Strengthening Systems for Better Health

Strengthening Systems for Better Health Activity is a 5-year project aimed at improving health outcomes in Nepal, particularly for the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the country. This will be accomplished through supporting the Government of Nepal’s efforts to expand access to and use of quality maternal, newborn and child health and family planning services, with a specific focus on newborn care. Strengthening Systems for Better Health Activity was initiated in January 2018 and will achieve three outcomes:

(i) improving access to and utilization of equitable healthcare services,

(ii) improving the quality of health services at facility and community levels and

(iii) improving health system governance, within the context of decentralization and federalism.

The Activity is implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration at federal level, provincial and municipal governments, facility and community level health service providers and other key stakeholders. Project technical staff will engage at national, provincial and municipal levels in the target geographic areas of Karnali Province and Banke, Bardiya, and Dang  Districts of Province 5. 


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Opportunity to Conduct Legal and Regulatory Environment Assessment of Private Health Sector

The purpose of the assessment is to identify the health services with focus on maternal, newborn, child health and family planning (MNCH/FP) services-related gaps and issues with special focus on access to service and service utilization and reasons for the gap between a vision for private sector engagement and integration and the reality of a private health sector that continues to operate largely in isolation, at varying levels of competence and quality and government interaction more focused on taxation, price controls and regulation than constructive engagement.

We are looking for a qualified individual, who will conducted the assessment based on the scope of work.

Number of Individuals Required: One

Time frame: Up to 30 days between May 1st, 2019 to June 14th, 2019

Qualifications, Competencies and Skills Required for the Assessment: 

The individual, to carry out this assignment must have the following qualification and experiences:

  • Should have an advanced university degree in law, public health, public policy, governance or related fields
  • Should have eight years or more experience with at least five years in similar activities related to policy analysis, advocacy, legislation on public health and social development
  • Should be fluent in English and Nepali both oral and written
  • Proven track record of policy and program review
  • Proven track record of conducting in-depth interviews and group discussions
  • Proven track record of meeting deadlines, and producing/submitting quality report
Applying Procedure

Interested and qualified individuals may request for electronic copies of the Scope of Work by email – Application (application letter mentioning qualification, experience, updated Curriculum Vitae with names of two referees) should be sent by email by April 18, 2019 with subject “Opportunity to Conduct Legal and Regulatory Environment Assessment of Private Health Sector”.

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