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Last date for submission of applications: 30th June 2018 up to 6pm (New)
Position Title : State Project Officer
Number of Position : One (1)
Location : Bhubaneswar
Duty Station : Bhubaneswar
Reporting : PREM and UNFPA State office
UNFPA is collaborating with PREM for undertaking district level interventions for achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, including family planning; and promoting gender equality and rights. As part of this, an integrated approach will be adopted in order to develop synergies between large sector programmes such as Family Planning, RKSK, Scheme for Adolescent Girls, Life Skills and such others so that the young people, especially adolescent girls can benefit most from the programmes. The integrated district intervention will be implemented in Gajapati and Rayagada districts of Odisha which is also a High Priority District for National Health Mission and Aspirational Districts for Niti Aayog.
The present position is to provide technical support to the Integrated District Intervention (IDI) Project in Gajapati and Rayagada district as well as RH/FP Programme at the state level. The consultant will guide the district level consultants in RMNCH+A initiatives in these two districts and facilitate in rolling out activities aimed at reaching out to newly married and young couples, prevent adolescent pregnancy, promote adequate spacing and facilitate informed choices for family planning through facility and community based interventions.
This will include coordination at State and district levels with the NHM, field visits and monitoring, ensuring availability of necessary resource and communication material, availability of package of RH services (at least 4 reversible contraceptives; prevention of unsafe abortion; RTI/STI management; and safe delivery) at public health facilities, improve quality of family planning services, strengthen logistics management information system for contraceptive commodities. Particular emphasis will be to ensure RMNCH+A and others services for women and girls through community interventions in PVTGs dominated regions of the districts.
UNFPA is supporting the Directorate of Family Welfare for implementation of Family Planning programme. The consultant will coordinate and liaison between PREM, UNFPA and government for issue of circulars, finalising action plan, follow up actions and also coordinate with the state family planning cell in undertaking the planned activities.
Qualification and Experience:
Familiarity with the Government and NHM operational structures and system and Family Planning Programm
Duration of contract: Initially the contract will be up to 31st December 2018.
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