Regional Child Survival Coordinator (One vacancy)

Last date of application
 10-Sep-22 23:59 HR

Regional Child Survival Coordinator (One vacancy),
International Development Agency, Jabalpur & Rewa Regions

1. POSITION(S) VACANT: Regional Child Survival Coordinator (One vacancy), International Development Agency, Jabalpur & Rewa Regions



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


Madhya Pradesh is the second-largest Indian state in size with a target population around 2.1 million infants, around 2.3 million pregnant ladies. MP has the highest Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in the country with 43 per 1000 live births of which 60% is contributed by Newborn Mortality Rate (NMR) (33 per 100 live births). A high MMR of 163 per 100,000 live births is another major area of concern for the state. To achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs), targets of IMR and NMR less than 12 per 1000 live births, service coverage and quality of key RMNCHA interventions need focus, across the life cycle. MP has made remarkable progress in strengthening facility-based MNCH services. Recent service delivery indicators both from HMIS reported data as well as NFHS-5 survey data, indicate the need to strengthen the quality of facility-based interventions as well as coverage and quality of community-based interventions.

Currently, as per SNCU, MIS reports for 2021-22, only 10.9% of 100,000 SNCU admissions, were community referred & 39.9% female admissions, reflecting constrained progress. Further, more than 80% of the mothers of newborns admitted at SNCUs, had less than 3 years of birth spacing. SNCU mortality has stagnated at 12% over the last 5 years, with inter-district variations. There is a need for establishing linkages between community and facility and across the life cycle. Recently, the Government of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP), has increased the focus on monitoring newborns discharged from SNCUs, Home-Based Young Child Care (HBYC), LaQshya, SAANS, SUMAN, MusQAN, FBNC, IMNCI, and F-IMNCI, to strengthen pediatric care management of childhood illnesses. GoMP also envisages increased focus on school health programs and midwifery roll out, RKSK scale-up, maternal and child death reviews, including perinatal death reviews at facility and community level. UNICEF is providing technical assistance for all components of COVID-19 vaccine rollout in terms of preparedness assessment, capacity building, supportive supervision, communication planning, and cold chain strengthening for increasing coverage in the eligible populations. NFHS 5, reports that 65.2% of children suffering from diarrhea in Madhya Pradesh, received ORS and 35.1% received Zn. With a high burden of malnutrition, highest IMR & high U5MR, promotion of the use of ORS & Zn in diarrhea management is needed, to decrease morbidity and mortality due to diarrhea.  


Though the full immunization coverage of the State has increased to 77.1% in NFHS 5 (2020-21), there are 21 districts in the State which have full immunization coverage below the state average and amongst them, 8 districts have < 70% coverage (NFHS 5). However, there are inter-district disparities in Full Immunization Coverage (FIC), with Ujjain having the highest coverage of 93.7% and Sehore having the lowest coverage of 60.3%. It is important to make use of available resources and endeavour towards achieving the goal of 90% FIC in every district and achieving equity in immunization coverage.

As per IDA’s Country Program Action Plan (CPAP) and IDA RWP 2021-22, IDA has committed to Bhopal, Barwani, Alirajpur, Jhabua, Shivpuri and Sheopur, for strengthening convergent interventions, in Madhya Pradesh. To support the government to strengthen the above-mentioned initiatives, IDA and NHM are jointly envisaging the position of Regional Child Survival Coordinator (RCSC), at 3 regions (1- Bhopal Indore & Ujjain), (1- Gwalior & Sagar), and (1-Jabalpur & Rewa). These positions will be essential for Field level supportive supervision, engaging with Regional Health & Family Welfare Training Centres (RHFWTC), ANM/ GNM, and Nursing training centers.




The Regional Child Survival Coordinator (Jabalpur & Rewa region) will be placed at Jabalpur, at the Regional Joint Director office and 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 immunization (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. RCSC (Jabalpur & Rewa) will continue to focus on high focus districts of UNICEF and Aspirational districts to monitor facilities with the 100 more deliveries per month for LaQshya, WASH in Health, SNCU QI and operationalize select Health and Wellness centers in these district facilities.


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


Key Deliverables:
(A) Maternal & New born Health-

(1) Coordinate and facilitate LaQshya & MusQan certification of health facilities; Ensure completion of MLR reports as per LaQshya checklist (LR and OT scores) for medical colleges, district hospitals, and CHC/PHC with more than 100 deliveries per month in selected districts, support midwifery roll out;
(2) Ensure SNCU QI facilitation and monitoring, including ensuring the facilitation of QI teams and follow up mentoring reports;
(3) Support HBYC implementation in select districts including training reports, monitoring reports, training quality reports and supportive supervision reports and reports for facility/community follow up of SNCU graduates; support in rollout of new MCP card in select district;
(4) Quality monitoring at select Health and wellness centers, JSSK utilization, coordination with GNM/ANM nursing, adolescent health monitoring, social indicators at SNCUs- female admissions, birth spacing, tracking and monitoring teenage pregnancies, KMC, ANC steroids in LR, training quality monitoring FBNC, HBYC, KMC, and post-training mentoring of facilities;
(5) Ensure monthly/ quarterly CDR and perinatal death reviews including Stillbirth review & MDR at select districts with feedback to RJD and follow up on action points;
(6) Ensure completion of quarterly WASH assessment in select districts including all medical colleges, district hospitals, CHCs, and all PHCs Cs with delivery load more than 100 per month;
(7) Ensure training quality with monitoring for Skills stations at RHFWTC and at district level for HBYC, CBI RI, PPD skills management, KMC, SNCU follow up, LaQshya, MusQan, WASH in Health practices at facilities;
(8) Monitoring of SNCUs, NBSUs, NBCCs for newer interventions, Vit. K, Inj. GM, KMC, ANC Steroids, NBSU, pediatric care, and ICU strengthening and scale-up;
(9) Monitoring integrated ToTs for FBNC, NBSU, NSSK, roll-out, PICU, IMPACT, KMC integrated with facility and community ToTs;
(10) Support roll-out of Midwifery care and SUMAN, ASMAN and ANMOL reviews, perinatal death reviews, gap-assessments;
(11) Provide technical support for functionalization of AFHCs, school health program/ RKSK scale- up, and addressing the issue of child marriage by developing district action plans for adolescent empowerment

(B) Routine Immunization & Cold Chain-
(1) Provide technical support to the concerned districts, divisions, and State RI Cell for strengthening of CBI RI, IMI, and Cold chain monitoring, with regular feedback to state, divisional and district and sub-district officials; ensure completion of CBI RI checklist of at least 10 CBI RI training cum review per month each in select districts;
(2) Strengthen implementation and reporting of the second dose of measles and newer vaccines;
(3) Facilitate PIP exercises/ planning at district level for RI and MI/IMI in select districts;
(4) Follow up with the preparation, review, and implementation of CBI RI, RI micro plans, outreach session plans, RI supervision plans, and AVD plans;
(5) Support monitoring of new vaccine introductions, and ensure communication and cold chain monitoring of sample cold chain points and session sites and villages; facilitate the district planning and reporting for RI;
(6) Support activities for strengthening communication & behavior change for RI;
(7) Facilitate and support the planning and implementation of tribal immunization strategy in select districts;
(8) Coordinate & facilitate training of Health Workers, Medical Officers, Supervisors, vaccinators, Cold Chain Handlers, and Cold Chain Technicians in the areas of RI and Cold Chain with the assurance of quality;
(9) Coordinate and support data validation initiatives of the state;
(10) AEFI reporting, Epidemic reporting, and Investigations and review meetings
(11) Ensure regular cold chain point monitoring using standard checklist and submission of at least 5-6 checklists per month from select districts of the region;
(12) Provide support for EVM assessment and to follow up of EVM improvement plan and strengthening implementation of NCCMIS & eVIN; Ensure NCCMIS monthly report generation with feedback to all districts in the region; support in district reviews using S4i dashboards and monitor data quality in ANMOL app;
(13) Participate in the state, divisional, and district review meetings on immunization performance with quality data analysis and feedback;
(14) Ensure the establishment of RI concurrent monitoring system in a phase-wise manner with strengthening supportive supervision at all levels including data entry & analysis of reports for all districts; ensure RI supportive supervision of at least 5-6 cold chain points/ session sites/ house to house with feedback reports to districts and follow up on improvement;
(15) Develop and maintain a quality assurance mechanism in reporting by data validation/ triangulation exercises for RI;
(16) Generate monthly RI monitoring reports for all the districts and share with districts officials with follow up on improving quality & coverage of RI sessions; prepare quarterly supervision dashboards for each district and provide feedback to the DIO;
(17) Promote and monitor the use of Beneficiary Due List and tally sheet and update the services taken by the beneficiary in the RCH portal to address dropouts and left-outs;
(18) Support COVID-19 Vaccine roll-out activities - in terms of preparedness assessment, capacity building, supportive supervision, communication planning, cold chain strengthening.


(C) Childhood Illnesses - Pneumonia & Diarrhea Management-

(1) Ensure development and implementation of a costed IAPPD plan for all districts in the region;
(2) Undertake supportive supervision visits for pneumonia diarrhea management using a standard checklist for 5-6 health facilities each month and provide feedback to districts for corrective action;
(3) Regularly monitor E Aushadhi software and prepare monthly district dashboards for stock reviews to ensure availability of ORS & Zn at all level;
(4) Ensure use of ORS & Zn in diarrhea management at facility & community level through field visits and validation;
(5) Support planning and monitoring of IDCF/ Dastak Abhiyaan in select districts and prepare feedback reports for the districts;
(6) Ensure VHND monitoring for session quality through joint visits and provide feedback reports to districts;
(7) Support and facilitate capacity building activities for pneumonia diarrhea management; coordinate with RHFWTCs for skill-based PDM training participation and prepare monthly training quality reports; undertake post-training mentoring visits;
(8) Monitor Diarrhoea Pneumonia Skills-based training, Stock and supply status as per INAP and IAPPD;
(9) Training quality monitoring- IMNCI-FIMNCI, Paediatric wards, and PICU monitoring, post- training mentoring of facilities;
(10) Ensure convergence with HBYC and MCP card roll out and implementation;
(11) Support IEC/BCC activities to increase awareness & use of ORS- Zn within the community, including follow up on training and use of new MCP cards;
(12) Undertake prescription audits in select districts with a review of at least 50 prescriptions per month and feedback to the district on key findings;
(13) Support implementation of TECK project for diarrhea management Skills-based training and mentoring of PPD interventions under the Protect, Prevent, Treat Framework;
(14) Support and coordinate for facility WASH assessment;
(15) Ensure intersectoral coordination for achieving better program results

(D) Emergency preparedness and response including COVID-19-
(1)  Support incorporation of emergency preparedness and response planning (including COVID- 19) in district plans, capacity development of the district and block health teams, development of communication strategy, monitoring and review for RMNCHA- with focus on newborn & pregnant women management with COVID-19;

(2) As part of LaQshya & WASH in Health give special focus on ensuring services to newborns, pregnant women, children, and young adults in Emergency preparedness and response including COVID-19;
(3) Specific focus to Newborn, pediatric & Delivery services during COVID-19 emergency including reports and MIS on the continuation of RMNCHA services during COVID-19 pandemic in the state;
(4) Supporting Child health department’s response for Emergency preparedness and response including COVID-19 in State level meetings and inter-departmental meetings;
(5) Undertake gap assessment for ensuring isolation/ quarantine preparedness, facility gap analysis;
(6) Co-ordinate and facilitate Emergency preparedness and response especially COVID-19 Training and monitor training quality of cascade training for SNCU/PICU, Labour Room, and other staff- using online platforms where applicable and onsite training where applicable and allowed by GOMP;
(7) Conduct capacity needs assessment, planning, monitoring for Emergency preparedness and response including COVID-19, with focus on RMNCHA services continuity - using technological solutions at state/districts and blocks with support of divisional/district and state functionaries, including training and monitoring;
(8) Ensure risk communication planning for Emergency preparedness and response including COVID-19 and continuity of RMNCHA services, with a focus on, SNCU/PICU and ICU/HDU protocols for management of COVID-19 new-borns & pregnant women;
(9) Provide technical support to child health division on developing strategic directives, including key protocols for facility and community-based care, for the continuation of RMNCHA services, with focus on SNCU/PICU LaQshya, WASH in Health, HBYC, services during CoVID-19;
(10) Provide technical support, to child health division, for M&E using technology, supportive supervision, on the field as well as using technological solutions for field monitoring visits, in collaboration with state, divisional, and district functionaries at select facilities and communities for COVID-19, and MNH services and protocols implementation during COVID- 19.




Qualification and Experience:
(1) Applicant must have a Post Graduate degree in Community Medicine/ Public Health/ Pediatrics/ Family medicine or equivalent with one years’ experience of program management/ RI with 2-3 years of experience in RMNCHA at district or Regional level (Preferable);
Graduate in alternate Systems of Medicine (BPT/ BHMS/ BDS/ BAMS) with a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Management/ Health Administration/ RCH management or equivalent with 4-8 years of experience of working closely in the field of Public Health/ Immunization/ RMNCHA program


Graduate in Social Work/ PG in Social work/ Graduation with Post Graduate Diploma or Degree IN Hospital / Health Administration/ with block or district level health systems strengthening (RMNCHA implementation, monitoring, and supportive supervision) experience for 6-8 years in RMNCH+A programs
(2) District/ State level experience of working in the area of RMNCHA, maternal, newborn, child health, and immunization is desirable.


Skills and Competencies:
(1) Ability to plan and monitor activities at district, regional or state level;
(2) Good track record of credibility, trust and honesty;
(3) Must be willing to travel extensively in the various districts and divisions and State. If needed for inter-state workshops and review meetings;
(4) Knowledge of English and Hindi languages;
(5) Knowledge of MS Office and statistical software like Epi Info, SPSS, etc is essential.


5. ESTIMATED TRAVEL: Approximately 12 days in a month for the achievement of the listed deliverables.




The RCSC 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.



One vacancy based in Jabalpur (for Jabalpur and Rewa Regions)


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





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