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Job Description

Project Officer- Operations

Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) Project

Arunachal Pradesh

1. POSITION VACANT: Project Officer (Operations), Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) Project with SAMS, Namsai and Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh

 

2. BACKGROUND:

 

Strategic Alliance Management Services Pvt. Ltd. (SAMS) is a premier management consultancy that has been exclusively focused on providing recruitment, payrolling and supply chain management services, to the public health and development sectors in India, for the past 22 years.

 

SAMS’ clients include bilaterals, multilaterals, I/NGOs and both Central and State Government organizations. SAMS has managed drug logistics and health supplies for the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) at CTD, MoHFW for the past 17 years. SAMS has provided similar support to NVBDCP and briefly to NACP.

 

eVIN is an exciting, ‘breakthrough’ initiative from UNDP that is expected to improve the availability of quality vaccines to the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), at the state and district level. The eVIN project is being implemented in all districts of Arunachal Pradesh and PO-OP will be an integral component of the UNDP State Project Team in Arunachal Pradesh, which is working towards contributing to the objectives of the project.

 

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Reporting to the Senior Project Officer the incumbent will be responsible for managing programme planning, implementation, capacity building, monitoring and reporting, for all cold chain points in his/her designated area of responsibility:

 

A. Programme Planning and Implementation of eVIN in the Region:

Provides advice and support to the development and phased implementation of the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) that includes vaccine logistics and cold chain management on one single information system platform in the state. This activity will involve a systematic and phased scale up of a system for SMS-enabled real time Management Information system (MIS) for cold chain and vaccine logistics management at the respective district level.

 

B. Liasoning & Advocacy with the Government & other development partners:

Partners with regional and district level health vaccine structures to assess and understand the capacity needs and support required for the effective and timely implementation of the eVIN in select states. This activity will involve working closely with regional and districts Level Health officials, coordinating with development partners working on immunization.

 

C. Capacity Building and technical assistance for Government:

Assists the Senior Project Officer to identify capacity-building needs on eVIN and undertake capacity-building activities at the district level.

 

D. Monitoring and Evaluation of eVIN delivery in the respective Region:

Facilitates the review of the system and capacities relating to the delivery of eVIN in conjunction with State Health Mission. This will include

 

1) Undertake extensive field visits to monitor the implementation of the system and providing technical inputs to address gaps and bottlenecks.

2) The project officers will be required to carefully monitor the eVIN system and alert designated authorities the district level with regards to vaccine inventory and cold chain management.

3) The project officer will assist, support and monitor the identified implementing agency in the implementation of the system at the district and sub district level. This includes the capacity building initiatives at the regional and district level

4) Document the implementation process and analytical learnings from the implementation to feedback into the effective scale up in all the districts of State.

 

E. Report Writing:

Prepares periodic status reports, annual reports, case studies, etc. in a qualitative and timely manner.

 

F. Supporting Other Health Interventions:

To support the state in the overall immunization program in addition to eVIN and carry out the implementation of any relevant UNDP system strengthening projects in health (MNCH, NCDs, HIV, etc) and other areas as may be required.

 

G. To carry out any other task as assigned by your supervisor.

 

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

 

Qualification

(1) Applicants must be graduates in Business Administration/Public Health/ Hospital Management/Social Sciences/B.Sc(Bio)/B.Sc (Nursing)/BDS/Material Management/Supply Chain Management from a reputed University

 

OR

 

Post Graduate degree or diploma in Public Health/ Hospital Management/Hospital Administration/Social Sciences from a reputed University / Institution will be preferred.

 

Experience:

(1) Essential requirement of minimum 3 to 5 Years of professional work experience.

(2) 1-2 years’ experience in supply chain management of vaccines/ Routine Immunization programme will be an asset.

(3) Experience in managing information technology driven projects will be a plus

(4) Should have analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.

(5) Experience in managing and scaling large scale projects preferably in health sector.

(6) Experience of working with the State Government or other international development organization will be an asset.

 

Skills and Competencies:

 

1) Language

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English is required.  A good working knowledge of local language of the duty station will be an asset.

 

2) Job knowledge and technical expertise

a) Has strong knowledge of project area and keeps abreast with new developments in areas of professional discipline and seeks to develop herself/himself professionally

b) Has sound knowledge of project management tools and utilises these regularly in work and assignments

 

3) Results based management

a) Leads and facilitates work planning, alerting those involved of potential obstacles and helping to identify suitable alternatives as needed

b) Takes accountability for the delivery of agreed results

c) Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision

 

4) Building and managing strategic partnerships

a) Identifies common interest and goals and carries out join initiatives with partners

b) Makes effective use of resources and comparative advantage to strengthen partnerships

 

5) Advocacy

a) Brings visibility, promotes ideas and develops partnerships to advance the organisation’s work

b) Recognises key players in decision making, engaging them and building consensus for final decisions.

 

6) Client Orientation

a) Demonstrates an understanding of client / partner / donor perspective and strives for high quality client oriented services

b) Establishes smooth relationship and enabling environment between clients and service providers

 

7) Leadership and Management

a) Is results driven and solution oriented, is able to work under pressure

b) Uses fair and transparent decision making and calculated risk taking

c) Ability to identify problems, propose solutions and take immediate corrective measures

 

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

 

Gross compensation offered for the position: Rs 70,000/- per month (Taxable).

 

Please note that PO-Operations shall be on the payroll of SAMS.
 

6. LOCATION: (1) Namsai, Namsai district, Arunachal Pradesh

                         (2) Naharlagun, Papum Pare district, Arunachal Pradesh

 

7. REFERENCE: PO-OPS-AR

 

8. CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services Pvt. Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phones: 011-2684-2162; 011-4165-3612; 011-4101-1564 and 011-4101-1565
 

9. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:


Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply online at http://www.evin-recruitment.samsconsult.com/ giving details of three references and current compensation drawn by or before September 02, 2019.


For further details please visit www.sams.co.in / www.samsconsult.com


10. JOINING PRE-REQUISITES:


In case selected, candidates would be required to submit Medical Fitness certificate and a Demand Draft of Rs. 27,000/- as security deposit against company assets prior to joining.

 

Applicants are urged to apply immediately, as interviews with the promising candidates will start almost right away.