Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Director (Human Development) - APRIGP (Apply by: October 05, 2015)


JOB DESCRIPTION

Director (Human Development)

Andhra Pradesh Rural Inclusive Growth Project (APRIGP),

Andhra Pradesh Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty 
(AP-SERP), Hyderabad


1. POSITION VACANT: Director (Human Development)
2. ORGANISATION BACKGROUND: The Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) was established by the Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) as the primary support structure to facilitate poverty reduction through social mobilization and improvement of livelihoods of the rural poor in Andhra Pradesh. SERP works on a comprehensive multi-dimensional poverty alleviation strategy by focusing equally on Livelihoods and Human Development. The fundamental unit of development at SERP is the rural poor households and all interventions of SERP strive to achieve essentially two outcomes - sustainable per capita household incomes of Rs.100, 000/- per annum from multiple livelihoods sources and improved Human Development Indicators. Operating on the fundamental premise that empowerment and participation are the crux of development, SERP works through community-based organizations to address poverty eradication.
For more information about SERP, please visit http://www.serp.ap.gov.in

3. PROJECT BACKROUND:

GoAP has approved the Andhra Pradesh Rural Inclusive Growth Project (APRIGP) for implementation by AP-SERP in 150 backward mandals of the state. APRIGP shall enable selected poor households enhance agricultural incomes and secure increased access to human development services and social entitlements. The project period for implementation is from February 1, 2015 to February 1, 2020.  The project is proposed to have 5 components; a) Value Chain Development through Producer Organizations; b) Human Development; c) Social Development, Safety Nets and Entitlements; d) Mission Support, ICT, TA and Partnerships and e) Project Implementation Support.  
The focus of Component 2 (Human Development) is to enable the demand side of community organizations to hold the supply side of service providers accountable for service delivery in the Human Development (HD) sector, as well as to improve HD service delivery by strengthening the existing public systems to deliver quality services. This will have three sub-components:
  1. Strengthening the demand for quality nutrition, health, sanitation and pre-school education services;
  2. Strengthening service delivery by supporting the Social Empowerment Mission;
  3. Linkages with value chains to improve household level food consumption patterns.
4. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), AP-SERP; the Director (Human Development) shall have overall responsibility of ensuring achievement of expected results for the Human Development vertical at SERP.
Key Responsibilities:
(1) Forging partnerships with concerned line departments and influencing all field level staff, to ensure the widest possible participation in the health and wellbeing agenda; 
(2) Taking the lead for intensive planning for implementation of Human Development (HD) projects; 
(3) Co-ordinating with high level authorities like CEO, Directors of other Departments, etc.;
(4) Organizing and heading meetings related to HD;
(5) Co-ordinating with field and state level teams, to ensure effective functioning of programmes;
(6) Co-ordinating with technical agencies and relevant line departments to support the HD unit;
(7) Working closely with HR to understand the organisational structure;
(8) Ensuring monthly monitoring and review, along with Technical Resource Agency of district level HDCoordinators;
(9) Keeping abreast of APRIGP norms and advising the Human Development team on necessary changes, if required;
(10) Performing other related duties as assigned by the CEO, APSERP.
5. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:
Qualifications:
(1) Post-graduate degree in Public Health, Public Policy and/or Administration, Rural Management, Environmental Sciences or Social Sciences from a reputed institute.
Experience:
(1) Minimum 13 to 15 years in rural development with prior experience in managing Human Development projects;
(2) Minimum five years of experience in the field of public health, water and sanitation, community nutrition or rural development, with national and international organizations.
(3) Experience in handling large-scale projects for government/ bilateral organizations;
(4) Excellent knowledge of employment legislation and the regulatory framework in India.
Skills:
(1) Excellent communication skills in English, and knowledge of Telugu is highly desirable
(2) Excellent Project Management skills;
(3) Good knowledge about Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) and government structures;
(4) Excellent computer skills, particularly MS Office;
(5) Sensitivity to the needs of rural poor;
(6) Good working knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Excel etc.
6. COMPENSATION OFFERED:
The offered compensation for this position shall be attractive. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.
7. LOCATION: Vijayawada with visits to field locations, as and when required. Initial reporting will be at Hyderabad
8. REFERENCE: DHD-APSERP
9. CONTACT INFORMATION:
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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: dhd-serp@sams.co.in 

10. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
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, their updated resume and three references, to dhd-serp@sams.co.in, by or before October 5, 2015.
For further details please visit our website www.sams.co.in.

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