Surveillance Medical Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
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Website Save the Children


Surveillance Medical Coordinator

LOCATION: Janakpur and Nepalgunj


Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and future we share. Save the Children expects that anyone associated with it abides by its Safeguarding and other Zero Tolerance Policies.

Surveillance Medical Coordinator will be responsible for implementation of malaria program at regional level and ensure all the surveillance activities are going smoothly throughout the country. The position holder will be responsible for active case finding surveillance, fever survey, mass blood survey and screening of sub microscopic cases at regional level as well as across the region as per necessary. The position holder will also support national Malaria program in different surveys, development of malaria treatment protocol, therapeutic efficacy study and other malaria elimination activities at regional level.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Reports to: Senior Project Coordinator- HIV

Staff reporting to this post: None

Budget Responsibilities: As per Scheme of Delegation


  • Provide trainings, technical and logistic assistance to government counterparts as needed to promote malaria elimination activities within designated area, in accordance with guidelines and procedures provided by Save the Children and the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Health and Population, Department of
  • Health Services (DOHS), Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) at regional and across the region whereas necessary.
  • Coordinate with EDCD and Health Officers/Health coordinators of Palikas for effective and efficient implementation of Malaria control activities.
  • Manage day to day implementation of Global Fund malaria activities in close coordination with Save the Children and Nepal government staffs.
  • Support in capacity building of Vector Control Inspector/officer (VCO/I), Lab assistants and lab technicians in diagnosis and management of malaria vector and parasites.
  • Supervise and monitor the diagnosis and management procedure of malaria by private health service providers.
  • Build strategic partnership and maintain effective communication with stakeholders at regional level.
  • Conduct case based surveillance of confirmed malaria cases.
  • Plan, organize and conduct orientations/meetings with government officials, professional organizations, health staff, health volunteers, local leaders, medical colleges, non- government organizations and others to promote understanding of, support for, participation in, and effective implementation of activities related to malaria surveillance.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with District Health Officer/Public Health Officer and the Regional Health Director in designated areas, as well as with other individuals and organizations related to malaria elimination initiative.
  • Works on the improvement of the national malaria information system, in cooperation with the national health information system (HIS);
  • Implement a Public-Private Mix (PPM) for malaria control service delivery.
  • Collaborate with relevant programmes to strengthen the supply and management of antimalarial medicines and related commodities, including drug quality monitoring and combating counterfeit medicines.
  • Involve other stakeholders such as INGO and NGO in the Malaria response.

Any other duties as assigned by line manager/Team Leader

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
willing to take disciplined risks.


honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


Master’s degree (with 3 years of experience) OR Bachelor’s degree (with 5 years of experience) in medicine


  • At least 3 years (with Masters degree) OR 5 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team, particularly with government sectors and partners
  • Fluency in Nepali and English.
  • Proven ability in transferring skills, particularly working with government and nongovernment colleagues
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication and presentation skill

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Safeguarding obligation:

The position holder is responsible to ensure that their conduct is in line with the SCI’s Code of Conduct and key safeguarding policies and ensure that we keep children and adult, at risk, and communities safe from abuse, exploitation, harassment, and risk of harm in and through our work. The position holder must raise any concerns they may have about potential breach of Code of Conduct or key safeguarding policies; or the way we operate as an organization through appropriate safeguarding channels.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


Job Identification: 7653
Job Category: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
Apply Before: 07/11/2024, 11:59 PM
Locations: AO – CO Prog (Kathmandu)

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