Thursday, June 19, 2014

Grants Manager - Public Health Foundation of India (Apply by: 23 June 2014)

Position Vacant : Grants Manager

Position Code : PHFI/2014/135

Place of Posting : PHFI, New Delhi

Organization Name : Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

Company Profile:
Public Health Foundation of India, a public private initiative to build large scale human resource capacity in public health through its three pronged integrated charter of (a) establishing a network of world class,
India-relevant schools of public health & strengthening some of the existing schools (b) establishing standards for public health education through the formation of an accreditation agency and (c) strengthening research and policy in areas related to public health.

Project Brief:
There is a global push to strengthen monitoring of RMNCH spending. The Countdown to 2015 is one of the processes whereby expenditure data is consolidated and reported. One of the main objectives of this project is to outline a process to track government expenditures for child, maternal and reproductive health as part of routine monitoring. The Goal of the project is to provide financial risk protection to priority population involving RMNCH+A and tuberculosis related services among India’s rural and urban poor. This will be achieved through realizing two main objectives:
  • Generating evidence on healthcare financing to better inform policies and programs that would influence RMNCH+A & Tuberculosis services and
  • Testing integrating health financing models in planning process so as to strengthen health systems and improve RMNCH+A and Tuberculosis services.
The project also aims at Identifying opportunities, challenges and barriers which are likely to facilitate scale-up of innovative and sustainable health financing solutions leading to improved financial risk protection. The project has a specific focus also on RMNCH+A and it will help in better investments for maternal and child health related programs and systems and decrease OOP in vulnerable population in India.

Job Description / Responsibilities:
  • The Grants Manager will be responsible for the following activities:
  • The Grants Manager will report to the Core Team and will be responsible for assisting core team in day to-day operations, coordination of project activities related to health financing of RMNCH + A;
  • Plan, Manage and execute a wide range of M & E activities in support to strategic planning, grant management and external relationship management. Often in partnership with other team members.
  • Consult with grantees to achieve desired impact of grants, conduct site visits, provide technical inputs on M & E , support grantee capacity strengthening on M&E convene meetings and evaluate progress and results.
  • Visualize and communicate key finding and learning from monitoring and evaluate work within and across portfolios.
  • Support the integration and or linkage of learning with state health systems.
  • Manage internal processes and portfolio progress while ensuring appropriate documentation, grant budgeting and reporting.
  • Will take overall responsibility in conducting process documentation of project activities;
  • Coordinate with core team the arrangements for workshops, meetings, dissemination activities;
  • Assist the PHFI core team in the preparation of quarterly, annual, interim and final reports.
  • The position will be based in Delhi, but required to travel extensively within the country;
  • Any other activities as required by the project.
Qualifications / Experience and skills required
  • At least Post-Graduate in Public Health Management / MBA / Economics.
  • 10 - 15 years’ experience in related work, with exposure to the dynamics, policies and practices of bilateral, multilateral and/or national government organizations working in development and public health.
  • Experience working with a development partners, government or implementing organization in India.
  • Evaluation thought leader with a proven record in strengthening high quality use oriented evaluation.
  • Expertise in public health programs.
  • Experience with evaluating family planning, TB, or RMNCH programs is preferred.
  • Good understanding of existing health systems, programs, delivery and monitoring systems in India.
  • Excellent command of English language and superb written and oral communication skills, in positions requiring diplomacy in communicating complex technical issues to a broad and diverse audience.
  • Experience collaborating and communicating effectively with diverse professionals and cultures.
  • Prior experience in managing USAID funding will be added advantage.
  • Through knowledge and expertise in MS (Word and Excel).
Interested and eligible candidates may send in their CVs to by highlighting the Position Code (PHFI/2014/135) in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Last Date for receipt of applications: 23 June 2014

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