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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.


Job Description/Responsibilities
  1. Facilitate in planning, implementing and monitoring progress of planned activities under UNFPA supported work plan  .
  2. Participate in important meetings at the state level as well as at the district level such as monthly review meetings of medical officers Maternal Death reviews order to achieve the objectives set forth under UNFPA’s support.
  3. Ensure all reports from the consultants under the project are reviewed compiled and submitted to UNFPA. Provide summary of findings from district visits as well as feedbacks to the project team.
  4. Identify case studies, good practices and success stories from the districts for documentation.
  5. Conduct health facility visit using prescribed check lists; analyse facility visit reports of the district RH consultants, track improvements, areas that need action and bring necessary action points to the attention of district or state level health officials. Follow up at State/district level for action
  6. Ensure necessary training and resource material is available for various activities planned under the project including IEC tools to reach out to the PVTGS. Oversee and facilitate in translation and adaptation of training material into Odia language for frontline functionaries including IEC material in tribal dialect.
  7. Review progress with project team at district level attend health review  meetings
  8. Keep UNFPA informed the progress of the project, identify delays and challenges and jointly work with UNFPA to address them
  9. Assess progress, challenges and way ahead and follow up for necessary circulars and action
  10. Oversee activities in the two districts such as availability of integrated RH services, functioning of LMIS and reporting stock outs, RKSKS, activities under SAG and convergence through the district level consultants and field visits.
  11. Coordinate and Liaison between PREM, UNFPA and NHM for issue of circulars, finalising action plan and follow up actions.
  12. Any other work assigned by PREM-UNFPA Project as and when required.


  1. Completion of activities as per plan under UNFPA supported work plan and reports submitted in time.
  2. Training and resource materials in local languages developed and adapted.
  3. Reports on facility audit, FP LMIS including stock out of contraceptives, integrated RH services,  etc. as per prescribed formats submitted to UNFPA including from the project team.


Qualification and Experience:


  1. Graduation in Medicine (MBBS) and/or Masters in Public Health and related subjects or equivalent. In case of non-medical back ground , the candidate must have considerable experience and good understanding of Reproductive Health or Maternal Health initiatives under NHM
  2. Experience of at least 5 years in health program management at district / state level


Familiarity with the Government and NHM operational structures and system and Family Planning Programm

Upto Rs. 80,000/- consolidated including LAPTOP and other allowances per month commensurate with salary history and with admissible reimbursement for communication (to a maximum of Rs.500 per month) and travel, etc as per PREM policy.


Duration of contract: Initially the contract will be up to 31st December 2018.


Contact Information
President, PREM
Mandiapalli, Rangailunda, Berhampur -7
[email protected]


Last date for submission of applications: 30th June 2018 up to 6pm. Please download the format from the link and send your application to [email protected].

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Please note:

  1. Women candidates are encouraged to apply
  2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted