Community Health Officers & Development Associates (97) – USAID-Health for Life Project (July 28, 2017)

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USAID-Health for Life is a project financed by USAID and working primarily in coordination with the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Health (MoH). The primary goal of Health for Life Project is to strengthen the Government of Nepal’s capacity to plan, manage and deliver high-quality and equitable family planning, maternal, newborn and child health services. Health for Life Project activities directly address key health system constraints in the following areas: local health systems governance, data for decision making and evidence-based policy development, technical assistance support in the area of capacity building of health volunteers and workers, quality improvement systems, and knowledge and behavior change.


Rolling Plans invites applications for the following job positions that will be based in clusters of Health for Life’s Districts in the Mid-Western and Western Regions and Earthquake-affected municipalities of Nepal.                                     


1. Community Health Officer (CHO)
Vacancy Code: CHO-H4L-0117
Job Description and Responsibilities:

  • Work with H4L district team to review status of QI assessment in health facilities (i.e. completeness and timeliness of the QI assessment, inclusion of VHSAR and other efforts to address gaps).
  • Coordinate with cluster HFs, H4L district team particularly QI Officers and make plan for HF visits to complete QI cycle (assessment, gap analysis, planning and implementation).
  • Review status of completion/implementation of action plans of HFs and support HF QI team to complete it through coordination with QI officers, HFOMC and other stakeholders and make necessary logistical arrangements (prior visit) as needed.
  • Provide orientation to newly recruited or transferred staff or HF QI team on revised QI guideline and HF QI process (assessment, gap analysis including identification of root cause, action planning and implementation).
  • Assist and provide guidance to HF QI Team and service providers to assess quality of services using QI tools including infection prevention and health care waste management.
  • Provide onsite coaching to service providers in particular clinical areas based on identified gaps if CHO has adequate competency in that particular technical area.
  • Support HF QI Team (particularly HFOMC member) to carry out client exit interviews and link QI related finding of Social Audit Follow up in QI process in HF (QI system implemented) – review and document process.
  • Support HF QI team for follow up QI assessment (Four monthly)to document achievement/progress made and identify additional QI issues and prepare action plan to address those gaps.
  • Work with H4L district team particularly to conduct joint visit with D(P)Hos/DQAWC staff for QI activities and also as external assessment (verification).
  • Facilitate preparation and implementation of evidence-based annual health plan to fill quality gaps.
  • Support to HF QI team and service providers to prepare QI report, maintain QI data (based on QIMIS) and send to D(P)HO/DQAWC.
  • Minimum Qualification and Experience:
    • Masters or Bachelor’s degree in Public Health / Bachelor’s degree in Nursing along with Staff Nurse or Health Assistant or AHW or ANM (Clinical subject background)
    • One year of field experience with rural and remote communities
    • Demonstrated experience in the implementation of community based health programs
    • Experience in implementing Quality Improvement (QI) activities using QI tools will be highly preferred
    • Good understanding of use of technical aspects of FP/MNCH that are being provided in HFs; Trained in IMNCI, CoFP/C will be highly preferred
    • Demonstrated success in providing hands-on capacity building and technical assistance to health care providers will be preferred
    • Good coordination and facilitation skills working with HFOMC, Health Facility Staff, VDC and local communities
    • Good analytical/problem solving skills
    • Good oral and written communication skills in Nepali and EnglishJob Location:
    • Any cluster of core region and EQ region.
    Kantipur (21 July 2017)


    2. Development Associates (DA)
    Vacancy Code: DA-H4L-0717
    The primary function of a Development Associate is to implement H4L’s health recovery and health systems strengthening technical assistance program in earthquake-affected VDCs working under the supervision of the District Program Coordinator, in coordination with the VDC Executive Committee, health facility staff, Health Facility Operations and Management Committee (HFOMC), and other stakeholders in the VDC/Municipality.
    Responsibilities:

    • Together with VDC/Executive Committee, HFOMC and health facility staff prepares Village Health Situation Analysis Report (VHSAR)
    • Coordinates/collaborates with local partners at VDC/Municipality level
    • Forms/reforms HFOMC according to guidelines and in consultation with D (P) HO and H4L District Program Coordinator
    • Assists HFOMC in setting agenda, conducting meetings and documenting decisions
    • Provides necessary technical assistance and support to VDC, HFOMC and health facility to develop VDC/Municipality health recovery plan and approval from VDC/Municipal Councils
    • Supports HFOMC in implementation of VDC/Municipal health recovery plan focusing on reducing disparities of access to and use of health services
    • Conducts basic and revitalization trainings/orientations to HFOMC and continuously monitors functionality and performance of HFOMC using set criteria
    • Provides necessary technical assistance and support to HFOMC and health facility for preparing Periodic/Annual VDC health plans using information from readiness assessment and VHSAR
    • Supports HFOMC and health facility staff on systems strengthening of family planning, reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition (FP/RH/MNCHN) activities
    • Supports H4L implemented assessments and studies
    • Provides technical assistance to FCHVs to regularize/strengthen health mothers’ groups in the VDC
    • Supports health facility staff in improving recording, reporting, analysis and use of HMIS, and other relevant data for effective program planning and management
    • Supports HFOMC and health facility staff for analyzing service data from GESI perspective and ensures interventions are implemented to address disparity in service utilization
    • Supports the implementation and dissemination of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) sensitive programs, activities, messages, and materials in the VDC for H4L supported activities
    • Builds the capacity of health workers and FCHVs in the VDC to address missed opportunities during service delivery
    • Works closely with H4L team to use technology (mobile- and tablet-based outreach, text messaging, self-generated reminders, etc.) for selected activities in VDC
    • Works collaboratively with the VDC-level H4L Community Health Assistant to improve quality of care and service delivery
    • Prepares periodic VDC Program Reports and submits to the District Program Coordinator
    • Carries out other activities as assigned by the supervisor



    Minimum Qualification and Experience:

    • Proficiency Certificate-Level education and CMA/AHW/ANM or Certificate in general medicine or nursing, and 1-year work experience in the GON/or health system in Nepal Or Proficiency Certificate-Level education and having 3 years of Health related experiences
    • Demonstrated skills and experience working with rural communities, coordinating and collaborating with local groups
    • Very good facilitation/communication skills working with VDC, HFOMC, health workers and local communities
    • Very good analytical/problem solving skills
    • Willing to stay at VDC level with minimum supervision and ready to travel within the VDC in remote areas

    Deliverables
    The subcontractor shall be responsible for following deliverables:

    • Monthly Invoice
    • Financial Report with Budget Variance Analysis
    • Updated Staff Tracker with hiring dates, resignation dates, replacement dates, etc
    • Timesheet Tracker with updated local staff timesheets duly approved by District Program Coordinator
    • Approved personal leave records
    • Quarterly progress report by District

    To Apply: Please visit www.rollingplans.com.np/health for further details including job descriptions/TOR and click ‘Apply Now’ icon to apply for above job positions. The applicants are required to upload their complete C.V. and supporting documents as required.
    The application needs to be received latest by 17:00 Hrs, July 28, 2017 (13th Shrawan, 2074) in the address given below. 

    Rolling Plans Pvt. Ltd.
    Bijulibazar-10, Kathmandu
    Email: health@rollingplans.com.np
    Phone No.: 01-4784183 | 4785215



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