Senior Analyst, Immunization, Bhopal, MP
Senior Analyst, Immunization, Bhopal, MP
- Full Time
- Program (Division)
- Country Programs - India
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India’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) is one of the largest public immunization programmes in the world. It caters to 27 million infants and 30 million pregnant women. The programme provides access to vaccines against 12 Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) at the national level and against one VPD at the sub-national level.
Under the strong leadership of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and state governments, the immunization ecosystem has demonstrated a proactive commitment to achieving universal immunization coverage in the country in recent years. This includes health system strengthening efforts towards the introduction of new vaccines, rolling out of data systems, digitization of vaccine cold chain and inventory management, and health worker capacity building. MoHFW plans to scale up a digitized beneficiary management system for Routine Immunization on the lines of the CoWIN Portal for COVID-19 Vaccination and introduce Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine (HPV) and Typhoid Conjugate Vaccines (TCV) in the UIP.
Based on the NHFS-5 survey data, the number of Zero-Dose children (those who missed pentavalent 1 vaccine after birth) in India stands at around 1.6 million. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan contribute the largest share of zero-dose children in the country. Building atop Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030), India aims to reduce the number of Zero-Dose children by 30% by 2026. GoI also intends to eliminate measles-rubella by 2023 through intense Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine campaigns.
WJCF’s immunization program supports the MoHFW’s UIP at the national level and in the focus states of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh for achieving and sustaining 90% FIC by setting up effective program management & review mechanisms, identifying pressing challenges as well as best practices in RI, enhancing impact of well performing interventions, developing & deploying effective solutions to pressing challenges and undertaking multi-year planning for long term immunization systems strengthening.
Madhya Pradesh, the fifth most populous state of the country, contributes to about 8% (~2 million) of India’s annual birth cohort of 26 million children. Government of Madhya Pradesh has shown great commitment for increasing immunization coverage, wherein the immunization coverage (FIC) has increased to 54% (NFHS-4) in 2015-16 from ~43% (NFHS-3) in 2005-06. Additionally, recent surveys post targeted catch-up campaigns like Mission Indradhanush (MI) and Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) show an average increase of 26% in immunization coverage across MP’s 14 IMI districts from 46% in 2015-16 (NFHS-4) to 72.4% in 2018. Over the years, inequities in immunization coverage across socio-economic groups in the state have reduced but are still high. Government of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP) aims to achieve 90% full immunization coverage (FIC) across the state, sustain the coverage across age group cohorts and strengthen health systems for improving long-term immunization outcomes.
WJCF is providing catalytic support to GoMP through targeted efforts in strengthening service delivery in 2 focus districts and building scale-up strategies of the proven and effective interventions to ensure the successful translation of social impact at the state level. WJCF is helping in setting up effective programme management & review mechanisms, identifying pressing challenges as well as best practices in RI, enhancing impact of well-performing interventions, developing & deploying effective solutions to pressing challenges, and undertaking multi-year planning for long-term immunization systems strengthening.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with demonstrated analytical and stakeholder management abilities for the role of Senior Analyst, Immunization Program. The Senior Analyst will report to the Program Manager at Bhopal Office and the designated government stakeholder. The Senior Analyst will provide continuous analytical & programmatic support to strengthen the Routine Immunization Program in the state and would deliver critical and on-demand program insights by leveraging multiple immunization & public health databases and field insights. The Senior Analyst would support the Routine Immunization cell and NHM in defining the strategy for strengthening Routine Immunization and support the continuous monitoring and evaluation of the program in the state. The ideal candidate should have exceptional interpersonal skills, be able to work independently, be flexible, and have a strong commitment to excellence. We place great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
- Support GoMP state RI cell in strengthening Routine Immunization and COVID vaccination campaign review mechanism by generating insights from different data platforms.
- Develop and socialize dashboards and custom-defined performance reports for state and sub-state functionaries to utilize for routine program review meetings, planning, and decision making.
- Assess Immunization data systems uptake, identify bottlenecks, and develop an action plan to improve the use of data for decision making.
- Develop comprehensive operational plans for piloting new approaches and interventions for improvement in immunization service delivery, demand generation, and data systems strengthening.
- Build strategies and devise plans for scale-up of the tested and successful approaches/interventions of priority districts.
- Support capacity building of key functionaries on relevant competencies for sustained ownership and delivery.
- Contribute to program strategy by developing purposive insights, visualizations, tools, templates, and planning aids that support program management.
- Work independently and in groups to comprehensively execute planned immunization support interventions while ensuring sustainable and continuous capacity building of key government functionaries.
- Travel on short notice to various parts of the state and often to national destinations as well.
- Perform other responsibilities as requested by country leadership.
- Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in management, economics, engineering, computer science, statistics, operations research, economics, public health, or allied areas
- Work experience of 3+ years in a result-driven environment, in the public and/or private sector
- Proficiency in data analytics and visualization tools including R, Stata, SPSS, Power BI, Tableau, etc.
- Understanding of data and presentation of complex data in a simplified manner
- Ability to navigate complex government processes and influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner
- Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and problem-solve in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
- Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills
- Entrepreneurial mindset, including the ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
- Fluency in English & Hindi
- Strong experience in Management Consulting, Public Health, Analytics, Public Policy / Administration, or allied areas
- Significant government stakeholder management experience would be a strong positive
- Experience in immunization and other public health programs in India