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Consultant- State Technical Coordinator (Health)

About the Position
Job Title: Consultant- State Technical Coordinator (Health)
Number of positions: 1
Location: Patna,Bihar
Salary Range: Competitive salary commensurate with experience
Type: July to December 2024
Qualification required: Post Graduation degree/ Diploma in Social studies/ Rural Development/ Social Work /Public health/
Experience required:
1. 3-5 years of experience on working with the health sector will be essential.
2. Experience of working on adolescent health/empowerment, the school health and wellness projects and working experience to work with the Government department will be advantageous to the project.
3. Understanding of the formal elementary and secondary education system of the implementation state will be an advantage.
4. Proficiency in the computer (MS office), documentation and reporting

Essential Soft Skills:
1. Knowledge of basic M & E framework.
2. Excellent communication and presentation skills, analytical and interpersonal abilities, excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Having knowledge of local language is desirable
3. Ability to liaise with a verity of stakeholders.
4. Willingness to travel to difficult to reach areas (slums, tribal population, and marginalized women).
5. Computer proficiency with high level of familiarity with MS Word, STATA, Excel, power point etc. and database management programs.

Application closure date: 26th June 2024

Position Brief:
The State Technical Coordinator will be required to support the state government’s Department of Education and SCERT for rolling out the implementation of the School Health and Wellness Programme & Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram in the respective state. State Technical Coordinator will provide technical support to the department for the rolling out / implementation of the SHWP program/RKSK program, as per the project guideline. The position will support and work with other team members of the department, to achieve the annual work plan of the department and towards project success. One of the key component will be monitoring the activities of the project, especially in the operationalization of the School Health Programme & Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram and providing Quality assurance in the implementation districts

Key Responsibilities:
1. Providing technical support, the respective department of Health for supporting the SHWP & RKSK programs, including preparation of PIPs, developing implementation strategy, and rolling out of the activities.
2. Support in developing and implementing innovative strategies for improving the effectiveness of adolescent health and well-being programs in identified states.
3. In coordination with PCI, liaise regularly with Departments of Education, Health and other relevant partners and ensure efficient exchange of information for decision making.
4. Familiarize with national guidelines, protocols, resource materials, quality assurance mechanisms and key activities under SHWP/RKSK to ensure that the programme activities at state are aligned with the national priorities.
5. Prepare the identification criteria of Nodal teachers to be trained as Health and Wellness Ambassadors in coordination with all stakeholders.
6. Identify and prepare a listing of potential Nodal Teachers, Principals /Headmasters to be developed as Health and Wellness Ambassadors.
7. Coordinate relevant activities in co-ordination with Department of Health and Education for successful implementation of any research activities planned by on adolescent health and well-being.
8. Collect and collate the information/data on SHWP/RKSK training, classroom transactions and prepare monthly reports, including SHWP MIS including develop grading card of schools/districts.
9. Recommend value additions/innovations to enhance programme efficacy, such as parents’ sensitization or testing approaches involving engagement of health and wellness ambassadors and messengers in programme designing and planning.
10. Support Identified State and Block Resource person and Nodal Teachers to enhance their capacities as per their envisaged role in the project
11. Support State Health department in planning, conducting, and monitoring of trainings and develop systems to strengthen the SHP through the planning of training, refresher, and monitoring on regular basis.
12. Support State Health department to link the School Health Programme with other programs implemented by Health Department for adolescents, such as, RKSK, RBSK, WIFS, MHM etc. to provide a continuum of care to school going adolescents.
13. Undertake field visits to the implementation districts as and when required to facilitate activities/workshop/trainings and assess the progress of the implementation (60% of the Quality time)
14. Support PCI in evidence-generation and advocacy for enhancing investments and expanding adolescent health programs across the country
15. Initiate documentation of different activities in the project in close coordination with relevant stakeholders
16. Any other tasks as may evolved in consultation with PCI or the respective department in respect to the implementation of the SHWP/RKSK

1. Submission of monthly/quarterly/annual plans and reports to State PCI office.
2. Facilitate convergence meetings for strengthening the implementation of these programmes
3. Provide technical inputs to Health department in coordination with UNFPA and PCI to rollout and strengthen the PE approach under RKSK programme and SHWP
4. Facilitate capacity building workshops under these programmes through technical inputs.
5. Support in development of knowledge products (videos, coffee table booklets, newsletters guidelines, IEC materials)
6. Document success stories under the programmes and contribution to other knowledge products
7. Support in strengthening the reporting /MIS under these programmes
a. Reporting to:- Associate Director-Family Planning

About the Project :
Through this project, PCI proposes to focus on developing and demonstrating critical metrics in the designated districts of Sheikhpura, Katihar, Khagaria and Patna urban PHCs, which can become models of SRH, which, in turn, can be showcased, replicated, and scaled up in other geographies in the future.This project seeks to optimise the use of a range of Government schemes, provisions and facility-level care around maternal health, adolescent health and family planning services by women and their families needing appropriate care by systematically working with Government health systems, Centres of excellence and development partner forums.

The project will focus on the following objectives:

i. Strengthen quality maternal health, adolescent health and family planning service delivery in identified priority districts of Katihar, Khagaria, Sheikhpura and the Urban PHCs of Patna, making them exemplars for learning and replication.
ii. Build institutional arrangements and effective mechanisms, comprising monitoring, mentoring, and putting data to work to improve the effectiveness and quality of the maternal health, adolescent health and family planning programme in the targeted areas.

iii. Engage community-based organisations to co-design and drive communication campaigns around SRHR and Maternal Health.
iv. Capture the key learning and manage knowledge related to the entire quality improvement process.
v. Enable identified facilities to reach the gold standard of quality care around Family planning and maternal health, adolescent health and achieve due certification for their quality.

What can you expect in PCI:
• A warm, inclusive and happy work environment.
• Regular Recognition of performance and PCI Value display in work
• An empowering organisation structure which values individual’s skills, competencies and potential.
• Opportunities to operate in cross functional role.
• Higher responsibilities and larger roles are merit based.
• Young Talent Programs for developing future leaders.
• Leadership roles for women is encouraged and given preference in selection and training.

Recruitment Process
1. Applications will be shortlisted based on the specified criteria mentioned in the Job Description.
2. Shortlisted candidates will appear for a written assignment (if required).
3. Group Discussions may be part of the interview process for certain positions.
4. The process could also include presentation of the assignment.
5. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend one or more rounds of panel interview/s.
The complete process usually takes 2 to 3 weeks. Those moving to the final round of interviews will be hearing from the People & Culture team. We prefer in person meetings but in case of location distances, we are happy to meet you virtually.
After the final round, if you are not selected for the position advertised, we will inform you over a mail. However, we invite you to apply to other open positions. We always look forward to engaging with talent that add value to our endeavours in various capacities.

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