Multiple locations at districts of Arunachal Pradesh,
Nagaland, Manipur, and Mizoram and Maharashtra
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In India, Jhpiego works across various states in close
collaboration with national and state governments, providing
technical assistance in the areas of family planning, maternal and
child health, strengthening human resources for health, and
non-communicable diseases. These programs are funded by USAID,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David & Lucile Packard
Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), MSD
for Mothers and others.
Jhpiego under its flagship
health systems strengthening project NISHTHA (funded by USAID), is
providing technical assistance to the national and twelve state
governments on strengthening the comprehensive primary health
care. NISHTHA is also providing technical assistance to seven
states - Arunachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim,
Manipur, Mizoram and Maharashtra for strengthening the public
health surveillance systems through support in roll out and
implementation of IHIP (Integrated Health Information Platform).
The project now envisages to intensify its efforts and expand its
geography of work on strengthening public health surveillance
working closely with the surveillance units at the district, state
and at the national level.
The incumbents will be
positioned at any district headquarter in the project geography
based on program requirements and will work in close coordination
with state and district surveillance teams of the allotted
districts. Number of positions are – Arunachal Pradesh (2),
Nagaland (1), Manipur (2), Mizoram (1) and Maharashtra (8). This
will be a fixed term position for a duration of two years and
extendable based on performance, availability of funding and
Providing technical assistance to government counterparts in
assigned division or district on all programme aspects of disease
surveillance including implementation of IHIP, community
surveillance, private sector engagement and innovative tech
solutions to enhance surveillance functions in accordance with the
guidelines and procedures provided by NISHTHA/ Jhpiego and the
Department of Health and Family Welfare, National and the State
• Facilitate the support for activities &
coordination between divisional and state surveillance teams
including epidemiologists, medical officers, surveillance
officers, data managers, microbiologist and lab technicians for
accelerating improvements in the area.
• Assist the
district surveillance team in carrying out outbreak investigation
of all diseases covered under IDSP.
• Conduct gap
assessment of the existing disease surveillance system in the
assigned districts and develop plan for improving key indicators.
• Support in development of operational guidelines, tools,
checklists and the other necessary resource materials for training
and capacity building of health workers in the state.
Plan, facilitate and supervise the trainings of the District
Surveillance officers and Epidemiologists and Data Managers in the
assigned division and districts in that division.
to assigned districts as in when required for training and
monitoring uptake of IHIP platform among district surveillance
• Organize and monitor timely collection,
compilation and analysis of surveillance data from all the
assigned districts and give feedback to the concerned reporting
units / Districts and state program lead for its regular uptake.
• Work with Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) team at
state and divisional level for data compilation and monitoring
data on IHIP platform and generating intelligence inputs and
advising on corrective actions for teams.
formal reviews of assigned districts with state lead and state in
charge of IDSP.
• Coordinate regular meetings of key
strategic stakeholders, lab partners, field epidemiologists,
training partners and potential vertical program collaborations as
in when required.
• Perform other duties as assigned by
the supervisor or the country office team.
• Strong written and oral communication skills in
English and Hindi.
• Proficiency in writing technical and
programmatic documents such as operational guidelines, assessment
reports, training materials, program reports etc.
experience of independently liaising with government health
functionaries, district level administrators and other development
• Data analysis, data visualization, and
analytical thinking skills
• Ability to handle a variety
of assignments under pressure of deadlines.
Office computer skills, proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and
• Ability to travel up to 50% of his/her time.
Qualifications/Knowledge and Experience:
BDS/ BAMS/ BHMS/ B.Sc. Nursing/ BPT will be essential with
preference to those with Master’s in Public Health (MPH),
Diploma in Public Health (DPH) or Post graduation in Health
• 0-2 years of experience of working with
government programs and systems for large scale public health
programs especially health systems strengthening interventions.
Familiarity with Indian public health system, key stakeholders and
relevant government policies/strategies—particularly Ayushman
Bharat, National Health Mission and Integrated Diseases
Surveillance Program is required.
• Understanding of
public health surveillance is desirable.
• Past experience
of working with Government departments such as NHM, Directorate of
Health Services will be an added advantage.
offers highly dynamic and enabling work environment and provides
competitive compensation based on experience and background.
Interested candidates should submit their application at
email@example.com with a covering note.
to high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will
receive a response from Jhpiego HR.
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