, the hospital expanded with the opening of gynecology, obstetrics, and neonatology services, becoming the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC). Services for adults have also been developed in recent years.

The goal of La Chaîne de l’Espoir is to increase access to healthcare for the most vulnerable Afghans. To do so, La Chaîne de l’Espoir:

  • Trains and supports the medical, paramedical and technical teams through short- and long-term volunteer missions.
  • Provides free surgical treatment at FMIC and social care for the most vulnerable children and women coming from all the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, through the “Women and Children’s House” (WCH) project.

Given the humanitarian crisis in the country and the health system being on the brink of collapse, La Chaîne de l’Espoir plans to continue its support for the most vulnerable Afghan children and women and to reinforce the training for medical staff at the FMIC.


As the Adult intensivist, you contribute to overall clinical and non-clinical/administrative activities of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and provide training for ICU team.


Regular Responsibilities

  • Assure quality of care
  • Assessment of patients in life-threatening situations in FMIC
  • Daily care of critical patients
  • Inform and counsel patient’s attendants about situation of the patients
  • Perform night duties
  • Monitor quality indicators
  • Training of Medical Officers
  • Strictly follow the infection control measures in
  • Actively participate in preparation for “Joint commission International accreditation” and “Safe Care Standards”
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and comply with all FMIC rules and regulations
  • Any other assignment by direct supervisors

Periodic Responsibilities

  • Participation in Departmental Meetings
  • Participation in clinical forums and workshops
  • Participation in development or revision of clinical pathways and protocols

Other responsibilities

  • Contribute to efforts to achieve the Joint Commission International Accreditation mission at FMIC.


Training/ Experiences:

  • Master’s degree from a recognized University
  • Postgraduate in adult Internal Medicine
  • At least 3 years working experience in relevant field
  • Having experience in ICU
  • Having experience in medical management field

Skills and abilities:

  • Having art and skill of ICU procedures
  • Having good knowledge in general adult ICU
  • Performing all ICU procedures independently
  • Being capable of applying BLS, ACLS and PALS protocol in critical condition
  • Ability to work under difficult working conditions
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication in English and in Dari Pashto are an asset
  • Having good computer skill specially in MS Office programs


  • 3 months full time contract as an expatriate in Kabul
  • Starting date : ASAP
  • Salary : according to profile and experience
  • Monthly per diem and living allowance : 700 € net
  • Transportation: to and from the workplace is provided.
  • Housing: Single room in collective accommodation provided.
  • Meals: provided at the guesthouse or the office during weekdays.
  • R&R
  • Medical coverage with 50% of employer contribution
  • Medical evacuation and repatriation insurance covered by CDE
  • Death and disability insurance covered by CDE

How to apply

Apply to : AFGHANISTAN – Adult Intensivist – M/W La Chaîne de l’Espoir (

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