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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Programme Director required by NGO in India

Programme Director, India

Fixed term contract for four years

Salary: INR 1,733,808 to 1,963,864

Based: Delhi, India

Closing date:
Sunday 16 May 2010

Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality. We are striving to bring lasting change to the lives of the poorest communities. We work wherever there is great need, helping people to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion, caste or creed. If you’re passionate about positive change across the world, then this job might be for you.

Christian Aid is looking for a Programme Director for the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) programme, supported by DFID. The Poorest Areas Civil Society programme (PACS) is the flagship initiative of the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID), to work with civil society organisations in India, to improve the uptake of rights and entitlements of women and socially excluded communities. PACS aims to reach five million people and their households in 120 districts across seven states – the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and West Bengal.

The PACS Director is a senior management position within the PACS programme and the post-holder is expected to lead and manage the effective delivery of the PACS programme. S/he would be responsible for managing all human resources linked to the programme; to ensure a strong link between the programme and civil society; to represent the PACS programme in all relevant forums as appropriate; to engage with effective liaison and networking with all relevant actors with relation to the programme and the contract between DFID and Christian Aid led IFIRST Consortium.

Candidates need to have a master’s degree in a development-related discipline; advanced qualifications in management and/or finance would be an added advantage; substantial knowledge of social exclusion and other social development issues in India; experience of working with institutional donors; substantial experience of leading and managing multi partner development programmes and teams. Other essentials are excellent writing skills in English, as well as IT skills and ability to communicate effectively in English, Hindi and/or other regional languages. This is a fixed-term contract for four years.

We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation. So you can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Preference will be given to applicants who are Indian nationals or who are eligible to work in India.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of caste, race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We encourage applications from socially excluded communities, ie SC, ST, religious minorities and PWD and especially women candidates to apply.



Third Sector Partners, a leading senior management and board search firm in the Not for Profit sector has been retained by Christian AID for this recruitment. To apply for this post, please send in your CVs along with three references and a cover note to pacs.dir@thirdsectorpartners.com. Please mention in the subject line the position for which you are applying. Tel: +91 22 43493333. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.




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