Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Consultant (State RMNCH+A) - UNFPA (Apply by: 12 April 2014)


Position: Consultant – State RMNCH+A

Location: National Rural Health Mission, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal

No. of Positons: 1 (One)

Background:

Government of MP under RCH 2 has launched several interventions as an integral component of RCH/NRHM to achieve the Goals of reduction of IMR, CMR, MMR and TFR. AHS 2011-12, other survey data and the information generated through state’s reporting system, majority of the process indicators are showing favourable trends. However, there are still inter-district variations and also within a district, there are variations of performance among blocks within a district. With a view to expedite achievement of the Goals of RCH program (TFR, IMR and MMR) and to have a more focused strategy for poor performing districts across the country, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India launched RMNCH +A for its implementation in all high focus districts of the country. 17 High focus districts have been identified in Madhya Pradesh to effectively roll out RMNCH+A strategy.

A life cycle approach is the underlying principle for this strategy focusing on key indicators of Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health. +A component being a cross cutting issue directly and indirectly impacting on RCH outcome includes Adolescent health, Family Planning, Gender issues and convergence.

For effective roll out of RMNCH+A strategy, various development partners in the state have been allotted these high focus districts to provide a techno-managerial facilitative support and to have a good coordination with all development partners on one hand and with the department of health and family welfare on other hand, DFID has been given the responsibility to function as a Lead Agency in the state.

For systematic planning, management and monitoring of RMNCH+A strategy and to provide continued techno-managerial hand-holding support to the district program management units in 17 high focus districts, a state level resource unit under overall control of mission director NRHM has been constituted by pooling resource persons from various development partners. UNFPA being one of the development partners in the state would be providing support of a consultant to the state RMNCH+A resource unit.

Major Job functions: As a member of the state resource team:

• To provide facilitative support to the district for development of needs based district plans and for rolling out RMNCH+A strategies.
• To review various survey data, gap analysis data and reports generated by the department, to work out appropriate strategies for each districts to fill in the gaps.
• To facilitate planning, management and monitoring of RMNCH+A strategies.
• To coordinate with other program units functioning under NRHM (child health, maternal health, family planning, adolescent health cell, procurement cell, communitization cell, state IEC cell, etc) to seek their inputs for better planning and management.
• To provide facilitative support for continued capacity building of program managers at all level.
• To help monitoring of the progress against planned activities to initiate appropriate corrective actions.
• To coordinate with other members of the state resource team to function in a complementary manner.
• Development of district dash boards and using them as a monitoring tool to focus on poor performing districts and blocks.
• Participate in state level, divisional level and district level review meetings.
• To visit various service delivery sites and provide hands on techno-managerial support to overcome the gaps.
• To help for coordination of various development partners.
• Any other job assigned from time to time by the first supervisor and controlling officers.

Travel: The post requires extensive travel for around 10 – 12 days per month for providing continued techno-managerial support to the district program management units of 17 high focus districts, for field monitoring of RMNCH+A interventions and will also participate in district and divisional level review meetings.

Key deliverables:

• District wise gap analysis reports and district plans
• Dash boards for each district
• Performance reports of each process indicators.
• District wise monitoring reports
• Minutes of review meeting
• Quarterly work plan and achievement against quarterly work plan.
• Field mission reports, with monitoring checklists duly filled in, having follow up actions.
• Action taken report on follow up
• Documentation of processes involved in planning, organization, conduct, management and monitoring of training programs.

Reporting and documentation:

• Monthly travel plans approved by the first supervisor.
• Record of mission travels (Mission reports, which would include purpose, expected out puts, key observations and follow up).
• Record of corrective actions taken at various levels on the follow up points mentioned in the mission reports.
• Monthly/quarterly performance reporting against planned activities.
• Documentation of processes, gaps and feedback records
• Quarterly/Six monthly and annual performance appraisal report against predetermined tasks and assignments.
• Any other reporting and documentation asked by the supervisor in relation to functioning of the state resource unit.

QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE:

Qualification:


MBBS/ BAMS/BHMS with post graduation qualification in public health or health management or population sciences or masters in social sciences

Experience:

3-5 years of work experience at state, divisional or district level (preferably in MP) in public health and/or adolescent health program management and implementation either with government or with reputed agency/NGO.

Age limit: The candidate’s age should not be above 55 years (age limit could be relaxed for a deserving candidate).

Other desirable attributes:

• Ability to plan and supervise activities at State and District level.
• Must be willing to travel extensively in the State
• Capable of taking independent responsibility
• High level of computer proficiency with specific familiarity with commonly used Windows and MS Office software and database software.
• Excellent oral and written communication & presentation skills in English and Hindi.
• Good documentation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team with strong facilitation skills & ability to analyze reports, plan and monitor projects.
• Good understanding of NRHM and RCH2 and Health care delivery structure in the state.
• Good track record of credibility.

Compensation Offered: Rs. 488,000 to 6,16,000 per annum; TA/DA for official travel will be provided as per rules.

Estimated duration of contract:

Initially for one year. On satisfactory completion of the tasks and on review of performance appraisal, could be extended further on recommendations of the state government in consultation with UNFPA.
Selected consultant will be hired through an outsourced agency hired by UNFPA, for which the terms and conditions would be finalized by the outsourced agency in consultation with user department and UNFPA.

UNFPA’s role:

• UNFPA in consultation with GOMP officials and an outsourced agency would facilitate selection of candidate.
• Facilitate conduct of induction training of consultant.
• Will further firm up major tasks and deliverables of the consultant in coordination with the department.
• Will periodically review performance of consultant and share observations and recommendations to the department.
• Copies of all reports submitted to reporting/supervisory officer will be made available to UNFPA state office.
• UNFPA will jointly/independently review performance of training coordinator through participation in review meetings and also through field monitoring.
• Periodical and annual performance assessment will be done jointly by GOMP officials and UNFPA.
• Recommending or otherwise for continuation based on performance appraisal.
• UNFPA will have access to all reports and records of the consultant.

GOMP’s role:

• GOMP in consultation with UNFPA and an outsourced agency would facilitate selection of candidates.
• Initiate conduct of induction training of consultant.
• Will be responsible for supervision and monitoring of performance of consultant as per the deliverables.
• Will provide sitting and other logistics arrangements at the place of posting for facilitating consultant to function effectively, and will make all office facilities available to the consultant.
• Will inform all the concerned state, divisional and district level program officers about the roles and functions of the consultant and will issue instructions to provide them all the necessary help and support for facilitating him/her to perform his/her job functions effectively.
• Will jointly/independently review performance of consultant through participation in review meetings and also through field monitoring.
• Periodical and annual performance assessment will be done jointly by GOMP officials and UNFPA.
• Recommending or otherwise for continuation based on performance appraisal.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Operations Manager
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
55 Lodi Estate,
New Delhi – 110 003
Email: jobs.india@unfpa.org

LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12 April 2014

Candidate should also completed a United Nations Personal History Form (P-11). The P-11 form is available at the UNFPA website at http://www.unfpa.org.ph/index.php/opputunities/194-un-personal-history-forms-p11-download. The completed P-11 form with an updated resume should be submitted along with the application.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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