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 Project Manager (Corporate Social Responsibility)
 Global March Against Child labour

 Location: New Delhi
 Last Date: April 27, 2009
 Email: (Reference:

 Job Outline and Application Procedures: Project Manager (CSR)

Postion Project Manager (Corporate Social Responsibility)
Responsible to Policy & Advocacy Coordinator and Executive Director
Location New Delhi
Employment Basis One year contract (which may be extended subject to resources and the project’s success).
Hours Full time
Start Date As soon as possible
Salary Range INR 4.2 to 4.8 lakh per annum (inclusive of all benefits)

Scope of Position

Global March Against Child Labour is the global campaigning platform against economic exploitation of children and for education rights. It is a mutli-stakeholder network of trade unions, teachers associations and child rights organizations in over 100 countries.

Global March seeks a Project Manager (CSR) to successfully implement a consultative process pertaining to the potential problems associated with violations of domestic and international labour standards, particularly child labour in the context of manufactured products and services. The aim of the project is to build consumer confidence in purchasing ethically traded products and services by recommending solutions to prevent child labour. The main activities of the project are (i) research; (ii) organising multi-stakeholder discussions; and (iii) developing recommendations to improve labour standards.

The successful candidate must have at least three years experience in managing and implementing projects. They must have knowledge of consumer policy and/or ethical trade issues and labour standards and should have experience in compliance or social auditing practices in the corporate sector, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) or home-based units, particularly in areas such as carpet manufacturing, handicrafts, sports goods, textiles, garments and allied sectors. The candidate will be responsible for working with a diverse range of stakeholders in the corporate, government and non-profit sectors and must therefore have excellent communication, negotiation, networking skills. The candidate must also work well in a multi-cultural team as well as be able to use their own initiative. They must also have good time management skills and be able to adhere to a strict budget.

Job Description
The roles and tasks the candidate will have to carry out

 Organise and run meetings workshops and other liaison activities with representatives from the corporate, government and non-profit sector.
 Organise high-profile national conferences and events.
 Undertake necessary administrative tasks required as a follow-up to meetings and events, such as writing minutes of meetings, circulating minutes etc.
 Using a range of different methods, conduct research into corporations, non-profits, unions, manufacturing processes, social auditing etc.
 Manage and support independent consultants and volunteers conducting work under the auspices of the project.
 Ensure effective communication with all project stakeholders to ensure they are fully updated with the project’s progress.
 Coordinate a diverse portfolio of project activities in liaison with key stakeholders.
 Write high-quality documents, polices and publications as required.
 Ensure the effective management of relationships with major donors, key partners and project stakeholders.
 Oversee the effective recruitment and management of consultants, volunteers and interns.
 Lead or contribute to organisational learning and other management activities across corporate social responsibility and ethical trade programmes.
 Lead the development, implementation and review of the Global March’s corporate social responsibility and ethical trade plan, in accordance with the Global March’s strategic plan and program policies.
 Ensure the timely and efficient financial management, administration and reporting of the project in accordance with management systems and financial controls.
 Ensure financial resources are aligned with organisational priorities and plans.
 Be prepared to travel extensively in-country, for up to two weeks per month, to carry out duties associated with the project.
 Work effectively with other staff in the office and ensure compliance with local procedures and operating agreements, including active participation in staff meetings.
 Other related tasks as delegated and agreed.

Person Specification
The skills and experience we expect from the candidate

Knowledge & Experience
 An understanding of development issues including the linkages between local, national, regional and global determinants of poverty.
 An understanding of labour issues, production supply chains and the social audit processes in manufacturing units.
 Some experience of working with corporations and/or trades councils.
 Some experience of working with NGOs and/or unions.
 At least three years work experience in positions relevant to this post.
 An understanding of the role of advocacy in bringing about policy and practice change (desirable).
 Knowledge of new media technology (desirable).
 A relevant higher degree (desirable)

Skills & Personal Attributes
 Excellent oral and written English language skills.
 Excellent oral and written Hindi language skills.
 Excellent networking and oral communication skills.
 Excellent negotiation skills.
 Excellent written communication skills.
 Excellent research skills.
 Leadership and people management skills.
 Strategic planning and program design skills.
 Gender-sensitivity to all aspects of work undertaken.
 Inter-cultural communication skills.
 Mature political judgment skills.
 Financial management and administration skills.
 Ability to manage high-workloads, to multitask and meet tight deadlines.
 Computer literacy, particularly in MS Office and e-mail usage.
 Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team.
 High levels of energy and motivation.
 Capacity to balance work demands with other life needs, and to model an appropriate work style to other colleagues.
 Openness to a wide range of perspectives and cultures.
 Understanding of and commitment to Global March’s development philosophy, principles and objectives.

Making an application

To apply for this post please submit the following:
• A copy of your current resume / curriculum vitae
• A covering letter of no more than 1000 words outlining why you believe you are the right candidate for the job. The letter should address the points raised in the job description and person specification.

Please email these documents to mark in the subject heading: “APPLICATION: PROJECT MANAGER (CSR)”.

Alternatively you can submit a hard copy of the application to the following address:

Application for Project Manager (CSR)
Shalini Khanna
Global March Against Child Labour
L-6 Kalkaji
New Delhi 110019

Please mark The deadline for the receipt of applications is Monday 27 April 2009. If you have any queries about this application please contact Shalini Khanna on 011 2647 5481 / 2622 4899.

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