Helen Keller International is an International non-profit organization (INGO) working in health and nutrition in Nepal since 1989 to improve the nutritional status of women and young children through evidence-based research and programs. Helen Keller International, CARE, FHI 360, Nepali Technical Assistance Group (NTAG), Digital Broadcast Initiative Equal Access (DBIEA), Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO), Vijaya Development Resource Center (VDRC) together are implementing USAID funded Suaahara II Program in 42 districts. Applications are invited from interested, committed, dynamic team players and experienced Nepali nationals for the following position:
Resource Persons (no.7)(3 months)
Health Office of Baglung, Dolakha, Panchthar, Bhojpur, Darchula, Bajhang and Pyuthan districts – 1 no each
Summary of Job Purpose: This position will be responsible to support Case Investigation and Contact Tracing (CICT) and Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) interventions of the districts, support the relevant government agencies in delivering the vaccines to the designated vaccination centers/health facilities, record-keeping, and reporting of the progress; support to operate Information Management Unit (IMU) software and generate reports on daily basis; support to carry out CICT training, consultative and refresher meeting at district, municipal and ward/group level; undertake gap analysis of targeted populations and the number of people inoculated; provide orientation on CICT activities to District Covid Management Committee (DCMC) and COVID response team of PNGOs; facilitate local level consultative meeting to plan the roll out of tole committee at local level; provide CICT & IMU training to CICT team members at district level; oversee and support for the formation/revitalization of COVID-19 Tole Committee at ward level; mobilize COVID-19 Tole Committees through bi-weekly and monthly meetings; coordinate/support the relevant government other agencies for the timely preparation and distribution/dissemination of SBC materials/messages; support the government agencies to identify the rumors and myths related to the vaccine and work with relevant stakeholders to foil such rumors or address such myths; support Suaahara II in the implementation of RCCE to support the vaccination campaign and CICT; technical backstopping to Community Engagement Facilitators for overall CICT implementation and its reporting and recording; and prepare progress reports on weekly basis and submit to the concerned officials.
Educational qualifications and experiences: Bachelors’ degree in Public Health, Health Care, or other relevant discipline; proactive and capable to work with minimum supervision; at least 1-year specific work experience in CICT during COVID-19 context or another epidemic is preferred; should have experience on IMU software operation; should have knowledge on supply chain management; good facilitation skills on training delivery and event facilitation specific to CICT and IMU; good coordination skills among government and non-government agencies ; strong skill in data management, reporting and recording; preference will be given to the candidate who has experience in vaccination, community mobilization in pandemics; working experience in government counterpart is an asset; and proficiency in Computer operating skills i.e. MS office, Excel, and email internet.
To apply submit a cover letter, updated CV and relevant references to firstname.lastname@example.org with clearly mentioning the duty station you are applying for in the subject line by COB October 5, 2021.
- Preference will be given to local candidates.
- Applicants are encouraged to apply who can join the duty immediately.
- This position is a short-term with a possibility of extension depending upon performance and availability of funds.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview process. HKI reserves the right to close the application before the deadline if a sufficient number of applications have been received and to extend the deadline if needed.
Helen Keller International promotes workforce diversity and is an equal opportunity employer