Meghalaya Health Systems Strengthening Project

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Developing a strategy and management framework for Human Resources for Health (HRH)


Objective(s) of the Assignment The main objective of the assignment is to strengthen Human Resource Management through an evidence-based strategy and management framework for human resources for health (HRH) for the department of health and family welfare (DoHFW) in Meghalaya

  • To assist governments and health managers to develop and implement strategies to achieve an effective and sustainable health workforce.
  • To better address staff shortages, uneven distribution of staff, gaps in skills and competencies, low retention and poor motivation, among other challenges.
  • Advise stakeholders about relevant public health policy, the research agenda for public health workforce topics, and the translation of new findings into state health policy.
  • Help to ensure that the concerns of public health workforce receive attention from policymakers and key leadership.

Scope of Services The scope of services for this assignment would involve the following key tasks:

  • Developing a comprehensive HRH strategy paper and a corresponding management framework for the DoHFW to adopt and implement
  • An integrated HR enumeration along with physical verification needs to be designed, developed and collected across workforce, cadres, healthcare facilities, offices and institutions of DoHFW
  • Desk review available data sources regarding  
    •  Usability of existing data for state enumeration purposes and determine information or elements that are missing or unavailable.
    •  Existing policies, GOs, rules & regulations and any other documents relevant to functioning of the health workforce. For ex: Transfer and Promotion policy for Regular and Contractual employees, allowance and incentives schemes for rural and remote working, etc.
    • Review existing training programs and materials and identify gaps using secondary research tools
  • Functional review of the Department of Health and Family Welfare (DoHFW) including its three Directorates: (i) Directorate of Health Services, Medical Institutions; (ii) the Directorate of Health Services, Maternal and Child Health and Family Welfare; and (iii) the Directorate of Health Services, Research.
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