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Project Manager- NCD

 Position Name: Project Manager- NCD

Position Reports to: Associate Director Social Mobilization

Duration: 20 Months

Location: Dhenkanal

No. of Positions: 01

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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 hardto-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

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About ACTION to CHANGE TOGETHER (ACT) to minimize the risk of NCDs with a focus on Hypertension and Diabetes Project:

As per National Family Health Survey-5 (2019-21), among the aspirational districts of Odisha, Dhenkanal ranks first in the prevalence of diabetes, and among the first 10 districts having hypertension cases in the population age 30-49 years. The prevalence of high blood sugar (>140 mg/dl) level is at 19.5% in the total population age 30-49 years, which is a risk factor for a multitude of problems such as kidney damage, neuropathies, oculopathies, increased susceptibility to infections (including COVID-19) etc. Hypertension is often a precursor of several cardiovascular diseases, chronic kidney damage, stroke and other conditions leading to sudden premature death etc. The prevalence of hypertension (Systolic 140-159 mm of Hg and/or Diastolic 90-99 mm of Hg) among total population age 15-49 years was at 27.1%. Dhenkanal is also one of the oldest OLM districts with very high saturation of Self-Help Groups (77% of the total population is covered by SHGs in Hindol Sub- division).




About the Assignment

Project Concern International is looking to hire three Program Manager to lead the project operationalization. S/he will be accountable for the delivery of project outcomes, foster partnership

with government and other stakeholders, actively involved in policy advocacy as per the program

strategy and pursue program growth opportunities.



Key Roles and Responsibilities:


Program Management

  • Strategically lead the operationalization of the project activities maintaining high quality.
  • Collaborate and negotiate with other departments like mission shakti, education at the district

level for leveraging platforms for community awareness.

  • Guide and support the block and field level team to deliver quality results
  • Capacitate project team on a regular basis
  • Facilitate quality training of ASHA and NCD Mitra on the community level interventions for
  • hypertension and diabetes
  • Maintain all the project linked MIS and information


Partnership Building

  • Coordinate with district level officials of public health and NCD and keep the
  • updated on the project interventions.
  • Develop engagement plan of private service providers as alternate option for seeking services
  • for communities.
  • Work closely with the district and block level staff from mission shakti and education for
  • awareness activities.
  • Represent project and organization in all the relevant meetings organized by health, NCD,
  • and other relevant departments at the state/district level.
  • Ensure regular conduct of TAG meeting and reporting of the same.
  • Undertake joint field visits with Government and partners for joint learning.


Knowledge Management

  • Engage actively in all the activities conducted by the measurement team for the project
  • Ensure high level documentation of best practices from field and contribute to knowledge
  • bank
  • Lead report writing for Government/donor and others as appropriate



  • Post Graduate degree in Public Health, Rural development or any other relevant fields





  • A minimum of 3+ years of relevant professional experience in public health, including a minimum one year of state level experience in leading health programs
  • Experience of building and nurturing government relationships
  • Experience of designing and executing community-based program


Skills and 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 and
  • Candidates with prior experience of working in the above states would be preferred



Interested candidates can apply for the position of Project Manager NCD by 18th March 2024 by clicking on following link:

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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