Friday, August 7, 2015

Project Manager - Jagran Pehel (Apply by: August 22, 2015)


Project Manager, Jagran Pehel, New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Project Manager, Jagran Pehel, New Delhi 
Jagran Pehel a division of Sri Puranchandra Gupta Smarak Trust and an initiative of Jagran Prakashan Limited*, is actively involved in awareness generation targeted at behavioral change and advocacy on social issues, through the innovative use of mass and mid media approaches and stimulating interpersonal communication.
* Jagran Pehel has an independent board and is both managerially and financially independent of Jagran Prakashan Limited

Jagran Pehel works on a range of development issues spanning WASH, population, CSR, sustainable development, education, gender equality and poverty alleviation
Jagran Pehel, in collaboration with one of the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene companies is all set to launch a project on health, hygiene and sanitation that shall be implemented in 200 villages across Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The project is aiming at creating Sanitation Change Leaders from the grassroots governance structures, community based organizations and frontline health workers and build their capacities for sustainable behavior change in the communities of these villages.
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Reporting to the Senior Management- Jagran Pehel, the Project Manager shall be responsible for the overall implementation of the approved project. S/he would lead project management and implementation efforts for this community led Health, Hygiene and Sanitation Project. Based on the results based management approach, s/he will oversee implementation of this UK based donor funded project in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Key Job Responsibilities:
(1) Work with the Senior Management Team to implement a community based health, hygiene and sanitation project in project states and oversee planning, management, reporting, implementation and monitoring of the project;
(2) Provide leadership and guidance to all project staff on direction and implementation of the project;
(3) Develop and implement effective project strategy and set clear objectives and indicators;
(4) Prepare periodic programmatic work plans and project budgets in line with donor and mission conventions;
(5) Continuously monitor and supervise project activities, oversee technical design, execution and evaluation of progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data; 
(6) Administer project budget through reviewing payment requests, approving expenditures in accordance with donor policies and procedures and track and control overall costs within budgetary parameters;
(7) Liaise with district and block administration and other line departments, local government and NGOs to enhance their participation and collaboration; 
(8) Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to donor and other applicable timeframes and formats; Develop donor reports and documents in line with contractual requirements;
(9) Ensure appropriate and timely technical assistance and incorporate the same in relevant project activities;
(10) Provide capacity building support and technical supervision staff; 
(11) Ensure mid-term reviews and annual appraisals are completed for all project staff, in line with the performance management system;
(12) Develop, produce and disseminate high quality information and materials detailing Jagran Pehel’sactivities in states for use within and outside the organization; 
(13) Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned project team, and other relevant stakeholders with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships;
(14) Any other task as assigned by management.
Applicant must possess Ph.D., MBA (Rural Development / Management), M.Phil, or equivalent from a reputed, globally recognized institute.
(1) The applicant should have a minimum of seven years’ experience in managing multi state projects, preferably on health, hygiene and sanitation; 
(2) Experience in managing multi- year projects supported by bilateral or multilateral agency; 
(3) Prior experience in working on CSR projects of corporates desired;
(4) Prior exposure to understanding the result based management of non-profit projects;
(5) In-depth understanding of development issues in the areas of Health, Hygiene and Sanitation is essential.
(1) Strong presentation skills; 
(2) Excellent communication skills; 
(3) Excellent verbal and written skills in English and Hindi;
(4) Strong interpersonal skills;
(5) Ability to lead and manage a team of individuals with diverse expertise;
(6) Ability to plan conceptualize and deliver effective projects;
(7) Willingness to travel extensively in India, including rural areas.

Gross compensation for the position shall be attractive. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.
The successful candidate shall be initially offered one year contract, renewable, based on performance.
7. LOCATION: New Delhi
Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025 
Phones: 011-2684-2162; 011-4165-3612; 011-4101-1564 and 011-4101-1565

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested apply to  with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organization and expected compensation, by or before August 22, 2015. For further details please visit

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