Health System Strengthening Officer (HSSO)

Nepal Health Sector Support Programme

NHSSP is a technical assistance programme to the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), funded with UKaid. The programme is a technical component of the UK’s support to the MoHP under the Nepal Health Sector Programme-3. It is designed to support the goals of Nepal Health Sector Strategy (2015/16-2020/21) and contribute to the MoHP’s efforts to provide…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Madhesh Pradesh
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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 : 3+ years
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    Job Category Health Care | Public Health
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Jun 23, 2022

Job Description

The position of the HSSO is purposed to strengthen health systems at the local governments, particularly for improving the delivery of quality health services in the designated palikas. At the sub-national level, Nepal Health Sector Support Programme’s (NHSSP) main objectives are to strengthen the organisational capacities for managing the health services, formulation of evidence based Annual Plan and Budget (AWPB) and delivering on the national and local health priorities as per respective governments’ AWPBs, particularly ensuring that quality health service delivered with LNOB goals are met. A related and important goal for NHSSP at the palika level is to also document and share the lessons from the support provided to local health systems.

The HSSO will be responsible for;

  • HSSO will be responsible to provide the overall technical support to the local health office and relevant palika officials, in the designated palika.
  • The HSSO, in consultation and close coordination with the NHSSP team based at the provincial level, will work to support the local level to align relevant health policies, strategies, frameworks, and programmes with those provided by the Federal Ministry of Health and Population (FMOHP) / Provincial Ministry of Health and Population (PMOHP) / Ministry of Social Development (MOSD) and other concerned government entities overseeing the health sector programmes.
  • Provide support to the local health office and relevant palika officials to effectively implement and monitor these various policies / strategies / frameworks / programmes.

Benefits

As per NHSSP terms and conditions.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Masters degree in public health, nursing, or a relevant social science subject or a Bachelor’s degree in public health, nursing or relevant social sciences subject with substantial experiences.
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in relevant field.
  • Previous work experience at subnational level.
  • Good knowledge of MNH and SRH / FP issues, in any of the NHSSP thematic areas.
  • Familiarity with the planning and budgeting process in the health sector.
  • Excellent knowledge on health system approach and its interaction with different building blocks in federalised context.
  • Good understanding of the operations of the Government of Nepal (GoN), MOHP and familiarity with all spheres of GoN.
  • Familiarity with major programme components in the health sector and ongoing reform process.
  • Excellent writing skills in English & Nepali; self-starter who is able to work independently or as part of a team; critical thinking and problem-solving skills; excellent planning and organising skills; strong internal and external communication & facilitation skills.
  • Willingness to travel across districts and local levels as per the requirement of job responsibility.

How to Apply

  • To apply, please click the link here.
  • Closing date for applications is: 05 July 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).