Health Project Manager

MDM France

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Health Project Manager Kavrepalanchok

I - Mission context

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organisation whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.

For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde (MdM), a campaigning medical organization committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organization do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations. MdM currently works in more than 44 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV, and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts and environmental health.

MdM has worked in Nepal since 1995: firstly, on Tuberculosis and HIV in western province, then on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Sindhupalchok District. Following the 2015 earthquakes, MdM implemented an emergency response program and then, a post-earthquake early recovery project in the same district.

Since 2018, MdM is working on Environmental Health. The 2018-2019 “Healthy Waste Workers in Kathmandu Valley” program aimed to improve health status of informal waste workers (IWWs) in the Valley, mitigating their occupational risks and environmental exposure, improving access to information, and increasing access to health services in Teku, Shantinagar and Sisdole landfill sites. In continuation, the 3-years program started in 2020, aims to improve health, well-being, and livelihood of IWWs in Kathmandu Valley and Sisdole landfill. The strategy consists in: 1. formalization of IWWs through non-profit enterprises and increasing their recognition in integrated solid waste management in urban cities, 2. increasing risk mitigation and promotion of decent safe work opportunities in current activities and through innovation contributing to improve solid waste management and 3. increasing access to quality health services for IWWs and the community through promotion of Urban Health Promotion Center in Ward 19 and in Kakani’s Rural Health Center.

Nepal is currently facing several interrelated societal and environmental challenges that must be addressed together. The country has begun to recover from the 2015 earthquakes, but the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the country's economy. Agriculture is the most important economic sector, contributing nearly 27.6% of the national GDP (source: Economic Survey FY 2019-2020), thus 60.4% of Nepali working people depend on agriculture for their livelihood. In addition, the transportation of produce remains a major challenge in this mountainous country where many areas are difficult to access. The process of transitioning to commercial agriculture has begun, resulting in the massive use of chemical inputs to increase production and disastrous consequences for the environment and the health of farmers. This project will continue the development of economic recovery activities, with a focus on organic agriculture and farmers' health, in a target area of 6 rural municipalities. Around these themes, the agricultural cooperatives of the partner NACCFL will develop several activities such as the creation of model farms, the dissemination of resilient farming methods adapted to climate change via leading farmers, the creation of nurseries for the production of locally adapted seeds, training in methods of protection against chemical inputs and awareness of the risks associated with their use etc.

Hierarchical positioning: Reporting directly to the General Coordinator in Kathmandu, in close coordination with the MdM country coordination team.

II- Main aims of the post

Under the direct supervision of the General Coordinator, the Project Health Activity Manager position consists in proactively ensure the project implementation, development of the occupational health / public health components and activities related with the program development in Kavrepalanchok. The Project Health Activity Manager ensures the consistency and quality of all health-related activities and contribute to the reporting, monitoring, assessment, and evaluation process. S/he oversees the activities managed by local partners.

The project health activity manager position will be based in Kathmandu office with 50 % time in Kavrepalanchok district with project team. The Project Health activity Manager will work in close coordination with technical support of the country Coordination team.

Terms of Reference for this position can be subject to modification depending on the evolution of the situation in country and the needs. Any change should however be subject to discussion and mutual agreement between the concerned employee and the General Coordinator prior implementation.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  1. Project implementation management
  2. health advocacy and awareness activities
  3. Representation and Coordination with authorities and relevant stakeholders
  4. Reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
  5. Others

1. Project implementation

  • Ensure effective and efficient program implementation, quality delivery of the program activities by MdM team, in accordance with MdM guidelines and policy, and with National policies in Kavrepalanchok. Contribute to the development and implementation of the reference documents.
  • Ensure that the project objectives and targets are achieved in a timely manner and that activities are carried out according to MdM standards.
  • Monitor the context, propose adjustments in all reference documents, plans, schedule according to any relevant changes.
  • Prepare annual, quarterly, and monthly plans and Standard Operational Procedures for execution of the project activities in accordance with the program logical framework and global Gantt chart.
  • Ensure effective and efficient implementation of the public health and occupational health related activities, quality delivery by all bodies involved and perform regular field visits to ensure the project implementation.
  • Identify needs for technical assistance to local team and associated partners and coordinate capacity strengthening activities, including trainings, orientations, and guidance.
  • Supervision and mobilization of project team including concerns related with logistic/ administration/ HR issues, organize regular meetings within the project team, share relevant information, discuss the problems & solutions, and create a constructive work environment.
  • Ensure project expenses are planned and realized according to the allocated budget lines, scheduled time and forecast in the budget with the support of the Coordination team. Validate the local operational expense and payments through cashbox.

2. Health advocacy and awareness related activities/trainings

  • Develop networking with key stakeholders at local and regional levels and participate in national, regional conferences and events in identified areas of advocacy.
  • Contribute to develop communication and advocacy materials, including in local social media and local media related to project activities.
  • Sensitization and orientation towards beneficiary. Contribute to the elaboration of content and dissemination of Behavior Change Communication (BCC) materials on, harmful environment and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), including protective measures toward environmental health hazards.
  • Promotion of conducive environment through networking and workshops with stakeholders involving public, private and people (PPP) partners, including local health facilities.
  • Contribute to increase access to quality occupational health services for farmers through existing health facilities including capacity building of healthcare providers.
  • Contribute to active participation of community members to program activities, build the capacity of local partners to collectively engage local members on identified issues on health issues.
  • Contribute to advocate for beneficiaries’ and communities’ access to quality health services.
  • Follow occupational health and safety and public health related guidelines designed by MdM Nepal and other reference documents designed.

3. Reporting, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Plan and conduct regular field visits to ensure the quality of the project implementation and organize the support and monitoring visits from coordination office.
  • Implement and follow up effective monitoring and evaluation system mechanisms in coordination with MdM country coordinator team, to ensure that activities of the program are implemented as planned.
  • Be accountable for the entering of data in relevant tools, such as Monitool, for Kavrepalanchok project activities. Contribute to analyze of programs’ results and potential corrective measures to be taken, in collaboration with country coordination team.
  • Contribute to provide guidelines, templates, training, and support to Kavrepalanchok team members involved in data collection, ensure the monitoring tools are operated correctly.
  • Contribute to any relevant reports from Kavrepalanchok such as: monthly situational report to MdM HQ, report to government authorities, and funding agencies, annual reports, etc., in quality and timely manner.
  • Prepare, implement, and facilitate evaluation process according to the initial project timeline and in coordination with government authorities, donors and MdM coordination team.

4. Representation and Coordination with authorities and relevant stakeholders

  • Coordinate with authorities, relevant agencies and external partners depending on the project development and needs.
  • Participate to local authorities’ meetings and any other relevant meetings at local, regional, provincial, and national level, representing MdM when necessary.
  • Prepare and disseminate operational meetings minutes, steering committee meetings minutes.
  • Represent MdM and participate in relevant events, platforms, and forums & increase project visibility under supervision of General Coordinator.

5. Others

  • Participate in any field assessment in coordination with MdM team, under supervision of the General Coordinator according to MdM guidelines.
  • Contribute to local information to develop program proposals for grant applications, involve in assessments or surveys, and report to relevant MdM staffs.
  • Contribute to the development of the Country Strategy under supervisor General Coordinator

III- Profile of the ideal candidate Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine (MBBS)

Professional experience

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in NGO/INGO, in public health sector
  • Experience in program planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in working with government or municipal health system.
  • Experience in working with communities and less advantaged/marginalized beneficiaries.
  • Experience in surveillance system, emergencies, outbreak response: an asset

Skills and qualities required.

  • Medical technical skills
  • Proactive, well organized and ability to manage priorities, adaptable, reliable, accountable, and responsive personality.
  • Team-working and coordination skills
  • Listening and dissemination skills
  • Interpersonal and verbal communication abilities, tact and diplomacy, intercultural and difference awareness
  • Assertiveness, mediation and negotiation, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Able to read, write and communicate in English at professional level.
  • Computer skill in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other communication tools


  • Nepali: fluent - both oral and written
  • English: fluent - both oral and written

Notes to Candidates

Nationality: Nepalese Duration: 1 Year (renewal)

Duty Station: 50% Kathmandu 50% in field Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchok and Ramechhap district

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible in March 2023

Number of positions: 1

Closing date of application: 6th March 2023

How to Apply:

Requested to send a letter of interest mentioning position applied with an updated CV in English with 2 references to Médecins du Monde Nepal reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an equal opportunity employer. MDM refuses in its action any discrimination for reasons of nationality, race, gender, religion, class, language, origin or political opinion.


Category Public Health, Development and Project, Medical Officer
Openings 1
Salary Rs. /
Position Type Full Time
Experience 5+ years
Education MBBS
Posted Date 20 Feb, 2023
Apply Before 06 Mar, 2023
City Kathmandu, Kavrepalanchowk, Ramechhap, Sindhupalchowk