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 Senior Consultant - IGMSY

 Location: Shastri Bhawan, Ministry of Women and Child Development, New Delhi
 Last Date: July 24, 2011
 Email: (Reference:

IMaCS is a consulting firm with more than 15 years of experience in executing consulting assignments across diverse sectors in India and overseas. IMaCS has been engaged by an UN Agency to provide Technical financial and human resource support to various programmes and operation. In this regard, IMaCS invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Senior Consultant - IGMSY to provide full time technical assistance to the Ministry of Women and Child Development for the implementation, monitoring and review of Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) scheme in 52 districts across the country. 

Major Tasks:-

1.      Compile national and global evidence on conditional cash transfers and provide technical recommendations to strengthen IGMSY.

2.      Support the Ministry in enhancing the visibility of the scheme by supporting the design of various products to enhance awareness generation of the scheme. Also support the Ministry in implementing the awareness generation activities at the State and National level.

3.      Provide support to the States WCD and Health departments to strengthen convergence for effective implementation, support training of ICDS and Health workers and monitor progress in IGMSY.

4.      Assist in compilation of IGMSY monitoring reports to facilitate review of the scheme.

5.      Support the development of concurrent evaluation mechanism for reviewing and assessing the scheme’s effectiveness.

6.      Support the Ministry developing a position paper(s), policy inputs for 12th Five year plan on IGMSY.

7.      Support MWCD and UN Agency to document and disseminate progress, lessons learned, and good practices in implementing the IGMSY scheme.

8.      Assist the MWCD and State WCD departments in any other activities concerning the implementation of the scheme.

Qualification and Experience:

·         Masters (preferably Ph.D.) in Public Policy/ Economics/ Public Health/ Nutrition / or any other related field

·         3 years’ experience in project management and programme evaluation, preferably related to health and nutrition

·         Knowledge of maternal and child health and nutrition policies/ programmes/guidelines

·         Computer proficiency with familiarity with data management and use of statistical packages e.g. Excel and STATA/ SPSS.

·         Proven documentation skills, with a minimum of 3 papers published in peer reviewed journals.

·         Previous experience of working in government settings (National or State level)

·         Good communication skills in English and Hindi 

Contract Duration and Appointment: Initially for one year, but renewable. Place of Posting is Shastri Bhawan, Ministry of Women and Child Development with frequent travel to the states/ districts. The professional fee is Rs 80,000 per month and additional support costs for travel, communications, insurance and contingencies. Interested candidate may download prescribed application form as CV Format and email duly filled application format to  by or before 24th July, 2011. Last date of receiving application is 24th July 2011. Please mention Senior Consultant - IGMSY in subject line of your email. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. QUALIFIED WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.



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