State Program Manager
Location - Maharashtra
Jhpiego is a
non-profit 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. Through our partnerships,
we are revolutionizing health care for the world’s most
disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
In India, 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
programs are funded by USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,
David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Children’s Investment
Fund Foundation (CIFF), MSD for Mothers and other anonymous
Jhpiego intends to respond to the urgency and
magnitude of the second wave of COVID-19 in India while
identifying areas and modalities of implementation aligning it to
the country and state’s response to the surge.
Impact, Saturation, and Epidemic Control (RISE) is a global
project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID) and led by Jhpiego. RISE works with countries to achieve a
shared vision of attaining and maintaining epidemic control, with
stronger local partners capable of managing and achieving results
through sustainable, self-reliant, and resilient health systems.
USAID RISE program in capacity building and optimizing knowledge
sharing platform amongst the facilities for standardized
management and work towards building sustainability and healthcare
RISE is hiring for the position
of State Program Manager (SPM). The position will be responsible
for providing technical, functional and operational support to
respective states in COVID-19 response. The position will report
to the Program Director (CoP).
• Provide state level technical
leadership and guidance for implementing the program.
Support the intervention state and intervention districts to
improve capacity for uninterrupted supply of oxygen, forecasting
of consumables and commodities, essential medicines and critical
• Liaison with various stakeholders at the
state level to create a network of care model to ensure
appropriate clinical management and competent providers
availability at COVID-19 dedicated facilities.
• Design an
operational model/framework to build health systems capacity to
decongest tertiary level facilities through application of
stratified case management approach and strengthening workforce
capacity in district level facilities to triage, stabilize and
refer COVID-19 patients appropriately.
• Explore the
ability to deliver a remote support tele-mentoring network through
established platforms (such as project Echo) to support frontline
workers and strengthen clinical decision making.
Cross sectoral partnerships with public and private sector
organizations to scale up and amplify response capabilities.
Lead and mentor a diverse program implementation team at
intervention districts for effective and efficient program
• Work closely with the supervisor on
setting program priorities and directions, and responding to
requests for technical support from local counterparts.
In collaboration with MER Jhpiego staff, establish systems for
tracking progress, indicators and deliverables according to agreed
work plans and prepare program reports to ensure that donor
reporting needs are met.
• Supervise state level and
district level staff.
• Assist in any other related
activities, as assigned by the supervisor.
• Proficiency in writing technical and programmatic
• Result oriented.
• Excellent verbal
and written communications skills.
• Skilled in
communicating face-to-face with different stakeholders, and
through various platforms.
• Ability to handle a variety
of assignments under pressure of deadlines.
in computers – MS Office.
• Ability to travel up to 40%
• Ability to join early would be an added
Qualifications/Knowledge and Experience:
• MBBS/ B.Sc. Nursing with Master’s in Public
Health or similar field with strong field experience in
• 7-10 years of experience in
health sector; working with respective state government is a must
• At least 2 years of managerial experience.
Demonstrable experience and competency of working with government
and multiple stakeholders in managing diverse objectives
Knowledge of latest guidelines on COVID-19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will
receive a response from Jhpiego HR.
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