Saturday, March 7, 2015

National Project Manager - SAMS (Apply by: 10th March'15)


Expression of Interest in Vacancy for National Project Manager - Large 
Supply Chain Capacity Building (Public Health) Initiative, SAMS, New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: National Project Manager, Large Supply Chain Capacity Building (Public Health) Initiative, SAMS, New Delhi

2BACKGROUND: Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS) is a boutique management consultancy that has focused exclusively for the past 18 years, on providing recruitment, payrolling and supply chain management services, exclusively to the public health and development sectors in India.

SAMS’ clients include bilateral, multilaterals, I/NGOs and both Central and State Government organizations. SAMS has managed drug logistics and health supplies for the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) at CTD, MoHFW for the past 15 years. SAMS has provided similar support to NVBDCP and briefly to NACP.
SAMS is submitting a proposal for a large supply chain capacity building project, equipping state health officers to pilot innovative changes to cold chain logistics for vaccines in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. This is an exciting, ‘breakthrough’ initiative that is expected to transform the quality of vaccines available to the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) at the state and district levels. The project is funded through December 2016.


SAMS wishes to urgently identify a senior National Project Manager who will be responsible for the leadership and successful execution of this assignment, entailing the time bound training of more than 8,000 state and district health officials. This is an exciting opportunity for a senior public health, training, supply chain, or operations professional, to participate in a large initiative seeking to introduce radical on the ground changes to the cold chain management of vaccines in the country.
Key responsibilities of the post holder shall include:
(1) Project leadership, ensuring timely and quality delivery of more than 300 trainings at the state and district levels;
(2) Mobilization and orientation of teams of trainers in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh;
(3) Identification and approval of facilities suitable for the conduct of training at the state and district levels;
(4) Review, discussion and agreement of training schedules with stakeholders, training partners, faculty and recipients; 
(5) Ensuring facility management and oversight for the duration of training;
(6) Ensuring high quality of training delivery through oversight, post-training surveys and/or other appropriate mechanisms;
(7) Coordination with multiple external agencies supporting training viz. hotels, travel agents, caterers, equipment suppliers, etc.;
(8) Leadership and mentoring of trainers and support staff at state offices;
(9) Coordination with state counterpart agencies, as necessary;
(10) Management of key relationships with donors, counterparts at MoHFW and State Government Department, project partners, etc.; 
(11) Close monitoring and tracking of project progress, initiating corrective action as necessary in consultation with top management and key stakeholders;
(12) Financial management in conformity with project budgets and reporting thereon in accordance with donor requirements.
The job requires frequent field visits and travel of at least 10 days every month.



Applicants must be post graduates in Business Administration/ Public Health/ Hospital Management/ Social Science/ Material Management/ Supply Chain Management from a reputed University.


(1) Minimum 10 years of professional work experience in project management with exceptional experience in implementing and managing large scale multiple geographical location projects;
(2) Experience in managing information technology driven projects;
(3) Demonstrated experience in managing and scaling large technology driven projects preferably in health sector;
(4) Experience of working with the government and international development organizations will be an asset.

Skills and Competencies:

(1) Interpersonal Skills: Highly motivated with a positive attitude; High personal and professional integrity; Ability to work under; Attentive to details; Process oriented; Strong analytical skills;
(2) An excellent communicator, the applicant must possess strong influencing, networking, planning and organizing skills; 
(3) Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi; 
(4) Ability to provide constructive feedback and openness to receive feedback, with the purpose of collective improvement;
(5) Ability to work in a team.


Gross remuneration budgeted for this position is Rs. 15-20 lacs per annum with some scope for improvement in the case of an exceptional candidate. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.

6. LOCATION: New Delhi 



Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phones: 011-2684-2162; 011-4165-3612; 011-4101-1564 and 011-4101-1565  


Please note that this is an anticipated vacancy subject to the award of the assignment for Supply Chain Capacity Building Project to SAMS.

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to confirm their interest and apply to with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organisation and expected compensation, by or before March 10, 2015. For further details please visit our website

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