Thursday, January 28, 2016

Country Director - The Swedish Organization for Individual Relief (Apply by: February 15, 2016)

Country Director, The Swedish Organization for Individual Relief, Dehradun

1. POSITION VACANT: Country Director, The Swedish Organization for Individual Relief (SOIR-IM), Dehradun
The Swedish Organization for Individual Relief (SOIR-IM) is an Indian NGO working in the fields of education and economic empowerment for marginalized groups, such as, rural women, tribals, migrant labourers, Tibetan refugees, children with disabilities, etc.
SOIR-IM has been working in India since the 1970s, through supporting NGO partners. SOIR-IM presently works with eight partner organizations across the country. The majority of funding comes from the Government of Sweden, through a donor organization in Sweden. SOIR-IM office currently employs 19 staff.
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SOIR-IM wishes to recruit a senior development professional, for developing and managing their programme. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional with a strong commitment to the values and mission of fighting poverty and exclusion, to come on board with a credible NGO, doing excellent work at the grassroots level in India.
The Country Director shall be responsible for the successful implementation of SOIR-IM’s development programme. S/he shall be responsible for operational and strategic planning, developing the programme and budget and overseeing the execution of work done by the partner organizations.
(1) Developing and implementing programmes in line with SOIR-IM strategies, policies, guidelines and regulations; 
(2) Ensuring the relevance of SOIR-IM’s portfolio of partner organisations and the efficient and effective achievements of results;    
(3) Promoting SOIR-IM’s partners’ change agendas and ensuring capacity building and organisational development of partner organisations; 
(4) Leading SOIR-IM’s external networking and coordinating with development actors, donor organisations and other stake-holders; 
(5) Initiating and contributing to SOIR-IM’s fundraising from institutional donors; 
(6) Developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting programs and operational plans, by upholding an efficient and results-based PME system; 
(7) Ensuring the institution of appropriate processes and practices for financial management and internal control; 
(8) Ensuring that operations, systems and routines at the office comply with internal and external requirements, including FCRA regulations and the legal framework; 
(9) Managing the office, including division of roles and responsibilities, supervision of staff, capacity development and work environment;
(10) Inspiring and leading staff to work towards common goals and contributing to organisational learning and development
Post Graduate degree, preferably in development studies, social science, political science, international studies, management or a related field.
Required Experience:
(1) Minimum eight years of relevant professional experience in managing social development programmes/ projects with minimum three years in management or supervisory position; 
(2) Demonstrated leadership and a record of accomplishment of working with civil society organisations; 
(3) Documented experience in applying and promoting a rights-based approach to development; 
(4) Understanding of and experience from the civil society sector, preferably from direct support to civil society organisations.
Desired Experience:
(1) Prior experience in the development sector within the thematic areas of economic empowerment/ livelihood and gender; 
(2) Prior experience in international donor funded development programs;
(3) Experience of and openness to leading change processes and managing complex contexts.
Skills and Competencies:
(A) Development and Operational Effectiveness 
(1) Ability to lead strategic and operational planning, results-based management and reporting; 
(2) Demonstrated experience and good skills in project management and project planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting (PME&R); 
(3) Good understanding of and experience with civil society organizations;
(4) Sound knowledge in financial and human resource management;
(5) Excellent organizational skills.
(B) Management and Leadership 
(1) Fair and transparent decision-making skills; 
(2) Solid judgement and an excellent analytical and critical thinking ability; 
(3) Demonstrated positive and constructive attitude; 
(4) Proven networking, team-building, verbal and written communication, and organisational skills;
(5) Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
(C) Personal Commitment 
Strong commitment to the values and mission of SOIR-IM to fight and expose poverty and exclusion, to democracy, to respect for human rights, and equal value and dignity for all human beings.
(D) Required Language Proficiency 
(1) Excellent command over written and spoken English and fluency in spoken Hindi. 
(2) Knowledge of Tibetan will be an advantage.
(E) Travel
Willingness and ability to travel extensively within the country.
The gross remuneration budgeted for this position is in the range of INR 18-22 lacs per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.
The position offers a full-time, two-year contract with possibility for extension. There will be a probationary period for six months.
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025 

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, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, to the above email id, by or before February 15, 2016.
Tele-interviews with promising applicants shall commence almost immediately.

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