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State Program Manager

Patna (India)

  • Organization: Jhpiego - Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Location: Patna (India)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Nutrition
    • Managerial positions
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-30

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Job id : 170271 Apply by: 30 Jul 2021 Relevant Sectors Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition State Program Manager

Based at Patna, Bihar

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. Through our partnerships, we are revolutionizing health care for the world’s 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 USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI), David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Merck for Mothers and others.

Jhpiego is hiring for the position of State Program Manager for its BMGF funded comprehensive primary healthcare project based at Patna, Bihar. The position will work closely with the State Team Lead and the country office CPHC team to ensure timely operationalization of health and wellness centers as per the program work plan in Bihar.

This position requires technical expertise, public health experience, strong coordination skills, understanding of Indian public health system and ability to develop positive, professional working relationships with various government counterparts and other development partners. This position will report to State Team Leader, Bihar.

Job Responsibilities:

• Work along with the state team lead to provide overall leadership for implementation of the Comprehensive primary healthcare project in the state of Bihar.
• Provide technical assistance to the state government for operationalization of Health & Wellness centres in the state.
• Establish an innovative ecosystem for designing solutions for strengthened linkages for ensuring CoC for various health services. Lead implementation and scale up of innovative solutions.
• Provide technical assistance to state government for integration of RMNCH+A services within CPHC service delivery framework through Health and Wellness centres.
• Provide programmatic guidance and supportive supervision to Jhpiego field-based team in the state of Bihar.
• Manage and support implementation of the annual work plans by assisting in designing, tracking and providing support to the implementation and monitoring of program activities.
• Work closely with the state and district government counterparts to develop roadmap, operational plans and financial proposals (PIPs) for setting up of HWCs in the states in line with GoI guidance.
• Meet regularly with Government/NHM officials and Health Department staff for smooth project management and respond in a timely manner to requests for meetings and reports.
• Work with MER team for tracking progress, indicators and deliverables according to agreed work-plans and academic publishing based on the program implementation.
• Support the state team lead in ensuring that the state, donor and headquarter reporting needs are met in a timely manner.
• Facilitate project activities including workshop planning and logistics management.
• Represent the organization at the appropriate forums as and when required.
• Travel within the state or national level as per the project and organizational requirements.
• Support documentation of project results, successes, challenges and lessons learned.
• Perform or assume other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


• Ability to lead a diverse technical team.
• Ability to develop productive working relationships with other agencies, stakeholders and other organizations including government counterparts.
• Ability to work within an international program team and communicate regularly with a variety of team members in multiple locations.
• Ability to handle a variety of assignments under pressure of deadlines.
• Ability to multi task and work under multicultural environment.
• Strong written and oral communication skills in English, Hindi and regional languages
• Proficiency in writing technical and programmatic documents such as training materials and reports.
• Proficiency in computers – Microsoft Office.
• Ability and willingness to travel up to 30 % of his/her time.

Qualifications/Knowledge and Experience:

• MBBS/ BDS/ BAMS/ BHMS with a valid registration. Masters in Public Health (MPH)/ Post graduation in Health Management and /community medicine is a must.
• 7-10 years of experience working with government counterparts
• Technical knowledge and field experience in public health programs.
• Prior working experience in primary healthcare settings and in the state of Bihar will be preferred.
• Familiarity with the Indian health system, newer initiatives in health sector especially Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centres and relevant government policies/strategies particularly NHM.
• Experience and demonstrated ability working on donor projects including experience in developing and managing programs and budgets.
• Ability to lead a diverse team

Jhpiego offers highly dynamic and enabling work environment and provides competitive compensation based on experience and background. Interested candidates should submit their application at with a covering note.

Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will receive a response from Jhpiego HR.
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