Senior Health Programme Officer- Nepal Red Cross Society
The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) supports people in crisis. It is part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts and natural disaster. We enable people and communities to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their communities. When the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their livelihoods.
The SRC has opened its Country Coordination Office in Kathmandu, Nepal and it has been supporting the host national society, Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) with projects in the sector of Humanitarian Aid, Reconstruction/Rehabilitation and Cooperation and Development projects. The aim of the SRC Country Coordination Office is to provide technical support to it partner in the areas of Organizational Development and Capacity Building, Project Cycle Management and monitoring and evaluation of projects funded through SRC. SRC has a long-lasting and well-established partnership with NRCS.
Purpose of the Job
The Program Officer is based in the SRC Country Coordination Office in Kathmandu. She/he spends up to 50% of the time in the field. The purpose of the mission is to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability dimensions of the ongoing health projects in Nepal. The Program Officer strengthens the implementation teams’ management and technical capacities in order to enhance the quality of programmatic interventions that ensure attainment of agreed project results and outcomes. Furthermore, the Program Officer is responsible for lobbying/liaising with relevant state and non-state actors in order to obtain strategic support necessary for the pursuit of programmatic goals. The Program Officer actively supports the Country Coordinator in reinforcing SRC’s profile in the country. In case of absence of the Country Coordinator, the Program Officer substitutes him and acts on his behalf.
Role and Responsibilities
Management & Technical Support
- Support the partner in implementing projects in accordance to approved project documents and ensure that the partner complies with institutional policies and procedures.
- Support the partner in monitoring budget spending and guide the partner in analysing budget variances on a monthly basis and enable to act upon findings.
- Support the partner in developing and strengthening engagement strategies with local government authorities on health care management, including planning and budgeting; and to explore potential opportunities for partnerships and collaboration.
- Support project staff, volunteers and stakeholders in the implementation of the cross cutting elements such as Red Cross Principles, Gender Equity and Social Inclusion, Good Governance as well as good practice in the health sector.
- Work alongside NRCS Health Department, as well as related district chapters, authorities and stakeholders in promoting and engaging NRCS with multiple stakeholders and assist to position NRCS as a relevant Government partner in the Ministry of Health.
- Develop terms of reference and commission external support for projects, partners and the Country Coordination Office.
- Undertake research and documentation to further enhance programmatic quality and visibility.
- Inform the line manager about developments, policy updates, challenges and issues in the health sector.
Capacity Building and Mentoring
- Design and facilitate capacity building, training and mentoring of partners on a variety of priority themes including governance, health care management, advocacy and how to develop opportunities for partnerships and collaboration.
- Strengthen the capacity of District Chapters and stakeholders through regular field visits, support and feedback.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
- Ensure that transparent monitoring tools are in place for data collection; to track the status of logframe indicators and to feed results into programme activities.
- Produce timely narrative reports according to defined templates.
- Ensure regular monitoring sustainability elements of the health projects to ensure effective exit of the project.
- Contribute to the development of case studies, gap analysis and best practices.
- Support NRCS to disseminate and to apply learning emerging from government engagement and social accountability with the RC/RC Movement and the heath care sector.
- Liaise and exchange with international and non-governmental organizations working in the area of health with a thematic focus similar to the projects supported by SRC.
Duty Station: SRC Country Coordination Office in Kathmandu, Nepal with up to 50% time spent in the field.
At least master’s degree in public health or relevant discipline such as – registered nursing, health care management, global health management, etc.Education requirements