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Since last 3 decades MAMTA has provided an opportunity to more than 200 professionals, from backgrounds like, medical, social sciences, research, communication, IT & marketing.

We are always looking to add on talented and passionate people to our organization. If you think your career goal are compatible to our objectives, kindly apply for the openings. Due to the large volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted

POSITION VACANT: Consultant– Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child (MAMTA-HIMC) is a leading national-level NGO which works across 20 states in India. It is a not-for-profit institution registered under society Registration Act 1956.

MAMTA’s journey began in the urban slums of New Delhi in 1990 in the field of mother and child health and nutrition. In the last 27years, MAMTA has evolved in to a leading, multi-pronged, national level in situation that is focused on empowering people and communities; building capacities; forging partnerships and alliances; building evidences on implementation as a science to advance policy and programme investments for health and nutrition of the marginalized.

MAMTA works through the mechanism of direct intervention, community mobilization, health system strengthening, networking and policy advocacy in close partnership with government and public health systems, civil societies, academic institutions, corporate sector and the community at large.

MAMTA works through the mechanism of direct intervention, community mobilization, health system strengthening, networking and policy advocacy in close partnership with government and public health systems, civil societies, academic institutions, corporate sector and the community at large. MAMTA extends its work in four broad thematic areas: • Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) • Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (YSRHR) • Communicable Diseases (CDs) such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis ‘B’ & ‘C’ • Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

The organization has a strong team of 850 fulltime staff with multi-disciplinary senior and middle management teams. The MAMTA team, along with 136 NGO partners, is driving the health and empowerment agenda in India and across borders. In addition to India, last decade has observed spread of our work as a technical support agency to countries of South and South East Asian region as well. MAMTA has its head office in New Delhi and State/regional offices in Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna and Shimla.

MAMTA is an equal opportunity organization and encourages women candidates to apply. Applicants should however be open to travelling both within and outside the country. For more information, please visit,

About the project:

This is a programme aiming to increase the demand and utilization of family planning spacing methods among young and low parity couples in Uttar Pradesh. Under the programme, a rapid assessment of the status of the family planning programme and collation of existing evidence/ ground practices in Uttar Pradesh is being undertaken. For this rapid assessment, terms of reference (below), briefly outlines proposed methods and approaches. Consultants recruited for the assignment are encouraged to suggest other additional innovative methods and approaches for implementing the assignment. The specific objectives of the assessment:

To provide an understanding of the specific accessibility barriers, uptake and utilisation of modern family planning methods in the state. To Provide total market landscape and analysis framework across the value chain, consumer insights and regulatory/policy functions in family planning. A mixed methods approach is proposed in the implementation of this assessment. Although mainly qualitative, the assessment will also extract relevant FP demand side qualitative data from available literature. The following methods are proposed: Desk review to provide background on key FP indicators at national and state level, as well as district levels where data is available, especial emphasis on FP spacing methods. Conduct key informant interviews with State, District and Block management teams within the FP programme, service providers and partners implementing FP programs especially those focussed on spacing method (Injectables) context. Focus group discussions with frontline health workers ANM and ASHA to understand the community demand and barriers in Family Planning especially those focussed on Spacing method (Injectables) context. Tasks and deliverables: Develop a brief approach paper including conceptual framework for the implementation of the Family planning in the state, particularly on the need for prioritizing spacing methods among young and low parity couples’ formative assessment. Develop FP formative assessment data collection tools including key informant interview and focus group discussion guides for the various categories of respondents. These will be signed off by the representatives from MAMTA. Train FP formative assessment teams including FGD and key informant interview facilitators. Conduct and analyse the FP formative assessment study and develop draft summary of findings. Conduct participatory FP formative assessment validation meeting and develop draft and final assessment report

Required qualifications and skills:

In implementing this assignment, MAMTA-HIMC will hire a national level expert who will work with a team of assessors and MAMTA’s state & head office staff.

The consultant will be required to meet the following qualifications and skills: • At least a Master’s degree or equivalent level in public health disciplines, social sciences. • At least 10-12 years of professional experience in public health or social development. Those with experience in conducting family planning and reproductive health formative assessments will have an added advantage. • Reasonable understanding of the traditional and societal make-up of Uttar Pradesh, especially in urban and rural settings where women and girls are most marginalised. • The ability to liaise with senior health officials and dignitaries and members of the state health teams. • Fluency in spoken English and Hindi and excellent writing skills are required. Candidates must have proven experience in writing high quality reports for similar assignments. • Excellent facilitation skills and experience in carrying out effective community engagement interventions. • Good research skills with experience of data analysis using statistical tools. • Ability to deliver high quality work in short periods of time. • Ability to synthesise lots of complex information and stakeholders’ views into easy to understand text.


Duration: 3 Months Compensation: Commensurate with the qualification and experience. Other Institutional perks available for long-term commitments. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply with a cover letter, their updated resume and details of current and expected compensation by or before December 16, 2018 at .