Program Officer -Kavre Program

MDM France

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Program Officer -Kavre Program

Program Department - EuroAsia Unit/ Nepal


1.    Project implementation

2.    health advocacy and awareness activities

3.    Representation and Coordination with authorities and relevant stakeholders

4.    Reporting, monitoring and evaluation.

4.    Others 


This position will be base on  perform her/his tasks and responsibilities under the supervision of the Program Manager-Bagmati. She/He proactively provides support for the development, execution,  monitoring and advocacy of Kavre, Sindhupalchowk and Ramchapt districts project. The Program officer-Health  supports the consistency and quality of all activities carried out by the implementing partners with MdM support through constant coordination and communication with concerned departments. 

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 Kavrepalanchwok, Ramechhap, Sindhupalchwok. 
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the reference documents.
  • Ensure that the project objectives and targets are achieved in a timely manner by carrying out the 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 quality of project implementation.
  • Identify needs for technical assistance to local team and associated partners and coordinate capacity strengthening activities, including trainings, orientations, and guidance.  
  • Supervision mobilize the project team including concerns related with logistic/ administration/ HR issues, organize regular meetings within the project team, share relevant information, discuss the problems & way forward, and create an enabling and 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, district and regional levels and participate in provincial, 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 project participants/ 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. 
  • Collaborate and advocate with local government to develop health related plan/polices/ guidelines specially in the sector of Occupational Health and Safety. 

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 coordinationr team, to ensure that activities of the program are implemented as planned. 
  • Be accountable for ensuring the entering of data in relevant tools, such as Monitool, for Towards more Sustainable Value Chain project activities.
  • Contribute to analyze programs’ results and potential corrective measures to be taken, in collaboration with country coordination team.
  • Contribute to provide guidelines, templates, training, and support to project team members involved in data collection/ evaluation activities,ensure the monitoring tools are operated correctly.
  • Contribute to any relevant reports of project 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.
  • Play lead role in the documentation of best practices, case stories, innovation, key learning and major achievements of the project for institutional memory, knowledge management and report writing.
  • Coordinate, record and immediately report to medical coordinator and MdM team in case of any humanitarian emergency situation in field.

4.    Representation and Coordination with authorities and relevant stakeholders

  • Coordinate and collaborate with relevant authorities, agencies and external partners depending on the project development and needs.
  • Participate to local authorities’ meetings and any other relevant meetings/events/platforms and forum at local, regional, provincial, and national level, representing MdM & increase project visibility under supervision of Program Manager when necessary.
  • Prepare and disseminate operational meetings minutes, steering committee meetings minutes to project and MdM team.

2.     Others

  • Participate in any field assessment in coordination with MdM team, under supervision of the Program Manager 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 supervision of Program Manager.
  • Any other relevant activities requested by the supervisor. 


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, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations here and abroad. It has continued to bear witness to obstacles that exist in accessing healthcare and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.

Those working for this independent organisation 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 France currently works in 30 countries across all continents to facilitate access to healthcare through 6 political battles:

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
  • Migration, Exile, Human Rights and Health
  • Harm Reduction
  • Environment and Health
  • Humanitarian Space
  • Healthcare system

Since its inception in 1995, Médecins du Monde (MdM) has been steadfastly dedicated to advancing healthcare initiatives in Nepal, addressing a diverse array of critical issues. These endeavors encompass a multifaceted approach, targeting key areas such as tuberculosis and HIV management, sexual and reproductive health education and services, as well as fortifying the healthcare infrastructure in both urban and rural settings. Moreover, MdM has been instrumental in orchestrating swift and effective emergency responses across various provinces of Nepal, ensuring timely assistance in times of crisis.

Presently, MdM has turned its focus towards the realm of environmental health, recognizing the pressing need to safeguard the well-being of vulnerable populations. Specifically, the organization is deeply invested in promoting occupational health standards for informal waste workers and marginalized farmers, who often endure hazardous conditions and are exposed to pesticide risks in their daily routines. This holistic approach encompasses a range of cross-cutting activities, notably the integration of occupational health and safety (OHS) measures within broader health system strengthening initiatives. Additionally, MdM remains committed to facilitating access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, recognizing them as fundamental rights that must be upheld. Furthermore, the provision of emergency health services remains a cornerstone of MdM's mission, with dedicated efforts being channeled into the Lumbini and Bagmati provinces to ensure swift and efficient responses to emergent healthcare needs. Through these comprehensive efforts, MdM continues to make invaluable contributions towards enhancing the health and well-being of communities throughout Nepal.

Because of the emergency relief nature of MDM’s work, working hours may be irregular and employees are expected to be flexible in their approach to working hours under emergency conditions. 

Médecins du Monde - France is a French humanitarian organization, involved in emergency, post-emergency and development programs in Nepal.

The employee shall respect Médecins du Monde - France’s schedule and Terms and Conditions of Engagement for National Staff and is expected to be available anytime in order to quickly respond to an emergency situation and be flexible and available beyond normal working hours if requested.

This job description can be modified according to changes in MDM activities or in the context. It can be amended at any time after mutual consultation, to fit the requirements of the programs.



  • A minimum of 3 years in relevant experience in NGO/INGO, in public health sector, in program implementation, management and coordination,
  • Experience in program planning, preparation of budget and DIP, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in working with communities and vulnerable / marginalized beneficiaries 
  • Experience working with partners/partner organizations and government authorities 

Education and Skills

  • Essential: Bachelor’s degree in public health/ nursing or other medical field.
  • Desirable: Master’s in public health/ sociology or other social science
  • Public health related technical skills 
  • Proactive, well organized and ability to manage priorities, adaptable, reliable, accountable and responsive
  • Good team management and coordination skills 
  • Interpersonal and verbal communication abilities, tact and diplomacy, intercultural and difference awareness 
  • Assertiveness, mediation and negotiation, problem solving and decision-making skills 
  • Familiar with computer skill including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other communications tools   


Nepali: fluent - both oral and written

English: fluent - both oral and written


  • Status: Employee
  • Contract: Fixed-term contract
  • Duration: one year with possibility of extension.
  • Starting date: August 2024
  • Gross monthly salary: 153,000 NPR
  • Health insurance 

Notes to Candidates:

Nationality: Nepalese 

Duration: 1 Year (renewal)

Duty Station:  60% in the field area (Kavrepalanchwok, Ramechhap, Sindhupalchwok) and 40% in Kathmandu

Number of positions: 1

Closing date of application: 28th June 2024

How to Apply:

Candidates are requested to 

  • Send a letter of interest mentioning position applied with an updated CV in English with two professional references to 
  • Fill up the online job application form with all relevant information at the link here 

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 Development and Project, Development / INGO
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check details
Education Please check details
Posted Date 13 Jun, 2024
Apply Before 28 Jun, 2024
City Kavre