Strengthening Systems for Better Health

Health Emergency Response Director

Strengthening Systems for Better Health

Health Emergency Response Director

USAID’s 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.  The Activity was initiated in January 2018 and will achieve three outcomes:

improved access to and utilization of equitable healthcare services,

improved quality of health services at facility and community levels, and

improved health system governance, within the context of federalism.

Strengthening Systems for Better Health 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. 

The Activity is seeking applications from qualified professionals for the position listed below.


USAID’s 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. …

Health Emergency Response Director

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NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One Year

LOCATION: Kathmandu; considerable travel (minimum 30%) to program areas required

ROLE PURPOSE:

The new team member is being recruited to plan, manage and deliver technical and material support for the Government of Nepal’s (GoN) response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The activities will be implemented with overall leadership from the Strengthening Systems for Better Health Senior Management Team, and in close collaboration with GoN counterparts at federal, provincial, district and municipal levels. The geographic scope of the activities will include (but not necessarily be limited to) Karnali Province and Province 5.

This position is for a one-year period, and is contingent upon availability of funding, approval from the funding agency and concurrence from GoN counterparts.  Job descriptions, locations and scope of responsibilities may be subject to revision as priority support needs evolve during implementation of this support. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • The Health Emergency Response Director serves as the overall technical lead for COVID-19 response and mitigation activities. 
  • Plans, manages and oversees technical support for systems strengthening and clinical interventions to strengthen the GoN response to COVID-19 and is responsible for the quality and responsiveness of the program.
  • Coordinates closely with respective stakeholders at the federal level and provides necessary backstop support to other team members at provincial, district and local levels.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • An advanced (Master’s or PhD) degree in medicine, public health and/or nursing
  • Ten+ years of relevant experience in disease surveillance and/or health emergency response

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability and willingness to work/travel in remote areas within short notice in the context of COVID-19
  • Strong networking  and team mobilization skills
  • Computer skills, including effective working skills in remote conditions
  • Excellent written/oral skills in Nepali and English
  • Understanding of the Nepal health system, networks and working in the context of a health emergency; emergency response experience preferred
  • Qualified applicants who are from and/or currently working in the Karnali Province and Banke, Bardia, Dang, Kapilbastu, Rupandehi and Naalparasi West will be given preference. Relevant experience is waived by 3 years for candidates from these locations.

SSBH is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and culture. Individuals from minority groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further selection process. Canvassing at any stage of the processes shall lead to automatic disqualification.

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