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Job Description

Divisional Consultants- SRH

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Saharsa/ Munger and Purnea, Bihar

1. POSITION(S) VACANT:  Divisional Consultants- SRH, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Saharsa/ Munger and Purnea, Bihar (2 vacancies)




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


Bihar is one of the eight socioeconomically backward states in the country referred as the Empowered Action Group (EAG) states. The state lags behind the country on most of the socio-economic and health-related indicators. Difficult geographical terrain further compounds the development challenges. As per Census 2011, the population of Bihar is 104.1 million. The decadal population growth rate decreased from 28.43% in 2001 to 25.42% in 2011. The state has the highest TFR in the country which is 3.0 as per NFHS-5. TFR has reduced from 3.2 in NFHS-4 to 3.0 in NFHS-5. However, there are huge inter-district variations, and 37 out of 38 districts in Bihar were taken under Mission Parivar Vikash as they have a fertility rate of more than 3. According to the NFHS-5, the total unmet need is 13.6 % while the unmet need for spacing methods is 6.1%. In terms of utilization of family planning services, the contraceptive method mix in the state is in favor of limiting or terminal methods. According to NFHS-5, the prevalence of any modern FP method is 44.4%. Female sterilization is a predominant method with 34.8%.


In Bihar, the State Health Society Bihar has established the RMNCH+A unit to strengthen the Family Planning, Maternal Health, Child Health, and Adolescents Health programme in the State to improve the availability and quality of the services. In order to strengthen the planning & monitoring of the RMNCH+A services in the state and facilitate the provision of right-based services, UNFPA will provide technical and managerial support at the Divisional Level to RPMUs and DHS. As part of our technical support to RMNCH+A program, the post of the Divisional Consultants SRH supported by UNFPA through SAMS will be based at the Divisional Level (Purnea Division - Katihar, Araria and Kishanganj and Saharsa Division – Saharasa, Madhepura, Supaul with the additional responsibility of Khagaria district. The Divisional Consultants - SRH will provide technical support to the District Health societies of the concerned divisions to strengthen the FP, MH and Adolescent Health programs with the right based approach.




Under the supervision of Head of Office, UNFPA-Bihar, the Divisional Consultants- SRH, shall be responsible for the following:


Key Deliverables:


(A) Planning

(1) Review NHM PIP of the districts and identify the gaps and challenges in the implementation of the PIP, and provide inputs;

(2) Analyze the activities under the thematic interventions of NHM, assess the progress of the interventions and plan to strengthen the delivery of RMNCH+A Interventions, including integrated SRH services;
(3) Facilitate the development of the district and block-level annual plans in the districts for implementation of MPV, SUMAN & FPLMIS and development of the annual plans for FP, MH and AH programs;
(4) Conduct a detailed analysis with regard to human resource requirements of the existing district, block, and health facility level and assist the district to develop a plan and engage with the District administration and State Department to take corrective actions;
(5) Facilitate the convergent planning between the health and other departments like women and child development department officials at the District level;
(6) Assist in developing micro-plans and in monitoring VHSNDs, Routine Immunization sessions and other out-reach public health initiatives especially in hard-to-reach areas.


(B) Implementation

(1) Provide facilitative support to operationalize the delivery points to make them effectivelydeliver RMNCH+A services;
(2) Undertake an assessment of all the trainings on RMNCH A issues (including FP, MH, safe abortion, adolescent health) and facilitate the critical training;
(3) Assist in effective implementation of LMIS at different levels & monitor the progress of roll-out of FPLMIS & provide feedback to district officials;|
(4) Strengthen the operationalization of the health and wellness centers in the district to provide RMNCH+A services and other services as laid out in the guidelines;
(5) Strengthen the community level interventions through the sub centers and ASHAs for quality service delivery at the community level;
(6) Facilitate in implementing flagship programs such as PMSMA, JSY, JSSK, roll out of injectables services, roll out of FP LMIS, Mission Indradhanush


(C) Guidance Material / Capacity building

(1) Provide inputs in the planning of the critical training in the health sector with the objective of operationalizing the health institutions;
(2) Co-ordinate with the district officials in ensuring that adequate guidance material andprotocols are available in the health institutions for delivering the health and RH services as per evidence-based practices;


(D) Quality Assurance

(1) Undertake regular supportive supervision visits and share feedback with SHSB, district officials & concerned facility and facilitate the process of filling the identified gaps;
(2) Facilitate the quality assurance interventions in the district and strengthen the DQAC (frequency of visits, meetings and monitoring of consent issues);
(3) Analyze the HMIS data and develop trends and analysis for the various thematic areas under the RMNCH+A framework;
(4) Facilitate in quality assurance mechanisms under various programmes such Family Planning, LaQShya, NQAC etc.;
(5) Analyze the HMIS and FP LMIS data, including quality of data, to measure the progress made in key indicators, rank blocks on the basis of health services rendered and overall performance of community processes. Present analysis at the monthly meetings of the Medical Officers. Set up a system of ranking blocks/ health facilities and in designing differential support to poor performing blocks.


(E) Carry out any other programme related activities as and when required and as advised by UNFPA/ NHM.




(1) Applicant must possess master’s in Social Work/ Sociology/ Health Care Management/ Rural Management/ or related fields


(1) Applicant must have atleast 4-6 years of experience working in the health and related field;
(2) Working experience and or familiarity with health systems and Programme Management will be an added advantage;

(3) Experience of working with the government;


Skills and Competencies:

(1) Good planning and coordination skills;

(2) Good training, communication and writing skills;

(3) Good skills in operating computers and MS Office package;

(4) Creative skills and ability in planning, monitoring and advocacy programs;

(5) Ability to understand and address development related issues;

(6) Ability to work with a diverse group and settings;




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




The selected candidate will be paid a consolidated amount of Rs. 60,000 – Rs. 70,000 per month.


7. LOCATION and NUMBER OF VACANCIES: Two Vacancies: Katihar- Purnea division (1 vacancy) and Khagaria (Saharsa & Munger) Division (1 vacancy), Bihar


8. DURATION: The successful candidate shall be issued successive consultancy contracts for a period of one year by UNFPA’s third-party payrolling partner(s).


The initial contract from the date of joining till December 31, 2022, shall be issued by SAMS. The subsequent contract for the balance period shall be issued by SAMS and/or UNFPA’s successor third-party payrolling partner.






Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612




Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/UNFPA, by or before October 20, 2022.


UNFPA is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are encouraged.