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Care Nepal (INGO)

Kathmandu

About Us

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and help people rebuild their lives.

 

Nutrition and Health Officer

Basic Information

  • Job Category NGO/INGO/Social/Develop.Projects
  • Job Location Suaahara II (Based in Rukum)
  • Expiry date 2021-11-28

Job Description

Suaahara II (Based in Rukum)

Nutrition and Health Officer (NHO) is responsible for implementing integrated nutrition and health activities leading towards achieving the goals of Suaahara II. In coordination with the health offices, provincial and local governments, NHO must ensure that high-quality nutrition and health activities are delivered to target populations across project intervention areas. NHO provides technical support to the district team and partner NGO in planning, implementation, monitoring and quality assurance of integrated nutrition & health activities and ensures integration of cross-cutting themes such as Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC), Resilience and Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) across all project interventions.

NHO is responsible to provide similar support to program team and partners, advocating on the multi-sectoral approach targeting Health and Nutrition through Agriculture & Food Security, WASH and Governance across project scope of work. S/he will assist district and central team to design and implement project’s strategy, guidelines, and action plan and capacity development initiatives of staff and partners. S/he will support to ensure that the unique needs of women, men, girls, boys, minority groups and persons with disabilities are identified and responded throughout the project phase.

Job Specification

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Nursing, Nutrition or relevant field. Master’s Degree preferred. 

Experience: 

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in the field of SBCC, GESI sensitive program development, implementation and mainstreaming GESI & Resilience in health and nutrition interventions with sound knowledge and experience in multi-sector nutrition in line with Multi-sector Nutrition Plan (MSNP) and Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH).  
  • Experience with capacity building of NGO and staff, convening / facilitating trainings and workshops at national, sub national and district level and report writing. 
  • Experience of working with the health systems of Government of Nepal (GoN) and familiar with the current policies, strategies, guidelines and plan of GoN in relation to health and nutrition. 
  • Prior working experience in Suaahara program preferred. 

Knowledge Skills and Competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge on health (MNCH, ASRH and family planning), nutrition and GESI issues, national policies, plans and programs.
  • Practical knowledge on GESI integration and monitoring tools in health and nutrition
  • Knowledge and skills of research, analysis, documentation, report writing and dissemination with communication skills (Nepali and English), interpersonal skills, and team work and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff and stakeholders. 
  • Ability to develop capacity building frameworks, training manuals, work plans and communication materials 
  • Ability to deal with situations and issues proactively and persistently; able to contribute effectively to a culture that positively values the diversity of people, values and ideas within CARE Nepal 
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with excellent in computer typing in both Nepali and English language
  • Ability to travel in the field in any parts of the districts with driving license of 2 wheeler (motorbike).

Apply Instruction

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.carenepal.org and complete the application process. The detailed job description is available on our website. The last date for submitting the application is 17:00hrs, November 28, 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone inquiries will not be entertained.

“CARE Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds, women and differently-abled, to apply”

CARE places human dignity at the center of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse (PSHEA) of vulnerable adults, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero-tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE initiates a rigorous investigation of complaints that indicate a possible violation of this policy and takes appropriate disciplinary action, as warranted.