USAID’s Strengthening Systems for Better Health (SSBH) Activity is a 6-year project aimed at improving health outcomes in Nepal, particularly for the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the country. SSBH supports 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 and is designed to achieve three major 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 systems governance, within the context of federalism.
The project is implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population at federal level and with provincial and municipal governments, health facilities and other key health sector stakeholders at sub-national levels.
USAID’s Strengthening Systems for Better Health (SSBH) Activity is a 6-year project aimed at improving health outcomes in Nepal, particularly for the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the country. SSBH supports 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 and is designed …
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Vacancies: One (1)
Location: Surkhet, Karnali Province
Supervisor: Provincial Manager/Health Governance Lead
SSBH provides strategic technical support for USAID’s Health Direct Financing Project. In Karnali Province, this activity is implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development and Health Services Directorate and selected municipalities across four districts (Surkhet, Jajarkot, Salyan and Dailekh). Technical support interventions are tailored to the needs of the province and municipalities, focusing primarily on evidence-based planning and budgeting, management and oversight for delivery of quality health services, overall strengthening of health systems, and coordination between all three levels of government for effective implementation of the government-to-government (G2G) support in health.
Reporting to the Provincial Manager/Health Governance Lead the MNCH FP Coordinator will oversee the maternal, newborn, child health and family planning technical aspects of USAID’s Strengthening Systems for Better Health project jointly with the Kathmandu based MNCH FP Specialist and other provincial team members of the project. She/he will coordinate with province health directorate (or appropriate authorities) of MoSD Karnali at province level and provide strategic support on her area. Coordinating other development partners primarily working in the field of MNCH and FP. She/he is expected to oversite (supervise, guide, monitor) the work of MNCH/FP technical officers working in the district level in close collaboration with provincial team. She/he will also be representing SSBH in province level MNCH/FP technical forums/ committees and contribute as needed.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Support (LOE 80%)
Capacity Building (LOE 10%)
Coordination (LEO 10%)
Required qualifications and experience:
SSBH is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and culture. Women and Individuals from minority groups and differently-abled persons are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further selection process. Canvassing at any stage of the process shall lead to automatic disqualification.