Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Senior Program Officer – Research and Development - Childreach International India

About Us

Childreach International India is a development organization that envisions “a world where all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential in life”.

We undertake direct projects as well as partnerships with grassroot organizations, institutions and corporate to achieve child rights in the most deprived communities. We address issues that affect access to quality elementary education for children, early childhood care and development, gender discrimination, health and hygiene practices and other underlying issues of child rights violations through direct interventions, community networking and advocacy. Children’s ‘Right to Participation’ is on the core of all our projects and activities.

Job Summary

Contribute in organisation’s strategy in diversifying and expanding its work in India through research, presentation and proposal writing. The position directly reports to Head – programs but is required to work in close coordination with communications and resource mobilization teams in India and UK.

Key Responsibilities 

• Proactively engage in primary and secondary research and documentation on target and relevant issues on child rights for project expansion and diversification.
• Conduct research and identification of new projects and /or organisations, carry out need assessment, due diligence and support in formalizing partnerships.
• Develop customized quality project proposals with Logical Framework Approach matrix and budgets.
• Coordinate with staff in India and UK to disseminate projects results and achievements.
• Conduct and coordinate trainings for partners in child rights, program management, proposal development, child participation
• Prepare training manuals for different community stakeholders
• Build organizational knowledge and visibility through participation in relevant forums, associations, groups of individuals and organizations.
• Support in developing awareness material, training manuals and reference material for sensitising internal and external project stakeholders.
• Analyse MIS and present results for presentations, reports and proposals.
• Provide support to Resource mobilisation and Communications teams, in particular on institution/ corporate funding, Newsletter, Annual Review and Website and media events
• Prepare presentations and high quality reports on programs for national and international stakeholders.

Requisite Qualification and Experience

• Graduates/ post graduates in any field with atleast 3 year experience in research, trainings and proposal writing
• Good understanding/ knowledge of issues on child rights, education and the RTE Act, highly desirable.
• In-depth understanding on Logical Framework Approach and budgets
• Exposure of developing high quality communication material for different stakeholders
• Excellent communication skills in both Hindi and English
• Proficient with basic computer programs including all applications of MS Office, corel draw and web development

Skills and Attributes

• Excellent analytical, logical and reasoning skills
• Flair for creative writing
• Urge to connect with the audience through writing
• Patience with an ‘eye to perfection’
• Persistent and passionate on giving desired results
• Ability to perform multiple tasks and deliver consistently on deadlines
• Excellent team player who can do multitasking

Remuneration Offered

The position offers an annual package that ranges from Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 4.5 lakh approximately. However, offer shall commensurate with the experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.

How to Apply 

Interested candidates may send in their detailed CV, with three references and a covering letter not exceeding 350 words to pr@childreachin.org before 20th October 2013.

Kindly note, that due to high volume of applications, it is not possible to acknowledge the receipt to all applicants. However, shortlisted candidates will be contacted via phone and personal interviews will initiate 12th October onwards. Please note phone calls related to the above opening will not be entertained.

In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly indicate the title of the post i.e. ‘Senior Program Officer – Research and Development’ as the subject line of your e-mail.

Childreach International India has a comprehensive “Child Protection Policy”. You are encouraged to know more about it if invited for a personal interview.

Childreach International India is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply. For further details please visit our website www.childreachindia.org
Job Email id:pr(at)childreachin.org

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