Monday, November 30, 2015

Nutrition Team Leader - India Health Action Trust (Apply: December 13, 2015)

India Health Action Trust


India Health Action Trust (IHAT)
aims at improving public health in India and abroad by providing comprehensive technical assistance in program planning and management. IHAT and University of Manitoba (UoM), Canada with funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) have established a technical support unit (TSU) for the Government of Uttar Pradesh to provide techno-managerial support to improve coverage of key reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition (RMNCHN) interventions and services in the state. 
The UoM has additionally been awarded a grant to provide “Technical Support to the Government of Uttar Pradesh for improving the nutritional status among mothers, infant and young children”, the investment duration being 40 months, with the focus on the following 3 outcomes:

1. Increased ICDS capacity to deliver quality maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) interventions in UP
2. Increased health system capacity to deliver quality MIYCN interventions in UP
3. Increased use of MIYCN data for strategic decision-making in 25 HPDs in UP.

Technical Support Unit, Uttar Pradesh (TSU –UP) invite applications for the following positions for Nutrition project from competent and committed development professionals who are seeking meaningful and challenging assignments in Uttar Pradesh .
Nutrition Team Leader: 1 Position, Lucknow

Qualification, Skills & Competencies:
• The candidate should have minimum of MSc in Nutrition or MBBS/MD (Paeditrics) with 10-12 years of experience of implementing nutrition interventions or related development programmes. 
• Proven success in working in India with Government and NGOs at state and district levels. 
• Experience and understanding of introduction, implementation, and replication of key MNCH best practices.
• Proven ability to conceptualize and design operations research and demonstration projects.
• Experience in supervising others
• Able to work well independently and as part of team
• Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages
• Position involves travel.

Job Responsibilities: 
Nutrition Team Leader will be responsible for the day to day field level operations, implementation and design of facility and community intervention and will work in coordination with the state teams of other TSU projects. The specific functions of the Nutrition Team Leader will be as follows:

1. Provide leadership to the implementation of the community, facility and system level nutrition intervention, as per the finalized design.
2. Be accountable for the key outputs and outcomes envisaged in the grant.
3. Support and supervise the functions of state nutrition specialists and field teams
4. Coordinate with other team leaders for nutrition technical support
5. Day-to-day liaison with respective government counterparts

Reporting: The Nutrition Team Leader will report to the Nutrition Director, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 

For the above position, the salary will be commensurate with qualifications, relevant experience, skills and interview performance etc. which will be fixed based on IHAT salary fixation standards.

How to apply:

Your CV must be accompanied with:
• The updated CV should be in the prescribed IHAT Application Format Only
• Cover letter justifying suitability for the position – role fitment based on present and past work experience
• Current /last drawn compensation and expected compensation

Above position(s) involves travel and preferences will be given to candidates who have work experience with /Govt / Development sectors working in relevant projects & field 

IHAT provides safe working environment for all its employees; follows the principle of equal opportunity and encourages women candidates / physically challenged with required job specifications and skills to apply for the position(s).

We will be following a systematic selection process to fill this position based on experience, competency, suitability, aptitude to work with MNCH interventions and in-depth project knowledge. The Final decision lies with the interview panel and the selection committee. 

Please note only short listed candidates will be invited for further screening process.

Interested candidates please apply using the prescribed IHAT Application Format’ and email it to latest by 13th December, 2015. Candidates can visit to download the IHAT Application Format.

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