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 Senior Program Officer (M&E)
 The Population Council

 Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
 Last Date: June 15, 2010
 Email: (Reference:


Posting Date: Immediate

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience


TITLE: Senior Program Officer (M&E)

REPORTING TO: Dr. M.E. Khan, Senior Program Associate

LOCATION: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

ASSIGNMENT LENGTH: Two years – Annually renewable


The Population Council is seeking an experienced monitoring and evaluation expert to serve in Lucknow, India. This position requires strong research and evaluation skills, experience of using demographic techniques and substantial knowledge of family planning, reproductive health, maternal, neonatal, child health, and related development issues. He/she will work with a large multi-year project to take lead in all monitoring and evaluation activities of the project including planning and organizing base and end line surveys, helps in rapid appraisal of the project activities and its documentation, developing MIS and work as team member of the project in building M&E skills of state and distinct level officers. The selected person will be located at Lucknow.


1. Planning and taking lead role in monitoring and evaluation of the project activities including implementation of base line, end line surveys
2. Development of appropriate tools for data collection and monitoring of the program
3. Undertaking rapid appraisal of the program and its documentation
4. Developing MIS system for the project
5. Work as team member of the project and help in capacity building of district and state level officials in planning, monitoring and taking evidence based decision making
6. Provide liaison between the project team, state government officials and partner organizations, to ensure effective, timely implementation and utilization of the results.
7. Represent the project and the Population Council to partners, collaborators, governments, and the public health community.


1. PhD or master degree with post graduate diploma in biostatics, statistics, health economics, public health, population sciences or related field with relevant training and expertise.
2. Minimum of eight years experience in monitoring and evaluation in public health and family planning in India. The experience could be relaxed to five years in case the candidate has PhD degree.
3. Demonstrated ability to design, implement, analyze, and publish in peer reviewed journals.
4. Demonstrated experience in program evaluation and capacity building.
5. Knowledge of and experience with large international, multi-donor health programs.
6. Understanding of national population policy, RCH, NRHM, maternal, neonatal and child health policies and with special reference to quality of services programs.
7. Excellent management and coordination skills.
8. Excellent written and oral English-language communications skills. Knowledge of Hindi is advantageous.
9. Willingness to travel in India on a regular basis is a requirement of this position.

The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental institution that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries. Established in 1952, the Council is governed by an international board of trustees. Its New York headquarters supports a global network of regional and country offices. We are seeking an individual to fill the position described. If you know of a qualified candidate or are interested in applying for this position, please send resume and cover letter to the attention of:

Mr. V.L. Thomas, Project Administrator,
Population Council, Zone 5A, Ground Floor,
India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road,
New Delhi - 110 003
Last date: June 15, 2010.

The Population Council provides equal opportunity; it does not discriminate against any person with regard to age, color, creed, national origin, disability, political belief, veteran status, religion, marital status, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Decisions on employment are based on an individual’s qualifications as related to the position for which s/he is being considered. The Council has an affirmative action plan and especially encourages applications from qualified women and members of minority groups. The Population Council is international in the composition of its board of trustees and its staff, as well as in the nature and deployment of its activities.


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