National Professional Officer (Sexual Reprod. Health Rights) – (1902706)
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: Initially for one year and may be extended one year or more subject to availability of funds.
Job Posting : Jul 16, 2019, 11:01:18 AM
Closing Date : Aug 5, 2019, 9:59:00 PM
Primary Location : Nepal-Kathmandu
Organization : SE_NEP WR Office, Nepal
Schedule : Full-time
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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The objective of the WHO Nepal Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by (1) supporting the Nepal Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and by (2) developing and managing WHO’s technical cooperation programs at the country level. In current federalized context there is a need for WHO to respond and support government structures at national and sub-national levels to improve equity and quality of health services, reorganization and management of health care delivery, human resources, information and monitoring, supply chain management etc. Such interventions are required to make progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the targets in WHO’s 13th GPW, including universal health coverage (UHC) and provision of basic health services package (BHSP). The framework of GPW 13 builds on the existing expertise and long-standing work on SRHR at WHO, to support country to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services and reproductive rights. The comprehensive package of this SRHR project is designed to support MoHP in strengthening family planning, safe abortion, post-abortion family planning, management of the consequences of abortion and provision of access to safe abortion as per national law, addressing stigma and discrimination, information, education and counselling on sex, relationships and reproductive health. One of the main objectives of this project is to enhance in-country capacity to deliver equitable and good quality SRHR services by competent human resources and necessary SRH equipment and drugs.Specifically, as the state moves towards a more federalized set-up, WHO will support the country to establish and improve health system structure with the new devolved structures at three levels of governance. Along with the strong HSS team, special support is needed in SRHR project implementation to support DoHS and MoHP in achieving SDG targets related to SRHR.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of Technical Officer, SRHR and overall guidance of the Public Health Administrator and WHO Representative to Nepal, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
- Developing the monthly micro plans within the broader framework of the project;
- Ensuring timely Implementation of the planned activities;
- Monitoring to ensure that the activities are implemented as planned;
- Reporting, documenting and knowledge management including development of monthly/yearly plan of operation, annual budget, semi-annual and annual progress report as per the project requirements;
- Compiling the necessary information related to SRHR;
2. Assist and collaborate with Ministry of Health and Population and other stakeholders for effective service delivery as outlined in the project proposal and meeting standards within time-line by:
- Coordinating with Medical, midwifery and Nursing Colleges, Medical and Nursing Councils to implement the activities to meet the objectives as outlined in the SRHR proposal;
- Providing technical support to assess the capacity of medical colleges, nursing and Midwifery colleges to perform as training and service sites as per the national standards for abortion and, family planning services;
- Capacity building of the identified Medical Colleges into the training site for abortion and family planning services;
- Supporting MoHP to incorporate Abortion, Family Planning and Post Abortion Care in the pre-service education of the health workforce in the country;
- Coordinating and networking with relevant stakeholders for smooth implementation of the project at province and federal level as per the need of the project;
- Assisting the team in collaborating with partners and stakeholders including UN Organizations, other multi and bi-lateral organizations, civil society and professional associations that are involved in improving access to quality abortion and family planning services;
- Coordinating with the partners, training sites and Family Welfare Division in forecasting and procurement of quality drugs, equipment and commodities for the services planned in SRHR project;
- Coordinating with other units in WCO to deliver integrated services as one WHO;
- Undertake any other tasks/duties as may be assigned by the supervisors.
Essential: University degree in Medicine with advanced training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Essential: At least 2 years of experience in promoting health through the life course with focus on safe abortion and family planning services
Demonstrated competency in Reproductive health programs Knowledge of national protocols and standards in Reproductive, Maternal and adolescent health. Knowledge on standard training modalities in Abortion and family planning area. Knowledge on communication and advocacy related strategies and standards in SRHR. Demonstrated experience in inter-sectoral collaboration and ability to work with other agencies and development partners. Technical expertise and overall positive attitude towards work are also required as mandatory competencies
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
- Moving forward in a changing environment
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Nepalese.
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NPR 2,870,937 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
- This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test may be used as a form of screening.
- In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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- This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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