DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Human Resource/Organization Development
Apply Before : 2020-01-28 (Closed)
No. of Vacancy
NGO / INGO / Development Projects
- As a senior-level development professional in USAID/Nepal’s Health Office (HO), the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Advisor leads efforts to expand access to and improve the quality of quality health commodities, medicines and family planning methods in Nepal.
- The incumbent reports to the MCH Team Lead for Health, and works closely with senior management and technical staff in the HO. The SCM Advisor serves in a senior-level capacity with a minimal level of supervision providing strategic direction and management of technical, programmatic and administrative oversight of health logistics and supply chain strengthening activities.
- The SCM Advisor manages a $ 20 million portfolio, serving as the Activity Manager for the Global Health Supply Chain- Procurement and Supply Management GHSC-PSM and Central Contraceptives Procurement (CCP) activities.
- The SCM Advisor works with other bilateral/multilateral agencies, the Government of Nepal (GON) and civil society entities in developing and implementing policies and programs based on best practices and innovations in health logistics and supply chain.
- The SCM Advisor works with the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), Department of Health Services (DOHS) and in particular with the Management Division (MD), the Family Welfare Division (FWD), Epidemiology and Disease control Division (EDCD), the National Center for AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Disease Control (NCASC) and provincial level governments. Representing the U.S. Government, the incumbent leads national technical working groups for the health logistics and supply chain systems and builds alliances with other donors.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Post Entry Training: COR/AOR Training and other relevant USAID training.
- Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) in English and Nepali is required.
- Knowledge: Working knowledge of technical and programmatic supply chain/health logistics, HIV/AIDS, child and reproductive health issues in Nepal and the approaches to address them through public/private sector partnerships and social marketing is required. Knowledge of evaluation methods, both quantitative and qualitative is required.
- Skills and Abilities: Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, USAID implementing partners, central, provincial, district level and local level GON and nongovernmental organization counterparts. Must possess high quality analytical skills and the ability to assess ongoing public health interventions to evaluate their efficacy and efficiency. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing is essential. Word-processing and computer skills are required. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team environment.
Education + Experience
- Education: A university degree in business management, social or behavioral sciences, health, public health, or other relevant fields required. A Master’s degree in public health or similar field is highly desirable.
- Experience: A minimum of five years of prior mid-level experience in the field of public health is required; prior work experience with USAID or another international agency is desired. Experience managing programs, including fiscal management is required.
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.