Duties and Responsibilities
The Provincial Manager will
be responsible for the successful implementation of MI supported programs in
his/her respective province in consultation and coordination with Departments
of Health, other government departments, industry representatives (salt, flour,
oil etc) NGOs, donors, academic and research institutions.
The Provincial Managers will
be stationed at their respective Provincial Department of Health office and
report to National Program Manager/Manager at MI Islamabad. The Provincial
- Take lead
in the constitution of Provincial Task Force/working groups/committees on
salt iodization, VAS, flour fortification, use of zinc and ORS in the
treatment of diarrhea, maternal and infant and young child nutrition and
other nutrition related interventions.
required participate in these Task Force/working groups and act as a resource
person and provide technical and programmatic inputs.
technical support to the provincial Department of Health and facilitate in
all relevant program activities in line with the plan of action/ work plan
agreed by the MI at the national level and implemented accordingly at the
provincial and district levels.
among the stakeholders i.e. provincial Department of Health, other
government departments, active partners, industry (salt, flour etc), NGOs,
donors, academic and research institutions.
the activities of field officers/ extenders.
quality assurance; submit reports on implementation of MI assisted
programs along with suitable recommendations to DoH & District Health
Management Teams for improvement.
training workshops as needed.
reports, including gathering information on lessons learned and best
any other specific tasks assigned by the MI Pakistan.
3.1 Specific tasks involved
a. Salt iodization
1. In consultation with the
DoH and the MI, ensure that potassium iodate is being used properly for
adequate iodization of edible salt.
2. Assist the DoH and
concerned partners in proper distribution of potassium iodate and other
3. Make field visits to the
districts and salt factories to provide technical support to the salt
producers/ processors to facilitate proper maintenance of the equipment and use
of the appropriate iodization methods.
4. Undertake regular
monitoring visits to the districts as per monthly plan submitted in consultation
with the DoH and MI Pakistan.
5. Supervise and provide technical
guidance to the USI Field Officers in the respective province.
6. Ensure that all the Quality
control laboratories (QCL) in the districts/divisions are operationalized and
7. Ensure that salt samples
are collected from all the salt producers on a regular basis as planned and
analyzed in the nearest quality control laboratory and results are shared with
DoH for rectification measures.
8. Ensure that data from
districts on iodine content of salt is collected, analysed and used for program
decision making and flows to the province level.
9. Organize/ facilitate
quarterly meetings of provincial IDD control committee in the respective
province for monitoring and review of program implementation in the province.
10. Facilitate training
workshops/ seminars at provincial and district level as required.
1. Work closely with the
department of health, other programs and partners for planning, logistic
management, training and capacity building activities of the VAS District Focal
Persons particularly in reference to the intensified monitoring strategy.
2. Organize provincial
campaign launches twice a year during NIDs with focus on VAS.
3. Organize a media seminar
once a year in consultation with the government counterparts.
4. Monitoring of vitamin A
supplementation program, use of revised tally sheets, review of coverage
reports and attending evening meetings.
meetings with provincial stakeholders to discuss issues related to VAS campaign
and discuss ways and means for improving the implementation of the next
6. Travel within the province
to understand information on stock, supply and coverage of Vitamin A capsules
and ensure timely and complete withdrawal of all unused supplies from the field
to the provinces.
- Right Start
Project Coordinator Right start in implementing and monitoring the program
of advocacy meetings and technical or programmatic workshops at the provincial
and national levels.
any other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director.
· A MBBS or
Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: public health, nutrition,
medicine, health systems management, international development and/or a related
field including medical degree.
· A strong
understanding of human nutrition, and maternal, new-born and child health.
· 7 to 10 years’
experience in working with or within public health systems, particularly in the
in project management including budget management
knowledge of government policies and programs to address nutrition in Pakistan.
Experience working with UN agencies or NGOs in
the field of public health.
Experience in results-based management.
Interested candidates should email their CV alongwith Cover Letter (in one MS Word File) stating their suitability for the position(s) at firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug 04, 2017. Please indicate complete position title in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview. The salary will be in commensurate with merit and seniority as per NI’s rules and regulations. NI is an equal opportunity employer and women candidates are encouraged to apply. NI is a non-smoking work environment.