Maternal Health Coordinator

Last date of application
 10-Jan-22 23:59 HR
Job Description

Maternal Health Coordinator,
Centre of Excellence (CoE), Child Health and Nutrition, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

1. POSITION VACANT: Maternal Health Coordinator, CoE Child Health and Nutrition, Bhubaneswar, Odisha


Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Child Health and Nutrition was established in 2018 for mentoring activities and capacity building for accelerating the improvement of Child and Maternal Health and Nutrition activities and supported by UNICEF at the Capital Hospital Bhubaneswar. The CoE Child Health and Nutrition does support the maternal health components for CoE SUMAN which is established under the Cuttack Medical College recently.

Project Background

Under various flagship programs for improvement of quality of Maternal Health like LaQshya, SUMAN and KAYAKALP there is a renewed focus to improve and maintain the quality of intrapartum and immediate post-natal care. Quality of perinatal care, especially in the tribal districts in the southern part of the state is a major challenge. Considering this situation, state government has initiated the CoE SUMAN which is a umbrella program to improve the intrapartm care.

The mentoring of the intrapartum care facilities through the experts from medical colleges and private institutions is also part of the CoE SUMAN activities. This activity needs further support through coordination and facilitation efforts. The CoE SUMAN will function as the mentoring hub for all high care load Labour rooms.


Reporting to the Director, Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar where the CoE Child Health and Nutrition is nested. The Team Leader SHSRC and Maternal Health Coordinator (MHC) of  CoE SUMAN shall be responsible for providing facilitation and coordination support for mentoring process aligned to the state priority.

Key Deliverables:
(1) Prepare monthly activity plans in coordination with TL NHM, SMCS Cell and CoE;

(2) Update the pool of mentors list under the guidance of Team leader SHSRC NHM and CoE SUMAN coordinator, on quarterly basis;
(3) Plan for the physical and virtual mentoring activity through CoE SUMAN and share with stakeholders;
(4) Coordinate with SCB Medical College Cuttack, NHM, SMCS Cell at Directorate of Family Welfare;
(5) Collection of the mentoring findings following the visits either paper or through digital mode, collation and analysis of findings;
(6) Quarterly Analysis of the data collected and sharing with concerned stakeholders;
(7) Facilitate the Bi-annual review meeting of the CoE SUMAN;
(8) Support Advisor SUMAN CoE and coordinate with districts for capacity building activities.


(1) Graduation in medicine, AYUSH, Biotechnology, Nursing; OR
Post-graduation in community medicine/ public health management, social sciences.

(1) Minimum three years of experience in public health programme management at district and/or state level;
(2) Prior experience of implementing MCH programmes, is desirable.

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Facilitation skills planning, coordination and review;
(2) Data analysis and documentation skills;
(3) Excellent computer knowledge and skills;
(4) Good Communication skills in Oriya, Hindi and English;
(5) Good conceptualization, analytical and documentation skills.

5. Estimated Travel: Approximately 8 days in a month for achievement of the listed deliverables in across the state.


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

7. LOCATION: Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

8. DURATION: The successful candidate shall be issued a consultancy contract from the date of joining till December 31, 2022.


Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link by or before January 10, 2022.