USAID’s Strengthening Systems for Better Health (SSBH) Activity is a 6-year project aimed at improving health outcomes in Nepal, particularly for the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the country. SSBH supports the Government of Nepal’s efforts to expand access to and use of quality maternal, newborn and child health and family planning services, with a specific focus on newborn care and is designed to achieve three major 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 systems governance, within the context of federalism.
The project is implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population at federal level and with provincial and municipal governments, health facilities and other key health sector stakeholders at sub-national levels.
USAID’s Strengthening Systems for Better Health (SSBH) Activity is a 6-year project aimed at improving health outcomes in Nepal, particularly for the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the country. SSBH supports the Government of Nepal’s efforts to expand access to and use of quality maternal, newborn and child health and family planning services, with a specific focus on newborn care and is designed …
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Position No.: 1
Location: Surkhet, Karnali Province, Nepal
Contract: USAID’s Strengthening Systems for Better Health Activity
Supervisor: Program Director
SSBH provides strategic technical support for USAID’s Health Direct Financing Project. In Karnali Province, this activity is implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development and Health Services Directorate and selected municipalities across four districts (Surkhet, Jajarkot, Salyan and Dailekh). Technical support interventions are tailored to the needs of the province and municipalities, focusing primarily on evidence-based planning and budgeting, management and oversight for delivery of quality health services, overall strengthening of health systems, and coordination between all three levels of government for effective implementation of the government-to-government (G2G) support in health.
Reporting to the SSBH Program Director, the Provincial Manager/Health Governance Lead will be based in Surkhet, provincial capital of Karnali Province. S/he is responsible for providing oversight for province office operations, administrative and financial support for program activities, ensuring excellent operational support to field level activities, and adherence to Abt Associates, USAID and Government of Nepal rules and regulations governing finance and operations. S/he also ensures that SSBH health systems strengthening and governance activities are planned, implemented and well coordinated with province, district and municipal priorities. S/he will be the senior representative for SSBH in Karnali Province, provide overall leadership to the SSBH team in the province, and manage partnerships and collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development, Health Services Directorate, Training Center and local health officials, other USAID implementing partners and other stakkeholders in the province. Specific tasks include:
A. Provincial Management:
B. Health Governance and Systems Leadership:
C. Skills Prerequisites:
Preference will be given to qualified candidates from Karnali Province.
SSBH is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and culture. Women and Individuals from minority groups and differently-abled persons are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further selection process. Canvassing at any stage of the process shall lead to automatic disqualification.
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