The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI in partnership with its India affiliate, William J. Clinton Foundation's (WJCF) has been working in India since 2004 in close partnership with and under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the central and state levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently, CHAI/WJCF programs, supports government initiatives on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, tuberculosis, cancer, immunisation, and health financing. Additionally, CHAI/WJCF is also supporting the government of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP) on large-scale programs to arrest childhood and maternal mortality due to malnutrition, anaemia, diarrhoea and pneumonia, and helping increase access to quality family planning services.
Since 2016, WJCF has been supporting the state of Madhya Pradesh for developing and executing ambitious new efforts to reduce chronic malnutrition in India. Our program focus has been on:
We have been supporting the implementation of this strategy in Madhya Pradesh and expects to serve as a catalyst to inform similar scale-up efforts in other high-burden states. The program in Madhya Pradesh is distinct from previous and current efforts in terms of its scale, scope and level of innovation.
While the program has made steady progress in improving the effectiveness of public funded delivery systems of nutrition services to vulnerable communities, the impact of its work on anaemia and stunting reduction would be yielded in the longer term. Government funded programs are designed to bridge the dietary and supplementation gaps that communities can’t acquire otherwise due to the economic, social and behavioural constraints. While it’s important to bridge gaps in programs focused on nutrition, improving livelihoods and the ability of local communities to be able to source wholly nutritious food has to be at the heart of an ambitious strategy to arrest malnutrition. Therefore, for the current phase, the program is focusing on improving dietary diversity and access to safe drinking water through community-led enterprises in conjunction with the existing initiatives to comprehensively address malnutrition. Further, COVID-19 has delivered massive demand and supply shock to the socio-economic and health delivery mechanism and immensely exacerbated issues for millions of migrants. Hence, WJCF’s forward-looking strategy will encompass two broad arms: mitigate the disruption caused by COVID-19 shocks to nutrition gains and incept and scale initiatives that approach the nutrition agenda from new but complimentary angles.
The Senior Manager, Nutrition will be responsible for leading the program in the state under the guidance of the Department of Women and Child Development and the National Health Mission, Madhya Pradesh. The Senior Manager will develop/refine the program strategy, oversee execution of operations and engage/coordinate with stakeholders/development partners to achieve development objective. The Senior Manager, Nutrition will be directly accountable to organization leadership for timely and quality delivery of program goals.
We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual with strong analytical, quantitative, and strategy skills and an exemplary record of leadership and management. The successful candidate will have excellent communications skills, be able to function independently with flexibility in dynamic and often uncertain situations, be able to thrive in challenging environments, and have a strong commitment to excellence. They will also adept at coordinating operations of cross-functional and multi-location teams and have a strong commitment to excellence. We place great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.