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Job Description

Programme Manager-Leadership Next Program

Kamonohashi Project (Japan)


1. POSITION VACANT: Programme Manager – Leadership Next Program- Kamonohashi Project (Japan)




About Kamonohashi Project:


Kamonohashi Project (Kamo), a Japanese philanthropic organisation founded in 2002, aims at creating a world without human trafficking. It has been supporting organizations and projects in India since 2012 that aim to combat human trafficking and to strengthen access to justice by the survivors of human trafficking through systems strengthening approach. As an organization, Kamo facilitates breaking polarization in development debates through dialogue and deep listening. Kamo also strongly believes in leadership development in survivors and among organizational founders and second line leaders to strengthen the ecosystem of the civil society sector.


About Survivors’ Leadership Program


The Leadership Next is a programme that supports survivors of violence and exploitation to organise across states of India, and build their leadership to negotiate for their safety, protection, and empowerment. The grassroots program is designed and implemented by facilitating non-profits in India and supported by allied service providers to build a platform for policy engagement.




This is an exciting and demanding role for a developmental professional who aspires to build expertise in leadership programmes with survivors of violence. It would be most suited to young mid-career professionals who are conceptually clear about rights-based approaches, psychosocial frameworks and have skills in management and research.


Reporting to Kamonohashi India Program Director, S/he will be responsible for programme planning, proposal writing for fundraising, monitoring, and reporting on output and outcome, MIS management, coordination with project partners, survivors’ collectives, researchers, and technical consultants who are partners in the programme. S/he will be supported by a team of Finance Manager, MIS officer, HR Manager, and Communications Manager, and must be skilled in managing clear and precise communications with internal and external stakeholders.


S/he will be required to travel within India, as per requirement, post COVID 19 crisis, and must be skilled in using technology thoroughly and creatively to meet communication demands.


Key Roles and Responsibilities:




(1) Building relationships of trust, transparency and mutuality with survivors’ collectives and their leaders;

(2) Build supportive relationships with grassroots NGOs who are partners in the programme;

(3) Build collaborative relationships with other officers of the programme in Kamo and colleagues of other programmes in Kamonohashi Project;

(4) Build robust partnerships with technical partners and consultants of the project.



(1) Support survivors’ collectives and their leadership to build project management indicators and tools, for them to monitor and report on their projects effectively;

(2) Support partner organisations (NGOs) to develop project documents and tools for effective role-taking, particularly focusing on planning, monitoring, and reporting;

(3) Review, clarify and consolidate reports from survivors’ collectives and partner organisations to build consolidated programme reports for Kamonohashi and co-financiers of the programme;

(4) Monitor projects (including field level monitoring) to check outcome and use the learning with implementers for feedback, reflection, and corrective action. Take partners through a PDCA cycle;

(5) Document good practices and create knowledge projects and share with the consortium;

(6) Collaborate with finance managers of the programme to check efficiency of approaches and strategies and use it for feedback to partner organisations;

(7) Ensure alignment between the programme and the communication portfolio.



(1) Help to commission/manage programme evaluations, research, IEC developments, policy engagements, coaching kind of short-term projects by independent research institutions/consultants and ensure necessary support to facilitate action.



(1) Support Kamonohashi and/or Survivors’ Forum in developing a fund-raising strategy and drafting proposals and budgets for interested/ potential financiers as identified by Kamo India Programme Director (IPD) as well as Management Committee.




Qualification and Experience:

(1) Bachelor’s Degree with 10 -15 years working experience in Rights-Based Programmes or Youth Leadership Programme;

(2) Candidates from premium social science institutes with little less experience may also be considered.


Essential Skills and Competencies:

(1) Understanding and experience of Result-Based-Management approach program planning, delivery, management, monitoring, and reporting is mandatory;

(2) Expertise in proposal drafting, proposal analysis and knowledge of LFAs and project budget management is mandatory;

(3) Must have robust understanding and experience in working with a consortium;

(4) Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision;

(5) Must have basic research (qualitative, quantitative techniques in research), facilitation and interviewing skills;

(6) Earlier Experience of working for youth leadership programme would be an asset;

(7) Experience in managing databases and information systems;

(8) Listening skills, ability to work with differences of opinion, perspectives, and ideologies;

(9) Ability to identify problems, propose solutions and take immediate corrective measures;

(10) Must have analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.

(11) Knowledge of English and Hindi is necessary. Knowledge of Bengali or Telegu would be preferred.




Gross compensation budgeted for this position, at the time of joining, would be in the range of Rs. 65,000/- to Rs. 80,000/- per month subject to withholding taxes, as applicable.


6. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT: The selected candidate shall be appointed as Full time Consultant for fixed term assignment with Strategic Alliance Management Services Pvt. Ltd. (SAMS). The initial contract shall be for a period of one year (including initial 6 months of probation period), renewable based on approval from Kamonohashi and candidate’s performance.


7. LOCATION: India






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Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply online at: https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/Kamonohashi-Project by or before April 11, 2021.


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