Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Project Manager - Newborn Sepsis - Save the Children - Patna, Bihar


Position: Project Manager - Newborn Sepsis (Job  Code : PM-NBS)
 
Location: Patna, Bihar
 
E-mail Id to send the applications : jobs@savethechildren.in (please mention job code in the subject line)
 
Last date to send the application : 12th December 2013
 
Type of employment : Consultancy one year (extendable based on project requirement)      
 
Job Summary:
 
The Integrated Family Health Initiative (IFHI) program is a five-year project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to increase use and coverage of maternal, newborn, child, and women’s health and nutrition interventions within the state of Bihar. The program aims to assist the state substantially reduce maternal, neonatal, and child mortality contributing to an accelerated progress towards achieving MDG 4 and 5 targets, working in partnership with governments, civil society organizations, and communities at large. A consortium of organizations, led by CARE, India supports the implementation of this program, with the Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) program of Save the Children (SC) India serving as the technical partner agency for the Newborn Care component.  The Project Manager – Newborn Sepsis, a SC staff based in Patna, Bihar, works with and reports to the Technical Director – IFHI, with daily coordination with the Manager – Newborn Health, and frequent collaboration with the SNL India and Washington, DC teams.
 
The Project Manager - Newborn Sepsis will play a critical role in implementing technical interventions in the management of newborn sepsis. Based in Patna, the position will be responsible for overall leadership of the neonatal sepsis management project. S/he will be working closely with the Quality Improvement team and the M&E team to analyze and understanding data obtained from the field and ensure use of data for improving the quality of implementation of the newborn health services. S/he will also oversee training and implementation activities to ensure the intervention is carried out as designed. Thus, in close collaboration with the Manager – Newborn Health, ensuring learning from the field is incorporated and developed into technically sound and responsive interventions.
 
S/he will be required to visit the implementation district routinely. This position will report to the Technical Director – IFHI, and will communicate with the Manager - Newborn Health on a regular basis and with SC-India and SNL teams biweekly. 
 
Key Responsibilities:
Key responsibilities will include:
• Strategic planning;
• Detailed implementation and management planning;
• Establishing solid working relationships with the government, IFHI, and other partners Working in the district as well as with the state level GOB and IFHI authorities;
• Obtain approval on the standards/protocols, operational guidelines, and training and BCC packages;
• Workplan development and implementation;
• Personnel and financial management;
• Program monitoring and evaluation, documentation, and dissemination;
• Developing a sustainable exit strategy. 
S/he will ensure the effective use of resources in compliance with IFHI regulations and policies. This position will be required to communicate regularly with the IFHI Technical Team and SNL HO and India staff.

Qualification & Experience:
Required:• Master’s in Public Health or similar medical degree
• Extensive technical experience in designing and implementing newborn health interventions in Bihar or in similar settings
• Experience in program planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis
• Understanding of health systems and working in partnerships
• Extensive knowledge of newborn health as well as the global thinking on evidence based interventions
• Ability to manage complex health programs

Preferred:• Research experience in MNCH
• Medical or nursing training

Skills & Competencies:
• Proven ability to conceptualize, analyze, innovate, plan, write and execute ideas, as well as impart knowledge and skills
• Eye for detail, ability to multi-task and problem solve
• Demonstrates efficient decision making and problem solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
• Ability to function effectively as a team member
• Fluency in English and proficiency in Hindi essential
 
Full time, housed in CARE/IFHI office in Patna with up to 60% time spent in the implementation district.
 
Interested candidates should mention the job code in the subject line and send their CV as an attachment at jobs@savethechildren.in
 
Save the Children aims to be an equal opportunity employer. Women candidates are encouraged to apply. Recruitment and selection procedures & checks reflect our commitment to protect children from abuse.


Research Scientist - CIMMYT - Ludhiana, Punjab


Research Scientist
We are seeking for a dynamic, and self-motivated professional with excellent organizational and people skills for the position of Research Scientist.
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries, focused on increasing food security and reducing poverty at an international scale. Please refer to our website for more information www.cimmyt.org.
Positions will be based in the Ludhiana, Punjab in India and may require a travel within or outside India

The main responsibilities of this position will be:
• Under the guidance and collaboration with senior CIMMYT Staff, prioritize, execute and manage strategic research trials on Conservation Agriculture and sustainable intensification of maize and wheat based cropping system at BISA farm.
• Provide technical support in execution of collaborative strategic research trials with PAU at Ludhiana.
• Execute farmer- participatory activities on sustainable intensification of cotton- wheat systems.
• Support capacity building of students and partners on CA machinery, sustainable intensification, precision input management, use of standard protocols, tools and techniques for experimentation

• Collaborate with government and private sector partners as well as with other project staff of CIMMYT in ongoing
cropping systems research in the region.

• Collect, manage and synthesize databases (primary and secondary) on the biophysical conditions, the agronomic management and production economics across strategic research and on- farm participatory trials across project sites

• Organize the database and prepare input files for cropping systems models and input-output matrix tables for scenario analysis.
• Synthesize the research results in form of scientific publications and communicate research results to diverse communities, including scientists, change agents, policy makers and farmers.
• Participate in various meetings representing CIMMYT in various fora at local as well as national level
• Perform any other job as required by the organization

Desired qualifications, skills, experiences of the perspective candidate:
• Masters Degree in biological sciences with atleast 2 years field oriented research experience in agricultural sciences
• Excellent understanding and work experience of predominant cropping systems in India
• Excellent understanding and working experience on Conservation Agriculture production system particularly maize and wheat based systems
• Good knowledge of CA based mechanization and precision agriculture
• Ability to manage, statistically analyse and synthesize scientific data and translate research results in peer reviewed publications
• Computer literacy, with proficiency in the common software packages.
• Proficiency in the English language.
• Ability to work in multi-cultural environments and in multi-disciplinary teams.
• Willingness to spend considerable time away from home.
The position is for an initial fixed-term contract of 1 year, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds.CIMMYT offers an attractive remuneration package, with a range of benefits including health insurance.

CIMMYT 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.

Email cover letter and CV no later than Tuesday, 10 December, 2013 to Human Resources, CIMMYT (Email: recruitindia@cgiar.org / Please insert Position Reference number: D12524 in the subject of your email)
 
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



Social Policy Specialist - Delhi


United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, invites applications for the following vacancy:

Position:                  Social Policy Specialist

Location:                  Delhi

Purpose of the Post

The incumbent will be responsible for providing support to the India Country Office for social policy analysis and advocacy, through research, partnerships and networks and advocacy, contributing to Social Policy results in the UNICEF-GoI Country Programme. He/She will provide inputs to support sectoral programmes and inter-sectoral coordination relating to social policy, gender main-steaming and equity and social inclusion in programming.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

1. Assist in the development and implementation of policy analysis, quality evidence-based research, monitoring and evaluation activities in the state(s)/at New Delhi in support of the social policy objectives of the relevant CPAP and UNDAF results frameworks, as well as State Plans of Action for Children, and the implementation of the Convention on the rights of the Child, with specific reference to issues of child sensitive social protection and social inclusion
2. Lead efforts to mainstream issues and strategies for gender equality and empowerment of women and girls, and equity in programming, across sectors and state offices
3. Responsible for the optimal financial implementation of allocated budgets both for cash and supply assistance in accordance with UNICEF rules and regulations. Support and monitor the implementation of the annual plans of action including through the organisation of relevant workshops, meetings, quarterly and annual reviews with partners, training programmes. Undertake regular substantial field visits for review and spot checks of the cooperation; compile progress reports and relevant statistical and financial data and analysis for the assigned programme areas
4. Collect, analyze, coordinate and direct the timely flow of relevant social, economic and political information and make recommendations necessary for policy and programme development in the state(s).
5. Participate and contribute to the Management Teams of the Office, and to regular programme team meetings. Participate and contribute to inter-state activities related to the areas of assignment and in relevant country office meetings. Contribute relevant inputs to annual, donors and other reports and documents
6. Establish and maintain regular professional contacts with government officials, other partners, including research and training institutions, through joint visits, consultations, meetings. Advocate and promote the adoption of UNICEF policies and strategies, foster alliances to meet objectives.
7. Plan and review Delhi and state work plans at three points in the year.

Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

a) Education
Master’s degree from a recognized university in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, Development Economics or other relevant disciplines.

b) Work Experience
Minimum five years of professional work experience related to programme planning, monitoring, and policy analysis with focus on social development and poverty alleviation at national or international level.

c) Languages
Fluency in English and Hindi required. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station is an asset.

d) Competency Profile:
i) Core Values (Required)
• Commitment
• Diversity and Inclusion
• Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)
• Communication [ II ]
• Working with People [ II ]
• Drive for Results [ II ]

iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
• Leading and Supervising [ II ]
• Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]
• Analyzing [ III]
• Relating and Networking [ II ]
• Persuading and Influencing [ II ]
• Planning and Organizing [ III ]

iv) Technical Knowledge [ ]

a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job) [ ]
(Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)
• Knowledge of donor country’s economic and political situation.
• Expertise to leverage UNICEF’s competitive advantage.
• Expertise to deploy networking and mass media for fundraising and special events.

b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group) [ ]
• Understanding of UNICEF programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies (MDGs, UNDAF, HIV/AIDS, WFFC, MTSP, etc.)
• Understanding of Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming.
• Understanding of UN mission and system; and International Code of Conduct.
• Gender equality and diversity awareness.

c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job) [ ]
• Knowledge of UNICEF’s financial regulations and rules, fundraising manual and fundraising strategy.
• Understanding of government policies, guidelines, legislation, and strategies related to fundraising.
• Understanding of UNICEF programme policies, goals, strategies, guidelines and approaches related to programme funding activities.
• UNICEF policies, strategies promoting and supporting gender equality and diversity.

Applications consisting of a cover letter and an up-to-date CV should be sent to jobs-unicef@sams.co.in  by 10th December 2013. In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the title and location of the post in the subject line of your e-mail/application. For more details of the posts and full job descriptions, visit the UNICEFIndia website at www.unicef.in  and click on “Careers at UNICEF” at the bottom of the page. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged. These vacancies are open to Indian Nationals only.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organizations qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training etc.
UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment.


WASH Specialist - Lucknow


United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, invites applications for the following vacancy:

Position:                    WASH Specialist

Location:                   Lucknow

Purpose of the Post

Under the guidance of the Programme Manager Lucknow Office, he/she will be responsible for facilitating and influencing the State Government’s evidence based policy, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and documentation for WASH sector plans and projects. The incumbent will work at both the State and District level. He/she will also take leadership and sector specific guidance from the WASH Technical Centre of Excellence in New Delhi.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

1. Influencing Policy and Building Partnerships: Analyses existing WASH sector policies and policy environment, governance and institutional bottlenecks, systems of management, risk allocation and coordination systems around WASH sector programmes relevant for children in the state. Recommends corrective actions to be taken by the State office to improve efficiency and effectiveness of WASH sector programmes to ensure adequate focus on MDG’s and post MDG agenda. Convenes strategic partnerships to impact on overall children’s policies, to support WASH programmes and resources in the State. Interacts with national and international agencies and commissions, on the advocacy and management of policies/programme/projects. Participates in meetings with Ministries/Departments/stakeholders responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements. Assists in the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation for replication by the State Government.

2. Work planning and Implementation of Plan of Action with a special focus on Focus Districts: Responsible for the development and implementation of a strategically well focused convergent WASH programme in the state leading to improved (flagship) government water and sanitation and hygiene education programmes and ensures compliance with specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to subordinate staff (TA’s, SSA’s, third party consultants) to manage and implement work plan. Translate technical and social sector developments at national and state level to strategic programming in the focus districts leading to improved conditions for women and children. Coordinates with the Operations/Supply staff/programme support on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timelyUNICEF and Government accountability. Certifies and reports disbursements and use of funds, as per UNICEF rules and procedures. Supervise and be responsible for the implementation of assurance activities. Writes programme/project inputs for donor proposals, status reports required for management Board, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

3. Technical Assistance, Capacity Building and Knowledge Management : Provide technical advice and support to government authorities and state institutes to plan and organize capacity building programmes for community water management, water quality surveillance and response planning, sanitation and hygiene promotion. Identifies training needs for the purpose of capacity building and sustainability of programme/projects. Provides technical expertise as required, facilitates learning exchanges as well as policy influencing. Ensure critical gaps in information, knowledge and understanding relating to water supply, water safety, water resource management and sanitation and hygiene promotion are recognized and addressed by stakeholders in the states. Create interstate and inter-sectoral learning alliances, analyse, document and share best practices.

4. Research, Monitoring and Evaluation: Facilitates the review of systems and capacity related to delivery of services to children and the interventions to improve such systems and capacities. With guidance from the Technical Centre of Excellence, proposes designs for assigned programmes. When agreed, prepares, implements, monitors and evaluates assigned UNICEF assisted programme or specific project(s). Analyzes and evaluates data and/or takes corrective action when necessary, to meet programme/project objectives. Contributes to and enables the concurrent monitoring and reporting on performance indicators of Government flagship programmes and /or UNICEF–NGO managed programmes under the Project Co-operation Agreement. Integrates input/advice from the relevant Technical Centre for Excellence in Delhi. Supports/undertakes research that provides tracking on programmes of social inclusion.

5. Inter-sectoral collaboration: Proactively collaborates within state and/or sector with programme colleagues to give and receive knowledge and assistance. Pooling resources for more effective programming across the state. Assists in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate programme development. Facilitates the planning and formulation of Behaviour Development/Behaviour Communication Change initiatives in state institutions (priorities are Health, Nutrition, WASH, & HIV Aids), to enable more effective behaviour change.

6. Emergency Preparedness and Response: Working with or acting as Emergency Focal Point to ensure that CCCs are met following a major disaster through strengthening of stratetic preparedness plans and capacity building. Facilitates mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change initiatives in sector programmes

Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

a) Education
Master’s degree from a recognized university in any of the following: Environmental Science, Hydrology or Environmental, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Public Health or a related field associated with water supply, sanitation and hygiene behaviour change.

b) Work Experience

Minimum Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in social development and engineering, project administration, capacity building and training, monitoring and evaluation, multi-stakeholder planning and knowledge management.

c) Languages

Fluency in English and Hindi required. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station is an asset.
d) Competency Profile:

i) Core Values (Required)
• Commitment
• Diversity and Inclusion
• Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)

• Communication [ II ] • Working with People [ II ] • Drive for Results [ II ]
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
• Leading and Supervising [ I ]
• Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]
• Analyzing [ III ]
• Relating and Networking [ II ]
• Deciding and Initiating Action [ II ]
• Applying Technical Expertise [ III ]

iv) Technical Knowledge [II ]

a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required [ II ]
(Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)
• Advanced knowledge of one or more of the technical areas of UNICEF programmes.
• Advanced Technical Knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in the following areas: communication for behaviour change, WASH in schools, water supply projects management, monitoring and evaluation; integrated water resource management appropriate water supply and quality technology i.e. community based water supply.

b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group) [ II ]
Knowledge of the latest theories, technology and practices in:
• Community based sanitation i.e.: hygiene education or latrine construction and waste management.

General knowledge of:

• Methodology of programme/project management
• Programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies for sectoral programmes
• Knowledge of global human rights and gender issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNICEFposition and approaches.
• UNICEF policies and strategy to address WASH issues, including those relating to conflicts, natural disasters, recovery, disaster risk reduction and environment.
• UNICEF financial, supply and administrative rules and regulations.
• Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.
• UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.
• Mid-Term Strategic Plan
• UNICEF Board endorsed policy papers and agency-wide programmes impacting on WASH results.
• Knowledge and proficiency in the use of corporate office computer system applications and software, including LAN, email, word processing, spreadsheet, database, telecommunications.
• Knowledge of global environmental issues that pertain to sustainable development and specifically relation to children and woman, and the current UNICEF position approaches.
• Gender equality and diversity awareness
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job) [ II ]
• Government development plans and policies
• Knowledge of local conditions and country legislation relevant to UNICEF programmes
• UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses, including the IASC Cluster approach.
• UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
• UN security operations and guidelines.
• UNICEF policies, strategies promoting and supporting gender equality and diversity.

e) OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

• In depth and current understanding and knowledge of the sector
• Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills
• Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills.

• A strong familiarity as to how public administration systems affect delivery of results for children
• Understanding of social mobilization and behaviour change communication
• Knowledge of computer management and applications.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
• Sensitivity to gender concerns and social inclusion

Applications consisting of a cover letter and an up-to-date CV should be sent to jobs-unicef@sams.co.in  by 10th December 2013. In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the title and location of the post in the subject line of your e-mail/application. For more details of the posts and full job descriptions, visit the UNICEF India website at www.unicef.in  and click on “Careers at UNICEF” at the bottom of the page. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged. These vacancies are open to Indian Nationals only.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organizations qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training etc.

UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment.


Supply & Procurement Assistant - Lucknow


United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, invites applications for the following vacancy:

Position:                   Supply & Procurement Assistant

Location:                  Lucknow

Purpose of the Post

Under the general supervision of the Operations Manager, manage the supply chain originating from the state office demand. The post will strengthen the state office’s ability to procure, order and receive goods and services cost efficiently. It will also strengthen the state offices ability to control stocks and improve its responses to emergencies.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

35% Manage the local procurements of goods and services up to the limit established for the state office, including the establishment of local LTAs. Manage purchasing and/or calling off goods and services from LTAs. Monitor receipt of goods and services and prepare regular reports of the same. Participate in local CRCs. Supervise and maintain the correct filing of the department’s procurement documentation to include, requisition files, Bid files, PO and Contract files. Prepare monthly statement of all incoming AIR/SEA shipments.
30% Co-ordinate the state office demand for goods and services and in conjunction with requesting programs and S&P to establish and monitor the procurement plans. Obtain, store and make available to others local market knowledge.
30% In conjunction with S&P and local program set up, improve and support a functional and flexible distribution system. Coordinate across all the sectors and monitor usage of supplies. When necessary liaise and coordinate with customs and port officials, shipping, and transport agents in order to support clearance and receipt of imported goods.
5% Provide any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

a) Education
Completion of secondary education from recognized university supplemented by courses in purchasing methods and/or accounting. Vocational training in Business Administration, Supply chain Management, logistics or a related field an asset.

b) Work Experience 
• Six years of progressively responsible professional work experience in supply/logistics management.
• Experience from emergency logistics is desirable.
• Experience of work in developing countries preferred.

c) Languages
Fluency in English and Hindi.

d) Competency Profile:
i) Core Values (Required)
Commitment
Diversity and Inclusion
Integrity
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
Communication [II]
Working with People [II]
Drive for Results [II]
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
Analyzing [II]
Applying Technical Expertise [II]
Following instructions and Procedures [II]
Planning and Organizing [II]

OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES (Indicate what other skills and attributes required, such as drafting ability, organizational or analytical skills.)
• Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and ensure timely delivery of results as well as impart knowledge and teach skills.
• Good communication skills including spoken, written and presentation skills.
• Ability to organise and prioritise work independently
• Strong interpersonal skills including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
• Good analytical and negotiating skills
• Proficient computer skills particularly in procurement computer systems, spread sheets, database management and internet applications
• Developing leadership skills
• Knowledge of UN system and applicable rules & regulations
• Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.

Applications consisting of a cover letter and an up-to-date CV should be sent to jobs-unicef@sams.co.in  by 10th December 2013. In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the title and location of the post in the subject line of your e-mail/application. For more details of the posts and full job descriptions, visit the UNICEFIndia website at www.unicef.in  and click on “Careers at UNICEF” at the bottom of the page. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged. These vacancies are open to Indian Nationals only.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organizations qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training etc.

UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Resource Mobilization Specialist, Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Healthcare (WISH), New Delhi


JOB DESCRIPTION

Resource Mobilization Specialist,

Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Healthcare (WISH), New Delhi


1. POSITION VACANT:  Resource Mobilization Specialist (RMS), WISH, New Delhi

2
BACKGROUND:

The multitude of health problems and poor health indicators notwithstanding, India currently has an extremely vibrant healthcare ecosystem. Hundreds of activists, entrepreneurs and institutions are running programmes and experimenting with processes to improve health outcomes on the ground. The Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Healthcare* (WISH), is a not-for-profit initiative to strengthen and support these people and institutions, across the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. It will strive to streamline the evolving healthcare innovation eco-system, so that it can reduce inefficiencies, channelize the growing momentum in the sector and ensure it works in tandem with government policy.  It is being championed by Mr Sunil Wadhwani, Chairman and Co-Founder, iGate Corporation (a leading IT services MNC).

* An initiative of the LEHS (A Registered Society; Registration Number: S/47696 of 2003)

WISH shall foster a healthcare innovation dialogue among stakeholders, support high-impact scalable organizations, mobilize resources of key stakeholders, involve end users in the innovation process and build evidence on interventions that improve the health outcomes of the rural and urban poor in India. It will provide a unique platform that will leverage the best of the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors to identify, support and strengthen healthcare solutions for the BOP (bottom of the pyramid) population.

Primary services provided under the WISH initiative shall include ecosystem building through workshops, conferences, innovation labs etc; blended capital financing and a shared services platform for entrepreneurs to access legal, technical and support expertise. WISH shall carry out rigorous, evidence-based technical evaluation and research and share the results through an interactive Knowledge Hub.

WISH is looking for dynamic individuals who will help to channelize the energy and momentum in the sector, and build partnerships based on mutual respect and knowledge sharing. WISH is in an extremely interesting phase right now and is looking for individuals who share their excitement and commitment.

For more information about WISH, please visit http://sams.co.in/WISH-Introduction.pdf

WISH 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.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

WISH is looking for a senior fundraising professional for the post of Resource Mobilization Specialist (RMS). The RMS shall work closely with the CEO to implement the resource mobilization strategy. The RMSshall be responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies to secure grants from donors, contribute to the growth and scaling-up of WISH programs and enable the organization to fulfil its mission. TheRMS should have the ability to write proposals independently for generating funds amounting to approx. $ 3-5 milion per annum, and pursue long-term organizational sustainability through funding partnerships.

Key Responsibilities:

(1) Researching and identifying potential funding opportunities from various donor segments;
(2) Developing and operationalizing a strategy for donor acquisition and retention;
(3) Writing customized concept notes, project ideas and project proposals, and ensuring their timely submission;
(4) The RMS should have the ability to quickly understand the projects undertaken by the organization and adapt/ customize the same to the donors’ mandate;
(5) Undertaking online research and building contacts with potential Government/ Corporate/ PSUs and Institutional Donor organizations to raise funds for the various projects of the organization;
(6) Compiling and maintaining a database of international and local donor organizations (international foundations, bilateral and multilateral agencies and private corporations offering donations);
(7) Identifying key persons from the donor organizations and reaching out to them through various communication channels;
(8) Regularly monitoring donor websites and identifying donor opportunities for the organization;
(9) Undertaking independent research in finding alternative resources for long-term sustainability of the organization;
(10) Maintaining relationships with existing donors, responding to their requests and keeping them updated about the work of the organization;
(11) Managing strategic relationships with key donor agencies encompassing:
(a) Organizing meetings at a regular periodicity;
(b) Follow-up for the renewal of grants or fresh grants;
(c) Keeping track of grants;
(12) Setting-up and leading the resource mobilization team with clear and defined goals; monitoring and tracking team performance on a monthly basis; providing performance updates to the CEO and facilitating regular training of the team for skill-set enhancement;
(13) Presenting business plans and yearly updates to the Board Members;
(14) Engaging with the Communications Officer for planning communications strategies for donors;
(15) Tracking business development efforts, ensuring intensive and personal follow-up of all warm and cold leads till conversion;
(16) Representing WISH at forums and networks with sector/ non-sectoral representatives for greater outreach.

4. QUALIFICATION, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification:

Post Graduate Degree/ Diploma in Management, Commerce, Social Sciences, or any other related field, from a reputed institute.

Experience:

(1) Minimum 8-10 years experience in fund raising/ business development/ resource mobilization;
(2) Proven track record of establishing high value partnerships;
(3) Experience of networking, negotiating and influencing, at a senior level and with high profile clients;
(4) Good knowledge of the social development sector;
(5) Well versed with grant-making systems and procedures of donor and multilateral agencies.

Skills:

(1) Excellent proposal writing skills;
(2) Dynamic personality and ability to engage with people;
(3) Excellent oral and written communication skills;
(4) Strong networking and negotiation skills;
(5) Ability and willingness to undertake travel within India, upto 25% of the time.

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

While the gross annual remuneration budgeted for the position ranges between Rs. 15 to 18 lacs per annum, it can be revised for exceptional candidates. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.

6. CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYMENT: The successful candidate shall be offered an annual contract, extendable based on performance.

7. LOCATION: New Delhi

8. REFERENCE: RMS-WISH

9. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Ms. Surbhi Verma, Assistant Manager
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025 
Mobile: 73889 72234
Phone: 011-4165 3612; 26842162; 41011564, 41011565
Email: rms-wish@sams.co.in

10. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested apply to rms-wish@sams.co.in with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organisation and expected compensation, by or before October 31, 2013. For further details please visit our website www.sams.co.in.

Executive Assistant, CIMMYT, New Delhi



JOB DESCRIPTION

Executive Assistant,

CIMMYT, New Delhi


1. POSITION VACANT:  Executive Assistant (EA), CIMMYT, New Delhi

2. BACKGROUND: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT, is a not-for-profit research and training organization headquartered in Mexico. This organization is dedicated to increasing agricultural productivity with a view to ensuring global food security and reducing poverty and has partners in more than 100 countries.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified women candidates to apply.

For more details about CIMMYT, please visit http://www.cimmyt.org/

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

CIMMYT would like to engage a competent and organized professional, for the post of Executive Assistant (EA), for a key flagship project i.e. The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA). Reporting to the Deputy Director Research & Partnership- BISA and Country Liaison Officer- CIMMYT, s/he will be responsible for providing comprehensive secretarial and administrative support. The post holder will also coordinate and communicate with the CIMMYT/ BISA staff, government authorities and partners.

Key Responsibilities:

(1) Maintaining the supervisor’s calendar, setting appointments and providing briefings on each day as required;
(2) Arranging travel for supervisor, including purchase of airline tickets, hotel reservations and complete scheduling of trips;
(3) Managing supervisor’s email inbox by screening all incoming mail, determining how best to route certain questions and inquiries and responding to selected messages;
(4) Responding to incoming calls and requests;
(5) Organizing and maintaining efficient filing system for the supervisor, including subject, index, and/or cross-reference files;
(6) Translating documents and correspondence as needed, from Hindi to English and vice versa;
(7) Maintaining databases for supervisor, including entering new contacts and updating current ones;
(8) Composing routine correspondence on own initiative or from brief notes/ oral instructions/ referring to other sources for detailed information;
(9) Preparing, editing, formatting and scanning Word, PPT, and Excel documents as needed and compiling required signatures for various documents;
(10) Coordinating high level meetings, including book rooms, catering, putting together board packets and mailing each member in advance of the meeting;
(11) Recording and distributing minutes of meetings;
(12) Acting as ‘liaison’ between supervisor and other institutions;
(13) Providing support to other members of the department as required. In the absence of the supervisor, ensuring that requests for action/ information are relayed to the appropriate person.
(14) Processing Supervisor’s expense reports and reimbursements including cash and credit card expenses, advance payments, per diems/ viaticum (which further includes gathering receipts, preparing the journal, selecting method of payment and sending it to the Program Administrator for authorization);
(15) Controlling supervisor’s official expenses, ensuring timely payment of invoices and credit card;
(16) Managing requisitions which includes preparation of purchase orders and personnel requests as needed;
(17) Gathering quotes for requested items and providing this information to the purchase department as needed;
(18) Facilitating and coordinating vendor payments (invoices from service providers and/or collaborators);
(19) Verifying consultant payments for processing and approval from the supervisor;
(20) Providing guest services for visitors which includes book local lodging, preparing per diems, requests for driver services, preparing programs, etc;
(21) Coordinating renewal of visas and renewal requests of passports;
(22) Submission of medical receipts/ claims and reimbursements for utilities cost;
(23) Preparing customs forms for imports and/ or ‘carta de transito’ forms as needed;
(24) Preparing forms related to donating equipment (i.e., inventory labels, etc.);
(25) Preparing and/or proofread sub-agreements with collaborators;
(26) Managing and requesting for office supplies;
(27) Performing any other tasks/ related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Position Specific: Executive Assistant BISA

(1) Providing general research support and utilizing all relevant computer software’s to retrieve, maintain and manipulate data and independently responding to the diverse inquiries; Making decisions when multiple courses of action are possible;
(2) Establishing and maintaining relevant files and databases for the BISA Office; Ensuring project documents filed as per defined standards;
(3) Preparing supervisor’s Monthly Activity Reports;
(4) Handling sensitive and confidential information; Exercising judgment, tact and discretion in responding and/or redirecting inquiries to appropriate sources and in dealing with sensitive or highly confidential matters.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualifications:

(1) Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and/ or any other related technical, vocational or professional qualifications preferably in Secretarial Practice, is required;
(2) Formal knowledge of ‘Short Hand’ and good typing speed is essential;
(3) Basic knowledge of administrative and/or operating protocols and procedures of research support function is required.

Experience:

(1) At-least four years of post Bachelor’s degree work experience or minimum six years of post secondary education work experience in the related field;
(2) Applicants having prior exposure to handling secretarial functions and job duties shall be preferred.

Essential IT Skills:

(1) Proficiency in using standard windows-based software for word-processing, spread sheets, presentations, internet, etc;
(2) Ability to effectively use corporate systems and other specialized applications (user);
(3) Basic knowledge of Windows Operating System and LAN.

Essential Interpersonal Skills & Attributes:

(1) Excellent written and oral communication skills in English & Hindi;
(2) The incumbent must be proactive, innovative, and well articulate, displaying good analytical and leadership skills;
(3) Ability to communicate and relate effectively;
(4) Problem-solving & analyzing skills;
(5) Providing and/ or seeking services, sharing information and securing the cooperation and commitment of individuals/ small groups and/ or project teams;
(6) Ability to undertake diverse and complex assignments with minimal supervision and resolve competing demands;
(7) Good organizational skills: Ability to plan and prioritize own work and for internal clients;
(8) Cultural sensitivity and ability to work effectively, under pressure, with diverse teams/ different nationalities;
(9) Should be willing to travel, occasionally.

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

The gross remuneration budgeted for this position is Rs. 7.20 lacs per annum. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.

6. LOCATION: New Delhi

7. REFERENCE: EA-CIMMYT

8. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Priyanka Sharma, Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.,
1/1B (Ground Floor), Choudhary Hetram House,
Bharat Nagar, New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025;
Phone No- 011- 26842162; 41653612; Direct Extn: 34

9. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply in the prescribed online application form available at http://sams.co.in/forms/onlineapplicationsams.html by or before December 1, 2013. For further details please visit our website www.sams.co.in

Only duly filled online application forms will be considered valid. Applicants are therefore advised to fill each section of this form. This form comprises a key element of the screening process and the quality of your response is likely to have a significant impact on your selection.

Manager, Human Resources and Administration, SightLife Global - New Delhi


JOB DESCRIPTION

Manager, Human Resources and Administration, New Delhi

SightLife Global


1. POSITION VACANT:  Manager, Human Resources and Administration (MHRA-SG), New Delhi

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

Headquartered at Seattle, WA-USA, SightLife, a client of Strategic Alliance Management Services is one of the leading eye banks in the world, and serves as an international non-governmental organization (INGO) to eliminate corneal blindness.

Working with surgeons in over 30 countries, SightLife and its Global Partners restore sight to more than 40 men, women, and children each day. This is accomplished through eye banks, which are centers for the recovery and placement of eye tissue used in cornea transplants. SightLife’s mission is to eliminate corneal blindness globally through partnerships with eye banks in developing countries, where 90% of the 10 million people suffering from curable corneal blindness live.

SightLife has constituted a small team of senior management and distribution professionals in India for this purpose. This is an exciting opportunity to come on board an ambitious social initiative which will beneficially impact millions of Indians suffering from reversible blindness.

For more information please visit, http://www.sightlife.org
3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

SightLife believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to their success.  Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent or the organization to just the work identified.  It is SightLife’s expectation that each person will offer his/her services whenever and wherever necessary to ensure the success of the Mission, Vision, and Values ofSightLife.

The incumbent shall be responsible for overall office operations in all aspects of Human Resources and Office management, and shall support company operations by maintaining office systems and supervising staff.  The responsibility includes the challenge to manage the expansion of SightLife India’s operations from the current strength of 18 staff to 30+ staff through 2014.

Key Responsibilities:

(1) Oversee the development, implementation and consistent adherence of human resource policies and procedures, ensuring full compliance with all Legal, HR and administrative guidelines at country level
(2) Implement procedural, policy changes in HR and administration to improve SightLife’s operational efficiency
(3) Develop HR solutions through combination of cultural and process-oriented perspectives
(4) Assess organization talent needs and develop programs that promotes employee training and advancement through innovative techniques
(5) Lead employee development to ensure that the organization maintains high-caliber talent across roles and functions
(6) Design and implement office policies by establishing standards and procedures; measuring results against standards and make necessary adjustments
(7) Maintain office services by organizing office operations and procedures; prepare payroll; design filing systems; review and approve supply requisitions. Assign and monitor staff functions
(8) Enhance office efficiency by planning and managing office systems, layouts, and procurement
(9) Responsible for recruiting, onboarding, and training employees
(10) Ensure localization and delivery of global processes and best practices
(11) Responsible for vendor development, facility management
(12) Maintain organizational structure and culture that promotes excellent communication and performance
(13) Implement procedural and policy changes in HR, administration to improve operational efficiency
(14) Responsible for Grievance Handling, Employee Relations
(15) Visit hospitals,  mortuaries to meet SightLife field staff and better understand ground level issues 
(16) Perform other projects and duties as assigned
(17) In all daily activities, strive to support the Mission, Vision, and Values of SightLife.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification:

MBA/PGDMA or Masters in Human Resources or equivalent professional qualification.

Experience:

(1) Minimum 7-10 years of relevant experience
(2) Knowledge of current human resources legal policies, management practices and procedures
(3) Knowledge of accounting, data and administrative management practices and procedures
(4) Computer skills and knowledge of office software packages
(5) Experience developing organizational design
(6) Experience addressing HR needs across geographically dispersed organizations
(7) Prior experience of functioning as a Subject Matter Expert on HR related matters, apart from utilizing broad services of a HR consulting firm.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

(1) Ability to collaborate with multiple leaders and partners to determine people and organization development needs
(2) Ability to work with all levels , with strong communication and interpersonal skills and customer service
(3) Excellent task management, project management, and problem solving skills, along with an analytical and focused approach to achieving project objectives
(4) Ability to take a very disciplined and process driven approach to deliver solutions and services
(5) Handling Performance Management, Reward & Recognition for India staff
(6) Facilitate cascade of organizational culture and values across the region
(7) Experience in managing recruitment and onboarding process
(8) Organize training conferences, seminars, and workshops
(9) Track Budget Expenses.

Work Environment:

The work is performed primarily in an office setting.  The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related to a logical assignment to the position.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of job.  

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

The position offers gross compensation of Rs.8.4 lacs per annum with scope for improvement in the case of exceptional talent. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.

6. LOCATION:

New Delhi

7. REFERENCE:    

MHRA-SG

8. CONTACT INFORMATION:
   
Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House,
New Friends Colony (East),
Bharat Nagar, New Delhi 110 025
Email: mhra-sg@sams.co.in
Website: http://www.sams.co.in

9. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested apply to mhra-sg@sams.co.in with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organisation and expected compensation, by or before December 4, 2013. For further details please visit our website www.sams.co.in
 
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