Engagement Manager - Health vertical
The International Innovation Corps (IIC) is a Fellowship program that runs as a part of the University of Chicago Trust and the Harris School of Public Policy. The IIC, founded in 2013, recruits and places high- performing young professionals with up to five years of experience and top-tier academic backgrounds, on teams that work on-site with governments and foundations to implement large-scale projects to address India’s most critical development challenges.
The IIC is seeking to hire an Engagement Manager to lead the Health vertical and coordinate its various health projects. The Engagement Manager’s (EM) primary responsibility will be overseeing IIC’s multiple health projects with a focus on emerging tech for healthcare. IIC would look to the E to build out this vertical for the future. The EM will play a key role in maintaining stakeholder relations, identifying new partners and mentors, providing management and strategic support to their IIC teams as well as working with core IIC management team on driving the organization’s goal in India.
Key Responsibilities (including but not limited to)
Project Support and Team Management for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) IIC team
Identifying gaps in the design of the current data system at MOHFW and developing recommendations for scalability and efficiency
Map the ecosystem of healthcare technology providers, researchers, academics and startups who are developing technology innovations for healthcare
Create systems for partnerships between government and technology providers to pilot technology innovations
Coordination with National Health Agency, State Health Agencies and National Health Missions to develop an integrated solution
Identify global best practices and research to feed into critical thinking for domestic market
Maintaining Stakeholder Relations
Regularly participate in stakeholder update meetings with the project team
Ensure that the Associate Director of Projects (AD) is consistently and appropriately informed on Project Associates and project activities
Coordinate closely with all health teams to ensure peer to peer learnings
Own key funder relationships
Project development and Fundraising
Work closely with the AD to identify and develop new projects and funding sources for IIC
Create and edit funding and project proposals, with input from the AD and other members of
the IIC leadership team
Proactively seek out and pursue fundraising and project development opportunities for the IIC,
in collaboration with the AD
Liaise directly with government, non-profit, and corporate leadership to drive collaboration and project development opportunities for the IIC
Expertise in Emerging Tech for Healthcare
Landscaping the current ecosystem to identify key trends and stakeholders
Identify key challenges and opportunities for data driven healthcare decisions
Create a roadmap for IIC to position ourselves as thought leaders
Organize events and convening to position IIC as a thought leader
Start Date: 15th January, 2019
Location: This position is located in New Delhi, India
How to Apply: To apply, please submit a resume and one-page cover letter to Shriya Sethi at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ideal candidate is a creative problem-solver who is motivated, passionate, entrepreneurial, self- sustaining, driven by a desire to make the world a better place, and excited to help build and shape the IIC initiative into a platform for matching human resources with social and development problems being tackled by the Indian government.
Other qualifications include:
5-8 years of total work experience in Public health or Management Consulting
Master’s degree required, with a preference for academic training in Public Health
Experience in program management or similar professional work
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and the ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously
Thrives in high stress situations with multiple stakeholders, and a consistently changing, ambiguous environment
Professional demeanor, including tact, discretion, and a sensitivity to working in a cross-cultural context
Willingness and ability to travel, work some evenings and weekends required
The University of Chicago Trust is registered as a “Charitable Trust” under Section 12A(a) of the Income Tax Act 1961, w.e.f. April 1, 2008. The registered address for the Trust is L-9, East Wing, Raheja Towers, MG Road, Bangalore 560001, Karnataka, India. The Trust also conducts activities in Delhi at DLF Capitol Point, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi, India 11001. The University of Chicago Trust, together with the University of Chicago, which has long-standing ties to India, is committed to supporting dialogue among scholars and researchers from the University, India, and around the world and to building upon the rich history of intellectual collaboration between Chicago and India.
The International Innovation Corps (IIC) is a Fellowship program that runs as a part of the University of Chicago Trust and the Harris School of Public Policy. The IIC, founded in 2013, recruits and places high- performing young professionals with up to five years of experience and top-tier academic backgrounds from Indian and U.S. universities, on teams that work on-site with governments and foundations to implement large-scale projects to address India’s most critical development challenges. The program aims at creating scalable, sustainable, and long-term social impact. IIC teams design interventions, pilot solutions, implement and iterate, and record and scale best practices by engaging stakeholders. Through having direct impact on the ground in complex multi-stakeholder environments, the IIC Fellowship ultimately seeks to cultivate future leaders of policy and international development.
Since its inception in 2013, the IIC has worked on 22 projects, with governments and foundations across India. Our teams have worked in a range of critical development areas, including education, skilling, health, and water and sanitation. Our implementation partners have included the Department of Education, Government of Rajasthan; the Department of Health, Government of Karnataka; the Swachh Andhra Corporation, Andhra Pradesh; the Administrative Staff College of India; the National Skills Development Council; SEWA; The Rural Electrification Corporation; and The Department of Irrigation and Desilting, Government of Maharashtra. Our projects have been supported by the Tata Trusts, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, EdelGive Foundation, and Yes Bank.
Please visit iic.uchicago.edu for more detailed information on the IIC. For any specific questions about the position, please contact Shriya Sethi at email@example.com