Junior Technical Advisor

GIZ Nepal

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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 : Junior Level
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    Job Experience : 2 + Years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Nov 26, 2021

Job Description

Pogramme: Support to the Health Sector Strategy (S2HSS)
Position: Junior Technical Advisor – Healthcare Waste Management
Duty Station: Kathmandu with frequent travel to hospital sites
Duration: January – June 2022 with possibility of an extension

The position holder shall work under S2HSS’s output “Sub-National Health Management” and in close cooperation with its partner organizations.

Responsibilities:

1. Coordinate and manage the implementation of healthcare waste management related project activities in thematic area “Sub-National Health Management” at federal level as well as sub national level hospitals and healthcare facilities

  • Assist in providing technical advisory support to 13 hospitals in managing healthcare waste management activities
  • Coordinate the HCWM committee and focal person for implementation of HCWM standards and operating procedures
  • Coordinate with chief of respective hospitals for developing plan of action for HCWM and hospital laundry
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to the 13 partner hospitals
  • Facilitate the peer learning events among hospitals, municipalities and provincial governments in coordination with other GIZ projects and partners like WHO, UNDP, UNICEF
  • Assist in providing technical advice to MoHP and provincial governments on HCWM and operation and maintenance of related equipment

2. Coordinate with national consultants and NGOs for operation and maintenance of the HCWM treatment centre and hospital laundry at selected hospitals

  • Support to develop operation and maintenance plan of 13 hospitals related to HCWM treatment centre and hospital laundry
  • Support to monitor the functionality of autoclaves, washing machines and other equipment and provide necessary technical advice for its maintenance
  • Support to monitor the healthcare waste generation and its recording and reporting system at each hospital

3. Monitor activities funded by GIZ and implemented by national consultant and NGOs to strengthen capacity building measures related to HCWM at selected hospitals

  • Coordinate on capacity building of HCWM focal persons, autoclave operators, washing machine operators and waste workers for:
  1. Installation of functional Healthcare Waste Treatment Centre and Hospital Laundry system
  2. Promote the environment friendly HCWM practice and information management system
  3. Follow up with partner hospitals on compliance with relevant national standards, SOPs and protocols

4. Support reporting and knowledge management related to HCWM activities. 

  • Assist Senior Technical Advisor in programme’s knowledge management and documentation of learning and innovations
  • Report monthly progress and status of work through the results-based monitoring [RBM] framework

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Bio-Medical Engineering or similar fields
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience in a similar position, knowledge on health care waste management at hospitals/ healthcare facilities
  • Experience in maintenance of bio-medical equipment relevant to waste management and infection control at hospital level compliant with Government of Nepal standards
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing diverse stakeholders and promoting consensus
  • Preferably experience working with hospitals and government partners
  • Very good working knowledge of IT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal & management skills and excellent team player, networking with the ability of advocacy and negotiation
  • Coordination with partner organisations, willing to travel extensively to hospital sites to support partners
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Nepali(both written and verbal)

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to send a completed application including CV and two referees to the email address s2hss@giz.de no later than by 10.12.2021. Only applications sent by email will be accepted. Please write in the subject line while applying by position: for “Ref. Nr. 21007 Junior Technical Advisor – HCWM”.

Only short-listed candidates will be called for written test and interview. No telephone inquiries will be entertained. The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

The salary and social benefits will correspond to the GIZ rule applicable to national staff. Especially women and candidates from minority groups are highly encouraged to apply.