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 Senior Programme Manager, Livelihood

 Location: Bhubaneswar
 Last Date: April 28, 2009
 Email: (Reference:

 Opening date: 14/4/09
Closing date; 28/4/09

Main Purpose of Role:
To spearhead the development of the livelihood theme and provide direction and coordination for all livelihood activities across the organisation.


Theme Leadership
•Identify strategic issues and develop strategic interventions
•Provide conceptual input in the form of ideas, direction, guidance to create a holistic approach to CYSD’s livelihood activities
•Support operational planning and work closely with project teams working with both partners (extensive interventions) and communities (intensive interventions)
•Liaise with other themes leaders (Education, Governance, Disaster Preparedness) to ensure overall consistencies and synergies in programmes
•Responsible for ensuring a coherent, consistent raft of manuals, toolkits and IEC materials exist and are widely and appropriately disseminated
•Create an up to date database of good livelihood resource people and institutions from state and national level
•Facilitate at internal and external livelihood events
•Plan, organise and run livelihood theme workshops and training for theme team
•Responsible for the appropriate dissemination of livelihood related news to theme team and wider organisation list

•Identifying issues for campaigns
•Developing strategies in consultation with internal and external stakeholders
•Building appropriate networks and working groups to support campaigns

•Write concept notes and proposals
•Responsible for quarterly and annual reporting for livelihood theme
•Write the livelihood annual plan
•Responsible for the timely and appropriate spending of the overall livelihood budget.
•Responsible for meeting with programmes and projects managers on monthly basis to establish progress and resolve issues, in coordination with the Finance team
•Responsible for meeting with budget managers on monthly basis to establish progress and resolve issues
•To manage the livelihood research budget to ensure best utilisation, timely spending, and accurate reporting.
•To report to Coordinator on budget status and remedial plans if required on monthly basis.

Networking and Learning
•Networking at state and national level
•Representing CYSD at state and national level on livelihood theme
•Attend livelihood workshops, seminars and lectures at state and national level
•Keeping up to date with all livelihood issues at local, state, national and international level.

Team Management:
•Structure Livelihood team at all levels, define roles and responsibilities together with programme managers
•Approve leave, conduct regular and timely appraisals, and handle staff grievance and discipline issues
•Ensure all staff have a staff development programme, are given appropriate training and have regular coaching and mentoring sessions
•Plan manpower for department in line with annual budgets
•Initiate the process of recruitment with HR but completing requisition form ensuring up to date role profile is available, and participate in interview process
•Ensure suitable induction programme is organised for new starters

Education Qualifications
1.Post Graduate qualifications in social sciences, Agriculture or related discipline
2.Proven commitment to professional development


1.Minimum 8 years relevant work experience in an NGO, Preferably experience of linking micro-level project work on influencing policies and practices.
2.An understanding of the socio-economic, political and ecological conditions of the region and high level of analytical, conceptual and strategic planning skills.
3. Facilitation skills for interaction between different development practitioners of various levels with strong social skills – especially when working with community groups
4.Ability to write project proposals
5.Ability to comply donors queries
6.Proven track record of achieving results and demonstrable people management skills
7. Ability to respond effectively in the event of humanitarian disasters
8. Skills and ability to develop achievable plans for contribution to and implementation of agreed objectives in line with Organisational requirements
9. Sensitivity to gender and diversity issues
10. High level of programme management skills – including communication, organisation, training, planning and strong financial management skills
11.Physical fitness for travel and a willingness for sustained field work

1.Excellent communication skills and ability to influence all levels
2.Good presentation skills
3.Positive and enthusiastic
4.Ability to work to deadlines, to plan and be systematic

Personal Qualities
1.Ability to cope with conflicting demands
2.Ability to effectively organise and prioritise a large workload for self and others
3.Assertive and strong decision maker
4.Calm and composed when under pressure

Other Information Relevant To The Post:
1.Extensive travel will be required to project locations, where infrastructure and facilities are basic.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. compensation will commensurate with qualification and experience. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

Interested candidates may email their detail resume to the above mentioned email id. Please visit our website for more details about CYSD.

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