Officer- Program (Prevention)
Karuna Foundation Nepal

Karuna Foundation Nepal (KFN) is a Nepali Non-Governmental Organization which aims to prevent avoidable disabilities among children and improve quality of lives of children and adults with disabilities, developing evidence based scalable community models.

It has been working in disability prevention and community based rehabilitation in Nepal since 2007.

Officer- Program (Prevention)

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Number of Positions: 4
Duty Station: Sankhuwasabha (1), Bhojpur (1), Sunsari/Morang (1), Panchthar (1)
Contract Type: Fixed term contract with three months of probation period

Program Background:

Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Program, formerly known as Inspire2Care Program, is a community-based model of inclusive development implemented in direct partnership with the provincial government of Province No.1 and local governments. The goal of the program is to prevent avoidable disabilities and improve quality of life of children and adults with disabilities and their families through community-based rehabilitation. It works to strengthen community support systems for the achievement of these goals.

Required Qualifications and Experiences:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Health or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from recognized institution with minimum two years of work experience in maternal and child health programs

Skills and Abilities

  • Facilitation and community mobilization skills
  • Good analytical and research skills
  • Excellent communication skills both in Nepali and English
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Applicants with two-wheeler driving license is a must

Key Responsibilities:

Planning

  • Prepare quarterly and annual plan in line with program activities and local scenario
  • Plan for training of health workers and Female Community Health Volunteers for mobile based pregnancy registration, tracking and follow up
  • Plan health-related training and orientation program  at district/Palika level

Implementation

  • Support Palikas for procurement and distribution of all prevention related commodities (Folic Acid tablets, Best Wishes cards, mobile phones, SIM cards) to health facilities
  • Support to facilitate training on mobile messaging for mobile based data collection of maternal health service utilization
  • Coordinate and support to facilitate health-related training at district and Palika level
  • Facilitate to conduct school health screening camps to identify possible conditions leading to disability in the Palika and follow up on referral
  • Support the conduction of nutrition education programs targeted to Golden 1000 days mothers

Coordination and Communication 

  • Work in close coordination with health facility staff in the community level as well as district level
  • Communicate and coordinate with province level focal person regarding any problem related to the system and the interface (dashboard) under mHealth program
  • Maintain good coordination with District Health Office and Health Section of local governments

Monitoring and Supervision

  • Provide technical support to health coordinators to monitor data on dashboard under mHealth program on a daily basis 
  • Monitor the program with indicators and provide feedback to the concerned persons
  • Provide technical support to health coordinators in the supervision of FCHV and health facility staff on the use of mobile messaging
  • Support to organize review of the Best Wishes program on a timely manner

Reporting and Documentation 

  • Prepare periodic report of Best Wishes Program and submit to district M&E Officer 
  • Keep updated documentation of the program activities and achievements, challenges and lessons learnt

Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications with cover letter and updated Curriculum Vitae with at least two references (including previous employer) before 10th January, 2020 by email at [email protected]. Please mention the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email and your expected salary, preferred - duty station, joining date and your vehicle license no. in your cover letter. 

Karuna Foundation Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons with disabilities and persons from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. Karuna Foundation Nepal reserves all the rights to reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

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