TEAM/PROGRAMME: Global Fund, Malaria Program
LOCATION: Western Field Office (WFO), Butwal
POST TYPE: Fixed-term until January 2019 with a possibility of extension
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3 – the post 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 policy checking/vetting process of staff.
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 reach approximately two million population and invest over 30 million US dollars annually to reach more children than ever before, through programs in Health and Nutrition, Education, Child Rights and Governance and Child Protection, Child Poverty, HIV and AIDS, and Humanitarian.
Surveillance Medical Coordinator will be responsible for implementation of malaria program at regional level. He/She will be responsible for active case finding surveillance, fever survey, mass blood survey and screening of submicroscopic cases. He/she will also support national Malaria program in G6PD screening survey, development of malaria treatment protocol, therapeutic efficacy study and other malaria elimination activities at regional level.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Provide trainings, technical and logistic assistance to government counterparts as needed to promote malaria elimination activities within designated area, in accordance with guidelines and procedures provided by the Save the Children and the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Health and Population, Department of Health Services (DHS), Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD).
- Coordinate with Director of EDCD, Regional Health Director and District public health officers for effective and efficient implementation of Malaria control activities.
- Manage day to day implementation of Global Fund costed malaria activities at regional level in close coordination with Save the children regional office and Nepal government staffs.
- Support in capacity building of Vector Control inspector/officer (VCO/I), Lab assistants and lab technicians in diagnosis and management of malaria vector and parasites.
- Supervise and monitor the diagnosis and management procedure of malaria by private health service providers.
- Conduct training on diagnosis and management of malaria cases to the private health service providers
- Build strategic partnership and maintain effective communication with stakeholders at regional level.
- Planning, training, implementation and evaluation of malaria microstratification and malariometric survey in coordination with PMU team at EDCD.
- Conduct epidemiological surveillance of confirmed malaria cases.
- Plan, organize and conduct orientations/meetings with government officials, professional organizations, health staff, health volunteers, local leaders, medical colleges, non-government organizations and others to promote understanding of, support for, participation in, and effective implementation of activities related to malaria surveillance.
- Maintain up-to-date case data and laboratory results for area of responsibility and submit to the EDCD.
- Develop and maintain close working relationships with District Health Officer/Public Health Officer and the Regional Health Director in designated areas, as well as with other individuals and organizations related to malaria elimination initiative.
- Work with counterparts across borders as required for coordinated cross boarder malaria initiatives
- Conduct therapeutic efficacy studies for the monitoring of resistance to antimalarial drugs, and for the review of national malaria treatment policies and the eventual update of these guidelines;
- Strengthen epidemiological surveillance through periodic re-mapping and re-stratification of malaria which involves collaboration with both government and private development projects
- Works on the improvement of the national malaria information system, in cooperation with the national health information system (HIS);
- Develop guidelines/SOPs and ensures their implementation at central and provincial levels in coordination with EDCD;
- Implement a Public-Private Mix (PPM) for malaria control service delivery;
- Provide technical assistance to partners for entomological surveillance and related activities, and conducts nationwide malaria surveys and other relevant operational researches and evaluations;
- Implement malaria control service delivery through and in collaboration with the Child Health/EPI Programmes;
- Collaborate with relevant programmes to strengthen the supply and management of antimalarial medicines and related commodities, including drug quality monitoring and combating counterfeit medicines.
- Involve other stakeholders such as INGO and NGO in the Malaria response
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- An MBBS degree, preferably with a Master's degree in Public Health or Community Medicine or Tropical Medicine or any other related health or management degree
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- At least three years (two years for GSI* group) of relevant work experience in the field of community health or working with government partners
- Ability to work well under pressure and in close coordination with the government entities
- Experience in people management
- Good communication and coordination skills
**GSI group include Female, Dalit, Madhesi, People with Disabilities and other indigenous/minorities