Friday, August 29, 2014

Lead - Health (NRLM) - CARE India (Apply by: 6 Sept'14)

Lead - Health (NRLM),
CARE India, New Delhi
POSITION VACANT *:  Lead - Health, NRLM (LHN), CARE India, New Delhi
* Subject to the signing of the grant agreement between CARE India and the donor
CARE India is a part of the CARE International Confederation working in 84 countries for a world where all people live in dignity and security.

CARE has been working in India for over 60 years, focusing on ending poverty and social injustice through comprehensive programs in health, education, livelihoods and disaster preparedness and response.
In recent years, CARE India has been involved with improving the quality and coverage of reproductive, maternal and child health, family planning, and nutrition services in the states of Bihar and UP, in collaboration with the government and key development actors viz. BMGF, DFID and the World Bank, amongst others. 
The Government of India, Ministry of Rural Development had launched the “National Rural Livelihood Mission” (NRLM) in June 2011 after restructuring its existing centrally sponsored flagship Scheme “Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana” (SGSY). The Government of India, through the National Rural Livelihoods Mission(NRLM) is endeavoring to organize poor families into their institutions at various levels and improve and enhance their livelihoods portfolio and socio-economic well-being through them. This includes social, financial and economic inclusion on a universal and saturation basis, and building their capacities to layer various interventions on their own sustainably in social development, food, nutrition, health, social and livelihoods security, accessing rights and entitlements and convergences. The NRLM functions in a mission mode for target based time bound delivery of outcomes. NRLM follows a demand driven approach and states formulate their own poverty alleviation plans on the basis of available allocation, resources and skills. Towards this end,National Mission Management Unit (NMMU) of the NRLM provides technical assistance to the states and the Ministry at the national level.
CARE India has been requested to strengthen the National Mission Management Unit of NRLM towards achieving this, by embedding a team of professionals into it. These team members shall provide technical inputs and support various processes at various levels in NRLM including strategy development, support planning, budgeting, capacity building, coordination, monitoring and advocacy.
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As part of this broad agenda, NRLM is facilitating technical support to states/SRLMs in implementing and rolling-out NRLM agenda in the states.
Under the guidance of Mission DirectorNRLM, and direct supervision of Chief Operating Officer, Social DevelopmentLead - Health, NRLM (LHN), shall be responsible for providing leadership and overall strategic direction, oversight and guidance in extending technical support on issues relating to Food, Nutrition and Health Security.
S/he will be part of the core team of NRLM and represent and network with other agencies as required. Programmatically, s/he reports to Chief Operating OfficerNMMU and/or Mission Director, NRLM.
The LH-NRLM must have significant proven experience in working with the institutions/collectives of poor in taking up interventions in food, nutrition and health security interventions. Sound knowledge of community-managed and/or public health institutions and systems, particularly NRHM, ICDS and PDS is desirable.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
(1) Providing support to State Rural Livelihoods Missions (SRLMs) to design and implement community-managed food, nutrition and health initiatives in the states;
(2) Initiating food, nutrition and health projects in states and providing technical support to SRLMs in this regard;
(3) Facilitating appropriate linkages for SRLMs with relevant resource agencies to integrate food, nutrition and health agenda in NRLM implementation;
(4) Facilitating convergence with programmes/ initiatives of other ministries in this area;
(5) Building and mentoring teams in NMMU and SRLMs to work on food, nutrition and health agenda;
(6) Leading and managing food, nutrition and health professionals at NMMU;
(7) Facilitating SRLMs to develop and implement guidelines and protocols for food, nutrition and health agendas, by integrating the same in the NRLM Framework;
(8) Facilitating SRLMs to design and develop capacity building modules and training materials and build capacity building architecture, resource pools/ teams etc., to take up capacity building in food, nutrition and health domain, for community and other various stakeholders;
(9) Supporting SRLMs with relevant analysis, state of the art knowledge, innovations, technologies and best practices of community-managed food, nutrition and health action for scaling up in the states through SRLMs;
(10) Supporting SRLMs in taking up action research to learn, build knowledge, develop models etc., in this domain for scaling-up;
(11) Supporting concurrent monitoring and data driven decision making processes in NRLM and SRLMs;
(12) Representing NMMU externally on the thematic aspects of food, nutrition and health, as appropriate;
(13) Positioning NMMU in relevant government forums and networks, around issues of strategic importance and impact;
(14) Serving NMMU as a member of its core management team;
(15) Performing any other related tasks consistent with the level of the post and/or assigned by the Mission DirectorNRLM.
Masters degree in Public Health, Medicine, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Management, Development Studies, or related field. MBBSs with extensive relevant experience, shall also be eligible.
(1) Applicants must have at least 20 years of relevant experience in development sector, including eight years in the health sector, with experience of design, planning and working in large-scale social development government programs at the national or state level;
(2) Proven track record in working with institutions for the poor, in taking up food, nutrition and health initiatives;
(3) Knowledge of public health institutions and systems, particularly NRHMICDSPDS, etc.;
(4) Experience in coordinating and facilitating senior complex teams and providing management advisory services.
Skills & Competencies:
(1) Community-managed project design;
(2) Health programming design;
(3) Gender sensitivity;
(4) Collaborative;
(5) Strategic and action oriented;
(6) Relationship/partnership building at multiple levels;
(7) High level of integrity and honesty;
(8) Strong facilitation skills;
(9) Pro-active with time and resource management skills;
(10) High energy and positive/constructive attitude;
(11) Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
(12) Openness to change and ability to manage complex situations;
(13) Ability to understand and consistently apply organizational policies and procedures in work;
(14) Responding positively to critical feedback and differing points of view;
(15) Ability and willingness to travel extensively.
Language Proficiency:
(1) The job requires proficiency in English language, including excellent writing skills.
(2) Good knowledge of Hindi is desirable and that of any state language/s, would be an advantage. 
CARE India is an equal opportunity and diversity promoting employer. Accordingly women, differently abled persons and SC/ ST/ OBC candidates, are especially encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant shall be offered a two to three year employment contract with CARE India.
The position offers gross compensation of Rs. 22 to 25 lacs per annum, on a cost to organization basis. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.
New Delhi
Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply with a cover letter that highlights their motivation to apply and suitability for the position applied, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, to, by or before September 6, 2014. Candidates are urged to apply immediately, as tele-interviews with strong applicants, are likely to be initiated almost right away.

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