Thursday, July 24, 2014

Maternal & New-born Health Manager - Save the Children (Apply by: 5 Aug;14)


Maternal and New-born Health Manager, Save the Children India, Ranchi

1. POSITION VACANT:  Maternal and New-born Health Manager (MNHM), Save the Children India, Ranchi
2BACKGROUND: Save the Children (SC), India, a client of Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS), is a part of Save the Children International,the world’s leading independent organization for children, working in 120 countries to save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential. Operational in India across 12 states, SC India works tirelessly to ensure the right to survival, protection, development and participation of every child.
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SC India in Jharkhand is rolling out a Health Project, empowering communities to realize their rights to access quality services focusing on Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN). SCIndia intends to implement salient activities over a period of three years, to empower village level health and sanitation committees, build the capacity of frontline health workers, and engage with the Government to enhance the quality of MCHN services. This project will be implemented in districts of SanthalParganas area of Jharkhand, in partnership with local NGOs and the State Government. 

This project has a key role to play in a larger campaign called EVERY ONE. The current levels of child mortality and malnutrition in India are unacceptably high and an affront to the rights of hundreds of millions of children. The SCAlliance has agreed “Newborn and Child Survival” to be the focus of their premier campaign around the world for the next five years and thus, SC India is playing a lead role in this campaign.

SC India aspiresthat no child under the age of two shall die from preventable causes and public attitudes in India and shall not tolerate a return to previously high levels of child deaths. SC Indiatargets the achievement of Millennium Development Goal 4. Over the next few years, SC shall be deploying significant efforts and resources onto this area, both in India and internationally. The main result that SC India is working towards is to significantly reduce child mortality and malnutrition, achieved via:

(1) Increased access/ availability of health, nutrition and water and sanitation services for children;
(2) Improved quality of Government health, nutrition and water and sanitation services;
(3) Increased community knowledge of, attitude towards and acceptance and use of key health, nutrition and water and sanitation services;
(4) Improved public health awareness and behaviour;
(5) More effective central and state-level policies and resource allocation for MCHN and water and sanitation services.

SC India would like to recruit an experienced and dynamic health professional to lead its efforts for improving maternal, neonatal and child health indicators in Jharkhand. S/he shall ideally be a Newborn Child Specialist, sharing a passionate commitment to improving the health and nutritional status of India’s children, with specific insight into issues that are of relevance for Jharkhand and the strong belief that this can be achieved.

Reporting to the State Programme Managerincluding, support and guidance from the National Manager – Health & Nutrition and working in close coordination with the National Newborn Child Survival Director/team, the incumbentshalltake overall responsibility for the design, implementation and management of the project in the said area of Jharkhand. S/he shall significantly contribute to developing a clear and effective health and nutrition plan for SC India’s health and nutrition programme in the State.
Key Job Deliverables:
(1) Implementing the project operational plan under the guidance of the State Programme Manager;
(2) Developing clear and effective child survival, and, infant and young child nutrition plan in Jharkhand, in line with the child survival strategy of SC India;
(3) Sharing the good practices as observed in the project with all stakeholders and the National team for larger level benefits through replication;
(4) Enhancing credibility and reputation for SC India with the Government of Jharkhand with significant practical experience and policy insight in order to contribute to collective efforts to improve the health and nutritional status of children in India.
Key Job Responsibilities:
(1) Playing a lead role in implementing the project plan;
(2) Supporting implementation of Child Survival focussed intervention in the Statein line with the health and nutrition strategy of SC India;
(3) Providing techno-managerial support to the state team for effective implementation of the activities;
(4) Coordinating with all the stakeholders at the state level to seek advice and support for improving program performance;
(5) Organizing district and state level consultations/ meetings on improving urban health status to push the agenda to highest priority;
(6) Working for strengthening convergence among various sectors, havinga direct/ indirect bearing on urban child survival status;
(7) Line managing the partner and partner staff such as Medical Officer, Project Coordinator, etc., in a way that enhances their efforts to provide training, technical support and regular monitoring visits to the child survival program areas;
(8) Taking overall responsibility of management of all project related activities, conceptualising new project/programme, preparing write up for mobilising resources for similar kind of intervention for other areas in the state;
(9) Providing additional support to child survival activities as per the requirement of state and the National team. 


Applicants must possess MBBS / MPH/ MD (Paediatrics/ Obstetrics/ Community Medicine, Preventive and Social Medicine) and/ or equivalent.
(1) Minimum five years experience of working on health issues, preferably maternal and child health, and nutrition;
(2) Must possess minimum three years of experience in programme management and implementation of health programmes, preferably within the NGO sector.
Skills and Competencies:
(1) Applicants having good understanding/ knowledge of the government policies/laws/ programmes relating to health and nutrition issues in India, especially in Jharkhand, shall be an advantage;
(2) Must possess excellent networking and negotiation skills with fair levels of diplomacy;
(3) Good interpersonal skills including problem solving and leadership abilities;
(4) Demonstrable planning, facilitation and presentation skills;
(5) Excellent writing and documentation skills;
(5) Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Hindi.

The gross remuneration budgeted for this position is attractive. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate

The position will be based at Ranchi. 

7. REFERENCE:     


Ms. Rupal Talwar, Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone No.- 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612; 


Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested apply to  with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organisation and expected compensation, by or before August 5, 2014. For further details please visit our website

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