India Health Action Trust IHAT
Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
Application Email :


Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 11 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 focussed 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.






India Health Action Trust, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh



Reports to

Senior Specialist, IEC/BCC



Number of Positions


Job Summary

Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit (UP-TSU) is providing technical support to National Health Mission (NHM), Uttar Pradesh in planning, implementation and Supportive Supervision for effective implementation of IEC/BCC initiatives at State/district/Block level. The Specialist-BCC will provide support in effective implementation of IEC/BCC activities at state/District/Block/Community level by proper planning, coordination and supportive supervision. Specialist-BCC will coordinate with Directorate of Family Welfare (DoFW), National Health Mission, Uttar Pradesh and UP-TSU’s program divisions to develop BCC strategy and BCC plan on RMNCHA+ Nutrition and National Programs.


Key Role & Responsibilities

  • Provide support in conceptualizing and developing framework of BCC strategy on RMNCHA+ Nutrition and National Program;

  • Develop effective State/district outcome-based BCC plan to address key barriers at community and facility level on RMNCHA+ Nutrition and national program;

  • Strategic planning of 360-degree campaigning (with implementation and supportive supervision strategy);

  • Writing creative briefs and development of innovative communication materials;

  • Development of guideline and formats for planning/implementation and supportive supervision;

  • Prepare high quality analytical reports/newsletter/case studies etc.;

  • Develop scientific media plan;

  • Prepare IEC/BCC PIP plan for State on RMNCHA and national program;

  • Provide hand holding support to IEC/BCC nodal officers and conduct supportive supervision visits for effective implementation of IEC/BCC activities in the districts;

  • Develop training curriculum and tools on IPC/BCC/SBC communication for capacity building program of district/block level IEC/BCC nodal officers.



  • Master’s in social sciences/ Mass communication or equivalent qualification. Post-Graduation Degree/Diploma in Mass Communication will be preferred;

  • 7-9 years’ experience of Program Management and development of Social Behavior Change Communication strategy and BCC plan in development sector. Work experience with government system will be preferred;

  • Expert in high level documentation.


  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills;

  • Demonstrated cross-cultural, teamwork skills and ability to foresee issues and initiate appropriate action;

  • Must be flexible and able to work in a challenging environment;

  • Demonstrated cross-cultural, teamwork and advance knowledge in computer skills.

How to apply:


Interested candidates apply on this link and should submit their application by downloading and filling the application form given with this advert in word format (.doc file) and email it to with the subject line “Application for Specialist-BCC in word format (.doc file) by June 11, 2021. Only complete application form submitted in the prescribed format before the closing date will be considered.


IHAT provides 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. Short listing 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 short listed 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 fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.