Industry Type : Accounts ,HR ,Management ,Finance Jobs,NGOs Jobs No. of Openings : 1
Job Role : Program Associate - Family Planning Total Experience : 6 months - 3 years
Job Location : Uttar Pradesh Salary : NA
Deadline: 2018-06-28, By Global Health Strategies (GHS)
Job Description

Program Associate - Family Planning

Job Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Years of experience: 6 months - 3 years

About Global Health Strategies (GHS):

Global Health Strategies (GHS) is an international organization that promotes the development and delivery of health products, technologies, and information. GHS specializes in policy research and analysis, communications, advocacy, resource mobilization, research, and program implementation. With headquarters in New York City, GHS has offices in New Delhi, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro with a plan to set up offices in the African continent.

Staffed with a blend of senior global health experts and young passionate professionals from the fields of public health, communications and advocacy, GHS is a proven leader in the international health landscape. GHS’s portfolio of clients is comprised of many of the world’s foremost health organizations from the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. GHS’s clients include and have included amfAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research, the International Partnership for Microbicides, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and Women Deliver.

Position Description:

Global Health Strategies is seeking an intelligent, passionate, experienced, and dynamic public health professional with expertise in media/communication and/or a communications/media professional with expertise in public health issues. The Program Associate will work closely with staff based in New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on a project aimed at implementing advocacy and communication activities for the family planning project in Uttar Pradesh

The ideal Program Associate is expected to have a comprehensive understanding of Uttar Pradesh’s public health landscape. Experience working on specific relevant issues in reproductive health space will be an added advantage.  

He/she will support in research, documentation, planning and implementation of advocacy, media, and communications activities on behalf of GHS’s partners for this project.


GHS works with partners to raise awareness on specific public health issues by leveraging its existing and new relationships with governments, policymakers, foundations and multilaterals, and NGOs. We help our partners expand their national and international support base, build internal and external capacity, and identify and maximize new relationships and opportunities.

As a Program Associate, your main role will be to support the Manager in the implementation of GHS’ family planning project in Uttar Pradesh. You will be based in Lucknow, but will have to travel extensively within the state, and occasionally to the New Delhi office. In this role, you are expected to carry out the following activities: 

  • Establishing, expanding and managing the network of stakeholders (government health officials, media    persons, technical experts, CSO network)

  • Identifying & engaging stakeholders through various platforms (media events, conferences, symposiums)

  • Conducting desk-side research and formulating analyses

  • Documentation support, such as drafting monthly and annual reports, meeting minutes and work plans

  • Tracking, documenting, and reporting progress on project deliverables and key indicators to the supervisors

  • Planning & strategizing (developing work plans, developing and strategizing engagement strategies for various stakeholders)

  • Regular engagement with CSO network ( support in developing work plan, following up on activities, reviewing reports, maintaining regular communication with partner CSOs, monitoring program activities, champion engagement, sharing regular updates on program landscape)

  • Any other responsibilities assigned by the supervisor

Additional Project Management Responsibilities: 

The Program Associate is likely to attend meetings in and outside Uttar Pradesh with GHS’s partners and on behalf of GHS

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in public health with some practical exposure/ experience 

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hindi  

  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Strong understanding of Uttar Pradesh’s political, media, and public health landscape and key stakeholders

  • Strong attention to detail 

  • Strong initiative and the ability to proactively build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders

  • Adaptable  and able to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced, demanding environment

  • Proficient in  Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and professional-level PowerPoint presentations

Additional Qualifications:

  • Flexible schedule and able to work weekends or evenings when necessary

  • Understanding of/ interest in family planning and reproductive health issues

  • Willing to be based in Lucknow with frequent travel to districts in Uttar Pradesh

  • Would prefer the candidate to be currently based and working out of Uttar Pradesh

  • This is a junior level position therefore the number of years of work experience should not go beyond 3 years maximum.

How to Apply:

Please email covering letter, resume in English and any additional materials (writing samples) to We will contact you if your background matches our job qualifications. Please include "Program Associate- Family Planning, Lucknow” in the subject line.

GHS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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