Friday, September 16, 2016

Deputy Director- Technical Assistance & Research for Indian Nutrition & Agriculture (TARINA) - CARE India - Apply by: September 24, 2016

JOB DESCRIPTION
Deputy Director- Technical Assistance & Research for Indian Nutrition & Agriculture (TARINA) 
CARE India, Bhubaneswar


1. POSITION VACANT: Deputy Director, Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition & Agriculture (TARINA), CARE India, Bhubaneswar
2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:
CARE India is a part of the CARE International Confederation working in 84 countries for a world where all people live in dignity and security.
CARE has been working in India for over 60 years, focusing on ending poverty and social injustice through comprehensive programmes in health, education, livelihoods and disaster preparedness and response.

In India, CARE focuses on the empowerment of women and girls because they are disproportionately affected by poverty and discrimination and suffer abuse and violations in the realisation of their rights, entitlements and access and control over resources.
For more information about CARE India please visit http://www.careindia.org/

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to Regional Program Director, the Deputy Director-TARINA shall lead the project and be responsible for planning, execution, coordination and networking, for meeting project goals and objectives.
Key Responsibilities:
(A) Project Management:
(1) Manage timely roll out/implementation of the project;
(2) Ensure that the project is implemented in line with the project design and as per quality standards;
(3) Initiate measures to modify strategy, plans and approaches of the project to ensure achievement of project goals and objectives;
(4) Strengthen and enhance the technical quality of all project components through continuous and close coordination and feedback to the project team;
(5) Promote innovative approaches and interventions in the project;
(6) Develop detailed implementation plans and support the project team in achieving the set objectives;
(7) Ensure coordination with CIHQ and flow of technical support for quality project implementation; 
(8) Identify operational challenges in the project and ensure timely interventions and support to overcome the same in close coordination with project team and CIHQ.
(B) Partnership Management: 
(1) Identify existing and emerging State, District, and local level stakeholders for partnerships; 
(2) Develop formal and working relationships with identified stakeholders in the government, private, academic and NGO sectors; 
(3) Understand stakeholder mandates and activities to leverage the same for TARINA implementation.
(C) Advocacy and Representation:
(1) Represent the project in TARINA’s Management Committee;
(2) Represent the project in relevant external committees to create awareness and buy-in of the project;
(3) Advocate existing and potential stakeholders about project deliverables, methodologies, studies and findings emanating from the project.
(D) Team Building: 
(1) Supervise the project team and ensure necessary coordination, positive spirit, and support within the team;
(2) Identify training needs and opportunities for the project team and ensure capacity building of the staff;
(3) Ensure project staff are highly motivated and high performing;
(4) Develop development and performance plans for the staff and support them in achieving the same; 
(5) Mentor and handhold project team with regular feedback, inputs and support;
(6) Be responsible to develop effective individual personnel development and project related training plans; for enhancement of staff skills and to increase their capacity for high quality performance;
(7) Facilitate and be responsible for recruitment and timely placement of team;
(8) Engage with project team to ensure timely performance management;
(9) Provide supportive supervision and management support to Team: planning, monitoring and program reviews;
(10) Be familiar with the Performance Management System to have Annual KRA/ Individual Operating Plan established with direct reportees, conduct their mid-year reviews and annual appraisals;
(11) Ensure role clarity at all levels within the team; 
(12) Ensure synergetic and long term working relationships between CARE India, TARINA Consortium members and stakeholder organizations.
(E) Finance and Administration Oversight:
(1) Lead the development and ongoing review of annual work plans and month & intervention wise budgets to ensure that annual milestones are met within the approved budget;
(2) Ensure that the project resources are used fairly and effectively;
(3) Coordinate with the Project Support Manager and ensure required project support is delivered to the project on time;
(4) Ensure that CARE policies and procedures are adhered to by the project and its staff;
(5) Undertake monthly MIS review and follow-up action.
(F) Financial Management:
(1) Responsible for all financial transactions for the state;
(2) Facilitate and ensure timely reporting and recording of all the financial transaction;
(3) Support in timely reporting and compliance;
(4) Facilitate audits in the state with support of District Team Leaders and ensure audit compliance.
(G) Gender Equity & Diversity:
(1) Promote and integrate organizational GED strategies in team and project;
(2) Integrate strategies, policies and practices that promote real change at all levels of the organization with GED at its centre;
(3) Establish mechanisms that ensure continuous progress in team/project on GED.
(H) Physical and Financial Completion of Projects: 
(1) Develop state and district level annual physical and financial detailed implementation plans (DIP) for the project;
(2) Support development of Standard Operating Practices (SOPs) required for smooth implementation as per agreed timelines;
(3) Undertake regular field monitoring towards accomplishment of deliverables (approx. 40% time);
(4) Understand reasons of variance and address them with feedback;
(5) Conduct regular team meetings;
(6) Ensure timely compliance of CARE India’s policies and procedures;
(7) Ensure timely reporting, recording and monitoring of financial transactions and documents as per SOP and CARE India’s policies; 
(a) Oversight of all financial transactions;
(b) Facilitate and ensure timely financial transactions;
(c) Facilitate audits and ensure compliance.
(I) Reporting:
(1) Ensure baseline, midterm and end line studies are conducted;
(2) Be responsible for state level documentation, consolidation of data & submission of progress reports and other reports; 
(3) Ensure quality of data collection and periodic verification with the support of M&E team;
(4) Ensure timely submission of quality donor reports.
(J) Emergency Response & Disaster Preparedness:
(1) Required to provide support and undertake specified emergency assignments identified as part of theCARE India’s Roster for Emergency Deployment during the time of disasters/emergencies;
(2) Undertake the specified role and responsibilities identified as a part of the CARE India Emergency Roster;
(3) Be familiar with CARE emergency protocols and respective roles as per the functional area under which member has been nominated.
4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:        
Qualifications:
Post graduate degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Rural Development, Rural Management, or Forestry Management, preferably with a Management Degree.
Experience:
(1) Minimum eight years of experience working in agriculture/rural development project at the State/ National level; 
(2) Prior work experience in action-research, working with the Government agriculture system/ schemes and managing consortium based projects, will be an added advantage.
Skills:
(1) Strong project management skills;
(2) Demonstrated dynamic leadership; motivator and mentor to teams; and ability to manage complex situations;
(3) Good written and verbal communication; 
(4) Good administrative and multi-tasking skills;
(5) Result-oriented and ability to work within timelines;
(6) Well versed with cross cutting themes (Gender, Governance and Resilience);
(7) Excellent inter-personal and networking skills;
(8) Knowledge of Odiya will be an added advantage.
5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:
The gross remuneration budgeted for the position is attractive. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.
6. LOCATION: Bhubaneswar
7. REFERENCE: DPD-CARE
8. CONTACT INFORMATION:
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: dpd-care@sams.co.in  

9. APPLICATION PROCESS:
Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply with a cover letter that highlights their motivation to apply and suitability for the position, an updated resume and details of current and expected remuneration, to the above email id, by or before September 24, 2016.
Candidates are urged to apply immediately, as tele-interviews with strong applicants, are likely to be initiated almost right away.

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