Sunday, April 27, 2014

Programme Officer (IPD) - ActionAid Association (Apply by: 07 May 2014)

Job Title
Programme Officer - Institutional Partnership Development, ActionAid Association
Country Office, New Delhi
Tenure & category of Employment
Fixed Term – 3 Years Contract [may be extended purely on the basis of performance and organizational requirements]

Nature of Job
Contract management, donor scoping and prospecting, maintaining donor relations, project proposal development, and identifying and developing new donors and nurturing relationship with them. 
About the organisation
ActionAid Association is a national organisation, an affiliate of ActionAid International federation which is active in more than 40 countries across the world and is committed to fighting poverty and injustice. In India, we have been working since 1972. We currently operate out of 12 Regional Offices spread across 24 States and 1 Union Territory.

Together with the people, we claim legal, constitutional and moral rights to food and livelihood, shelter, education, healthcare, dignity and a voice in decisions that affect their lives.

We are an agency that is:
     • Working in partnership with formations of excluded people, mass movements, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations,
• Standing with people in their struggle towards a world free of poverty, exclusion, patriarchy and injustice,
• Rooted with communities and social formations, learning from people’s actions and building on alternatives,
• Promoting a critical yet constructive engagement with the state to advance and promote peoples’ action for claiming rights
• Engaged in varied roles, as a support and an implementing agency, which requires us to continuously learn and evolve.
Duties and Responsibilities
Probable portfolio of work along with time required for the tasks is as follows:

50% time in managing existing contracts that include timely and quality reporting to existing funders. Liaising with project managers of such projects where present or with respective Regional Offices (ROs)/KAHUBs otherwise to seek and compile reports.
30% time in donor scoping, as per the needs of the Regional Offices and KAHUBs- involves travelling to ROs
20% time for internal planning within IPD, preparing monthly reports, liaising with International Partnership Development team etc. 

     • Effective contract management from proposal preparation stage up to entering into funding agreement.  Ensuring timely and quality reporting as per donor requirement.
• To liaise with ROs/KAHUBs and facilitate preparation of reports for current projects funded by institutional and high value donors. To liaise with ActionAid’s affiliates where necessary for the same.
• Coordinating with the ROs and KAHUBs to understand their funding needs and preparing fundraising plans that suit their needs.
• Donor scoping, mainly of Trusts and Foundations and corporate CSR.
• Tracking policy changes and shifting priorities among donor agencies- especially trusts and foundations and corporate CSR.
• Coordinating with the International Partnership Development Unit to identify new partnership opportunities and strengthen existing partnerships.
• Updating and maintaining the contract management database.
Senior Manager – Institutional Partnership Development
Extensive Travel 
Skills and Competencies
     • Have Post Graduate degree in Social Work/Social Sciences/Rural Development/ Management or its equivalent.
• Have 2 -3 years of relevant experience with institutional donor interface. Freshers with exceptional skills will also be considered.
• Have excellent interpersonal skills with donors, proven track record of raising funds from institutional donors and managing donor relations.
• Have excellent time management and reporting skills for timely, effective and high quality reporting as per donor requirements.
• Understanding of Institutional Donor portfolio, to secure stable institutional support to ActionAid Association projects.
• Excellent skills in all applications of MS Office, especially MS Word and MS Excel is essential.

• Gender sensitivity, and strong conviction and skills for the empowerment of the poor and disadvantaged groups. 
• Excellent coordination and communication skills (both verbal and written) in English
• Understanding of and ability to prepare and work with complex budgets.
Salary & Benefits
Approx - INR 4.73 Lakhs CTO (Cost To Organisation)– per annum - this includes PF contribution.
In addition, other benefits - Group Medical Insurance with coverage of Staff & Dependents; Personal Accident Insurance of staff and gratuity is payable as per law and norms of the organisation.
To apply
Please send your application, only on our ‘Standard Application Form’ available in the ‘Jobs’ section of our website:  through e-mail Please mention in the subject line of your e-mail “Programme Officer IPD”.
Applications received without the filled in Standard ActionAid Application Form and after the due date will be summarily rejected. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
Last Date for Receiving Application
7th May 2014

ActionAid is an equal opportunity and diversity sensitive employer and women, persons with disability, SC/ST/ OBC/Muslim candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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