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 Senior Programme Manager, Education

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

 Opening date; 14/04/09
Closing date: 28/4/09
Main Purpose of Role: To spearhead the development of the education theme and provide direction and coordination for all education 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 education 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 (Governance, Livelihood, 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
•Plan, organise and run education theme workshops and training for theme team
•Create an up to date database of good Education resource people and institutions from state and national level
•Facilitate at internal and external education events
•Responsible for the appropriate dissemination of education related news to theme team and wider organisation list

Education Watch
•Provide leadership to drive the process of the citizens’ monitoring forum to achieve objectives
•Identify issues to monitor in consultation with key stakeholders
•To facilitate district level agenda for the process of monitoring

Quality Experimentation
•Identify what tools are required
•Review secondary information on tools and identify areas for development
•Recruit suitable panel of experts
•Manage the process of developing, testing, publishing and disseminating tools for wider use
•Create a process of evaluation for the tools and a system for tracking their wider use and impact.

•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 education theme
•Write the education thematic annual plan
•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 the timely and appropriate spending of the overall education budget.
•Responsible for meeting with budget managers on monthly basis to establish progress and resolve issues
Networking and Learning
•Networking at state and national level
•Representing CYSD at state and national level on education theme
•Attend education campaigns, workshops, seminars and lectures at state and national level
•Keeping up to date with all education issues at local, state, national and international level.
•To report monthly to Coordinator on budget status and remedial plans if required

Team Management:
•Structure Education 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

Educational Qualifications
1.Post Graduate in Sociology/ Psychology/ Anthropology/ Social Work or any other related area
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.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

Personal Qualities
•Experience in multi-tasking
•Interactive personality, team player,
• Positive attitude and influence on interpersonal dynamics
•Ability take leadership under stressful timelines
•Commitment to the organization’s Goal & vision,
.Willingness for extensive travel to project locations

Compensation will commensurate with qualification and experience.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.


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