United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Recruitment  2015 – 01 Vacancy – Individual Consultant – MBBS, MD

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has issued a recruitment notification for the recruitment of  Individual Consultant through recruitment notification – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Recruitment 2015. Candidates who have completed MBBS, MD can apply for the new recruitment  notification from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Eligible candidates can apply online for the Job Individual Consultant on or before 10/09/2015. Find more information about the vacancy like Age limit, Selection Process, Qualification, Application fee, How to apply etc can be found below.

Company Name : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Vacancy Name : Individual Consultant
Educational Qualification : M.B.B.S, MD pathology
Total No Of Vacancy : 01 Posts
Salary : NA
Job Location : Jaipur
Last Date To Apply For This Job : 10/09/2015
Address For The Job Vacancy : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),Jaipur, INDIA.

Detail Of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Individual Consultant Recruitment:


The Governments of India and Norway have entered into a partnership to work together toward the attainment of the Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG 4) that aims to reduce child mortality worldwide. The objective of Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) is to provide catalytic support that would make a strategic and sustainable difference to the rapid scaling up of quality child health services under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in select states that contribute the highest number of child deaths. All activities undertaken under NIPI shall be directed towards fulfilling the goals and objectives of NRHM. NIPI new born project led by the Programme manager is hosted by the United Nations Development Project (UNDP). NIPI new born project envisages strengthening of techno-managerial capacity and health systems in the States to accelerate child health activities under NRHM/RCH II.

NIPI completed the first phase of operation in 2012 in the focus states of Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar and Rajasthan. It has started phase-2 of its operations to coincide with the new National Rural Health Mission plan (NRHM) (2013-2017). NIPI Phase II will continue in same districts in Rajasthan, Bihar, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh and assist in scaling-up activities in the same states through technical assistance. It will continue with a focus on new born health, especially interventions at point of care with community health workers and home to facility (ASHA-ANM-hospital staff), and capacity building of health personnel are prioritized. The major focus will be on strengthening SNCU systems in these States for accelerating implementation of quality facility based new-born care and supportive supervision of health functionaries within the umbrella of RMNCH+A, in addition to community based care for new-born and infants.

The Senior Advisor Health will contribute towards the overall effort of National NIPI-New born project implementation providing technical, strategic and policy advice to Government counterparts at the state-level within the framework of the National Rural Health Mission NRHM. He/ She will also be responsible for technical assistance in planning, implementation, and monitoring of high impact interventions for improved new born and child survival, systems strengthening, at state-level and in focus districts.

Duties and Responsibilities

Major Duties and Responsibilities 

Influencing Policy

Analyses, influences, advocate and recommend policies, systems of management and co-ordination to improve neonatal and young child survival in the State. Identifies and recommends necessary action for adjustments in the NIPI Newborn Project within the framework of Govt. of India’s RMNCH+A strategy and leverages Government/other resources to enhance coverage of services with quality.

Programme Planning and Implementation

Provides advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning and management of Newborn and Child Health Services through state specific PIPs.  Designs the state specific NIPI-New-born project.  Prepares, implements, monitors, and evaluates the NIPI assisted New-born and Child Health intervention packages viz. routine immunization, HBNC+, SNCU system strengthening including follow up of SNCU discharged cases, child health screening and early intervention services etc.  This includes the strengthening of community-based systems (ASHA Chain) to enhance uptake of services leading to improved coverage. Guides and supports the State and district based personnel supported by NIPI.

Building Partnerships

Convenes strategic partnerships to impact on overall policies for new born and child survival and development, to support the programmes and resources in the State. Participates in meetings with Ministries/Departments of Health and Family Welfare, (and others as needed), responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements. Fosters partnerships for RMNCH+A in the state with government, other agencies, professional bodies, technical institutions and NGO networks in the state, with special focus to enhance new-born and infant survival

Capacity Building and technical assistance for Government 

Assists government authorities to strengthen the State training institutes (SIHFW, Medical Colleges, etc) to identify capacity-building needs and undertake capacity-building activities on New born and Child Health issues for different levels of health professionals and field-level functionaries.  Provides technical expertise as required, facilitates learning exchanges as well as policy influencing.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Facilitates the review of systems and capacities relating to the delivery of Newborn and child health services, in conjunction with State NRHM, and the interventions to improve such systems and capacities. Undertakes field visits to monitor programmes aimed at increased coverage of NIPI strategic interventions, as well as conducting periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.

Report Writing

Writes inputs for State Coordination Committee proposals, status reports required for donor budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, case studies, etc. in a qualitative and timely manner.


  • Technical support provided to State Government of Rajasthan on New born and child health;
  • Technical support to state NIPI new born project team in Rajasthan on Family Centred care and Emergency Triage and Treatment.

Functional Competencies:

Specific Technical Knowledge Required:

  • NIPI approach and programming in NIPI Newborn project;
  • National and State programme policy, procedures and guidelines in Newborn and Child Health under NRHM;
  • Technical knowledge of new born and child health.

Other skills and attributes:

  • In depth understanding of new born and child Health Policy analysis and administration skills and issues;
  • In-depth knowledge of RMNCH+A programmes in India and State;
  • Familiarity as to how public administration systems affect delivery of results for children;
  • Understanding of social mobilization and behaviour change communication, especially at community level;
  • Understanding of the importance and role of partnerships;
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills;
  • Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills;
  • Report writing and documentation;
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications.

Core Competencies:

  • Promote the highest standards of ethics and integrity;
  • Demonstrate political acumen;
  • Support creativity and innovation;
  • Help create an enabling environment for open communication;
  • Share knowledge and support a culture of learning;
  • Demonstrate fairness and transparency.
Required Skills and Experience

  • MBBS, MD Paediatrics.


  • A Minimum of  10 Years’ of professional work experience at the State/National/International level in programme management, monitoring & implementation of primary health care programmes including experience in field-based management and implementation of Newborn and child survival and development initiatives;
  • Experience of working with State Government and international development organizations in the area of public health;
  • Demonstrated experience in Health Policy analysis and influencing is mandatory. Managerial and analytical skills are essential attributes.


  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English is required;
  • A good working knowledge of local language of the duty station.

Documentation to be submitted:

  • Detailed CV with contact details of three references;
  • Financial proposal specifying per day consultancy fee. Please note payment would be done for the actual days worked.

Payment Terms:

  • Consultancy fee would be paid monthly for the actual days worked on submission of progress report to be certified by the Programme officer.

Cumulative analysis

The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:


Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Technical Criteria weight – 70%;

Financial Criteria weight – 30%.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Qualification: 20 points;
  • Experience of working in Public Health in the area of new born health for more than 10 years at State/National/International level:50 points.


  • Any kind of miscellaneous charges i.e. internet, phone etc. would not be reimbursed;
  • Individuals working with institutions may also apply, contract would be issued in the name of institution for the specific services of individual;
  • Please note proposals without financial proposal will not be considered;
  • CV and Financial proposal can be clubbed in one file for uploading;
  • The consultants must bring his/her own computing equipment.

Selection Procedure For United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Individual Consultant Post:

  1. Candidates can apply on or before 10/09/2015
  2. No Detailed information about the selection process is mentioned in the recruitment notification

How To Apply For Individual Consultant Vacancy in United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):

  1. Last Date to Apply for this job 10/09/2015
  2. UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
  3. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
  4. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Important Dates To Remember :

Last Date to Apply for this job 10/09/2015

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