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Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all staff working in Health Units .She/ He will ensure that staff is working effectively and regularly and reports any irregularities if found to Health specialist or Associate Director in following up policy, rules and regulations.
  • Checks all Health Unit records and documents regularly. She/ He will ensure that dispensers, vaccinators, Lady Health visitors (LHVs) and community health Supervisors (CHSs) have recorded their weekly and monthly reports effectively
  • To write quality project proposals and Project reports as and when needed.
  • To maintain a friendly and good working relation with staff and community.
  • To assist Health specialist/Associate Director in planning all activities.
  • Attend all the meetings arranged by Health specialist/Associate Director.
  • To asses and analyze the situation initially in the case of emergencies such as out-breaks and epidemics and report the matter to implement proper and timely interventions.
  • Ensures that all equipment is in good condition and all inventories are properly listed and physically present.
  • To use Official vehicle only for official duties. Prior approval is required from the Associate Director through Health specialist for any other use which should have proper justification.
  • Responsible to implement therapeutic care as per standardized therapeutic guidelines and should follow one drug disease policy.
  • Responsible to provide curative care for children, women and men on the recommended weekly schedule.
  • Identifies high-risk cases and diseases not curable at Primary level and ensures an effective and timely referral to Secondary or Tertiary care hospital.
  • Ensure that relevant health education is carried out on the use/ misuse of drugs in accordance with patient’s situation.
  • Responsible for cases needing emergency coverage and referral.
  • Responsible for randomly checks treatment of malaria positive cases.
  • Ensure that aseptic techniques are used for all dressing, injections, inspections, and examinations and all minor surgeries like drainage of abscess, etc are carried out under his/her strict supervision.
  • Should be trained to implement, manage and monitor community based PHC.
  • She/he should be aware of their and other staffs ‘roles on it.
  • Responsible to implement and manage mother and child care activities, RH, EPI, control of diarrheal diseases, respiratory infections, TB , malarial control, HIV/AIDS,SGBV and sanitation through participation in these programs and ensuring effective staff activities and involvement. Identifies staff training needs during daily activities and field trips and report to office and arrange training’s/workshop for them.
  • In coordination with Health specialist make sure that FCHSs carryout their activities like FHSs supervision, arranging regular meetings, providing resupply, analyzing referrals and preparing agenda with their assistance for monthly meetings.
  • Provides adequate training (after attending workshop) to paramedical staff in health programs based on standard guideline such as Acute Respiratory Infection, Control of Disease, Mother Child Health, Expanded program on Immunization, Primary Eye Care etc.
  • Ensures that all programmatic issues are discussed with Health specialist and actively participate in planning and projection sessions.
  • Ensures that a good standard of cleanliness /sanitation is maintained in the work area and in the target area of Health facilities by all personnel under his/her supervision


Skills Required: 

  • MBBS /MD (PMDC recognized and registered) preferably with MPH.
  • Can read and write English fluently.
  • Should be able to speak and understand native languages.
  • At least 5 years of experience.
  • The Project Health Officer should have team leadership qualities, good interpersonal and communication skills. He should be flexible, committed and dedicated. 
  • The person must be tolerant and sensitive to needs of religious and ethnic minorities, women and the poor.
  • In the absence of the supervisors, the Project Health Officer must have the confidence, initiative, patience and integrity to work independently.
  • The Project Health Officer is required to adhere the Codes of Conduct practiced by Organization and its commitment to the Humanitarian Accountability Framework (HAF).