USAID NEPAL published a job vacancy notice for given posts. USAID- FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified candidates for the position of Project Management Specialist (Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH] Team Lead) in the Health Office, under a Foreign Service National (FSN) Personal Services Contract (PSC) subject to availability of funds.
OPEN TO: All interested and qualified candidates
POSITION: Project Management Specialist (Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Team Lead) FSNPSC -12
OPENING DATE: May 19, 2021
CLOSING DATE: June 02, 2021 – 5:00 P.M. Kathmandu time
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The jobholder serves as the team’s senior advisor on maternal, newborn, and child health issues and provides leadership in identifying opportunities for USG engagement in MNCH programming in the Nepal. The jobholder will have broad experience working with national stakeholders including government, professional associations, and civil society organizations. This senior position ensures that the Mission has the necessary strategic, technical, and management expertise to handle and successfully implement MNCH programs and activities in the Health Office portfolio. The jobholder serves as the in-house subject matter expert on MNCH and the Mission’s senior representative in policy, strategic and technical engagements with the interagency, Government of Nepal, international and bilateral organizations, and donor agencies to address technical issues and coordinate efforts in implementation of MNCH activities.
a. Education: Master’s degree or local equivalent from an accredited program in Public Health, International Development, Health, Social or Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology, Biology, Infectious Disease, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, or Nutrition.
b. Experience: A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in MNCH. Prior experience working with or for bilateral or multilateral donors/stakeholders such as the World Bank, the Global Fund, UN agencies, or national-level public or private sector projects and ensuring compliance with U.S. Government rules and regulations is required.
c. Post Entry Training: On-the-job training will be provided relating to USG-specific procedures, regulations, and methods. Formal AOR/AOR training is required for successful performance in the position and will be provided. Appropriate training courses will be offered, subject to course offerings and the availability of funds.
d. Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) in English and Nepali Language is required.
e. Knowledge: Expert-level knowledge and understanding of MNCH approaches and interventions. Demonstrated senior-level knowledge of the overall health sector context as well as the key aspects of USG foreign assistance to the country. Working knowledge of USG and USAID’s strategic direction, its chief accomplishments and its challenges.
f. Skills and Abilities: The jobholder must possess strong technical and analytical skills in MNCH. The jobholder must possess strong skills in communication, advocacy and networking. S/he must have strong conceptual and analytical skills to be able to quickly grasp and translate new concepts into operational plans and results. This position requires an outstanding ability to exercise flexibility to be able to accept and react to evolving planning and implementation contexts. The jobholder must demonstrate excellent computer skills including skills with Microsoft Office, web-based databases, and electronic filing. S/he exercises individual judgement in his/her roles.
S/he takes initiative and offers leadership in reviewing the progress of programs and projects under his/her personal and team’s responsibility, including performance reports, pipeline management, program implementation reviews, as well as fulfilling other USAID and USG reporting requirements. S/he demonstrates timely decisionmaking ability and extensive judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, using diplomacy and tact.
A detailed job description for the position can be obtained by visiting USAID/Nepal’s website at http://www.usaid.gov/nepal/careers or by requesting USAID/Nepal’s Human Resources Office (USAIDNepalHR@usaid.gov).
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume – not to exceed 3 pages – and any other documentation that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed in the full job description. Please provide names of three references and their contact numbers and email addresses as well. Please send your application to the attention of USAID/Nepal Human Resources Office, U.S. Embassy Maharajgunj, G.P.O. Box. 295, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Applications may be sent electronically to: USAIDNepalHR@usaid.gov
Only short listed applicants will be contacted to participate in the hiring process.
USAID/Nepal is an equal opportunity employer committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali society. We believe that social inclusion and diversity contribute to excellence. Applicants from disadvantaged castes, under-represented ethnic groups, and women are especially encouraged to apply.
The jobholder has an understanding of global health issues, as well as the entire USAID/USG health portfolio, and serves as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR) or Activity Manager for selected programs/projects/activities. As an AOR/COR, the jobholder monitors program performance and progress, identifies implementation achievements as well as problems in performance, and initiates appropriate actions in consultation with other Health Office staff, and/or the Deputy and Office Director, as appropriate. The MNCH Team Lead is a key member of the Health Office. The jobholder reports to the Health Office Director or her/his designee, and has supervisory responsibility for up to five team members, including AORs/CORs, and provides mentoring and coaching to the entire Office in the area of maternal, newborn, and child health.