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Program Executive- Capacity Building

Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation

New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Program Executive-Capacity Building, Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation, New Delhi

2BACKGROUND:

Government of India (GOI) has initiated Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (BRLF) as an independent organization under the Societies Registration Act to facilitate civil society action in partnership with State and Central Government, for transforming livelihoods and lives of rural households, with an emphasis on women, particularly in the Central Indian Tribal Region.

BRLF is a unique and first-of-its-kind initiative and the Foundation is constituted as a partnership between Government on the one hand and private sector philanthropies, public and private sector undertakings (under Corporate Social Responsibility) on the other. Major functions of BRLF will be to provide financial grants to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to meet their human resource and institutional costs for up-scaling of proven interventions, invest in institutional strengthening of smaller CSOs and capacity building of professional human resources working at the grassroots.

BRLF continuously facilitates smooth flow and utilization of Government funds to rural communities and poor households under the mega Centrally Sponsored Schemes for promoting livelihoods of the poor through direct engagement with implementing CSOs and CBOs located in the Central Indian Tribal Belt.

The General Body and Executive Committee of BRLF are constituted by eminent individuals as well as ex-officio representatives from private philanthropies, public and private sector organizations, financial institutions, State Governments and GOI.

A detailed note on BRLF is available at http://sams.co.in/BRLF-Intro.html

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

One of BRLF’s key mandates is to address the capacity building challenge for institutions and rural professionals who seek to robust on ground interventions in the sector through a results based lens in the Central Indian Tribal belt. Towards this end, the Capacity Building vertical of BRLF seeks to positively engage with aspiring and existing cadres of rural professionals, CSOs as well as government institutions undertaking various rural livelihoods interventions on ground.

The rural professionals CB initiative seeks to address the capacity building challenge of professionals who work as or would potentially engage as front-line functionaries of NGOs, government institutions and missions, Community based organizations (SHG, FPOs) and PRIs. This CB initiative of BRLF would target aspirants who belong to ST, de-notified tribes and nomadic tribes from the 1000 or so sub-districts of India where BRLF is currently supporting intervention projects. This initiative will be part of a series of capacity building initiatives on Rural Livelihoods, packaged as per the needs of the target groups and of different institutional partners (Government and CSOs).

Additionally, long term work on entitlements, social security as well as livelihoods require strong local governance institutions. Towards this end, BRLF intends to institutionalize training and handholding programs for PRI functionaries in collaboration with State Governments.

Strengthening capacities of CSOs towards becoming stronger institutions with strong governance, systems and accountability mechanisms, and strong result orientation, and ability to partner with Governments is an important mandate for BRLF. Within this, strengthening of Community based organizations is an area of focus for the Capacity Building Vertical.

The Program Executive-Capacity Building would be responsible for actively pursuing some of the above components of the capacity building initiative of BRLF.

Key Job Responsibilities:

(A) Program Support, Partnerships, and Execution (70%)
(1) Ensure BRLF’s interventions are based on demand and emerging needs and are in sync with the aspirations of targeted groups;
(2) Development of tailored capacity support plans for specific target groups; preparation/facilitation and update of the curriculum, handbook/ manuals of various CB programmes, put in place quality control mechanisms;
(3) Assist on developing suitable partnerships with Universities, other training and educational institutions, NGOs, Corporate sector efforts, towards co-learning, scale up, and for drawing on their domain expertise and knowledge;
(4) Ensure coordination, preparation and timely delivery of training activities and schedules for each year in consultation with Lead CB/CEO;
(5) Anchor development and execution of capacity building strategies for students/CSO team members for courses including travel to identified locations;
(6) Explore partnerships with course accreditation agencies for obtaining accreditation of various capacity building courses and programs as and when needed;
(7) Support setting up of systems for monitoring and learning; Monitor and review the impact of capacity building initiative and documentation and dissemination of lessons learned;
(8) Development of knowledge pieces and other collaterals that emerge from/for the CB programme;
(9) Coordinate the development of resources for training programmes geared towards use by BRLF partners;
(10) Coordination of ICT and e-interface for participants towards creation of a community of practice with the possibility of continuous learning in between classrooms, and after the course itself;
(11) Work towards sustainability of various program offerings; Support budget development and fundraising for the various capacity building programs, track expenditures, and assist on monitoring of the program’s financial health;
(12) Recommend and support development of new program strategies or products that reflect BRLF’s strategic vision and goals.

(B)  Communication and Learning Resource Development (30%)
(1) In coordination with Lead-CB, programme team and implementing partners through strategic discussions facilitate development and around programmatic activities particularly on transition and sustainability of existing projects.
(2) Support Cultivation of strategic relationships with various government institutions, funding agencies, corporate groups and other key donors, private sector entities, for the smooth implementation of and resourcing of various project activities, synergy with larger national and state government programmes and directions.
(3) Represent BRLF’s interests to the public and to professional counterparts through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
(4) Create and foster a reputation of quality and performance with collaborating institutions.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES: 

Qualification:
Post-graduate degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, NRM, Social Work, Business Management, Sustainable Development, or any other related field from a reputed institution with direct relevance to the profile of job.

Experience:
(1) Minimum two years of experience in the development sector programmes with focus on capacity building.

Essential Skills and Competencies:
(1) Ability to design and execute capacity building strategies based on clear needs identification and understanding of the operating context, and demonstrable experience of working with government/academic institution/ civil society organizations and with the implementation of those programs;
(2) Have sound knowledge of principles and practices related to tribal youth development and educational/ livelihood issues in the rural sector;
(3) Excellent communication skills in English and Hindi;
(4) Excellent interpersonal and networking skills coupled with the ability to build strong and lasting relationship with stakeholders;
(5) Have a good understanding and knowledge of the requirements of the capacity building program with proven experience in Curriculum planning and implementation;
(6) Experience in developing and managing programmes, budgets, and training interventions with community representatives, youth, CSO/CBO members, and/or Government functionaries;
(7) Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows based computer application and database management is essential;
(8) Familiarity with existing skill development programmes offered in India by multiple institutions across the country for different target groups is highly desirable;
(9) Have good problem solving skills, be resourceful and proactive as and when needed;
(10) Be able to work independently and to be organized in their work to ensure that tasks are completed in a timely manner;
(11) Have excellent interpersonal, communication skills and be professional when dealing with all aspects of the capacity building program’
(12) Creative, strategic and analytical thinker with the ability to manage multiple and complex assignments;
(13) Must be highly organized and excellent team player;
(14) Flexible; possessing the ability to wear different “hats” at short notice;
(15) Good people management skills with the ability to develop others and to impart knowledge and experience in an accessible and clear manner.

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

The gross remuneration budgeted for the position is Rs. 6-8 lacs per annum. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.

6. LOCATION: New Delhi

7. APPOINTMENT: This is a full-time position and the initial contract will be offered for a period of three years, which shall be renewable based on performance.

8. REFERENCE: PECB-BRLF

9. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phones: 011-2684-2162; 011-4165-3612; 011-4101-1564 and 011-4101-1565
Email: pecb-brlf@sams.co.in

10. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested apply to pecb-brlf@sams.co.in
with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organization and expected compensation, by or before February 3, 2017. For further details, please visit www.sams.co.in.

BRLF is an equal opportunity organization. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.