Location: Dhanusha and Mohottari districts of Province 2, Nepal
Responsible to: Executive Director
Accountable to: Technical Manager, PEP++ Research Project
Eligibility: Nepalese nationals only
NLR, as an INGO, has been active in Nepal, for the treatment and elimination of leprosy working closely with the government, ministry of health and population for more than 40 years. NLR is now in transition process to be a national organisation from an international organisation with a vision of Leprosy Free Nepal.
NLR Nepal has been registered as a not-for-profit national organisation under Company Registration Act of Nepal in 2018. It is a member of NLR Alliance led by NLR Netherlands. The other NLR Alliance members are NLR India, NLR Indonesia, NLR Brazil and NLR Mozambique. NLR Netherlands as a lead/chair is responsible for overall co-ordination, providing technical and financial support to leprosy and disability programmes in member countries including Nepal
NLR Nepal works closely with the government and non-government stakeholders and partners to eradicate leprosy from the country and to make all development initiatives inclusive to people affected by leprosy and disability. NLR Nepal consists of 20 staff members and located at Sankhamul Marga, New Baneshwor Kathmandu with its field offices in Biratnagar and Dhangadhi covering two provinces: province one and Sudur Pashchim Pradesh.
NLR Nepal initiated SDR PEP/LPEP in Nepal from 2015 as a tool to prevent leprosy. PEP – post-exposure prophylaxis is preventive antibiotic treatment given after exposure to an infectious pathogen. PEP++, as an enhance way of SDR PEP/LPEP, is an enhanced regimen for post-exposure prophylaxis, To achieve SDG 3, a 90% reduction in the number of people requiring treatment for neglected tropical diseases [including leprosy], it is essential that the new case incidence is greatly reduced. PEP++ project is running in leprosy endemic three countries of the world, India, Indonesia, Brazil. NLR Nepal with close collaboration with NLR IO (International Office) and scientific committee of PEP++, is going to replicate this international research in two leprosy endemic districts, Dhanusha and Mahottati of Province 2 in Nepal.
The main responsibility of a project coordinator is overall management of the project including monitoring of day to day activities of the research project and to ensure the project is running smoothly, on time and to budget. In proper coordination & cooperation with Technical Manager (TM), main duties typically include planning of the project, monitoring its progress, coordinating meetings and overseeing members of the project team. Due to the nature of this project as “International Research”, PC will ensure that every step and component of the project t matches with international standard without any consideration for emerging contextual factors.
- Will be responsible for the functioning of the PEP++ in all its aspects ensuring proper project management
- Will adhere to the laws and regulations and to the technical guidelines from the Government of Nepal as well as NLR Nepal as an organization and PEP++ as a research project
- Is responsible for supervision and support to the PEP++ project staff and proper mobilization of the resources.
- Makes sure that the Research project is moving towards the accomplishment of predefined objectives
- Is responsible for a proper management of allocated funds to the different districts of PEP++ after getting approval from Technical Manager
- Produces annual plans, budgets and reports for NLR Nepal, PEP++ Donor and the Board in a timely manner
- Gets all office equipment up to date and properly maintained
- Will be responsible for leading and supervising the development and delivery of high quality, innovative, cost effective and sustainable programmatic and clinical interventions.
- Regularly assess the effectiveness of the delivery of the services to the targeted stakeholders
- Leads the project technically, ensures quality services delivery with proper documentation and dissemination of innovation and good practices
Representation of the Organizations
- Officially represents the organization in contacts with authorities like Provincial Health Directorate, ILEP/Non ILEP partners in province 2 on technical, programmatic as well as organizational issues
- Participate in technical, programmatic as well as organizational meetings related to the work of the PEP++ project
- Ensures effective collaboration and coordination with stakeholders, partners and Government-departments at all levels
- Creates a working mechanism ensuring the PEP++ project actively participates in NLR Nepal programs and activities
- Maintains a proper working relationship with Technical Manager, Board and its Chair
Human Resource Management
- Supervise and guide the staff and/or coach in the management of their projects / teams for timely accomplishment of project objectives
- Ensures that for each staff member job descriptions are appropriate and up to date
- Carry out staff performance appraisal on a regular basis through staff performance assessments procedures of NLR Nepal
- Elaborate professional development plans for staff
- Conduct regular program performance reviews and address the challenges arise.
Admin and Financial Management
The PC will ensure that the financial and administrative procedures and regulations will be properly maintained. For this he/she will:
- Establish good internal control system and actively monitor the financial reports adhering to compliance requirements of the government of Nepal are adhered
- Produce annually the required documentation and justification of the organization’s activities as per regulations of the Nepal Rastra Bank and other Federal Government Institutions
- Be responsible for maintenance of a proper and transparent administrative and financial system, in compliance with national and international standards and donor requirements;
- Ensure all relevant staff are adequately trained in financial management and that they can follow the donor’s rules and regulations.
- Arrange for a proper internal/external auditing of the office- and project- administration.
- Develop a framework for planning, monitoring and evaluation of the projects and ensure that there is a proper project-management system to meet the requirements of partners and donors
- Ensure that the organisation’s project documents, procedures and processes are in place
- Arrange for and participate in the regular monitoring of the projects to assess progress and compliance to approved Plans of Activities and allocated budgets
- Assist projects with the formulation of Annual Plans of Activities and related budget requests
- Verify and screen reports from all projects and take remedial action when and where required;
- Arrange for project reviews and evaluations
- MD or MBBS & MPH from recognized university.
- At least five years’ experience in public health, leprosy and/or other health sector.
- Verifiable and successful track record in leading role in a development organization.
- Extensive management experience and skill in overall project/organizational management.
- Excellent interpersonal and professional relational skills with proven ability to sustain the relations with stakeholders such as NGOs, private sector and other donors.
- Competent and proficient with good understanding of national and international health and development platforms.
- Ability to build performing/functional relationships with Provincial health offices, Ministry or Health Directorates, and institutions that implement activities across technical areas and at facility and community levels.
- Ability to use technology friendly work procedures to establish digitalized records in the organization.
- Fluent in English and Nepali language, both verbal and writing.
- Ability to travel frequently.
- Strategic and decision making skills.
- Ability to use flexible approach.
- Ability to work independently to meet the deadlines.
- Well organized, communicative and excellent interpersonal skills with positive working attitude.
- Keen interest in taking initiative for change and collaborating in a team.
- Strong skills in advocacy and networking.
Terms and conditions
- Salary & work conditions: Competitive, commensurate with the NLR Nepal’s grading system and remunerations.
The applicant should send the latest resume with a covering letter stating the reason or motivation for applying to the job and how his/her skills and experiences best fit for this position. Include other documents that indicates the qualification requirements listed in the full job description. Please provide the names of three referees with their contract address and email address. Apply through https://merojob.com/ within the given deadline (15 days from the date of publishing: The employer may go with several tests with mutual agreement on date, time and the process to be followed.
Note: Inhabitant of Dhanusha/Mahottari; Person affected by leprosy or family member of persons affected, person with disability or family member of persons with disability and female candidates will be given high priority.