Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational development agency, which develops sustainable solutions to poverty and marginalization. This new position offers an experienced professional, an opportunity to provide overall leadership and ensure delivery of a high quality Multi Input Area Development (MIAD) programme in the state of Bihar. The programme aims to improve the quality of life of marginalized communities by addressing their multi-faceted poverty through a multi-year and multi-sector approach and empower them to improve their socio-economic conditions. It also aims to engage with public systems to enhance capacity and delivery of development programmes. The programme currently works in four districts - Muzaffurpur, Samastipur, Kishanganj and Patna - and plans to expand coverage and diversify interventions significantly over the coming 1-3 years.
The State programme manager is needed to take the lead on development and direction of the state programme strategy and effective implementation and performance of the programme. He would also manage AKF’s human resources in the state, and enhance organisational development along with annual planning and budgeting processes for the state programme and monitoring progress and fund utilization.
We are looking for people with minimum 8-12 years of work experience in rural development, including at least 3-5 years of experience at a senior position in leading the implementation of multi sector programmes and multidisciplinary team. The person should also have strong human resource and financial management skills, experience of working and liaising with the government at different levels, as well as establishing and nurturing partnerships with other stakeholders.
Location: Patna, Bihar
Candidates can write to email@example.com with the subject line indicating Senior Programme Manager.
Last date for application is 7th March 2011
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