Specialist – PPP & contract Management

Full Time


Closing Date: 26 May, 2024
About IHAT:

India Health Action Trust (IHAT) aims at improving public health initiatives by supporting programs nationally and globally through providing comprehensive technical assistance in program planning, management and monitoring. Pursuant to the Memorandum of Cooperation between the GoUP and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IHAT set up a Technical Support Unit (TSU) in 2013 to provide techno-managerial support to the Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP) to improve utilization, coverage and quality of key reproductive, maternal, new-born, child health and nutrition (RMNCHN) interventions and services in the state. The TSU has been set up from the funding support of Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation (BMGF) through the University of Manitoba (UOM), Canada.

About Program:

The Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit (UPTSU) provides integrated Technical Assistance (TA) to the government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP), which focuses on accelerating progress in reproductive, maternal, new-born and child health, and nutrition (RMNCHN). UPTSU works closely with the GoUP at the state, district and local levels to optimize RMNCHN programs and services. The technical assistance provided by UPTSU is integrated within the GoUP’s health system response for scale-up and sustainability. UPTSU focuses on interventions to improve outcomes in Family Planning, Maternal and New-born Health, and Nutrition, along with Routine Immunization, Digital Health, and other initiatives.

Reporting to:

Deputy Director, Health Systems

Travel Requirements:

As per program requirement.

Job Summary :

The Specialist – PPP & Contract Management) will support the Deputy Director, Health Systems in providing support to the Department of Medical Health & FW, Department of Women & Child Development and Department of Medical Education, Uttar Pradesh, in procuring and managing PPP and other private sector contracts within the health and nutrition sector in Uttar Pradesh.

Key Responsibilities:

Key Deliverables expected from the Job Role:

  • Support the department in procurement and contract management related policies and activities in the state
  • Work on building capacity of directorate and district level officers for improving the contracting (improvement of project designing with KPIs & SLAs that are enforceable and assure delivery of quality services) and contract management (ensuring compliance to KPIs and SLAs) capacity especially for critical services such as, housekeeping, BMW etc. especially the ones have the possibility of positively impacting RMNCHN services
  • Identification of critical RMNCHN services where private sector can be engaged through on-call/empanelment and designing systems/processes for enabling the same
  • Support the department in seeking appropriate approvals, from GoI, for implementing innovative strategies for addressing relevant gaps, as required
  • Support the Deputy Director in developing strategies for change management through capacity building measures and phased transition plans
  • Coordinate with the ICT team and solution providers to design and implement MIS for managing performance and payments of PPP partners.
  • Support GoUP in on-boarding and project management of PPPs/contracts
  • Any other responsibilities given by Deputy Director – Health Systems

Key Inputs expected from the Job Role:

  • Gap assessment of existing structures and capacity within the government system in regard to bid and contract management process
  • Capacity building of identified government resources, including handholding support on bid management and contract management with specific focus on SLA creation and monitoring
  • Assist the concerned government resources in development and implementation of all monitoring and evaluation tools, processes and systems required to ensure a comprehensive M&E framework of health PPP project in state and preparation of periodic reports on results of PPP projects


  • Any other work given by the line manager or organization from time to time
  • Additional tasks as may be added to the Job Description from time to time for the job role

Key Performance Indicators:

  1. Percentage of tenders/contracts being supported by UPTSU where on-boarding of vendor was done
  2. Percentage of tenders/contracts being supported by UPTSU where projects have been successfully completed
  3. Percentage of district/block level officials whose capacity building has been done on contract management
Work Experience:

Essential experience:

  • At least 4 years of experience in RFP development and subsequent bid management of which at least 1 year needs to be working with govt sector/PSUs etc.
  • Experience of project management of at least 2 large scale projects, preferably in health or Nutrition sector

Preferred experience:

  • Candidates who have worked in consulting firms in Transaction Advisory teams will be given preference
  • Candidates who have experience of working with any government (Centre or State) departments in addition to at least one project management experience of PPP project will be preferred



Required Qualification:

  • Masters in any field

Preferred Qualification:

  • MBA, or equivalent qualification/ certification with courses in PPP/Contracting/Procurement will be preferable
Key Competencies:


  • Senior govt. official liaisoning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Collaboration for Success


  • Knowledge of basic procurement processes
  • Understanding of GoUP procedural eco-system
  • Basic Project Management


  • Knowledge of Nutrition/ICDS policies in India/UP
  • Knowledge of Maternal Health policies in India/UP
How To Apply :

Interested candidates should submit their applications by clicking the “Apply Now” button provided on this page. Only a complete application submitted through the online portal before the closing date will be considered.

IHAT provides a safe working environment for all its employees; follows the principle of equal opportunity and encourages women applicants. Physically challenged with required skills /knowledge and willing to travel are also encouraged to apply.

We will be following a systematic selection process to fill this position based on experience, competency and suitability. Shortlisting for the posts will take place soon after the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Unfortunately, we can only contact applicants who have been shortlisted for the interview. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of the closing date, please assume that the current IHAT positions are unable to accommodate you at the moment. It is also not possible for us to provide you with specific feedback because of the volume of applications we receive.

IHAT does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing, or other fees in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.

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