Objective of the position
The surveillance medical officer position provides technical assistance to provincial, district and municipality levels in all matters related to VPD surveillance and immunization. Such technical assistance includes but is not limited to capacity building and sensitization of government and private sector personnel in VPD surveillance and immunization, active case search, data analysis and reporting and other support as needed.
Under the overall guidance of Team Lead IPD, SMO will provide technical assistance to surveillance and immunization (routine and supplementary) related programmes for immunization preventable diseases (polio, measles and rubella, Japanese encephalitis, neonatal tetanus and other diseases) at provincial and sub-provincial levels.
He/she will be responsible for:
1. Communicating in a credible and effective Way;
2. Producing results
3. Ensuring the effective use of resources;
4. Technical expertise;
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
Good interpersonal skills, able to work as a team member in a multi-cultural environment. Ability to travel within the country and to perform practical hands-on field work. Ability to participate actively and cooperatively in knowledge sharing and policy forums at various levels and also to coordinate with the GoN agencies. Good knowledge in vaccine, immunization and surveillance sector. Very good analytical skills including ability to collect and analyse technical data and information and to draw and present conclusions in written and spoken form. Very good writing skills in English, including ability to write clear and concise progress reports, analytical reports, plans and proposals.
Essential: Graduate degree in Western medicine (MBBS or equivalent) from a recognized college or university.
Desirable: Post graduate qualification in one or more of the following disciplines or allied disciplines would be considered an asset: Paediatrics / Public Health / Epidemiology / Global or International Health / Community Medicine.
Essential: At least two years’ experience in Public Health or related work or a minimum of two years’ experience in Health Sector inclusive of at least one year’s experience in public health.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet essential.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, and Nepali
Salary: Approximately NPR 196,102 per month (taxable).
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