Technical Advisor - ASRHR
GIZ

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH as a federal enterprise supporting the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation.

S2HSP is executed by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) and supported by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). S2HSP is in line with the Nepal Health Sector Strategy (NHSS) 2015–2020 and aims to improve access to effective and qualitative healthcare services, particularly for disadvantaged population groups in Nepal. S2HSP is focusing on 5 key result areas: (1) Social Health Protection, (2) Human Resource for Health (3) Governance in Health (4) Strengthening Health Information Systems and (5) Adolescent Health and Development.

Technical Advisor - ASRHR

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Duty Station: Dhangadi

Duration: July 2019 till June 2020 with the possibility of an extension

Overview:

The Technical Advisor (TA), Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) will be responsible for providing technical assistance at province level and local level on behavioral change and communication strategies (BCC), regarding adolescent health and development, with focus on school health education and menstrual health and hygiene management. Focus will be on the multisectoral response and collaboration with respective ministries (ministry of health, ministry of education, ministry of women, children and senior citizen etc.), different networks, other non-for-profit organizations and private sectors.

Responsibilities:

Support work planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on BCC regarding ASRHR, with a special focus at schools on Menstrual health

Provide technical assistance to local level to build capacity in BCC activities and evidence-based planning

Monitor the activities of Implementing partners in the implementation municipality

Contribute to strategic planning, implementation and monitoring of the planned ASRHR activities under S2HSP in the working municipalities:

  • Work with ASRHR team and Implementing Partners in strategic planning, implementation and monitoring of respective activities in the intervention municipalities
  • Collect, analyze and synthesize information/ data and experience on the program priorities to be used for provincial and national advocacy
  • Contribute to the documentation of lesson learnt and best practices as part of knowledge management
  • Contribute to the development of documents, briefing materials for evidence-based advocacy

Maintain all level of coordination with concerned government authorities and relevant stakeholders throughout the intervention:

  • Act as a liaison between GIZ, Implementing Partner and Municipality authority for effective execution of ASRHR interventions in municipality
  • Act as a focal person in relevant governmental task forces, technical working groups on ASRHR/ MHM at provincial and local level and other meetings as required

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Master's Degree in Public Health, Education, Communication, Social Science or in a closely related field
  • More than 5 years’ work experience in public health programme coordination and management
  • Experience on Menstrual Health is an asset
  • Familiar with the public health systems strengthening and international development aid delivery modalities
  • Experience in working with senior officials of partner ministries and regional authorities and successful in facilitating consensus and results within multi-stakeholder settings with various interest groups
  • Strong social, inter-cultural and communication skills 
  • Efficient, results-oriented, reliable and able to work under pressure 
  • Excellent English and Nepali language skills (both verbal and written)
  • Excellent computer skills in data analysis and M&E
Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to send a completed application including CV and two referees to the email address s2hsp@giz.de no later than by 29.06.2019. Only applications sent by email will be accepted. 

Please write in the subject line while applying by position: for Ref. Nr. 19011- Technical Advisor – ASRHR, Dhangadi”.

Only short-listed candidates will be called for written test and interview. No telephone inquiries will be entertained. The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

The salary and social benefits will correspond to the GIZ rule applicable to national staff. Especially women and candidates from minority groups are highly encouraged to apply.

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