India Health Action Trust IHAT
District Specialist-Community Outreach
Uttar Pradesh
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 28 2021


Background of the Project


India Health Action Trust (IHAT) works towards reducing inequities by developing comprehensive and sustainable programs to improve population health. We work closely with the Government of India and state governments to achieve its public health goals. Our work is focused in areas of prevention and control of HIV and Tuberculosis, in achieving significant improvements in Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, improved Nutrition among mothers and children, and strengthening health systems. Our work is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.


IHAT has set up multiple Technical Support Units (TSU) for the Governments of Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Delhi and an Innovation Hub in Madhya Pradesh to provide techno-managerial assistance and coordinate with the Governments, Non-Government Agencies, Academic Institutions and Communities


The Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit (UP TSU) was formed in 2003 to provide techno-managerial support to the Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP) pursuant to the Memorandum of Cooperation between the GoUP and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The University of Manitoba (UoM) leads the program and has partnered with IHAT to support the government in strengthening its Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child Health (RMNCH) and Nutrition programs.


IHAT invites applications for the following position from competent and committed development professionals who are seeking meaningful and challenging assignments in Technical Support Unit of Uttar Pradesh.




District Specialist-Community Outreach


India Health Action Trust, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh


Community Process and Outreach

Reports to

State Specialist-Community outreach


Across UP

Number of Positions



Job Summary


District Specialist- Community Outreach-RMNCH+ N will closely work with district and block level officers of Department of Health and Family Welfare and Department of Child Development to strengthen and improve family planning, maternal health, newborn health and nutrition outputs and outcomes in his/her allocated geography with a particular focus on community based interventions for improving the availability, utilization and quality of Family planning, Maternal, Newborn & Child health, and Nutrition related services. S/he will design and monitor mentoring and capacity building support to ASHA, AWW andtheir supervisory structure on RMNCH and nutrition intervention, digitalrecording and tracking of clients and otherresponsibilities as deemed fit.


Key Deliverables expected from the Job Role

  • Improve coverage, utilization and quality of Integrated Village Health and Nutrition Days (iVHND) in the geographical area.

  • Improve tracking of High-Risk Pregnancy’s (HRP, Low Birth Weight newborns and Severe Acute Malnourished (SAM) children.

  • Design and implement solutions to reduce home deliveries pockets in the geographical areas.

  • Roll out of digital health and nutrition applications in the designated geographies.

Key Inputs expected from the Job Role

  • S/he will work in coordination with the key district and block personnel of Department of Health and Family Welfare (DHFW) and Department of Bal Vikas Seva evam Pushtahar (ICDS) in the allocated district to support implementation of health and nutrition programs of GoUP.

  • S/he will support the health and ICDS officials in strengthening existing service delivery, capacity building, review, home visits platforms and community interventions on RMNCH+N thematic areas.

  • S/he will support the district health and ICDS officials in planning, rolling-out and strengthening the activities under RMNCH and Nutrition

  • S/he will be responsible for and support the priority community interventions related to health and nutrition, like LBWs, HRP tracking, SAM children, Maternal weight gain, Integrated VHND and reducing home deliveries etc.

  • S/he will support other innovations and new initiatives

  • S/he will provide regular feedback to the government counterparts based on the field observation, facilitate gaps filling in availability of drugs, equipment and logistics at service delivery platforms

  • S/he will prioritize geographies based on available evidence on RMNCH+ N and support Block Outreach Coordinator (BOC)to plan and roll out activities accordingly, in addition to ongoing mentoring support.

  • S/he will organize monthly review meetings with BOC and explore possible solutions to the gaps identified and follow up on addressing the same.

  • S/he will actively participate in District level meetings and highlight progress, success stories and areas of improvement for appropriate action from the district administration.

  • S/he coordinate with the District Senior Specialist/District FP Specialist at the district level to strengthen community-facility-community linkages

  • S/he will maintain good working relationships government officials, and other development partners working in the district to strengthen RMNCH and Nutrition related community interventions

  • S/he will conduct joint field visits with district and block health and ICDS officials for strengthening supportive supervision mechanism

  • S/he will actively participate in PIP development process and development of District Health Action Plans and support in rollout of the same.

  • S/he will support transition and sustainability of successful interventions of IHAT-UPTSU to GoUP with support of State teams

  • S/he will provide timely updates about activities in the district through program monitoring reports, surveys, documentation of gaps, learnings and success stories

  • S/he will support rollout of Implementation Research (IR) initiatives in the district


  • The candidate must have Master’s degree in Social Sciences/ Rural Development/ Public Health/Management

  • At least 3 years of experience working with RMNCH/ Nutrition preferably in the state of Uttar Pradesh

  • Previous exposure to working with the government/ development agency in community-based interventions will be preferred

Critical competencies:


Behavioral Competencies

  • Collaboration for Success

  • Team Management

  • Building a high-performance team

Functional Competencies

  • Adult facilitation

  • Understanding of GoUP procedural eco-system

  • Knowledge of government data system


  • Knowledge on components of VHND

  • Knowledge of Maternal Health policies in India/UP

  • Knowledge of Nutrition policies in India/UP

How to apply:


interested candidates please apply by COB 28th Jul, 2021 using the online IHAT Application by clicking or visit IHAT Vacancy page at Only complete online applications will be considered. 


IHAT provides a safe working environment for all its employees; follows the principle of equal opportunity and encourages women applicants. Physically challenged with required skills /knowledge and willing to travel are also encouraged to apply.  


We will be following a systematic selection process to fill this position based on experience, competency and suitability. Shortlisting for the posts will take place soon after the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. Unfortunately, we are able to contact only those applicants who have been shortlisted for the interview. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of the closing date, please assume that the current IHAT positions are unable to accommodate you at the moment. It is also not possible for us to provide you with specific feedback because of the volume of applications we receive.


IHAT does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fees in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.