Programme Officer – Technical Support Unit

Programme Officer – Technical Support Unit

Organization: Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Wadhwani AI)

Apply By: 05 Jul 2020

Location: Mumbai(Maharashtra)

About the Organization:

Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence is an independent, nonprofit research institute and global hub, developing AI solutions for social good. Their mission is to develop and apply AI-based innovations and solutions to a broad range of societal domains including healthcare, agriculture, education, infrastructure, and financial inclusion.  Ultimately their aim is to work with governments, social sector organisations, other innovators, and all other relevant stakeholders to transform the lives of the billions of poor, underserved people in India and the rest of the world.

Position: Programme Officer – Technical Support Unit


Their current focus areas include Cotton Farming, Maternal Newborn Child Health (MNCH), and Tuberculosis (TB), Covid19. We are funded by Dr Romesh Wadhwani, Sunil Wadhwani, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, Foundation Botnar, and USAID for our work in healthcare.

They are looking for Program Officer, Technical Support Unit (TSU) who will coordinate and execute all activities of appointed TB projects under the direction and supervision of the Program Manager TSU. The TSU is being established to support NTEP and USAID for adoption innovative Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technology based solutions for TB elimination.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support and handle day to day functioning of Technical Support Unit in coordination with the Program Manager
  • Liaise with the Government and Donor Agencies to drive TSU functions.
  • Work with multifunctional teams, partner organizations and the government to implement project activities and ensure delivery of objectives in timely and quality fashion.
  • Work with staff from selected geographies to document lessons learnt during implementation of projects and write abstracts, success stories, journal articles, and other materials to share achievements.
  • Facilitate execution of the process of assessment and onboarding of innovations for TB service delivery and programme management
  • Support execution of mechanism of call for innovation proposals and guide innovators through the process of onboarding
  • Work closely with experts in public health, TB programme, AI, technology experts and mobilize them to support technology assessment process
  • Coordinate for the on-field assessments of AI solutions which were processed by the TSU for onboarding and adoption.
  • Conduct supervision and monitoring of the innovation project assessment process to ensure cadence and delivery as per project work plans, timelines.
  • Function wit utmost sensitivity towards data confidentiality and privacy
  • Perform duties as assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualification and Experience

  • Graduate degree in medicine (MBBS) or health sciences
  • Post Graduation (MD/DNB) in Internal Medicine/Respiratory Medicine/Community Medicine or Masters in Public Health (MPH).
  • At least 3 years of relevant post qualification professional field experience.
  • Experience in supporting and implementing public health programs especially NTEP is required.


  • Skilled in successfully working with geographically dispersed teams and working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Technical writing skills, such as synthesizing research findings, content for proposal sections, etc.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize deadlines and work in fast-moving environments and teams, while maintaining accuracy.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English
  • Ability to travel frequently
How to apply

Closing Date: 5th July 2020

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