Tuesday, July 7, 2009

International NGO Job in India

The Department for International Development (DFID) requires:

Position Description:
Results Advisor


Background

The Department for International Development (DFID) is the branch of the British government dedicated to eliminating world poverty (www.dfid.gov.uk). Its largest programme is in India – home to a third of the world’s poor. As India’s largest bilateral grant donor, DFID recognizes that it has a special responsibility to measure what its money is achieving, and to explain the results of its work to people in the UK and India alike.


Reason for Hire

Reporting to the Senior Economic Adviser, this is a new post to provide a focal point and challenge function for better monitoring and evaluation across DFID’s programmes, with a strong emphasis on promoting the use of quality impact evaluation. The aim is to strengthen the focus on results within DFID India so that there is evidence of DFID’s contribution to overall development in India – what works, and what does not. To do this the Results Adviser will help DFID to improve how it measures and demonstrates its impact, further improve the performance of the portfolio, and communicate the successes effectively.


Skills and competencies

We require a strong communicator who has excellent numeracy and analytical skills with the ability to build networks among key stakeholders. The incumbent must also be able to work independently and be confident in dealing with very senior people. She/He should be a university graduate, ideally with a post-graduate degree in statistics, economics or epidemiology with a proven track record of delivery. A proven ability to conduct quantitative research or a background in Monitoring and Evaluation would be an advantage. The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate:

• An understanding of monitoring and evaluation especially approaches to quality impact evaluation and economic appraisal.
• Ability to use data and source material to form clear messages and content.
• Strong understanding of statistical methods and applications.
• Excellent writing and spreadsheet skills.
• A track record of providing high quality analysis in a high-paced and complex environment
• Strong self-development and knowledge generation interests in order to keep abreast of a wide range of development issues.
• A history of personal effectiveness, with a strong ability to communicate and develop effective working relationships with partners.
• The ability to work to tight deadlines and deliver quality outputs.



Location:
New Delhi


Nature of employment: Three year fixed term contract. To apply, one must either be an Indian national or have necessary employment permit to work in India. DFID is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all parts of the community.

Compensation:
The starting salary for the post will be £21,847 per annum plus other benefits includes coverage under accident and medical insurance schemes.

Third Sector Partners, a leading CxO and board search firm in the Not for Profit sector, has been retained by DFID to assist them in identifying a Results Advisor.
For more details please log on to www.thirdsectorpartners.com/dfid . Interested individuals may email their completed application forms (available at the site) and their latest CV along with 3 references, with the subject line indicating ‘Application for Results Advisor’ to results.adviser@thirdsectorpartners.com .

Last date for applications is 17 July 2009.


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