Senior Program Officer (Adolescent Health)
Based at New Delhi
Jhpiego is a nonprofit global health leader and Johns Hopkins University affiliate that is saving lives, improving health and transforming futures. We partner with governments, health experts and local communities to build the skills and systems that guarantee a healthier future for women and families. Jhpiego translates the best science and practice into moments of care that can mean the difference between life and death for women and families. The moment a woman gives birth; the moment a midwife helps a newborn to breath; the moment a nurse screens for cervical cancer with a simple vinegar swab; the moment a community health worker tests a man for HIV and reports he is HIV free. Through our partnerships, we are revolutionizing health care for the worldâs most disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
In India, Jhpiego works across various states in close collaboration with national and state governments, providing technical assistance in the areas of family planning, maternal and child health, and pre- service nursing and midwifery education. These projects are funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI), David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Childrenâs Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Merck for Mothers and others.
Jhpiego is hiring for the position of Senior Program Officer (Adolescent Health) based at New Delhi. The position reports to the Advisor RMNCH+A, NISHTHA.
â¢ Provide technical support in designing USAID NISHTHA projectâs Adolescent Health (AH) strategies, activities as well as approaches and ensuring they are evidence-based, technically sound and aligned with Government of Indiaâs AH priorities
â¢ Provide technical assistance to AH Division of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), NCERT and 12 USAID States for roll out of School Health and Wellness Ambassador Initiative (SHWA) under Ayushman Bharat
â¢ Support in day-to-day implementation of the projectâs technical strategy on adolescents and ensuring activities and approaches are implemented in accordance with the projectâs work plan
â¢ Support in designing the Learning Lab strategy of School Health and Wellness Ambassador initiative focusing on institutionalization of linkages between schools and Health and Wellness centers including its implementation, monitoring and evaluation in two USAID States
â¢ Ensure integration and mainstreaming of adolescent health components in the ambit of Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC)
â¢ Provide technical support in designing and development of relevant activities for adolescent mental health in line with the GoIâs priorities and within the project ambit
â¢ Undertake coordination with Adolescent Health Division of MoHFW, NCERT, Ministry of Education and other relevant stakeholders for implementation of SHWA
â¢ Ensure timely implementation of program activities as per the agreed annual program work plans
â¢ Prepare program reports and ensure documentation of the key results/ lessons/experiences of the program and ensure that the program reports capture the results of the programs being implemented
â¢ Support for development and publication of learning resource packages, training materials, job-aids, info sheets & factsheet, advocacy materials, brochures, newsletters, press-briefings and success stories related to the project
â¢ Work closely with the supervisor for setting priorities and responding to requests for technical support and contribute to the innovative technical leadership
â¢ Support supervisor in finalization of technical contracts, sub-awards and hiring of consultants as per the project work plan and as & when required
â¢ Keep abreast of emerging research and best practices in adolescent health and ensure that information is shared in an appropriate manner with national and state governments
â¢ In collaboration with communication colleagues design and develop communication approaches that support projectâs AH priorities; write and review technical components of materials, publications, journal articles and reports
â¢ Develop and maintain excellent professional relationships with colleagues, government counterparts, implementation partners and donors
â¢ Travel within NISHTHA states to support project implementation and monitoring as needed.
â¢ Perform or assume other duties as assigned by the supervisor
â¢ Provide leadership for the evolution and expansion of Jhpiegoâs adolescent portfolio, programs and activities
â¢ Ability to develop productive working relationships with other agencies, stakeholders and other organizations including government counterparts
â¢ Ability to work within an international program team and communicate regularly with various team members across multiple locations
â¢ Proficiency in writing technical and programmatic documents such as training materials and reports
â¢ Experience and demonstrated ability in working on donor supported projects
â¢ Ability to handle a variety of assignments under pressure of deadlines
â¢ Ability to multi task and work in a multi-cultural team
â¢ Willingness and flexibility to work on a wide range of tasks
â¢ Strong written and oral communication skills in English, Hindi and local language
â¢ Proficiency in computers - Microsoft Office
â¢ Ability to travel for up to 50-60% of her/his time
Required Qualifications and experience
â¢ Masterâs or doctoral degree in Public Health/ Public Health Management/Social Work or other relevant discipline
â¢ More than 5 years of relevant experience in public health with a sound understanding of Indiaâs public health system
â¢ In-depth understanding of Comprehensive primary healthcare, evolving Adolescent Health priorities and donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact and reporting
â¢ In-depth understanding of SRH and mental health issues in adolescents
â¢ Experience in the development of strategic plans in collaboration with others (stakeholders) who may represent a wide range of interests and needs
â¢ Demonstrated capability in working across multiple socio-cultural settings and with multicultural groups in a developing country context
Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer and offers highly dynamic and enabling work environment. Jhpiego provides competitive compensation based on experience and background. Interested candidates should submit their application with a covering note clearly stating the position and location to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will receive a response from Jhpiego HR.