at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Jhpiego is a nonprofit
global health leader and Johns Hopkins University affiliate that
is saving lives, improving health and transforming futures. We
partner with governments, health experts and local communities to
build the skills and systems that guarantee a healthier future for
women and families. Jhpiego translates the best science and
practice into moments of care that can mean the difference between
life and death for women and families. The moment a woman gives
birth; the moment a midwife helps a newborn to breath. Through our
partnerships, we are revolutionizing health care for the world’s
most disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
Jhpiego works across various states in close collaboration with
national and state governments, providing technical assistance in
the areas of family planning, maternal and child health,
strengthening human resources for health, and non-communicable
diseases. These projects are funded by USAID, Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation, David & Lucile Packard Foundation,
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), MSD for Mothers
Jhpiego is hiring for the position of
Program Director based at Lucknow Uttar Pradesh for providing
technical assistance to Nursing, Family Planning and MNH projects.
The position will provide strategic vision and technical
leadership to project.
Lead and manage project by development, implementation, monitoring
and reporting of the project activities including preparation of
work plans, budgets, Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework
• Be responsible and accountable for assigned
project performance and delivery of project objectives, milestones
and outcomes in timely and quality manner.
• Serve as a
budget holder of the assigned project
• Lead and supervise
state project team of the assigned projects and support them with
managerial direction and technical inputs.
• Lead and
supervise project team for strengthening post-pregnancy family
planning services and ensuring robust health systems and a
conducive environment for addressing the unmet need for spacing in
• Lead and supervise project team for improving
quality of care in maternity services in private sector
institutions in the state
• Lead and supervise project
team in strengthening capacity of State Nursing Registration
Council (SNRC) and the State Nursing Directorate in regulation,
management and leadership, thereby ensuring development of a
strong and competent nursing-midwifery cadre in UP
Provide assigned project oversight and technical assistance to the
project staff for implementing technically sound interventions
while building their capacity in the required areas.
Develop budgets, monitor expenditures and maintain good financial
stewardship of the assigned projects in coordination with the
Finance team and India Country Office team.
• Prepare a
learning agenda for the project in collaboration with the project
and MEL teams by developing and implementing demonstration models/
learning labs as committed in the project proposal.
Build excellent working relationships with all key stakeholders in
the ministry of health and other ministries at the state level.
Ensure timely implementation of assigned project activities as per
the agreed annual project work plans.
• Organize, manage
and provide programmatic and technical inputs for the projects
from international and national staff, partners and short-term
consultants so as to ensure smooth implementation.
Oversee/ prepare donor progress reports to ensure donor and
government reporting needs are met.
• Oversee and support
the development of learning resource packages, documents, reports,
and presentations according to the project and Jhpiego guidelines
for internal project needs and externally for dissemination.
Guide to manage day-to-day operations and activities for projects
at national and state level.
• Oversee project activities
including workshop planning, logistics planning and management,
travel arrangements and other activities and support to ensure
• Develop, implement and manage a
knowledge management plan for the project to ensure that key
project achievements and lessons learned are documented.
Travel within India and districts of assigned state in support of
project implementation and monitoring as needed.
• Work to
ensure efficient and effective office operations, maximizing the
input and support of all Jhpiego staff and consultants as
• Ensure compliance to Jhpiego policies,
systems and processes.
• Represent Jhpiego at various
meetings and conduct advocacy for the assigned projects.
Undertake all other activities, as required for the project and
assigned by the supervisor.
Ability to work with a diverse technical team.
to multitask and work under multicultural environment.
Ability to drive the vision and manage a diverse set of team
members, mentoring them and providing management oversight to all
• Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven
ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional
relationships with government, donors and representatives from
other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
• Ability to oversee the development and implementation of
a high-quality monitoring and evaluation framework for the
• Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical
capacity in state and regional projects and technical staff
Ability to develop productive working relationships with other
agencies, private partners and other organizations including
• Ability to handle a variety of
assignments under pressure of deadlines.
skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
Good written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to
travel at least 30% of the time
• Advanced degree in public health,
policy, health reform, management, or a related field;
12-15 years of professional experience working in healthcare,
private sector, FP/RH and maternal health projects, as well as
previous experience leading small to medium grants.
Extensive experience working with counterparts at various levels
of government and the nongovernment sector in managing
international development assistance projects.
technical expertise, good management skills, and extraordinary
communication skills are the essentials for this position.
Experience of working in nursing projects will be desirable.
Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking,
organizational, team-building, and representational skills
Familiarity with the Indian health system, newer initiatives in
health sector and relevant government policies/ strategies
particularly National/State Health Mission
offers highly dynamic and enabling work environment and provides
competitive compensation based on experience and background.
Interested candidates should submit their application with a
covering note to email@example.com
high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will
receive a response from Jhpiego HR.
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