SAMS Required Regional Child Survival Coordinator

Strategic Alliance Management Services (SAMS) invites applications on the behalf of its client International Development Agency (IDA) for candidates for the post of Regional Child Survival Coordinator in Jabalpur. Interested candidates may go through the details given below. This MPH Jobs in Jabalpur or MPH Jobs in MP is contract basis.


Name of Department  Strategic Alliance Management Services (SAMS)
Name of Post Regional Child Survival Coordinator
Qualifications Post Graduate degree in Community Medicine/ Public Health
Contract Start From December 31, 2022
No. of Vacancy 1
Official Website
Job Location Jabalpur
Application Starts RCSC-IDA
Last Date 10th September 2022


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JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 100 more deliveries per month for LaQshya, WASH in Health, SNCU QI and operationalize select Health and Wellness centers in these districts 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, and mention initiatives in their respective regions.


Key Deliverables:
(A) Maternal & Newborn 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 cards in the select districts.
(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 a delivery load of more than 100 per month.
(7) Ensure training quality with monitoring for Skills stations at RHFWTC and at the district level for HBYC, CBI RI, PPD skills management, KMC, SNCU follow-up, LaQshya, MusQan, and 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, and KMC integrated with facility and community ToTs.
(10) Support roll-out of Midwifery care and SUMAN, ASMAN, and ANMOL reviews, perinatal death reviews, and 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.

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(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 the 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 a 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 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 the 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 district officials with follow-up on improving the 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 the 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, and cold chain strengthening.

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(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 levels.
(4) Ensure the use of ORS & Zn in diarrhea management at the 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 rollout 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 on Newborn, pediatric & Delivery services during the COVID-19 emergency including reports and MIS on the continuation of RMNCHA services during the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
(4) Supporting the Child health department’s response to Emergency preparedness and response including COVID-19 in State level meetings and inter-departmental meetings.
(5) Undertake gap assessment for ensuring isolation/ quarantine preparedness, and 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, and monitoring for Emergency preparedness and response including COVID-19, with a 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 newborns & pregnant women.
(9) Provide technical support to the child health division on developing strategic directives, including key protocols for facility and community-based care, for the continuation of RMNCHA services, with a focus on SNCU/PICU LaQshya, WASH in Health, HBYC, services during CoVID-19.
(10) Provide technical support, to the child health division, for M&E using technology, and 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.

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Qualification and Experience:
(1) Applicant must have a Post Graduate degree in Community Medicine/ Public Health/ Pediatrics/ Family medicine or equivalent with one year’s experience in program management/ RI with 2-3 years of experience in RMNCHA at the 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 the 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 states. 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.


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


NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT: The RCSC shall be hired on a consultancy contract through Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS), a respected HR Agency.


REMUNERATION: 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.


LOCATION (s) and NUMBER of VACANCIES: One vacancy based in Jabalpur (for Jabalpur and Rewa Regions)


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


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


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