State Program Manager
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
Application Email : jhpiegoindiahr@jhpiego.org



Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 15 2021


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 donors.

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.

Reaching 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 workforce resilience.

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).

Role and Responsibilities:

• 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 care logistics.
• 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.
• Build 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 implementation.
• 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 documents.
• 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.
• Proficiency in computers – MS Office.
• Ability to travel up to 40% of time.
• Ability to join early would be an added advantage.

Qualifications/Knowledge and Experience:

• MBBS/ B.Sc. Nursing with Master’s in Public Health or similar field with strong field experience in emergency/COVID-19 response
• 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

Jhpiego 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 jhpiegoindiahr@jhpiego.org

Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will receive a response from Jhpiego HR.
Job Email id: jhpiegoindiahr@jhpiego.org