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 National Program Manager, Health Systems
 Micronutrient Initiative India (MII)

 Location: New Delhi
 Last Date: July 15, 2011

 

1.    Identification

Position Title:

National Program Manager, Health Systems, New Delhi

Reports to/Position Title:

Deputy Country Director, MI India Trust (MII)

 

2.    Overall Purpose/Broad Function:

 

  • Responsible for developing and ensuring successful implementation of the micronutrient programs in India.

 

 

3.    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

 

 

·         Responsible for setting overall strategy and workplans

·         Responsible for overall understanding on India work environment and policies related to health and nutrition that may affect current or future programs

·         Responsible with the State Program Reps to ensure that State level planning takes place in a timely fashion

·         Development of new programs – PCN process, budgeting

·         Responsible for budgeting and maintenance of the various databases (Contracts and donor)

·         Responsible for implementation of their program in a timely efficient manner

·         Responsible for supervising State Program Representatives and conducting periodic field visits.

·         Responsible for developing and ensuring monitoring of their programs and program finances

·         Responsible for modifying programs as needed

·         Responsible for managing the work of the Program Officer, Program Assistant(s) and State Representatives, including overseeing the development of their work plans, training, PAR process and other human resource requirements such as hiring from time to time

·         Responsible for the financial planning and financial reporting

·         Responsible for developing communications and advocacy plans for their work and work with MII’s communications unit concerning preparation of press releases, project brouchers/flyers and others communications material related to their programs

·         Working with the Technical Advisor to ensure the timely production of IEC, training, and other technical elements associated with their programs and overall responsibility for ensuring that they receive the inputs they require for successful programming

·         Manages formative research with advice and input of the Technical Advisor

·         Responsible for ensuring roll up of data and overall responsibility for providing inputs to various donor reports as required

·         Assess new program opportunities

 

4.    Supervisory  Responsibilities:

·          The position will directly supervise a Program Officer, Program Assistant(s) and one or more State Representatives or Consultants. From time to time they will also be responsible for managing technical consultants.

 

5.    Education/Professional Designations/Experience:

·         A professional degree in medicine, nutrition, public health, health management, international development and/or a related field.

·         Knowledge of the health/nutrition field in India

·         At least 10 years of work experience in developing and implementing programs in India

 

 

6.    Language Skills

 

Fluency in Hindi and English (Reading, Writing & Oratory Skills) is a prerequisite.  Knowledge of other languages spoken in India would be an asset.

 

7.    Travel Requirements

Frequent local and occasional regional travel

 

8.    Other Specific Skill Requirements:

§  A result-oriented approach and proven ability to manage, track and coordinate complex multi-partner large-scale programs.

§  Ability to network and negotiate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve the objectives of the program.  The position will particularly require a strong ability to engage and negotiate with senior government officials at national and state level in India.

§  Ability to assess programmatic risks and develop and manage effective mitigation strategies.

§  Ability and willingness to travel frequently, mainly within India.

§  Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently and generate innovation.

§  Strong communications skills (oral and written).  Ability to effectively represent the program in various fora. Ability to develop and implement a communications strategy for the India program and to ensure its delivery.

§  Ability to use effectively tools and systems for financial planning and tracking (e.g. disbursement tracking systems).

§  Good computer skills, including MS Office programs

§  Ability to work under minimal supervision

§  Ability to work under pressure

 Please submit your recent curriculum vitae via e-mail (only) in confidence to abala@micronutrient.org . The application must contain information about current salary drawn and expected. The applications should be in MS Word, and should have subject “NPM Application/DevNetJobs”. The closing date for receiving applications is July 15, 2011. Only short-listed candidates will receive an acknowledgment and will be called for personal interactions. The successful candidate will be required to join as soon as possible. 

MII is a non-smoking work environment

 

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