National Health Systems Resource Centre NHSRC
Senior Consultant – Community Processes / Comprehensive Primary Healthcare
Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 23 2021


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Senior Consultant – Community Processes / Comprehensive Primary Healthcare, NHSRC

National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) has been set up under the National Health Mission (NHM) as an autonomous registered society, to channelize technical assistance and capacity building support to the states for strengthening the public health system. The NHSRC is also mandated to contribute to health policy / programme design and evaluation.

Since its inception in 2006, NHSRC has been a repository of knowledge and a center of excellence for its agenda. This organization has professional linkages with a plethora of domestic and international bodies involved in the field of Public Health. There have been a number of personnel who have served with NHSRC and gained invaluable experience enabling them to graduate to next rung of professional ladder. Vast exposure to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and its processes is a unique feature of NHSRC.

If you have a commitment to health equity and excellence, here is a unique chance to work with a team committed to shaping the public health landscape in India. The position offers you an opportunity to participate in the process of strengthening health systems, improving health service delivery and enabling positive health outcomes, through hands on implementation assistance at National, State and District levels. Working with a transdisciplinary team, you can discover, adapt, co-create and disseminate solutions to multiple challenges related to service delivery systems, universal primary health care, human resources for health, community processes, health financing, quality of care, public health planning and health promotion. This is an opportunity to support health systems strengthening at scale, learn from district and sub district implementation, undertake knowledge translation, and enable realization of the vision of universal health coverage.

The Position reports to Advisor- Community Processes/ Comprehensive Primary Healthcare (CP/CPHC) and is on Contractual basis. To begin with Two years and extendable based on the Performance.

Roles & Responsibilities:

• Provide Policy and Programme support for Community Processes (CP) and Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) as required at National and State Levels
• Support State Level Technical support for CP and CPHC, guide and support State Counterparts in programme implementation.
• Ensure training and technical assistance to States in rolling out CP-CPHC components
• Undertake periodic field visits to States and Districts to review programme implementation in the States, identify implementation challenges and support Districts/States in charting appropriate solutions including enabling linkages with appropriate public health/ research/ academic/ technical/support institutions for technical support on CP/CPHC at the State/District Level.
• Undertake analytical documentation of field review visits to inform required changes in program design, planning, implementation and policy modification as required.
• Develop research study / evaluation protocols, undertake and guide studies pertaining to- baseline measurements, operational research and impact assessments for improving design of CP and CPHC interventions.
• Contribute do development of programme specific operational guidelines; undertake research to write technical and policy briefs, training material, reports, case studies, monitoring checklists/protocols etc.
• Identify best practices and innovations within States and Districts and support States to document and upload theirs on innovation portal for dissemination to other States/Districts
• Support and supervise systematic collection, documentation and presentation of information regarding CPHC and providing inputs to the decision makers.
• Support in identification and development of Innovation & Learning Centres or field demonstration sites for peer learning updation of operational guidelines and policies
• Undertake and support interventions for assuring intersectoral coordination/convergence for addressing social and economic determinants of health resulting in better health outcomes
• Identify, undertake and support technological solutions for improvement in health care service delivery, performance monitoring, documentation and reporting
• Undertake/assist Lead Consultant in planning, implementation and performance monitoring of CP-CPHC Division activities
• Mentor and monitor consultants in the team and provide support to NE-RRC
• Undertake such other assignments, which may be assigned by from time to time by the Advisor of the CP-CPHC Division

Qualifications & Experience:
i) Essential:
• Possess MBBS / BDS/BAMS/BHMS degree with either of the following Post graduate degree or diploma:
o Masters in Public Health
o Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management (2 Years)
o Masters in Health Administration
o Post Graduate Diploma in Health Administration (2 Years)
o MBA in Healthcare management
o Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (2 Years)

• Have at least 5 years of post-qualification experience in implementing and supporting community health and primary health care programmes
• Experience in undertaking research, capacity building and working with health systems in the public health system
• Computer Skills: Proficiency in commonly used packages like MS Word, Excel, Power Point. Ability to use internet to for desk research, literature review and accessing other relevant documents.
• Excellent data analytical skills, documentation, communication and presentation skills
• Good interpersonal skills and proven ability to lead teams
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

ii) Desirable:
• Working knowledge of Hindi / other major regional language
• Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams
• Ability to carry out given task with minimal supervision

Age Limit: Up to 50 Years (as on the date of receiving the application)

Work Location: New Delhi; Opportunity to gain hands on experience of public health canvas of states and districts. Travel to states and districts may be involved.
Remuneration Range: Between Rs. 90,000/- to Rs. 1,50,000/-

*Fee offered within the band will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

Other Benefits: In addition to the renumeration mentioned above, Consultants of NHSRC are entitled to Free Accidental insurance, Subsidized Medical insurance (Pending Approval from MoH&FW), Mobile bills reimbursement, Laptop reimbursement (As per NHSRC Policy), 30 days Consolidated leave, fully paid Maternity leave (For Female Consultants) as per Government of India policy, performance linked increments, TA/ DA and per diem for on-duty visits.

Duration of Contract: 2 years with further extensions of similar duration (subject to satisfactory performance)

Candidates selected in this interview could be considered for other vacant positions at NHSRC requiring similar skill sets and at appropriate level.

How to apply: Candidates are requested to fill the online application correctly which is available on the NHSRC website ( Applications will be accepted in the prescribed online application format only. Last date for receiving applications is 23 July 2021.