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Job Description

State Maternal Health Consultant

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

1. POSITION(S) VACANT: State Maternal Health Consultant, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh




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.


Achieving Zero preventable maternal deaths is one of three transformative goals of UNFPA’s Strategic Plan. Realizing the reduction of the maternal mortality and morbidity is important in ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals are achieved by 2030.  Maternal Mortality Ratio in Madhya Pradesh as per the SRS stands at 173, indicating that the State has the third highest MMR among the states in the country. In the last two decades, many interventions ranging from the facility based to the community centric interventions to reduce maternal mortality has been rolled out under the NHM programme by the State Government. The large percentage of the institutional deliveries i.e. 90.7% according to the NFHS-5 indicates that quality of maternal care at the facilities would contribute substantially to the reduction of the maternal mortality and morbidities. In this context, it is proposed that a technical consultant be provided to the Maternal Health Division to work closely with the Deputy Director, Maternal Health of NHM and other Senior officials at the State and District level to facilitate the roll out of the quality maternal health interventions in the districts.




Reporting to Mission Director, NHM, Deputy Director Maternal Health and State Head of UNFPA State Office, the State Maternal Health Consultant will have the following job responsibilities:


Key Deliverables:

(1) Provide technical support in the area of Maternal Health Interventions in close co-ordination with the Maternal Health Division
(2) Co-ordinate and provide technical inputs in the NHM PIP planning , implementation and monitoring from the Maternal health perspective
(3) Provide technical inputs in the area of various Maternal health interventions training like EmoC , LSAS,SBA and other Maternal health training  in the high priority/aspirational  districts;
(4) Facilitate the development of Master trainers in the critical trainings related to the Maternal Health and support the MH division in the follow up of the trained service providers;
(5) Co-ordinate with the Medical College in the aspirational districts for facilitating the various Maternal Health training;
(6) Develop a detailed plan in terms of  the post training follow up of the trained service providers to ensure that there is a continuous feedback on the extent of the competencies of the trained service providers;
(7) Facilitate the accreditation of the labour rooms under Lakshya programme in identified districts;
(8) Develop a continuous report on the functionality of the delivery points vis a vis the deployment of the skilled service providers;
(9) Provide technical support to interventions to address anaemia, still births and perinatal mortality;
(10) Facilitate the identification of the gaps and weakness in terms of the critical MH interventions in the high priority/aspirational districts and recommend suggestions to the Department;
(11) Undertake short assessments in identified institutions to explore the adherence of the quality of the MH interventions, especially the evidence based maternal practices, by the health service providers;
(12) Provide inputs for institutionalisation of the review of maternal health interventions at the State and District level;
(13) Provide critical inputs in the analysis of the maternal health services related data for stronger implementation of the maternal health related interventions;
(14) Undertake a critical analysis of the Maternal Death Review in these high priority/aspirational districts and provide recommendations and suggestions to the Department;
(15) Provide technical inputs for the roll out of SUMAN initiative;
(16) Provide technical inputs in addressing reproductive morbidities particularly Cervical cancer  and other gynaecological morbidities;
(17) Undertake field visits to the identified districts /aspirational districts and facilitate the adherence of the Laqshya guidelines;
(18) Provide critical inputs in raising the standards of the Labour rooms in the delivery points with priority on high loaded institutions;
(19) Provide inputs in promoting Post partum sterilisation in the high priority districts;
(20) Co-ordinate with UNFPA MP office and NHM and attend regular review meetings.





(1) Applicant must be MBBS graduate with Post graduation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or Masters in Public Health/ Health Management/Preventive and Social Medicine.


*Only candidates with MBBS qualification need to apply for this post



(1) Minimum must have at least 5-10 years of predominant experience in technical aspects of Programme management;
(2) Working experience and or familiarity with Government health system.


Skills and Competencies:

(1) Technical and Clinical Skills;
(2) Good training skills;
(3) Good skills in operating computers and  MS Office package;
(4) Creative skills and ability in planning, implementation and monitoring programs;
(5) Ability to understand and address development related issues;
(6) Ability to work with a diverse group and settings;
(7) Undertake travel to high priority and Aspirational Districts;
(8) Experience in the analysis of data.




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




Gross compensation budgeted for the position is Rs. 120,000 to 1,75,000/- per month and will be commensurate with candidates’ salary history.


7. LOCATION: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh


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 June 30, 2023, 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.
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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 April 23, 2023.


UNFPA is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are encouraged. Note: The candidates who have applied earlier for the post need not apply again.