Strengthening Systems for Better Health Activity is a 5-year project aimed at improving health outcomes in Nepal, particularly for the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the country. This will be accomplished through supporting 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. Strengthening Systems for Better Health Activity was initiated in January 2018 and will achieve three 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 system governance, within the context of decentralization and federalism.
The Activity is implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration at federal level, provincial and municipal governments, facility and community level health service providers and other key stakeholders. Project technical staff will engage at national, provincial and municipal levels in the target geographic areas of Karnali Province and Banke, Bardiya, and Dang Districts of Province 5.
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NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 3
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: July 2019 – September 2022 – (annual contract with renewal based on staff performance and funding availability)
SUPERVISOR: Deputy Team Lead
LOCATION: Any of Humla, Dolpa, Mugu, Jumla, Rukum - West, Jajarkot, Kalikot, Dailekh, Surkhet, Salyan, Dang, Banke, and Bardiya
With technical oversight from the Province-based Information Systems Specialist, the Technical Officer – Health Information Systems will work collaboratively with other Technical Officers (Health Systems and MNCH/FP) in support of District Coordination Committees (DCCs), District Health Offices (DHOs), or their equivalent in new federal structure, selected Municipality officials, Municipal level health staff and health facilities to help strengthen information systems, develop municipal health profiles, ensure data quality and promote data use at health facilities and in targeted municipalities. S/he will report directly to the Provincial Deputy Team Lead.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES:
1. Technical Assistance – Generation and Use of Health Data
2. Technical Assistance – Use of Technology
3. Collaboration & Program Management Support
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
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