Save the Children announces vacancy for Surveillance Medical Coordinator. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.


Reports to: Project Manager in SCI regional Office and indirectly to Project Manager in EDCD

Staff reporting to this post: Entomologist, FWRO

Budget Responsibilities: NA

Role Dimensions: NA


  • Provide trainings, technical and logistic assistance to government counterparts as needed to promote malaria elimination activities within designated area, in accordance with guidelines and procedures provided by the Save the Children and the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Health and Population, Department of Health Services (DHS), Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD).
  • Coordinate with Director of EDCD, Regional Health Director and District public health officers for effective and efficient implementation of Malaria control activities.
  • Manage day to day implementation of Global Fund costed malaria activities at regional level in close coordination with Save the children regional office and Nepal government staffs.
  • Support in capacity building of Vector Control inspector/officer (VCO/I), Lab assistants and lab technicians in diagnosis and management of malaria vector and parasites.
  • Supervise and monitor the diagnosis and management procedure of malaria by private health service providers.
  • Conduct training on diagnosis and management of malaria cases to the private health service providers
  • Build strategic partnership and maintain effective communication with stakeholders at regional level.
  • Planning, training, implementation and evaluation of malaria microstratification and malariometric survey in coordination with PMU team at EDCD.
  • Conduct case based surveillance of the confirmed malaria cases. Ensure Foci investigation is carried out within seven days and response is supported as needed.
  • Plan, organize and conduct orientations/meetings with government officials, professional organizations, health staff, health volunteers, local leaders, medical colleges, non-government organizations and others to promote understanding of, support for, participation in, and effective implementation of activities related to malaria surveillance.
  • Maintain up-to-date case data and laboratory results for area of responsibility and submit to the EDCD.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with District Health Officer/Public Health Officer and the Regional Health Director in designated areas, as well as with other individuals and organizations related to malaria elimination initiative.
  • Work with counterparts across borders as required for coordinated cross boarder malaria initiatives
  • Conduct therapeutic efficacy studies for the monitoring of resistance to antimalarial drugs, and for the review of national malaria treatment policies and the eventual update of these guidelines;
  • Strengthen epidemiological surveillance through periodic re-mapping and re-stratification of malaria which involves collaboration with both government and private development projects
  • Works on the improvement of the national malaria information system, in cooperation with the national health information system (HIS);
  • Develop guidelines/SOPs and ensures their implementation at central and provincial levels in coordination with EDCD;
  • Implement a Public-Private Mix (PPM) for malaria control service delivery;
  • Provide technical assistance to partners for entomological surveillance and related activities, and conducts nationwide malaria surveys and other relevant operational researches and evaluations;
  • Implement malaria control service delivery through and in collaboration with the Child Health/EPI Programmes;
  • Collaborate with relevant programmes to strengthen the supply and management of antimalarial medicines and related commodities, including drug quality monitoring and combating counterfeit medicines.
  • Involve other stakeholders such as INGO and NGO in the Malaria response

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency


  • Master’s degree in Public Health (specializing in Epidemiology or Demography or Bio-statistics) with MBBS or other related field


  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience

Additional Job Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities:

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety:

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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Application Deadline: 21th June 2019.

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