Deputy Director – Family Planning Strategy

Full Time


Closing Date: 25 November, 2020
About IHAT:

India Health Action Trust (IHAT) works towards reducing inequities by developing comprehensive and sustainable programs to improve population health. We work closely with the Government of India and state governments to achieve its public health goals. Our work is focused in areas of prevention and control of HIV and Tuberculosis, in achieving significant improvements in Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, improved Nutrition among mothers and children, and strengthening health systems. Our work is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.


IHAT has set up multiple Technical Support Units (TSU) for the Governments of Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Delhi and an Innovation Hub in Madhya Pradesh to provide techno-managerial assistance and coordinate with the Governments, Non-Government Agencies, Academic Institutions and Communities

About Program:

The Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit (UP TSU) was formed in 2013 to provide techno-managerial support to the Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP) pursuant to the Memorandum of Cooperation between the GoUP and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The University of Manitoba (UoM) leads the program and has partnered with IHAT to support the government in strengthening its Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child Health (RMNCH), Family Planning and Nutrition programs.

Reporting to:

Project Director - Family Planning (PD-FP)

Travel Requirements:

The position requires up to 40% travel to UP districts & other states

Job Summary :

The Deputy Director – Family Planning Strategy will support the work in developing strategies for family planning work in state government to help improve implementation of Family Planning interventions across 75 districts. He/she will be responsible for supporting designing and implementing family planning interventions & pilots in the state. He/she will provide guidance to program team and work closely with other Deputy Directors to have a seamless flow of information and co-ordination to move things in an integrated manner.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring buy in of strategy at TSU wide level as well as with donors
  • Create and implement partnership and engagement strategy with focus on collaboration with Private Sector for achieving the objectives of the FP grant.
  • Identify opportunities to provide technical assistance for improving comprehensive abortion care services in the state. Assess various program benefits and risks associated and develop mitigation strategies to overcome any such risks.
  • Plan and organize a broad range of advocacy efforts, such as stakeholders meeting and dissemination opportunities.
  • Leverage experience & knowledge to develop innovative models/pilots/ implementation research to increase awareness of FP practices & increase uptake of modern contraception.
  • Understanding best practices from India and abroad and bringing them into the UP context.
  • Develop monitoring and results frameworks and key performance indicators related to the new interventions.
  • Coordinate with the Deputy Directors/Team Leads from other interventions to identify synergies between other projects in TSU.
  • Foster relationships with BMGF partner organizations for advocacy efforts.
  • Contribute significantly in curating strategy and concept notes and research papers.
  • Perform other duties identified from time to time by FP Project Director.
Work Experience:
  • Minimum 12 year of experience in planning & implementing health initiatives at national/state level
  • At least 5 years of experience in managing and leading teams
  • At least 5 years of experience in family planning and reproductive health will be preferable
  • Post Graduate in Social Sciences / Public Health or MBA from a top tier institute
  • PhD in Social Sciences / Public Health / Management or equivalent qualification will be preferable
Key Competencies:
  • Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team, proactive
  • Strong experience in and understanding of working with government counterparts at various levels
  • Proficient at prioritizing tasks & deliverables
  • Exceptional writing skills and presentation skills
  • Ability to analyze complex data
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
How To Apply :

Interested candidates should submit their application clicking the “Apply Now” button provided on this page. Only a complete application submitted through the online portal before the closing date will be considered.

IHAT provides a safe working environment for all its employees; follows the principle of equal opportunity and encourages women applicants. Physically challenged with required skills /knowledge and willing to travel are also encouraged to apply.

We will be following a systematic selection process to fill this position based on experience, competency and suitability. Shortlisting for the posts will take place soon after the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Unfortunately, we are able to contact only those applicants who have been shortlisted for the interview. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of the closing date, please assume that the current IHAT positions are unable to accommodate you at the moment. It is also not possible for us to provide you with specific feedback because of the volume of applications we receive.

IHAT does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing, or other fees in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.

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