District Health Officer
Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates, who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity, for the following position(s):

District Health Officer

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LOCATION: Field – District Office
CONTRACT LENGTH: 6 months with possible extension

Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

The District Health Officer is the focal person for health programs in the district. He/She will oversee health intervention in the District related to the Earthquake Emergency Response. The main purpose of the post is to ensure high quality standards in the delivery of the health programs including reproductive health and mental health; training/capacity building of health staff from the programme, MOHP and other partners.

Reports hierarchically to: SCI Nepal Earthquake Response District Team Lead operationally, and technically to the Cluster Health Coordinator
Staff directly under supervision

Programme planning and implementation

  • Oversee project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities in the District.
  • Identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased plan.
  • With support from the MEAL team, keep track of the MEAL plan for the projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Monitoring and technical support for implementation:

  • With the Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment and Learning (MEAL) team, ensure proper monitoring of the programme implementation for high quality curative and preventive health care services.
  • Report to Cluster Health Coordinator on a timely basis on the status of programs, concerns and needs.

Programme design and development: 

  • Actively participate in situation assessments and highlight the Health issues, needs and priorities 


  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • To perform such other responsibilities as agreed with your line management.
  • Other duties as assigned by line manager

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see it, providing the necessary support and coaching them to improve performance.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any health related discipline preferably in Public Health with minimum 1 year of experience in managing reproductive and mental health programs at district level
  • Substantial experience in reproductive health supervision and monitoring. 
  • Previous experience of working in role with MoH or NGO in a humanitarian emergency context
  • Ability to provide leadership in developing/improving programmes in resource poor settings 
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Strong organisational and managerial skills
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to develop this skill in others
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work in multi-cultural environment
  • Able to establish good working relationships and positively contribute to a team
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships between different partners and stakeholders 
  • Flexible, positive and proactive approach to work
  • Able to work in a stressful and changing environment with limited resources
  • Willingness to stay at different base and field locations depending on the needs of the programme
  • Willing to keep abreast of new developments through continued learning
  • Good information seeking skills and proactive approach
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support


  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Diverse National experience

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