Coverage and Quality Team Leader


Options is a leading global health consultancy established in 1992 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We manage health programmes that ensure vulnerable women and children can access the high quality health services they need. We work with partners to co-create and implement locally informed solutions to complex health problems. This includes governments, development partners, NGOs, civil…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 5-9 years
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : May 20, 2022

Job Description

The Coverage and Quality Team Leader will provide technical assistance under the Coverage and Quality Thematic Area. The key purpose of the Thematic Area is to ensure sustainable quality assurance and improvement processes are institutionalised at all levels with increased access to quality Basic Health Care Services (BHCS) and Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC), particularly among the poor and disadvantaged (and in remote areas).

The purpose of this post is to provide effective technical inputs to the MoHP/DoHS to enable the delivery against the objectives of NHSSP 3. The postholder will also support the development of the framework by providing technical support at sub-national levels and oversee its technical delivery to ensure C&Q thematic priorities are met.

They will provide robust technical leadership for the team, support capacity enhancement to the MoHP and DoHS, and relevant sub-national government bodies as needed, to improve equitable access and the quality of health services.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Medical/ Nursing with Public Health Degree
  • Significant and proven of experience in development and implementation of programmes within the health sector, and strengthening government health system, preferably in Nepal
  • Knowledge of international best practice on SMNH, FP/SRH, Quality of Care and Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance approaches
  • Knowledge of monitoring/critical analysis of health system performance focusing on SMNH, FP/SRH
  • Knowledge of the issues affecting women’s health and access to service in Nepal
  • Good experience on communicating evidence effectively to better inform SMNH and FP/SRH planning, decision making, advocacy and accountability within government
  • Knowledge and experience of working closely with supporting / implementing health programmes with measurable outcomes (preferably large scale TA programmes)
  • Deep understanding of the operations of the Govt of Nepal, MoHP, and familiarity with all spheres of government.
  • Proven experience in strategic planning, budgeting and programme control
  • Excellent record of people management and management of teams,
  • Strong leadership skills, self starter, able to work independently or as part of a team, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, planning and organising, decision making, communications skills, influencing and leading, negotiation

For more information, please refer to the job description

Other information

  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
  • Overseas candidates require a valid Nepal work permit

How to Apply

  • To apply, please fill in the form here
  • Please enclose a cover letter describing your experience and how it is relevant to the job description
  • Closing date for applications is: 3rd June 2022
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate)
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application at your earliest opportunity