Opportunity for Consultant - Procurement in NHSRC | Remuneration Rs. 80000/- pm


National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) has been set up under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) of Government of India to serve as an apex body for technical assistance. Established in 2007, the National Health Systems Resource Centre's mandate is to assist in policy and strategy development in the provision and mobilisation of technical assistance to the states and in capacity building for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the centre and in the states.

National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC), New Delhi on behalf of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the mentioned post purely on contractual basis.

Post : Consultant (Procurement)

Job Specification / Responsibilities:
a. Assist RNTCP to develop Procurement Plan for Anti-TB Drugs, Diagnostics, Lab Equipments, consumables etc on an annual basis, keeping in view the technical requirements, donor-based requirements, available budgets etc.
b. Develop systems for efficient quantification of TB specific commodities to avoid any mismatch between demand and supply and ensure availability at all levels
c. Assist CTD in quantification and procurement of accessories/cartridges for CBNAAT/LPA, BMs and LED based on case load and shelf-life
d. Coordination with Local Fund Agent (LFA) of The Global Fund to provide all supporting documents/ detail regarding grant related activities
e. Assist CTD in getting Invoices from the IDA/ GDF/ Suppliers for procurement under TGF Grant/ DBS
f. Co-ordination with CTD finance unit for timely submission of sales Invoices and disbursement of TGF grant to the programme
g. To upload Invoices and supply detail on the Global Fund website for their Price and Quality Review (PQR)
h. Providing support/ data inputs to CTD officials in respect of procurement and quality assurance functions of Anti-TB Drugs and other logistics under TGF grant i. Resolving issues relating to excise, custom duty and other documentation related to TGF procurement through GDF/IDA
j. Interact with CTD, Ministry of Health, Procurement Agency (hired by GOI) and State/ District/PHC/CHC level, to obtain information on centralized and decentralized procurement
k. Monitor the Consignee Receipt Certificates (CRCs)/Final Acceptance Certificates (FACs) for drugs/equipments/consumables supplied to consignees and submission of acknowledgements of the same to the CMSS/IDA/GDF.
l. Constant follow up with Procurement Division, MoHFW, attend meetings with Procurement Agencies for updation of procurement status
m. Develop Monthly/Need-based reports on Procurement Status, Supply status, Consignee wise Quantity Supply Status etc.
n. Assist CTD in gathering information on Marketing intelligence; estimated rates for the procurement of required drugs, diagnostics, lab equipments & consumables etc.
o. Any other work assigned by Central TB Division

Inventory/Logistics Management
a. Uploading required data on the website of funding agencies
b. Coordination with the states to forecast, calculate & replenish their requirement of M / XDR anti TB drugs based on their PMDT plan.
c. Assist CTD in indicating and helping GMSDs/States in resolving discrepancies identified, with mechanism for reminders, tracking and input of response
d. Suggest an optimal infrastructure and human resource at all level for effective implementation of Inventory Management System.
e. Assist RNTCP in issuing reply letters to Parliament Questionnaire, RTI, Anti-Corruption and any other correspondences related to procurement of Anti-TB drugs and supplies f. Any other work assigned by Central TB Division

Supply Chain Management
a. Assist Central TB Division (CTD) in keeping track of supply of anti TB drugs & other commodities procured through GDF/IDA/CMSS
b. Monitor drug supplies and stock position at the Government Medical Supply Depots (GMSDs), State Drug stores (SDS), District Drug Stores (DDS).
c. Initiate corrective action promptly to resolve any discrepancies or delays in supply of drugs
d. Monitoring and sharing of data of drug logistics on the GoI monitoring softwares developed for Procurement & supply chain. Assistance to CTD in streamlining stock reports on the above software for RNTCP drugs in coordination with concerned departments under MoHFW
e. Any other work assigned by Central TB Division

Training and Capacity Building
a. Development / Updation of Procurement Manual for RNTCP.
b. Assist CTD in training / workshop of Trainers (TOTs) for state/district official involved in Procurement & Supply Chain.
c. Any other work assigned by Central TB Division

Monitoring & Evaluation
a. Conduct monthly periodic field visit to selected States / Districts to check their alignment with the RNTCP guidelines.
b. Post procurement review of states/districts
c. Review of other programmatic issues/ activities d. Any other work assigned by Central TB Division

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