Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Project Officer - ChildFund India


Project Officer - 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.
ChildFund currently employs around 300 staff in 30 locations across India. It is headquartered in Bangalore, with a program office in New Delhi. The programs are geographically spread across 14 States and One Union Territory. Programs are implemented directly and through 60 local partners, reaching out to 1.4 million children and families spread over 2000 communities. Please visit the website, www.childfundindia.orgfor more information/details.


Be a part of ChildFund India team!
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 Project Officer enclosed below.



Job Description
Title: Project Officer (2 positions)
Location: Ranka (Garwa District) and Satbarwa (Palamu district) Jharkhand
Reporting To: Senior Project Coordinator
About the project: ChildFund India is embarking on a three year project to strengthen primary education in 80 rural schools of Garwa and Palamu districts of Jharkhand. The project will focus on strengthening teachers’ capacity in multi-grade and child friendly teaching methodologies, with the aim of increasing learning and completion levels of primary schools students in the targeted schools. The project will also mobilize communities to demand quality education for their children, and work for greater involvement of School Management Committees in school monitoring and management.
Job Summary: The Project Officer(s) will support the implementation of the project in one block each of Garwa and Palamu districts of Jharkhand state.
DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
• Ensure effective implementation of the project through preparation of work plans and timely delivery of project activities in the designated block through collaboration with 40 targeted schools.
• Develop close rapport and working relationship with Block Resource Centre and Cluster Resource Centre for teachers training programs
• Engage with communities to implement mobilization strategies to create a demand for quality education; engage with and mobilize School Management Committees for regular meetings and preparation of school development plans
• Identify and supervise volunteers to work with schoolchildren and run Child Learning centres in the targeted schools
• Maintain and update project data and share analysis and trends with supervisor; prepare periodic project progress reports and support the Senior Project Coordinator in effective reporting of the project to donors and external stakeholders; identify and document human interest stories
• Represent the organization in external forums through presentations, networking, publications, and engagement in the development discourse.
  
QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Degree in Social Work, Education, Sociology or other Social Sciences
  • 4 to 6 years of experience of programs related to education
  • Experience of working with partner organizations and coordinating with multiple stakeholders
  • Up to 70% travel required
COMPETENCIES:
  • Knowledge of participatory community development approaches
  • Excellent presentation, public speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills, with familiarity in using internet and Microsoft Office applications
  • Organized, team player, self-starter and results-oriented individual
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken Hindi and English. Knowledge of local language will be an asset.
  • Strong integrity, commitment and dedication to the cause of children 
Please send your profile to recruitment@childfundindia.org before 30th December, 2013 mentioning clearly the Position Title in the subject line. Kindly mention your current salary/ expectations if any. Salary offered shall be the best in the sector.


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