Senior Program Officer (MCGL COVID-19 Response WASH/IPC)

 (via DevNetJobsIndia)
JH, India
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
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Jhpiego is a nonprofit 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 newborn 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), MSD for Mothers and others.

Jhpiego is hiring Senior program officer for USAID supported MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) COVID-19 WASH IPC program based at Ranchi, Jharkhand. MCGL is a global project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide targeted MNCH/FP/RH technical and capacity development assistance (TCDA) to countries to facilitate countries’ journeys to self-reliance. Momentum Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) also aims to contribute to global technical leadership and learning, and USAID’s policy dialogue for achievement of global MNCH/FP/RH goals through support to globally endorsed MNCH/FP/RH initiatives, strategies, frameworks, guidelines, and action plans.

MCGL’s COVID response will be guided by its theory of change, rooted in using data and evidence to drive and inform interventions and design, together with fostering country led action. While COVIDrelated activities will be implemented to yield quick infection prevention results, MCGL will implement strategies that can be transitioned and sustained by sub-national governments and local partners.


• Work with state government and other stakeholders to develop, implement, monitor and report on program activities for a quality improvement of MCGL COVID-19 WASH IPC Response including work plans, baseline and periodic assessment activities, M&E framework and reports.
• Work with district level program officers in the state to ensure they timely carry out project activities, ensure gaps identification, plan and implement action plans to close the gaps.
• Coordinate and collaborate with district, state and national teams on day to day monitoring and effective implementation of the program.
• Work alongside other QI initiatives of GoI such as Laqshya, Dakshata, NQAS, Kayakalp as well as global initiatives such as WHO WASHFIT, WATERWORKS, etc. to leverage their resources and existing buy ins.
• Represent Jhpiego in appropriate forum on QI related activities to synergize efforts.
• Track and provide technical inputs for the implementation of all project activities to timely achieve project deliverables and outcomes.
• Support in development of training materials, fact sheets/info brochures, program reports, performance standards and job aids.
• Organize and conduct virtual as well as in person trainings and on-site coaching of Jhpiego and external stakeholder as necessary.
• Develop tracking plan for supportive supervision visits following trainings to support the providers in establishing and institutionalizing ideal WASH and IPC practices.
• Coordinate technical inputs from program and clinical leadership for smooth program implementation consistent with Jhpiego’s programmatic approach.
• Work closely with the supervisor on setting program priorities and directions, and responding to requests for technical support from local counterparts.
• In collaboration with MER Jhpiego staff, establish systems for tracking progress, indicators and deliverables according to agreed work plans and prepare program reports to ensure that donor reporting needs are met.
• Work with the supervisor to develop activity budgets, review expenditure, submit timely expenditure reports and ensure efficient use of available resources.
• Perform or assume other duties as assigned by the supervisor to achieve the organizational goals.


• Demonstrate excellent leadership skills with coordination of several activities simultaneously.
• Ability to establish and leverage working relationships with government agencies, stakeholders and other organizations.
• Able to manage/prioritize work from several sources. Ability to handle pressure of deadlines.
• Excellent organizational and training skills required.
• Fluency in spoken and written Hindi and English required.
• Ability to showcase excellent advocacy & liaison skills to develop and maintain productive
• Willingness and flexibility to work on a wide range of tasks.
• Ability and willingness to travel at short notice and as required.
• Proficiency in computers – Microsoft Office

Qualifications and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in medicine /Nursing. Post-graduation in Public health, Community Medicine etc. is preferred.
• Up to 6 years of relevant work experience in public health programs. Experience in Maternal and Neonatal Health and similar settings preferred.
• Familiarity with the Indian health system, key stakeholders and relevant government policies/ strategies is desired.

Jhpiego offers highly dynamic and enabling work environment and provides competitive compensation based on experience and background. Interested candidates should submit their application at with a covering note.

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