Assistant Vice President - Public Health Practice

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Assistant Vice President – Public Health Practice

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Sambodhi Research and Communication Pvt. Ltd is looking for a high-caliber individual to lead and contribute to high-quality multi-input development programs across India. The candidate shall possess techno-managerial leadership in designing and executing evaluations. S/he is expected to significantly contribute to writing proposals, analyzing data, and writing reports and other knowledge products.

Job Responsibilities:
The candidate will perform the following key functions:

  • Conceptualize, design, and deploy cutting-edge monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning practices across various public health projects.
  • Develop the capacity and technical expertise of project staff in the field and headquarters to undertake sound Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research activities and to use data and findings for effective decision-making.
  • Lead the development of high-quality scientific research and evaluation proposals for various public health projects.
  • Conceptualize and implement marketing/business strategy for public health portfolio within the organization. This includes developing opportunities with new and existing clients, tracking upcoming RFPs, leading proposal development teams, networking, etc.
  • Lead client engagement during the entire project cycle.
  • Assist and lead the project team in developing reports, presentations, peer-reviewed journal articles, and other communication materials.
  • Make and deliver presentations of reports/proposals to clients/potential clients.
  • Liaison with partner organizations, consultants, vendors, and other relevant agencies.

The above essential functions are representative of the major duties of positions in this job. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary. Other duties may be assigned similar to the above, consistent with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job.

Masters/Doctorate in a relevant discipline (i.e. Epidemiology, Public Health, or a related field as long as the candidate has a strong foundation in qualitative methods).

10-12 years of work experience in Public Health Implementation, Public Health Research, and/or M&E.

Personal Competencies:

  • Thematic expertise in primary health care, health systems strengthening, public health service delivery, etc.
  • Strong contextual understanding of the India Public health system.
  • Strong familiarity with research methodologies and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment.
  • High personal motivation, self-management, detail-orientated; ability to take responsibility for meeting deadlines.
  • A high degree of comfort with change and the ability to be agile and adaptable as the projects evolve in large complex health systems and their health technologies.
  • Demonstrated skills in data management and using qualitative data programs (e.g., NVIVO) as well as a statistical program for quantitative data analysis (e.g., STATA, SPSS, R).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research processes, systematic reviews, and evidence syntheses.
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills.
  • High-level conceptual, analytical, and critical appraisal skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and willingness to work closely with members of the research team.
  • Strong relational skills and be able to exert influence and work across sectors (primary care and community).
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and solve technical and methodological issues that arise during research.
  • Must be able to exhibit a high level of professionalism, judgment, ethical conduct, discretion, and diplomacy.
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