Sunday, August 31, 2014

Social Inclusion Lead (NRLM) - CARE India (Apply by: 06th Sept'14)

Social Inclusion Lead NRLM),
CARE India, New Delhi
POSITION VACANT *:  Social Inclusion Lead – NRLM (SILN), 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.
Under the guidance of Mission DirectorNRLM, and direct supervision of Chief Operating Officer, Social Development, the Social Inclusion Lead - NRLM (SILN) shall be responsible for providing leadership and overall strategic direction, oversight and guidance in extending technical support on issues relating to Social Inclusion, Gender, Solidarity and Empowerment of the poor and vulnerable communities. S/he will be part of the core team of NRLM and represent and network with other agencies as required.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
(1) Building and nurturing Social Inclusion (SI) team(s) at NMMU and State Rural Livelihoods Missions(SRLMs);
(2) Leading and managing SI professionals at NMMU;
(3) Facilitating SRLMs in operationalizing social inclusion and Social Management Framework of NRLM;
(4) Facilitating gender sensitivity/orientation across NRLM at various levels, including community and facilitateNMMU and SRLMs, to plan in gender and development area;
(5) Facilitating NMMU and SRLMs in planning, budgeting and implementing efforts/ initiatives for gender, social inclusion and empowerment of vulnerable people, with focus on vulnerability reduction, risk management and convergence for rights and entitlements;
(6) Facilitating NMMU and SRLMs to develop social inclusion strategies, approaches, tools and methods in implementation of NRLM across the country:
(a) Ensuring inclusion of vulnerable target groups in NRLM;
(b) Supporting SRLMs to develop state specific inclusion policies;
(7) Learning from various efforts at social inclusion across the country and globally and ensure technical support to SRLMs to design and promote efforts towards social inclusion universally;
(8) Facilitating appropriate linkages of SRLMs with relevant resource agencies to integrate gender and social inclusion agendas in NRLM implementation;
(a) Arranging partnerships with technical and capacity building resource agencies, managing interface, and engaging with them in implementation of the mission;
(b) Developing capacity building modules, arranging cross learning workshops, etc.;
(c) Undertaking capacity building of SMMU staff, community leaders and other stakeholders;
(d) Developing case studies on best practices in social inclusion and social development;
(9) Facilitating NMMU and SRLMs to identify, test, and develop indicators to track progress on gender and social inclusion;
(10) Facilitating convergence with other line departments and PRIs to promote social inclusion initiatives underNRLM;
(11) Supporting SI team members at SRLMs by providing quality advice and expertise for planning and delivering key result areas of social inclusion;
(12) Facilitating learning and knowledge building efforts on social inclusion in NMMU;
(13) Representing NMMU externally on the thematic aspect of health as appropriate;
(14) Positioning NMMU in relevant government forums and networks, around issues of strategic importance and impact;
(15) Serving NMMU as a member of its core management team;
(16) Performing any other related tasks consistent with the level of the post and/ or assigned by the Mission Director, NRLM
Master’s in Economics/Social Sciences/Natural Sciences/Management/ Rural
Development/ Development Studies, or related field.
(1) Applicants must have at least 20 years of relevant experience in the development sector, including eight years of relevant experience with design, planning and implementation of large scale poverty reduction/ social development/social inclusion government programs/projects at the national or state level;
(2) Proven track record in working with institutions of poor, poorest and most vulnerable communities;
(3) Experience in working on issues of gender, equity, and social inclusion;
(4) Experience in using participatory processes/ tools in general and participatory identification of the poor, poverty assessment and vulnerability mapping processes in particular;
(5) Experience in coordination and facilitation of senior complex teams and providing management advisory services.
Skills & Competencies:
(1) Understanding and hands-on expertise in training and capacity building;
(2) Conceptually sound in social inclusion strategies;
(3) Team management/leadership;
(4) Strategic and action oriented;
(5) Excellent interpersonal, communication (both written and verbal) and presentation skills;
(6) Community-managed project design;
(7) Gender sensitivity;
(8) Excellent interpersonal communication (both written and verbal) and presentation skills;
(9) Ability to function effectively as a team leader and team member interchangeably;
(10) Gender sensitivity;
(11) Collaborative;
(12) Ability to think at scale;
(13) Strong facilitation skills;
(14) Proactive time and resource management skills;
(15) Relationship/partnership building at multiple levels;
(16) High level of integrity and honesty;
(17) High energy and positive/constructive attitude;
(18) Openness to change and ability to manage complex situations;
(19) Ability to understand and consistently apply organizational policies and procedures in work;
(20) Responding positively to critical feedback and differing points of view;
(21) 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. 22 to 30 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.
New Delhi
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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