District Child Survival Coordinator

Last date of application
 08-Aug-21 23:59 HR

District Child Survival Coordinator
International Development Agency

Barwani, Madhya Pradesh (One Vacancy)

1. POSITION(S) VACANT: District Child Survival Coordinator, International Development Agency, Barwani, Madhya Pradesh

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

Madhya Pradesh (MP) is the second largest Indian state in size with the target population around 2 million infants, around 2.2 million pregnant ladies. Though the full immunization coverage of the State has increased to 53.6% in NFHS 4 (2015-16), there are 27 districts in the State which have full immunization coverage below state average and amongst them 21 districts have < 50% coverage (NFHS 4). However, there are inter-district disparities in Full Immunization Coverage (FIC), with Raisen having highest coverage of 78.5% and Alirajpur having lowest coverage of 22.6%. Recently, GoI has announced Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 which is a focused strategy to cover dropouts and left outs by ensuring a broad-based engagement of all stakeholders in the immunization program.

NFHS 4 reports that 95.6% of children suffering from diarrhoea in Madhya Pradesh, received ORS/ORT/HAF but the data on use of Zn in diarrhoea management is not available. With a high burden of malnutrition, highest IMR & high U5MR, promotion of use of ORS & Zn in diarrhoea management is needed, to decrease morbidity and mortality due to diarrhoea.

Currently as per SNCU MIS reports for 2019, only 11% of 96,713 SNCU admissions, were community referred and 39.6% female admissions, reflecting constrained progress. Further, more than 80% of the mothers of new-borns admitted at SNCUs, were married at less than 18 years of age, had less than 3 years birth spacing, had poor weight gain during pregnancy. Recently, Government of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP), has increased the focus on monitoring new-borns discharged from SNCUs, Home Based Young Child Care (HBYC), LaQshya, SAANS, SUMAN, IMNCI and F-IMNCI for management of childhood illnesses. GoMP also envisages, increased focus on maternal and child death reviews, including perinatal death reviews at facility and community level.

IDA provides technical support to the Government of MP for strengthening maternal, new-born, child health and routine immunization to NHM Madhya Pradesh, to strengthen facility based MNCH care, linkages with community-based care and strengthen Capacity Building Initiative for Routine Immunization (CBI RI) in select districts. As per IDA Country Program Action Plan (CPAP) and IDA AWP 2020, IDA has committed to the high focus districts of Bhopal, Barwani, Alirajpur, Jhabua, Shivpuri and Sheopur, for strengthening convergent interventions, in Madhya Pradesh.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Government of India has undertaken a pan-India approach to address COVID-19 in country, involving various line Ministries and all States/UT. In line with IDA Country Office programme guidance for response, IDA MP will work to support the State Government of India in minimizing morbidity and mortality due to COVID in the State, and to minimize the disruption of essential services for women and children that may be caused by it. It is envisaged that most of the support to be provided by IDA will rely on existing ‘service delivery platforms’, and that it will be delivered through existing government initiatives therefore contributing not only to COVID-19 preparedness and response, but also to longer term health systems strengthening agenda of GoMP, institutions such as SDMA and partners.

Reporting to the Direct Supervisor/ Chief Medical and Health Officer of MP District, the District Child Survival Coordinator (DCSC) will work in close coordination with district and divisional officials under the guidance of Regional Joint Directors, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Director Maternal, Child Health, Immunization and Nursing, to strengthen monitoring, mentoring, supportive supervision of key government initiatives like LaQshya, Quality of Care at SNCUs, Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) at facility and post discharge, WASH in Health facilities, SNCU follow up at facility and community, Child death reviews, facility based paediatric care- PICUs, Paediatric wards, Home Based Young Child Care (HBYC), pneumonia diarrhoea skills based trainings and post training mentoring, Roll out of SAANS, Capacity Building Initiative for routine immunisation (CBI RI), Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI), Effective Vaccine Management,  tribal and urban immunization, coordination with Regional Health and Family Welfare Training Centres (RHFWTC) and post training mentoring for management of childhood illnesses, like pneumonia and diarrhoea.

The incumbent will be needed to closely coordinate with the government counterparts, at state, regional and district level to provide supportive supervision, mentioned initiatives in their respective regions.

Key Deliverables:
(1) Provide technical and managerial support for quality implementation of RMNCH+A package of interventions at district of Madhya Pradesh;
(2) Ensure improving access of pregnant women to heath facility by strengthening referral transport and bringing service delivery near community by operationalizing 24 x7 sub-centers with increase in the proportion of deliveries conducted by Skilled birth Attendant and monitoring of Labour Rooms and Newborn care Corners;
(3) Support Sick New Born gets adequate care at the institutions and in the community with follow up system of new born in community and at facility after discharge from SNCU established;
(4) Ensure increase in the coverage of Routine Immunization in the district to 90% by strengthening demand and supply interventions with special focus on strengthening Cold Chain focal points and Mangal Diwas supportive supervision using mobile applications, Special IMI rounds monitoring, tracking implementation of AVDS and EVM recommendations, and New Vaccine introduction in the respective districts;
(5) Capacity building and supportive supervision of processes and staff for better delivery of high quality of newborn, child and maternal health services including SUMAN;
(6) Bring about a strategic shift from just child survival to comprehensive early childhood development with establishment of linkages between existing interventions and ECD services, especially RBSK, HBYC, Use of MCP card, etc;
(7) Focus on increased coverage of newborn, child and maternal health services with increased quality using the Point of Care Quality Indicator approach for LaQshya certification of District health facilities, QI cycles in SNCU, Wash in Health, SSS, etc;
(8) Increase the focus on adolescent programming by contributing to the adolescent baseline assessment and advocating for key adolescent issues like child marriages;
(9) Support sick children get appropriate care for ARI, diarrhea, malaria and malnutrition in the community and in the institutions as per IAPPD, PPD and SAANS guidelines;
(10) Facilitate Maternal Death reviews, Child/ Infant Death reviews and follow up of newer interventions for Sick newborn care like Vit K, Inj GM, KMC, ANC Steroids, HBNC/HBYC;

(11) Coordinate regularly with CMHO, CS, DIO, District Teams and District Collector during Time Limit review and other meetings for fostering Inter-sectoral convergence;
(12) Support emergency preparedness response including response to COVID -19 - Gap assessment, ToTs, capacity needs assessment, planning, monitoring, risk communication planning, quality training monitoring;
(13) Co-ordinate and facilitate Emergency preparedness and response including COVID-19 Training and monitor training quality of cascade training;
(14) Undertake gap assessment for ensuring isolation/ quarantine preparedness, facility gap analysis;
(15) Carry out other duties within the scope and spirit of the job, and by the level of the post, as required;


Qualification and Experience
(1) Applicant must be graduate in Medicine/ Alternative Medicine (BHMS/BAMS/BDS/) with Post Graduate degree in Public Health, Community Medicine, Social sciences, Social work or in health / hospital administration with three to five years of experience of working closely with Government counterparts at block and district level. (Preferable); OR

(2) Applicant must be graduate in Social Work/ PG in Social work/ Graduation with Post Graduate Diploma or Degree in Hospital/ Health Administration with five to eight years of experience in strengthening health systems in RMNCH+A programs (RMNCHA implementation, monitoring and supportive supervision) at block or district level.

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Ability to plan and monitor activities at district level;
(2) Good track record of credibility, trust and honesty;
(3) Must be willing to travel extensively in the district and should be capable of taking on independent responsibility;
(4) Knowledge of English and Hindi is essential;
(5) Proficiency in MS office, Data management and Analysis and report writing is an asset.

5. ESTIMATED TRAVEL: Approximately 18 days in a month for the achievement of the listed deliverables.

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

Remuneration payable to the selected candidate in the form of professional fees shall be attractive and in alignment with market norms.

Applicants are required to provide details of salary history, as well as expected remuneration for the position, in the online application form.

(1) The above elements shall be a key input into the selection and negotiation process;
(2) Candidates are expected to have their own laptops and be internet connected and these items shall not be provided.

8. LOCATION: Barwani. Madhya Pradesh 

9. DURATION: The successful candidate shall be issued a consultancy contract from the date of joining till December 31, 2021


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Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/ida by or before August 8, 2021.