Monday, June 2, 2014

Manager Program - Ipas Development Foundation (Apply by: 15 June 2014)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Manager Program (MPs),

Ipas Development Foundation (IDF), Multiple locations

1. POSITION VACANT:  Manager Program (MPs), IDF, Multiple locations
2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:
Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) is a Section 25 non-profit company, founded in 1973, is a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion. Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works to ensure that women can obtain safe, respectful and comprehensive abortion care, including counseling and contraception to prevent future unintended pregnancies.

Ipas has been working in India for over a decade towards strengthening training systems, service delivery of comprehensive abortion care services and advocacy initiatives to increase women's access to safe abortions, with the aim of making a positive impact on the health of Indian women. Ipas engages closely with the government at the national and state level to provide technical assistance to strengthen the comprehensive abortion care policy and program interventions. Ipas program’s geographic coverage currently includes 11 states - Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Assam, West Bengal and Meghalaya - where they work with the public health system to ensure improved access to abortion and contraception services for women.
For more information about IDF please visit http://www.ipas.org/ 

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES: 
                  
The Manager Program (MPs) shall be responsible for providing intensive support and supervisory inputs to Assistant Manager-Program and Executive Program, to ensure that annual program deliverables are met in the respective states.  Under the supervision of the State Program Manager (SPM), the MPs shall be responsible for developing work plans to ensure that country program goals and objectives, pertaining to the state, are achieved.  They shall be primarily responsible for managing programs related to training and service delivery, improving access to Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC)/ Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) services, increasing the impact of Ipas’s interventions and utilization of services in the program area.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
(1) Working in close collaboration with State and Country Office staff, consultants and partners for implementing activities, ensuring that annual objectives of each state, such as the number of providers trained and number of sites providing CAC/ IUCD services, are achieved;
(2) Providing supervisory support to Assistant Manager-Program and Executive Program and guiding them in meeting specific program deliverables;
(3) Managing program implementation in the state, including organising Training of Trainers (TOTs) combined with site assessment, ensuring quality of services at the training center; Coordination between the training centers and the district health officials, for deputation of medical officers, master trainers and nominated doctors, for training;
(4) Providing technical inputs for introducing early abortion/ IUCD services in select Primary Health Centers (PHCs), Rural Hospitals (RHs) and Sub-District Hospitals (SDHs), monitoring the training quality and providing inputs for programmatic reporting;
(5) Undertaking regular visits to service delivery sites, to follow-up with each CAC/ IUCD trained provider to ensure service delivery; Identifying issues affecting service delivery and designing and implementing solutions to facilitate service delivery; 
(6) Providing assistance in training field staff and in organizing IEC activities in and around the service delivery sites and monitoring Behavior Change Communication (BCC) initiatives implemented with NGO partners, within the state;
(7) Coordinating with the Civil Surgeon and District Health Officials within the district, and with the State Government, for effective implementation of activities finalized and budgeted under the State Program Implementation Plan (PIP);
(8) Providing inputs in program planning, proposal development and drafting reports for external stakeholders;
(9) Providing any other technical and programmatic assistance, as requested.
4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:        
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Management, or Public Health,from a reputed Institution/ University.
Experience:
(1) Three to eight years of experience in public health, preferably in the area of reproductive health;
(2) Experience of working with senior state government officials;
(3) Demonstrated experience of providing program support and mentoring field staff.
Skills and Competencies:
(1) Fluency in spoken and written communication, in English, Hindi and the local language;
(2) Strategic thinking, program management skills, budgeting and negotiation skills;
(3) Good documentation skills;
(4)Excellent computer skills with knowledge of various MS Office applications;
(5) Excellent team player; 
(6) Excellent understanding of the status of reproductive health in the state;
(5) Willing to travel 12-14 days or more in a month.
5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:
IDF is a progressive paymaster and endeavors to position itself at par with leading international non-profits working in the area of public health in India.
The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.
6. LOCATION:
Bhopal and Kolkata
7. REFERENCE:    
MP-IDF
8. CONTACT INFORMATION:    
Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025 
Email: mp-idf@sams.co.in  

9. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to courier or email their applications to the above address or email id by or before June15, 2014.
Applicants are urged to fill the ‘online’ application form available at http://www.sams.co.in/forms/IpasMPform.html . Candidates who are unable to fill the ‘online’ form may alternately download and submit the prescribed application form available at http://sams.co.in/IpasMPJAF.docand mail it to mp-idf@sams.co.in.

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