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State Maternal Health Consultant

International Development Agency

Raipur, Chhattisgarh

1. POSITION VACANT: State Maternal Health Consultant, International Development Agency, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

Our client is a respected, International Development Agency, that works across the globe to promote children's survival, protection and development.

Project Background

The Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of Chhattisgarh remains at 221 for each 1,00,000 live births, far from the objective of 100/100,000 live births. The MMR of the state is likewise high when contrasted with national normal of 167 for every 100000 live births. Additionally, foundation conveyance in the state has expanded from 34.9% (AHS 2010-11) to 56.1% (RSOC 2013-14), still state has low institutional conveyance rate and wellbeing framework has been poor in the provincial territories.

Govt. of Chhattisgarh has propelled a few interventions as a vital segment of RMNCH+A to accomplish automatic objectives identified with safe parenthood. Arrangement of Basic/Comprehensive Emergency therapeutic obstetric consideration with accessibility of talented participation during birth within simple reach of population, complemented with accessibility of crisis referral transport are some of the key strategic interventions to diminish maternal morbidity and mortality. The division has effectively recognized CEmOC/BEmOC/24x7 PHCs in the locale and has built up a guide for preparing them to provide quality obstetric care administrations.

Poor reaction to maternal health training programs, quality of training, post preparing hands on help, moderate pace of operationalization of FRUs, coordination’s administration for successful working of FRUs, effective functioning of district quality assurance committees and streamlining the arrangement of maternal demise reviews, are some of the significant issues the state is confronting for accompilishing the desired outcomes.

To additionally quicken the decrease in maternal and child mortality and galvanize unified efforts of all stakeholders a 'Call to Action: For Every Child in India’ strategy has been adopted nationwide and International Development agency is the lead partner in Chhattisgarh. In order to enhance technical assistance at State and high priority districts and make provision for coordinated planning and monitoring at state and district level, it was decided to expand techno-managerial support for better planning and implementation of Maternal health programme.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Director- Maternal Health at Directorate of Health Services and Health Specialist of the International Development Agency, the SMHC shall be responsible for providing technical support at the state level to maternal health section in roll out of the critical maternal health programs and roll out of evidence based interventions

Key Job Responsibilities:

(1) Review and functioning of existing CEmOC, BEmOC and 24X 7 PHCs, find out the gaps in terms of availability of trained manpower, logistics, drugs and material supplies, status of service delivery provision;
(2) Provide facilitation for starting new designated CEmOC, BEmOC and 24X 7 PHCs in the districts as per GOI guidelines;
(3) Support the development of State PIPs which would include, development of facility operation allocation plans (MH), training plans, HR ( support for hiring etc), work related to Quality Assurance and feedback, training monitoring, service provision monitoring including equipments and supplies, facilitating maternal death audits etc as per the call to action strategy;
(4) Develop rational SBA, EmOC, training calendars in accordance with the capacities of the existing training centers;
(5) To facilitate streamlining Maternal Deaths Audit (MDR) strategy in the state as per GOI guidelines (participation in planning of training activities, conduct of training programs, maternal deaths review, establishment of regular feedback system and documentation)
(6) To facilitate operationalization of Skill labs in the selected districts;
(7) To facilitate the implementation of Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH) programme in the State;
(8) To build a partnership with SIHFW and DHS to ensure timely completion of the training calendar on Maternal Health training;
(9) Will be assigned one high priority district and she/he will mentor the implementation of RMNCH+A strategy to the district;
(10) Regular visit to the High Priority District and documentation of the progress as per call to action strategies. The consultant will visit all high priority districts at least once in a month and submit the monitoring feedback to State RMNCH+A Unit (SRU).

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification:
(1) Applicants must have a Graduate in MBBS or Post Graduate or Diploma in Community Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology or Public Health from a reputed institution.

Experience:
(1) At least 8-10 years of post-graduate work experience in Public Health or Post Graduate training in Community Medicine/ Public Health/ Obstetrics and Gynaecology with 2-3 years of experience;
(2) Experience at coordinating trainings in public health will be an asset.

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Ability to work in harmony with the government and non-government staff and maintaining poise in difficult situations;
(2) Experience in report writing shall be preferred;
(3) Ability to use computer software i.e. MS Office, MS Excel, PowerPoint and Internet programmes;
(4) Good verbal and written presentation skills on technical issues.

5. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:

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

6. PROFESSIONAL FEES:

Gross annual remuneration budgeted for the position is attractive. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.

7. LOCATION: Raipur with need base travel to field.

8. DURATION:

The consultancy assignment will be effective from the date of joining till December 31, 2017.

9. REFERENCE: SMHC

10. CONTACT INFORMATION:

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 
Email: smhc@sams.co.in

11. APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to smhc@sams.co.in  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 October 25, 2017. For further details, please visit www.sams.co.in.