Our client, a leading non-profit health organization is looking for a Consultant to work on their Inclusive Development portfolio to spearhead the development and implementation of a strategy to broaden the use of inclusive approaches across the Health Office investments. The selected candidate will also be responsible for the quality delivery of support agreed upon in this area, while providing advisory support to partners and internal stakeholders on inclusion and equity issues.
-Manage timely and quality delivery of planned activities
Planned activities for the year to be completed, including learning events, communication of success stories, partnerships facilitation, and technical support provision.
Ensure that quality standards are maintained for all deliverables.
-Plan and execute new activities to achieve portfolio objectives
Identify new pathways for meeting the portfolio objectives, including new communication channels, strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, new areas of investment, and capacity building opportunities.
Provide need-based technical assistance to USAID on request.
-Manage teams and contracting obligations
Ensure necessary consultants and specialists have been identified and contracted.
Conduct planning and review meetings as required, manage all reporting requirements and keep the team and donor updated on progress.
-Manage key partnerships
Responsible for donor management, including understanding and meeting expectations, reporting and vetting external communication with respect to this portfolio.
Engage with USAID partners and sector experts and stakeholders and facilitate opportunities for learning and collaboration.
-Postgraduate degree in Public Health, Community Health, social sciences, Development Studies or related disciplines.
-Minimum of 7 years experience in the development sector, with a significant portion of it being in health and health systems.
-Demonstrated experience of working on inclusion and equity issues with a solution/implementation focus.
-In-depth understanding of the Indian health system, and emerging issues in primary health care, reproductive health, communicable diseases and social and behaviour change with a lens of Gender equality and social inclusion.
-In depth understanding of the Inclusive development space in India and globally
Experience of working with one or many of the groups identified by L4i- Urban Poor, Adolescents and Youth, Sexual and gender minorities, Women and girls, Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes within an inclusive development lens
Demonstrated skills in:
-An application of inclusive approaches in development programming
-A well developed network of agencies who show best practices in this area- Foundations, People’s organisations, Academic institutions, Research agencies, National and State level forums of the same, etc
-Knowledge management and data analysis
-Developing communications materials for different audiences
-Managing partnerships with donors and other stakeholders
-Managing teams in a fast-paced environment
-Excellent verbal and written communication in English. Knowledge of at least one other Indian language essential.
-Proficient in use of MS Office suite, Google applications, etc.