DESCRIPTION- BLOCK COORDINATOR
Project/Unit: Vruddhi Project
to: District Project Manager- Project Vruddhi
Bhavnagar District of Gujarat
Project Duration: 5 Years
Project Vruddhi is an
ambitious project being jointly implemented by CARE and Action
Against Hunger in the state of Gujarat. The project is financially
supported by The Power of Nutrition, an independent charitable
foundation, with matching funds from the consortium partners.
The overall goal of Project Vruddhi is “to support
Health and ICDS Departments, GoG to achieve accelerated progress
towards nutrition outcomes identified under POSHAN Abhiyan”.
project aims to contribute to reduction in children’s stunting
and severe wasting by improving health, nutrition and hygiene
among pregnant and lactating women and children under 6 years.
The program will work closely with the Government of
Gujarat (GoG) over a five-year period to strengthen its efforts to
address the root causes of malnutrition in specific pockets and
identifying an effective model of service delivery and demand
creation that could be replicated in other contexts as well. To
achieve this goal, the program will work in depth in two
high-burden districts of Gujarat – Bhavnagar and Sabarkantha to
develop replicable models that could be scaled up to other
The Block Coordinator
under the supervision of District Project Manager will be
responsible for the technical support activities in their
respective assigned blocks. S/he is responsible for providing
operational and technical support to block level functionaries of
Health (DoH) and Social Welfare Departments (SWD) for Outreach and
Nutrition interventions. AWW, ANM, ASHA, CDPO, Lady Supervisor,
MOIC, BHM and BCM are key stakeholders to be coordinated in
executing responsibilities. Block Coordinator should build
capacities of all stake holders at block level to achieve intended
health and nutrition outcomes in a timebound manner.
/ Key Relationships
The Block Coordinator will report to the
members of District/State Unit of Project Vruddhi. S/He will work
in close coordination with block level functionaries of Health
(DoH) and Social Welfare Departments (SWD) and AWW, ANM, ASHA,
CDPO, Lady Supervisor, MOIC, BHM and BCM.
The primary duties and responsibilities of
the Block Coordinator will include the following but not be
• Behaviour specific messaging using
tools/checklist provided by Vruddhi Team as part of COVID
• Promotion of Personal hygiene and culturally
accepted good practices.
• Coordinate with key stakeholders
in the Block to develop and support COVID response activities.
Targeted messaging for Severe & Acute malnourished children.
The messages will be disseminated through IEC channels, Mobile
Vans/ Slow moving vehicles, through FLWs, IPC sessions held at
community level like home visit, mothers meeting etc.
Promoting hand washing and etiquettes of mask wearing to address
reluctance through demonstration in Mangal Divas, VHND sites,
Observe VHND sessions and Mangal Divas through use of tools and
• Attending platform meetings at Block and
Sector Meetings, ANM Weekly Meetings, Monthly meetings at Block
• Compilation of the tools and checklist and share
observation reports to District/ State Unit.
• Stay abreast
of updated knowledge of all National Public Health programs.
Prepare reports and ensure timely submission of report to
District/ State Unit.
• Provide support in
operationalizing and implementing innovations/pilots running in
• Keep in close coordination with
Technical Lead in day to day business.
• Travel up to 90%
of the time within the Block or outside blocks as and when
• Work closely with staff of other development
agencies working in the areas of health & nutrition.
Undertake any other activities as desired by District/State time
Qualification & Experience
Master’s in social work/Social Science/Rural Management/Rural
Development/Public Health/ Hospital & Health
• Bachelor’s degree in social
work/Social Science/Rural Management/Rural Development/Public
Health/ Hospital & Health Management/BBA.
• At least 2
years of working experience in public health programs at
Familiarity with technical & operational aspect of Maternal/
Child Nutrition interventions.
• Experience of working in
RMNCH program activities at block/district level.
Two-Wheeler Driver’s License.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and
priorities with attention to details.
• Experience of
supporting block level implementation and problem solving.
Experience of working with the national programs at Block/district
level, especially RCH, NRHM and RMNCH+A.
• Able to travel
extensively within block, district or outside district, if
• Willing to live/stay in remote block
headquarters of Bhavnagar and Sabarkantha districts of Gujarat.
Ability to identify problem areas, plan and execute innovative
ideas, as well as impart knowledge and skills.
• Ability to
mobilize block health and ICDS leadership to strengthen Nutrition
programs at block level.
• Willingness and ability to
learn and support learning in peers.
• Ability to meet
hard timelines while working on different assignments
• A team player following model codes of
conduct and behaviour ensuring gender and rights-based approaches
at the workplace.
• Ability to read, write and speak local
language of Gujarat and Hindi/English.
• Capable of riding
motorcycle/scooter, owning one of them and possessing a valid
• Owning Mobile Phone and Laptops.
should send their resumes to
to apply for the position online.
The last date of
receiving applications will be 14th June, 2021. Only short-listed
candidates would be contacted.
CARE India is an equal
opportunity and diversity promoting employer. Therefore Women,
persons differently abled, SC/ST/ OBC candidates are especially
encouraged to apply.