Thursday, March 20, 2014

Manager (Communications) - Population Services International (Apply by: 26 Mar 2014)



TITLE: Manager – Communications

LOCATION: Jaipur, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Ahmadabad and Pune


REPORTS TO: State Program Manager

SUPERVISES: ACMs/Communication Officer/IPCs


CATEGORY: Program Support & Management

Population Services International
, India is a registered Indian Society dedicated to the improvement of public health in India. As a mission, PSI makes it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services. PSI’s core values are Measurement, Honesty, Pragmatism, Collaboration, Trust and Commitment Over the past twenty- five years, PSI has collaborated with the GoI and a number of donors to increase the use of modern contraception for family planning, to provide products and services for the health of mothers and children and to decrease the spread of HIV/AIDS.PSI harnesses the vitality of the private sector to address health problems of the low-income and vulnerable populations using social marketing to achieve positive behaviour change by promoting ideas, products and services conducive to better health. PSI promotes and distributes 11 health products, using commercial channels and outlets to make available quality health products at affordable prices. The basket of products includes condoms, oral contraceptives, intra uterine devices, emergency contraceptives, ORS, water purification solutions; IFA tablets; clean delivery kits and pre-packaged STI treatment kit. For more information, please visit


B. To lead and facilitate implementation of all demand generation activities in the state and will be accountable for Contact targets/Networking and forming linkages with stakeholders. These positions are subject to donor funding.


• Prepares communication strategy and operational plans and budgets based on the program design.
• Identifies, orients and monitors media agencies involved in the design, production, and execution of multifaceted communications campaign including mid media communication.
• Develop Training Module & calendar & conduct training for communication staff.
• Developing the communication activity format for tracking & analyzing implementation of communication activity plan.
• Ensuring timely submission of communication activity reports.
• Works closely with the state program manager and other team members.
• Coordinate with & support national team to address TSG requirements.
• Documents the project communication activities and prepares reports as requested.
• Ensures achievement of the communication contact targets by developing operational strategy in consultation with on the ground communication team.
• Develop & conduct communication activities for special events requested by NACO
• Any other tasks that may be required.


• Post Graduate in Communications.
• Seven (7) & above years of experience in the field of brand management, marketing planning, advertising agency relations, campaign planning and implementation and market research, new product launches.
• Knowledge of issues around HIV/AIDS.
• Willing to spend minimum 70% time in field


• Added advantage in case of:
- Experience with healthcare products.
- Experience in the Development Sector.
- Good networking with local advertising and creative agencies.
- Knowledge of family Planning or Public Health.


1. Drive Change and Innovation: act with urgency for continuous improvement and with a bias towards action; promote development of breakthrough solutions; embrace and advocate innovations that improve results; aggressively promotes the need for breakthrough improvements

2. Develop Others: give people challenging assignments to develop their capabilities; provide timely coaching, instruction and feedback, create an environment where failure is seen as an opportunity to learn; Coaches others and helps them develop their knowledge and skills; Give people authority to make decisions

3. Act with Long term Perspective: take actions today to build a strong foundation for future success; identify and take advantage of emerging opportunities; keep PSI’s long-term goals in mind when addressing short-term issues and problems. Identifies and acts to create organizational capability needed to meet future organizational goals

4. Manage Complexity: clarify issues in complex or ambiguous situations; balance competing priorities or goals; manage effectively in matrix organization; make timely decisions using available facts in ambiguous situations; make sense of inconsistent data; Keeps focused on key objectives and results when addressing the details of a situation

5. Influence Decisions & Actions: build support for recommendations and decisions; find common ground and mutual benefits to gain agreement and commitment; show enthusiasm, excitement and passion for goals. Identifies and communicates benefits to get agreement.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability

last date is 26 March 2014 ,All the applications needs to be directed at

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