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Position Type: Full Time
Company/Division: JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. / Building Healthy Cities (BHC) Project
Reporting to: Deputy Project Director
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
The Building Healthy Cities (BHC) project aims to embed a health equity lens into city policies, planning, and services while improving data flow for existing Smart Cities in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Nepal. Health and Smart Cities planning are related; decisions about transport, environment, sanitation, education, recreation, information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure, and the built environment can have a major impact on health, despite being outside of the health sector. When this decision-making is harmonized, it can improve access to health services, decrease lifestyle and environmental risk factors for poor nutrition and non-communicable diseases, reduce speed of transmission during infectious disease outbreaks, and increase availability of usable data for urban health decision-making.
Building Healthy Cities will be working in special partnership with Kathmandu to support roll out of their Kathmandu Valley Air Quality Action Plan (KVAP) at the municipality level. BHC activities will begin to 1) develop a local network of governmental support for the implementation of this plan and support them to design, budget, and implement the plan, and 2) develop content and create an informational campaign on key interventions or concepts related to the KVAP which are relevant for maternal and child health to increase community awareness of the severity of this issue. It is anticipated that BHC’s engagement is an entry point for an upcoming USAID KVAP support project with a longer-term engagement.
In support of Activity 1 this project will:
Furthermore, in support of Activity 2 it is envisaged that this project will also engage and develop content for local media, who can help relay messaging about air pollution and health to the broader public. At the conclusion of this activity, a workshop will be organized for municipalities to share results, network, and learn.
Based in Kathmandu, the Project Associate will be supporting the BHC operations in the city. S/He will support the Senior Project Officer in communicating about the project in Kathmandu and supporting the community outreach activities. The Project Associate will be a member of a team of three local staff, under the direction of the Deputy Project Director with terminal oversight provided by the BHC Project Director and technical connections to other global staff.
Qualifications and Skills
Instruction for application: Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] with the position title on the subject line by September 19, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.“JSI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions”.