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State Specialist- Private Sector Engagement

India Health Action Trust (IHAT)

Lucknow

1. POSITION VACANT:  State Specialist- Private Sector Engagement, India Health Action Trust (IHAT), Lucknow

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

India Health Action Trust (IHAT) was established in 2003 by the University of Manitoba (UM), as part of a five-year (2001 to 2006) bilateral development project between Canada and India and registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976 in 2009. IHAT aims at improving public health initiatives both nationally and globally, by the provision of comprehensive technical assistance in the areas of program planning, management and monitoring.  

IHAT has been providing comprehensive technical assistance as above to the State AIDS Control Societies of Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bihar, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Goa.

At the request of the Government of Uttar Pradesh, IHAT established a Technical Support Unit (TSU) in 2013, to provide integrated and embedded techno-managerial support to strengthen the existing health system for achieving sustained health outcomes at-scale. IHAT is focusing on improving the coverage of key RMNCHA+, Nutrition, Family Planning, Pneumonia and Diarrhea interventions and services in the state, with funding support from the Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation (BMGF) and the Central and State governments.

For more information about the organization, please visit http://ihat.in/    

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Deputy Director- Private Sector and PPP & Contracting, the State Specialist- Private Sector Engagement shall provide support to the Department of Medical Health & Family Welfare, Uttar Pradesh, in designing and implementing policies that aim to leverage private sector efficiencies for various public health services, while ensuring accountability.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
(1) Research and recommend policies for encouraging private sector participation in the delivery of health services in the state, as follows:
(a) Assess existing policies and interventions in the state for private sector participation;
(b) Conduct desktop based and primary research into best practices nationally and globally, for improving health systems and policies in the state through private sector engagement and provide actionable recommendations for Uttar Pradesh;
(c) Design policies that ensure a well-regulated framework for private sector engagement, aimed at driving efficiencies and increasing accountability to public;
(2) Support the Department in seeking appropriate approvals, from GoI, for implementing innovative strategies for addressing relevant gaps, as necessary;
(3) Support the Deputy Director in developing strategies as a part of the policy framework and lead their implementation;
(4) Coordinate with the ICT team and solution providers to design and implement MIS for managing performance and payments of private sector participants;
(5) Any other responsibilities given by Deputy Director- Private sector and PPP & Contracting.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:        

Qualifications:
(1) Applicants must be graduates from a top-tier institute;
(2) Applicants having an MBA degree or Masters’ in Public Policy, International Development, or equivalent qualification, shall be at an advantage.

Experience:
Applicants must have minimum of four years of relevant experience in project management of private service providers/ PPP contracts, as well as a good understanding of private sector strengths and weaknesses. Applicants must possess at least two years of experience of helping government in designing and implementing policies.

Competencies:
(1) Demonstrated experience in managing medium-large scale projects with data and knowledge of appropriate tools;
(2) Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills;
(3) Demonstrated cross-cultural, teamwork skills and ability to anticipate issues and initiate appropriate action;
(4) Flexible with the ability to work in a challenging environment;
(5) Advanced knowledge of and skills in computers.

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

Gross annual remuneration budgeted for the position ranges from Rs.10 to 14 lacs. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.

6. LOCATION: Lucknow

7. REFERENCE: SSPSE-IHAT

8. CONTACT INFORMATION:

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1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612 
Email: sspse-ihat@sams.co.in

9. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply at sspse-ihat@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 or before July 11, 2017.

IHAT provides a safe working environment to employees. IHAT is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women candidates to apply. Physically challenged candidates with required skills, knowledge and willingness to travel are also encouraged to apply.