New job State Consultant in Tamil Nadu
Company : NHM, TN
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Tamil Nadu
National Health Mission – Tamil Nadu
Terms of Reference for State Consultant - Public Health
Name of the
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.
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
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.
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.