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Provincial Coordinator – TB


The Opportunity


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. 

Project summary: The Global Fund is a partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. 

Job Summary: The Provincial Coordinator – TB functions as a key technical member of the TB program in program planning, implementation and monitoring of all TB related activities in respective 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 Provincial TB Coordinator will work closely with the Health Ministry of Province, Province health Directorate (PHD), PPHL, PHLMC, Palika, SR, NTC, Save the Children, TB program focal persons/stakeholders and health unit of local government of the province. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of quality of NTP services/DOTS implementation at district, palika level and below, through supervisory visits to health facilities;
  • In consultation with TB focal person and Project Manager-Global Fund, responsible to advocate and advise current policies and strategies of National Tuberculosis Programme 
  • Responsible to collect monthly, quarterly and yearly programme and financial reports from the field offices (PHDs/DHOs/DPHOs), Palika and submit to NTC & Project Manager - Field within the given timeframe;
  • Supporting TB program focal person in developing plans and reports within the region for expansion, strengthening and monitoring of TB activities;
  • Facilitating Provincial TB plans and reports to be prepared for NTP;
  • Monitoring activities through collection and analysis of data from LLG/Palika, District and province and compilation of monthly, trimester and annual reports;
  • Provide on-site coaching/mentoring to relevant SRs/SDPs on various aspects of TB program as per the need
  • 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 regions for their wider replication and use
  • Facilitating Provincial planning and reporting meetings, DOTS workshops and meetings in co-operation with TB focal person and health department of province. 
  • Audit of data quality of NTP service data at health facilities, and reported through the HMIS and 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;
  • In collaboration with Provincial, district and NTP staff, participate in annual work planning and planning for DOTS plus expansion;
  • Undertake site assessments for planned new DOTS plus sites; 
  • Coordinate Go/NGO/INGO (including SR) activities in region in support of the NTP;
  • Organise trimester reporting and planning workshops on implementation of the NTP/DOTS with the Provincial Health Services Directorate and Provincial partner NGOs/INGOs (SRs);
  • Work with Health Ministry of Province, Province health Directorate (PHD), PPHL, PHLMC, Local Government to identify TB cases and increase treatment success rate of DS, DR and XDR TB in the province. 
  • Perform other duties as requested by PMU Project Manager, NTC Director and Provincial Director and/or Provincial Health Director.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) or equivalent in related field  with minimum of 3 years of working experience (2 years for GSI group*) in Public Health program or Bachelor’s degree with 5 years (3 years for GSI group) of relevant experience in in Public Health program. Prior experience in managing TB program (Preferable)

Relevant Experience 

  • Prior experience in managing TB program.

Required No.(s): 1 (Nepalese Citizen Only)

Contract length: Fixed Term

Location: Biratnagar, Koshi 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. 

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16 Aug 2023

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