Wednesday, April 9, 2014

State FP Training Consultant - UNFPA (Apply by: 12 April 2014)

Postion Tittle: State FP Training Consultant

Location: State Family Welfare Bureau: Madhya Pradesh


The state of Madhya Pradesh has been making concrete and streamlined efforts to increase contraceptive prevalence to achieve the TFR of 2.1. DLHS-3 (2007-08) data show that current use of any modern family planning method is 53.1% out of which female sterilization is 45.1% and male sterilization accounts for 0.8% only.
DLHS-3 survey also revealed that total unmet need for FP is 19.3% (for spacing 8.6% and for limiting methods it is 10.7%).

Access and availability of services are important factors that determine programme performance. With regard to sterilization services, 95 per cent of female and 89 per cent of male sterilizations are being performed at a public health facility. Given that the presence of the private sector is marginal, there is major client load on the public health system. Hence, if sterilization services in Madhya Pradesh have to pick up, public health system has to gear itself and other options of public–private partnership, wherever feasible, will have to be explored.

Almost 90% of the trained and performing surgeons and gynecologists are working at district hospitals. With improved response to institutional deliveries, workload of gynecologists has increased many-fold and therefore their services can not be made available for outreach sterilization camps on regular basis. Non availability of minimum required performing surgeons within the district is an important reason for lack of service provision available round the year. Moreover, workload on whatever available surgeons and performing sterilizations through organization of mega camps is an important reason for compromising quality of sterilization services in the state.

Available data for the state do not show encouraging response to spacing methods, which calls for systematic efforts to address unmet needs for spacing methods. And without addressing unmet needs for spacing methods through informed choice and cafeteria approach, with focus on priority on young couples, it will not be possible for the state to achieve its demographic goals.

Poor response to skill based training programs in family planning (for permanent and spacing methods), quality of training, post training hands on support (for improving the pool of service providers within the district), systematic planning and support for developing more and more static family planning units, systematic planning, organization and monitoring of quality services in camps, logistics management, effective functioning of district quality assurance committees and realistic development and implementation of district family planning plans and improving service delivery of both spacing and permanent methods, are some of the major problems the state is facing for achieving the desired results.

Development of trained and skilled manpower competent to provide family planning services (temporary and permanent) within easy reach of population through static units on a fixed day is therefore key towards expediting the Goal of achievement of TFR for the state.

Major Job functions of state training consultant:

The state training consultant will work from the office of Director Family Welfare and will work under his/her direct administrative and technical control. He/she will be responsible for providing technical and program management support for planning, management and monitoring of FP training programs, including post training hands of support to improve service delivery sites. He/she will facilitate:

• Operationalization of at all CEmOC and selected BEmOC institutions in the district for providing static FP services on regular basis and monitoring performance of these institutes
• Rolling out all FP training programs and ensuring quality of training.
• Planning, management and monitoring for increasing the number of service delivery sites providing regular IUD services (sub health centres)
• Monitoring performance of service delivery sites and service providers.
• Coordinate with other FP and MCH consultants supported by UNFPA for rolling out “Mamata” campaign launched by the department.

As part of the work, the Consultant, under direction of the Director Family Welfare, will interact with the districts, designated training institutions, and will undertake field visits to the districts for programme planning, management and monitoring.

Specifically the roles and responsibilities will be:

1. Review and functioning of existing FP static units in the district, find out the bottlenecks in terms of availability of trained manpower, logistics, drugs and material supplies, status of service delivery provision in these institutes and bring up these issues to the notice of concerned CMHOs of the district and divisional joint director for taking necessary corrective actions. He/she will also follow up on the actions taken.
2. Provide facilitation for starting new static FP centres in the districts as per GOI guidelines.
3. Support for development of state PIP which would include, development of facility operationalisation plans (FP), training plans and, HR (support for hiring etc), training monitoring, service provision monitoring including equipments and supplies, etc,
4. To develop rational training calendar (for conventional tubectomy, NSV, laparoscopic sterilization, IUD training for ANMs, etc), in accordance with the capacities of the existing training centers. Provide facilitation for planning, organization of training programs, monitor quality of training and provide facilitation for post training hands on support at their working sites. Monitor training performance as per approved training plan.
5. Coordinate with state maternal health cell on operationalization of MCH centers and work in coordination with state Maternal Health Cell.
6. Coordinate with other FP consultants and MH consultants supported by UNFPA to work in close collaboration to complement efforts and to avoid duplication of efforts.
7. To participate in meetings related with review of RCH program.
8. Documentation of inputs provided and reporting of performance.
9. Any other roles and responsibilities assigned from time to time directly or indirectly concerned with job responsibilities of the post.

The Consultant will submit her / his quarterly report on above areas to the Mission Director through Director Family Welfare and UNFPA MP.


• Availability of district training plans, facility operationalisation plans, HR plans for districts and the state.
• Quarterly reports on Performance of trainings – Number of batches organized as against planned. And, number of trainees reported as against expected
• Number of fully functioning static FP units as against planned as per GOI criteria.
• Number of new static FP units operationalized as per GOI criteria.
• Availability of periodical performance reports of designated static units and also performance in camps. Availability periodical performance reports of IUD insertion by trained ANMs.
• Field mission reports, with monitoring checklists duly filled in, having follow up actions. And, availability of action taken report from concerned officers responsible for taking follow up actions.
• Documentation of processes involved in planning, organization, conduct, management and monitoring of training programs.

Time distribution of work: Tentative time distribution of the Consultant would be: 30% for programme management, 50% for travel to districts for monitoring, 20% for review and office work, including quarterly report generation. The post requires extensive travel for around 15 days in a month to the districts and to health institutions within the districts.



MBBS from a recognized university with Post Graduate degree or diploma in public health/community medicine/obstetric or gynec, or health management or population sciences.

Candidates with Non-MBBS qualification are not eligible for this position.


Minimum 5 years of work experience at state, divisional or district level (preferably in MP) in public health programme management and implementation, preferably with focus on family planning or RCH related programs either with government or with reputed agency/NGO.


- Familiarity with RCH programmes implementation, data analysis and monitoring, coordination and follow-up.
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and us of PowerPoint is essential.

Age limit: The candidate’s age should not be above 55 years.

Compensation Offered: Rs. Rs. 6,48,000- 776,000 per annum (No additional benefits). TA/DA for official travel will be provided as per rules.

Reporting and Supervision Mechanism: The Consultant will directly report to Director State Family Welfare Bureau, who would also review his/her performance as a first reporting officer. Annual Performance report will then be sent to UNFPA State office for review and comments.

Role of UNFPA, MP: UNFPA MP will provide overall technical guidance to the state training coordinator by way of joint meetings with Mission Director, director family welfare, and other state program officers, UNFPA will help the Consultants get support from all relevant sections of state health society, divisional program officers, training institutions and districts. Quarterly review meetings will be held with the Consultant to monitor the performance and progress of the Consultant.

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


Operations Manager,
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),
55 Lodi Estate,
New Delhi 110 003.



Candidates should also complete a United Nations Personal History Form (P-11). The P-11 form is available at the UNFPA website at 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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