District Facilitator

  • UNFPA
  • Job Reference Code: DC-MP-UNFPA
Last date of application
 25-Sep-22 23:59 HR

JOB DESCRIPTION
District Facilitator
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

 

1. POSITION(S) VACANT: District Facilitator, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

 

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is an UN organization working for reproductive rights for all and supports access to a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services including voluntary family planning, maternal health care and comprehensive sexuality education.


Project Background:

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.


UNFPA partners with the Government of Madhya Pradesh in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health, Adolescent health and empowerment and Gender. As part of the partnership with National Health Mission, UNFPA is working at the state level and in identified districts to strengthen the roll out of the family planning, maternal health, adolescent health and gender interventions.

As part of the strengthening the district interventions, UNFPA is supporting District Facilitators in the identified districts. UNFPA is also partnering with the Department of Education and NHM to roll out the Umang School Health and Wellness programme in the various districts and Chhatarpur is one district, where the programme will be rolled out.

UNFPA is looking for District Facilitator, who will be placed at the district-level (Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh) and work closely with the office of the State Programme Co-Ordinator, UNFPA State office to facilitate implementation and monitoring of the planned activities at the district level.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Chief Medical & Health Officer and State Head of Office, Madhya Pradesh, the District Facilitator, shall be responsible for the following:

Key Deliverables:
(1) Coordinate with the district and block officials of the concerned Departments to develop action plan for roll-out of aspirational district framework; Coordinate with District Administration for streamlining District Health Society meetings and review mechanism;

(2) Undertake visits in the district and interact with District level officials and District Program Management unit to assess the implementation of the PIP and identify activities of support for augmenting RMNCH+A Program implementation;
(3) Regularly review PIP of the district and identify the gaps and challenges in the implementation of the PIP; Analyze the activities under the thematic interventions of NHM and assess the progress of the interventions to facilitate the comprehensive operationalization of the health institutions to provide package of services;
(4) Facilitate the development of the District and Block level plans related to RMNCH+A, MPV and FPLMIS in the district and monitor the same;
(5) Provide support to DHS in developing annual micro plan for family planning program under Mission Parivar Vikas; Provide support in establishing static centers to offer clinical contraceptive services throughout the year;
(6) Provide support to DHS in data collection and analysis for family planning program and to organize monthly review meeting on FP;
(7) Undertake field visits to public health institutions at various levels to observe quality and availability of various family planning services offered by these facilities;
(8) Provide technical support to DHS in effective implementation of FP-LMIS in the district up to ASHA level in order to avoid stock outs of contraceptives;
(9) Facilitate the implementation of the interventions which are of priorities under the RMNCH+A framework i.e. 1) Skilled Care for Labour and Delivery 2) Early and Special Newborn Care 3) Birth Spacing particularly on interval IUCD and PPIUCD, and Social marketing of FP methods through ASHA 4) High Impact Intervention: Pneumonia and Childhood Diarrhoea 5) Immunisation 6) Nutritional particularly on Facility Based management of SAM children and community based management of MAM 7) Adolescent health 8) Roll out of newer contraceptive including injectable 9) FPLMIS roll-out;
(10) Facilitate the accreditation of the facilities under different programmes like Lakshya , NQAS, Kaya kalp and facilitate the functioning of the district quality assurance committees;
(11) Analyze the HMIS data and develop trends and analysis for the various thematic areas under the RMNCH+A framework;
(12) Undertake regular supervisory visits and share the feedback with state, district officials and concerned facilities;
(13) Engage with the Women and Child Development Department of the district on Child Marriage, Gender issues and BBBP programs;
(14) Provide support to District AH Coordinator and RKSK NGO partner in planning, implementation, and monitoring of various activities under RKSK program include with Youth collectives and Networks; Provide support in data collection and analysis for RKSK program activities and share findings with district officials and NGO partner for necessary action;
(15) Provide support in organizing monthly district level mentoring cum review meeting with block health officials under RKSK program; Participate in block and cluster level mentoring cum review meetings with Saathiya, ASHA Sahayogini and ASHA in the district;
(16) Provide support to district education officials in planning, implementation, and monitoring of various activities under Umang School Health & Wellness program;
(17) Observe training at district level for block trainers and at block level for nodal teachers and provide feedback to trainers and district officials for improvement;
(18) Undertake visits to schools to observe LSE sessions conducted by the trained nodal teachers and provide feedback for improvements;
(19) Co-ordinate with the Department of Women and Child Development in the roll out of adolescent girls programmes and schemes related to women empowerment to address gender based discrimination and violence.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification and Experience:
(1) Applicants must have MBBS/ Masters in Social Work/ Social Sciences/ Health Care Management/ Rural Management with at least five to seven years’ experience in Health and Reproductive health, Adolescent empowerment and related fields;
(2) Working experience and or familiarity with health system and Programme Management will be an added advantage;

(3) Experience of working with Government.

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Ability to plan and execute activities at District level;

(2) Must be willing to travel extensively in the district;
(3) Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team with strong facilitation skills & ability to analyze reports, plan and monitor projects;
(4) Good understanding of NHM, RCH and Health care delivery structure in the district;

(5) Good documentation skills;
(6) Excellent oral and written communication & presentation skills in English and Hindi;
(7) High level of computer proficiency with specific familiarity with commonly used Windows and MS Office software and database software;
(8) Good track record of credibility.

5. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:

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

6. REMEUNERATION & PER DIEMS:
 

The selected candidate will be paid a consolidated amount of Rs. 60,000 – Rs. 80,000 per month. In addition, TA/DA for official travel will be provided as per rules.
 

7. LOCATION: District Health Society Office, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

8. DURATION: The successful candidate shall be issued successive consultancy contracts for a period of one year by UNFPA’s third-party payrolling partner(s).

The initial contract from the date of joining till December 31, 2022, shall be issued by SAMS. The subsequent contract for the balance period shall be issued by SAMS and/or UNFPA’s successor third-party payrolling partner.

9. REFERENCE: DC-MP-UNFPA

10. 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 

 

11. APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/UNFPA, by or before September 25, 2022.