MHM Coordinator

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Tata Trusts
Lucknow, UP, India
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified

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Type of association: Consultant
Duration of contract: 1 year (to be extended for another year based on performance and requirement)
Salary details – range: 35,000-45,000 (monthly)
Qualification and experience required: Post graduate in social work (though not mandatory), 1-2 years of experience
Location: Lucknow (can change based on project requirements)

Background: 
Tata Trusts is amongst India's oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organisations. The Trusts support an assortment of causes, institutions and individuals in a wide variety of areas. Their funds have been deployed towards a whole range of community development programmes across the country, for over a 100 years now.

Providing potable water and promoting sanitation in order to enhance the health of rural communities form an integral part of the Trusts’ development focus. The Trusts have supported water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in various Indian states. With a view to consolidate water and sanitation field projects and to scale up the interventions in the sector, all the existing and future projects have been integrated under one umbrella initiative – Tata Water Mission (TWM). The mission is envisioned to create a healthy future for millions of people through provision of safe, assured and adequate drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene facilities to rural communities. The mission advocates a decentralised, demand-responsive and community-managed approach to achieve the goal and it is also aimed at promoting innovative technological and economically sustainable solutions.

Tata Water Mission seeks to offer information and solutions across the MHM value chain to promote the goal of safe and effective Menstrual Hygiene Management to adolescent girls and women.

The MHM value chain is defined by the Menstrual Health Alliance India as covering the following key areas:

  1. Awareness and Addressing Gender Inequitable Norms - Women and girls understand the basic facts linked to the biology of menstruation, how to manage it with dignity and without discomfort or fear, have the agency and skills to seek support and have a supportive socio-cultural environment for safe and hygienic management of menstruation
  2. Access - Women and girls are using a clean menstrual absorbent material to collect menstrual blood
  3. Hygienic Use - Women and girls can change absorbents in privacy as often as necessary, have access to safe and convenient facilities with soap and water to manage their menstruation hygienically
  4. Menstrual Waste Management - Menstrual waste is disposed and managed in a safe and effective manner

Job Purpose:
The MHM coordinator is responsible for overall coordination and management of implementation of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) programme with adolescent youth, women and men in target locations. The coordinator is a key position for the successful and sustainable implementation of Tata Trusts’ Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) model on menstrual hygiene awareness and practices in communities and in enabling schools to become an enabling ecosystem for the same with adolescent youth. In parallel, the coordinator will build capacity of Community Resource Persons (CRPs) and support them on a curated leadership journey to help enhance their soft and hard skills for high impact work in the MHM space in the future. The coordinator will be the point of contact for all stakeholders to address all kinds of issues and grievances. MHM coordinator will hold the MHM programme together and will act as a focal point for all communication related to it.

Roles and Responsibilities:
[A] Programmatic level:

  • To support in undertaking detailed need assessment/ baseline assessment to understand core issues relating to MHM 
  • To develop comprehensive strategy for implementation in the form of Project Implementation Plan 
  • Coordinate with all relevant stakeholders (including local communities, government, implementation support agencies, etc.) for effective implementation of the programme as per the design 
  • To innovate and strengthen region specific Social Behavioural Change Communication (SBCC) strategy and enhance tools for it 
  • To develop appropriate institutional structure of women groups / adolescent girls to ensure sustainable process 
  • To coordinate with donor agencies, central teams for fund mobilization and knowledge partnership 
  • Collaborate with relevant local authorities – community, partner organizations, primary health centers and government bodies to gain access to various platforms that can be used to deliver MHM programme in the community
  • To strengthen training modules and tools appropriate to specific region 
  • Plan and facilitate baseline, midline and endline study to assess key needs, awareness and understanding levels of students and measure impact. This includes timely collection of quantitative and qualitative data with a sample of participants to measure effectiveness of sessions

[B] Ensure efficient implementation of MHM Programme with Adolescent Youth in schools and community :

  • To identify CRPs and build their capacity on MHM aspects including programmatic design to ensure effective implementation 
  • Support CRPs in facilitation of MHM curriculum with adolescent youth in schools and at community level 
  • Monitor CRPs / other implementation team members on daily basis and ensure timely implementation of school module and community modules 
  • Ensure timely recruitment of CRPs for delivery of MHM curriculum with women in the community
  • Manage and monitor CRPs’ performance on monthly basis and its impact on indicators
  • Ensure timely execution of mela/carnival with the community to ensure that safe spaces are created for females to discuss MHM openly

[B] Set up supply chain for selected MHM products:

  • Set up the necessary linkages to establish the supply chain for MHM products in respective communities and managing relationships with different stakeholders in the supply chain manufacturers, vendors and customers
  • Build the capacity of vendors, micro-entrepreneurs, SHGs/Federations or stores on sale of MHM products
  • Handhold the micro-entrepreneurs to ensure timely fulfillment of demand for each product
  • Build capacity of CRPs and organize cloth pad stitching workshop for SHG women

[C] Organizational Responsibilities :

  • Assist with ongoing WATSAN activities at state level 
  • Ensure integration of programmes being conducted leading to enhanced quality of life for marginalized communities 
  • Ensure unbiased reviews and feedbacks to monitoring mechanisms and ensure adherence to the same 
  • Facilitate meetings and workshops between stakeholders and ensure timely adherence of targets 
  • Organise periodic state/district/block level review meetings with the team
  • Undertake regular field visits to handhold, support and monitor CRPs
  • Be the point of contact between Tata Water Mission central team and Associate Organisation and coordinate all communication between the two
  • Prepare monthly reports highlighting the progress and analyse data on monthly basis.