Monday, April 7, 2014

Senior Manager (Programme) - IDEI (Apply by: 30 April 2014)

International Development Enterprises –India (IDEI)

IDEI Purpose / Profile:

With a vision to provide long term solutions to poverty, malnutrition and deprivation, IDEI works with the mission to improve equitably the social, economic and environmental conditions of families in need, with special emphasis on the rural poor, by identifying, developing and marketing affordable, appropriate and environmentally sustainable solutions through market forces.

IDEI’s identity as an organization and motivation for action derives from a common set of core values:

• Rural poor as customers, producers, and entrepreneurs, not charity recipients
• Listen to and learn from the people we aim to serve
• Value innovation and entrepreneurship
• Value demand-driven, decentralized, private sector led delivery
• Aim for tangible income impacts for large number of people
• Strive for economic, environmental and social justice and, sustainability
• Markets as a powerful force for poverty reduction

IDEI is currently working in 15 states of India. Over the years, IDEI has reached out to over 1.25 Million smallholder farm families, thereby impacting more than 6 Million people. To know more about IDEI, please visit

Job Title: 

Senior Manager - Programme


New Delhi.

Last date of receiving application

30th April, 2014

Job Description: 

Programme support

• Assist in developing program implementation strategy and annual plans including budgets, within a broader framework of vision and mission of IDEI
• Assist in translating annual plans into operational procedures and ensure compliance with procedures
• Work with the Chief General Managers, Regional Heads and the field teams to monitor their performance and achieve targets within planned expenditure budgets
• Assist in the design and implementation of marketing support activities including marketing communication, promotional schemes and trade marketing activities
• Consistently interact on field with smallholder farmers, channel members and field teams to identify best practices and issues of concern
• Review channel management and logistics practices to monitor performance and identify areas of improvement
• Communicate best practices for uniform application across the organization
• Develop solutions to address issues of concern and ensure implementation of the same in collaboration with the regional teams
• Identify and engage with external service providers as per operational requirements of the organization
• Assist in monitoring and reviewing program budgets

Business strategy

• Assist in identifying new concepts and project ideas for economic development of rural communities
• Assist in deeper engagement of the organization with local communities at all levels
• Assist in developing field based experiential insights to share with donors and to enhance donor engagement
• Assist in providing inputs for program strategy by collecting, analyzing and summarizing trends

Line function
• Manage the MIS function including improvement and design of MIS for increasing efficacy of information flow and utilization within the organization

Qualifications / Work experience: 

You would have relevant work experience, preferably in the development sector, with the following minimum qualifications and skills –
• MSW/Masters of equivalent degree in rural development, rural marketing or agriculture
• 3-5 years of work experience in a rural business/rural development operations
• Candidates with multi-state experience of managing rural marketing operations would be preferred
• Experience in rural marketing/development operations spanning Hindi speaking states would be preferred
• Experience of directly reporting to top management level and assisting in or driving business strategy

Key competencies

• Proven record of achieving team results in target driven high pressure environments
• Demonstrated ability to work with peers who are not line reportees and collaborate to get desired outputs
• Comfortable with numbers: marketing budget development and monitoring experience
• Proven ability to communicate with people at different levels
• Proven record of achieving targets
• An individual who is articulate with independent thinking and is able to support views with logic and reasoning
• An individual who is patient, able to listen and get the work done
• Proficient in both spoken and written English and Hindi
• Proficient in using technology to monitor field activities
• High familiarity in working on MS Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
• Willing and able to travel 10 to 15 days in a month including rural interiors on field visits in program States

IDEI is aiming to increase representation of women at all levels in its work force. Women candidates with suitable qualifications are encouraged to apply.

How to apply for the post:

Please send in your resume with a covering letter clearly explaining your interest in the position and addressing the key competencies for the post along with Phone No./ Email by 30th April, 2014 to or courier to IDEI, Plot No. 10, Local Shopping Centre, Adjacent Bal Bhawan International School, Sector – 12, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110078. Kindly do indicate the current and expected CTC. 

To find out more about IDE-I please log on to our website at

Due to limited resources only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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