PSI India Private Limited
Consultant (Project Coordinator)
Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
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Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 30 2021



Position Name: Consultant (Project Coordinator)

Organization: PSI India Private Limited

Reporting to: Technical Specialist - Immunization

Location: New Delhi

Contractual Basis : Till April 2022

About the project:

USAID-funded, Population Services International (PSI) - led flagship initiative, SAMAGRA, aims to establish a resilient health system that is responsive, affordable, and equitable, and provides quality preventive, promotive, and curative primary health care to the urban poor, especially women, children, and other vulnerable populations. Project SAMAGRA aims to improve access to affordable quality health services in the urban areas, enable good governance for urban health and address the barriers related to the social determinants of health. As an outcome, Project SAMAGRA endeavours to increase the use of modern contraceptives, increase case detection for tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB and improve the coverage of maternal and child health care to include antenatal care (ANC), intra-natal, and postnatal care (PNC) and improve immunization rates. Samagra is addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and supporting the uptake of COVID-19 vaccination among urban poor in 5 cities i.e., Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Indore and Mumbai.

The project has recently received supplementary funding from USAID to develop a “City-to-City learning exchange platform on COVID-19 vaccination” which will include 15 cities. Five Indian cities are the one’s under Project Samagra, mentioned above. The 10 world cities are from the Global South (Asia and Africa). The objectives of the platform include - Engagement with local and global health stakeholders, Curation of evidence for impact, Creation of knowledge tools, and products and Dissemination of global learnings and experiences. The thematic areas include identification of good practices related to – vaccine development, emergency approvals, supply chain, policies for emergency-use authorization, ensuring a safe and equitable delivery system, prioritization, supply chain, demand estimation, cold storage maintenance, vaccination, management of AEFIs etc.

The city-to-city learning platform will facilitate shaping the discourse and inform policy makers and political leadership to help rebuild a resilient post-COVID-19 world that is responsive to deal with future pandemics.

Position purpose :

This position will coordinate the overall project, the budget and the issues and risks of the project. The position’s role is to ensure the project is well-organized and that it runs smoothly. The position will a part of the Technical Hub team and work closely and under the guidance of the Technical Specialist- Immunization. He / She will engage with the Research and Communication Agencies to develop plans for execution of the project in a timely manner. This position will ensure that the interventions under the project are aligned with all existing efforts of partners, UN organizations / donors and the Government in this regard. In addition, the position will also work closely with Project Samagra’s Communication Specialist and MLE Specialist and as well as the operations and innovations hub teams to support the project effectively.

Key Responsibilities:

• Support Technical Specialist- Immunization in creating a project schedule, with milestones, due dates and estimates of logistics that are required and ensure effective implementation of the project.
• Coordinate and facilitate the development of the city to city learning platform for COVID-19 vaccination and ensure regular updating.
• Coordinate with the research agency in undertaking a rapid needs assessment of the existing
COVID-19 vaccination program in the identified 15 cities (5 Indian and 10 international cities)
• Coordinate with the Communication agency to oversee end to end implementation of learning workshops planned under the project.
• Ensure documentation of each phase of the project, as well as making summary reports on a regular basis through the two associates.
• Ensure effective coordination with identified Point of Contacts across different international cities to ensure multi-stakeholder participation on the platform.
• Develop and implement various tools to measure the success of the project.
• Ensure project reports are prepared and shared with the donor as per schedule.
• Coordinate with Operations Hub, Innovations hub, Communication and MLE Specialist , partner NGOs, private sector entities to gain insights and support the project effectively.
• Ensure, effective and appropriate engagement with Government (Central and State), multilateral agencies (WHO, UN) and other development partners supporting the Covid vaccination program at the national and state level to ensure synergies, complementarity and avoid any duplication of efforts
• Undertake field visits to the five cities in India as per the need of the project.
• Undertake any other activity as assigned by the Technical Specialist- Immunization/ Hub Lead

Qualification & Experience:

• Relevant work experience of 6 to 8 years and Master’s degree in public health, management, International Development, public policy / administration or allied areas.
• Earlier experience of working on such kind of learning platforms in the field of public health or development sector would be an advantage.

• Demonstrated success in coordinating stakeholders/interests (public sector engagement would be highly relevant) and developing strong relationships in order to drive a complex and critical process successfully.
• Exceptional diplomacy and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment.
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English and Hindi.
• Ability to work effectively in a team.
• Proficiency in computer applications including Knowledge of Computer Applications or Business Intelligence tools /Data Management
• Able to produce results and work in a changing environment.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Expression .
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