Program Officer
Strengthening Systems for Better Health

Strengthening Systems for Better Health (SSBH) 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 eorts to expand access to and use of quality maternal, newborn and child health and family planning services, with a specific focus on newborn care. Strengthening Systems for Better Health was initiated in January 2018 and will achieve three 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 system governance, within the context of decentralization and federalism.

The Activity is implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of Federal Aairs and General Administration at federal level, provincial and municipal governments, facility and community level health service providers and other key stakeholders. Project technical sta will engage at national, provincial and municipal levels in the target geographic areas of Karnali Province and Banke, Bardiya and Dang of Province 5. The project is implemented collaboratively by Abt Associates, Save the Children, Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) and Management Support Services (MASS).

Program Officer

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Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Division: International Health (IHD)
Contract: Strengthening Systems for Better Health Activity
Supervisor: Deputy Chief of Party

The Program Officer assists the Deputy Chief of Party and the project’s Senior Management Team in the management and implementation of project activities.

Specific tasks include:

  • Provides technical, logistical and other administrative backstopping for the Project.
  • Coordinates closely with the Deputy Chief of Party and Technical Specialists to complete project reports and deliverables.
  • Helps edit and format reports/deliverables as needed
  • Assist with the planning of project meetings, training and conferences as needed
  • Helps document and prepare training, meeting, workshop reports for project activities
  • Maintain hard copy and electronic versions of a project archive, including all reports, personnel files, consultant documents, travel files, procurement files, files of project deliverables, minutes of meetings, and project reports.
  • Manage and document correspondences between project offices, the home office, the client, other partners, and stakeholders.
  • Oversee the proper reporting of labor time and ensure the timely submission of electronic and paper timesheets, and the timely completion and submission of Labor Adjustment Forms, when needed.
  • Manages local procurements for office supplies and other requirements.
  • Assists with making logistical arrangements for project events, training, conferences and field activities.
  • Make logistical arrangements for project staff traveling outside their region or for international visitors.

Skills Prerequisites:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Business, or other relevant fields
  • Minimum two years of relevant professional experience in project administration, program management, and office administration
  • Strong organizational and computer proficiency skills
  • Experience with donor-funded international health programs in Nepal highly desirable, USAID experience preferable
  • Advanced written/oral skills in English
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other data processing and graphical presentation software.

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