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Project Associate

Position : Project Associate
Reporting Line : Lead Health & Nutrition (PTSP)
Location : Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

About Project Concern International:
PCI, a Global Communities Partner has been working in India since 1998 with the Mission to empower
people to enhance health, end hunger, overcome hardship and advance women and girls. PCI, a Global
Communities Partner, envisions a world in which the most vulnerable people will have the power to lift
themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and for
the future.
PCI works with the government as well as social actors to create an enabling environment to improve and
activate the social position of marginalized populations, especially women and girls, as well as strengthen
convergent actions on the ground. Knowledge and evidence-based decision making and data-driven
management have been a trademark of our programs in India. For over two decades, PCI has maintained
a diverse portfolio in India, with a presence in more than one-fifth of all districts in the country, reaching
over 10 million people in 2019 alone. PCI’s health, gender, and community development programming
focuses on low-income, vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations, especially adolescent girls, women of
reproductive ages and children. By integrating its community mobilization and empowerment approaches
into the government strategies and systems, PCI is helping to ensure that millions of vulnerable women,
children, families, and communities throughout India have the ability to advocate for, access and utilize
quality health, nutrition, and empowerment services and information for generations to come.

About the Project:
Prerna Technical Support Program (PTSP) is the community mobilization project with the support of the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and Uttar Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission (UPSRLM).
The project is designed to strengthen UPSRLM in its core areas as well as in the emerging areas of health
and nutrition (HN). The overall support entails- co-creation of a strategy with UPSRLM for system
strengthening of UPSRLM in its core business areas and integration of HN; strengthening UPSRLM’s
internal system, structures, institutional mechanisms and concomitant processes, and strengthening and
mobilizing the community institutions of UPSRLM in its core business areas; providing technical knowhow
to the UPSRLM for building HN strategy and designing strategic interventions on HN integration,
building upon learning from successful models being implemented in Bihar and other states of India and
elsewhere globally, and, providing systematic and catalytic support through cascade capacity building of
staff and cadres, handholding, mentoring and quality assessment to ensure successful implementation of
those interventions in a defined geography; and, generating dynamic field intelligence through strong
measurement systems for providing deeper insight for decision making and program improvement, and
creating and sharing a digital knowledge repository with UPSRLM for scale-up preparedness of the HN
integrated model across the state.

Position Brief:
The Project Associate serves as a liaison to the Lead H&N. Project Associate’s responsibilities include
managing calendars, organizing and coordinating executive outreach and external relations efforts; and
oversees special projects.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
 S/he will assist the Lead Health & Nutrition in day-to-day management and completion of the
 S/he will support Lead-HN in keeping track of overall high-level deliverables of the project and
managing overall commitments and timelines of the project
 S/he will support Lead Health & Nutrition to coordinate with internal stakeholders and external
stakeholders (including donor, client, other development partners, high-level officials etc.)
 S/he will support Lead-HN in responding to queries of team members and other stakeholders –
both verbally and in writing – in a timely and professional manner.
 S/he will be required to plan, organize and coordinate meetings and workshops involving
internal and external stakeholders for Mission and PTSP as and when required. Circulate
meeting agenda, dockets, preparatory meeting notes and Minutes, and other relevant materials
for the meeting in a timely manner.
 S/he will prepare draft mails, speech, briefings, presentations, letters, note sheets, response to
queries of Government, invites etc. as per guidance of Lead H&N.
 S/he will search web, scientific literatures etc. for finding information on specific subject as per
guidance of Lead H&N.
 S/He will support the supervisor in regular follow up with District and Block Mission Teams on
task assigned and reports to be submitted.
 S/he will ensure effective management and update of all relevant database.
 Any other duties commensurate with the accountabilities of the post.
 Graduate, Post Graduate (MBA preferred)
 2-4 Years of work experience as an Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant or similar role
Skills and Competencies:
 Excellent computer handling Skills, including use of MS Office i.e-Word, Excel, Power point,
 Strong interpersonal skills with an approachable personality;
 Excellent articulation and organizing skills.
 Excellent written & verbal Hindi & English and the ability to communicate at all levels
 Candidate should have good knowledge of Hindi typing, which is a must.
 Discretion and confidentiality
 Excellent management, time-management, and problem-solving skills.

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