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Cardiovascular Health Senior Treatment Supervisors

Vital Strategies, Punjab and Kerala

1. POSITION VACANT:  Cardiovascular Health Senior Treatment Supervisors (CH-STSs), Vital Strategies, Punjab (8 vacancies) and Kerala (8 vacancies)

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

Vital Strategies is a global public health organization which aims to build a world where every person is protected by a strong public health system. Headquartered in New York City, Vital Strategies is involved in projects in more than 60 countries around the world with staff and offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America and South-East Asia. In India, Vital Strategies has presence in areas of tobacco control, road safety, data for health initiative, etc.

Vital Strategies’ global team combines evidence-based strategies with innovation to help build stronger public health systems and workforces; develop sound health policies; manage global projects; undertake epidemiologic and operational research and program evaluation; and design strategic communication for policy and behavior change.

Vital Strategies is an independent affiliate of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), whose mission is to bring innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle-income populations. Founded in 1920, with its Head Office in Paris, The Union today is both a non-profit institute with five scientific departments and several offices worldwide and a federation of close to 3,000 organisations and individuals who are committed to the same goals.

Vital Strategies is in the process of working in the area of cardiovascular health in partnership with government and national institutes. It is presently involved in obtaining the requisite statutory clearances and assembling a high-quality team of resource persons. The Union is supporting Vital Strategies in recruiting the best talent for this initiative in India. This is being executed through the Union’s South-East Asia Regional office.

For more information about Vital Strategies, please visit https://www.vitalstrategies.org/

For more information about the US$ 225 million, global, high impact, cardiovascular health initiative “Resolve”funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that Vital Strategies shall be bringing to India, please visit https://www.resolvetosavelives.org/

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Cardiovascular Health Officer (CVHO), Vital Strategies, the Cardiovascular Health Senior Treatment Supervisors (CH-STSs) shall be placed at the state and/or district level, to perform duties listed below.

Key Job Responsibilities:
(1) Take a lead role in ensuring timely reporting from district and sub-district levels on hypertension control program (and co-morbidities, especially diabetes) and ensure data quality;
(2) Provide intensive training and technical support to health care workers and other stakeholders in timely, accurate and complete documentation of patient blood pressure and status, as well as on aggregate reporting of hypertension data using a standardized recording and reporting system;
(3) Provide intensive training to health care workers and others or assist the CVHO in their training;
(4) Provide ongoing supervision of hypertension treatment at all facilities in the jurisdictions;
(5) Assist the CVHO with preparation and conduct of technical visits to facilities at the district, sub-district and institution level to develop capacity of program staff to assess and improve the quality of service delivery based on their data and also to document good practices;
(6) Assist the CVHO with validation of reported clinical data through triangulation of records and reports with other data sources, such as public health surveillance data;
(7) Conduct regular analysis of surveillance and epidemiological data and share findings with supervisor to facilitate appropriate follow up;
(8) Help monitor drug availability and timeliness of drug delivery to health facilities;
(9) Assist the CVHO with preparation of presentations, reports and strategic documents required for decision making and implementing at district and in the state;
(10) Assist the CVHO with preparation of regular reports to the hiring agency on adherence to clinical treatment protocols and performance on hypertension control based on clinical data and public health surveillance measures;
(11) Undertake other technical assistance activities as deemed appropriate and necessary by the CVHO, in conjunction with the hiring agency;
(12) The selected candidate is expected to work in unison with the other co-workers and with government counterparts.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification and Experience:
(1) Applicants must have a Bachelors degree. Qualifications or significant experience in public health, health care administration, medicine, or data science shall be an advantage, however, candidates with other qualifications shall also be considered;
(2) Possession of valid driver’s license for a two-wheeler, is desirable;
(3) Minimum two years experience of implementing public health projects/ programmes in association with the government; 
(4) Candidates with prior experience of having worked in the area of cardiovascular health, in addition to experience of program implementation shall be at an advantage.

Skills and Competencies: 
(1) Applicants with proven analytical skills shall be preferred;
(2) Candidates must have good computer skills, especially in Excel. (Applicants are likely to be tested in Excel and MS Office, to confirm their suitability);
(3) At least two-years’ experience of driving a two-wheeler;
(4) Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English;
(5) In the case of applicants for the post of CH-STS in Punjab, fluency in spoken Punjabi, alongwith fair reading and writing skills shall be preferred;
(6) In the case of applicants for the post of CH-STS in Kerala, fluency in spoken Malayalam, alongwith fair reading and writing skills shall be preferred;
(7) Willingness and ability to travel (upto about 15 days in a month) travel within the assigned district to health facilities at different levels, is essential.

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

Gross compensation budgeted for the position is Rs. 3.3 lacs per annum. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.

6. TENURE:

The successful candidates shall be issued an initial contract for a period of one year, extended annually based on performance.

7. LOCATIONS: Districts of Punjab and Kerala

8. REFERENCE: CH-STS-VS

9. 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

10. APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position, are requested to apply online to http://sams.co.in/findapp/CHSTSform.php or alternately send their CVs at csts-vs@sams.co.in by or before September 22, 2017.