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Zonal Coordinator – FRU Strengthening

India Health Action Trust (IHAT)

Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

1. POSITION VACANT:  Zonal Coordinator – FRU Strengthening, India Health Action Trust (IHAT), Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh


Established in 2003 by 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, aims at improving public health initiatives by supporting programs nationally and globally through providing comprehensive technical assistance in program planning, management and monitoring.  

India Health Action Trust (IHAT) has been providing comprehensive technical assistance and training in programme planning and management to the State AIDS Control Societies of Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bihar, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Goa.

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

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Reporting to the Team leader- FRU, IHAT, the Zonal Coordinator – FRU Strengthening will be responsible for the overall implementation, monitoring and management of clinical activities under the FRU Strengthening program to improve the quality of maternal health related services in health facilities in the respective zones. This would primarily involve the process of supportive supervision and mentoring of FRUs by establishing Regional Resource Training Centers (RRTCs) and coordination with these RRTCs for skill development and training of medical staff and mentoring of FRU CHCs and DHs.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

(1) Facilitate implementation of clinical and quality improvement interventions at First Referral Units (FRUs), in order to improve linkages between levels of care for strengthening prevention and referral at each junction of maternal healthcare;
(2) Identify, engage with and enable medical colleges and universities and develop them as Regional Resource Training Centers (RRTCs) to provide mentorship to FRUs on a continuous basis;
(3) Ensure regular monitoring of the intervention with the help of district staff to critically assess the impact of the capacity initiatives;
(4) Conduct regional workshops/clinical skills practice sessions for relevant staff teams from FRU CHCs and DHs on maternal and newborn complications management;
(5) Facilitate regional workshops for the CMOs, CMSs and MOICs to achieve a common understanding of the interventions, challenges and solutions;
(6) Develop specific activity plans in consultation with the RRTCs and GoUP to develop and support area-based teamwork;
(7) Organize and conduct facility readiness analysis in the DHs and selected CHCs for the signal functions, infrastructure, HR and procurement based on the recommendations in GoI’s MNH Tool Kit;
(8) Work closely with their counterparts in the government to achieve fully functional FRUs in the identified districts of their respective zones;
(9) Develop clinical program mentoring mechanisms of government facilities by creating institutional links with key medical colleges identified as Regional Resource Training Centers (RRTC);
(10) Selection of CHCs for FRU strengthening and regular review and frequent follow up of FRU micro plans with the help of the district teams.


Applicants must have an M.B.B.S and/ or Master’s in Public Health/ Hospital Management/ Community Medicine from a recognized institute/ university.

Applicants must have minimum two years of experience in managing RMNCH or relevant public health interventions.

Skills and Competencies:

(1) Experience in the area of Maternal Newborn and Child Health would be strong asset;
(2) Good understanding of Indian health care systems and experience in government health;
(3) Previous exposure of working along with government will be preferable.;
(4) Excellent computer skills (MS word, Excel, PowerPoint).

(1) Ethnic, cultural, gender, religious, and socioeconomic status sensitivity;
(2) Demonstrated cross-cultural, teamwork and advance knowledge in computer skills;
(3) Coordination and organization skills;
(4) Must be flexible and able to work in a challenging environment;
(5) Fluency in written and spoken English and Hindi.


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

6. LOCATION: Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh



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Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply at 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 October 25, 2017.

IHAT provides 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.