Job Opportunity For Public Health Specialist At PATH In Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

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  • Provide technical assistance to government counterparts in assigned City/district for strengthening urban primary healthcare, PM-ABHIM and XV-FC in accordance with the guidelines
  • Facilitate the support for activities & coordination between City/district and state urban health unit, Urban Local Bodies for accelerating improvements in urban health.
  • Travel to assigned cities for planning, implementing, and monitoring the key project activities.
  • Facilitate the capacity building of the division, district & facility level functionaries on various Urban Health interventions.
  • Provide handholding support to assigned city and facilities on key interventions across all Urban Health programs in the state.
  • Coordinate and participate in City/district level planning and review meetings to ensure proper implementation of urban primary healthcare interventions and the related project activities at division and district level.
  • Undertake supportive supervision visits to health facilities in the assigned districts and share feedback at the district and state level for planning corrective actions.
  • Work closely with City level counter parts to develop, implement, monitor state specific TB activities including development of roadmaps, work-plans etc.
  • Engage with officials to facilitate the development of city specific operational plans for NQAS certification and Kayakalp for health facilities
  • Timely collection, compilation and analysis of program implementation data from all the assigned districts and give feedback to the concerned districts and state program lead for its regular uptake.
  • Promote consistent and open channels of communication among UHWCs and with community and offering practical solutions to enhance effective community engagement, ultimately leading to improved service provision in the community.
  • Liaises and manages stakeholders at the district level involved in project activities.
  • Manage and coordinate diverse tasks and facilitate relationships among multiple stakeholders.
  • Support in documentation of learnings, results, successes, challenges and dissemination
  • Undertake other tasks which may be assigned from time to time by the national or state leadership
  • Available to travel at district level up to 50-60% of the time.
  •  Required Experience and qualifications
  • BDS/ BAMS/ BHMS/ B.Sc. Nursing/ BPT preferred with an essential Masters/ PG Diploma in Public Health or Health Management
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in public health sector focusing on planning and implementation of public health programs and research
  • Prior experience of working in similar roles, primary healthcare or urban health settings is desirable
  • Technical knowledge and field experience of planning and implementation in public health programs
  • Experience with INGOs in the health sector and/ or Ministries of Health, government is preferable.
  • Familiarity with the Indian public health system, flagship initiatives in the health sector, and relevant government policies/ strategies particularly NHM, NUHM, Ayushman Bharat Health &
  • Wellness Centers, SUMAN, PMSMA, PM-ABHIM, XV-FC etc.

Skills/ Abilities:

  • Self-starter and committed to performing their duties with a high degree of autonomy and independence in line with project goals and objectives.
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and Hindi
  • Direct experience of independently liaising with government health functionaries, district level administrators and other development partners.
  • Data analysis, data visualization, and analytical thinking skills
    Strong coordination skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborative in a matrix organizational structure.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-site team-based organizational structure, including partners and other collaborators.
  • Computer proficiency with high level of familiarity with commonly used packages like MS Word,
  • Excel, Power Point, Outlook & Web surfing to search relevant data & documents
  • Ability to handle a variety of assignments under pressure of deadlines

Note: This position is funded until September 2024, with a strong likelihood of extension

Location: Bhubaneswar (Odisha)

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PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment.

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