Consultant – Programme Management

  • GiZ
  • Job Reference Code: CPM-UTHA
Last date of application
 15-Jun-21 23:59 HR

Consultant – Programme Management– UT Health Agency, Puducherry

1. POSITIONS VACANT: Consultant – Programme Management - UT Health Agency, Puducherry

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.

IGUHC works closely with National Health Authority under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and with selected state governments to provide policy advise and implementation support in the areas of Universal Health Coverage, Health Systems Strengthening, Social Health Insurance and health security. Other government ministries/agencies with which IGUHC works closely are NITI Aayog, ESIC, Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), ICMR etc.

MoHFW has set up National Health Authority (NHA) to manage PM-JAY and at the state/Union Territory(UT) level it will be implemented by State/UT 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/UT Governments and the NHA to support the implementation of PM-JAY.

As part of this Professional Programme it is proposed to hire a Consultant who will support the UT Health Agency in Tender preparation, review of various guidelines issued by the NHA and appropriately suggest modifications for adoption by the UTHA and Hospital Network Management.

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


The Consultant will be responsible for supporting the UT 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 UT and Hospital Network Management. The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the reporting officer assigned by the UT Health Agency.

Key Responsibilities:
(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 the UTHA in data analysis and evaluation and overall monitoring of the scheme implementation in the UT. Coordinate and follow-up with the Insurance companies, Third Party Administrators about the implementation of the scheme;
(3) 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 UT Health Agency for adoption of the same with relevant UT 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
UT Heath Agency in evaluating the occurrence of abuse and fraud in the scheme by the stakeholders by providing support in the analysis of data and creation of dashboards;
Conduct regular field visits to ensure smooth implementation of the scheme in the entire UT;
(10) Any other tasks as assigned by the
UT 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) 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 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 UT Heath Agency, Puducherry.

The duration of the contract will be for a period of one year.


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 June 15, 2021.