State Program Manager
Based at Patna, Bihar
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. 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, and pre-service
nursing and midwifery education. These projects are funded by
USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Norway India
Partnership Initiative (NIPI), David & Lucile Packard
Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Merck
for Mothers and others.
Jhpiego is hiring for the
position of State Program Manager for its BMGF funded
comprehensive primary healthcare project based at Patna, Bihar.
The position will work closely with the State Team Lead and the
country office CPHC team to ensure timely operationalization of
health and wellness centers as per the program work plan in Bihar.
This position requires technical expertise, public
health experience, strong coordination skills, understanding of
Indian public health system and ability to develop positive,
professional working relationships with various government
counterparts and other development partners. This position will
report to State Team Leader, Bihar.
• Work along with the state team
lead to provide overall leadership for implementation of the
Comprehensive primary healthcare project in the state of Bihar.
Provide technical assistance to the state government for
operationalization of Health & Wellness centres in the state.
• Establish an innovative ecosystem for designing
solutions for strengthened linkages for ensuring CoC for various
health services. Lead implementation and scale up of innovative
• Provide technical assistance to state
government for integration of RMNCH+A services within CPHC service
delivery framework through Health and Wellness centres.
Provide programmatic guidance and supportive supervision to
Jhpiego field-based team in the state of Bihar.
and support implementation of the annual work plans by assisting
in designing, tracking and providing support to the implementation
and monitoring of program activities.
• Work closely with
the state and district government counterparts to develop roadmap,
operational plans and financial proposals (PIPs) for setting up of
HWCs in the states in line with GoI guidance.
regularly with Government/NHM officials and Health Department
staff for smooth project management and respond in a timely manner
to requests for meetings and reports.
• Work with MER team
for tracking progress, indicators and deliverables according to
agreed work-plans and academic publishing based on the program
• Support the state team lead in ensuring
that the state, donor and headquarter reporting needs are met in a
• Facilitate project activities including
workshop planning and logistics management.
the organization at the appropriate forums as and when required.
• Travel within the state or national level as per the
project and organizational requirements.
documentation of project results, successes, challenges and
• Perform or assume other duties as
assigned by the supervisor.
Ability to lead a diverse technical team.
• Ability to
develop productive working relationships with other agencies,
stakeholders and other organizations including government
• Ability to work within an international
program team and communicate regularly with a variety of team
members in multiple locations.
• Ability to handle a
variety of assignments under pressure of deadlines.
Ability to multi task and work under multicultural environment.
Strong written and oral communication skills in English, Hindi and
• Proficiency in writing technical and
programmatic documents such as training materials and reports.
Proficiency in computers – Microsoft Office.
and willingness to travel up to 30 % of his/her time.
Qualifications/Knowledge and Experience:
MBBS/ BDS/ BAMS/ BHMS with a valid registration. Masters in Public
Health (MPH)/ Post graduation in Health Management and /community
medicine is a must.
• 7-10 years of experience working
with government counterparts
• Technical knowledge and
field experience in public health programs.
working experience in primary healthcare settings and in the state
of Bihar will be preferred.
• Familiarity with the Indian
health system, newer initiatives in health sector especially
Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centres and relevant
government policies/strategies particularly NHM.
Experience and demonstrated ability working on donor projects
including experience in developing and managing programs and
• Ability to lead a diverse team
offers highly dynamic and enabling work environment and provides
competitive compensation based on experience and background.
Interested candidates should submit their application at
email@example.com with a covering note.
to high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will
receive a response from Jhpiego HR.
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