Technical Advisor, Social and Behavior Change and Communication for Noncommunicable Diseases
Vital Strategies India Services Private Limited, is a private limited company focused on strengthening and revitalizing public health systems through design and supporting scalable solutions to leading causes of death, disease and injury. Vital Strategies provides technical assistance, consultation, as well as project management, design and evaluation to a wide range of private and public sector clients, in order to further its mission to improve and save lives, including through non-communicable disease prevention, environmental health and urban health, with specific areas of focus in tobacco control, data for health, cardiovascular health, road safety, overdose prevention, air quality, obesity prevention and tuberculosis research.
The mandate is to provide technical assistance to the World Bank on social and behavior change communication (SBCC) focused on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) as part of the Bank’s implementation support for the Tamil Nadu Health System Reform Program (TNHSRP).
The TNHSRP focuses on critical institutional strengthening and state capacity building to improve quality of care, strengthen management of NCDs, and reduce inequities in reproductive and child health (RCH) in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The Program has three results areas:
1) Improved Quality of Care
2) Strengthened Management of NCDs and Injuries
3) Reduced Equity Gaps in RCH
In anticipation of this mandate, Vital Strategies is seeking a Tamil-speaking Technical Advisor, Social and Behavior Change and Communication for Noncommunicable Diseases, who will be the technical lead on this mandate and provide technical assistance to the World Bank.
This is a Fixed Term (12 months) role with a 6 month extension.
Candidates must be fluent in Tamil and English, and located in India, preferably Tamil Nadu or Delhi.
Vital Strategies will work under the direction and supervision of the World Bank’s Task Team to provide research and analytics to inform the dialogue on SBCC for NCDs. The Technical Advisor will provide implementation support on technical and operational aspects of SBCC, including:
Outputs of the consultancy will include:
Education and degree
Skills & abilities
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: