Friday, August 29, 2014

State Anchor (NRLM) - CARE India (Apply by: 06 Sept'14)

State Anchor (NRLM),
CARE India, New Delhi
POSITION VACANT *:  State Anchor - NRLM (SAN), 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 Lead, Capacity Building, theState Anchor, NRLM shall be responsible for extending technical support towards SRLMs, equipping, planning and implementing NRLM agenda of institutions, livelihoods, social and health outcomes in the select states. S/he will be part of the National Mission Management Unit (NMMU) and represent and network with other agencies, as required.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
(1) Anchoring, supporting, and facilitating requisite technical support to State Rural Livelihood Mission(SRLM) for rolling out of NRLM in the states;
(2) Facilitating staffing and inducting staff, and building and nurturing effective support to SRLM teams at various levels;
(3) Facilitating SRLMs in implementing NRLM resource, partnership and intensive blocks, including liaising with National Resource Organization(s) and other resource agencies;
(4) Facilitating SRLMs to design guidelines and protocols to implement NRLM activities in the state and approving of manuals - human resource, financial management and procurement, delegation of power, community operational manuals from competent authorities;
(5) Supporting SRLMs in processes for developing and implementing State Perspective Implementation Plans (SPIP), and Annual Action Plans (AAP), including budgets;
(6) Facilitating/ arranging capacity building support to the staff of SRLMs and Communities (members, leaders, cadres and institutions) at various levels in various ways;
(7) Facilitating SRLMs in developing and fine-tuning program strategies for social mobilization and institution building, financial inclusion and livelihoods based on learning from pilots;
(8) Facilitating SRLMs to operationalize various systems including financial management, procurement, monitoring and learning, MIS, ICT, and learning systems, including baseline and thematic studies, process monitoring, and community monitoring;
(9) Facilitating SRLMs in their HR Management at various levels, including communitization, within the SRLMand the Community Institutions;
(10) Facilitating SRLMs in managing convergence and partnerships;
(11) Being the link with NMMU-MoRD and SRLMs; and
(12) Perform 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, Science, Engineering/ Technology, Rural Development, Development Studies or related fields.
(1) Applicants must have at least 15 years experience in the development sector, including five years of relevant experience with large poverty reduction/ livelihoods/ social development, government programs, at the state/ national level;
(2) Proven experience of program/project coordination and management;
(3) Experience in designing, supporting, mentoring and managing implementation of community-led large development projects;
(4) Building and supporting institutions of the poor (women) at various levels;
(5) Capacity building of community and staff at various levels;
(6) Coordination and facilitation of teams.
Skills & Competencies:
(1) Excellent program planning skills;
(2) Excellent negotiation and problem solving skills;
(3) Demonstrated ability and experience of coordinating with a variety of government officers, professionals, communities and other stakeholders;
(4) Deep understanding of the institutional architecture of and for poor;
(5) Hands-on expertise on various training and capacity building approaches, tools, and methods;
(6) Strong facilitation, training and presentation skills to community members/leaders/ cadres/ trainers and different tiers of functionaries;
(7) Excellent interpersonal communication (both written and verbal) and presentation skills;
(8) Ability to function effectively as a team leader and team member interchangeably;
(9) Gender sensitivity;
(10) Proactive collaborative and relationship/partnership building at multiple levels;
(11) Strategic and action oriented;
(12) High level of integrity and honesty;
(13) Proactive time and resource management skills;
(14) High energy and positive/constructive attitude;
(15) Openness to change and ability to manage complex situations;
(16) Ability to understand and consistently apply organizational policies and procedures in work;
(17) Responding positively to critical feedback and differing points of view;
(18) 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.
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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