Project Details

Consultant - Malaria Surveillance and Private Health Sector Engagement

a global health organization providing support in health system strengthening

 Mumbai / Navi Mumbai, Delhi / NCR, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad

Posted on:  15/12/2021

Cinque Terre

Starts on:  20/12/2021


Research and Academia


Clinical research, Data management/biostatistics/documentation, Epidemiological/public health research, Socio-economic research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Proposal writing,


Healthcare Providers & Services (Hospitals, clinics, diagnostics)

Company Details


Assignment Details

Our client is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance.

They want to engage with a consultant for Malaria Surveillance and Private Health Sector Engagement on their project.


The client wishes to engage the services of the Consultant who would report directly to the Team Leader, TSU and would support a Senior Consultant for a in depth scoping exercise with the following objectives:

- To assess the current Malaria surveillance mechanism with a special context of private health sector to include current practices, patient pathways and the diverse set of stakeholders in the ecosystem
- To provide clear framework and approaches to engage private health sector in Malaria management and surveillance for the country

The Consultant will be expected to under the assignment and support Senior Consultant to undertake:

- Operational review of the existing malaria governance and surveillance structure
Assess how Malaria is dealt with in the private health sector (in terms of screening, diagnosis, treatment, management and referral systems, and their alignment with the standards of care as defined in the national guidelines)
- Evaluate the role of all actors (Malaria Practitioners – both formal or informal, private laboratories, pharmacies, hospitals that are professionally managed, medical colleges, etc.) in the private sector and what and how is data recorded
- Evaluate and identify gaps in the surveillance protocols, SOPs, data collection tools and training materials to improve private sector participation, including possible regulation and trainings
- Assess how surveillance is achieved at the district and sub district level and how IHIP, IDSP, HMIS, Malaria Management System etc. can integrate both public and private sector data

Develop an engagement prototype/plan for the private sector engagement and strengthening surveillance by:

- Exploring various delivery models to ensure consistent availability of recommended diagnostics and treatment in the private sector
- Assess what is the surveillance space at the district and sub district level – where does IHIP, IDSP, HMIS, Malaria Management System etc. fit into all this?
- Exploring referral mechanisms to the public sector for treatment of Malaria cases
- Explore ways to liaise and leverage Tuberculosis and other health programs to use the private sector information/databases
- Lead ideation of new ideas to improve private sector engagement and timely recording of Malaria cases
- Review and explore the existing malaria digital tools for private sector reporting
- Engage with stakeholders at various levels (national and state), including both Government and Non-Government organizations, private sector and coordinate with them
- Support project manager in donor engagement and reporting to key stakeholders
- Liaise with the client's global team to leverage the experience from other countries as well to bring the best lessons and approaches available for India

Skills Required

- Master's degree or higher qualification in a related field such as public health, public policy, management or development
- At least 3 years of professional experience in leading large scale implementation projects in either public or private sector
- Knowledge of healthcare delivery system in private and/or public; experience in Tuberculosis and/or Malaria management at the state and national level would be an asset
- Proven track record of working in challenging multi-stakeholder environments & ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders and drive immediate results
- Entrepreneurial mind-set, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
- Demonstrated ability in driving change in large program settings
- Strong written and oral communication skills including development of analyses/presentations/reports for varied project audience/stakeholders

Assignment Duration

6 month(s)

Capacity Required

Full Time

No. of Positions


Nature of Work


Profile Requirements

Experience: 3+ years

Qualification : Graduate

fleXpertise required

Public PolicyAcademic ResearchSurveillance Private Health SectorBiological researchPublic HealthSOP PlanningAcademic Writingclinical research




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