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State Child Health Coordinator

International Development Agency

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

1. POSITION VACANT: State Child Health Coordinator, 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:

Madhya Pradesh has successfully shown 23 points decline in NMR from 2009 to 2013 with a neonatal mortality rate of 34 per 1000 live births (SRS 2015). The Under-Fiver mortality is 62 per 1000 live births (SRS 2015). IMR is 47 per 1000 live births (SRS 2016) with 31 points decrease over the last 10 years. Government of MP with technical support from IDA rolled out a series of initiatives along the line of Continuum of Care in Guna District in 2007-08 which have been subsequently adopted as the guiding principal of State NRHM child health plan. Government of Madhya Pradesh has made necessary budgetary and HR allocations under National Health Mission (NHM) for the State-wide scale up of these interventions.

Over the years NHM MP has further rolled out sub district interventions. There are total 1515 delivery points of which 333 are at Sub Centres. Similarly, there 105 Newborn Stabilization Units (NBSUs), had been established of which 60 are currently functional. Similarly, 1408 out of 1517 Newborn Care Corners (NBCCs) are functional in 51 districts in Madhya Pradesh. Additionally, key upgradation of delivery points was carried out in the state.  Of these 12 NBSUs and 207 NBCCs are available in IDA supported 7 districts of Shivpuri, Sheopur, Guna, Annuppur, Mandla, Shahdol and Mandla. There is a need to support State NHM team for providing regular guidance to district officials, district child health coordinators for ensuring supportive supervision and mentoring of NBSUs, NBCCs at 51 districts with focus on IDA supported 7 districts. The NBCCs and NBSUs also have a referral linkage with the Special Newborn Care Units (SNCUs) in the state.  There is a need to strengthen the referral linkages to optimize the bed occupancy and utilization of these NBSUs and NBCCs.


Under the overall guidance of direct supervision of Mission Director, NHM, MP, in coordination with the Deputy Director Child Health and technical Coordination and liaison with Health Specialist, IDA, Bhopal Office, theState Child Health Coordinator (SCHC), shall be responsible for mentoring, quality supportive supervision, management of case records, reports, data, equipment, capacity building and constant monitoring and evaluation of NBSUs and NBCCs. Further, the consultant will ensure continuity of gains made in 2018 and facilitate a shift of approach from purely coverage to quality coverage and a comprehensive outlook to early childhood development rather than simply survival.

Key Deliverables:


Technical area/ Subject



Deliverable Reports


NBSU and NBCC status

Training Quality Monitoring- NSSK, F-IMNIC, FBNC for NBSU and NBCC

NBSU NBCC Paediatric wards supportive supervision reports




Analysis reports- HR, Equipment, Training status, essential drugs and supplies for 51 districts
Training quality monitoring reports, Field Monitoring reports for 51 districts


Referral Linkages with SNCU and sick new-born referral transport

Monthly coordination meetings- NBSU,NBCC, SNCU staff and State SNCU manager

Sick New-born Referral monitoring protocols and baseline




Referral reports -analysis from NBCC and NBSU upwards to SNCU per month for 51 districts
Field Monitoring reports for 4-5 NBCC/NBSU per month


NBSU NBCC infrastructure staff monitoring

Monitor NBSU NBCC staff, infrastructure and equipment’s downtime and preventive maintainence


Field Trip reports
4 NBSUs and NBCCs per month


NBSU, NBCC Case records review and MIS strengthening

Clinical Case records review of sampled cases monthly , case discussions, clinical rounds

Monitor data flow mechanisms and Case records management case sheets, registers for NBSU and NBCCs




Clinical Case record review meetings and Field trip reports from select NBSUs and NBCCs (4-5 per month)
NBCC & NBSU  registers and case sheets review reports (4-5 per month)


NBSU NBCC WASH Improvement monitoring

NBSU NBCC and Paediatric wards WASH monitoring reports

Monitor Infection Control and WASH trainings for NBSU and NBCC and PICU  staff

Support UNICEF to coordinate Water & Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) assessment at New-born Care facilities and develop improvement plan for Sepsis management and infection control practices at SNCUs and NBSUs and NBCCs.






WASH Monitoring reports –select NBSUs and NBCCs (4-5 per month)

WASH – Training reports checklist monitoring reports for NBCC and NBSU for 51 districts

Improvement Plan monitoring reports for 51 districts

Field  visit reports for 4-5 NBCC/NBSU per month


Management of Childhood illnesses – Supportive supervision and Public Private partnership

Monitor reports of Management of Pneumonia Diarrhoea, district action plan in the state with focus on 20 HPDs

Pneumonia Diarrhoea referral management reports. Paediatric case sheet reviews.

Prescription Audit reports






Field Visit reports and Case sheet reviews for 2-3 districts per month

Case sheet review reports

Prescription Audit reports

Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) reports, Training reports for UNICEF focus 7 Districts, Field Monitoring reports- ORS Zinc use rate and SDMIS


QA Cell/Supportive Supervision for Home Visits to ASHAs

Monitoring Home Visits with ASHAs for healthy and sick new-borns

Community Death Review reports analysed from Home Visits

Facility Death review reports analysed from NBSUs, NBCCs and paediatric wards






Supportive supervision reports – select blocks and districts (3-4 districts per month)
CDR Report analysis – select districts/ blocks (3-4 districts per month)
CDR reports – select districts and blocks (3-4 districts per month)
Training reports for CDR and HBNC checklists for 51 districts


SNCU Survival Cohort -2010

SNCU cohort Assessment team recruited
SNCU Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 completed
Data Analysis and Publication reports



SNCU cohort screening camps 200 children report;
Phase 2 & 3 completion report


SDMIS/ E-Aushadhi

Field Visit Reports  and Analysed reports select districts and state level


Trip reports (3-4 districts per month)/ state data


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 UNICEF 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 UNICEF Health Specialist.


Qualification& Experience:
Post-graduate Degree or Diploma in Pediatrics / Community Medicine or Public Health or any field of Medicine with minimum 15-16 years of experience of working closely in the field of child health with development sector or with Govt. for implementation of R.C.H/NHM program at state or district level.
Medical graduates with minimum 10-15 years of experience of working with RCH/NHM program at District/State level would also be eligible to apply.
Non MBBS graduates from Alternate Systems of Medicine with PG Degree/Diploma in Hospital Administration/ Health Administration/ Public Health with 10-12 years of experience of newborn care/ MCH Programme management at district/state level may also apply

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Knowledge of Data Analysis and management knowledge of Epi Info/ SPSS would be an added advantage.
(2) Ability to plan and execute activities at district and State level.
(3) Capable of taking on independent responsibility.
(4) Good knowledge of using computer especially Microsoft words and PowerPoint
(5) Good writing and presentation skills, both in English and Hindi


The SCHC 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 SCHC).

7. LOCATION:  State Child Health Cell, NHM, Madhya Pradesh with need base travel to field.

8. DURATION: The consultancy assignment will be effective from the date of joining till June 30, 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 February 12, 2018.