Saturday, February 3, 2018

District Child Survival Coordinator - International Development Agency

1. POSITION VACANT: District Child Survival Coordinator, International Development Agency, Shivpuri Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh
Our client is a respected, International Development Agency, that works across the globe to promote children's survival, protection and development.

Project Background
Health program in MP is one of the most challenging programs in view of the State having high IMR and MMR. The last country program has witnessed the establishment of SNCUs in all districts, extension of NBCCs and NBSUs and development of Model Labour Rooms. In addition, infection control through improvements in WASH infrastructure and practices have received a boost and is institutionalized in these districts. RMNCHA planning and budgeting in the district PIPs have been supported and regular follow up using the CTA score card has been achieved. Immunization has witnessed the successful facilitation of Mission Indradhanush and Intensified Mission Indradhanush across these districts and improvement in supply chain management through the EVM initiative.
The Continuum of Care model conceptualized and piloted by IDA along with State and District health society in Guna and Shivpuri has been mainstreamed and has become the guiding principle of State Maternal and Child health Plan. Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Health+ Adolescent (RMNCH+A) strategy has key indicators based on the “continuum of care “through various stages of the life cycle, with Inclusion of adolescence as a major life cycle stage in reproductive and child health programs of NHM  across the country. RMNCH+A strategy provides a comprehensive framework for programming to improve women and children’s health. To make progress on the most critical interventions, focus on the first 1000-day window of opportunity between pregnancy and the first 24 months is critical with a broader lifecycle approach. Based on a composite health index, districts within a state were ranked and the bottom 25% of districts along with those affected by left wing extremism were selected as HPDs.
Initially, a total 184 high priority districts had been identified across India to intensify efforts across the country. Government of India had identified 17 RMNCH+A districts in Madhya Pradesh including Alirajpur, Jhabua, Panna, Chhatarpur, Tikamgarh, Sagar, Raisen, Damoh, Barwani, Dindori, Satna, Siddhi, Singrauli, Shahdol, Umaria, Annuppur and Mandla.  In 2017, the revised list of 20 RMNCH+A focus districts was identified for Madhya Pradesh. The revised list does not contain the earlier HPDs Sagar, Raisen, Umaria and Anuppur and includes the new HPDs Ashoknagar, Shivpuri, Sheopur, Vidisha, Khandwa and Guna. In 2016, after the exit of DFID, Tata Trust has taken over as the lead partner in Madhya Pradesh.
IDA is currently supporting 4 RMNCH+A districts, viz; Shahdol, Anuppur, Umaria and Mandla of which 2 (Umaria and Anuppur) are no longer in the HPD list. However, IDA support will continue for 2018-19 in these districts to carry forward the work done and consolidate progress in these districts.  Additionally, IDA also supports 3 high focus districts Guna, Shivpuri and Sheopur, which are included in the new HPD list. For 2018, IDA will provide support for the five RMNCHA HPDs Mandla, Shahdol, Guna, Shivpuri and Sheopur and the two IDA focus districts of Umaria and Anuppur. In addition, Alirajpur and Jhabua will be taken up by IDA in 2018-19 with a predominantly adolescent programming focus. 
The broad principles of harmonization are value addition to the national programme, technical and managerial support across thematic areas, role of development partners as mentors and catalysts, standardized guidelines and innovations in service delivery mechanisms.
Under the overall guidance of the Chief Medical and Health Officer, Shivpuri Sheopur and technical supervision of Health Specialist, IDA, Bhopal Office, the District Child Survival Coordinator (DCSC) shall be responsible for providing techno-managerial support to the districts to monitor implementation of key RMNCH+A interventions in the districts.
Key Deliverables:
Technical area/ Subject
Routine Immunization/ Village Health Nutrition Day (VHND)
Development of session and supervision micro planning for rural and urban areas as per standards of the districts assigned
Micro plans review reports, session site supervision reports Minutes of Review meetings, micro- planning meetings at SC, Sector, Block & District level
Field Visit reports.
Monitoring of Alternate Vaccine Delivery Plans (AVD) plans
AVD plans and maps- in hard and soft copy for all focal points review reports.
Monitoring of all Cold Chain Focal Points (CCFPs) with updated registers are at all focal points to be completed by quarter end  for districts assigned – EVM compliance
Quarterly (Mar, Jun,)
Analysis report of all Cold Chain Focal Points monitoring (Quarterly)
Cold Chain Monitoring field visit reports
Facilitate NCCMIS and RCH portal updating on weekly basis in assigned districts with minimum one block/ district/ month visit - Data validation
Friday of every week
Weekly Updated report from National Cold Chain MIS (NCCMIS) reports
Field Visit reports
Monitor training on RI- HWs/MOs, Cold Chain, CBI RI, etc- quality assurance and % completion status in assigned districts.
Training supervision report and % of trained manpower
Training Quality Monitoring reports
VHND Session Monitoring- Monitor 8 sessions/month (every Tuesday and Friday) in assigned districts
Block and Session Monitoring- 2-3 reports per month
Ensure VHND Session supervision by Govt officials and Phase-wise updation of VHND service quality at all sessions in assigned districts
VHND Monitoring reports  as per VHND Quality Assurance Checklist
Analyzed reports
Support and coordinate implementation of Mission Indradhanush and Newer Vaccine Introductions and Cold Chain and AEFI monitoring, Epidemic reporting (e.g. Measles)
District Training Monitoring reports for MI and new vaccines
District Field Visit reports for roll out of new vaccines- 2-3 blocks per month
Newborn and Child Health
Monitor functionality and quality care at (PoCQI) SNCU including community and facility follow up data and linkages with RBSK/ECD interventions, focus on Vit K, KMC, ANC Steroids, Inj GM interventions
Friday of every week
SNCU dashboard indicators monitoring reports weekly reports
Monitor operationalization and quality assurance of NBSUs and NBCCs
NBSU and NBCC monitoring reports 2 blocks per month
 Monitor training on FBNC, NBC, etc- quality assurance and % completion status. 
Training Quality Monitoring reports quarterly
Monitor training on ASHA for quality assurance and % completion status and monitoring HBNC practices by frontline workers post training
Training Quality Monitoring reports (% of sanctioned vs trained manpower, Training Quality Indicators e.g Pre-and Post-assessment and post training mentoring reports)
Monitor Child Death/ Infant reporting and reviews at facilities and communities, including AEFI monitoring
CDR MDR analyzed reports monthly
CDR Training reports at block level

Ensure availability of Zn and ORS at all session sites and with all ASHA workers and monitor their use
Essential Drugs and Supply monitoring reports at district, block and facility level
Field monitoring reports in Stock status

Support Newer intervention trainings like Vit K, ANC Steroids, GM, KMC, CDR, MPAPPD and MPNAP plan endorsements by Dist Collector, IDCF and other interventions
Quarterly training and reviews reports
Maternal Health
Ensure quality ANC service delivery at VHNDs by frontline workers
Monitoring report on key indicators of ANC at VHND- 2-3 sites per month
Field Trip reports 4-6 DPs and 2-3 blocks  per month Use RMNCHA Checklist
Model Labour Room Checklist monitoring reports
Monitor quality Intrapartum Care in LR/ support to LaQSHYA with focus on NBCC and PNC services by frontline workers.
Model Labour Room Monitoring checklist
Monitor referral services through JSSK JSY and OPE and call center software
Monitor operationalization and quality of service delivery at DP at MCH level 1, 2 and 3 centres
Monitor training on SBA - quality assurance and % completion status.
Training Quality monitoring reports
Monitor MDSR and MNM   reporting and reviews at facilities and communities
MDR analyzed reports
MDR review meeting reports
Bed net distribution reports in Endemic areas
Monitor distribution and use of bed nets by community in villages having API more than 5
Adolescent Health
Monitor operationalization and quality of service delivery of AFHS services at all institutions in assigned districts.
Identification and Management of Teenage Pregnancies/ Monitoring baseline for Adolescent Health
No. of Adolescent clinics functional
% Footfall in Adolescent clinic reports
Field Visit reports to Adolescent clinics
Monitor training on ARSH - quality assurance and % completion status.
Training Quality Monitoring reports
Monitoring visits to be completed as per RMNCH+A monitoring formats
Supportive Supervision Tools based Field Visit reports
Support RMNCH+A gap analysis in district with quality report generation
Analyzed reports
Facilitate monthly report submission on time with quality from RMNCH+A districts
Monthly reports from districts
Preparation of monthly updates for development partners meeting on RMNCH+A
Notes/updates / power points
Monthly Score Cards and Quarterly Score Cards
WASH assessment of health facilities
Support and coordinate WASH assessment and Improvement Plan at select health facilities. WASH Improvement Plan, WASH Monitoring checklist and coordination with WASH/QA cell teams
Post Assessment Improvement plan monitoring reports
To coordinate regularly with District Functionaries
Coordinate meetings with District Functionaries, District Collector, CMHO, CS, DIO Health and other sector functionaries and consultants for Inter-sectoral convergence for key interventions like IAPPD, INAP, MI, New Vaccines, IDCF, IYCF  etc.
Meeting Agenda and Minutes
The Consultant will submit the monthly report of deliverables to the Third-Party Agency (TPA) with a copy to the Technical and immediate supervisor, by the 25th of every month, along with relevant field trip training/activity reports annexed.  Monthly travel plan to be submitted to Third Party Agency (TPA) based on joint agreement of NHM and IDA MP by the 25th of every month for the subsequent month. Any change in deliverable, due to change in government priorities, needs to be informed in advance to the IDA Health Specialist.
Graduate in Medicine/ Alternative Medicine (BHMS/BAMS/BDS/) with Post Graduate degree in Public Health, Community Medicine, Social sciences, Social work or in health / hospital administration.
Five-eight years' experience of working closely with Government counterparts at block and district level.
Skills and Competencies:
(1) Should possess ability to plan and execute activities at district level;
(2) Good track record of credibility, trust and honesty;
(3) Knowledge of English and Hindi is essential;
(4) Proficiency in MS office, Data management and Analysis and report writing is an asset;
(5) Must be willing to travel extensively in the district and should can take on independent responsibility.
The DCSC shall be hired on a consultancy contract through Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS), a respected HR Agency.
Professional fees of the selected candidate shall be Rs. 69,200/- per month for the period of the consultancy assignment. (Note: Subsistence, Mobility and Contingency support shall be separately provided, to address field travel and related costs incurred by the DCSC).
7. LOCATION: Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh with need base travel to field.
The consultancy assignment will be effective from the date of joining till June 30, 2018.
Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to 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 organization and expected compensation, by February 12, 2018.

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