Overview

Overview

Country Director provides vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of Jhpiego’s programs in India. This includes guiding the strategic planning, design and implementation for country programs and achieving the planned results.  Country Director works closely with the MoHFW to streamline efforts and ensure complementarities of projects, serves as the primary point of contact for donors including USAID, Corporations, Foundations, MoHFW, stakeholders and partners and is responsible for managing relationships and collaboration with international and local partners. Country Director also ensures timely and cost-effective project implementation, reporting of activities, and project deliverables.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic, technical and financial integrity of the program and to achieve project goals, objectives and targets
  • Develop and revise/update (as needed) India’s country strategy with objectives, staff roles and responsibilities, outreach, and a plan for overall flow of information and knowledge to and from Baltimore
  • Works closely with COPs and Project Directors ensuring that the projects are technically sound, evidence-based, innovative, and responsive to the needs of the country and donors
  • Serve as Chief of Party in temporary or permanent basis as needed
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified and innovative staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Directly supervise selected staff (COPs, Project Directors, MER Lead, Directors of HR and Finance, Compliance Officers)
  • Take concrete steps to create or promote a safe, respectful and harassment-free work environment
  • Provide programmatic and/or technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions
  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions particularly in the areas of family planning, MNH, NCD, human resources for health, women’s cancers, innovations and capacity building
  • Provide guidance, in collaboration with key staff specialists, to subcontractors and subgrantees and coordinates activities with other agencies
  • Ensure that all awards are performed on time, on scope and on budget, and raise potential risks to VP GPO and Director Program Finance in a timely manner
  • Ensure preparations and timely submission of all programmatic and financial reports to Jhpiego and donors
  • Identify opportunities for new program development and lead efforts to respond to solicitations
  • Ensure that Jhpiego Country Office is compliant:
    • With all local laws
    • Registration is current
    • Annual statutory audits and financial reports have been completed and filed with the appropriate agencies
    • Meets all legal requirements for filing reports, withholding and remitting income taxes for all staff, consultants and vendors
    • Ensures that all findings from prior audits/reviews have been corrected or are in the process of being corrected according to the timeline in the action plans
    • Complies with Jhpiego’s policies, procedures and practices related to the financial reporting and internal controls. All deficiencies in the design or operation of, or any weaknesses or non-compliance in internal controls in the Field Office have been corrected or are in the process of being corrected
    • Complies with donor policies and procedures applicable to management, technical, programmatic, financial and human resources
  • Report all mandatory Severe Adverse Events (SAE) according to donor and Jhpiego SAE procedure
  • Report to HQ any communications regarding:
    • Violations or possible violations of laws or regulations by the Field Office
    • Legal actions against the Field Office or Jhpiego
  • Work with Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) staff to ensure MER frameworks are developed and data/results are effectively tracked
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships and alliances with multiple donors, the MoHFW as well as implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders to maximize resources and avoid duplication of efforts
  • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors and other key stakeholders in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Ensure that annual staff evaluations and support professional development for staff is conducted timely

 

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in public health, community medicine, health administration, public administration, business administration or related degree
  • 15+ years of progressively responsible international public health management experience including design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and financial management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large (funding range between $15M+) USG-supported public health projects and budgets
  • Experience managing a multi-donor alliance or multi-partner consortium (both international and local NGOs), experience as COP is preferred
  • Experience developing successful, replicable and sustainable projects in India
  • Experience designing and managing complex and innovative MNH, FP/RH, NCD, women’ cancers and primary health care programs
  • Proven leadership skills and expertise in strategic program planning, implementation and management
  • Proven experience in leading highly skilled and qualified program, technical and administrative and finance personnel
  • Ability to build capacity and collaboration between governmental and non-governmental partners and other project implementers
  • Experience designing and supervising activities with a facility/community interface
  • Experience building the capacity of local organizations to implement project activities
  • Understanding of USG and other donor’s regulations and compliance, reporting requirements, and health strategic framework
  • Previous experience working in India and strong relationships at senior level in the health sector in the country preferred
  • Experience leading annual workplans and collaborating on local action plans incorporating global evidence as well as contributing to the global evidence
  • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment charged with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Capacity for analyzing technical problems and issues that impede efforts to provide improved health care to populations
  • Ability to develop technical solutions to these problems/issues and assisting in the design of operational research that could yield appropriate solutions
  • A team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating working teams, and developing communities of learning among host country partners and counterparts
  • Ability to travel within in India and internationally
  • Fluent in written and spoken English