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Job Description

District Facilitators

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Rajasthan

1. POSITION(S) VACANT: District Facilitators, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), (Four Vacancies: Karauli, Dholpur, Sirohi and Baran), Rajasthan
 

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is a UN organization working for reproductive rights for all and supports access to a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services, including voluntary family planning, maternal health care and comprehensive sexuality education.

 

Project Background:

Government of India in January 2018 launched the ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ to quickly and effectively transform districts which are poorer in terms of various critical and development indicators. The broad contours of the intervention are Convergence (of Central & State Schemes), Collaboration (of Central, State level Officers & District Collectors) and Competition among districts driven by a mass Movement. With States as the main drivers, this program will focus on the strength of each district, identify low-hanging fruits for immediate improvement, measure progress, and rank districts. Total 115 district have been selected in the country as Aspirational Districts, and 5 of them are from Rajasthan, i.e Baran, Jaisalmer, Sirohi, Dholpur and Karauli.

 

As part of the aspirational district’s framework, Health and Nutrition is a major component which needs priority attention so that the overall development indicators are improved considerably. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in co-ordination with the State Government is engaging with the District administration to strengthen the implementation of the NHM interventions and the monitoring systems to ensure that the gaps are timely identified and addressed. The Health component of the five aspirational districts in Rajasthan is supervised at the national level by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare through regular meetings at the Government of India level and supportive supervisory visits to these five aspirational districts.

 

In the aspirational districts, Health & Nutrition, Education, Agriculture & Water Resources, Financial Inclusion & Skill Development, and Basic Infrastructure are the programmes core areas of focus and a total of 49 Key performance indicators have been identified across these five themes, with 30% of the overall weight allotted to health & nutrition. The health and nutrition interventions focus on 1) Antenatal care: Early Registration of ANC, 4 ANC Check-ups and Complete ANC care 2) Institutional deliveries and Home deliveries attended by SBA 3) Gender parity: Sex ratio at birth 4) Health of new-born: Early Initiation of Breastfeeding, reducing the % of Low birth weight babies 5) Growth of children: Reducing the percentage of underweight, stunted and Severe and moderate malnourishment in children, Treatment of diarrhea with Zinc and ORS. Treatment of ARI 6) contagious diseases: Identification and Treatment of TB 7) Health infrastructure: Operationalizing health and wellness centers, IPHS standards to be followed by PHCs, NQAS (Lakshya) certification of labour rooms and obstetric OTs of FRUs.

 

In order to provide the technical and facilitative support for the aspirational districts, UNFPA in partnership with the National and State Government is in the process of hiring District Facilitators to be based at the four aspirational districts of Rajasthan.

 

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The District Facilitators (DF) will undertake the following responsibilities:
  

Key Deliverables:

(A) Planning:
(1) Review NHM PIP of the districts and identify the gaps, challenges in the implementation of the PIP and provide inputs for district PIP;
(2) Analyze the activities under the thematic interventions of NHM and assess the progress of the interventions, and plan to strengthen delivery of RMNCH+ Interventions, including integrated SRH services;
(3) Facilitate the development of the District and Block level annual plans in the district for implementation of MPV & FPLMIS and development of the annual plans for FP;
(4) Conduct a detailed analysis of the existing district, block and health facility level human resource requirement and assist the district to develop a plan and engage with the District administration and State Department to take corrective actions;
(5) Facilitate the convergent planning between the health and women and child development department officials at the District level;
(6) Assist in developing micro-plans and in monitoring VHNDs, Routine Immunization sessions, identification of TB cases and other out-reach public health initiatives especially in hard to reach areas;
(7) Facilitate planning and implementation of innovative interventions in the district.

 

(B) Implementation:
(1) Provide facilitative support to operationalize the Delivery points to make them effectively delivery RMNCH+A services;
(2) Undertake an assessment of all the trainings on RMNCH A issues (including FP, SBA, BEMOC training, CEMOC training and safe abortion, adolescent health) and facilitate the critical trainings;
(3) Assistance in effective implementation of LMIS at different levels & monitoring the progress of roll-out of FPLMIS & providing feedback to District Officials;
(4) Strengthen the operationalization of the health and wellness centers in the aspirational district to provide all health services (especially RMNCH+A services, nutrition, tuberculosis and other services) as laid out in the guidelines;
(5) Strengthen the community level interventions through the Sub centers and ASHAs for quality service delivery at the community level;
(6) Facilitate in implementing flagship programs such as PMSMA, JSY, JSSK, roll out of injectables services, roll out of FP LMIS, Mission Indradhanush, and such others;
(7) Facilitate child health, tuberculosis control and other national programs such as SNCU, Sick New Born Unit, Nutritional rehabilitation centre, RBSK, and Revised national Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP), national mental health program, free drug initiative, free diagnostics, etc.

 

(C) Guidance Material/ Capacity Building:
(1) Facilitate the capacity building of BPMs along with district trainers in the aspirational district on the critical indicators of measurement of aspirational district ranking and programmatic issues;
(2) Provide inputs in the planning of the critical trainings in the health sector with the objective of operationalizing the health institutions;
(3) Co-ordinate with the district officials in ensuring that adequate guidance materials, protocols are available in the health institutions for delivering the health and RH services as per evidence based practices.

 

(D) Quality Monitoring:
(1) Undertake regular supportive supervision visits and share the feedback with SRU, district officials & concerned facility, and facilitate the process of filling the gaps identified;
(2) Facilitate the quality assurance intervention in the  district and strengthen the DQAC (frequency of visits, meetings and monitoring of consent issues);
(3) Analyze the PCTS data and develop trends and analysis for the various thematic areas (including  RMNCH+A  and nutrition) under aspirational district framework;
(4) Facilitate in quality assurance mechanisms under various programmes such Family Planning, LaQShya, NQAC etc. and strengthen the quality processes such as maternal death reviews;
(5) Analyze the HMIS and FP LMIS data, including quality of data, to measure the progress made in key indicators, rank blocks on the basis of health services rendered and overall performance of community processes. Present findings at the monthly meetings of the Medical Officers. Set up a system of ranking blocks/health facilities and in designing differential support to poor performing blocks

 

Carry out any other program related activities as and when required and as advised by UNFPA/NHM.
 

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

 

Qualification:
Applicant must be a qualified MBBS/ Master’s in Social Work/ Sociology / Health Care Management/ Rural Management.

 

Experience:

(1) Minimum five years’ experience in Health/ Reproductive health related fields;
(2) Working experience and or familiarity with health system and programme management will be an added advantage;
(3) Experience of working with Government, is desirable.

 

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Good planning and coordination skills;
(2) Good training, communication and writing skills;
(3) Good skills in operating computers and  MS Office package;
(4) Creative skills and ability in planning, monitoring and advocacy programs;
(5) Ability to understand and address development related issues;
(6) Ability to work with a diverse group and settings.

 

5. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:
 

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

 

6. REMEUNERATION & PER DIEMS:

 

The selected candidate shall be paid a consolidated amount ranging between Rs. 50,000-70,000 per month based on salary history, qualification and experience. A monthly allowance of Rs. 2,500/- shall be additionally paid towards laptop, mobile usage and internet data charges. 

 

7. LOCATION: The DF’s shall be based at the UNFPA State office

 

8. DURATION: The successful candidate shall be issued an initial consultancy contract till December 31, 2019, extendable for 12 months subject to satisfactory performance.

 

9. REFERENCE: DF-RMNCHA-UNFPA

 

10. CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Team SAMS
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 
 

11. APPLICATION PROCESS:

 

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link http://apply.samshrm.com, by or before July 19, 2019.