Program Officer – Strengthening Systems for Better Health


Program Officer – Strengthening Systems for Better Health

USAID’s 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. Systems Strengthening for Better Health 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 project will be implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, provincial and municipal governments, facility and community level health service providers and other key stakeholders. Project works at national, provincial and municipal levels in the target geographic areas of Provinces 6 (Karnali) and 5.

Systems Strengthening for Better Health is currently recruiting for below positions, and welcomes applications from qualified individuals. These positions are based at the main project office in Kathmandu.

Program Officer

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Division: International Health (IHD)
Contract: Strengthening Systems for Better Health Activity
Supervisor: Deputy Chief of Party

The Program Officer assists the Deputy Chief of Party and the project’s Senior Management Team in the management and implementation of project activities. 

Specific tasks include:

  • Provides technical, logistical and other administrative backstopping for the Project.
  • Coordinates closely with the Deputy Chief of Party and Technical Specialists to complete project reports and deliverables.
  • Helps edit and format reports/deliverables as needed
  • Assist with the planning of project meetings, training and conferences as needed
  • Helps document and prepare training, meeting, workshop reports for project activities
  • Maintain hard copy and electronic versions of a project archive, including all reports, personnel files, consultant documents, travel files, procurement files, files of project deliverables, minutes of meetings, and project reports.
  • Manage and document correspondences between project offices, the home office, the client, other partners, and stakeholders.
  • Oversee the proper reporting of labor time and ensure the timely submission of electronic and paper timesheets, and the timely completion and submission of Labor Adjustment Forms, when needed.
  • Manages local procurements for office supplies and other requirements.
  • Assists with making logistical arrangements for project events, training, conferences and field activities.
  • Make logistical arrangements for project staff traveling outside their region or for international visitors.

Skills Prerequisites:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Business, or other relevant fields
  • Minimum two years of relevant professional experience in project administration, program management, and office administration
  • Strong organizational and computer proficiency skills
  • Experience with donor-funded international health programs in Nepal highly desirable, USAID experience preferable
  • Advanced written/oral skills in English
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other data processing and graphical presentation software.




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