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State High Focus District Coordinator

International Development Agency

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

1. POSITION VACANT: State High Focus District Coordinator, International Development Agency, Bhopal, 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:

Health program in MP is one of the most challenging programs in view of the State having highest IMR and 4th highest MMR in the Country. 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, 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 four RMNCH+A districts, viz; Shahdol, Anuppur, Umariya and Mandla of which two (Umaria and Anuppur) are no longer in the HPD list. However, IDA support will continue for the year in these districts to carry forward the work done and consolidate progress in these districts. Additionally, IDA also supports three high focus districts like Guna, Shivpuri and Sheopur, of which all are included in the new HPD list. Therefore, for 2018, IDA will provide support for the five RMNCHA HPDs Mandla, Shahdol, Guna 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.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the overall guidance of the direct supervision of Mission Director, NHM, MP, in coordination with the Deputy Director Child Health and in technical coordination with Health Specialist, IDA, Bhopal Office of the International Development Agency, theState High Focus District Coordinator(SHFDC), shall provide regular guidance and feedback from the State to the district extenders, Deputy Directors at state level, District health officials, and development partners. He/she will guide and collate feedback on key Continuum of Care interventions under NHM and further improve the quality of care to expedite progress for key indicators under RMNCH+A. The State High Focus District Coordinator would be placed with NHM under the supervision of Deputy Director Child Health and would provide necessary technical support to the district teams in IDA supported four RMNCH+A districts, three high focus districts, two adolescent programming districts and remaining 14 RMNCH+A districts with focus on maternal, newborn, child health and adolescent strategy. The incumbent will coordinate with key development partners and other state departments like Quality Assurance Cell, maternal cell, Referral transport, Immunization under the chairpersonship of MD NHM during regular RMNCH+A review meetings. S(H)E will provide support to IDA to coordinate for quarterly review meetings of progress on IDA supported RMNCHA and High focus districts and conduct field visits with more focus on IDA supported RMNCHA and high focus districts as well as remaining 14 districts.

Key Deliverables:

SN

Technical area/ Subject

Activity

Timeline

Report Submission

1

RMNCH+A

Monitoring visits to be completed as per RMNCH+A new Supportive Supervision tools monitoring formats.

Baseline and monitoring of Model Labour Room and WASH in Health Checklist.

Focus on Supportive supervision and feedback of Maternal, newborn and Child health interventions including newer interventions for newborn care- Vit K1, Inj GM, ANC steroids, KMC, CDR in district and sub district facilities in IDA 4 RMNCHA, 3 High focus districts and 13 RMNCHA districts.

Monthly

Field Trip Reports with RMNCHA SS Checklist to 4 -5 HPDs

Model Labor Room / Obstetric ICU Checklist based analyzed reports from all HPDs

WASH in Health checklist based analyzed reports from all HPDs

Conduct Gap Analysis in RMNCH+A districts in 2018 to follow up on key gap analysis findings.

February

 

March

 

April

 

May

 

June

Plan repeat gap analysis in IDA supported HPDs - Proposal Final

Gap Analysis checklist finalize and team training report

Field Gap Analysis reports by March-data entry

Data Analysis and validation

Final reports on repeat gap analysis

Facilitate monthly analyzed and compiled report with quality from IDA RMNCHA districts

Monthly

Monthly reports from 4 HPDs, Score card compilation, Report compilation for submission to lead partner with health officer

Preparation of monthly updates for development partners/ State review meeting on RMNCH+A

Formal meetings with State Lead partner and other departments like maternal health, child health nutrition, Quality Assurance cell

Monthly

 

Quarterly (March, Jun,)

Meeting Agenda and minutes reports

 

 

SBA and BeMONC Site Accreditation monitoring reports

Monthly
Quarterly (March, Jun,)

SBA BeMONC trainings sites accreditation reports and analysis jointly with Medical colleges and IDA

2

Newborn and Child Health

Monitor functionality and quality care at Labour Rooms and Newborn Care Corners (NBCC) and link with NBSU and SNCU including community and facility follow up data on regular basis for feedback with SNCU software reports in 4 CTA and 2 HFDs. Monitor data of newer intervention’s KMC, Vit K, ANC Steroids, Inj GM, Strengthen SDMIS reporting sub district. Monitor Early Initiation of Breast feeding in Institutional deliveries.
Monitoring utilization of JSSK funds at RMNCHA districts for supplies and drugs for sick children

Monthly

Field trip reports- 3-4 NBCCs and NBSUs per month

NBCC data on Vit K 1, Inj ANC steroids, referral to SNCUs  

Quality of Training Reports

JSSK fund utilization reports from 3-4 HPDs

Monitor operationalization and quality assurance of service delivery of NBSUs and NBCCs on priority in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts.

Monthly

FTRs with analysis of NBCC Staff, infra data and Quality of care data from 3-4 HPDs

Provide technical support for improving quality of training on FBNC, NBC, KMC, through monitoring visits and facilitation in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts. Coordinate with DD Nursing to strengthen and include Pre-service and in-service training for nurses.

Monthly with IDA supported districts

Training monitoring and mentoring reports from 20 HPDs

Monitor Child Death reporting and reviews at facilities and communities Facilitate CDR, IDR, Facility and community in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts.

Monthly

CDR IDR training reports IDA supported districts, Facility and community death review meeting’s Agenda and review reports 

Monitoring HBNC practices by frontline workers in for feedback and corrective actions in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts.

Mentoring of ASHAs 

Monthly

SNCU and NBCC NBSU discharged line listing of data and sharing with ASHA for HBNC
ASHA mentoring reports-Field visits from 3-4 HPDs

Ensure availability of Zn and ORS at all session sites and with all ASHA workers and monitor their use in 4 CTA and 2 HFDs through periodic visits and feedback to district/state officials- Protect Prevent Treat – Fact sheets development with Teck project coordinator. Coordinate with DD Nursing to strengthen pneumonia diarrhoea management skills training for nurses.

Monthly

Monitoring ORS Zinc Use rate of IDA support HPDs

 

 

 

Strengthen Facility follow up data and Community and HBC follow up of sick newborns in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts. Coordinate with DD Nursing to strengthen Home Based Newborn Care (HBNC) for high risk newborns,for Public Health nurses,  in coordination with DD Nursing.

Monthly/
Quarterly (March, Jun,)

Sick newborn discharged list line list and shared with ASHA for HBNC. HBNC monitoring Field trip reports from 3-4 HPDs

3

Maternal Health

Ensure quality full ANC service delivery at VHNDs and RI sessions by frontline workers through regular monitoring and feedback for action in in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts.
Support state monitoring of Maternal Anemia and High-Risk pregnancies and PMSMA review.

Monthly

 

 

Quarterly (March, Jun,)

VHND monitoring reports from 3-4 HPDs,
Notes/ updates 

 

Liaison meeting reports with Maternal health division

Monitor PNC and referral services through JSSK, JSY and call center in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts.

Friday of every week/ Monthly

JSSK referral and data monitoring reports and Field Trip reports

JSSK fund utilization reports.

Monitor operationalization and quality of service at delivery points including MCH level 1, 2 and 3 centers in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts.

Monthly

DPs monitoring FTRs in 3-4 HPDs

Monitor and Strengthen Maternal Death Surveillance Review (MDSR) and Maternal Near Miss Review (MNM) reporting and reviews at facilities and communities in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts.

Monthly
Quarterly (March, Jun,)

MDR review reports-Agenda and minutes at IDA focus districts 

Monitor training on SBA - quality assurance and completion status. Model Labour Rooms, in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts. Coordinating with DD Nursing to strengthen in service and pre-service training on SBA/NSSK/MDSR/MNM

Monthly
Quarterly (March, Jun,)

SBA monitoring reports in IDA focus districts 
Model Labor Room Monitoring reports

Monitor distribution and use of bed nets by community in villages having API more than 5 in in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts.

Monthly

Identify Malaria endemic HPDs and review data on Bed nets- IDSP data reports 

4

Adolescent Health

Monitor operationalization and quality service delivery of Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics (AFHS) at District Hospitals in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts.

Monthly

AFHS field monitoring reports from 3-4 HPDs

Monitor training on ARSH - quality assurance and % completion status in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts. - Support IDA in Developing Adolescent Friendly Health Clinic (AFHS) review and monitoring checklist

Monthly

AFHS SS data analysis reports of all HPDs

5

Routine Immunization/ VHND

Facilitate development of session and supervision micro-planning for rural and urban areas in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts.

Monthly

Session Site Monitoring reports for 3-4 HPDs

Facilitate generation and display of AVD plans and maps in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts.

AVD and Cold Chain monitoring reports from 3-4 HPDs

Monitor RCH portal for completeness of data in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts.
Strengthen RI Training component for preservice and in-service training curricula, for nurses in coordination with DD Nursing.

Monthly

Field Trip Reports from 3-4 districts

6

WASH assessment

Facilitate facility WASH assessment for child health, WASH monitoring checklist and Improvement plan in linkage with WASH in select IDA RMNCHA and High focus districts.

Quarterly (March, Jun,)

WASH assessment training reports, checklist monitoring reports for IDA Districts and facilities

7

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 Pediatrics/ OBGY / Public health / Community Medicine with 10-15 years’ experience of working closely with RCH/ NHM / RMNCH+A program at Division or State level
OR
MBBS with PG Degree in Health or Hospital Administration/Diploma in OBGY/ Child Health/ Public Health Post Graduate degree or Diploma in Public health or health administration with 10-15   years’ experience of RCH program management
OR
Non MBBS graduates from Alternate Systems of Medicine (BDS, BHMS , BAMS etc) with PG Degree/Diploma in Hospital Administration/ Health Administration/ Public Health with 10-12  years of experience of RCH/ RMNCH+A Programme management at district/state level may also apply.

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Good understanding and experience of NHM planning process and RMNCH+A Continuum of Care intervention;
(2) Ability to plan and monitor activities at district or State level
(3) Excellent Reporting, Managerial, coordination and presentation skills
(4) Good proficiency with data analysis and management and presentation of data reports using MS office, Excel and information management software like Epi info
(5) Must be willing to travel extensively in the State and if needed outside the state
(6) Knowledge of English / Hindi is essential.

5. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:

The SHFDC 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. 1,13,000/- 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 SHFDC).

7. LOCATION: Bhopal 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: SHFDC

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: shfdc@sams.co.in

11. APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to shfdc@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.