National Health Systems Resource Centre NHSRC
Consultant – Community Processes / Comprehensive Primary Healthcare
Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
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Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 23 2021


Terms of Reference
Consultant – Community Processes / Comprehensive Primary Healthcare, NHSRC

National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) has been set up under the National Health Mission (NHM) as an autonomous registered society, to channelize technical assistance and capacity building support to the states for strengthening the public health system. The NHSRC is also mandated to contribute to health policy / programme design and evaluation. NHSRC intends recruiting Consultants for its Community Processes/Comprehensive Primary HealthCare Division, purely on a contractual basis.

Since its 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 NHSRC.

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.

The Position reports to Advisor- Community Processes/ Comprehensive Primary Healthcare (CP/CPHC) and is on Contractual basis. To begin with Two years and extendable based on the Performance.

Roles & Responsibilities:
Direct support to selected states as allocated, for implementation of Community Processes (CP) and Comprehensive Primary Health Care(CPHC) programme. Key functions include:
• Support States in implementing Community Processes (CP) interventions and Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) components as per requirement
• Support States in translation of policy into programme adapting to varying contexts, furthering States to roll out all components of the Ayushman Bharat - Health and Wellness Centers (AB-HWCs),
• Support strengthening of district and state level training sites/ programme study centers and also the ASHA certification process.
• Provide hands on, field-based support at State and District levels for training, performance monitoring, and strengthening support structures for improving performance of Primary Health Care teams comprising of ASHA, MPW (Male and Female), Community Health Officer, Staff Nurse and PHC Medical Officer
• Support States in operationalisation, training and performance monitoring of Jan Arogya Samitis at AB-HWC, Rogi Kalyan Samitis at CHC/SDH and District Hospitals, VHSNC at Villages and MAS in Urban areas.
• Support the process of development of IT tools for delivery and performance tracking of CPHC, and its optimal usage by primary health care teams at AB-HWC
• Assess, document, aid scale up of State and district level innovations in CP/CPHC
• Support states in planning and implementing inter-sectoral coordination/convergence for better health outcomes
• Undertake periodic field visits to States and Districts to review CP-CPHC programme implementation in the States, identify implementation challenges and support States in charting appropriate solutions including enabling linkages with appropriate public health/research/academic/technical/support institutions for technical support on CP/CPHC for the State as required
• Undertake analytical documentation of the field visits to inform required changes in policy, program planning and implementation
• Contribute to development of specific operational guidelines for health services and health facilities; technical and policy briefs; training material, reports, case studies, monitoring checklists/protocols etc.
• Support in undertaking operational research and impact assessments for improving design and roll out of CP and CPHC interventions.
• Undertake such other assignments, which may be assigned from time to time by the immediate supervisor and/or Advisor-Community Processes-Comprehensive Primary Health Care

Qualification & Experience:
i) Essential:
Possess an MBBS / BDS / B.Sc. Nursing/BAMS/BUMS/BHMS / B.Sc General/ B.Sc. Botany /B.Sc. Zoology/B.Sc. Chemistry degree with either of the following Post graduate degree :
o Masters in Public Health
o Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management (2 years)
o Masters in Epidemiology
o B.E. in IT
o B.Tech in IT
o Post-graduation in Mass Communication and Journalism
o Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism
o MD Community Medicine
o Master’s in health and Hospital Administration
o Master’s in social work with experience in Community Health
o Master in Sociology with experience in Community Health
• Have at least 3 years of post-qualification experience in implementation of health programmes, including community health
• Experience in direct implementation of health service delivery programmes through Government, NGOs or Regional Resource Centres.
• Experience in one or all of the following: documentation, data analysis, and training.
• Excellent analytical skills, communication and presentation skills, and interpersonal abilities.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

ii) Desirable:
• Working knowledge of Hindi / other major regional language
• Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
• Demonstrated experience in working with NGO led Primary Health Care/Community Health Worker programs/State level public health programmes.

Age Limit: Up to 40 Years (as on the date of receiving the application)

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 involved.

Remuneration Range: Between Rs. 60,000/- to Rs. 1,20,000/-

*Fee offered within the band will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

Other 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 visits.

Duration of Contract: 2 years with further extensions of similar duration (subject to satisfactory performance)

Candidates selected in this interview could be considered for other vacant positions at NHSRC requiring similar skill sets and at appropriate level.

How to apply: Candidates are requested to fill the online application correctly which is available on the NHSRC website ( Applications will be accepted in the prescribed online application format only. Last date for receiving applications is 23rd July 2021.