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National Capacity Building Specialist, India (New Delhi)

India (New Delhi)
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.). All the expert work in the states, with meetings in New Delhi.

  • Duration of the assignment: 6 months of effective work, intermittently, from July 2017 (as soon as possible) to June 2018


  • Preferably Masters' degree in public health
  • Extensive knowledge, experience and network in training and research in public health, preferably with specialization in urban health
  • Good understanding and exposure to public institutions in the health sector
  • Good reporting skills.

As per the Terms of reference of our project, main duties are:

  • Stock-take in-country knowledge resources and capacity needs on urban health
  • Develop strategic plan for knowledge development and management in urban health
  • Organise urban health knowledge forums and facilitate networking of national and international experts in urban health
  • Organise advocacy and knowledge development activities, such as inter-state/ inter-city knowledge sharing and linkages with global practice, research, and training activities in urban health.

Next activities planned (some in collaboration with the Public Health Experts) in some or all states:

  • Meeting/workshop in each state on orientation on the national Capacity Development Plan, with concerned NUHM officials
  • Prepare Capacity Building Plan in coordination with States team
  • Facilitate roll-out of training as per PIPs
  • Facilitate NHSRC (National Health Systems Resource Centre) to build capacity of SIHFW (State Institutes of Health and Family Welfare) for urban health experts
  • Map local training providers, including state training institutes and clarification on partnership development, how to make IHHMR a centre of excellence for urban health.

Skills required:

  • Excellent organizational and management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Communication skills: excellent English written and spoken, ability to communicate at high level
  • Computer skills: perfect command of Microsoft office, including PowerPoint.
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