John Snow India Private Limited JSIPL
National Capacity Development Manager
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 27 2021


John Snow India Private Limited (JSIPL)


Job Description


Position Name:

National Capacity Development Manager

Position Type: 



JSIPL/ COVID Vaccination Project

Reporting to: 

Project Director


New Delhi



John Snow India Private Limited (JSIPL) is a subsidiary of John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a health care consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities in the U.S. and around the world. Our mission is to improve the health of underserved people and communities and provide a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause. For more than 40 years, Boston-headquartered JSI and its affiliates have provided highquality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. 


JSI has implemented projects in 106 countries and currently operates from eight US and 81 international offices, with more than 500 US-based professionals and 2,700 host country staff. In India, JSIPL implements and manages several public health projects in maternal, child, and newborn health, supply chain logistics; immunization; digital health; and HIV. Please visit our website at www.jsi.comto find out more about our work.


The Project


Under a USAID grant, JSI has been mandated to provide technical assistance to the Government of India and State governments of several states to identify challenges and facilitate feasible solutions to address them to rapidly ramp up COVID vaccination in the country, aligned with the prevalent Government of India policy. JSIPL will be the lead partner to aggregate, coordinate, and support the

National and State Governments with the technical assistance required to facilitate the scale-up of COVID vaccination in the population, supported by several sub-partners. The interventions will support demand and supply-side acceleration at the national, state, and sub-state levels. The technical assistance areas will be flexible and depend upon the needs expressed by the national and respective state governments and include but are not limited to supply chain, digital health and technology support, last-mile delivery, micro-planning, demand generation, data analysis, workforce expansion, and other areas. 


Job Brief


JSIPL is URGENTLY looking for a National Capacity Development Manager to develop and oversee a robust capacity-building strategy, involving multiple stakeholders, that will sustainably strengthen the capacity of national and state governments, partner NGOs, and other stakeholders which are critical for rapidly increasing the availability and uptake of COVID vaccines. The National Capacity Development Manager will work collaboratively with the project teams at the national and state level, Government officials at national and state level, partner NGOs in the project and other actors to plan and implement context specific, innovative and holistic capacity development approaches. S/he will also document outputs to ensure a paradigm shift in knowledge, skills and competencies across a wide cadre of staff at national, state, district and sub- district levels. The incumbent should have in-depth exposure of blended learning methodologies, adult learning principles and innovative tools and techniques of experiential learning. The role will be based in New Delhi. This national level position will be a member of the senior management team and report to the Project Director.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and oversight of a comprehensive capacity-building strategy to strengthen the capacities of those involved in COVID Vaccine planning and delivery at various levels, such as Government officials, front line workers and stakeholders in public and private sector, in consultation with the project team and various Government bodies.

  • Conduct a capacity building needs assessment to understand the training and skill enhancement needs and learning preferences in various cadres of frontline workers, government officials, and private sector service providers.

  • Guide and oversee that the  capacity building priorities and deliverables of the project are executed according to the work plan.

  • Introduce and promote innovative learning tools and methodologies including contemporary e-learning tools and materials.

  • Ensure that capacity building priorites implemented by the project go beyond traditional training programs and include modern methods of enhancement of knowledge, skills and competencies. 

  • Support the collation of feedback of training programs and identify key learnings and best practices for wider sharing among the states.

  • Maintain an effective network with development partners engaged in capacity building and Government at the national level and sub-national level.

  • Oversee development and implementation of training plans in various states, including technical inputs from training/capacity development experts and applied technology experts. 

  • Provide supervision and guidance to other project related staff engaged in Capacity building activities.

Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Sociology/Social Work/Public Health/Health Management or

  • Administration.     

  • At least 10 years experience working on Capacity building strategies at national and/or state level. Exposure to the Development sector will certainly be an asset, as would be exposure to IT-enabled capacity building approaches.

  • In depth experience of establishing and managing strategies and systems for capacity development of a variety of personnel is required including in IT enable systems. Exposure to capacity building in health programs will be advantageous and preference will be given to those with Immunization experience. 

  • Substantive training experience, including the design, facilitation, and delivery of training plans.

  • Knowledge and experience of modern and innovative methods and best practices in capacity building will be useful. 

  • Experience in writing reports, technical documents, training manuals, and the development of learning materials.

  • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team approach.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

How to Apply:


Please review the detailed Position Description and submit your application at the following link (please copy and paste the link in your browser):


Your application should consist if the following:

  • Detailed Resume

  • Suitability Statement (max. 500 words) describing your specific past experience in similar assignments. 

  • Minimum Notice Period

JSI India subscribes to a policy of equal opportunity. Applicants for employment will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, caste, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions.  


This is an urgent requirement and those who can join early will be preferred. 


Please note that the last date of applying for this position is July 27, 2021 and only the shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview.