ASN is implementing “Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Continuum of Care Project” supported by Population Services International/Nepal (PSI/Nepal) in Dhanusha, Mahottari and Sarlahi districts of Province 2. The objective of program is addressing the prioritized demand and supply-side barriers to increase utilization of MNH services across the continuum of care, by improving linkages and reducing dropouts, ultimately leading to better MNH outcomes. The primary target population of the project will be Women of Reproductive Age (15-49yrs) (WRA), mothers and newborn children (28 days).
The Aasaman Nepal is looking for the self-motivated, result oriented and hard-working Nepali citizen for the following positions:
Position 1: Field Coordinator – (One) Mahottari/Sarlahi
The Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH), Continuum of Care Project team is responsible for the delivery of high-quality programs against the approved project scope and aligned with the approved budget, working collaboratively with PSI/Nepal and government authorities. The Field Coordinator (FC) is responsible for field level activities including planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting under the guidance of the Project Manager and in collaboration with the M&E officer and Admin and Finance Officer.
Major duties and responsibilities:
- Government coordination/collaboration
- Manage and maintain effective coordination and collaboration with local government authorities (Health Coordination Units) for smooth implementation of the project.
- Coordinates with government health facilities and providers for linkage of project beneficiaries across the continuum of MNH care
- Ensure that MNH project activities are well understood and recognized at the local level.
- Work closely with local government authorities to strengthen the selected local health facilities for delivering quality MNH services.
- Coordinate and advocate with local governments to include project activities and budget in annual plan, program, and budget of local government during local level planning.
- Program planning
- Work closely with and under the guidance of the Program Manager in planning and implementing all activities in the specified district.
- Support Sub-district officers (SDOs) to prepare realistic monthly workplan for effective implementation of project activities
- Engage with PSI/Nepal to implement program implications and action plans based on results of studies conducted
- Implement/support to implement the programmatic decisions of the Program Manager.
- Health service strengthening
- Facilitate in initial assessment of birthing centers using QI tools by skilled coaches/mentors followed by semiannual assessment.
- Ensure IEC/BCC and promotional materials are used and managed well at HFs.
- Conduct one to one interaction with providers following PBCC SOP.
- Facilitate for one day whole site/on-site workshop in all HFs for infection prevention in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.
- Coordinate with PSI/N regional office to provide training on ANC and PNC counseling to health workers from non-BC health facilities.
- Conduct follow up assessment of health facilities using government’s MSS tool by mobilizing SDOs to track progress against areas of improvement identified during initial assessment.
- Support in conduction of HFOMC meeting to advocate for the implementation of Aama program and action plan developed after health facility assessment for improving quality of MNH care.
- Work with HFOMC and municipal authorities for implementation of improvement plan prepared after health facility assessment and lobby for resource mobilization in MNH.
- Ensure MNH clinical job aids are distributed to HFs to be used by health workers (SBA providers) during service provision.
- Ensure provision of anatomical models to coach/mentor during onsite coaching and mentoring as well as during refresher trainings for simulation.
- Coordinate with coaches for participation in meetings planned by PSI/Nepal.
- Coordinate with health facilities and municipalities for provision of infrastructure support.
- Ensure distribution of clinical equipment required for ANC/PNC check-up to health posts/outreach clinics and equipment required for normal deliveries to birthing centers as communicated by PSI/Nepal
- Ensure distribution of items necessary for infection prevention including Covid-19 and health care waste management.
- Ensure implementation of action plan prepared after health facility and data quality assessment.
- Work closely with local government authorities and government health facilities for PNC home visit by health workers and emergency transportation cost for delivery care to poor, marginalized and disabled women.
- Recording, reporting and documentation
- Collect and submit verified supporting documents of demand generation/BCC activities to LIP office (specially to LIP M&E Officer)
- Build technical capacity of SDOs on digital data collection system and ensure accurate and timely recording and reporting
- Ensure proper handling and maintenance of digital data collection device as per the PSI/Nepal’s Device Handling SoP.
- Report immediately any technical issues as well as physical damage, lost, theft of digital data collection device of SDOs to concerned LIP staff.
- Prepare and review respective district’s programmatic and financial report and coordinate regularly with the program manager for review and approval.
- Support the documentation of best practices, challenges and lessons learnt to produce knowledge products including success stories and technical briefs for wider dissemination.
Any other occasional task assigned by the supervisor, and with dotted reporting to M&E officer.
Qualification, Skills and Knowledge
- BPH or equivalent degree in health/nursing and 2 years’ experience in community mobilization and government coordination specially in RH/ MNCH.
- Strong understanding of the area of the development work and of the health programming
- Experience of promoting youth networks and social campaigns.
- Volunteer management
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience in the use of MS office Package (Word/Excel/PowerPoint etc.) & Internet
- Two-wheeler driving license preferred.
Languages: Strong command of Nepali, English (oral and written) and local language preferred.
Aasaman has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we are protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.
Other Attributes for all positions: Excellent quality of work and commitment to high standards, strong communication skills, team building and willingness and motivated for good service delivery with strong networking and interpersonal skills and comfortable to work under stress and emergencies.
Age Limit: Candidates between 21 years to 45 years are only eligible to apply for the above position, depending upon the nature of job they will carry.
All employees must adhere to child safeguarding in person’s provisions covered in the project agreement.
Monitor staff and partners’ and ensure adherence to Aasaman Nepal’s policies and internal procedures, protocols, Aasaman Nepal’s code of Conduct with special attention to Safeguarding Standards and Procedure, Case Handling Framework, Child Protection and Do No Harm Policies. Also, immediate reporting and redress of any complaints and issues based on its severity.
Competent candidates from disadvantaged groups and inhabitants of the project districts will be given priority.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their application along with an updated CV by 7 days through the link provided below (05:00 pm, 2 March 2023).
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for participation in the recruitment process. No telephone enquiry is entertained.
ASN reserves the right to qualify/disqualify any applications without any reason.