Thursday, September 13, 2018

District Health Coordinators - World Health Organization (WHO)

1. POSITION VACANT: District Health Coordinators for Chhattisgarh (Bijapur, Dantewada and Sukma)
The Health Sustainable Developments Goals (h-SDG) have Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as the overarching goal to achieve all other health related global targets. In order to achieve UHC, it is widely recognized that investments are needed in national health systems based on a strong primary health care model.

The 2017 National Health Policy reflects the commitment of the Government of India to progress towards UHC. The recently announced Ayushman Bharat Program (ABP) aims to address health holistically by expanding a range of essential health services for Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) through Health and Wellness Centers (HWC) and increasing financial protection through the National Health Protection Mission (NHPM).
WHO India is providing technical support to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of India and NITI Aayog, amongst others, on ABP at the national level. WHO has also received requests from states for technical assistance on health systems strengthening to ensure successful roll-out and scale-up of initiatives proposed under the ABP.
The objective of the consultancy is to provide technical assistance to State Governments for the efficient and effective implementation of health policies and programs and advancement towards UHC (accessibility, availability and affordability).
The District Health Coordinator shall function as the WHO technical focal point and work closely with the District Health Department, District Health Mission, other stakeholders and implementing partners.
The work will require travel within the district with occasional travel to state capital.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
(1) Support the district in roll-out of HWCs and implementation of all components of CPHC:

(a) Preparation of a district operational plan and defining strategies/ interventions;
(b) Preparedness assessment, planning and monitoring of the roll-out of HWCs guided by national operational guidelines;

(2) Identify and develop context-specific service delivery models and workflow dynamics;
(3) Support the strengthening of district training sites and capacity building of primary health care provider teams for delivering comprehensive primary health care service packages;
(4) Work together with district and block teams in supportive supervision, data management, process documentation and evidence generation;
(5) Provide regular feedback and guidance to the State Government based on evidence from monitoring of activities at district level;
(6) Collaborate with and foster partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders for health system strengthening at the district level;
(7) Other duties, which may be assigned from time to time.
Applicants must have a University Degree in Medicine, Social Science or Health related discipline.
Applicants having a Masters’ Degree in Public Health, Social Science or Health related discipline, shall be preferred.
(1) Applicants must have a minimum of two years’ experience in health service delivery at the district or state level;
(2) Relevant experience in health planning and monitoring;
(3) Experience in providing assistance to implementation of health programs.
(1) Applicants having a minimum of four years’ experience in the area of health systems and/or public health at the district or state level;
(2) Applicants having experience in working with government health officials, other health actors shall be at an advantage.
Skills and Competencies:
(1) Good understanding of the Indian health system;
(2) Good analytical, negotiation, teamwork and communication (oral and written) skills;
(3) Fluent in English and ability to understand the local language.
6. COMPENSATION OFFERED: The gross remuneration will be as per pay band ranges for national consultants of WHO India.
7. LOCATION: Districts of Chhattisgarh: Bijapur, Dantewada and Sukma
8. CONTRACT: Successful candidates shall be offered consultancy contracts by WHO India till December 2019. Extension of contract is subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
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Eligible candidates must ensure that their application is emailed to by or before September 23, 2018 and is accompanied by an updated CV/resume, indicates location preference and has details of three references.
Applicants are requested to clearly mention their interest in vacancies in Bijapur, Dantewada and/or Sukma in the Subject of their Email applications.

Applicants applying for all the locations, are requested to clearly mention the order of preference, between the above mentioned three districts, in their respective CVs.

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