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State Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) Manager

International Development Agency

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

1. POSITION VACANT:  State Special Newborn Care Unit Manager (SSNCUM), International Development Agency, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh


Our client is a respected, International Development Agency, that works across the globe to promote children's survival, protection and development.

Project Background:

Government of MP with technical support of IDA has invested heavily in strengthening facility based new born care in the State in last five years. This has resulted in establishment of 54 Special new born care units across the state (48 at District Hospitals and rest in the Medical Colleges). This rapid scale up has resulted in more than 90,000 new born getting treated at these units in the year 2017, with over 80,000 newborns being saved annually.

IDA has been the technical partner of the State in setting up these units since the establishment of first unit in Guna and Shivpuri in December 2007. Though the scale up and operational cost of each of these SNCUs is managed by Govt. of MP under National Health Mission (NHM), there is a need to support the State Govt. for monitoring the performance of these units and provide support for removing operational bottlenecks, working closely with districts on one hand and State Govt. on other hand, to optimize the expected output of these units. In addition, after successes made in ensuring coverage of sick newborns, the focus also needs to shift to increasing quality parameters of SNCU functioning.


Under the direct supervision of Mission Director, NHM MP and in coordination with the Deputy Director Child Health and working in technical coordination  with  Health Specialist, IDA, Bhopal Office, the State SNCU Manager (SSNCUM) will work with State NHM to provide necessary monitoring and management support to ensure smooth functioning and monitoring Human Resources, Logistics, Equipment Maintenance, Bed occupancy, Bed Nurse Ratio, Capacity building of SNCU staff, management of Inborn, Out born, step down units, Breast feeding and KMC Care as per standard operating care guidelines and instituting POCQI interventions. S/he shall support the institutionalization of progress already made during 2018 and bring about a focus shift on quality indicators of SNCU functioning.

Key Deliverables:


Technical area/ Subject



Deliverable Reports


SNCU Staff and HR status

Monitor Monthly SNCU Staff status including status of Trainings


SNCU HR Software analysis, bed  occupancy, Bed Nurse ratio, Field trip reports and Training reports
FTR reports 3-4 SNCUs monthly


SNCU Trainings PGIMER Chandigarh and Kalawati Saran

Provide Support to SNCU staff with onsite mentoring and PGIMER Chandigarh FBNC on management as per SNCU guidelines


Training reports, FTR reports, 3-4 SNCUs per month


SNCU Functioning

Field Visit to monitor placement of FBNC trained staff in SNCUs, Monitor SNCU functioning as per Guidelines


Field visit reports-3-4 SNCUs per month


SNCU Safety audit

SNCU Equipment down time and safety audit to be monitored through field visits- Post SNCU NCCRC Training monitoring

Friday of every week


Updates and Weekly check reports

Safety Audit field visit reports to report compliance of audit findings


SNCU equipment downtime Software development

Develop SNCU equipment down time monitoring software with support of SNCU Data manager and SDMIS teams


NCCRC training reports


Training status

Status of Trainings on SBA, NSSK, Vit- K1, KMC, ANC steroids, Injection Gentamycin, in SNCUs and corresponding Labour Room Staff in Districts in coordination with SNCU clinical care coordinator


Training activity reports- 51 districts

Vit K, KMC, ANC steroids, Inj GM use reports


KMC, Facilitate Hypothermia alert pilot in 3 districts, Antibiotics and Breast Feeding

Monitor KMC wards in SNCUs and use of antibiotics and early initiation of breast feeding in SNCUs in coordination with SNCU Clinical Care coordinator

Facilitate Hypothermia alert device pilot in 3 districts – Data validation
Data analysis reports of 200 hypothermia devices  – disseminated to SNCU discharged graduates






KMC reports at 51 SNCUs
KMC field visit and Training reports
Hypothermia Alert device pilot data collection and analysis



Birth dose of SNCU graduates

Coordination with RI division to ensure birth dose post discharge to SNCU infants


Share with RI cell and NHM data on 0 dose for SNCU graduates


SNCU graduates follow up-Community

In coordination with SNCU Follow up coordinator


SNCU data for Follow up Line listing shard with Tele-callers, ASHAs and SNCU MO and SN for follow up on backlogs. SNCU SMS facility and Line list sharing with ASHAs for HBNC.
SNCU Facility follow up line list for state and district and part of FTR SNCU field visit.
Post training mentoring reports in collaboration with SNCU MIS coordinator.


Infection Control and WASH at SNCUs

Provide reports on Infection Control and WASH assessments in SNCUs

Quarterly (March, June, Sep, Dec)

WASH Checklist implementation for SNCUs


SNCU death analysis

SNCU infant death reports and verbal autopsy and causality analysis through SNCU MIS and at facility death reviews. Link with Community Death reviews.  Facilitate Facility death reviews, including Still birth audits along with NNF and OBGY national / state and partners and experts.

Monthly/ Quarterly (March, June, Sep, Dec)


Facility Death review training and review meeting agenda and reports- 54 SNCUs, 51 districts

Still birth audit report


SNCU Tele-callers checklist finalized

Trouble shooting of software issues at all levels for RI/ CC software in coordination with SNCU MIS coordinator

SNCU Tele-callers post training mentoring visits in coordination with SNCU MIS coordinator





Post Training mentoring visits to SNCUs for Tele-callers monitoring


Field Monitoring of data management and data issues at SNCUs

Conduct field visits to various districts mainly poor performing districts for supportive supervision, monitoring data management, sorting out any data/software issues, validation checks, on job mentoring, etc.


Field visit reports to 3-4 SNCUs per month with focused Follow up to Weak SNCUs and UNICEF supported 7 districts


Qualification and Experience:
(1) Applicants with M.D. Community Medicine/ M.D. Pediatrics/ DCH Pediatrics with minimum 10 years of experience in SNCU/ Newborn care/ MCH program management at district/state level.
(2) M.B.B.S. with PG Degree in Health or Hospital Administration/Public Health Post Graduate degree or Diploma in Public health or health administration with at least 10 years of experience of establishing and monitoring of SNCUs is essential.
(3) Medical Graduates with minimum 10 years of experience of establishing and monitoring SNCUs or Managing MCH programmes at district or state level can also apply.
(4) Non MBBS graduates from Alternate Systems of Medicine with PG Degree/Diploma in Hospital Administration/ Health Administration/ Public Health with at least 10 years’ experience of Newborn/ MCH Programme management at district/state level may also apply.

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Good understanding of National Health Mission (NHM) programme planning process, Facility Based New Born care guidelines and experience of working with NRHM at District/State level is desirable;
(2) Knowledge and experience of Data Management and MIS Systems, Data Analysis, SPSS/Epi- Info and other systems would be an asset;
(3) Good track record of credibility, trust and honesty. Must be willing to travel extensively in the State;
(4) Proficiency in English and Hindi and MS Office related computers is essential.


The SSNCUM shall be hired on a consultancy contract through Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS), a respected HR Agency.


Professional fees of the selected candidate shall be Rs.1,28,000 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 SSNCUM).

7. LOCATION: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

8. DURATION: The consultancy assignment will be effective from the date of joining till December 31, 2018.



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 


Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to 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 July 28, 2018.