Senior Program Officer - Tenders Global

Senior Program Officer

  • Contract
  • Sikkim
  • Posted 7 months ago


Senior Program Officer

Posted Date

35 minutes ago(1/4/2024 1:29 AM)
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Jhpiego is a non-profit global health leader and Johns Hopkins University affiliate that is saving lives, improving health and transforming futures. We partner with governments, health experts and local communities to build the skills and systems that guarantee a healthier future for women and families. Jhpiego translates the best science and practice into moments of care that can mean the difference between life and death for women and families. The moment a woman gives birth; the moment a midwife helps a new-born to breath. Through our partnerships, we are revolutionizing health care for the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

In India, Jhpiego works across various states in close collaboration with national and state governments, providing technical assistance in the areas of family planning, maternal and child health, strengthening human resources for health, and non-communicable diseases. These programs are funded by USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF),and other anonymous donors.

PRERANA Project  aims to foster and promote innovative solutions for improving youth, adolescents and women’s health including sexual and reproductive health through information and empowerment by showcasing project initiatives in 8 demonstration districts across the 8 NE States. Some of these initiatives include working with CSO for strengthening health services, strengthening the systems through PPP and private sector, youth empowerment, new initiatives in women’s health, engagement of youth federations and FBOs, etc.

The Senior Program Officer will play a pivotal role in strategizing these innovative projects and will lead the state and district focussed project objectives.


Liaise with State/ District authorities –

  • Orient the State and District Governments on the project and its specific objective as planned for the State and/ or District.
  • Undertake liaising meetings with government and non-governmental agencies as required to deliver project objectives designed for the state and/ or demonstration district.
  • Sort necessary permissions required for implementation of the mandated activities.
  • Update to stakeholders regarding project activities as required.

Program implementation and management –

  • Collaborate closely with important stakeholders, authorities and partners including CSO, FBOs, Youth groups, Private sector, Pharmacists, etc. as required for the project plan.
  • Collaborate with the PRERANA Projects’ senior staff at Guwahati Office as well as Program Officers at different States to design, develop, and implement strategies as designed for the project.
  • Working with other project staff for designing of project mandated activities and other relevant documents as per requirement
  • Explore innovative technologies and best practices to further strategize project activities to make the innovations more feasible, adaptable, acceptable and sustainable.
  • Engage in inter-departmental and cross-sectoral collaboration.
  • Contribute to the development of new approaches to address emerging challenges as related to project objective of the State and/ or District
  • Develop and facilitate training programs and knowledge resources as and when required under specific objectives as related to the state and district.
  • Support PO for training and continued support to stakeholders as and when required as per project design.
  • Provide technical expertise to the State Government(s) as required under the project design strategy
  • Support PO in providing support at the field and community level through technical support and liaise with the state and district authorities as required.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of project activities.

Documentation, Data and Reporting –

  • Documentation of project activities and dissemination to stakeholders as and when required.
  • Support PO in preparing monthly and quarterly reports on project updates and maintain the project MIS for the stakeholders and events covered under project.
  • Collaborate with project teams to prepare accurate and timely reports that have to be submitted to the donor.
  • Oversee the collection, management, and analysis of project data.


  • Any tasks assigned by the supervisor or the State/ District Government body in alignment with the project

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in medical, public health, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of public health experience preferably working with State and District authorities.
  • Proven experience working in sexual reproductive health, women health and young adolescents health
  • Good knowledge of Family Planning program in India under NHM and technical knowledge of FP methods
  • Experience of working in NE States is desirable
  • Proven experience in designing and delivering training programs.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer and offers highly dynamic and enabling work environment.

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.


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



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  • Familiarity with national and international public health protocols, trends, guidelines, etc. is desirable.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.
  • Familiarity with the Indian public health system, newer initiatives in the health sector, and relevant government policies/ strategies particularly the National Health Mission, and Ayushman Bharat.
  • Ability and willingness to travel for workshops and coordination activities

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