The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease The Union
Monitoring and Evaluation Expert
Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
Pune Maharashtra
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Nov 28 2021

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, CTD-STSU, Pune, Maharashtra

1. POSITION VACANT: Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, CTD-STSU, Maharashtra

2BACKGROUND:

About SAMS:

Strategic Alliance 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 Consultancy Services.

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.

About The Union:

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.

 

The Union 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 solutions.

SAMS has entered into a Joint Venture with The Union for establishment of an STSU in the state of Maharashtra, under Central Tuberculosis Division’s NTEP Program for MoHFW.

About Project:

Central 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 State Technical support Units (STSUs) in 9 (nine) priority States has been considered as a key action point under institutional framework under NTEP.

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 from NTSU.

3. KEY 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.

A.   Contract Management:

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 contracting. 

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. 

B.   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

  • Obtain specified results

  • Work with the state to recommend payments to contracted entities in a timely manner based on results achieved

C.   Capacity Building and Technical Support:

  • 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

  • It will analyse results and make recommendations for payments to agencies including PPSAs, laboratory networks, pharmacy chains, e pharmacies etc.

  • Technical support to public sector on process improvement

  • Communication

D.   Innovative Financing: 

Facilitate support via innovative financing for implementation/ technical support etc. that is made available to the State from any donor or philanthropic institutions 

E.    Compliance / Grievance Redressal Mechanism: 

The STSU 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.

SAMS-Union JV is hiring a Monitoring & Evaluation Expert on a Full-Time Engagement basis for the STSU-Maharashtra to support implementation of National Tuberculosis Elimination Program with Central TB Division based out of Maharashtra.

4. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the overall guidance and direction of Team Lead, STSU-Maharashtra the Monitoring & Evaluation Expert shall execute the following responsibilities:

Key Deliverables:

(1) Provide Technical Support to the State TB Cell in routinely analysing programme data

(2) Provide timely feedback for programme improvement

(3) Assist STO in conducting in-depth analysis and interpretation of routine surveillance data using Nikshay and provide input for development of contract management system/Public Private Partnership.

(4) Provide Technical Support for improvements in the NTEP electronic recording and reporting systems to optimize it for programme monitoring and reporting requirements at the State level

(5) Build capacity of the State/District TB Cells in producing information from reported data and use of such information in programme monitoring and decision making

(6) Assist the State TB Cell in preparation of quarterly and annual NTEP Performance Reports

(7) Provide Technical Support, oversight and monitoring of financial management including PFMS, DBT and incentives for TB care

(8) Provide Technical Assistance to the State TB Cell for deployment of ICT based treatment adherence systems across the country

(9) Assist the State TB Cell in monitoring of the programme using standard guidelines and indicators

(10) Provide a monthly report and an end-of-assignment report in the prescribed formats on activities, achievements, challenges, and recommendations

(11) Perform other duties as asked by the State TB Officer (STO) in the interest of TB Elimination in the State.

5. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES: 

Qualifications: 

Master’s degree in Public Health/ Health Statistics/ Health Economics/ Population Statistics, or any other relevant field from recognized University/Institute.

Experience:

Minimum five years of national or state level experience in Public Health programmes/ projects, in handling Program Surveillance Data, or Operational Research, or Monitoring and Evaluation, or equivalent. 

Skills and Competencies

(1) Proven ability to communicate clearly

(2) Ability to work effectively in a team

(3) Proficiency in computer applications

(4) Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential

(5) Excellent analytical skills are essential

(6) Strong collaboration skills and ability to work in cross-functional teams

(7) Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, and working knowledge of local language in Maharashtra is mandatory

(8) Ability to work independently on complex projects and proactively manage projects with minimal supervision

(9) High EQ and excellent interpersonal skills, especially in cross-cultural settings and highly distributed work environments with demonstrated ability to build relationships quickly.

(10) Willingness to be based in Maharashtra and travel extensively (12-15 days/month) as per the requirement of the project

(11) Ability to identify problems, propose solutions and take immediate corrective measures

6. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

Gross 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:

The selected 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 VACANCIES: One

9. LOCATION:  Pune, Maharashtra

How to apply



10. REFERENCE: ME-CTD-STSU

11. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Strategic Alliance Management Services Pvt. Ltd.

Principal Office
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Gautam Budh Nagar, (U.P.) - 201301
 
Phones: 0120-4161356; 0120-4161357; 0120-3511886

12. APPLICATION PROCESS:

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 28, 2021.

For further details please visit: www.sams.co.in or www.samsconsult.com