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Tuesday, August 11, 2009



LOCATION: Ahmedabad


The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) is a non-denominational, non-political, non-government organization. The Aga Khan Development Network’s rural development efforts started in the early 1980s when the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) was established in Gujarat. Rural development programmes seek to contribute to rural poverty reduction through community involvement and empowerment that leads to the efficient management and improved productivity of natural resources. Today, over 100,000 beneficiaries across 900 villages in three states (Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar) have organised themselves into more than 4000 village-level institutions.

The Aga Khan Rural Support Program is looking to hire their General Manager - West. The key responsibilities in this role will be as follows:
• Provide programmatic and institutional leadership to the present livelihood enhancement programme in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
• Liaise with donors and senior government officers, and interact with field staff and community members.
• Budget management and revenue generation.
• Actively engage in developing systems and indicators to partially withdraw from existing areas of work and move towards sectors which engage new information technology processes and systems.
• Capacity building of the team and prepare older team members towards new challenges and new geographical areas.
• Village distribution and setting up of processes for natural resources management.
• Integration of all programmes and projects of AKRSP.


Must Haves:
• Post graduation in Rural Management/ Natural Resource Management / Social Sciences from a reputed national level institute.
• Minimum 8 years of experience out of which minimum 4 years in a senior management or leadership position.
• Strong program implementation and management skills including strategic planning and work plan development with a strong focus on maintaining quality across project milestones.
• Confident communicator, with the ability to dialogue on complex issues with senior team members.
• Efficient at multitasking with field orientation.
• Skilled at interacting and developing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
• Willing to travel and maintain a very flexible working pattern.
• Strong commitment to ongoing personal development.
• Secular orientation and non-discriminating on any basis.

• Proficiency in English with a working knowledge of Gujarati/ Hindi.

COMPENSATION DETAILS: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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

Only short listed candidates would be contacted. Last date for receiving applications is 28th August 2009.

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