State Program Manager (Consultant)

Posted By: Population Council Consulting Pvt Ltd

Guwahati

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Program Development & Management

Rural and Urban Development

Job Description

Major Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of project implementation strategies and plan.  
  • Manage and coordinate activities of the project in the project districts.
  • Review of Literature as relevant, 
  • Supervising project rollout, data collection and sanctity of data entry
  • Facilitate implementation of field level strategies and processes in alignment with overall project objectives 
  • Oversee implementation of the project in the state.
  • Manage the day-to-day implementation and operations of the programme.  
  • Identify training needs by evaluating strengths and weaknesses; translate requirements into trainings that will groom individual for the next step of their work performance contributing to the project implementation and sustain the organization’s development strategy.
  • Support in the development of project materials. 
  • Train and supervise district project teams on project implementation and monitoring.
  • Coordinate with district teams to ensure implementation of the project as per the implementation plan. 
  • Represent PCC at different state level meetings and liaison with different maternal health officials of the state. 
  • Be the focal person for the project in the state and coordinate with all project partners and government officials in implementing the solution.
  • Support in the preparation & submission of progress reports, Best Practices, success stories, Case Studies and any other report required by the senior project staff. 
  • Prepare work plan, budget forecast and management of budget allocation as per the project activities in the state. 
  • Recruit and manage project teams in alignment with projects’ objectives. Monitor and periodically assess the project performance and staff performance.
  • Build and manage partnerships with different stakeholders/institutions/organizations in alignment with overall program objectives. Develop strategies for scale-up and manage roll-out in additional districts. 
  • Coordinate with external vendors and agencies including govt. and non-govt. 
  • Travel to and from the relevant study areas as required.
  • Conduct community surveys as envisaged in the study design
  • Ensure adequate inputs for the periodic reporting and progress update presentations including blogs, success stories, anecdotes, and photos.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position reports to: Coalition Leadership Team on all project related matters, and to Project Director at PC Consulting administratively.
  • Position directly supervises: district program staff of PC Consulting, coalition staff and other monitoring staff.
  • Position coordinates partnerships and relationships with both public and private health sectors, and the other project stakeholders.

Education:

  • Post Graduate degree in Public Health /Social Work/Development/Development studies/Rural Development/Rural Management/Women Studies, or Other Social Sciences discipline or Management. 

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience working in implementation of maternal and child health programs. 
  • Familiarity with health program in the state and has in-depth understanding of the state health system and challenges. 
  • Demonstrable experience handling organizational assignments.
  • Should have managed a team of at least 5 members.

Competencies

  • Ability to communicate insights and knowledge across various teams and stakeholders.
  • Should be interested to work with the rural poor to create a more inclusive society.
  • S/he should be familiar with health program in the state and has in-depth understanding of the state health system and challenges. 
  • S/he will be the focal person for the state in implementing the solution. 
  • Honest, fair and objective in work.
  • A Self-starter and a target-oriented person.
  • Willing to travel extensively in the field as needed.
  • Have the ability to prepare progress reports, capture best practices, success stories, case studies and any other report required by the project.
  • Should have managed a team of at least 10 members.
  • Have proficiency in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Cross-cultural communications, including English proficiency and ability to work in a bilingual environment (English and Assam native language).
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and communication skills in English. 
  • Be a team player and comfortable in working with external consultants, contractors, vendors, etc.

Languages Required: 

Fluency in English, Assamese, and local language – spoken, read and write for all official communication is essential.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter justifying how you are fit for the position along with your resume (should not exceed 3 pages) by 03 October, 2022 to email: jobs@pcconsulting.co.in. The email should indicate the job title in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be invited to appear for interview/s (virtual/telephonic/inperson). 


Eligibility Criteria

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Desired Candidate Profile

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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Population Council Consulting Pvt Ltd
  • About Organization:Our team of experts range from doctors, public health specialists, data scientists to anthropologists, economists, and management and developmental professionals. We are committed to transforming the landscape of how corporates organize themselves, and inform their decisions on effective use of technology for data and decision making. We utilize evidence-based solutions that give a voice to vulnerable communities and improve developmental outcomes that affect quality of life.