FAIRMED is a Swiss development organization dedicated to work with its motto “Health for the Poorest”. The organization plays an important role in providing health care access to the marginalized communities and individuals who are prone to diseases, disability, and poverty. The core focus/theme of FAIRMED’s work in Nepal is Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and Maternal and Neonatal Health (MNH), while it interweaves GESI and Disability Inclusive Development (DID) as cross cutting themes into its programs to strengthen the health system and increase the uptake of public health services. FAIRMED has completed implementing the two phases of Rural Health Improvement Project (RHIP) from 2018 until the end of 2021 in six Municipalities of Baglung, Gandaki Province. FAIRMED would now like to expand its work coverage and scale up its learnings and good practices from the current six working municipalities of the project to the remaining municipalities of Baglung and the adjoining district of Rukum East where the geographical and social situation are similar. The project applies the approach of “leaving no one behind” and plans to strengthen integrated health service and improve health service utilization in the targeted Municipalities.
Position: Project Team Lead (Based in Project Field Office of Baglung)
DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION / REQUIREMENTS:
We are seeking a public health expert who is competent and interested to work in community health management in rural areas. The candidate should have prior experience of leading/managing community-based health programs with demonstrated skills in system strengthening, team mobilization, advocacy, and resource mobilization. Major responsibility includes ensuring overall management of the project implementation, supervision, and guidance to the project team by maintaining proper coordination and collaboration with the municipal governments. The position is also responsible to ensure documentation and sharing of progress updates and reporting, building team’s capacity, strengthening partnership with PNGOs, and networking with various levels of the governments and other like-minded organizations.
Required Qualifications and Experience: Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, or other relevant disciplines (with hands-on experience of working in health sector). At least 7 years of experience in health program management, that include planning and execution, monitoring and reporting, collaboration, and advocacy with government and other development organizations. Specific job requirements are listed below:
- Excellent understanding of Nepal’s health system in the federal context, and community health issues particularly on current gaps in health equity.
- Technical knowledge on Maternal and Neonatal Health, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), and Disability Inclusive Development (DID) will be advantageous.
- Interest and prior experience in gender equity, identifying gap areas and planning for appropriate actions for the improvement of health condition/status of the marginalized and difficult to reach population.
- A good track record of collaboration and advocacy for resource mobilization and synergy building
Other Skills and Competencies
- Ability to think analytically and critically; able to translate ideas and insights into action.
- Ability to work together with government and other partners to align the interventions and implement the action plans.
- Ability to monitor activities and budget expenditure, analysis of progress, challenges, and gaps, and take immediate actions
- Excellent interpersonal communication, facilitation, negotiation, and networking skills
- Experience of strengthening partnership and advocacy at municipal and provincial levels.
- Team building and ability to work under pressure.
- Excellent in both English and Nepali languages with skills in documentation, report writing, publication, dissemination, and advocacy.
- Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Application Submission: Interested Nepalese candidates are requested to fill up the google form in the link below:
Deadline for Application Submission: February 8, 2022 before 5:00 PM
Females, local candidates from Baglung and Rukum East, candidates from marginalised communities are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone inquiries will not be entertained.
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