Program Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Pokhara
  • Applications have closed

Website Save The Children

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Program Coordinator

The Opportunity
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We reached approximately two million populations and invests over 40 million US dollars annually to reach more children than ever before, through programs in Health, Nutrition, Education, Protection and Child Rights and Governance, Livelihood, HIV and AIDS, and Humanitarian crises.

The Program Coordinator – TB functions as a key technical member of the TB program in program planning, implementation and monitoring of all TB related activities in the province; She/he will be responsible for technical oversight and backstopping TB programs and training activities to the relevant service delivery points in the province. The Program Coordinator – TB will work closely with the NTTC, Save the Children, SR, provincial government and local government in the respective province.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Support Save the Children (SCI) and National Tuberculosis Center (NTC) in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of National TB Program (NTP) activities in respective province.
  • Supervise, coach and mentor sub recipients (SR) of TB program for proper implementation of TB program activities and provide support in any approval needed to accomplish the activities
  • Support SR in planning and ensure for the time submission of monthly programmatic and financial reports to Save the Children.
  • Conduct regular site visit of SR to identify challenges and co-create action plan to speed implementation of activities;
  • Ensure the project funds are timely disbursed to the SRs in accordance with the project document and project work plans/budget.
  • Monitor the grant absorption rate, monthly tracking and review of expenditures of TB programme in respective province.
  • Review all periodic programmatic reports submitted by relevant SRs and provide feedback if required before submitting it to Save the Children/NTC.
  • Oversight of quality of NTP services/DOTS implementation including SR activities at local level and below, through supervisory visits;
  • In consultation with the Regional Manager and Project Manager-Global Fund, responsible to advocate and advise current policies and strategies of NTP to SR, provincial authorities and local level authorities;
  • Guide, coordinate, facilitate and monitor implementation of planned activities at province and local level
  • Responsible to collect monthly, quarterly and yearly programme and financial reports from the field offices (province/Divisional health offices/local authorities) and submit to NTC within the given timeframe;
  • Support province authorities in developing plans and reports for expansion, strengthening and monitoring of TB activities within the province;
  • Responsible for monitoring activities through collection and analysis of data from province and local leveland compilation of monthly, trimester and annual reports;
  • Review field visit reports to ensure recommendations of last field visit reports are addressed in the next field visit
  • Identify, prepare and disseminate the best practices and approaches to Centre and other province for their wider replication and use
  • Facilitate provincial planning and reporting meetings, quarterly DOTS workshops and palikas level meetings in co-operation with provincial authorities;
  • Support M&E team for audit of data quality of NTP service at health facilities,Palika and province and reported through the DHIS 2 to the NTC;
  • In collaboration with the Training Officer and liaising with NTP, identify training needs of health workers delivering the NTP/DOTS and DOTS plus;
  • Undertake site assessments for planned new DOTS plus sites;
  • Organise trimester reporting and planning workshops on implementation of the NTP/DOTS with the Regional Health Services Directorate and regional partner NGOs/INGOs (SRs);In coordination with prevalence survey (PS) team, ensure all the activities of PS are operated smoothly at provincial and palikas level;
  • Support to DR TB referral centres to accomplish the targeted activities timely.
  • Ensure coordination between SR and existing government system ie. Palika level
  • Participate in national and international professional development relevant to TB program management.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in public health
  • 3 years of working experience in Public Health program management

Desirable Attributes

  • Prior experiences in TB program
  • Leadership and communication skills
  • Action oriented individual with good planning skills

Skills

  • Computer experience with MS Word, MS excel and PowerPoint,
  • Excellent spoken and written skill in English and Nepali language
  • Report writing skills
  • Knowledge of M&E system of the Global Fund.
  • Knowledge of HMIS and recording and reporting system of NTP.

Ability to travel in the field

Required No.(s): 1(Nepali Citizens only)

Contract length: Fixed Term

Location: Based in Pokhara Gandaki Province

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Location: Pokhara
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Dec 19, 2021
Website: https://www.savethechildren.net/

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