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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Indian NGO requires Regional Manager

TCI Foundation is the social arm of Transport Corporation of India Limited (TCIL). TCIL is a pioneer in the sphere of goods transit in India and is India's leading multi-modal integrated supply chain solutions provider.

As part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s India AIDS Initiative, Avahan, the TCI Foundation is implementing Project Kavach, a $12.26 million project initiated in January 2004, to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among long distance truckers in India. The project is presently operational at 19 large intervention locations across India.

Rationale of the Project
The unique challenges posed by the plethora of trucker-focused interventions in the country, the mobile nature of the population and the fragmented structure of the Indian transport industry explain why trucker interventions in India need a unique approach. TCI Foundation is attempting to address these issues by creatively deploying conventional business tools such as innovative communication and promotions to engage the trucker community, branding and merchandising to build a unique, highly recognizable programme identity and standardizing and scaling up service delivery across a network of major transshipment locations akin to the franchise business model. In order to achieve scale and visibility the programme plans to engage major corporates in the transport and related industries, as well as key stakeholders in the industry.

This programme employs a strong system of measurable indicators supplemented with regular survey-based mechanisms to monitor progress on major outcomes as well as a comprehensive evaluation plan to assess impact. A 17-member team operating out of Gurgaon (National HQ), Nagpur (Regional unit) and Bangalore (Regional unit) manages the project. The team is equipped with diverse skill sets including STI Management, Communication, M&E and Program Management.

In addition, the program has played a pivotal role in supporting the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) in their efforts to design and implement a large scale National Program for HIV prevention among truckers under National AIDS Control Program (NACP) III. TCI Foundation’s engagement with NACO is focused on ensuring a seamless transfer of the project’s learning, systems and tools to the National Trucker Program as and when it rolls out.

NACO, as part of its NACP III, has prioritized HIV prevention among truckers as a key programme component and intends to launch the trucker program as a single national-level project to target long-distance truckers. NACO proposes to set up a National Trucker Consortium to design, manage and monitor national trucker interventions to halt the spread of HIV among the truckers. TCI Foundation, in partnership with All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), has been selected by NACO to manage the National Consortium. Over the next couple of months the team managing project Kavach and the truckers TSG project will be around 40-45 people

Reason for Hire
TCI is looking for a dynamic Regional Manager who will coordinate, supervise, and monitor the progress of the implementation of the National trucker Program project on all the interventions within a specified region. The position is of importance with in the central team and will have 5-7 direct reports.

Roles and Responsibilities

· Oversee the scale up and on-going management of interventions across the region in conjunction with respective SACS.
· Provide technical assistance, guidance and building capacity of the implementing partners to ensure the standardization of the program across regions.
· Co-ordinate with SACS and NGO partners for implementing the project at grass root level according to the guidelines.
· Coordinate with the local partners (trucking companies, associations, SACS etc) to ensure their full support.
· Provide regular quality supervisory support to the contracted agencies /NGOs.
· Monitor and evaluate project plans and activity outcomes. Based on the data should analyze and present his/her idea to the core team, initiate revisions of plans according to the need of the community.
· Engage and advocate with transport companies and transport sector associations for greater engagement and for implementing structural intervention efforts.
· Facilitate and provide support to consultancies/studies/ training to be carried out in the region
· Advocacy / Sensitization at regional level and liaisoning with various stakeholders.
· Submit monthly/quarterly/Annual reports to National Trucker TSG.

Must have:
· Post-graduate/Masters degree in Social science /Public Health with at least 8 -10 years’ of total professional experience. Out of which at least 3-5 yrs regional or state level managerial position in social sector (preferably in the area of HIV/AIDS) in a recognized organization
· Demonstrated knowledge of planning, monitoring and evaluation systems of projects and programs.
· Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks on short deadlines.
· Ability to network amongst diverse partners.
· Excellent written and oral English & Hindi communication skill.
· Conflict resolution and negotiation skills/ people skills/ other required soft skills.
· Prepared to travel frequently in the region.

· Working knowledge of SACS/NACO/NGOs is preferred.
· Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of office products.
· Knowledge of one local language desirable

Location: Delhi/Gurgaon

Third Sector Partners, a leading CxO and board search firm in the Not for Profit sector has been retained by TCI Foundation. Interested candidates can send in their CVs along with three references and a covernote to , or Contact us at: +91 22 6660 3558/6660 3559.

The last date for submitting applications is 20th May 2009.

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