Tuesday, July 21, 2009

PROGRAM DIRECTOR needed by International NGO in India

Background

ChildFund International (formerly CCF), is a dynamic global force for children, working in 31 countries, assisting more than 10.5 million children and families regardless of race, creed or gender. ChildFund International is a member of ChildFund Alliance, a global network of child development organizations.

ChildFund has been working in India since 1951 and currently assists about 600,000 children and families in 15 states through 75 partner organizations. ChildFund India’s annual budget is about $15 million and these funds are utilized for programs on health, sanitation, nutrition, education and livelihood for the communities where ChildFund India serves.


KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Provide Strategic Leadership:

• Provide strategic and analytical thinking, vision and commitment plus strong leadership, as part of CCF India’s Senior Management Team, to support and influence the development of CCF India’s programming and practices
• Lead the growth and development of a decentralized program approach in some of the country’s most marginalized areas.

Program Management:

Lead the development, delivery and management of quality programs in line with CCF’s Area of Excellence: “Placing children’s experience of deprivation, exclusion and vulnerability at the center of our policy and practice” through the following:

• Lead program planning and design, implementation and compliance, and ongoing Monitoring and Evaluation towards achieving the core outcomes we seek for children
• Ensure ongoing staff and partner capacity building to deliver quality programming

Strengthen and develop quality grants portfolio:

• Oversee grant management and compliance
• Actively network and collaborate with a range of stakeholders to identify relevant grant opportunities
• Develop winning project proposals with the program team to further strengthen core programs

Networking and Collaborating:


• Strengthen and build upon partnerships and networks with a range of stakeholders at the community, districts and national levels to raise CCF India’s profile and place CCF-India as a recognized leader for children.
• Proactively engage and collaborate to synergize broader development efforts, building relevant partnerships and enhancing opportunities.

People Management:

• Lead the country program team, directly managing a team of program staff, supporting their development whilst promoting the organizational values and internalizing a shared vision for children
• Act, as a member of the Senior Management Team, toward integrated management approach across all departments

• Foster positive working relationships and collaborative linkages at multiple levels from Area Offices to the National Office to Asia Regional Office, International Office and other National Offices


MUST HAVE:

• A minimum of 8 - 10 years of professional experience with at least 5 years in a lead role in a reputed development organization.
• Experience in program planning and design, implementation and compliance, and Monitoring and Evaluation.
• Skills in donor management, finance and team management within an evolving organisation.
• Understanding of the ‘principles of partnership’ with multiple stakeholders i.e. NGO sector, government sector, private partners.
• Excellent communication skills and capability to represent the organisation in professional forums.



PREFERABLE:

1) Experience in child participation/protection programs
2) Strong financial acumen.

LOCATION: Bangalore (for initial 3 - 6 months) / Final location is Delhi



Interested candidates can send in their CVs and 3 references at application.pd.ccf@gmail.com or Contact us at: +91 22 6660 3558/6660 3559.

Only short listed candidates would be contacted.

Last date for receiving applications is 30th July, 2009.






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