Sunday, February 23, 2014

Projects Coordinator - Young Women’s Christian Association of Madras



Projects Coordinator

Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Madras 

Location: Chennai


The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Madras is a 120 year old organisation working for the empowerment of women in Chennai and its suburbs. Rooted in the Christian faith, the organisation responds to the needs of women and girl children facing deprivation and difficult socio-economic situations with appropriate development, welfare, shelter and advocacy projects. We are looking for a dynamic woman candidate for the position of Projects Coordinator to manage and ensure the smooth running of the development and welfare projects of the Association. 

The Projects Coordinator is a senior managerial position in the organisation and must ensure the quantitative and qualitative results of the projects. She will focus on developing and maintaining systems, mechanisms and procedures to ensure effective administration of the Projects and support the project teams with technical and professional skills to deliver on time bound results. The role requires maintaining good external relationships with NGOs, networks and likeminded institutions and individuals on issues and interests pertaining to women and children. Internally the Projects Coordinator will work closely with the project heads and report to the Executive General Secretary of the association. She must also work closely with the project committees and give feedback and timely information on proposals, reports and other related works. She is responsible to ensure that all compliances with government bodies and donor agencies are on track so that the projects continue to be prompt and timely in their commitments to supporters and partners. 


Person specification
The candidate must be a post graduate with a minimum of 6 years experience in development sector working with women and children. 
Must have excellent written and oral communication in English and Tamil with computer skills in MS office and using the internet for research and communication. 

Must be competent to conduct workshops, conferences and give presentations and public speeches. 

Must have a good understanding and perspective of issues pertaining to women and children in deprived and difficult situations. 
Adequate knowledge and experience of working with grants, proposals and report writing to government and donor agencies. 
The candidate must be open, broad minded and sensitive to the needs and shortcomings of team members and be able to promote good interpersonal relations and team work among project teams. She must maintain good relationships based on mutual understanding and respect. 
She must be able to communicate effectively to make complex things simple and adapt approaches to ensure that all team members are able to express clearly and address difficult issues with sensitivity, honesty and openness. 

Provide constructive feedback and guidance to help effective learning and make positive suggestions for way forward
Look inside and outside the organisation and constructively challenge existing practices and seek better ways of doing things using innovative methods. 

Salary will be in Grade’B’ of the salary scale of the organisation and appropriate value for experience will be given. 

To apply 
Please mention ‘Projects Coordinator’ in the subject line of your email and send it to recruitment@ywcamadras.org by 7th March 2014 

Or post it to YWCA of Madras, 1086, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 084.


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