SCOPE OF WORK
Name: Consultant (Project Coordinator)
PSI India Private Limited
Reporting to: Technical
Specialist - Immunization
Location: New Delhi
Contractual Basis : Till April 2022
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.
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.
• 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
• 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
• 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
• Relevant work experience of 6 to 8
years and Master’s degree in public health, management,
International Development, public policy / administration or
• 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
• Exceptional diplomacy and
interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to build strong
professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a
challenging, multi-cultural environment.
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.
is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of
Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender
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