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Divisional RMNCH+A Coordinator (C2A)

International Development Agency

Gaya/ Purnia, Bihar

1. POSITION VACANT: Divisional RMNCH+A Coordinator (C2A), International Development Agency, Patna, Bihar

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

Following the Government of India ‘Call to Action (CTA) Summit’ on 7-9 February 2013, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) launched a multi-year campaign focusing on Reproductive Maternal Newborn &Child Health + Adolescents (RMNCH+A) aimed at health and health-related systems strengthening (including Nutrition, WASH, etc.) to influence key interventions for the prevention and treatment of diseases that result in unacceptable levels of under-five mortality and morbidity in India’s high risk and vulnerable communities. 

The overarching goal of the RMNCH+A campaign is to ensure that India accelerates progress to achieve the U5MR goal of 20 per 1,000 live births by 2035, as per “A Promise Renewed” Target of SDG.

The RMNCH+A Initiative, comprising interventions and a robust communication campaign is to be implemented in all States, with specific focus on high priority districts, selected on the basis of the health and social indicators for children and their mothers.

To accelerate achievement of RMNCH+A indicators in the very low performing districts, IDA as a partner is expected to provide technical assistance through District Consultants placed with the HPDs. Under the overall guidance of the DHS, this specific support will aim at building capacity of the district health managers/supervisors to:

(1) Support district level processes for health systems strengthening, including bottleneck/gap & resources analysis and, based on findings, support the development of District RMNCH+A action plan, including the SBCC component;
(2) Identify capacity gaps and facilitate on-the-job capacity-building of RMNCH+A and related service providers at district, block and facility levels;
(3) Co-ordinate district-level compilation, periodic review and analysis of data received from block level, including validation as appropriate;
(4) Undertake supportive supervision and concurrent monitoring initiatives, including field monitoring of low performing blocks, on a regular basis;
(5) In consultation with the State RMNCH+A Coordinator, facilitate linkages with other related line departments at the district level (ICDS, SABLA, PHED among others) including Medical Colleges and other professional bodies, CSOs, etc.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the overall guidance of the Health Specialist, Bihar Field Office, IDA, the Divisional RMNCH+A Coordinator (C2A), shall be responsible to provide technical as well as supportive supervision support to RPMU and District Health Society and co-ordinate with other related line departments for the intensification and harmonization of efforts under the RMNCH+A strategy with special focus in the IDA supported two High Priority Districts of Bihar.

Key Job Responsibilities:

(A) Support divisional and district level processes for health systems strengthening, including bottleneck/gap & resource analysis and, based on findings, support the development of District RMCNH+A action plan, including SBCC component
(1) As part of the district team, support data compilation and validation, initiation of bottleneck identification jointly with RPMU/DPMU, District M&E Officer, District Media Expert and other line departments and professional bodies;
(2) Support the DHS, District Program Officers, DPMU, District M&E Officer& District Media Expert to identify district level bottlenecks;
(3) Support the design of strategies to address divisional and district bottlenecks;
(4) Assist in developing strategies for district feedback to Deputy Commissioner and related district officials, including an update on the first district exercise to validate methodology and outcomes;
(5) Support DHS to prepare for the State Consultation of all HPDs on the gap analysis;
(6) In co-ordination with the District Health teams, provide technical inputs for the development of District Action Plan-cum-Monitoring Framework, including budgets and timelines;
(7) Plan activity implementation aligned with District Action Plan;
(8) Participate in monthly reviews and reporting processes at the district level.

(B) Identify capacity gaps and facilitate on-the-job capacity-building of RMNCH+A and related service providers at district, block and facility levels
(1) Provide inputs and co-ordinate the development of a training plan for health and other related service providers in the district, including the SBCC component;
(2) Facilitate the trainings as planned, and ensure appropriate participation from district and block levels, including resource persons;
(3) Facilitate capacity building of DCM, BCM, ASHA Facilitator in Home based newborn care (HBNC).

(C) Co-ordinate district-level compilation, periodic review and analysis of data received from block level, including validation as appropriate
(1) Support the RPMU, DHS and DPMU to regularly map, collect and update health data using various sources including HMIS, MCTS, SABLA, etc.;
(2) Using the available information/data, provide periodic support to district health team and partners to improve the quality of data (HMIS data entry at health facility level, followed by analysis at district level), and establish a system of period feedback;
(3) In consultation with the State RMNCH+A Coordinator, DHS, RPMU and DPMU, facilitate capacity-building sessions on data management and analysis for health care providers, data entry staff, frontline workers, supervisors, etc.

(D) Undertake supportive supervision and concurrent monitoring initiatives, including field monitoring of low performing blocks, on a regular basis
(1) Support Divisional and District teams (supervisors and other partners) in the planning and execution of supportive supervision of health facilities at all levels, focusing on those that are poor performing, monthly, as per requirement;
(2) Supportive supervision of PMSMA program and monitor tracking of high risk pregnancies and their scheduled follow up;
(3) Developing improvement plan based on assessment of WASH in health facilities using rapid assessment checklist and subsequent ensuring full WAH compliance;
(4) Quarterly assessment of Model Labor Room in the District hospitals of two IDA supported HPDs and ensuring gap fulfillment;
(5) Assist with the compilation, reporting and dissemination of the supportive supervision results, thus ensuring that the feedback is acted upon;
(6) Provide on-the-job coaching to health care providers and frontline functionaries during the supportive supervision visits;
(7) Participate in district-level reviews to ensure continuity in supportive supervision and concurrent monitoring of interventions.

(5) In consultation with the State RMNCH+A Coordinator, facilitate linkages with other related line departments at the district level (ICDS, SABLA, PHED among others) including Medical Colleges and other professional bodies, CSOs, etc.
(1) Interact with the district ICDS and PHED teams to harmonise efforts focused on RMNCH+A interventions;
(2) Co-ordinate with district units of professional bodies (Medical Colleges, IAP, FOGSI, IAPSM, IMA, etc), training institutions (SIHFW), and NGOs, to bring in their technical inputs for the implementation of RMNCH+A at facility and community levels.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification:
(1) Applicants must any Medical graduate (MBBS/BDS/AYUSH) / Post-graduate in Social Science/Health Management;
(2) Post Graduate training in Public Health is preferable.

Experience:
(1) Minimum five years of post-qualification work experience in working for RMNCH interventions;
(2) Minimum two years' field experience in MCH program/project management at state/ regional/district level, with adequate knowledge of Reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child health and IMNCI/FBNC/HBNC is essential;
(2) Knowledge on adolescent health will be an added advantage;
(3) Experience in planning and management of Health sector/RCH programs shall be preferred.

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Familiarity with theory and practical applications and essentials of child survival Experience in planning and management of Health sector/RCH programs;
(2) Good negotiation and influencing skills supported by excellent communication skills;
(3) High level of computer proficiency with specific familiarity with commonly used Windows and MS Office software and database software;
(4) Excellent oral and written communication & presentation skills in English and Hindi;
(5) Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment with strong facilitation, skills, ability to analyze reports, plan and monitor projects.

5. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:

The DRC 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. 64,200/- 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 DRC).

7. LOCATION: Gaya/ Purnia 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: DRC

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: drc@sams.co.in

11. APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to drc@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 2, 2018.