Sunday, March 20, 2016

Programme Manager (Gender) - Landesa Rural Development Institute (Apply by: March 28, 2016)

Programme Manager – Gender, Rural Development Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

1. POSITION VACANT: Programme Manager – Gender, Landesa Rural Development Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Landesa has been working in more than 40 developing countries over the past four decades and is dedicated to improving lives of individuals, families, and communities. Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to develop durable, sustainable, pro-poor and gender-sensitive laws, policies and programs, that protect and strengthen land rights of the poorest people.
Landesa, registered in India in 2008, as Rural Development Institute (RDI), has been working on securing land rights for the poorest, particularly women, enabling them to lift themselves from poverty.RDI’s theory of change incorporates research to inform and influence policy, legislation and implementation of schemes and projects related to land and the poor. RDI works in coordination with the national and state governments that are responsible for the implementation of these programs. RDI is currently working in seven states viz. Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and has a National Office at New Delhi.
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Reporting to the State Director, the Programme Manager- Gender shall be responsible for supportingRDI in achieving its objective of securing land rights for women by helping devise and implement gender strategies, plans and programmes in collaboration with the government and other stakeholders.
Key Job Responsibilities:
(1) Designing, implementing and reviewing women’s land rights programmes, including the design and supervision of pilots and scale-ups;
(2) Designing policy and legal advocacy on women’s land rights, in line with RDI’s strategic objectives;
(3) Relationship building and networking with government, resource agencies, academia and legal/ revenue experts, to achieve the objective of securing land rights for women;
(4) Gender mainstreaming across all programmes, through the development of gender action plans, strategies and audit tools;
(5) Developing knowledge products on women’s land rights, including policy briefs, position papers, case studies, etc.;
(6) Initiating public debate and discourse on specific land and related issues, to build public opinion on developing and adopting progressive policy;
(7) Coordinating and facilitating programme learning and linking the same to research and communication;
(8) Representing RDI in various forums, workshops, conferences and training programmes to spread and strengthen its gender focus and approaches;
(9) Performing other project duties, as assigned.
(1) Applicants should possess a post graduate or professional degree in Social Science, Rural Development, Management, or other related area; 
(2) A diploma or formal training in gender related studies, is desirable.
(1) A minimum of seven years’ experience in gender related work, is essential;
(2) Additional experience in policy advocacy and implementation of land rights programmes, is highly desirable.
Skills and Competencies:
(1) Knowledge of gender concepts, including prior experience of working on gender projects;
(2) Ability to define objectives and develop and manage budgets
(3) Ability to work collaboratively with a range of persons, at all levels.
(4) Proficiency in English and vernacular language, with ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
(5) Ability to work under strict deadlines and allot priorities across multiple responsibilities;
(6) Ability to lead, motivate, direct and mentor groups and individuals; 
(7) Gender sensitivity and commitment to promoting gender equity;
(8) Commitment to the mission of a better, safer future for the world’s poorest people, especially women, through land ownership and secure land rights;
(9) Willingness to undertake travel on a regular basis and adopt flexible working hours.
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.
This is a full-time permanent position with RDI.
7. LOCATION: Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
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Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to with a cover letter outlining how they fulfill the expectations of RDI, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organization and expected compensation, by or before March 28, 2016. For further details please visit our website

Landesa is an equal opportunity employer and would strongly encourage women candidates to apply.

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