Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Action Aid India requires Country Director: Apply

ActionAid India is a member of ActionAid International working in the country since 1972. ActionAid India is governed by its national Board and General Assembly composed of a cross section of committed people from a broad spectrum of Indian society.


ActionAid together with it partners works with the communities, organizations and movements of excluded and poor people to eradicate poverty and ensure human rights and justice. ActionAid’s current focus of work is on the issues of Right to Food, Right to Education, Right to Human Security, Right to Health and Right to Housing.


ActionAid's operations in India are spread over 12 regional offices across 24 states and 1 Union Territory. With a core staff of 200, it works with over 100 long-term NGO partners reaching out to a population of over 10 million people to achieve its mission.


We are looking for a visionary and strategic leader who will lead the development and implementation of a bold new strategy for the next generation work in India as well as contribute to the development and impact of ActionAid’s work internationally. The successful candidate will lead in thought and action, be committed to social justice and rights of the poor and excluded people and will influence public policies and opinion. She/he will ensure growth and development of the donor and supporter base in the country to support ActionAid’s work.


Qualified development professionals across multiple sectors ranging from NGO, academia, government and corporate are invited to apply. Applicants should have relevant higher education and depth of experience related to this role as well as comprehensive understanding about issues related to poverty, exclusion and injustice from local to national to global. Candidates must have an excellent track record of leading and managing large and complex organizations. The candidate should have aptitude and entrepreneurial qualities to strengthen ActionAid’s voluntary fundraising in India.


He/She will also demonstrate skills and ability to manage a multidisciplinary team, policy advocacy initiatives, fundraising and donor and core stakeholder relations. The candidate will be aligned to ActionAid's values, will have excellent inter-personal and team building skills with ability to create an empowering work culture. Excellent communication skills in English and at least two national languages are essential. An experience of working with national governance boards will be an asset.



The position will be based in New Delhi, with frequent national and international travel. The position is offered under AA International’s international terms and conditions for a fixed term renewable contract.



Applicants should send an updated CV including two referees to info@thirdsectorpartners.com latest by 4th of December 2009. We respect all applications but can only respond to shortlisted candidates. For more information on ActionAid India visit www.actionaidindia.org. Detailed job description can be obtained by emailing your request to our search firm Third Sector Partners on info@thirdsectorpartners.com.



Whilst all applicants are assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are encouraged to apply.




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