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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 (IDA), that works across the globe to promote children's survival, protection and development.


Madhya Pradesh has successfully shown 23 points decline in NMR from 2009 to 2013 with a neonatal mortality rate of 32 per 1000 live births. The Under Five mortality is 55 per 1000 live births. 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, 105 New-born Stabilization Units (NBSUs) had been established of which 60 are currently functional. Similarly, 1408 out of 1517 New-born Care Corners (NBCCs) are functional in 51 districts in the state. Additionally, key upgradation of delivery points was carried out in the state.  Of these, 12 NBSUs and 207 NBCCs are available in IDA supported 6 districts of Bhopal, Shivpuri, Sheopur, Alirajpur, Jhabua and Barwani.  The rest are present in RMNCHA and Aspiration districts of Madhya Pradesh. 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 seven districts. The NBCCs and NBSUs also have a referral linkage with the Special New-born 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.


The State Child Health Coordinator shall be responsible for working in close coordination and supervision of Deputy Director Child Health to support mentoring, quality supportive supervision, management of case records, reports, Data, equipment, capacity building and constant monitoring and evaluation of Newborn Stabilization Unit (NBSUs) and NBCCs (Newborn Care Corners). 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. 


The Consultant will support the state, to cover 51 district facilities. However, the Consultant will focus on facilities with 100 or more deliveries per month, and focus on IDA focus districts of Bhopal, Barwani, Shivpuri, Sheopur, Alirajpur and Jhabua, aspirational and RMNCH+A districts, more frequently. The Consultant will monitor training quality for F-IMNCI and link with Child Death Reviews, perinatal death audits, Home Based Young Child Care (HBYCI and Health and wellness centres. The Consultant will link various quality of care initiatives like LaQshya, WASH in Health, MLR, with NBSU and NBCC monitoring.

Key Deliverables:
(1) Support State in consultation with IDA to strengthen Facility Based new born Care with focus on NBSUs and NBCCs at all 51 districts (Focus on RMNCH+A HPDs, IDA supported districts and aspirational districts in phased manner);

(2) Strengthen the referral care services between NBCCs, NBSUS and SNCUs at the state;

(3) Coordinate and monitor rational HR deployment in NBSUs;

(4) Coordinate various trainings for NBSU and NBCC staff working in close coordination with SNCU Clinical care coordinator and SNCU manager;

(5) Coordinatate Facility Based Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (F-IMNCI) Training of First Referral Units (FRU) staff (MO and Staff Nurse) at regional Training centers;

(6) Monitor the quality of trainings –NSSK, FBNC, F-IMNCI trainings for NBSU and NBCC staff, HBYC training;

(7) Providing technical support to develop quality training modules for newer essential newborn interventions guidelines for capacity building of NBSU and NBCC staff;

(8) Coordinate with Newborn Stabilization Units (NBSUs) and Newborn Care Corners (NBCCs) to implement the Clinical Case sheets for compilation of NBSU and NBCC case records;

(9) Conduct supportive supervision visits to the NBSUs and NBCCs for hands on mentoring, to review clinical case records, case management practices and referral practices to SNCUs;

(10) Provide technical support to strengthen use of Antenatal Corticosteroids (ANC) steroids, Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC), Injection Vitamin K and Use of Inj. Gentamicin / Oral Amoxicillin by ANMs at sub district delivery points and review case records at NBSUs and NBCCs;

(11) Facilitate the Facility based Death reviews, Perinatal death reviews, Still birth reviews and Community based reviews in coordination at sub-district level facilities;

(12) Support IDA with the Follow up study of 2010 Cohort of SNCU discharged infants at Shivpuri/Guna districts;

(13) Provide technical support to the state to roll out the District and Regional Action Plans for Madhya Pradesh based on 6 pillars of India Newborn Action plan (INAP);

(14) Provide technical support to the state to roll out the MP Action Plan for Pneumonia Diarrhoea Prevention and Management at the district and regional level;

(15) Provide technical support to state to strengthen protocols for management of perinatal transport for sick newborns in the state;

(17) Develop a Supportive Supervision Checklist based on NBSU and NBCC guidelines;

(18) Develop a proposal with support of partners like the National Neonatology Forum (NNF) and Indian Academy of Paediatric (IAP) to conduct a baseline monitoring of select NBSUs;

(19) Improved case management of Sick newborns and other childhood illnesses at FRUs and other sub district level facilities by F-IMNCI trained staff;

(20) Support and monitor up gradation of pediatric wards in identified districts working in close coordination with State PICU and KMC coordinator.

(21) Monitor review functional status of equipment at NBSUs and NBCCs.

(22) Monitor and mentor staff from NBSUs and NBCCs in Labor rooms.

(23) Linkages with medical college SNCUs and NBSUs and NBCCs to improve standards of care

(24) Support IDA to coordinate Water & Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) assessment-based improvement plan at NBSUs and NBCCs to reduce sepsis and infection control practices at SNCUs and NBSUs and NBCCs;

(25) Coordinate with procurement cell to ensure availability of essential drugs at NBSUs and NBCCs;

(26) Support and monitor the roll out of essential drugs and supplies through stock management trainings and monitoring stock data base;

(27) Strengthen Facility based management of childhood illnesses as per standard protocols;

(28) Develop Public Private Partnerships to promote standard protocols for management of illnesses;

(29) Develop capacity of the state on procurement monitoring and supply chain management essential drugs;

(30) Conduct prescription audits in public and private sector for management of key childhood illnesses like pneumonia, diarrhea;

(31) Monitor implementation of home visits for all newborns by ASHAs trained in as module six and seven and coordinating with DD ASHA for corrective actions;

(32) Monitor F-IMNCI/IMNCI implementation by trained MO/SN/ANM & LHV and ensurer egular reports are received at State from the Districts and shared with GOI and IDA office in Bhopal;

(33) Monitor implementation of F-IMNCI by trained Medical officers and staff nurses at NBSU and NBCC;

(34) Strengthen monitoring and early management of pneumonia and diarrhoea and early referral- MIS, SDMIS reporting;

(35) Provide technical support to strengthen supportive supervision of Diarrhoea Pneumonia management through medical colleges.




Qualification and Experience:
Post-Graduate Degree or Diploma in Pediatrics / Community Medicine or Public Health or any field of Medicine with minimum five to 10 years of experience of working closely in the field of child health with development sector or with Govt. for implementation of RCH/NHM program at state or district level.


Medical graduates with minimum five to 10 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 five to 10 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 asset;

(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;

(6) Should have good understanding of RCH and NHM program and health care delivery structure in India, and prior experience of working with development sector is an asset;

(7) Good track record of credibility.


5. ESTIMATED TRAVEL: Approximately 18 days in a month for achievement of the listed deliverables.




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



Remuneration payable to the selected candidate in the form of professional fees shall be attractive and in alignment with market norms.


Applicants are required to provide details of salary history, as well as expected remuneration for the position, in the online application form, comprising:


(a) Monthly Professional Fees and

(b) Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for field travel outside the duty station.



(1) The above elements shall be a key input into the selection and negotiation process;
(2) Candidates are expected to have their own laptops and be internet connected and these items shall not be provided.


8. LOCATION: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh


9. DURATION: The successful candidate shall be issued a consultancy contract from the date of joining till December 31, 2019.






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 the position are requested to apply using the link by or before May 10, 2019.