Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Convenor (Urban Global Initiative) - Save the Children (Apply by: September 27, 2015)


Convenor - Urban Global Initiative, Save the Children, Gurgaon

1. POSITION VACANT: Convenor - Urban Global Initiative, Save the Children
Save the Children, Bal Raksha, Bharat (SC BR) is India’s leading independent child rights’ organization and works in 18 states across the country, to make a difference in the lives of the most socially-excluded children.
SC BR’s work in the areas of Child Education, Health & Nutrition, Child Protection and Humanitarian Response & Disaster Risk Reduction has benefitted lakhs of children in India and last year alone reached over 8.5 lakh children. The organization has existed in India since pre-Independence days.
Save the Children’s global strategy recognizes the trend of dramatic increases in absolute numbers of deprived urban children, and the need to responding to their needs.  In 2013, Members responded by committing resources to drive an Urban Strategy Initiative from October 2013 to December 2015.
During that period the Initiative, which was co-led by SC US and SC India, played a critical role in coordinating and prioritizing learning and capacity building to ensure that the Save the Children becomes a credible, recognized leader for children in cities.  These efforts culminated in a global meeting of the Urban Program Learning Group, in New Delhi in March 2015, where all participants agreed to a Save the Children Urban Value Proposition, a set of Urban Programming Guiding Principles, and the need for the continuation of the Initiative through the 2016 – 18 strategy periods. This meeting also threw up the need for setting up a Knowledge Hub for Save the Children.

The Initiative in Phase II is again being co-led by SC US and SC India. In this phase the Initiative will be jointly coordinated through two urban convenors, one based out of US and one out of India. The Urban convenor in US has been coordinating the activities since Phase I. Currently we are looking for a professional who will be based out of India and will co-lead with the urban convenor based out of the US
Please visit https://www.savethechildren.in/ to learn more about SC BR.

The Convenor – Urban Global Initiative will work jointly with his/her colleague in US to implement the vision of the Initiative. S/he will engage the Thematic Teams to integrate urban strategies within each of the thematic areas, will work towards creating interest amongst the SC members to foster and share development of thematic urban strategies, to make visible the urban experience of Save the Children to both internal and external audiences.
Key Job Responsibilities:
(1) The Convenor will work with each Thematic Team’s urban focal point to up-date urban mapping; 
(2) Developing an analysis of critical urban issues, opportunities and stakeholders in the thematic area and propose a set of options for the thematic teams to consider;
(3) Facilitating urban thematic workshops: convene a workshop for the Thematic Team, relevant Member and field representatives and external experts to identify and prioritize opportunities and next steps;
(4) Coordinating with the Knowledge Management specialist on the establishment and running of the Knowledge Hub;
(5) Developing global and regional partnerships for funding implementation and research;
(6) Globally increase awareness about urban issues by showcasing urban programs and urban knowledge hub through participation in conferences, forums and advocacy events;
(7) To advance SC India’s leadership, within the Movement and in the wider development community, in addressing urban children’s issues, a critical unmet need.
Applicants must possess a Post-graduate degree in Social Work/ Public Health/ Health Management/ Business Administration or any similar qualification from a recognized university or college.
Applicants must possess minimum 10 years’ experience in implementing development programs with at least five years’ experience in implementing programs in the urban area to include: 
(1) An understanding of issues of programme learning, policy formulation and advocacy in different contexts;
(2) Experience of successful planning and management of events including webinars, meetings, and facilitating online discussions;
(3) Experience in building strong relationships across different cross cultural lines.
Skills & Abilities:
(1) Strong writing, editing, analytical and interpersonal skills;
(2) Leadership skills to engage professional colleagues;
(3) Qualitative analysis skills;
(4) Meeting facilitation skills;
(5) Knowledge management skills;
The offered compensation for this position is attractive and competitive to market rates. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.
6. LOCATION: Gurgaon
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
Email: cugi-sc@sams.co.in

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to cugi-sc@sams.co.in with a cover letter outlining how they fulfill the expectations of Save the Children, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organization and expected compensation, by or beforeSeptember 27, 2015. For further details please visit our website http://www.sams.co.in.

Applicants are urged to apply immediately, as interviews with the promising candidates will start almost right away.

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