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Program Manager
Location:  New Delhi/Chennai, India

Pure Earth is the leading international Environmental Health not-for-profit that pioneers to evidence-based solutions to Lead and Mercury pollution, the two most prevalent pollutants in the developing countries. Pollution is the leading cause of the death in world, more than HIV, AIDS and TB combined. Pure Earth identifies and cleans up severely polluted places where human health, especially that of women and children, is most at risk. Since 1999, Pure Earth has completed 120+ pilot projects in 24 countries, impacting 5 million lives.

The Program Manager will be part of India team and will work closely in managing large grants that are operational in multiple settings. The Program Manager will be based out of either Delhi or Chennai but should be willing to travel to other states, when required. This will be a management & implementation role with demonstrated ability to work independently, superb report writing skills, be extremely detail oriented, and have experience working with the State Government on environmental health, child health, and/or pollution-related projects.

• Support in preparation for and implementation of project activities including communicating with government officials, program and research partners, maintaining strict timelines and proper project documentation.
• Providing support to the leadership team in all project related activities, project implementation, qualitative and quantitative assessment of the health systems and conducting surveys. S/he will also support IRB (Institutional Review Board) ethics applications and reporting.
• Develop materials and briefing documents for meetings and technical consultations.
• Ensuring best practices for health and safety protocols are in place and observed in all project sites & activities.
• Identifying and exploring opportunities for cross-sectoral work on addressing childhood lead poisoning; and develop a framework for the same.
• Coordinating and supporting work planning, budgeting and reporting.
• Assisting in the preparation and monitoring of contractual agreements with organizations, consultants and field staff as needed for project activities and facilitate approval of project expenditures and invoices.
• Support state advocacy in coordination with India office and technical advisory group.
• Independently handle all state actors including state government officials and regularly visit them for consultations and seek support for project activities.
• When needed, facilitating efficient communication with donors, partners, and consultants; establish and implement systems for partner, consultant, and field communication.
• Participate in communication of the project’s activities, and research.
• Develop project related presentations, policy briefs, reports, blogs and other content.
• Participate in all state government and other stakeholders review meetings.
• Establish networking with different grass-root organisations, health champions, health organizations and research institutes.
• Other tasks as deemed necessary by the Country Director.

• Masters in Public Health, Biological Sciences and with equivalent experience of at least 5 years or above.
• Strong communication skills.
• Good Communication skills either in Tamil or Hindi and English.
• Experience of implementation of public health projects.
• Networking skills and have the experience of working with State Health Department.

Application Deadline:
Email your CV, Cover Letter and expected salary in single attachment to [email protected] with email subject, “Application for Program Manager Tamil Nadu (India).”