Prevalence Survey Specialist
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 interested and eligible candidates (Nepali Citizens), 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) under Global Fund Program:

Prevalence Survey Specialist

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GRADE: 

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Global Fund

LOCATION: National Tuberculosis Centre, Thimi

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: 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.

ROLE PURPOSE: 

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We reached approximately two million populations and invested over 29 million US dollars in 2012 to reach more children than ever before, through programs in Health, Nutrition, Education, Protection and Child Rights and Governance, Livelihood, HIV and AIDS, TB and Malaria and Humanitarian crises.

Case notification of all forms of TB has remained stagnant for last 10 years in Nepal. There are no significant changes in CNR even analyzed by region or by eco-terrain. Despite the implementation of various activities for case finding there is no significant changes in CNR. So NTC wants to know the actual prevalence of TB in Nepal. Understanding the real situation of Tuberculosis by conducting National TB prevalence survey is considered to be very useful for developing policy/plan and strategy of effective NTP in Nepal. So, to understand the real burden of TB in the country NTC is conducting National TB Prevalence Survey under the supervision of Principal Investigator (PI). Global Fund/Save The children Nepal is one of the supporting partners in implementing national TB prevalence survey in Nepal.


Under the direct supervision of Survey Coordinator and Principal Investigator, the Prevalence Survey Specialist (PSS) will provide technical support in all of the stages of the prevalence survey from its design, to implementation to the production of its final report.


PSS is the team lead of the staff members of Save the Children working for the NTPS Secretariat. The PSS works in close coordination with different relevant national and international stakeholders involved in the conduction of NTPS.

  

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: 

  • Manage and mobilize HR working from SCI for NTPS
  • Coordinate with different central units of Prevalence Survey 
  • Support in developing all technical and management documents related to NTPS. 
  • Directly oversee and manage data management for NTPS at Central level. 
  • Organize and facilitate the regular clinical panel meetings. 
  • Assure quality of all NTPS activities (central and field level).
  • Assess monitoring reports from all survey teams at field level in close coordination with Survey Coordinator. 
  • Responsible for coordination, communication and technical support between outsource agency and NTC. 
  • Prepare monitoring and status reports and update to PI and SC. 
  • Provide technical feedback to field survey teams, OSA office at central level and all NTPS units.
  • Any other technical tasks as assigned by Survey Coordinator and PI.

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  

  • Master Degree in Public Health or equivalent
  • Preferable: PhD in similar fields 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • At least 7 years’ experience in conducting   health research for MPH or equivalent
  • At least 3 years’ experience in conducting health research for PhD. 

ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong interpersonal communication skill
  • Team Building skills

ESSENTIAL

  • Experience in conducting research
  • Proven experience in leading program teams. 

DESIRABLE

  • Exposure of national level survey/research in health. 
  • Experience of supervising and managing national level health programs.  






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