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Program Manager-Convergence

Job Description
Position Name: Program Manager – Convergence
Reporting to: State Lead – HN
Number of Positions: 01
Location: Patna
Founded in 1961, the mission of Project Concern International is to Enhance Health, End Hunger,
Overcoming Hardship, And, Elevate Her. Currently operating in 14 countries worldwide, PCI deploys
community mobilization strategies that effectively leverage and strengthen community groups and
structures, particularly those consisting of women and other marginalized populations, as a key
approach to improving a broad range of integrated health and development outcomes. With high-end
in-house capacity to collect, analyze and generate great quality evidence on a concurrent basis, PCI
develops scalable replicable models with high potential for impact and transformative change.
Project Concern International/India (PCI) has been working in India since 1998. Over these several
decades, PCI has maintained a diversified portfolio, working in rural and urban settings in the areas of
health, nutrition and community development with programs focusing on low-income, vulnerable and
hard-to-reach populations in close partnership with national and state governments and civil society
organizations. Currently, PCI/India programs are spread across 15 states and 2 union territories,
including – Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka,
Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Dadar and
Nagar Haveli, and Lakshadweep.
About the Project: Continuum of health care: Health & JEEViKA convergence model.
JTSP proposes to develop a continuum of health care model, with a seamless coordination between
JEEViKA and Health department, spanning disease identification (screening; at point diagnostics), tele
counselling, social marketing of a bundle of products (Business in a box), referral to hospitals, ensuring
priority care in tertiary hospitals through Swasthya Mitra, and running of Jan Aushadhi kendra.
JTSP intends to initiate these pilots through an exploratory and iterative process involving both
community level and departmental (both Health and JEEViKA) stakeholders.
About the Position
PCI is looking to hire a Program Manager – Convergence to establish a close and strong coordination
with JEEViKA and Health Department to develop a continuum of health care model by ensuring priority
care in tertiary hospitals and Jan Aushadhi Kendra run by community through Jeevika Community
platforms in Bihar. S/he will be accountable for the delivery of project outcomes, foster partnership
with government and other stakeholders, actively involved in policy advocacy for as per the program
strategy and pursue program growth opportunities.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
Program Management:
❖ Work closely with the State Health Society & JEEViKA to establish strong collaboration and
quality implementation of project deliverables
❖ Organize and conduct state level workshops and capacity building activities
❖ Provide support to district leads of DHS and Jeevika in the pilot district to leverage and work
seamlessly to deliver the project outcome
❖ Setting up a proper MIS, reporting and documentation system and planning and review
❖ Explore and Linkage with public and private service providers in establishing their satellite
health center in rural areas to provide Medical consultancy and if needed referral
❖ Capacitate, enable and handhold the CBOs (CLF) in screening of the common health problem
with digital testing tool for diagnostics like common test such as Sugar, BP, temperature and
few of other blood tests, and running Health Kiosk and Jan Aushadhi Kendra
❖ Enable CBOs and promotion of ICT based app which will provide facilities of on line Medical
consultation with Doctors through SANJEEVANI portal of Govt. of Bihar.
❖ Networking with Public & Private partners for training of Jeevika Cadres and CBO leaders in
doing health screening through digital gadgets and running health kiosk and Jan aushadhi
❖ Enabling and handholding of CBOs (CLF) to establish and run a NRC to treat the SAM children
identified from the community
❖ Strengthening VHSND and Annaprashan day activity as a model convergence outcome in the
pilot district in close coordination with Jeevika, Health and ICDS department
❖ Regular and intensive field visit to the assigned Family Planning districts for Supportive
Supervision of field activities around Family Planning
❖ Undertake joint field visits with SHS and Jeevika leads for learning and better planning
❖ Represent the organization at different forums and meetings held at state and district levels
❖ Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate
action in consultation with Senior Management Team.
❖ Any other activities as assigned by supervisor and the organization.
Documentation and Research:
❖ Engage actively in any research conducted by the measurement team for the program.
❖ Ensure high level documentation of best practices from field and contribute to knowledge
bank of the organization.
❖ Lead report writing for Government and others as appropriate.
❖ Post Graduate degree in Social Work/ Social Science/Public Health, Rural development or
any other relevant fields.
Required Experience:
❖ A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in public health, including a
minimum three years of divisional / Regional level experience in managing & leading health
❖ Experience of building and nurturing government relationships.
❖ Experience of designing and executing social mobilization program
❖ Experience of working around and managing Family Planning programs would be given
Skills & Competencies:
❖ Understanding of the development sector and critical cross cutting themes such as gender
and advocacy.
❖ Possess leadership skill and is decisive, action oriented and adaptable.
❖ Strong networking and relationship building skills.
❖ Ability to work against tight timelines.
❖ Excellent knowledge of MS office.
❖ Fluency in verbal and written English, Hindi and local language.
❖ Willingness to travel to the field.

Application Process:

Interested candidates can apply for the position of Program Manager – Convergence by 2nd
November,2022 by clicking on following link: Program Manager – Convergence – PCI India
( PCI India is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, colour, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin
(ancestry), disability and/or marital status. Female candidates are encouraged to apply

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