India Health Action Trust IHAT
State Senior Specialist- Program Support (Monitoring and Evaluation)
Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Nov 26 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 2013 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.




State Senior Specialist- Program Support (Monitoring and Evaluation)


India Health Action Trust, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh


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Job Summary


To enhance the use of data-based decision making, strengthen the quality and coverage of RMNCH+N services and identify the gaps for regular and specific program intervention t improve the mother and child health outcome in Uttar Pradesh, India.

  • To support program to identify gaps and strengthen program intervention.

  • To track the performance of community and facility program interventions.

  • To strengthen government health care system and support government and program team for evidence based decision making

Key Deliverables expected from the Job Role

  • Engage in development and tracking of program specific results framework and contribute to the overall institutional results management framework of MNCH+N programs.

  • Develop and implement robust result based M&E framework consisting of regular monitoring and robust evaluation plan

  • Conduct detailed analysis of programme monitoring data (HMIS/UPHMIS/RCH etc) and secondary data to get programmatic insights, get new ideas & understanding for reviewing existing strategies and program priorities.

  • Support for programme development/ management and integrating programme learnings into new programmes.

  • Support the development of programmes policies, strategic monitoring plans.

  • Ensure the quality and relevance of the program monitoring and evaluation design, data collection sources and analytics.

  • Develop concept note and study design to conduct operation research, implementation research, feasibility studies and evaluation.

  • Provide regular support in conducting program monitoring, sampling, data collection, preparation of data collection tools, protocols, manuals, guidelines etc.

  • Conduct Monthly data quality analysis and ensure the quality of routine programme monitoring data.

  • Conduct program-specific monthly data analysis, identify gaps and provide regular feedback to program teams.

  • Prepare monthly factsheets and presentations.

  • Carry out other M&E related tasks requested by the reporting officer. 

Key Inputs expected from the Job Role

  • Result based M&E framework

  • Ensuring quality of monitoring data

  • Extensive data analysis to guide program

  • Strategic/Scientific writing

  • Technical support to conduct data-driven program intervention/decision making.

  • Coordinate with program teams


  • Any other work given by the line manager or organization from time to time 

Qualifications and Experience


Required Qualification

  • PhD/ Master’s Degree in Public Health/ Statistics/ Demography/ Epidemiology/ Social Sciences/ or related field.

Essential experience.

  • At least 5-years’ experience in health sector specifically in monitoring and evaluation or 3 Year Experience with PhD in demography/Statistics/public health/ health management

  • Demonstrated management of government data system, surveys and liaison with government

Preferred experience

  • 5 to 6 years of specific working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and Research Design 




  • Innovation & Creative Thinking

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Conceptual Thinking and Analytical Ability


  • Advanced statistical analysis using STATA, SPSS, R or other statistical software and projection packages and GIS packages

  • Knowledge of government data system

  • Excellent written and verbal communication


  • Knowledge of Maternal Health policies in India/UP RMNCHN

  • Knowledge on routine health data system

  • Knowledge of survey design and research methodologies (Quanti/Quali)

How to apply:


Interested candidates please apply by COB 26th Nov, 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.