Team Leader

Options Nepal
Location: Kathmandu
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2016-07-06 Deadline: 2016-07-31
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Team Leader, Health Systems Strengthening Programme

Kathmandu, Nepal
Contract type: 
Full time, 3 years with possibility of extension to 5 years
Commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience
Closing date: 
Sunday, 31 July, 2016
We are seeking a Team Leader to manage a forthcoming DFID funded programme of health sector support in Nepal. The Team Leader will be responsible for delivering a programme of technical assistance to the Ministry of Health to achieve the targets set out in the National Health Sector Strategy.

The Team Leader will be responsible for:

  • Programme delivery, and oversight of the programme’s strategies, technical approaches, workplans, and budgets. Ensuring the programme delivers against its theory of change and achieves its intended milestones.
  • Team management and leadership, involving leading and managing a team of technical, financial and administrative experts working to deliver the programme to the highest technical quality, on time and to budget.
  • Client and government relations, ensuring effective coordination among government ministries, DFID, and other stakeholders as part of strengthening government systems to improve health outcomes in Nepal.
  • Programme management oversight, providing day-to-day oversight of administrative, financial and programme management issues, ensuring smooth implementation and timely reporting to DFID.

The new programme, the National Health Sector Programme 2015–2020 (NHSP3), is expected to focus on supporting Government of Nepal to achieve the targets set out in the National Health Sector Strategy (NHSS), including:

  • Strengthen planning, budgeting, human resource, procurement and other health systems
  • Improve the quality of health service delivery and health infrastructure
  • Address demand-side components of health including finance, gender, equity and social inclusion
  • Improve use of evidence in health care planning, management and decision making

The Team Leader will manage an experienced team of Nepali and international experts to deliver this programme. The management of the programme will be done largely in Nepal through our recently established office (Options Nepal), with support from our UK office.

Person specification: 

The successful applicant will possess:

  • Over 15 years experience in the successful management and delivery of health sector support programmes in developing countries; preferably in Asia.
  • Significant knowledge of government health systems in Asia, preferably experience of a long-term position in the region.
  • A high level of technical expertise in health systems strengthening and delivering technical assistance to build government capacity. Preferably specialist expertise in one or more of the following areas: delivery of essential health care services, health infrastructure, human resources for health, health financing, and governance.
  • Strong client and external liaison skills, with experience of working in complex environments with government, donors and external stakeholders, communication skills and leadership qualities.
  • 5 years management and leadership experience, with ability to inspire high quality work, provide support and supervision, and empower team members. The ability to work under pressure, to multi-task and to demonstrate firm but sensitive leadership to a large multi-disciplinary and multinational team of experienced technical staff.


Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience and why you feel you are suited to this role, to Kathy Samuel Candidates should state the role in the subject header
  • Closing date for applications is 31 July 2016
  • Applications will be reviewed as they are received, interested applicants are encouraged to submit applicants as soon as possible
Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer


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Organization Summary

Options builds partnerships to transform the health of women and children. Better health for all is not something that can be achieved in isolation. We bring together partners with the knowledge, expertise and influence – governments, health workers, NGOs, businesses – to make change happen and ensure that everyone can access the health care they need. 

We have over 20 years’ experience of identifying and shaping complex programmes in the health and social sector – from safe motherhood programmes in Nepal to the MamaYe! and The Girl Generation campaigns across sub-Saharan Africa. We coordinate consortia, develop and manage frameworks to monitor and evaluate progress, and capture and share evidence of successful approaches. We know what works and bring both technical expertise and innovation to every programme we work on.

Our approach is flexible, responsive and tailored to the local context. Our focus is always on building local skills and systems that last. We use data to drive improvements in the quality of services being delivered, and enable communities to use this information to demand the services they are entitled to.

Our work is driven by the belief that everyone should have access to good quality, affordable health care. And while our core expertise and passion is in women and children’s health, our impact reaches far beyond this to making sustainable improvements in health systems in every country where we work.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location P.Box : 7830 Kathmandu Nepal
Organization Size 1-10
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