World Health Organization
The objective of the WHO Nepal Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Nepal Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO's technical cooperation programmes at the country level. WHO provides guidance and technical support in organizing the humanitarian health response and in revitalizing…
Grade: Level 8
Contractual Arrangement: Special Service Agreement
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Till 31 Dec 2022
Primary Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Schedule: Full time
Nepal has been enrolled into the WHO Special Initiative for Mental Health (SIMH) in 2021. The Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) has endorsed a multi-year logical framework to effectively implement the WHO Special Initiative of Mental Health in Nepal. The workplan is focused to strengthen health systems and services to leverage the implementation of the National Mental Health Strategy and Action Plan 2020 substantially. The WHO Country Office will support the MOHP in implementing the SIMH in 14 districts in 2022 and will be expanded to other geographical locations in the subsequent years.
To effectively implement the work plan of the WHO Special Initiative for Mental Health in Nepal and to strengthen the WHO technical assistance in building mental health systems and services in the federal context to enable the county to meet the targets of SDGs and UHC.
Summary of assigned duties
Functional Knowledge and Skills
Modality of Working
Essential: University Degree in Medicine or Nursing or public health with additional evidence of academic courses on mental health services
Desirable: Advanced university degree in Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychiatry Nursing, Community Medicine, or public health is desirable.
Essential: At least of four-year experience with proven track record of community-based service design, delivery and management for mental disorders
Desirable: Prior experience on teaching, research related to mental health disorders and project management of community-based mental health services
Other Skills (eg IT)
• Work is performed in normal working environment.
• Proficiency in the development of Gannt Chart, modern office software packages such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.) and standard office equipment.
Use of Language Skills: Essential: Expert knowledge of English and Nepali
Monthly Salary: (Net of tax) NPR 196102 (Level 8) at single rate (taxable as per Nepal Government laws and appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA)