National Health Systems Resource Centre NHSRC
Senior Consultant-Immunization Logistics Management (MOHFW)
Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
Delhi
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Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 11 2021

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Senior Consultant-Immunization Logistics Management (MOHFW)

National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC), New Delhi on behalf of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the above mentioned post purely on contractual basis.

Background & Purpose of assignment:
Universal Immunization Program in India is one of the largest public health programs in the world. Vaccine logistics management together with cold chain is the backbone of immunization programme. The Immunization & Vaccine Logistics Management Consultant will specifically support the establishment of a reliable Vaccine Logistic Management and information system in the country with the help of State Cold chain Officers and State Immunization Officers, under the supervision of National Programme Officer of Immunization division, in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

Roles and responsibilities:
Sr. Consultant-Immunization logistic management shall be responsible for following tasks:
Planning:
• Prepare cold chain and related logistics forecast. Prepare demand and maintain distribution of these logistics at the country level with State, UT wise detail.
• Develop cold chain and related logistics delivery schedule for the states and facilitate issue of release order of these and any other logistics.
• Support for States in preparation of related components of State PIPs, especially Alternate Vaccine Delivery System (AVDS), Vaccine handlers training and procurement of immunization logistics at the state level like immunization cards, cold chain logistics and various formats.
• Coordinate with Cold chain officers and consultants and vaccine managers of the states and obtain information on cold chain and related logistics stock position every month.
Monitoring:
• Develop cold chain and related logistics delivery monitoring matrix for the states and use it for tracking.
• Monitor cold chain and related logistics handlers training at the State and district level.
• Regularly update cold chain and related logistics availability status at the GMSDs and state stores.
• Facilitate National reviews meeting of State CCOs.
• Facilitate implementation and monitoring of National Cold Chain MIS.
• Facilitate Monitoring of Vaccine Logistics Management System – “Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN).

Field visits:
• Periodic field visits as required by the Ministry. Follow up to ensure that the agreed steps are implemented.

Ongoing support;
• Response to various queries including analysis of reports received from national and international agencies.

Technical support to quality immunization services:
• Support states in implementing standardized vaccine logistics management registers.
• Supervise, monitor and provide on the job training to the field staffs on vaccine management: GMSDs staffs, Staffs at the State and district vaccine stores.
• Appraisal/review of training components of State PIPs and suggestion appropriate actions to strengthen these. Follow up to ensure that suggestions are satisfactorily addressed in the revised State PIPs.
• Support for National and State Effective vaccine Management Assessment and Improvement plan preparation and implementation

Eligibility:

Essential

MBA in Health/Hospital Management or PG degree in Logistics management or PG degree/diploma in Supply Chain Management or PG degree/diploma in Material Management or PG degree/diploma in Business Administration or PG Detsree/diploma in Business Management or PG degree in Commerce

Desirable
• The candidates with experience in cold chain management and vaccine supply chain management at National level in Govt. sector will be given preference.
• Experience in working with national government or state government.
• Experience of vaccine management assessment like VMAT, EVSM and EVM and cold chain assessment.
• Experience in program management, capacity building and supervisory support.
• Formal educational qualification and experience could be relaxed when there is published work of high quality or whenever there is work experience of specific relevance.

Experience:
• At least 5 years of experience at National level in planning and handling the Routine Immunization related supplies of Vaccine, Syringes and Cold chain.
• Knowledge & proficiency in computer applications particularly MS office.
• Knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of Hindi is required.
• Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in National Health Mission/RCH at National or State level.
• Formal educational qualification, experience and age could be relaxed when there is a published work of high quality or work experience of specific relevance.

Age: Up to 50 years as on last date for receiving application and having sound health to undertake extensive field visits.

Remuneration range: Between Rs.90,000/- to Rs.1,50,000/- per month.

Location: New Delhi.

How to apply: Candidates are requested to fill the online application correctly which is available on the NHSRC website (http://nhsrcindia.org). Applications will be accepted in the prescribed online application format only. The last date for receiving applications is 11-Jun-2021.