Senior Program Officer – Innovations

Posted By: Jhpiego


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Program Implementation

Women Empowerment

Job Description

Jhpiego is hiring for the position of Senior Program Officer – Innovations for the project NISHTHA. The incumbent will be based in New Delhi and will provide support in co-designing, rolling out and scale up of state specific localized innovations across 12 intervention states under NISHTHA project to prepare, prevent and respond to COVID-19 in existing complex and ever evolving emergency situation. The position will report to the Lead – Innovations, NISHTHA.


• Provide strategic guidance and act as think-tank for conceptualizing, co-designing and implementation of innovative solutions in demonstration sites established across project geographies

• Work closely with national and state project teams to align, prioritize the challenges and facilitate human centred co-design for localized solutions to mitigate COVID-19 pandemic/ similar public health emergencies and strengthening CPHC services in the intervention states

• Facilitate co-design of geography specific/ need based innovative solutions in consultation with key stakeholders at state/ district/ facility/ community level

• Support project teams to provide strategic support in implementation and monitoring of innovative solutions as per agreed work plan and timelines

• Support the process documentation and learnings outcomes of the innovative solutions for scale up across project and non-project intervention areas

• Generate evidences and support in advocacy with national/ state/ donors for scale up and transition of the innovative solutions rolled out during project period

• Close coordination and work with partners to demonstrate and document the innovative solutions for strengthening the comprehensive primary healthcare systems and COVID-19 response

• Work with national and state monitoring & evaluation teams to establish systems for tracking progress, indicators and deliverables according to agreed work-plans to ensure state and donor requirements are met

• Represent NISHTHA/ Jhpiego at national and state-level meetings involving government and development partners

• Perform other activities, as assigned by the supervisor to achieve organizational goals


• Ability to lead a diverse technical team

• Ability to develop productive working relationships with other agencies, stakeholders and other organizations including government counterparts

• Ability to work within an international program team and communicate regularly with a variety of team members in multiple locations

• Ability to handle a variety of assignments under pressure of deadlines

• Strong written and oral communication skills in English, and Hindi

• Proficiency in writing technical and programmatic documents such as training materials and reports

• Proficiency in computers – Microsoft Office

• Ability and willingness to travel up to 40 % of his/her time

Qualifications/Knowledge and Experience:

• Bachelors in any stream (Social Sciences/ Social Work/ Medicine/ Dentistry/ AYUSH/ others). Master’s in Public Health/ PG Diploma in Health management/ Masters in Business Management/ Masters in social sciences is essential

• Candidates undergone certificate courses on design thinking & innovations/ human centred designs/ similar fields will be preferred

• At least 5-7 years professional experience in public health with experience of 2 – 3 years in healthcare innovations/ consulting domain

• Technical knowledge and understanding of comprehensive primary healthcare and infectious diseases like COVID-19

• Experience of supporting large scale project planning and implementation will be an added advantage

• Familiarity with the Indian health system, NHM, Ayushman Bharat- Health and Wellness Centers etc.

will be an asset

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer and offers highly dynamic and enabling work environment and provides competitive compensation based on experience and background. Interested candidates should submit their application at with a covering note.

Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will receive a response from Jhpiego .

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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Jhpiego
  • About Organization:Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organisation that works to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Source