Position: Senior Program Manager – Public Health
Energy for Health_SELCO Foundation
Years of Experience: 10+ years
Location: SELCO Foundation, Bengaluru
Starting date: Immediately (full time, 6 months’ probation period)

About SELCO Foundation:

SELCO Foundation is an open source, not for profit organization that engages in field-based R&D and ecosystem building for deployment of clean energy solutions that alleviate poverty in tribal, rural and urban poor areas. The organization works in collaboration with practitioners in the social sector, energy entrepreneurs, NGOs from various developmental sectors and educational institutions to link the benefits of sustainable energy to poverty eradication. The organization works across verticals such as energy access, health, livelihoods with practitioners in the social sector, energy entrepreneurs and partners from various developmental sectors.
You can find more information about SELCO Foundation on our organization website.

Background on SELCO's EnergyForHealth program:

The goal of this program is to strengthen delivery of healthcare for over 170 million people by reliably and sustainably powering 25,000 public health facilities in remote, rural, climate and socio-economically vulnerable regions across 11 states in India by 2026. Healthcare today, without considering the potential services to the un-catered populations in the world, is the 5th most polluting industry. The proposed program can help improve the quality of health services in a decentralized manner, while also making it a less carbon intensive sector. This program can prove to be the low hanging fruit for achieving SDG13 and SDG3 via SDG7. We believe that provision of 100% renewable energy and green building infrastructure for healthcare facilities, will democratize the much needed health services in the remote regions within India and account for future pandemic preparedness.

The Role:

SELCO Foundation is looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about working in the overall sustainable energy sector for last mile communities. The broader goal is to use decentralized renewable energy to facilitate good health, improved well being, last mile delivery of health services, reduced mortality etc. through the integration of climate inclusive technologies into the healthcare services. The Senior Program Manager for Public Health is expected to identify unmet public health needs through secondary and primary research, scout, support and scale up sustainable energy access programs and technologies in order to enhance essential services under healthcare. Identify innovations to solve such needs, lead the deployment process for such innovations and coordinate monitoring of the impact on public health. The role requires expertise in public health systems, key stakeholders across different geographies and the medical technology landscape. Understanding of Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) and its integration within healthcare technologies while catering to the underserved communities. This position will lead the program in rolling out high impact healthcare technologies. She/He will be responsible for identification, implementation, monitoring and reporting of program activities and supplementary operations related to scaling of DRE driven health technologies. The Senior Program Manager for Public Health position requires understanding of the enabling impact of DRE on health services, technical expertise in biomedical engineering/medical technology with an understanding of energy efficient healthcare technologies such as point - of - care diagnostics, therapeutic and medical devices and biomedical equipment that can impact public health. The candidate should be familiar with public healthcare delivery systems and have the ability to develop positive, professional working relationships with govt and partners.

Key responsibilities for the position:

  • Design programs that solve for unmet public health needs by taking into account the various actors, organisations and processes needed to make a sustainable impact.
  • Build a team of health and medical technology professions to run research, deployments and monitoring activities on the ground.
  • Anchoring and managing (end to end) the technology division of the EnergyForHealth program at SELCO foundation.
  • Deploy high impact healthcare technologies/medical equipment at the various health facilities. Develop and share knowledge and expertise in technical aspects for scaling of sustainable energy driven technologies in public health settings.
  • Recommending solar power system and providing the techno commercial feasibility study based on the field survey.
  • Provide support in the selection, design, planning, implementation, and monitoring. Conduct Technical market research for relevant healthcare technologies for various geographies across the 25000 health facilities.
  • Ensure quality assurance, continuous quality improvement (CQI), conduct the technical evaluation of the proposals and prepare technical reports related to the program to ensure design outputs meet design input requirements.
  • Supervise troubleshooting activities on the technical issues across the program.
  • Liaison between beneficiaries and vendors for material procurement, technology customization as required.
  • Identify and develop success stories under the program as case studies for wider dissemination of DRE driven technology for healthcare.
  • Build strong relationships with public health champions, grassroots stakeholders such as NGOs and medical technology providers.
  • Compile periodic (biweekly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, and annual) technology scaling reports and provide relevant technology driven information for internal and external reporting purposes.
  • Work closely with the director on setting program priorities, directions, and responding to requests for technical support from govt. and partners.
  • Represent the organization’s efforts to the broader public health community of researchers, policy makers etc., through outreach activities such as conferences, webinars and roundtables.

Who can apply:

  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in the Renewable Energy sector or Public health or/and in the Engineering -Technical and Technology background is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in medical sciences or health management is required, such as MBBS + DPH/MPH/ MBA health care.
  • Experience working with government programs and systems for large scale public health programs especially health systems strengthening is preferable.
  • Knowledge of regulatory mechanisms, certifications and quality assurance of healthcare devices are essential.
  • Interest in DRE driven healthcare technologies and project implementations aimed at improving energy reliability and quality of life for underserved communities.
  • Prior experience of working with agencies that deploy sustainable energy driven and energy efficient innovative healthcare technologies would be an added advantage.
  • Strong skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn, grow and develop at personal and professional front, at a rapid pace with a steep learning curve.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.

Process:

Please apply at https://forms.gle/h88y2YoUNbzNfsY39

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

We look forward to hearing from people who identify with the vision of SELCO Foundation’s EnergyForHealth program!