Friday, June 6, 2014

State Programme Manager - Save the Children (Apply by: 10 June 2014)

State Programme Manager (Job Code: SPM - Mumbai)

Save the Children, Bal Raksha, Bharat

Location: Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Last date of applications : 10th June 2014

E-mail Id :

Job Purpose

Provide management support to and build the capacity of the Programme Staff to ensure
that SC India’s programme goals, objectives and policies are successfully implemented
through the projects / programmes at the state level. Act as an interface between the
National Office of SC India and the state programme team, key stakeholders at the state
including Govt. departments and NGO Partners.

Work consistently with DoP, DPD and heads of other functions including DKM, DHRA, DoF,
DACC, National Thematic Managers at Delhi (HO) to increase the programme portfolio, HR
strength and strong advocacy initiatives lead by the state programme office

Main responsibilities
  • Lead the programme team in state/s and ensure achievement of programme goals in a cost-effective and timely manner
  • Ensure that programme/ project coordinators reporting to the Programme Manager are effectively managed and provided with appropriate, timely and practical support in designing, developing and delivering programmes of a high quality
  • Ensure that Programme/Project coordinators and the programmes under purview are fully compliant with SC India, GOI/ and donor procedures and policies
  • Develop and support Programme/Project coordinators’ capacity to meet their responsibilities, facilitate their appropriate professional development in line with countrywide HRD plans
  • Ensure proper coordination between National Thematic Managers and the Programme Coordinators and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure that consistent management approaches and effective systems are established and functioning in project offices and develop tools and mechanisms to facilitate effective/efficient management and quality programming
  • Ensure proper selection of NGO Partners and review and recommend their proposals, operational plans, including budgets (monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual) and obtain approval for these from the Director of Programmes
  • In case of directly implemented projects, ensure that project personnel, relevant systems and procedures and support from National Managers are in place
  • Ensure timely submission of Grant progress reports (monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual) to the NTM, DPD and Grants Section
  • Provide cover for Programme/Project coordinators as required
  • Actively engage in fundraising at state level; communicate and negotiate with donors and programme partners as requested by the [PD, DPD Head and other colleagues of Marketing & Fundraising]
  • Network and liaise with external stakeholders including Government Departments and other like minded organizations at mainly state level
  • Identify opportunities and contribute to undertaking advocacy initiatives at state and other levels in co-ordination with the Director-ACC
  • Identify opportunities to launch programmes in new states
  • Contribute to the development of project and programme proposals
  • Ensure compliance with SC India’s policies and practices, including the Child Protection Policy

Professional Qualifications & Experience

Educational Qualifications:

Post Graduate Degree in Social Work, Social Sciences or Degree /Diploma in rural
Development or Rural Management or related field


5 years (& Plus) of experience in managing large development projects in a senior
capacity, experience of line managing a team / group of staff members

Professional Competencies
  • Good project management skills
  • Good understanding of Human Resources Management (including Performance Management)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent proposal/ report writing skills
  • Good knowledge of fund raising and managing donor expectations
  • Good understanding of cultural, social, and political issues of the state & the country
  • Strong leadership & Influencing skills
  • Good relationship building including skill sharing and developing/supporting others
  • Strong knowledge of child rights and governance issues
  • Highlevel of computer literacy (word processing, spreadsheet, email)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and the local language (state)
  • Commitment to and understanding of SC India’s aims, values and principles

 Personal Attributes
  • Positive Attitude and high energy
  • Maturity and emotional balance
  • Tact and sensitivity to the needs of others
  • Willingness and ability to cooperate with others and work in a participatory manner to achieve established goals
  • Ability to take pressure in the form of occasional long hours and tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to abide by SC BR’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy

Interested candidates should mention the job code in the subject line and send their
CV as an attachment at

Save the Children aims to be an equal opportunity employer. Women candidates are
encouraged to apply. Recruitment and selection procedures & checks reflect our

commitment to protect children from abuse.

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