Friday, March 21, 2014

Program Coordinator - Plan India (Apply by: 30 Mar 2014)

Plan India is a part of Plan International, one of the world's largest child centred community development organisations. The basis of Plan’s work lies in its commitment to the principle of equality and rights, developing the capacity of civil society to enable them to meet their needs and replicating successful models that have worked.

Plan is looking to recruit motivated development practitioners to share Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies, which respect people’s rights and dignity.


Reports To: State Manager – Bihar

Location: Patna

Grade: C

Level of Contact with Children: 1 (Direct contact with children)

Job Purpose: 

To ensure the program goals of Plan India for designated program locations are achieved in coordination with
communities, families, partner organizations and Plan staff.

Nature & Scope: 

To ensure program quality while implementing in coordination with NGO partners by providing handholding support to project teams, close monitoring, reporting, and establishing network / linkages with Civil Society Organisation, Community Based Organisation and Government.


Support Bihar Program team (under East India Programs) to achieve the Country Strategic Plan
(CSP) goals for Bihar by:

• Facilitate operationalization of CSP objectives into area specific programs with clear expected outcome aligned to the Performance Metrics.
• Facilitate preparation of specific Program Outlines, budgets and monitoring plan with partner organisations.
• Coordinate with NGO Partners team for timely submission of accurate fund requests, budget utilisation, monthly planning and ensure transmittal of funds from Plan India country office.
• Monitor project implementation, provide hand holding support to ensure program quality and if required support project implementation team for mid course correction for time appropriate actions.
• Preparation and timely submission of required periodic reports independently and in coordination with state team and other support teams.
• Undertake research and data analysis of projects for maintaining good MIS of programs, quality improvement and documentation to promote institutional learning.
• Coordinate and participate in program studies, reviews and evaluations and follow-up on findings.
• Coordinate and facilitate donor visits / visits of other stake holders within and our side of Plan India team to Project Areas.
• Participate in audit wrap up and follow up on suggested actions in coordination with Internal Auditor and Finance officers.
• Training Needs Assessment of partner/ program staff and coordinate with Plan’s Strategy Teams base at Country Office to facilitate the training inputs as required
• Support sponsorship team in timely compliance of Sponsorship communication
• Perform any other relevant work as assigned by her\his line Manager

Person Specifications:

• Qualification – Masters in Social Work/Rural Development/Sociology or equivalent degree from institution of Repute.
• Clear understanding of Child Rights based approach, Human Rights Based Programming and development issues as they apply to the social development sector.
• Experience in Partnership management and skills for facilitating participatory development processes.
• Minimum 5-6 years of program management experience in NGO / INGO
• At least 2-3 years experience at mid level in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of integrated program/projects. Experience of partnership management would be preferable
• Experience of program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of integrated projects for Child Rights along with strong coordination and facilitation skills with multiple stakeholders.
• Fluency in Hindi (regional language wherever required) and English – both written and verbal
• Strong analytical skills required to manage program, partners and capture best practices for documentation and identification of area of improvement.
• Ability to perform multiple tasks and deliver within deadlines is expected
• Familiarity with operating MS office is essential

Travel Requirements: Up to 60% of time

Compensation and Employment:

Plan is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply. Our
Policies and procedures reflect our commitment to child rights and child protection.

How to Apply?
Please send us your updated resume (Word Format only) along with a suitability note (not more than
250 words) for the position of “Program Coordinator-Bihar” at Please mention the post applied for “Program Coordinator-Bihar” in the subject. Last date for sending applications is 30th March 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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