Sunday, August 31, 2014

Capacity Building Expert (NRLM) - CARE India (Apply by: 06th Sept'14)


Capacity Building Expert (NRLM),
CARE India, New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT *:  Capacity Building Expert - NRLM (CBE-NRLM), CARE India, New Delhi
* Subject to the signing of the grant agreement between CARE India and the donor
CARE India is a part of the CARE International Confederation working in 84 countries for a world where all people live in dignity and security.
CARE has been working in India for over 60 years, focusing on ending poverty and social injustice through comprehensive programs in health, education, livelihoods and disaster preparedness and response.
In recent years, CARE India has been involved with improving the quality and coverage of reproductive, maternal and child health, family planning, and nutrition services in the states of Bihar and UP, in collaboration with the government and key development actors viz. BMGF, DFID and the World Bank, amongst others. 
The Government of India, Ministry of Rural Development had launched the “National Rural Livelihood Mission” (NRLM) in June 2011 after restructuring its existing centrally sponsored flagship Scheme “Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana” (SGSY). The Government of India, through the National Rural Livelihoods Mission(NRLM) is endeavoring to organize poor families into their institutions at various levels and improve and enhance their livelihoods portfolio and socio-economic well-being through them. This includes social, financial and economic inclusion on a universal and saturation basis, and building their capacities to layer various interventions on their own sustainably in social development, food, nutrition, health, social and livelihoods security, accessing rights and entitlements and convergences. The NRLM functions in a mission mode for target based time bound delivery of outcomes. NRLM follows a demand driven approach and states formulate their own poverty alleviation plans on the basis of available allocation, resources and skills. Towards this end,National Mission Management Unit (NMMU) of the NRLM provides technical assistance to the states and the Ministry at the national level.
CARE India has been requested to strengthen the National Mission Management Unit of NRLM towards achieving this, by embedding a team of professionals into it. These team members shall provide technical inputs and support various processes at various levels in NRLM including strategy development, support planning, budgeting, capacity building, coordination, monitoring and advocacy.
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As part of this broad agenda, NRLM is facilitating technical support to states/SRLMs in implementing and rolling-out NRLM agenda in the states.
The CBE-NRLM shall report to the Lead, Capacity Building, NRLM.
S/he shall work closely with other experts in the TSU to understand and address the capacity building needs of staff at various levels of NRLM and in the community.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
(1) Facilitating development of capacity building architecture in SRLMs in general and in select states in particular in building quality community institutions at various levels and ensuring systems such that they reach sustainability and achieve livelihoods, social and health outcomes;
(2) Arranging/ facilitating capacity building support to staff of SRLMs, communities (members, leaders, cadres and institutions) and other stakeholders at various levels in various ways;
(3) Supporting in developing and fine-tuning capacity building strategies, approaches, plans, budgets, processes, methods, tools, pedagogy, training material, campaigns, induction and immersion,  processes and planning to address various capacity building needs;
(4) Facilitating delivery of training, documenting and reporting of training programs; 
(5) Supporting SRLMs for developing effective training schedules and in execution;
(6) Facilitating effective monitoring of training and compliance checking with respect to training protocols;
(7) Facilitating development and implementation of context specific Community Operations Manuals with protocols in Blocks for achieving desired outcomes;
(8) Facilitating SRLMs in visioning and planning of BMMU and Community Institutions in Resource Blocks;
(9) Supporting NRLM Resource Cells in National Resource Organization(s) at various places for capacity building and technical support to SRLMs;
(10) Facilitating SRLMs in communitization process and develop guidelines and protocols to implement;
(11) Performing any other related tasks consistent with the level of the post and/ or assigned by the Mission Director, NRLM.
Masters in Economics/Social Sciences/Statistics/ Management, Sciences, Engineering, ICT, Development Studies or related field.
(1) Minimum 15 years of experience in the development sector in general and capacity building in particular, including five years relevant experience in large poverty reduction/ livelihoods/ social development government programs, at the state/ national level; 
(2) Proven experience of designing, supporting, and managing capacity building efforts at scale;
(3) Extensive support in scaling-up community-led implementation processes and extensive training and mentoring of project staff, community members, leaders, cadres, trainers and resource persons, in various local contexts across various states in the country;
(4) Prior experience in coordinating and facilitating senior, complex teams.
Skills and Competencies:
(1) Understanding and hands-on expertise in various training and capacity building approaches, tools, and methods;
(2) Strong facilitation, training and presentation skills to community members/leaders/ cadres/ trainers and different tiers of functionaries;
(3) Excellent interpersonal communication (both written and verbal) and presentation skills;
(4) Ability to function effectively as a team leader and team member interchangeably;
(5) Gender sensitivity;
(6) Proactive collaborative and relationship/partnership building at multiple levels;
(7) Strategic and action oriented;
(8) High level of integrity and honesty;
(9) Proactive time and resource management skills;
(10) High energy and positive/constructive attitude;
(11) Openness to change and ability to manage complex situations;
(12) Ability to understand and consistently apply organizational policies and procedures in work;
(13) Responding positively to critical feedback and differing points of view;
(14) Ability and willingness to travel extensively.
Language Proficiency:
(1) The job requires proficiency in English language, including excellent writing skills. 
(2) Good knowledge of Hindi is desirable and that of any state language/s, would be an advantage. 
CARE India is an equal opportunity and diversity promoting employer. Accordingly women, differently abled persons and SC/ ST/ OBC candidates, are especially encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant shall be offered a two to three year employment contract with CARE India.
The position offers gross compensation of Rs. 15 to 20 lacs per annum, on a cost to organization basis. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.
7. LOCATION: New Delhi
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Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025 

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply with a cover letter that highlights their motivation to apply and suitability for the position applied, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, to, by or before September 6, 2014. Candidates are urged to apply immediately, as tele-interviews with strong applicants, are likely to be initiated almost right away.

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