State Routine Immunization Consultant

Last date of application
 21-Mar-21 23:59 HR

JOB DESCRIPTION
State Routine Immunization Consultant
 International Development Agency, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

1. POSITION VACANT: State Routine Immunization Consultant, International Development Agency, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

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

PROJECT BACKGROUND:
The IMR of the state which stood at 79 per 1000 live births in 2000, dropped to 41 by 2018 (SRS). While there are some improvements of IMR of the state, still there is scope for improvement and RI program is one such area which prevents vaccine-preventable disease among children and thus direct impact on IMR. Currently, the data for coverage as per NFHS-4 Survey (2015-16) Full Immunization is 76.4%, DPT3 coverage is 91.4%, Measles (1st Dose) coverage is 93.9%.

The state is having more than 600 cold chain points and more than 2000 cold chain equipment. The state-level RI programming needs to focus on system strengthening for improved dropout tracking, strengthening the quality of immunization sessions, strengthening of supportive supervision mechanism, and reduce district/ regional disparities. IDA is working to strengthen Routine immunization program through system strengthening and capacity development at state and districts.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
The State RI/VHND Consultant (SRIC) shall be responsible for providing technical and managerial inputs for system strengthening and capacity development to SEPIO at the state level for statewide RI program strengthening and to aspirational districts for district-wide RI program strengthening.

The incumbent will work with SEPIO and state level RI team for evidence-based perspective planning including demand generation, strengthening monitoring and use of data for program review and improvement, and implement supportive supervision.

Key Deliverables:
(1) Provide support in planning, organizing and monitoring of interventions done to increase immunization coverage;
(2) Implement the SIA activities with focus on Cold chain and Communication activities;
(3) Establish and expand the supportive supervision mechanism for improving Routine Immunization;
(4) Situational analysis of existing mechanism for supportive supervision of RI & Cold Chain in state;
(5) Capacity Building of stakeholders for expanding the supportive supervision mechanism; Analyze the effectiveness of the efforts done for the expansion;
(6) Provide technical support to the state for reviewing the Immunization program in the line of National priorities;
(7) Desk analysis of the progress made by districts against the parameters of Routine Immunization program;
(8) Provide support to the state for conducting the Review program for Routine Immunization;
(9) Provide support in capacity building initiatives for Routine Immunization;
(10) Design and implement evidence-based knowledge products of Routine Immunization Program;
(11) Provide support to the state for New Vaccine Introduction and EVM;
(12) Provide support to New Vaccine Introduction in planning, coordination, implementation and field monitoring;
(13) Facilitate the training and field exercise for Effective Vaccine Management Assessment;
(14) Formulate the report of EVM Field Assessment and Improvement Plan;

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification:

Essential:
Medical/ BDS/ BHMS/ BAMS/ Public Health Graduate/ B.Pharma./ B.Sc. or M.Sc. Nursing.

Desirable:
Post Graduate training in Paediatrics, OBGY or Community Medicine/ Public Health is desirable;

Experience:
(1) Minimum five year of field experience in Immunization program at district/ regional/ state level, with professional knowledge of Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Immunization is essential.;
(2) Familiarity with theory and practical applications and essentials of maternal/ child survival;
(3) Experience in planning and management of Health sector/ RCH programs;

Skills and Competencies:
(1)
Good negotiation and influencing skills supported by excellent communication skills
(2) High level of computer proficiency with specific familiarity with commonly used Windows and MS Office software and database software;
(3) Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English and Hindi; (4) Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment with strong facilitation skills, ability to analyse reports, plan and monitor projects;

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

6. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:
The State Routine Immunization Consultantshall be hired on a consultancy contract through Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS), a respected HR Agency.

7. REMEUNERATION:

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.

Notes:
(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: Raipur, Chhattisgarh

9. NUMBER OF VACANCY(s): One

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

11. REFERENCE: SRIC-HLT-CG

12. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Team SAMS
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 

 

13. APPLICATION PROCESS:
Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/ida by or before March 21, 2021.