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State Consultant
State Consultant

State Consultant

Company : NHM, TN
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Location : Tamil Nadu

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National Health Mission – Tamil Nadu

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National Health Mission – Tamil Nadu


Reporting Officer Mission Director, National Health Mission – TN

Name of the Position State Consultant – Public Health

Number of Positions Eight (8)

Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu

National Health Mission – Tamil Nadu is seeking applications from eligible candidates for

Eight positions of State Consultant, Public Health for its State Programme Management

Unit at Chennai, Tamil Nadu.


National Health Mission Tamil Nadu (NHM-TN) is the umbrella programme of the

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India to assure universal access to

equitable, affordable and quality health care which is accountable and at the same time

responsive to the needs of the people and works towards reduction of child and maternal

deaths as well as population stabilization, gender equity and demographic balance.


As a State Consultant, the overall objective is to provide requisite technical support, build

capacity, implement and manage programmes and initiatives under National Health

Mission – Tamil Nadu, across Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels of healthcare.

Key Responsibilities 

Facilitating implementation of NHM-TN activities across the State by assisting the

Mission Director and Programme Officers concerned. 

Monitor the implementation of programmes assigned. 

Assist in formulation of State Programme Implementation Plan for NHM-TN based

on the findings of facility surveys conducted along with other components/sub-

components of the Planning processes in the respective areas. 

Undertake studies / surveys / operational research on the health issues. 

Assist in identification of technical assistance needs of different districts to

accelerate implementation of State Plans for NHM 

Provide technical assistance to District Programme Management Unit as

necessary and conduct supportive supervision of programme implementation. 

Identify low performing indicators in the Districts and facilitate roll out of phase

wise plans for uplift of Health indicators to improve their performance. 

Assist the Mission Director / Programme Officer in appraisal of reports/plans

related to various topics / issues of Health Systems Strengthening from time to

time. 

Support generation and synthesis of evidence on components of health systems

strengthening from field visits & multiple technical data sources 

He/She should be a team player. 

Undertake such other assignments, which may be assigned from time to time by

Mission Director, National Health Mission TN and other State Govt. authorities.


Timely accomplishment of task and responsibilities, regular reporting, provide

situational analysis, achieve key deliverables and provide support to strengthen and

implement key elements of the Programme assigned.

Qualifications and experience 

A Medical Graduate (MBBS), Dental Graduate (BDS), AYUSH Graduate and Para-

Medical Graduates with Post Graduate Degree in Public Health, Community

Health, Preventive and Social Medicine, Epidemiology or equivalent. 

Previous work experience at the National/State/Districts level or in any

Government Organisations will be an advantage. 

A minimum of 1 (One) year post qualification experience is desirable for Medical

Graduates (MBBS) and a minimum of 2 (Two) years post qualification experience

is desirable for non – MBBS (BDS, AYUSH & others) graduates in Health Systems

Research or in Planning and Implementation of service delivery. 

Demonstrated experience in planning and strategy development with policy and

/ or demonstrated experience in operationalizing health programme at field level

/ working in strengthening district level health systems. 

Published work in the area of health systems or public health is preferable. 

Computer proficiency with high level of familiarity with commonly used packages

like MS Word, Excel, Power Point; any other computerized statistical/analytical

package is highly desirable. 

Good oral presentation and writing skills. 

Demonstrated managerial skills and be able to lead a team.

Travel and subsistence:

The Consultant should be ready to travel extensively to District/Block/village levels. All

travels must be authorized in advance by Mission Director, NHM-TN. The Consultant shall

be reimbursed for travel as per NHM-TN Norms.

Reporting Requirements:

The Consultant will submit monthly/applicable updated report to the State Programme

Manager, NHM TN.


The workstation of Consultant is at National Health Mission- Tamil Nadu, State

Programme Management Unit, Chennai, Tamil Nadu..

Mode of Recruitment:

The Consultant shall be engaged through Contract / Outsourcing mode for a period of 11

months. The Consultant’s first term (11 months) will be on probation. Subject to

satisfactory performance, the Consultant will be continued for the subsequent terms.


The contract can be terminated by either party giving a notice of one month in writing.


The Consultant will be paid a consolidated monthly salary as per NHM-TN norms (within

Rs. 47,500/- to Rs. 50,000/-)*. The Consultant shall not be entitled to any other benefits,

payments, subsidy, compensation or pension. The consultant shall not be exempt from

taxation and shall not be entitled to reimbursement of any taxes which may be levied as

per existing rules on the remuneration received.

  • Fee offered within the band will be commensurate qualification and experience.

Age Limit: Not above 45 years of age (as on last date of receiving of applications).

Candidates selected in this interview could be considered for other vacant positions at

NHM-TN requiring similar skill sets and at appropriate level.

Please ensure to mention post applied for on the application form, without which the application

form will not be accepted.