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Job Description

State level Family Planning MIS Consultant

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

1. POSITION(S) VACANT:  State level Family Planning MIS Consultant, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
:

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is an 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:

The state of Madhya Pradesh has been making concrete and streamlined efforts to increase contraceptive prevalence to achieve the TFR of 2.1. NFHS-4 (2015-16) data show that current use of any modern family planning method is 49.6% out of which female sterilization is 42.2% and male sterilization accounts for 0.5% only. NFHS-4 survey also revealed that total unmet need for FP is 12.1% (for spacing 5.7% and for limiting methods it is 6.4%). The state has identified 25 districts with high TFR and have prepared micro plans to improve family planning services in these high focus districts in order to reduce the TFR.

The state currently do not have any dedicated officer to streamline Monitoring and Information systems related to family planning program. The state is struggling in getting routine data on service delivery as well as performance status of trained manpower as well as facilities. The state is in process of strengthening monitoring systems for family planning program with support of UNFPA. The National Health Mission is also making efforts to strengthen data driven planning and monitoring for family planning services.

Currently NHM is in process of streamlining population-based calculations on ELA for various contraceptives along with estimated stock of contraceptives to avoid stock out. Similarly, NHM is in process of developing a comprehensive software for real time reporting from field on service delivery as well as performance of the facilities with support of UNFPA and technical inputs will have to be provided to the agency developing software.

UNFPA is looking State level Family Planning MIS Consultant (SFPMC), who will be placed at the state-level (Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh) and work closely with the office of the Dy. Director – Family Planning, National Health Mission and State Programme Co-ordinator, UNFPA State office to facilitate implementation and monitoring of the planned activities at the state level.

 

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Reporting to the Dy. Director – Family Planning, National Health Mission and State Programme Co-ordinator, UNFPA State office, the State level Family Planning MIS Consultant, shall be responsible for the following:

 

Key Deliverables:

 

(A) Data Collections and recording:
(1) To provide technical support to FP-Cell in estimating block wise population projections for realistic ELA estimation;
(2) To provide technical support in calculating block wise ELA for various contraceptive methods based on the revised method mix especially for promoting spacing methods and share with the districts;
(3) To provide support to NHM in designing additional indicators for FP program for effective monitoring;
(4) To develop additional record keeping and reporting format to be used for capturing necessary information for new additional indicators to be used for FP program monitoring;
(5) To support state, district and sub-district officials in using  expanded / additional indicators  for FP performance monitoring  of facilities and frontline workers;
(6) Develop revised field monitoring checklist for DQAC members and orient the district nodal officers on revised monitoring checklist focusing on rights and quality of services;
(7) To provide technical assistance in commissioning rapid assessment studies planned under the PIP for quality of FP services and effectiveness of various schemes;
(8) To develop roadmap with operational guideline for conducting periodic client satisfaction survey through existing health systems;
(9) To provide technical assistance to district and sub-district officials on improving understanding on various indicators and their definitions for generating high quality data;
(10) To provide technical assistance to agency hired by UNFPA for developing software and mobile application for real time reporting on family planning program activities;
(11) Provide templates for preparing microplans for MPV districts, World population fortnight and NSV fortnight;
(12) To monitor the implementation of FPLMIS at (priority) districts, availability of commodities at last mile and prepare reports.

(B) Data analysis and feedback:
(1) To provide support to FP-division in regular monitoring of data reported on RCH portal from the districts and block;
(2) To provide support in preparation of dash board for districts and blocks based on the data reported on RCH portal and share with district nodal officers along with recommendations for improvements;
(3) To undertake field visits to districts and public health facilities for
(a) Data validation and highlight errors in reporting
(b) Monitoring availability of commodities
(c) Monitoring distribution, transport and storage of FP commodities;
(4) To coordinate with the agency hired by the NHM for conducting rapid assessment and support in preparing data analysis plan and report;
(5) To provide technical assistance to Dy. Director-FP and Joint Directors in preparing analytical presentations for state and divisional review meetings on FP;
(6) To provide technical assistance to NHM in preparing monthly progress report for family planning program for sharing with GoI.

(C) Others:
(1) Undertake any other related task assigned by the National Health Mission or UNFPA office

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

 

Qualification:
(1) Post-graduation in Public Health or statistics from recognized university or public health school.

Experience:
(1) Atleast two to three year of work experience at state or divisional (preferably in MP) in M & E with reputed NGO, development partner or government department;
(2) Experience of at least one year of working in public health sector and sound knowledge of the MIS used by department of Health and National Health Mission;
(3) Familiarity with RCH programme implementation, data analysis and monitoring, together with appropriate skills of programme management, coordination and follow-up.

 

Skills and Competencies:

(1) Ability to plan and execute activities at State and District level;
(2) Must be willing to travel extensively in the State (at least 8-10 days per month);
(3) Capable of taking independent responsibility;
(4) Good analytical skills;
(5) Good documentation skills;
(6) Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team with strong facilitation skills & ability to analyze reports, plan and monitor projects;
(7) Good understanding of NRHM and RCH2 and Health care delivery structure in the state;
(8) Good track record of credibility;
(9) Excellent oral and written communication & presentation skills in English and Hindi;
(10) High level of computer proficiency with specific familiarity with commonly used Windows and MS Office software and database software;
(11) Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and any statistical package is essential.

 

5. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:

 

The State level Family Planning MIS Consultant 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 will be paid a consolidated amount of Rs 40,000 – Rs 50,000 per month.
 

7. LOCATION: National Health Mission Office, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

 

8. DURATION: The selected candidate shall be issued an initial consultancy contract till December 31, 2020, extendable for 12 months subject to satisfactory performance.

 

9. REFERENCE: SFPMC-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 February 2, 2020.