Project Manager - Nutrition

Posted By: John Snow India Private Limited (JSIPL)


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Program Development & Management

Public Health/WASH

Job Description

Under the guidance of the Director – Program Development, the Project Manager - Nutrition will work closely with the national and state teams, government counterparts and will be responsible for coordinating the project activities in the intervention districts in line with the project work plan and Gantt Chart to ensure that all targets are achieved. S/he will be the focal point of contact for the partner/donor, and will actively engage with the project stakeholders including, partner organizations at ground zero engaged in the project, and solicit their support in implementing identified project activities. The position will supervise and support the District Coordinators for timely accomplishment of the project deliverables.



  • Work closely with the Director- Program Development and partner/donor to finalize the implementation model and intervention package, based on the formative research findings.
  • Be responsible for on-boarding the project team: District Coordinators and Block Coordinators and facilitate their orientation on the project and their roles and responsibilities.
  • Identify implementation blocks, based on the findings of the baseline study, in consultation partner/donor.
  • Establish rapport and introduce the project and staff to the district administration, and solicit their buy-in and support through regular updates on the project progress.
  • Plan and oversee the implementation of the program activities in the districts, as per the project work plan in close coordination with the partner/donor.
  • Establish project reporting, monitoring and supervision mechanisms in close coordination with the partner/donor and Director- Program Development. Ensure adherence to Key Performance Indicators.
  • Develop a plan for capacity development of frontline workers in consultation with Director- Program Development and partner/donor.
  • Roll out capacity building activities in close coordination with District and Block Coordinators
  • Develop a framework for strengthening VHSNDs in consultation with Director- Program Development and NI team.
  • Oversee execution of model VHSNDs in coordination with District and Block Coordinators
  • Work closely with the agencies identified by partner/donor for strengthening supply chain and Behavior Change interventions.
  • Oversee the roll out of BCI and supply chain strengthening interventions
  • Advocacy and liaisoning with district officials and other stakeholders.
  • Be responsible for data management of the project and preparing quality monthly/quarterly/annual progress reports, in close coordination with District Coordinators for sharing with the donor.
  • Establish a mechanism of regular meetings with field teams.
  • Responsible for managing the team, and ensuring timely accomplishment of the project deliverables and results.
  • Document success stories and best practices in close coordination with the field team.
  • Support partner/donor in dissemination of project learnings
  • Perform or assume other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Post Graduate in Nutrition/Food Science/ Rural Management/ Social Science/Social Work/Public Health or any related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience of working at national or state in the development sector with leading civil society organizations, particularly on Nutrition projects.
  • Strong understanding of the nutrition technical domain (maternal nutrition) and schemes under the Department of Women and Child Development.
  • Good Communication skills in English and Hindi with good understanding of MS Office.
  • Strong skills in documentation and preparing power point presentations.
  • Well versed with developing project management plans and implementation strategies.
  • Understanding of the functioning of ICDS, Health, SHGs, Youth clubs, PRI and field level functionaries (ASHA, AWW, ANM).
  • Understanding of health and nutrition situation and challenges of the region.
  • Experience of working in teams and with diverse stakeholders.

Remuneration Range


The remuneration range for this role is between 15 – 18 lacs p.a. CTC.

How to apply:


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JSI India subscribes to a policy of equal opportunity. Applicants for employment will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, caste, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions. Women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.


Please note that the last date of applying for this position is September 19, 2022 and only the shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview.

Desired Candidate Profile


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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:John Snow India Private Limited (JSIPL)
  • About Organization:ohn Snow India Private Limited (JSIPL) is a subsidiary of John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a health care consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities in the U.S. and around the world. JSI's mission is to improve the health of underserved people and communities and to provide a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause. For 35 years, Boston-based JSI and its affiliates have provided high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 106 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices, with more than 500 U.S.-based professionals and 1,600 host country staff. In India, JSIPL implements and manages several public health projects in the areas of maternal, child and newborn health; supply chain logistics; immunization; and HIV.