Monday, March 10, 2014

Social Mobilisation and Institutional Capacities Building - HelpAge India



HelpAge India is a reputed charity known for its pioneering work in support of the disadvantaged elderly. HelpAge India has been working for over 35 years in India. Our work has benefited over 8 million elderly and our programmes cater to more than 1.5 million older people every year. We work in the areas of health care, livelihood support, residential care, disaster mitigation, social security and rights of poor elderly. The funding for the programmes is largely indigenous and raised from individual, institutional and corporate donors. We also advocate for formation of policy related to the elderly.

HelpAge India as part of its Vision of A society where elderly have the right to lead active, healthy and dignified life has set out to achieve adequate incomes and livelihood for 2 million elderly by 2020 through institutions of elderly and build a national movement of elders that gives them a voice and political constituency.
We are looking for dedicated and committed professionals to work with us on this Vision.


Social Mobilisation

Posting: New Delhi with frequent visits to States

Reporting: The person recruited will be reporting to the Head of Programmes or any other delegated authority.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Following are the indicative Duties and responsibilities of the Programme Manager – Social Mobilisation and Empowerment

1.     Guide the State Teams and other Programme staff on community based institutional platforms of Elderly Poor
2.     Coordinate and conduct capacity building of the current and proposed Social Mobilization Activities,
3.     Identify and prepare proposals for inclusion of elderly in mainstream programmes
4.     Drive the Social and Financial Inclusion Agenda for the elderly and anchor the responsibility
5.     Represent HelpAge India in discussions and deliberations for Inclusion of the Elderly
6.     Support and assist the Programme leadership on setting up the requisite architecture for the achievement of the Vision
7.     Work in tandem and as a team with the National and State Level Programme Teams

Institutional Capacities Building

Posting: New Delhi with frequent visits to States

Reporting: The person recruited will be reporting to the Head of Programmes or any other delegated authority.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Following are the indicative Duties and responsibilities of the Programme Manager –Institutional Capacities Building
1.     Guide the State Teams and other Programme staff on community based institutional platforms of Elderly Poor,
2.     Identify avenues, sources of support and prepare technical and financial proposals for inclusion of elderly in mainstream Financial Inclusion programmes
3.     Drive the Livelihoods and Financial Inclusion Agenda for the elderly and anchor the responsibility
4.     Represent HelpAge India in discussions and deliberations for Financial Inclusion of the Elderly
5.     Support and assist the Programme leadership on setting up the requisite architecture for the achievement of the Vision
6.     Work in tandem and as a team with the National and State Level Programme Teams

Minimum Qualification and Experience

PG degree or PG diploma completed, preferably in Social work or Development studies or Rural Development or Rural Management or Sociology or Entrepreneurship Development or equivalent from recognized university/Institute with 07 years of total experience, with at least 2 years at the Grass roots specifically on facilitation of Self Help Groups, Users Groups, Cooperatives and the like with a strong focus on Rights and Entitlements.

Minimum 3 years of relevant experience at Senior Managerial level.

Knowledge of at least one other Vernacular other than English and Hindi an advantage

Proficiency with MS Office is desirable.

Desired Domain Knowledge and Experience:

• Experience of drafting strategy papers ;
• Setting-up of implementation teams at the State / district levels.
• Knowledge and Experience of adopting Participatory Methodologies;
• Leading of community level learning and training

Desired Competency and Attributes

Converting knowledge and experience into practice - Translates technical knowledge into
practical applications and contributions to HelpAge India Vision

Ability to interact with multiple stakeholders: Interact with confidence with various stakeholders at the policy and implementation level;
Understanding and appreciation of Financial Management
Ability to travel independently and for long spells to the field areas.


Interested candidates, who meet the positions requirements, are requested to send in their applications along with CV at hr@helpageindia.org by 23rd March 2014


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