Thursday, February 5, 2009

Top Executive required in Indian NGO

POSITION TITLE: DIRECTOR OF INDIA

LOCATION: New Delhi/Noida

REPORTING TO: The Board of Trustees, TLM India


OVERVIEW:

The Leprosy Mission is an international Christian organization working towards the eradication of the causes and consequences of leprosy. TLM is a global network of organizations active in over 50 countries. They invest in vocational training, counselling and community based socio-economic rehabilitation activities. TLM serves a population of around 320 million people across 244 projects in 29 leprosy-affected countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. It has representative offices in over 35 countries. Their vision is a world without leprosy and their goal is to eradicate the causes and consequences of leprosy.

The Leprosy Mission Trust India was registered as a Society in 1972 in Delhi. It has the largest infrastructure facilities in the country to address the issue of leprosy. It is successfully running 18 hospitals and 6 vocational Training Centres across India, with 4 Regional Offices and 1 Research Laboratory as well. The TLM Trust India provides more than 22 Community Health Programmes, along with Economic Empowerment and Gainful Employment to people affected by leprosy.


THE OPPORTUNITY:

The Leprosy Mission Trust India is looking to hire their Director - India. The key responsibilities in this role will be as follows:
• The incumbent should be proactive to develop vision and strategies that are feasible, appropriate to the needs of leprosy-affected people and people with disabilities, and their communities, consistent with good development practice and in keeping with the global framework and policies agreed by the Mission globally and by TLM Trust India Board.
• S/he would be responsible to continually review and develop appropriate capacity development plans in conjunction with interested funding partners.
• S/he would be required to lead and be responsible for the activities of the Mission in India, and should be able to inspire and guide a multi-location and a very passionate senior and junior management team in India to develop high quality programmes.
• S/he should be able to lead the mission of TLM through a significant period of change.
• With the help of his/her core team the incumbent will monitor all the programs across the various states in India and ensure that projects are aligned to the larger vision and mission of TLM.



QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS SPECIFICATIONS:

• Ensure proper financial accountability for all income and expenditure in India in line with the Mission’s financial guidelines and statutory policies, directing, guiding and closely supporting the fundraising activities of the Mission.
• Understand the principles of fund raising and marketing of an organisation.
• Be prepared to travel extensively within India and when needed to other parts of the world, while taking steps through consultation and delegation to ensure the continued efficient operations of the Mission’s work in India.
• At least 5 years’ relevant experience in senior management in the health or social / community development sector, with a good understanding of community development principles.
• A Christian candidate, with atleast 15+ years of post qualification experience.
• Within the overall experience, minimum 8 years in a senior management role in strategic programme management & oversight on implementation.
• Exposure to managing large public health programmes with a good understanding of community development principles is preferred.
• Strong operations management skills; which will involve large scale human resources management, financial & budgetary management, and organizational development activities.
• Strong leadership skills and ability to manage and motivate high performing teams in multi-locations.
• Excellent skills in building & sustaining relationships with multiple stakeholders – government, international partners, national NGO’s, funding agencies and target communities.
• Strong communication & representational skills.
• Experience of being a Board Member of a reputed organization.


COMPENSATION DETAILS: A competitive and comprehensive compensation package, including perquisites & benefits, will be offered to the selected candidates.


Contact:
Third Sector Partners, a leading CxO and board search firm in the Not for Profit sector has been retained by The Leprosy Mission Trust India for this search. Interested candidates can send in their CVs along with three references and a cover note to director.tlmindia@gmail.com, or Contact us at: +91 22 6660 3558/6660 3559. Only short listed candidates would be contacted. A detailed document on the mandate will be available on request.

Last date for receiving applications is 10th February 2009.


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