Project Head

Posted By: ACCESS Health International (AHI)


Not Specified

Program Development & Management

Public Health/WASH

Job Description

State Head will spear the state program and will be responsible for strong collaborative relations with the Kerala State Health Agency and ensure technical and operational efficiency of delivering the technical assistance and capacity building initiative.

  • Work closely with national team to develop strategic plan and monitoring and evaluation framework to ensure technical and operational efficiency of delivering the technical assistance to the state.
  • Lead the state team and accountability for providing the strategic leadership, management, and technical direction to the state technical and capacity building program on PM-JAY. This will include government engagement in prioritizing interventions and developing measurable workplan and technical interventions.
  • Spearhead state engagement and ensure strong collaborative with the client, government, sectoral experts non/government institutions to assess the evolving needs for the PM-JAY implementation and provide responsive assistance.
  • Identify, enlist, and keep updating the technical areas and enquiries of the states, to develop strategic capacity building plan for the state.
  • Develop technical interventions (Care Integration, Quality Assurance, Private Sector Engagement, etc) and oversea their piloting, implementation, testing in the districts and develop scale up plans for state and develop best practices for the country. 
  • Provide technical and capacity support to establish the processes for roll out.
  • Develop/oversea development of technical tools, training curriculums, working papers, knowledge products and strategies for dissemination. 
  • Represent ACCESS Health in key events and meetings at the state level.
  • Convene workshop and technical discussions as required from time to time.
  • Develop briefing notes, guidelines and presentations as required.


  • Preparation of update reports for different stakeholders.
  • Documentation of key events and updating on key developments in the state and submission of monthly reports and management of Results Framework.
  • Participate in program review meetings as required both at State Health Agency and ACCESS Health.


  • Master’s degree in Medicine, Insurance Management, Business Management, Economics, Public Health, Social Sciences or Development Studies.
  • Required 10+years of experience in leadership in health systems, health financing, strategic planning, implementation, governance and management and client management.
  • Proficiency in English and Malayalam.
  • Experience in implementing and managing publicly funded health insurance programs and public health programs is highly desirable.
  • Openness to engaging with a range of stakeholders – government, private/commercial, academia, civil-society.
  • Excellent networking and relationship-building skills and the ability to interact with stakeholders and partner, both public and private.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize the areas of work/activities.
  • Adept with data analysis and presentation, with some knowledge on digital front.
  • Good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports and ability to conduct presentations, articulate options, and positions concisely.
  • Proven skills to build capacities and mentor technical teams.


  • Familiarity with the Indian landscape of stakeholders – both government and non-state.
  • Ability to mentor and build technical teams.
  • Passionate about health systems and looking to create an impact
  • Adheres to global standards of professionalism and end excellence
  • Good leadership skills / team player
  • Good listening skills and open to new ideas / flexibility / adaptability


Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to share your resumes with the job title mentioned in the subject line to below email id by July 06, 2022.

Location: Trivandrum, Kerala

Desired Candidate Profile


Not Specified

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:ACCESS Health International (AHI)
  • About Organization:ACCESS Health International (AHI) is a nonprofit think tank and advisory group that operates globally and dedicated to improving access to high quality, affordable healthcare in low, middle, and high-income countries. Access Health as a geographically aligned group of AHI works in South Asia and we advise national and regional governments & healthcare institutions on the design and management of healthcare finance and delivery systems. We establish long term relationships with these healthcare ecosystem stakeholders both in Public & Private to work along with them in the areas of policy making, advocacy, program implementation & technical facilitation.