Jaidev Balakrishnan

Associate Program Director at BBC Media Action


Programme Execution/Management

Public Health/WASH

Senior Mgt (VP, CxO, Program Director)


A development sector professional working with International NGOs of repute for over 13 years. Involved in strategic planning, program management, and on-ground implementation. Adept at designing BCC campaigns and handling multiple programs across multiple geographies. Worked on projects on Family Planning, Maternal Child Health, Diarrhoea Management, Clean water, HIV, NCDs, Social Entrepreneurship in India. Lead cross-functional teams. Established beneficial relationships with key players and stakeholders.

Professional Experience

  • Program Directorjan-2003 - dec-2013

    Population Services International

    Director-Programs –Delhi April 2013 to 31st December 2013 • Heading project implementation of UNICEF funded ORS-Zinc project in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Orissa, Chattisgarh, West Bengal and Assam o Integrated BCC campaign to increase awareness of ORS and Zinc treatment for childhood diarrhea designed and shared with Child Health Division, MoH, GoI o State NRHMs used elements of the campaign in their campaign on diarrhea management among children o Worked with state IEC departments to factor budgets for the Integrated BCC campaign in PIPs of 4 states o Training of private and public healthcare providers across the seven states on use of ORS and Zinc o Developing capacity of local NGOs, CBOs and SHGs for demand creation and as depot holders for ORS and Zinc o Representing the organization in Diarrhea Task Force meetings • Implementation of Unilever funded Waterworks project in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh o Worked closely with PoCs in Unilever UK o Transitioned the project into a soci

  • Associate Program Directorjan-2014 - mar-2016

    BBC Media Action

    Under the MoC between the Government of Bihar GoB and the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation BMGF signed in May 2010 to develop, test and scale up innovative solutions to improve health and development of families in Bihar, with special focus on child and maternal health, BBC Media Action in partnership with Pathfinder International is implementing the Shaping Demand Practices Project to increase the demand for family health services by improving knowledge, attitudes, by changing beliefs and shifting norms. Present role and responsibilities include • Supporting the management of the entire project on the ground including relationship with key partners like CARE, PCI, BTAST, SRU, CKS, PI, UNICEF, state government departments- Health and Social Welfare, BRLPS and other stakeholders • Line management of the State Program Managers, Senior Marketing Sales Manager, MIS Officer, Finance and Administration Officer and other state level staff. Overall project staff strength is over 150. • En

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