Field Supervisors – Health Research and Social Development (HERD)


Field Supervisors – Health Research and Social Development (HERD)

A Multi-sector Nutrition Plan (MSNP) was developed by the Government of Nepal (GoN) under the strategic leadership of National Planning Commission (NPC) in collaboration with External Development Partners (EDPs) and national stakeholders. It aims to improve nutrition status of people with a focus on Maternal and Child by reducing under-nutrition conditions. The plan presents a comprehensive multi-sectoral approach to tackle the under-nutrition with a detail account of institutional arrangements, strengths, weakness, gaps and implementation arrangements from central to community level.

Kantipur National Daily (Jun 21, 2018)

With regard to MSNP, UNICEF is one of the key stakeholders, working closely with government ministries and non-governmental stakeholders, supporting effective implementation of MSNP at central, district and community level. Key areas of UNICEF support include planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of MSNP in identified 30 districts of Nepal, covering all local levels in those districts. The execution of the programme is itself highly ambitious as it involves great deal of coordination, technical capacity, advocacy, communications and other arrangements to put developed policies, plans and programmes into practice. The development partners like UNICEF are supporting for effective and efficient functioning of the developed systems.

In order to ensure efficient technical support to the districts, HERD is looking for Field Supervisors  to be stationed in Panchthar, Khotang, Udayapur, Kapilvastu, Bardiya, Rolpa, Rukum East and West, Jajarkot, Jumla, Mugu, Dolpa,  Humla, Humla and  some other districts.

Purpose of the job

The Field Supervisor is district-based position. S/he is expected to ensure proper functioning and implementation of MSNP related activities in coordination with sectoral officials of the local levels. The scope of the position is the accomplishment of the stated key end-results by facilitating functioning of MSNP activities, monitoring & evaluation (M&E), preparation of reports, and communication and coordination.

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Key responsibilities of the Field Supervisor (HERD)


The Field Supervisor will report to the designated officer for day-to-day activities. However, s/he will be reporting to designated officer at MoFAGA and UNICEF for the programmatic matters. Similarly, Field Supervisor will report to the concerned authorities on regular basis and as and when needed. The Field Supervisor must comply with the reporting requirements of the project.


This will be a 12 months contract with possibility of extension. The position will have a 3 month of probationary period with review at the third month.

Working Hours

This is a full time contract with 40 hours of work per week (Sunday to Friday, Government Office working hours).


This position will be based in DCC office with frequent travel to local levels of the assigned district.

Qualification, Experience and Competencies

Qualification and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3 years’ experience in field of Social Science, Public Health, Nutrition, Food Technology, Agriculture, Nursing or related discipline
  • Demonstrable experience on planning, coordinating, implementation and management of multi-sectoral programmes
  • Experience in using Management Information System (MIS) and office software packages
  • Experience in training and capacity development on health, nutrition or relevant areas is crucial


  • Ability to identify risks and opportunities and provide timely feedback to rectify/fill the gaps
  • Ability of working with multisectoral government and development agencies
  • Confidence and proven networking, organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrates ability to work well as a team member whilst demonstrating a genuine appetite for personal learning.
  • Willingness to undertake frequent visits outside of duty station
  • Excellent spoken and written Nepali and English

Application Submission: Online Submission (HERD International Recruitment Service System)

 DEADLINE: 25th June 2018

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