Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Programme Manager - ActionAid Association (Apply by: 4 June 2014)

Job Title: Programme Manager, Kolkata Regional Office, ActionAid Association

Job Location: Kolkata

Nature of Employment

Fixed Term – 3 Years Contract [may be extended purely on the basis of performance and organizational requirements]

Nature of Job

Programme support and implementation

About ActionAid Association

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

The Programme Manager will play a significant role in ActionAid’s work. S/he will be responsible for coordinating the management of all projects in the region, resources, training/ capacity building of human resources in the projects. S/He will report to the Regional Manager and assist the Regional Manager in matters relating to programme, policy advocacy, networking, alliance building, fundraising, statutory compliances including audit follow-up etc.

Key Responsibilities include:-
  • Assisting the Regional Manager in matters relating to advocacy, networking, alliance building, programme audit and other activities/interventions.
  • Exploring the feasibility of new partnerships and growth in the Region through identification of compatible partners (NGOs, CBOs, Activists etc.,) and their networks through consultation and consensus building.
  • Responsibility to develop proposal for donor funded projects in coordination with the team and ensure implementation of such projects
  • Coordinating and supporting management of DAs and NFs in the Region, ensuring high quality programme delivery in line with ALPS and GMF.
  • Supporting and facilitating the Planning and Budgeting process, PRRPs and other strategic exercises in the Region.
  • Supporting in other reporting requirements (partnership / fund raising project related etc.,) of the Regional Office.
  • Ensuring effective sponsorship communication through high quality reporting of newsletters, Child Messages etc., as per the timelines.
  • Facilitating capacity building of people in the projects.
  • Responsible to coordinate work relating to campaigns at the regional level
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by the line manager.
Reporting to Regional Manager - Kolkata Regional Office

Travel Extensive Travel

Skills and Competencies
  • be a Post Graduate in Social Sciences/Social Work/Rural Development/ Management.
  • have at least 5 years experience of managing development projects.
  • have sound knowledge of macro/micro development issues relating to India.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) in English; knowledge of local language is desirable.
  • Gender sensitive and strong conviction and skills for the empowerment of the poor and disadvantaged groups.
  • Excellent understanding of local/ regional level issues pertaining to social groups like Dalits, Muslims and others.
  • Should have good documentation skills and be proficient in basic computer applications like Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Willingness to undertake extensive travel in difficult circumstances and terrain.
Salary & Benefits Approx -INR6.6 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: http://www.actionaid.org/india through e-mail at recruitment.india@actionaid.org. Please mention in the subject line of your e-mail “Programme Manager Kolkata”.

Applications received without the filled in Standard Application Form and after the due date will be summarily rejected. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Last Date for Receiving Application

4 June 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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