DBT Expert, CTD-STSU, Pune, Maharashtra
POSITION VACANT: DBT Expert, CTD-STSU, Pune, Maharashtra
Management Services Pvt. Ltd. (SAMS) is a premier,
multi-disciplinary, management consultancy, exclusively focused on
servicing the needs of the Public Health and Development Sectors
in India. SAMS is currently focused upon four principal practice
areas, viz. Human Resource Consulting, Procurement & Supply
Management (PSM), Capacity Building & Training and Management
Established in 1995, SAMS has
been associated with a range of clients over the past 25 years
which has included the best known, bi and multi-laterals, INGOs
and NGOs in the country apart from the Government of India (GoI)
and State Governments in the above sectors.
The International Union Against Tuberculosis and
Lung Disease (The Union) is an international scientific
organization headquartered in Paris, France, since 1920. It is a
federation and an institute and also one of the oldest
International NGOs in the world. It has regional and country
offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North
America, and South- East Asia regions.
South-East Asia (USEA) collaborates with MoHFW, India and operates
on multiple large-scale grants for national Public Health
programs, especially the National TB Elimination Program and the
National Tobacco Control program, providing technical assistance,
building capacity through its training courses, and conducting
operational research to identify barriers and find local
SAMS has entered into a Joint Venture with
The Union for the establishment of a State Technical Support Unit
(STSU) in the state of Maharashtra, under Central Tuberculosis
Division’s National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP)
About the Project:
Tuberculosis Division (CTD), Ministry of Health & Family
Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India (GoI) is implementing
“Program Towards Elimination of Tuberculosis” funded by
“International Bank for Reconstruction and Development”
(IBRD), The World Bank to improve the coverage and quality of
Tuberculosis control interventions in the private and public
sector in nine targeted states of India.
In order to
strengthen this initiative and intensify private sector
engagement, establishment of National Technical Support Unit
(NTSU) and STSUs in nine priority States have been considered to
be key action points under institutional framework under
“SAMS-Union” Joint Venture has been awarded
the responsibility of establishing the STSU in Maharashtra. The
STSU shall operate out of Pune and shall function with active
support, supervision and monitoring by the NTSU.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF SAMS FOR ESTABLISHING STSU IN MAHARASHTRA:
Support the state in implementing the engagement of
Service Providers: These Service Providers could be utilized to
implement PPSA and any other partnership options as required by
the state to provide various services in the TB care cascade for
e.g., private sector engagement, community mobilization, etc.
The primary responsibility of the
STSU is to support the State TB Cell in managing the complete
cycle of engaging service providers through the stages viz.:
Finalization of area specific planning and strategies.
Define Performance indicators / measures for results-based
contracting, development of the results-based contracts.
Cost/ contract value estimation based on the specific TORs.
Identification of suitable procurement process; and
Facilitation of the bidding / RFP process for PPSA
The STSU will also provide technical
support to the state TB cell on-boarding of the agencies and the
operational management of the contract through the contract
duration, the mandated periodic performance reviews against
indicators, validation of milestone achievement, accuracy of
claims, submission of all documentation, etc.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
• The STSU will monitor
the progress of contracted agencies on results-based outputs
Facilitate third party dipsticks of results (both quantitative and
qualitative aspects) to avoid fraud and ensure transparency
Optimize use of Nikshay to review data for action
• Work with the state to recommend
payments to contracted entities in a timely manner based on
C. Capacity Building and Technical
• The STSU will provide technical
assistance to contracted entities (as required), especially in the
initial phase of engagement.
• Most importantly, it will
work with state to deploy dipstick surveys, qualitative
assessments to review results of contracted agencies
will analyse results and make recommendations for payments to
agencies including PPSAs, laboratory networks, pharmacy chains, e
• Technical support to public sector on
Facilitate support via innovative
financing for implementation/ technical support etc. that is made
available to the State from any donor or philanthropic
E. Compliance / Grievance Redressal
STSUs may also support and facilitate the
tabling and review of grievances received from parties. STSU shall
only be responsible for executing due process. The Governing
Committee / managing committees at the state level are the body
mandated with reviewing and resolving grievances.
JV is hiring a DBT Expert on a full-time consultancy basis for
STSU- Maharashtra to support the implementation of NTEP with
Central TB Division based out of Maharashtra.
Under the overall
guidance and direction of Team Lead, STSU-Maharashtra the DBT
Expert shall execute the following responsibilities:
(A) Support the State TB Cell in Improving the
Reach, Effectiveness, and Impact of Direct Benefit Transfer
(1) Analyse the DBT related information generated from
Nikshay and PFMS and derive inferences and actionable on ground to
improve DBT performance and uptake.
(2) Ensure that updated
and relevant manuals, SOPs, and guidelines are available to all
the implementing stakeholders.
(3) Provide support for
conducting reviews and monitoring of schemes with the Public
Sector counterparts; facilitate process of performance appraisal
and feedback to all program leadership at all levels in the
(4) Understand various existing processes in NTEP in
the context of DBT and identify improvements and make
recommendations to improve turnaround time and performance.
Support the State TB Cell:
(1) Set up robust programme
monitoring and evaluation systems for state and district level
teams, to track results and outcomes of the various DBT
(2) Provide technical and training support to the
State Government in increasing performance and uptake of DBT.
Coordinate with all stakeholders:
(1) Coordinate with NTEP,
PFMS, NHM, Department of Financial Services, NPCI, Banks, NIC,
etc. to ensure smooth functioning of the DBT system.
Coordinate with the IT Team to ensure effective integration
between Nikshay and PFMS.
(3) Any other responsibilities,
assigned by the State TB Cell.
EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:
degree in Economics/ Health Economics Finance/ Management/ PGDM (2
Years full-time - AICTE approved), or any other related field,
from a recognized University /Institute.
Minimum five years of experience in Public Financial Management
System or Digital Financial Services, with the public sector, is
(2) Applicants must have experience in data
analysis, data visualization and preparing presentations to
demonstrate inferences and drive action points.
Applicants must have experience in working on spreadsheets,
databases, BI tools, PowerPoint, etc.
(1) Proficiency with spreadsheets,
databases, word processing, and slide presentation software
Should be proactive in understanding the data visualization
requirements and be able to provide required outputs using
available data in structured or semi-structured form
Sound computer skills, including use of Internet, MS Office™
software, and Data Analytics
(4) Critical thinking and
problem-solving skills are essential
(5) Excellent analytical
and communication skills are essential
collaboration skills and ability to work in cross functional
(7) Excellent oral and written communication skills in
English, and working knowledge of local language in Maharashtra is
(8) Strong communication skills, including
development of compelling presentations with the ability to
translate technical content and results into formats suitable for
(9) Ability to work independently on
complex projects and proactively manage projects with minimal
(10) High EQ and excellent interpersonal skills,
especially in cross-cultural settings and highly distributed work
environments with demonstrated ability to build relationships
(11) Willingness to be based in Maharashtra and
travel extensively (12-15 days/month) as per the requirement of
(12) Ability to work independently and as a team
player in a complex, multicultural environment
to make effective use of resources and comparative advantage to
strengthen programs and partnerships
(14) Ability to identify
problems, propose solutions and take immediate corrective
6. COMPENSATION OFFERED:
monthly remuneration payable for this post shall be within the
range of Rs. 80,000/- to Rs. 90,000/-, subject to withholding
Taxes, as applicable. The remuneration will be decided based on
the last drawn salary, experience, and calibre of the candidate.
7. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:
candidate shall be appointed as a Consultant on a full-time basis
for a fixed term assignment with Strategic Alliance Management
Services Pvt. Ltd. (SAMS). The contract shall be valid for one
year, and extendable up to three years based upon approval from
Principal and candidate’s performance.
8. NUMBER OF
9. LOCATION: Pune, Maharashtra
Strategic Alliance Management Services
B-18, Sector-06, NOIDA
Gautam Budh Nagar, (U.P.) - 201301
0120-4161356; 0120-4161357; 0120-3511886
Eligible candidates interested in
this position are requested to urgently apply to
https://recruitment.samshrm.com/JOBS/CTD, along with a cover
letter highlighting their motivation to apply and suitability for
the position, along with an updated resume, by or before November
For further details please visit:
www.sams.co.in or www.samsconsult.com