Country Representative

Country Representative

EngenderHealth

India

Job summary:

The country representative (CR) will have programmatic and overall management oversight of all EngenderHealth programs in India. S/he will serve as a key liaison with national and state governments in India. The CR is a recognized technical expert on local and global best practices, and ensures that project activities are implemented using state-of-the-art interventions. S/he will have overall responsibility for the country’s program portfolio, including achieving program results, financial management, accounting and reporting, ensuring compliance with all EH and donors’ contractual matters and other applicable laws and regulations. S/he will report to EngenderHealth’s Vice President of Programs, and will have direct responsibility for supervision of India country office staff. S/he will foster close team work in the India country office, be primarily responsible for raising EngenderHealth’s technical leadership in FP/RH, and increase the breadth and depth of EngenderHealth’s program portfolio. This role is likely to require up to 25% travel.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Advanced degree in public health, clinical medicine, nursing, social sciences, management, international development or related field;
  • Having a professional medical and ethical understanding of comprehensive abortion care programs;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in managing SRHR programs in public and/or private health sector in Asia;
  • Experience in working collaboratively with national ministries of health to scale up and implement national and preferably reproductive health programs;
  • Experience in managing and supervising individuals and teams;
  • Ability to be strategic and entrepreneurial, and to foster a cultural environment of innovation and collaboration. Flexible and adaptable with proven capacity to respond rapidly and effectively to a rapidly changing environment;
  • Excellent partnership and relationship building skills. Proven results in working with multiple collaborators;
  • Excellent understanding of the national and international public health landscape in developing countries in areas related to sexual and reproductive health, quality improvement and assurance;
  • Strong knowledge of the donor landscape within the health sector and potential investors for quality assurance;
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral communications skills;
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally approximately 25% of the time (equivalent of 16 weeks annually) to work with EngenderHealth’s field staff and partners;
  • Experience in integrating reproductive health interventions in public and/or private sector interventions;
  • Experience in representing organizations in national and global technical fora;
  • Comfort with a matrix management approach.

ESSENTIAL SOFT SKILLS:

  • Comfortable working in a fast – paced environment and being held accountable for meeting ambitious targets;
  • Leadership skills to work with autonomy while still being collaborative, prioritize tasks, and positively influence others to follow directives and meet deliverables with global stakeholders;
  • Problem-solver mentality, with the ability to adapt seamlessly to changing priorities;
  • Ensuring compliance with programmatic and clinical standards;
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to work effectively in different socio-cultural contexts;
  • Organized, high level of accuracy, and meticulous attention to detail;
  • Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources;
  • Strong knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

PREFERRED SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS:

  • Ability to use knowledge of the organizational and political climate to solve problems and accomplish goals;
  • Experience in advocating for the integration of SRHR standards and practices into national policies, systems and training frameworks;
  • Experience working with multiple donors and multilateral institutions, e.g. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Large Anonymous Donor, USAID, DFID, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA;
  • Experience in resource mobilization and ability to engage in multisectoral coordination;
  • Good knowledge of India’s health system;
  • Experience in advocacy and external high-level representation;
  • Work experience in other Asian countries.

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