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Project Manager

Foundation for Innovation New Diagnostics (FIND), New Delhi

 

1. POSITION VACANT: Project Manager, Foundation for Innovation New Diagnostics (FIND), New Delhi

2. ORGANISATION BACKGROUND:

The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) is an international non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization is dedicated to activities that result in: 1) new diagnostic tools; 2) expanded access to these tools; and 3) strengthened diagnostic testing capacity for poverty-related diseases in low- and middle-income countries.
For more information about the organization, please visit http://www.finddx.org/

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager of Hepatitis C and HIV Programme and Head of FIND India, the Project Manager, shall coordinate and manage FIND’s hepatitis C project activities in India, in collaboration with multiple international and local partner organizations. S/he shall be the focal point for FIND’s Hepatitis project in India, which aims to remove diagnostic barriers that prevent the country from scaling up hepatitis C care and supporting global HCV prevention, care and treatment goals.

Key Job Responsibilities:

(A) Project Management
(1) Coordinate country activities to achieve deliverables in hepatitis C screening and treatments, within time and budgetary targets;
(2) With FIND Senior Project Manager HCV/ HIV, and Head of FIND India, ensure proper in-country project and resource planning, procurement, budget and risk management;
(3) Liaise with FIND India support staff including HR, finance, supply chain and logistics personnel to manage the project related activities;
(4) Manage, troubleshoot and document progress and donor requirements (project plans, project status reports, grant reports, M&E framework reports, and meeting minutes);
(5) Maintain regular communication with FIND team and in-country stakeholders;
(6) Coordinate in-country stakeholder meetings and partner meetings;
(7) Coordinate and ensure timely collection of data collection for project-related M&E activities;
(8) Organize project management meetings and support the teams in resolving project issues.

(B) Coordination of Clinical/ Demonstration Trials and Registration Activities, and Communicate Evidence, at National Level
(1) Assist with clinical trials, demonstration trials and registration of new diagnostics tools at national level;
(2) Communicate evidence obtained through presentations to various audiences;
(3) Work with the Ministry of Health and national stakeholders to develop and implement hepatitis C case finding policies and guidelines.

(C) Laboratory Trials and Demonstration Activities
(1) Assist in the hepatitis C laboratory testing trials, including registration and coordination with partner laboratories;
(2) Assistance to FIND Lab coordinator on the various lab training activities;
(3) Assistance in the review of lab reports, formal MOH communications and act as liaison between the MoH and FIND on laboratory issues.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification:
Applicants must have an MBBS progressed by a post-graduate degree in public health and/or infectious diseases. Candidates with an MPH shall be preferred.

Experience:
(1) Minimum five years of hands-on experience in managing complex national level public health projects;
(2) In-depth understanding of hepatitis C and/or HIV case management in India with previous work experience in-country directly with MoH/national programme;
(3) Knowledge of clinical and demonstration trials, diagnostics or drugs regulatory environment and HIV/TB Laboratory network system in India, shall be strongly preferred.

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Outstanding organizational skills with good sense of priorities;
(2) Excellent communication, interpersonal and strong presentation skills;
(3) Team player comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment;
(4) Fluent in verbal and written English and ability to translate documents into English.

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

Offered compensation shall be best in the industry. Please note that the offer shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history of the selected candidate.

6. LOCATION: New Delhi

7. REFERENCE: PM-FIND

8. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phones: 011-2684-2162; 011-4165-3612
Email: pm-find@sams.co.in

9. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to pm-find@sams.co.in  submitting a cover letter highlighting their motivation to apply and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume including names and contact details of at least two referees, immediately.

Interviews with promising candidates will start right away.