Health & Nutrition Officer
Save the Children

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Health & Nutrition Officer

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GRADE: 4

TEAM/PROGRAMME: SABAL

LOCATION: Udaypur, Khotang, Okhaldhunga 

POST TYPE: Fixed term- Sabal Grant

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:  Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE: 

Health officer is overall responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of integrated health and nutrition program in district including Enhanced Homestead Food Production and WASH. S/he is further responsible to provide technical support to PNGOs, schools, health facility and district health office/District public health office to plan and implement program activities. S/he will establish good coordination and collaboration with government counterpart to expand health and nutrition component in the district.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Core Responsibilities:

Planning, implementation and monitoring of the Health and Nutrition activities 

  • Primarily responsible for all health and nutrition activities of the district.
  • Responsible to provide technical support to adjoining Sabal district where there is no health and nutrition officer
  • Develop detail implementation plan (DIP) for health and nutrition activities in the district.
  • Provide technical support to District Health Office (DH))/District Public Health Office (DPHO) and PNGOs to plan and to implement health and nutrition activities as per DIP 
  • Facilitate/participate in different district and rural/municipal level workshop, training, orientation and meeting for the effective implementation of health and nutrition program in the district
  • Conduct MIYCN review workshop in district. Support other districts as required.
  • Plan and implement adolescent health program in close collaboration with DHO/DPHO and DEO 
  • Support DHO/DPHO and DEO to plan and to implement adolescent health technical sessions in secondary schools.
  • Coordinate with DHO/DPHO to ensure the timely and quality supply of essential health commodities and materials including family planning commodities in the peripheral health facilities.
  • Regular monitoring and follow up of the program and provide technical support to health facilities and FCHVs as required
  • Conduct health and nutrition review workshop at district and rural/municipal level in close coordination with government, PNGOs and team
  • Conduct data verification and ensure the quality of data of health and nutrition activities and are entered in OPMIS .
  • Ensure timely implementation and budget utilization of project interventions as per DIP and phased budget prepared for the district.
  • Conduct technical support visit to FCHVs, Health facilities, Schools , EHFP beneficiaries, VMFs and ensure the quality of technical support with data verification 

Coordination and technical Support to DHO/DPHO, District Education Office (DEO), Schools and health facilities, provide technical support to urban and rural municipalities

  • Establish good coordination with different stakeholders related to health and nutrition services 
  • Provide technical support to DHO/DPHO, health facilities, FCHVs, DEO, schools and in mother groups
  • Attend and provide technical support in the district, municipality, health facility, school and VDC level meetings related to health and nutrition. 
  • Advocate rural/municipalities and wards for the budget allocation in health & nutrition interventions.

Reporting and documentation of the project interventions 

  • Prepare various project reports of the district as per requirement of government and project and submit with in deadline
  • Document case studies, best practices and learning in relation with health and nutrition interventions
  • Support DHO/DPHO, PNGOs and schools for the timely and quality reporting 

Other responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with agriculture office and livestock office, WASH coordination committees both in district and rural/municipality level  for the implementation of EHFP interventions and WASH activities
  • Coordinate for the conduction of trainings, vegetables seed production training, community brooding training and implementation of Post ODF activities.
  • Facilitate linkages and integration among the livelihood, health and nutrition, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation interventions to increase the resilience capacity of the HHs;
  • Attend in some quarterly review meeting conducted by VMFs.
  • Follow-up  EHFP beneficiaries regarding change in EHFP and IYCF practices and behaviours

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (SCI Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • 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 fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • 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
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

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

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors in Public Health/Basic Nursing 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Atleast 3 years’ experience in the related field (2 years’ experience for GSI group)
  • Proficiency in writing technical and programmatic reports that document program directions and results
  • Ability to work in remote, complex environment with multiple tasks and short deadlines.

ATTRIBUTES

  • Innovative

ESSENTIAL

  • Ability to work in remote, complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Proficiency in writing technical and programmatic reports that document program directions and results
  • Good written and spoken skills both in Nepali and English
  • Excellent computer skills (office package, , data management)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to Sabal-Save the Children values

DESIRABLE

  • Team work
  • Good time management and stress management skills

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