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NHSRC Recruitment 2023 (Consultant Job)

National Health Mission (NHM) is the umbrella program of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW), Government of India to ensure the provisioning of universal health coverage for providing access to equitable, affordable and quality health care services which is accountable and at the same time responsive to the needs of the people. The Mission also aims for reduction of children and maternal mortality as well as population stabilization, gender, and demographic balance.
National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) is a technical support organization under the National Health Mission, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. NHSRC channelizes required technical assistance for the MoH&FW and the States for various tasks. Such requirements are dynamic in nature. For meeting the specific needs of eight NE States, Regional Resource Centre for NE (RRC-NE) at Guwahati functions as branch office of NHSRC. The team at RRC-NE is headed by the Director with technical teams for each area. Work at the RRC-NE is organized around seven divisions, namely – Community Processes & Comprehensive Primary Care, Healthcare Financing, Healthcare Technology, Human Resources for Health, Public Health Planning & Evidence, Knowledge Management Division and Quality & Patient Safety.

Qualifications and experience
A. Essential:

a. MBBS/BDS/Bachelors in any stream of AYUSH/Bachelor’s in pharmacy/ B. Sc. Nursing degree from a recognised institute with postgraduate degree/diploma (2-3 years regular full-time course) in Community Medicine, Public Health, Community Nursing, Hospital Management/Administration from a recognized institute.
b. At least 2 (Two) years experience after post-graduation of working in Quality Assurance/Health System/Public Health.
c. Excellent communication skills – writing and verbal.
d. Proficiency in MS Office package, any computerized data analytical package is highly desirable.
B. Desirable:
a. Preference may be given to those applicants, who have directly worked on the assignments, resulting into certification / accreditation of hospitals to a recognised quality system such as NQAS, LaQshya, ISO 9001/ NABH/ JCI/ NABL. Etc. and/or Certified External NQAS/Internal NQAS/NABH/NABL Assessors
b. Recognised Qualification in a Quality System, which may be waived off in case of deserving candidates, who have robust field experiences
c. Experience of working in hospital administration department of a certified facilities, mentioned under para B (a) above.

Pay Scale – Candidates will get ₹60,000/- to ₹1,20,000/- per month.

Key Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for roll out of ‘Operational Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Public Health Facilities. S/he has to take actions at various levels – Advocacy, customisation of the checklists for meeting needs of states in adapting the Quality Standards & its measurement system, conduct of workshops & seminars, assisting the health facilities with gap closure action and facilitating the certification process at identified public health facilities in states.
The expected role of the incumbent is multi-dimensional and are summarised below –
i. She/he should be a team player.
ii. One of the major responsibilities of the incumbent will be to travel to states and districts and impart QA trainings. Thus, the candidate should possess the skills for imparting trainings, including excellent command over language (Hindi & English) – spoken & written both.
iii. Willingness to travel to states, districts, and health facilities, which may be located in ‘hard to reach’ areas
iv. Development & review of resource material for trainings
v. Technical Assistance to states & districts in Operationalization of States and Districts Quality Assurance Units
vi. Follow up with NE States for various updates related to National Quality Assurance Program. Facilitate conducting of the Internal andExternal Assessments of health facilities and mentoring of the same for certification under NQAP.
vii. Review of drugs & logistics procurement system, etc.
viii. Appraisal of State PIP & various documents shared by Ministry.
ix. Drafting & Report writing
x. Any other function, as allotted by Director – RRC-NE & Sr. Consultant- Q&PS

  1. Travel and subsistence – As per NHSRC/RRC-NE norms
    The Consultant should be ready to travel extensively to State/District/Block/village levels. All travels must be authorized in advance by Director, RRC-NE. The Consultant shall be reimbursed for travel as per NHSRC rules.
  2. Reporting Requirements: The Consultant will submit monthly/applicable updated report to the Director, RRC-NE through Senior Consultant-Q&PS.
  3. Workstation: The workstation of Consultant is at RRC, NE, Guwahati. However, S/he may be required to be relocated at any of the stations in any NE States on requirement of organization.
  4. Consultancy Period and Consultancy fees
    Initially, it will be till 31st March, 2025. The first 3 months will be on probation. Subject to satisfactory performance, the consultancy will continue for the full tenure. The consultancy can be terminated by either part giving a notice of one month in writing.


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