Thursday, January 25, 2018

Project Manager- Program Management Unit - India Health Action Trust

1. POSITION VACANT:  Project Manager- Program Management Unit, India Health Action Trust, Lucknow
Established in 2003 by University of Manitoba (UM), as part of a five-year (2001 to 2006) bilateral development project between Canada and India and registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976 in 2009, IHAT aims at improving public health in India and abroad by providing comprehensive technical assistance in program planning and management. It has been providing comprehensive technical assistance and training in programme planning and management to the State AIDS Control Societies of Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bihar, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Goa.

IHAT has set up a Technical Support Unit (TSU) for the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 2013, to provide integrated and embedded techno-managerial support to strengthen existing health system for achieving sustained health outcomes at scale. IHAT focuses on improving the coverage of key RMNCHA+, Nutrition, Family Planning, Pneumonia and Diarrhea interventions and services in the state from the funding support of Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation (BMGF)Central and State government.
The Project Management Unit (PMU) will be setup with the support of BMGF as a unit within SIFPSA and will primarily provide support to the GoUP to maintain oversight of implementation of activities related to demand generation (IEC/BCC) for family planning and capacity building of service providers as identified under Mission Parivar Vikas.
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Reporting to the Additional Executive Director (AED)/ Executive Director (ED), SIFPSA, the Project Manager shall lead the PMU and will be responsible for planning and managing the operations of the PMU,which has been established to support State Innovations in Family Planning Services Project Agency (SIFPSA) on activities under Mission Parivar Vikas (MPV).
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
A. Leadership & Mentoring
a) Provide guidance and leadership for overall project management of MPV Program; Responsible for overall achievement of program objectives and targets;
b) Coach, mentor and provide feedback to the team for capacity building and performance management of all direct reports.
B. Managing Partnerships and Relationship Building
a) Foster relationships with key decision makers in government and partner organizations to ensure timely implementation of MPV program;
b) Support GoUP to implement MPV intervention at the state level; Facilitate issuance of GOs, inclusion of MPV activities for budgeting in PIP, assist in developing training plans, tools and job-aids.
C. Project Management & Implementation
a) Responsible for project management, developing work plans, tracking tasks, identifying and addressing gaps, managing budget, reviewing operations and performing any other activities needed to meet program objectives and deliver results;
b) Perform gap analysis, risk analysis and develop micro plans for implementation of MPV interventions in the state.
D. Monitoring & Evaluation
a) Responsible for development of results framework and key performance indicators and monitoring performance;
b) Write and review monthly/ quarterly/ semi-annual/ annual reports;
c) Analyse data to identify gaps and take steps to ensure any gaps in strengthening are plugged.
E. Others
a) Document best practices and develop plans to incorporate the learnings across districts;
b) Perform other duties identified from time to time by AED/ ED SIFPSA.
(1) Post Graduate in Social Sciences/ Public Health or MBA from a top- tier Institute/ University;
(2) Applicant with Ph.D. in Social Sciences/ Public Health/ Management or equivalent qualification will be preferred.
(1) Applicant must have minimum 12 years of experience in planning and implementing health initiatives at national/ state level;
(2) Applicants having at least five years of experience in planning and implementing Family Planning initiatives shall be preferred;
(3) Applicants having experience in managing and leading teams shall be preferred;
(4) Experience of working with senior government officials will be preferred.
Skills and Competencies:
(1) Strong leadership skills; Proactive;
(2) Excellent time management and organizational skills; Good at prioritizing tasks and deliverables;
(3) Excellent written, analytical and communication skills;
(4) Demonstrates good persuasion and negotiation skills;
(5) Knowledge of computers.
The gross remuneration budgeted for the position is attractive. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.
6. LOCATION: Lucknow
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Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612
Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply at 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 organization and expected compensation, by or before February 7, 2018.

IHAT provides safe working environment to employees. IHAT is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women candidates to apply. Physically challenged candidates with required skills, knowledge and willingness to travel are also encouraged to apply.

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