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Assistant Manager (Communications) - Population Services International (Apply by: 19 May 2014)



TITLE: Assistant Manager-Communications

LOCATION: Jodhpur, Rajasthan


REPORTS TO: Manager -Programs 

SUPERVISES: Officer-Communications/IPCCs


CATEGORY: Program Operations (Field)

DATE: 08-05-2014

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

PSI India is currently implementing an integrated behavior change program for better health of women, named ‘PEHEL’ in 30 districts spread across three states-Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi. The objective of Pehel program is to reduce unintended pregnancies, maternal mortality and morbidity among low income women of reproductive age. This project comprises of two components i.e. prevention of unwanted pregnancy using Intra Uterine Device (IUD) and increasing access to Safe Abortions. The WHP program caters to the target population of Women of Reproductive Age (WRA) in 15-49 age groups, living in urban and semi-urban areas, belonging to the B, C and D socio-economic class.


• Provide managerial and technical support in implementing the program
• To assist in the development of training curriculum and material for communication activities


• Assist in improving the scale and quality of Communication activity by identifying training needs
• Developing implementation work plans to ensure integration of different components for effective and efficient coverage and adequate monitoring.
• Monitor IPC & IPCCs activities (depends on team structure) and analyze reports to track performances and identify new communication and training needs 
• To co-ordinate with the outsourcing agency and give feedback on certain administrative aspects and performances. 
• To co-ordinate with the different communication agency on a regular basis on: 
• concept development and event intensity planning 
• development of material or other inputs needed for effective presentation of mid-media activities
• effective implementation of mid-media and outdoor activities 
• travel plans and monitor mid-media and outdoor activities
• Will co-ordinate regularly with other stake holders, Medical Detailers and other Development agencies of common interest, Will also keep the partners informed of the communication activities for the month in the particular district.
• Regularly provide quantitative and qualitative feedback, track impact of each activity and identify new communication needs and will coach ,mentor and provide supportive supervision to IPC team
• To identify and evaluate local media opportunities that could be effectively utilized.
• To ensure different efficiency level as per the program need in IPC and IPCC.


• PG must preferably in Mass Communications/MSW/Sociology
• Minimum 6-8 years of experience in ground level communications activities/Behavior Change communication activities.
• Experience in MCH (Maternal & Child Health) program 
• Ability to manage communication activities from conception to procurement to implementation.
• Smart, creative person.


• Sensitivity and commitment to improving the health and welfare of the under-served.
• Professionalism.
• Creativity 
• Eagerness to learn.
• Ability to contribute in a collegial team environment.
• Strong understanding of the communication development and ground level execution process.
• Liaison skills. 
• Leadership ability, 
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing in English and to make effective public presentations.
• Good Computer skills.


1. Prime Competencies: 

1.1 Result focused-Move focus from analysis to action; show persistence to overcome obstacles; take immediate action to solve problems; ensure follow through.

1.2 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.

2. Additional Competencies: 

2.1 Take responsibility- initiate action without needing direction; act like an owner of the organization; take preventive action to head off anticipated problems.

2.2 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.

2.3 Plan and organize- develop clear action plans that address the details needed to achieve objectives; define resources and action to achieve objectives within constraints; established priorities. 

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

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Apply by: 19 May 2014

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