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Consultant – Community Processes at National Urban Health Mission

Population Foundation of IndiaJob Title: Consultant – Community Processes: National Urban Health Mission

Location: New Delhi

Organization’s profile: The Population Foundation of India (PFI) is a national non-government organization implementing programs on reproductive & child health, family planning, adolescent health, HIV/AIDS and other population issues with a gender sensitive and rights based approach. PFI’s vision is to ‘Promote, Foster and Inspire sustainable and balanced human development with a focus on population stabilization through an enabling environment for an ascending quality of with equity and justice’. PFI strives to realize its vision by promoting and formulating gender sensitive and rights based population and development policies, strategies and programs. Its implementation strategy includes service delivery, capacity building and technical assistance, research & documentation and advocacy & communications. Details of PFI and its activities are available on our website

Job Description: The Union Cabinet of the Government of India (GOI) recently cleared the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) to strengthen the urban health system, particularly the primary healthcare system for the urban poor and vulnerable populations. Population Foundation of India (PFI) is supporting the MOHFW in designing, implementing and monitoring the urban health program through the USAID funded Health of the Urban Poor (HUP) program. Post the declaration of NUHM, PFI is supporting the MOHFW in nationwide orientation of stakeholders on NUHM, training of key officials, developing guidelines and protocols for key processes like planning and mapping, baseline surveys, facility assessment, appraisal of state and city plans, etc. In order to provide more intensive support to the MOHFW at GOI level and as per the request received from MOHFW, PFI is looking for qualified professionals to be placed with the MOHFW to support the activities under NUHM.

The Consultant will function from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India located at Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi. The Consultant will work with the Urban Health (UH) Division of the MoHFW, under the overall guidance of Joint Secretary (Urban Health). Consultant- Community Processes will support the states in roll out and implementation of community processes component of the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM).

Eligibility: Post-graduate degree in one of the discipline (including, but not limited to) social work, public health, social sciences, health management

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Willingness and ability to travel within India
  • Excellent knowledge MS Office is essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill is essential
  • Strong interpersonal and team work skills
  • Organizational and facilitation skills
  • Effective analytical and presentation skills
  • The candidate must possess at least 7 years of professional experience in implementation of health programmes at community level, and familiarity with the direct implementation of RMNCH programs through NGOs
  • Experience of working with large scale Community Health Worker programs (ASHA) will be an added advantage
  • Understanding of the urban context is essential

How to apply: Send updated CV with a covering letter describing your suitability for the position to Please mention the position “Consultant – Community Processes: NUHM” in the subject line of your e-mail. Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Last date for the application: 25th Sept, 2013

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