Saturday, February 3, 2018

Regional Child Survival Coordinator - International Development Agency

1. POSITION VACANT: Regional Child Survival Coordinator, International Development Agency, Jabalpur and Rewa Region, Madhya Pradesh
2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:
Our client is a respected, International Development Agency, that works across the globe to promote children's survival, protection and development.

Project Background:
Madhya Pradesh (MP) is the second largest Indian state in size with the target population around 2 million infants, around 2.2 million pregnant ladies. Though the full immunization coverage of the State has increased from 36.2% in DLHS 3 to 53.6% in NFHS 4 (2014-15), there are 27 districts in the State which have full immunization coverage below state average and amongst them 21 districts have < 50% coverage (NFHS 4). However, there are inter-district disparities in fully immunized children coverage with Raisen having highest coverage of 78.5% and Alirajpur having lowest coverage of 22.6%. Recently GoI has announced Intensified Mission Indradhanush which is a focused strategy to cover dropouts and left outs by ensuring a broad-based engagement of all stakeholders in the immunization program. This is already operationalized in MP in 2017 and the gains made under IMI will be incorporated in RI in 2018.
95.6% of children suffering from diarrhea received ORS/ORT/HAF but the data on use of Zn in diarrhea management is not available. State having high burden of malnutrition, highest IMR and high U5MR, needs to promote use of ORS and Zn in diarrhea management to decrease morbidity and mortality due to diarrhea. Govt of India NHM has piloted the India Action Plan for Prevention of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (IAPPD) and India Newborn Action Plan (INAP) in 2014 in four states MP, Rajasthan, UP and Bihar to strengthen pneumonia and diarrhea. IDA is providing the necessary technical support to strengthen RI and diarrhea management program.
3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the overall guidance of the direct supervision of Regional Joint Director- Jabalpur in coordination with the Deputy Director, Immunization and Deputy Director Child Health and technical coordination and liaison with the Health Specialist- IDA, Bhopal Office, the Regional Child Survival Coordinator (RCSC), shall be responsible for strengthening RI coverage and management of pneumonia and diarrhea for poor performing districts of Bhopal, Indore and Ujjain regions. The Consultant will facilitate the GoMP and IDA to sustain the gains made in the previous years and improve the quality aspects of RI program and PD management.
Key Deliverables:
SN
Technical area/ Subject
Activity
Timeline
Deliverables
1
RI Supportive Supervision and Monitoring
Supportive Supervision at all levels (District, Block, Session and house to House)
Monthly
Analysis report of monitoring
Supportive Supervision of all Cold Chain Focal Points (CCFPs) to be completed by quarter end and Cold Chain registers are updated at all focal points  
Analysis report of all Cold chain Focal Points monitoring
Quality Assurance of Supportive Supervision by Immunization Field Volunteers/ Medical College officials/ govt. supervisors
Data validation and triangulation
Joint monitoring visits- observations
Generation of district level RI monitoring reports for all districts
Monitor CBIRI training and implementation
District reports- Field trip reports- MI focus, RMNCHA and IDAfocus districts
Phase-wise updation of VHND service quality at all sessions
Quality assurance report for each session planed in the phase
Support, coordinate and monitor implementation of Mission Indradhanush and New Vaccine introduction and MR campaign
Monthly reports
AEFI Review Meetings and investigation reports in self division
District AEFI Committee meeting reports
2
Cold Chain
NCCMIS- equipment wise update and reports, HMIS Antigen wise coverage in self region is updated on weekly basis
Friday of every week
Weekly NCCMIS system generated reports
Support operationalization of new Cold Chain Focal Points
Monthly
District Reports
Strengthen District Cold Chain store and Cold Chain Focal points infrastructure
Cold Chain Monitoring reports
Ensure operationalization and regular updation of EVLMS
EVLMS system generated reports
Support State EVM assessment and compliance
Assessment reports
Strengthen Cold Chain Supervision by CCHs/ CCTs / DIOs
District reports of Cold Chain Monitoring
Generation and display of AVD plans and maps at all cold chain points
Monthly
AVD plans and maps- in hard and soft copy for all focal points with photos
3
Capacity Building/ Training
Facilitate and Monitor training on RI- HWs/MOs, Cold Chain, etc- quality assurance and % completion status.
Monthly
Training supervision report and % of trained manpower
Facilitate training of EVLMS, EVM, AEFI review, State / District Divisional Task force
Training reports
Facilitate trainings of frontline functionaries in areas of Pneumonia and diarrhea management
Training reports
Newer Intervention trainings Inj GM, KMC, Vit K, CDR, Inj ANC Steroids
Training reports
WASH Assessment training reports
Training reports
4
Reviews and monitoring
Ensure quarterly RI review meetings at district and block levels
Quarterly (Mar, Jun)
MoM of meetings
Participate in divisional/state RI review meetings
Quarterly (Mar, Jun)
Reports
Quarterly district/ divisional review of progress on diarrhea management with all district factsheets (as a part of routine government review meeting)
Meeting minutes
Support and coordinate for facility WASH assessment
Assessment/ monitoring reports
5
Pneumonia Diarrhea management
Monitoring visits for strengthening availability, use and awareness of ORS and Zn, SDMIS Updates
Monthly
Monitoring reports
Prepare district monitoring reports/ factsheets for ORS-Zn availability, use and awareness
Quarterly (Mar, Jun)
District reports/ factsheets
Support SDMIS updates, Endorsement of IAPPD and INAP in PIP for the division and focus on IDA HPDs,
Quarterly (Mar, Jun)

Support link to newer interventions- CDR, MDR, meetings, AEFI investigations, Inj Gm, Vit, K, KMC, ANC steroids, IDCF, ORS and Zinc, IAPPD skills based trainings
Quarterly (Mar, Jun)
Training reports, Meeting reports
Facilitate CDR in districts of the division focus on IDA supported HPDs
Quarterly (Mar, Jun)
CDR Training and review meeting reports
Quarterly /Monthly review with Divisional Commissioners, RJDs and Health and other sectors in the division
Quarterly (Mar, Jun)
Review Meeting Agenda and Minutes/reports
Support to WASH Assessment in the IDAFocus Districts
Monthly
Improvement plan update reports
6
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.
4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:
Qualification and Experience:
Post Graduate degree in Community Medicine/ Public Health/ Pediatrics/ Family medicine or equivalent with one years’ experience of program management/ RI
OR 
Graduate in alternate Systems of Medicine (BPT/BHMS/BDS/BAMS) with Post Graduate Diploma in Health Management/Health Administration/ RCH management or equivalent with 8-12 years of experience of working closely in field of Public Health/ Immunization.
Skills and Competencies:
(1) State level experience of working in immunization will be desired
(2) Ability to plan and monitor activities at state level. 
(3) Must be willing to travel extensively in the divisions and State. 
(4) Knowledge of English and Hindi languages and computer is essential.
5. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:
The RCSC shall be hired on a consultancy contract through Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS), a respected HR Agency.
6. PROFESSIONAL FEES:
Professional fees of the selected candidate shall be Rs. 1,04,000/- 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 RCSC).
7. LOCATION: Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh with need base travel to field.
8. DURATION: The consultancy assignment will be effective from the date of joining till June 30, 2018.
9. REFERENCE: RCSC-JABALPUR
10. CONTACT INFORMATION:
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
Email: rcsc-jabalpur@sams.co.in
11. APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to rcsc-jabalpur@sams.co.in 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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