Consultant – Programme Management, SHA

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  • Job Reference Code: CPM-SHA-Sikkim
Last date of application
 25-Mar-21 23:59 HR


Consultant – Programme Management, State Health Authority (SHA), Sikkim

1. POSITIONS VACANT: Consultant – Programme Management, State Health Authority (SHA), Sikkim


The Indo-German Universal Health Coverage Programme (IGUHCP) is part of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany’s enterprise for international cooperation. GIZ works with Indian ministries at the Centre and State Governments for implementation of bilateral cooperation projects.

MoHFW has set up National Health Authority (NHA) to manage PM-JAY and at the state level it will be implemented by State Health Agencies (SHAs), set up for this purpose.

In order to enhance the capacities of the state implementing agencies to manage PM-JAY, MoHFW/NHA in partnership with GIZ, has initiated the ‘Professional Programme for Health Protection’. The Programme will select, train and mentor consultants to be placed in the State Governments and the NHA to support the implementation of PM-JAY.

Objective of the Assignment:

The objective of the assignment is to support the State Health Agency in implementing Pradhan Mantri – Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY).  Consultant shall support the strengthening of existing institutional structures for PM-JAY in the State.

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The Consultant will be responsible for supporting the State Health Agency with technical inputs on preparation of tender for selection of Insurance Company and/or Implementation Support Agency, adoption of various NHA guidelines in State and Hospital Network Management. The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the reporting officer assigned by the State Health Agency.

Specific roles and responsibilities will include the following:

(1) To make himself/herself thoroughly familiar with the AB PM-JAY processes. To acquire an in-depth understanding of the guidelines of the scheme and role of various stakeholders;

(2) Support he SHA in data analysis and evaluation and overall monitoring of the scheme implementation in the States. Coordinate and follow-up with the Insurance companies, Third Party Administrators about the implementation of the scheme;

(3) To prepare a framework of data analysis for monitoring and tracking purposes, to apprise the decision makers regarding the status of the scheme and the performance of the Insurance companies and TPAs/Implementation Support Agency;

(4) Assist in performing hospital audits and assessment of the quality of services being provided in the scheme to the beneficiaries;

(5) Support in preparation / revision of the tender documents as per the NHA guidelines for selection of Insurance Company and/or Implementation Support Agency;

(6) Periodic review of various guidelines issued by National Health Authority and advice the State Health Agency for adoption of the same with relevant State specific requirements;

(7) Ensure compliance of agreement terms by the network hospitals and liaison with the hospitals to ensure quality delivery of health care services to PM-JAY beneficiaries;

(8) Support the SHA in evaluating the occurence of abuse and fraud in the scheme by the stakeholders by providing support in the analysis of data and creation of dashboards;

(9) Conduct regular field visits to ensure that district level systems are better utilized for achieving above tasks;

(10) Any other tasks as assigned by the State Health Agency with related to the implementation of PM-JAY.

Post-graduation or higher qualification in field of Management, Public health, community heath, health management, rural management, social work or any other equivalent degree from a recognized university or institute.


(1) Atleast 3-5 years of relevant post qualification professional experience;

(2) Proven project management skills including planning, execution and monitoring of large scale government health insurance schemes or government health programmes;

(3) Experience in the development sector and prior experience of working with government and development partners

(4) Experience in overseeing public health, rural development or social welfare projects shall be preferred;

(5) Demonstrated experience in operationalizing health program at field level/ working in strengthening of district level health systems.

Skills and Competencies:

(1) Sound knowledge of the health and development sector work/ community work;

(2) Demonstrated ability to manage a team and effectively lead the team to get the works done;

(3) Analytical skills and strategic thinking. Ability to apply analysis for administrative and management purposes is essential;

(4) Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team;

(5) Knowledge of commonly used software packages like MS Word, Excel, Power Point;

(6) Ability to work under pressure and attend to any ad hoc functions as may be required;

(7) Self-driven and able to work with tight deadlines;

(8) Excellent communication and presentation skills, sound comprehension, strong analytical and interpersonal abilities;

(9) Ability to work independently when required;

(10) Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Hindi.

5. VACANCY DETAILS: One vacancy


The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary history.


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

8. LOCATION: The Consultant will be placed in State Health Authority in Sikkim.

The post-holder shall be engaged on a consultancy contract, initially for a period of one year, extendable thereafter, on the basis of performance and approval by SHA.


Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011-41011564/65; 4081 9900

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link by or before March 25, 2021.