Project Director

India
New Delhi
Type
Full Time
Business Unit
Country Programs - Country Teams

Overview

Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. ("CHAI") is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.

 

CHAI India is currently working under the guidance of the Central TB Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare towards setting up a project for private sector TB control in India. Engaging private sector effectively is crucial to achieving universal access to quality diagnosis and treatment for TB. The key objective of this project, named Joint Effort for Eliminating TB (JEET), is to set up effective and sustainable structures to strengthen existing systems and seamlessly extend quality TB care to patients seeking care in private sector. JEET plans to take a multi-pronged approach to engaging with private sector, as part of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) mantra to "go where the patients go" and will engage with the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) network at national, state and district levels.

 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, for the role of Project Director. They must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence.  S/He will work under the guidance of the Country Director; and work closely with other key strategic partners, to provide strategic assistance, technical inputs, and coordinate design and operationalization of the JEET project plan.

 

Responsibilities

The Project Director will be expected to:

  • Provide overall leadership and strategic guidance for planning, operationalization and implementation of the JEET Project in India
  • Provide oversight to a multi-functional team that includes experts in operations, public health, monitoring and evaluation, finance, HR and communications
  • Recruit project staff and consultants, according to identified needs and priorities, and in line with project growth
  • Liaise and maintain close and effective collaboration with senior officials with the Government of India, particularly the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Central TB Division (CTD), Global Fund (GF) and other international agencies, private sector, civil society, professional associations
  • Ensure timely implementation and smooth operation of all project activities and achievement of the project objectives and deliverables (programmatic and financial) as defined under the JEET grant
  • Ensure timely grant reporting and results dissemination to GF and other relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure robust financial management for the project with inputs from Finance lead and Deputy Project Director
  • Ensure compliance with GF regulations and procedures

Qualifications

  • University degree in Medicine - MBBS with additional postgraduate degree in Public Health/ Epidemiology/ Health Services Management
  • 12-15 years' experience including leadership roles in managing donor funded projects/ grants
  • Prior experience in a technical/managerial role of large-scale public health programs in communicable diseases preferably Tuberculosis
  • Experience in managing diverse stakeholders - central and state government functionaries, NGO partners, funding agencies, media etc.

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