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Mar 28, 2015

# Vacancy for Manager, Programs, Population Services International, Agra, Meerut, Gorakhpur and Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

POPULATION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, INDIA
JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: MANAGER - PROGRAMS
LOCATION: Agra, Meerut, Gorakhpur and Varanasi
DEPARTMENT: Programs 
REPORTS TO: Senior Manager (Intervention) 
SUPERVISES: Coaches (Nurses)
GRADE LEVEL: VI
CATEGORY: Program Operations
DATE: 16-March-2015 

Population Services International, India is a registered Indian Society dedicated to the improvement of public health in India. As a mission, PSI makes it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services. PSI’s core values are Measurement, Honesty, Pragmatism, Collaboration, Trust and Commitment Over the past twenty- five years, PSI has collaborated with the GoI and a number of donors to increase the use of modern contraception for family planning, to provide products and services for the health of mothers and children and to decrease the spread of HIV/AIDS. PSI harnesses the vitality of the private sector to address health problems of the low-income and vulnerable populations using social marketing to achieve positive behavior change by promoting ideas, products and services conducive to better health. PSI promotes and distributes 11 health products, using commercial channels and outlets to make available quality health products at affordable prices. The basket of products includes condoms, oral contraceptives, intra uterine devices, emergency contraceptives, ORS, water purification solutions; IFA tablets; clean delivery kits and pre-packaged STI treatment kit.

PSI has rolled out a project to improve the maternal and child health outcomes by(1) rollout the World Health Organization Safe Childbirth Checklist program in birth facilities in approximately 36 districts in Uttar Pradesh, and (2) measure whether the program reduces complications and deaths of mothers and newborns. The Safe Childbirth Checklist Project is being implemented by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) with financial assistance from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

For more information, please visit www.psi.org.in 

A. POSITION PURPOSE: 
We are seeking qualified professionals to work as the members of the Intervention Team under BetterBirth program. Each team will be involved in implementation of the safe childbirth checklist program in health facilities in a region comprising of 4-5 districts. The members of this team will work in close coordination with the public facility staff to facilitate adequate and appropriate program adoption. 

Intervention Team Leaders will be responsible for the overall performance of the team. He/she will provide leadership and necessary support to team members and track the progress of intervention in his/her region.

B. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide leadership to Intervention Team and supervise coach’s performance including activities such as approving work plans, field visits, and other project related activities.
• Track the progress of intervention in the region against pre-defined benchmarks, identify focus areas, and solve operational issues in the region allocated. 
• Liaison with key officials at the public health facility and district levels to create an enabling environment for the project including obtaining necessary local approvals, seeking participation from officials in program related activities, and establish a feedback and reporting system.
• Visit the health facilities with the intervention team members to introduce and facilitate implementation of safe childbirth checklist program.
• Conduct regular visits to health facilities to observe the implementation of the program, checklist use, and coaching sessions with the facility-based intervention teams. Facilitate on-site technical assistance, mentor and monitor program activities using supportive supervision approach.
• Facilitate in trainings and ToT (Training of Trainers) in the facilities as and when required. 
• Submit weekly progress reports for the team, make presentations and share experiences on internal review meetings and at different forums.
• Hold weekly meetings with coaches and organize meetings with government officials, CMO’s, MOIC’s and other key stakeholders in the region.

C. QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• MBBS or Qualified Doctors, Ayush Doctors or BHMS with 5-8 years of experience. Additional Public health experience will be preferred.
• Management qualification/experience, prior experience in large maternal and child health programs, preferably in Government settings.
• Working knowledge of Hindi is an essential qualification for this position.
• Demonstrated understanding of the behavior change communication and research.

D. SKILLS:
• A team player with strong leadership capabilities
• An excellent educator with experience in conducting trainings and TOTs
• Planning & Organizational Skills
• Good interpersonal/human relations skills
• Good documentation skills
• Good computer skills
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Understanding of public health programs in general and specific knowledge of programs in Uttar Pradesh.
• Willingness to travel extensively in Location 70-80% of time

E. COMPETENCIES:
1. Develop others- give people challenging assignments to develop their capabilities; provide timely coaching, instruction and feedback, create an environment where failure is seen as an opportunity to learn. 
2. Result Focused- Move focus from analysis to action; show persistence to overcome obstacles; take immediate action to solve problems; ensure follow through.
3. Influence decisions and Actions- build support for recommendations and decisions; find common ground and mutual benefits to gain agreement and commitment; show enthusiasm, excitement and passion for goals. 
4. Promote Teamwork- develop a powerful sense of shared purpose; empower others; lead and build toward common goals; create a high-performance work environment where people pull together to get the job done.
5. Mobilizing Resources- identify and deploy the people needed to achieve results; know where to go to get information and resources

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

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