FHI 360

Baluwatar, Kathmandu

About Us

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

Technical Specialist – FP/RH and Research

Basic Information

  • Job Category NGO/INGO/Social/Develop.Projects
  • Job Location Kathmandu
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Education Level Masters
  • Experience 3 years
  • Expiry date 2021-09-17

Job Description

The Technical Specialist ─ FP/RH and Research is responsible to coordinate and support the implementation of overall activities in Nepal implemented through USAID-funded Research for Scalable Solutions (R4S). S/he will be also responsible to coordinate with the Family Welfare Division (FWD), FP sub-committee, Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) and other stakeholders working in FP and RH sector and research in Nepal for implementation of R4S activities. S/he is also expected to provide necessary technical support to the USAID-funded Momentum Private Healthcare Delivery (MPHD) project activities in Nepal in coordination with other project staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a focal person to implement all activities related to R4S in Nepal in coordination with the R4S global team, FHI 360 Nepal County Office Nepal team and government and other stakeholders.
  • Support to R4S by providing necessary country-specific context and information and ensure implementation of all R4S related activities in Nepal in a timely manner.
  • Manage local consultants and research agencies implementing R4S activities in the country including regular monitoring of their assigned tasks and ensure high-quality deliverables are submitted on time.
  • Support for in-country level coordination with different stakeholders for R4S specific activities such as FWD, FP sub-committee, NHRC, Viamo Nepal, research agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and facilitate ethical approval of research activities with the NHRC and other relevant authorities.
  • Provide technical inputs in developing the research protocol, data collection instruments and other documentation related to R4S as and when required.
  • Provide technical assistance and monitor research activities including training, data collection, analysis and reporting writing, and dissemination.
  • Facilitate dissemination of research findings or organizing the interpretation workshop with all relevant stakeholders and partners in Nepal in consultation with R4S.
  • Facilitate research utilization activities and process in Nepal with the technical guidance from R4S and in consultation with the government stakeholders and other actors.
  • Provide technical support for implementation of MPHD Nepal activities in coordination with the project team.
  • Prepare high-quality program reports, monthly updates, technical brief and other necessary documents in a timely manner.
  • Represent FHI 360 Nepal/R4S as required in the external meetings among the stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, Country Director and R4S global team.

Job Specification

  • Master’s degree in public health or social sciences.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in FP/RH or health sector in Nepal and in mix-method research design, plan, implementation, monitoring and report writing particular in FP/RH or other health sectors.
  • Strong technical knowledge of FP/RH, and qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Experience in working with USAID-funded programs is preferred
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks and tight deadlines, and willingness to undertake additional responsibilities.
  • Ability to work in teams and create a collaborative team-building environment.
  • Strong negotiation, coordination, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact and work with technical experts at the national and international levels.
  • Excellent oral and written English including documentation skills are required.
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively in virtual/digital environment and in different time zones across the globe.

Apply Instruction

To apply for this job online, please click on the link https://www.fhi360.org/careers

The final deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. September 17, 2021.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written tests and oral interviews. Any effort to influence the selection process will result in disqualification.