State Program Manager

State Program Manager

Organization: Project Concern International/India (PCI)

Apply By: 13 Jun 2021

Location: Bhubaneswar(Odisha)

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About the Organization:

Project Concern International (PCI) has been working since 1998 to improve a broad range of integrated health and development outcomes and now has a presence across 10 states. PCI mobilizes communities in a way that effectively leverages, strengthens and builds ownership in local community groups, resources, and structures, particularly those consisting of women and other marginalized populations. PCI has expertise in effectively integrating a gender perspective into its work and promoting women’s economic, social and political empowerment. PCI has vast on-the-ground experience in transforming women’s collectives.

Position: State Program Manager

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

Program Management

  • Provide strategic lead to the Social Mobilization (SM) component in LF elimination program
  • Support Government to develop Social Mobilization plan for the state and districts
  • Collaborate and negotiate with the leads of different social mobilization channels.
  • Maintain a data base of potential field level staff to be hired for Mass Drug Administration (MDA) Campaign.
  • Ensure quality implementation of SM plan for MDA campaign
  • Guide and support the field team (Social Mobilization Coordinators) during the MDA campaign to deliver quality results
  • Facilitate session on Social Mobilization and IPC state training of trainers to build the capacity of state trainers.
  • Facilitate for quality training of Drug Administrators (DA).
  • Coordinate with state VBD team for uniform and adequate IEC material for MDA in the field.

Partnership Building

  • Work closely with the state leads of government and partner agencies and provide inputs on social mobilization
  • Take part in state task force meeting, steering committee meetings, partners meeting and any other relevant meetings at state and district level
  • Share regular updates with the MD-NHM, PS-Health and Director/Additional
  • Director-Health
  • Coordinate with LF partners- WHO, GHS etc. for MDA.
  • Collaborate and negotiate with the leads of different social mobilization channels.
  • Undertake joint field visits with Government, WHO and other development partners for regular learning.

Program growth opportunities

  • Facilitate growth opportunities for the benefit of the program
  • Leverage program and platforms for growth opportunity

Documentation and Research

  • Engage actively in any research conducted by the measurement team for the program
  • Ensure high level documentation of best practices from field and contribute to knowledge bank of the organization
  • Lead report writing for Government/donor and others as appropriate


  • Post Graduate degree in Public Health, Rural development or any other relevant fields


  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in public health, including a minimum three years of state level experience in leading health programs
  • Experience of building and nurturing government relationships
  • Experience of designing and executing social mobilization program

Skills and Competencies:

  • Understanding of the development sector and critical cross cutting themes such as gender and advocacy
  • Possess leadership skill and is decisive, action oriented and adaptable
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work against tight timelines 
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office
  • Fluency in verbal and written English, Hindi and local language
  • Willingness to travel to the field and
  • Candidates with prior experience of working in the above states would be preferred
How to apply

All applicants to send their updated resumes along with the subject line: State Program Manager-LF

Share the application and cover note on pciindiahr@gmail.com by 13th June 2021, 5:00 pm.





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