Consultant - Quality Improvement
National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) is a
technical support institution under the National Health Mission
(NHM), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. NHSRC works
closely with the MoHFW and the States for Health Systems
strengthening and supporting implementation of other interventions
under the NHM. Work at the NHSRC is organised around seven
divisions, namely – Community Processes & Comprehensive
Primary Care, Healthcare Financing, Healthcare Technology, Human
Resources for Health, Knowledge Management Division, Public Health
Administration and Quality Improvement.
inception in 2006, NHSRC has been a repository of knowledge and a
center of excellence for its agenda. This organization has
professional linkages with a plethora of domestic and
international bodies involved in the field of Public Health. There
have been a number of personnel who have served with NHSRC and
gained invaluable experience enabling them to graduate to next
rung of professional ladder. Vast exposure to Ministry of Health
and Family Welfare, and its processes is a unique feature of
If you have a commitment to health equity and
excellence, here is a unique chance to work with a team committed
to shaping the public health landscape in India. The position
offers you an opportunity to participate in the process of
strengthening health systems, improving health service delivery
and enabling positive health outcomes, through hands on
implementation assistance at National, State and District levels.
Working with a transdisciplinary team, you can discover, adapt,
co-create and disseminate solutions to multiple challenges related
to service delivery systems, universal primary health care, human
resources for health, community processes, health financing,
quality of care, public health planning and health promotion. This
is an opportunity to support health systems strengthening at
scale, learn from district and sub district implementation,
undertake knowledge translation, and enable realization of the
vision of universal health coverage.
For improving the
Quality of care of services, delivered at the public health
facilities, National Quality Assurance Standards have been under
implementation under the National Health Mission. QI Division at
NHSRC support the implementation through two distinct roles, first
being setting the standards for different level of health
facilities as per need and supporting the states in its
implementation through capacity building and handholding; and
second function is of verification of attainment of standards at
the health facilities through a robust system of quality
For improving Quality of care of
services, delivered at the public health facilities, National
Quality Assurance Standards were developed under the National
Health Mission. In the year 2013, QA Operational Guidelines and
Quality Standards for District Hospitals were launched by the
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. This was followed by
development and launch of Quality Standards for Community Health
Centres (CHCs) Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Urban PHCs, followed
by the standards for health & wellness centre in year
For implementation of the NQAS, substantial
efforts are undertaken for building capacity of the states to
understand the nuances of each quality standards, followed by
hand-holding support through state quality assurance committee and
district quality assurance committees.
also support the Ministry of Health & Family Planning, GOI and
the states in implementation of Kayakalp Initiative and LaQshya.
There are many other initiatives under development.
supporting above mentioned tasks, NHSRC intends to induct a
consultant in the QI Division. The incumbent is expected to have
good clinical background and excellent writing skills.
to the States require extensive travel to the states, which may be
about one third of the time.
The Position reports to
Advisor- Quality Improvement and is on Contractual basis. To begin
with Two years and extendable based on the Performance.
Expected roles of the incumbent
are summarised below –
(a) Review the contemporary
literature and programme guidelines, and examine the existing
measurement system (ME & check-points) under the NQAS
Support the division in drafting of other initiatives
Support the States with Implementation of NQAS
Development of Resource Material
(e) Conduct training
Any other task, as per need of the QI Division
For achieving above-mentioned
deliverables, the applicant is expected to possess following
qualifications & experience –
Possess MBBS / BDS/BAMS /BHMS/ B
Pharma degree with either of the following Two years’ full-time
Post graduate degree from a reputed institute:
in Hospital Administration
o Master’s in Hospital
o Master’s in Public Health
o Post Graduate
Diploma in Hospital and Health Management
At least, one
year experience of Implementation of National Quality Assurance
Standards (NQAS) at State/ National Level.
post-qualification experience as on 23 July 2021.
– Preference would be given to following applicants.
MBBS (Equivalent – recognised to practice the medicine in India
by the competent authority)
2. Robust experience of
implementation of National Quality Assurance Standards with
• Only shortlisted
candidates will be called for an interview.
candidates may be subjected to written test and presentation to
judge their writing skills and language proficiency.
Limit: 40 years & below. (as on the date of receiving the
Work Location: New Delhi; Opportunity to
gain hands on experience of public health canvas of states and
districts. Travel to states and districts may be
Remuneration Range: Between Rs. 60,000/- to
*Fee offered within the band will be
commensurate with qualification and experience.
Benefits: In addition to the renumeration mentioned above,
Consultants of NHSRC are entitled to Free Accidental insurance,
Subsidized Medical insurance (Pending Approval from MoH&FW),
Mobile bills reimbursement, Laptop reimbursement (As per NHSRC
Policy), 30 days Consolidated leave, fully paid Maternity leave
(For Female Consultants) as per Government of India policy,
performance linked increments, TA/ DA and per diem for on-duty
Duration of Contract: 2 years with further
extensions of similar duration (subject to satisfactory
Candidates selected in this interview
could be considered for other vacant positions at NHSRC requiring
similar skill sets and at appropriate level.
apply: Candidates are requested to fill the online application
correctly which is available on the NHSRC website
(http://nhsrcindia.org). Applications will be accepted in the
prescribed online application format only. Last date for receiving
applications is 23 July 2021.