Capacity Building Expert, CTD-STSU, Pune,
1. POSITION VACANT: Capacity Building
Expert, CTD-STSU, Pune, Maharashtra
Strategic Alliance Management
Services Pvt. Ltd. (SAMS) is a premier, multi-disciplinary,
management consultancy, exclusively focused on servicing the needs
of the Public Health and Development Sectors in India. SAMS is
currently focused upon four principal practice areas, viz. Human
Resource Consulting, Procurement & Supply Management (PSM),
Capacity Building & Training and Management Consultancy
Established in 1995, SAMS has been associated
with a range of clients over the past 25 years which has included
the best known, bi and multi-laterals, INGOs and NGOs in the
country apart from the Government of India (GoI) and State
Governments in the above sectors.
About The Union
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The
Union) is an international scientific organization headquartered
in Paris, France, since 1920. It is a federation and an institute
and also one of the oldest International NGOs in the world. It has
regional and country offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe,
Latin America, North America, and South- East Asia regions.
Union South-East Asia (USEA) collaborates with MoHFW, India and
operates on multiple large-scale grants for national Public Health
programs, especially the National TB Elimination Program and the
National Tobacco Control program, providing technical assistance,
building capacity through its training courses, and conducting
operational research to identify barriers and find local
SAMS has entered into a Joint Venture with
The Union for the establishment of a State Technical Support Unit
(STSU) in the state of Maharashtra, under Central Tuberculosis
Division’s National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP)
About the Project
Tuberculosis Division (CTD), Ministry of Health & Family
Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India (GoI) is implementing
“Program Towards Elimination of Tuberculosis” funded by
“International Bank for Reconstruction and Development”
(IBRD), The World Bank to improve the coverage and quality of
Tuberculosis control interventions in the private and public
sector in nine targeted states of India.
In order to
strengthen this initiative and intensify private sector
engagement, establishment of National Technical Support Unit
(NTSU) and STSUs in nine priority states have been considered to
be key action points under institutional framework under NTEP.
“SAMS-Union” Joint Venture has been awarded the
responsibility of establishing the STSU in Maharashtra. The STSU
shall operate out of Pune and shall function with active support,
supervision and monitoring by the NTSU.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF SAMS FOR ESTABLISHING STSU IN MAHARASHTRA:
Support the State in implementing the engagement of
Service Providers: These Service Providers could be utilized to
implement PPSA and any other partnership options as required by
the state to provide various services in the TB care cascade for
e.g., private sector engagement, community mobilization, etc.
The primary responsibility of the
STSU is to support the State TB Cell in managing the complete
cycle of engaging service providers through the stages viz.:
Finalization of area specific planning and strategies.
Define Performance indicators / measures for results-based
contracting, development of the results-based contracts.
Cost/ contract value estimation based on the specific TORs.
Identification of suitable procurement process; and
Facilitation of the bidding / RFP process for PPSA
The STSU will also provide technical
support to the state TB cell on-boarding of the agencies and the
operational management of the contract through the contract
duration, the mandated periodic performance reviews against
indicators, validation of milestone achievement, accuracy of
claims, submission of all documentation, etc.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
• The STSU will monitor
the progress of contracted agencies on results-based outputs
Facilitate third party dipsticks of results (both quantitative and
qualitative aspects) to avoid fraud and ensure transparency
Optimize use of Nikshay to review data for action
• Work with the state to recommend
payments to contracted entities in a timely manner based on
C. Capacity Building and Technical
• The STSU will provide technical
assistance to contracted entities (as required), especially in the
initial phase of engagement.
• Most importantly, it will
work with state to deploy dipstick surveys, qualitative
assessments to review results of contracted agencies
will analyse results and make recommendations for payments to
agencies including PPSAs, laboratory networks, pharmacy chains, e
• Technical support to public sector on
Facilitate support via innovative
financing for implementation/ technical support etc. that is made
available to the State from any donor or philanthropic
E. Compliance/ Grievance Redressal
STSUs may also support and facilitate the
tabling and review of grievances received from parties. STSU shall
only be responsible for executing due process. The Governing
Committee / managing committees at the state level are the body
mandated with reviewing and resolving grievances.
JV is hiring a Capacity Building Expert on a full-time consultancy
basis for STSU- Maharashtra to support implementation of NTEP with
Central TB Division based out of Maharashtra.
Under the overall
guidance and direction of Team Lead, STSU-Maharashtra the Capacity
Building Expert shall execute the following responsibilities:
(1) Provide technical support to the State TB
Cell and build the capacity of the State in producing information
from reported data and using such information in programme
monitoring and decision making.
(2) Assist the State TB Cell
in the preparation of quarterly and annual NTEP performance
reports for the state.
(3) Coordinate with the Contract
Manager to ensure building capacity of the State in contracting
mechanisms including RFP development, review of proposals,
selection of vendors and onboarding vendors
technical assistance to the State TB Cell for the deployment of
ICT based treatment adherence systems across the country.
Assist the State TB Cell in developing e-training materials for
various cadres of staff and officers;
(6) Provide support to
the programme at all levels in effective digital data management,
validation, analysis, and its application to guide policies and
(7) Provide support for facilitating the
introduction of new initiatives to strengthen patient support
systems, including universal access and social protection;
Perform other duties as required by the State TB Officer (STO) in
the interests of TB elimination from the State.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:
Master’s or higher degree
in Public Health/ Health Statistics /Health Economics/ PGDHM (2
years, full-time-AICTE approved), Population Statistics, or
another relevant field, from a recognized University/
Minimum five years of
national or state level experience in public health programmes/
projects, in handling program surveillance data, or operational
research, or monitoring and evaluation, or equivalent.
(1) Proven ability to communicate
(2) Ability to work effectively in a team.
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential.
Excellent analytical and communication skills are essential.
Strong collaboration skills and ability to work in cross
(6) Excellent oral and written
communication skills in English and working knowledge of local
language in Maharashtra is mandatory.
(7) Ability to work
independently on complex projects and proactively manage projects
with minimal supervision.
(8) High EQ and excellent
interpersonal skills, especially in cross-cultural settings and
highly distributed work environments with demonstrated ability to
build relationships quickly.
(9) Willingness to be based in
Maharashtra and travel extensively (12-15 days/month) as per the
requirement of the project.
(10) Ability to make effective
use of resources and comparative advantage to strengthen programs
(11) Ability to identify problems, propose
solutions and take immediate corrective measures.
COMPENSATION OFFERED (INDICATIVE):
payable for this post shall be within the range of Rs. 80,000/- to
Rs. 90,000/-, per month subject to withholding Taxes, as
applicable. The remuneration will be decided based on the last
drawn salary, experience, and calibre of the candidate.
NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:
The selected candidate shall be
appointed as a Consultant on a full-time basis for a fixed-term
assignment with Strategic Alliance Management Services Pvt. Ltd.
(SAMS). The contract shall be valid for one year and extendable up
to three years, based upon approval from Principal and candidate’s
8. NUMBER OF VACANCIES: One
LOCATION: Pune, Maharashtra
11. CONTACT INFORMATION:
Alliance Management Services Pvt. Ltd.
Gautam Budh Nagar, (U.P.) - 201301
0120-4161356; 0120-4161357; 0120-3511886
Eligible candidates interested in
this position are requested to urgently apply to
https://recruitment.samshrm.com/JOBS/CTD, along with a cover
letter highlighting their motivation to apply and suitability for
the position, along with an updated resume, by or before November
For further details please visit:
www.sams.co.in or www.samsconsult.com