• Senior Manager-Nutrition and Essential Medicine

    New Delhi
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
  • Overview

    William J. Clinton Foundation (WJCF) in India, works closely with Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) which 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 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 States’ levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently CHAI works across projects to expand access to quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, tuberculosis, cancer and immunisation. Additionally, CHAI is also supporting the government of Madhya Pradesh (MP) 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.



    Essential Medicine and Nutrition Initiative


    CHAI’s work on addressing malnutrition/anemia amongst children and adolescents, and diarrhea/pneumonia amongst children under 5 works both on the demand and supply sides and is anchored in the state of MP across all 51 districts of the State. The program focusses on (i) improving the market dynamics for delivery of essential medicines to the last mile (ii) strengthening health systems and supply chains at various levels of healthcare delivery (iii) improving uptake of Iron Folic Acid (IFA) and Supplementary Nutrition Program (SNP) and (iv) building capacity of frontline workers. The program will reach 2,776,800 children 6-36 months of age, 2,745,600 adolescent girls and 1,147,520 pregnant and lactating women and expects to achieve a 10 percentage point reduction and anemia and malnutrition prevalence.





    Based in New Delhi, the Senior Manager – Nutrition and Essential Medicine will be responsible for driving the overall program strategy and operations and report to the Director, EM and Nutrition. He/she will manage and nurture a highly talented team in Delhi and Bhopal in achieving program goals and work in close coordination with the Department of Women and Child Development and the National Health Mission, Madhya Pradesh, and, with other organisations viz. Niti Aaayog, Ministry of Women and Child Development etc. Additionally, he/she will directly manage relationships with external stakeholder organisations/suppliers.


    The Senior Manager will contribute to the advancement of CHAI’s mission and impact by prioritizing collective success, robust enquiry and intellectual integrity.CHAI is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual with strong program management and an exemplary record of demonstrated leadership. Successful candidates will have excellent analytical and communications skills, be able to function independently, be self-motivated, have the ability to thrive in challenging environments, and have a strong commitment to excellence. We place great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, energy, and work ethic.





    · Spearhead operational excellence through strong program management, refresh programmatic strategies and ensure achievement of program objectives

    · Explore opportunities for developing comprehensive strategy for addressing malnutrition through additional program areas such as agriculture, rural livelihood etc. Further, in partnership with the Essential Medicine (EM) Program leadership, lead the design/refinement of CHAI India's integrated diarrhea and pneumonia strategy in select focal states

    · Manage a cross-sectoral team by establishing program goals, supervising task execution and monitoring project progress. Draw on CHAI’s global and local expertise in demand generation and supply-side engagement proactively and work in a collaborative manner with cross-cultural teams

    · Synthesize and analyse program data on morbidity and care pathways of children with severe diarrhoea and pneumonia and incorporate findings into overall strategy and approach; support Ministry of Health in identifying and accelerating implementation of highest-impact interventions to reduce deaths diarrhea and pneumonia related deaths in children. 

    · Reinforce and manage strong collaborative relationships with the Ministry of Women and Child Development and support government leadership and priorities; in addition manage external and strengthen relationships with Niti Aaayog, Ministry of Women and Child Development and other developmental partners.

    · Work closely with the government of MP to identify and bridge gaps pertaining to supply chain, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation; coordinate with the program leadership to manage relationships with diverse set of global stakeholders including CHAI global team, major international institutions and donors. 

    · Assist with resource mobilization and development of donor proposals to support implementation of scale up efforts; co-ordinate with other local and international development partners to leverage complimentary expertise, funding and/or relationships

    · Provide guidance, mentorship and oversight in nurturing and building a great program team


    • MBA or a Masters’ Degree Economics or related fields
    • Minimum 8-10 years’ work experience in strategic consulting or strong mid-management leadership experience in public or private enterprise,
    • Extremely strong problem-solving, analytical capability and project management skills; highly entrepreneurial and with strong self-motivation with ability to multi-task, set priorities, and be effective under tight deadlines and in high-pressure situations
    • Demonstrated success in coordinating various stakeholders/interests (public sector engagement would be highly relevant) and developing strong relationships in order to successfully drive projects
    • Ability to work independently, flexibly and responsively, with a strong commitment to excellence
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills and a high degree of self-confidence
    • Fluency in English & Hindi
    • Should be willing to travel on short notice within India with 30-40% travel



    • Work experience in strategic consulting or a fast-paced results oriented organization
    • Experience working with the public sector clients and managing cross-sectoral team


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