Programme Officer (Full Time Consultant)

Population Foundation of India (PFI), New Delhi, India

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationPolicy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject/ Programme ManagementStrategic Alliances
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th May, 2017

Job Description

About Population Foundation of India (PFI)

The Population Foundation of India (PFI) is a national non-government organization at the forefront of policy advocacy and research on population, health and development issues in the country. Today, PFI leads advocacy efforts and works as a think-tank dedicated to promoting and advocating effective formulation and implementation of gender sensitive population, health and development policies, strategies, and programs in the country.

Besides implementing projects, PFI has played a significant role in giving grants to Indian non-government organizations. Since its inception, PFI has funded more than 375 projects across the country and continues to make grants focusing on its priority areas. The projects aim to reach the most marginalized, vulnerable and underserved communities, with poor demographic and socio-economic indicators when compared to the rest of the country. Over the years, PFI has played a catalytic role to create an enabling environment for policy advocacy on issues relating to gender equality, women empowerment and other social determinants. PFI is committed to serving the economically weak and marginalized sections of society in the high priority districts (HPDs) with poor socio-health-demographic indicators.

Job Summary
The Programme Officer will be responsible for supporting the advocacy efforts for “Realizing Commitment to Family Planning (RCFP)” programme. S/He will be responsible for advocacy with media and key influencers for increased basket of choice and increased budget allocations, managing partnership with media partner, develop content and support research activities. S/He will also be responsible for supporting the overall PR activities of PFI

Key Responsibilities
Advocacy with media for increased basket of choices

  • Support in devising and implementing media strategy
  • Undertake relationship building with media partners
  • Organize and participate in Study tours
  • Support in drafting media articles and responses

Lead the media analysis of the RCFP programme

  • Responsible for managing partnership with media partner
  • Analyze online, print and digital media engagements of RCFP programme across multiple indicators
  • Provide support for using the Meltwater tool for media analysis and present quarterly analysis report in coordination with the Meltwater team
  • Develop content created for media interaction

Advocacy initiative engagements

  • Advocacy meeting key opinion leaders  for expanded basket of choice, budget allocation and quality of care
  • Engagement with key influencers for advocacy on SRHR issues

Content creation and research activities

  • Undertake research, write concept notes and educational briefs
  • Support team in generating data for advocacy
  • Review of material to ensure integrity and completeness of data
  • Help develop infographs and educational materials with team
  • Support reviewing of communication and advocacy materials including press releases, media advisories, hand-outs, etc.
  • Help develop research approach, implementation plan, and ensure compliance with milestones and deadlines
  • Support team in annual reporting

Other activities

  • Support the overall PR activities of PFI
  • Support in content creation/ vetting for the Executive Director’s office
  • Support in organizing meetings, workshops, dissemination meetings and study tours
  • Support in follow up activities of all post meeting/engagements
  • Research inputs on research design and questionnaire and provide insights on thematic areas of the Gender Based Violence project
  • Any other work mutually discussed and agreed upon with the supervisor

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills
Educational Qualification

  • Master’s degree in social science/mass communication  from a reputed educational institution

Work Experience

  • At least 4-6 years of experience in media, communication, strategic communication in the development sector
  • In-depth knowledge of advocacy in family planning programmes in the development sector
  • Understanding of Government health systems at national and state level
  • Well versed on health, women’s status, family planning, sexual health and rights, and other related issues


  • Good coordination and prioritizing skills are essential
  • Good analytical, writing and presentation skills

Other Requirements

  • Team player and flexible about the challenges of working in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities
  • Highly organized, with the proven ability to work independently, meet deadlines and maintain consistent attention to detail
  • Ease of working with multiple teams, stakeholders, vendors etc

How to Apply
Please send your updated CV with a covering letter describing your suitability for the position to latest by May 10, 2017. Please mention the position “Programme Officer” in the subject line of your e-mail.  Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

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