PSI India Private Limited
Consultant (Research and Documentation)
Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
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Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 30 2021



Position Name: Consultant (Research and Documentation)

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. 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, -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 COVID19 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 :

The R&D Associate will handle a variety of tasks to help in positioning and showcasing the usefulness and impact of the city to city learning platform on COVID-19 vaccination. The associate will take guidance from the Project Coordinator and support him on the day-to-day work related to the city to city learning platform. This will include but is not limited to supporting the development of tools, collating data, undertaking analysis, coordination and follow up with stakeholders etc. The position will also work closely with the Communications Specialist and MLE Specialist to complete the research and documentation related work on a regular basis. This position will ensure that the documentation work under the project is aligned with all existing efforts of partners, UN organizations / donors and the Government in this regard.

Key Responsibilities:

• Documentation of key project activities and achievements for each phase of the project, as well as making summary reports on a regular basis.
• In coordination with research agency, support in the development of tools for conducting the rapid needs assessment of the existing COVID-19 vaccination program in the identified 15 cities (5 Indian and 10 international cities)
• Develop and implement various tools to measure the success of the project.
• In coordination with Communications agency, ensure smooth functioning of learning workshops, and sessions.
• Draft working presentations for the learning workshops to be conducted as a part of the project.
• In coordination with Research and Communications’ agencies, o Document city briefs for the 15 intervention cities.

1. Document case studies, good practices, human interest stories, learnings and experiences related to COVID-19 vaccine implementation
2. Ensure regular updating of resource material related to COVID-19 vaccination on webbased learning platform

• Support the Project Coordinator in ensuring effective coordination with identified Point of Contacts across different national and international cities to ensure multi-stakeholder participation on the platform.
• In coordination with the research agency, by the end of the assignment, the associate/s should submit ready to publish manuscripts and identify journals for submission.
• Regularly coordinate with Operations Hub team, Innovations Hub team, Communications, MLE Specialist and partner NGOs on a time-to-time basis to gain insights and support the project effectively.
• Prepare the weekly/monthly draft reports for donor, government and partners and share it with the Project Coordinator on time for review input and submission further.
• Undertake field visits as and when required
• Undertake any other activity as assigned by the Supervisor

Qualification and Experiences :

• Relevant work experience of 3-5 years in research and documentation preferably in the field of healthcare
• Educational Qualifications - Master’s in Public Health, Health Management, Health Communications. PhD will be preferred.

• 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 interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment.
• Researches best practices, documents innovative strategies, new approaches and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
• 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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