Monday, April 28, 2014

Program Coordinator - ChildFund India (Apply by: 12 May 2014)


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.

We currently employ around 300 staff in 30 locations across India. We are headquartered in Bangalore, with a program office in New Delhi. Our programs are geographically spread across 14 States and One Union Territory. We implement our programs directly and through 60 local partners, reaching out to 1.4 million children and families spread over 2000 communities. Our Annual Budget/ Financial Portfolio for FY 2012-13 is 65 Crores (approx.). 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 Program Coordinator enclosed below.
             
JOB DESCRIPTION 

Title: Program Coordinator

Location: Jhabua in MP        
  
Reporting to: Program Manager Education

SUMMARY

ChildFund India has recently been awarded a grant “250 Faces of Hope: Scholarship Program” to support the higher education of 250 girls and young women from deprived, excluded and vulnerable communities. The project to be implemented in four locations – Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh, Udaipur district in Rajasthan and Malkangiri and Kalahandi districts of Orissa - will target girls and young women in the 16 to 24 years age group over a period of 3 years to complete their higher education

The coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of the project in the identified location.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Support the roll out of the Girls Scholarship Program in the targeted location. This includes working closely with the Manager Scholarship Program, Program Quality and Program Implementation and Area Teams to effectively deliver the project targeting girls and young women in the 16 to 24 years age group over a period of 3 years
• Support the effective implementation of the project, through preparation and implementation of work plans and timely delivery of project activities
• Maintain and update project data and periodically share analysis and trends with supervisor
• Monitor the project through regular field visits, interaction with beneficiaries, educational institutes and other stakeholders
• Support the manager in effective reporting of the project
• Represent the organization in external forums through presentations, networking, publications, and engagement in the development discourse

QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE

• Master’s degree in Social Work, Education, Sociology or other Social Sciences
• 5 - 7 years of experience of programs related to education or gender
• Experience of working with partner organizations and coordinating with multiple stakeholders
• Up to 70% travel required
• Women candidates will be given preference

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

EDUCATION

• Master’s degree in Social Sciences
 

Please send your profile with a covering letter to recruitment@childfundindia.org before 12th May 2014 mentioning clearly the Position Title in the subject line. Kindly mention your current salary/ expectations if any.

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