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Urban health System Specialist, Team Leader, based in New Delhi, India (New Delhi)

JOB DESCRIPTION
Contract:
Long-term
Deadline:
31/08/2017
Location:
India (New Delhi)
Project:
Supporting National Urban Health Mission

We have signed a contract with the Asian Development Bank to assist the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India in implementing the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). Activities focus on facilitating state-level implementation of the NUHM in 5 states: Assam, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Telangana, West Bengal.


The project is targeting the urban poor population and directs its efforts towards 3 major intervention areas: (1) strengthening the urban public health centres delivery system, (2) increasing the quality of services, and (3) improving the capacity of health personnel, knowledge sharing mechanisms and the promotion of innovative urban health models.


The team is composed of 16 persons, working intermittently (experts in: public health, community mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, etc.). The Team Leader, as an almost full time expert, is based in New Delhi and regularly traveling to the project states.


QUALIFICATION

She/he will be based in New Delhi (occasionally travelling to the project states)


Duration of the assignment: 12 months, from  July 2017 (as soon as possible) to July 2018.


Profile:


  • Preferably a Master's degree in public health, health economics, health systems or a related field
  • Around 15 years of relevant operational work experience, including in a number of states of India
  • Expertise in results-based strategy, planning and monitoring of large scale public health programs
  • Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team and understanding complex stakeholder consultation implementing public health programs
  • Knowledge of urban health issues (e.g. multiplicity of agencies and fragmentation of authority for handling public health, lack of decentralization, and weak capacity of urban local bodies)
  • Preferably, work experience outside India
  • Good reporting skills.

Duties: She/he will lead the team and coordinate with all stakeholders to ensure effective and synergistic implementation of the technical assistance components and NUHM. She/he will also ensure synergy of efforts with other programs of the National Health Mission and other government departments (urban, housing, nutrition, etc.) to strengthen NUHM implementation and in development and implementation of city health plans. This will include:


  •  control the quality of work of team members, provide advice in the preparation of their work plans
  • work with the Ministry of Health, participate to meetings, give technical advice
  • follow up field missions deliverables and project outputs
  • ensure timely delivery of team members' reports and elaborate Project reports
  • monitor the project to ensure delivery of project outputs.

 Skills required:


  • Excellent organizational and management skills
  • Ability to communicate at high level
  • Excellent English written and spoken.
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