Senior Program Officer

Posted By: Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai (CGCM)


Senior Mgt (VP, CxO, Program Director)

Program Implementation

Public Private Partnerships

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities:  

Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai (CGCM) functions as a knowledge hub and develops projects and activities on key challenges relating to India in the global context.  Reporting to the Director of the CGCM, the Program or Senior Program Officer for Health is responsible for the following activities:

  • Designing programs and proposals that lead to concrete research, training, and public dissemination activities on health in the Indian context that could include health and environment, non-communicable diseases, or infectious diseases
  • Engaging with faculty from across Columbia University’s colleges, departments, research centers, and professional schools for establishing programmatic and research activities
  • Developing close working relationships with potential Columbia partners in India, including universities, research centers, government entities, and private firms
  • Executing program events and supervising logistical planning, budgets, publicity, and program execution
  • Writing proposals, reports, and essays for the newsletter of the Center
  • Participating in monthly calls with other program staff across the Columbia Global Centers network and attending occasional program staff meetings
  • Traveling on occasion in India and abroad to advance the goals of the Center
  • Performing other duties as required to meet the goals and mission of the Center and the global centers network

The ideal candidate should have the following competencies:

  • Post-graduate degree in Public Health or health-related fields required
  • Relevant work experience of 5-10 years with academic research and public programs related to health
  • Residency in Mumbai or prior work experience in the city is required
  • A post-graduate degree from the United States is highly desirable
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English, error-free and evidence-based
  • Excellent coordinating skills and a passion for public programming
  • Ability to work responsibly, take initiative, and generate new ideas
  • Knowledge of health/medical research and higher education institutions in India
  • Ability to work in a collaborative fashion  
  • Good organizational abilities

To apply, please send a copy of your current resume and a letter of interest to by January 5, 2022.

Due to the high volume of applications expected, only shorlisted candidates will receive a response.

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - Post Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai (CGCM)
  • About Organization:Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai was established in 2010 to serve as a research, education, and knowledge hub for promoting new and informed ways of addressing global challenges. The Center conducts innovative and inter-disciplinary research, designs educational opportunities for students and professionals, and disseminates research to wider publics in academia, government, civil society, and the private sector. By connecting the University’s world-class scholars and students with peers from the region, the Mumbai Center works to deepen knowledge that can transform society.