Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Technical Advisor Life Stage 1, (Infants & Young Children) - ChildFund India

ChildFund India is part of ChildFund International (www.childfund.org), one of the leading International Child Development Organizations in the world operating in 31 countries and working with over 15 million children globally. ChildFund International is a founding member of the ChildFund alliance – a global force of 12 international development organizations that partner to improve the lives of children and their families in 55 countries.
 
ChildFund started its operations in India in 1951. ChildFund India’s goal for 2013-2017 is to advance survival, comprehensive development, education, livelihood, participation and protection of deprived, excluded & vulnerable children by enhancing their access to quality services and reducing inequalities and discrimination.
 
We currently employ around 300 staff in 30 locations across India. We are headquartered in Bangalore, with a program office in New Delhi. Our programs are geographically spread across 14 States and One Union Territory. We implement our programs directly and through 60 local partners, reaching out to 1.4 million children and families spread over 2000 communities. Our Annual Budget/ Financial Portfolio for FY 2012-13 is 65 Crores (approx.). Please visit the website,www.childfundindia.org for more information/details.
 
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We are a growing organization and invite committed professionals to join us to take our vision forward in India. If you share our vision and feel that you can contribute to our mission then we look forward to receiving your profile.
 
Please find the Job Description for the position of Technical Advisor Life Stage 1, (Infants & Young Children) given below.
   
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
 
 
Title: Technical Advisor Life Stage 1, (Infants & Young Children)   
 
Div/Dept.: Program                               
 
Location: Delhi                                    
 
Reporting Relationship: Director Program Quality         
 
 
SUMMARY
The Technical Advisor, Life Stage 1, (Infants & Young Children)      Technical Unit - provides technical leadership to ChildFund India’s life stage programs spread in over 60 Project locations across the country.
 
The Technical Advisor is expected to develop and execute a coherent program approach, build program portfolio, represent the organization in external forums, and support the growth of a quality program through the acquisition and stewardship of resources.
 
He or she will be supported by a team of field based technical officers and coordinators and will actively collaborate with ChildFund International global technical teams based in international, regional, and national offices to amplify program quality and impact.
 
The Technical Advisor is a member of the Country Management Team that plays an influential role in setting the direction, pace and culture within ChildFund India.
 
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
        Responsible for technical leadership of the ChildFund India program portfolio for Infants & Young Children (0-5 years). This includes working closely with the International Technical Teams to develop a set of standards, indicators, core guidance and effective practices; and implementing those in projects supported by ChildFund India across the country.
 
        Develop and execute sound project management approaches that include having a national project portfolio, developing and managing partnership (field level as well as regional/national level), building field level staff and partner capacity, providing timely technical support to the field coordinators, timely monitoring, financial oversight and evaluation of the projects related to Infants & Young Children (0-5 years)
 
       Oversight of the development of a coherent learning agenda aligned with ChildFund International’s theory of change and life stage approach. This includes identifying key questions in the development arena related to child development, promoting a culture of inquiry within the organization, and ensuring a plan to gather evidence, promote knowledge, execute applied research, and develop a cadre of professionals across ChildFund India and ChildFund International.
 
         Represents the organization in external forums through presentations, networking, publications, and engagement in the development discourse.
 
        The Technical Advisor will stay abreast of cutting edge practices on 0-5 years of life of the children and ensure that the ChildFund India program portfolio contributes to this discourse and benefits from it.
 
        Responsible for directly contributing to the quality and size of the portfolio around one of ChildFund’s three life stages Infants & Young Children (0-5 years) , including donor cultivation, grants acquisition and management, proposal development, and partnership development.
 
 
QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE
 
  • Master’s degree or Doctorate in discipline closely related to Life Stage I such as Early Child Care and Development
 
  • 12-15 years of experience in the management and execution of programs related to the growth and development of Infants & Young Children (0-5 years) [Life Stage I]
 
  • Proven ability to set strategic direction and develop operational plans
 
  • Demonstrated success in providing guidance and mentorship to  dispersed geographic and multi-disciplinary teams
 
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building of staff and partner organizations, including training, mentoring and coaching
 
  • Demonstrated experience in technical leadership and knowledge and learning strategies
 
  • Familiarity with the donor landscape active in programming around Life Stage I, Infants & Young Children (0-5 years) and experience in growing a program portfolio, and executing and managing programs funded by a set of these donors
 
  • Proven ability to cultivate and steward relationships with partners and donors
 
  • Prior experience with sponsorship as a funding mechanism for development programming
 
  • Travel required 70% time
  
COMPETENCIES:
 
  • Knowledge of standards and effective practices across multiple disciplines for maternal and child health and/or early child care and development
 
  • Knowledge of participatory community development approaches
 
  • Excellent presentation, public speaking and interpersonal skills
 
  • Strong computer skills, with familiarity in using Microsoft Office suite applications
 
  • Organized, team player, self-starter and results-oriented individual
 
Please send your profile to recruitment@childfundindia.org before   11th November 2013mentioning clearly the Position Title in the subject line. Kindly mention your current salary/ expectations if any.  The salary offered shall be the best in the sector.

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