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About the Organization:

Partnering Hope into Action (Phia) Foundation is a Charitable Trust registered in India that works on the issues of social exclusion and poverty reduction. Phia through its affiliate and partners brings in a long legacy of over 50 years of experience and expertise in development and humanitarian work in India and globally and draws upon its wide portfolio of partnerships with grassroots civil society organizations. This includes the flagship PACS Programme that has reached over 9 million people in 7 of the poorest states, helping socially excluded communities claim their rights and entitlements. While the PACS program concluded, PHIA Foundation is helping take the processes and initiatives under PACS further into a new phase. Phia strives to empower poor marginalized and vulnerable groups for non-discriminatory access to rights and entitlements: in essential services, gainful livelihoods, relief during emergencies and address inequality and inter-generational poverty. The issue of gender equality crosscuts all its work.


About the assignment and roles- Digital Literacy and Digital Livelihood Programme in Jharkhand:

Phia Foundation has partnered with Internet Saathi Programme” is a joint initiative of Tata Trusts and Google India focusing on creating awareness among rural communities especially women and adolescent girls about internet and its benefits for their own growth.

Under this initiative, dynamic women are selected as Saathi’s from their villages. They are then trained and equipped with Internet enabled devices like tablets and smartphones to further train the larger community in and around their villages, with special focus on women on how to use smartphones, access the Internet through phones and tablets and search for information online as per their need. The objective is to make community, especially women learn about internet and then use the same to meet their requirements. The Saathi’s are supported on ground by the partner organisation who help in training, troubleshooting and monitoring. With PHIA Foundation Internet Saathi project was launched across 10 districts of Jharkhand to increased awareness on importance and benefits of internet access amongst the communities and also to claim their rights and available entitlements (Government schemes at the HH level etc.).

 

Position: Project Lead - Digital Literacy Programme (1 Nos.)
Remuneration: Rs.3,20,000.00 for Eight (8) Months excluding Travel allowances.
Closing Date: 31 May 2018

Job Description:

  1. Project Lead would lead the state level planning review and monitoring for the internet saathi project in Jharkhand.
  2. Coordinate with CSOs to ensure that all Project Managers and Supervisors are recruited.
  3. Liaise with CSOs for delivery of project results as per the donor commitment
  4. Support the Program Managers in technical troubleshooting and escalate technical issues to the technical team.
  5. Undertake visits for concurrent monitoring and review the work of Program Manager and ensure the coverage is achieved as per the target.
  6. Analyse MIS data and assess progress, flag issues on concern and undertake corrective measures to plug gaps.
  7. Extend necessary support and guidance to the Program Managers in the effective implementation of the project.  
  8. Assess the performance of the CSOs and provide mentoring support accordingly.
  9. Responsible for donor reporting and donor compliances.
  10. Undertake all activities necessary to fulfil the objective of the Internet Sathi project, convene periodic review meetings of the project level team.
  11. Perform other related responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated time to time by the State Manager.

Eligibility:

  • She/ he should have a minimum of 2-3 years & above of experiences in social work, community mobilization and institution building.
  • Should hold a MSW / Post-graduate degree in social sciences, rural/urban development from a reputed university/institute.
  • Fair knowledge on Internet uses, Applications and troubleshooting over technical software related issues.
  • Understanding on advocacy, networking liaison with administration transparency and accountability framework.
  • Experience in civil society partnerships.
  • Experience in programme monitoring and report writing, donor reporting.
  • Experience in organising training workshops.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A self-starter, able to work independently.
  • Ability to work with a range of people from diverse backgrounds in an open-minded, non-dogmatic manner.

 

Position: Project Manager - Digital Literacy Programme (3 Nos.)
Remuneration: Rs.2,00,000.00 for Eight (8) Months excluded Travel allowance
Closing Date: 31 May 2018


Job Description:

  1. Project Manager would work closely with the CSOs and Supervisors on planning review and monitoring) of the Internet Sathi project is the assigned districts in Jharkhand.
  2. Ensure that all supervisors are recruited and involved in the Internet Saathi Programme activities as per the agreed plan of action.
  3. Day to day technical troubleshooting over technical issues.
  4. Concurrent monitoring and review the work of supervisors and ensure the coverage is achieved as per the target.
  5. Analyse MIS data and assess progress, flag issues on concern and undertake corrective measures to plug gaps.
  6. Extend necessary support and guidance to the supervisors in the effective implementation of the programme.
  7. Assess the performance of the supervisors and provide mentoring support those who require.
  8. Share periodic updates/ reports (daily, weekly, monthly) on program progress with the line manager and CSO Heads. Prepare fortnightly/ monthly progress reports of the programme.
  9. Undertake all activities necessary to fulfil the objective of the Internet Sathi Programme.
  10. Perform other related responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated time to time as assigned by Project Lead.

Eligibility:

  • She/ he should have a minimum of 2 years of experience in social work, community mobilization and institution building.
  • Should be a graduate/MBA in social work from a reputed university/institute.
  • Knowledge of participatory community development approaches.
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking along with Networking and Liasioning experiences.
  • Organizing team, self-starter and results-oriented individual Experience in programme monitoring and report writing’s.
  • Experience in monitoring of the project deliverables and timelines.
  • A self-starter, able to work independently.
  • Strong integrity, commitment and dedication to the cause of women.

 

Position: Project Lead - Digital Livelihoods  (1 Nos.)
Remuneration: Rs.6, 00,000.00 for Twelve (12) Months excluded Travel allowance
Closing Date: 31 May 2018

Job Description:

  1. Project Lead would lead the Digital Livelihoods initiative at the state level and would be responsible for overall planning, coordination and grounding of the project.
  2. Work to ensure that the potential of the extensive platform of Internet Saathi on the field is also being leveraged by engaging Saathi’s in developmental programmes
  3. Undertake field visits to review and monitoring the project
  4. Coordinate with CSOs to Ensure that all Project Managers are recruited
  5. Liaise with CSOs for delivery of project results as per the donor commitment
  6. Support the Program Managers in technical troubleshooting and escalate technical issues to the technical team.
  7. Gauge progress and, flag issues on concern and undertake corrective measures to ensure that deliverables are met in a time bound manner.
  8. Extend necessary support and guidance to the Program Managers in the effective implementation of the project.  
  9. Assess the performance of the CSOs and provide mentoring support accordingly.
  10. Responsible for donor reporting and donor compliances
  11. Undertake all activities necessary to fulfil the objective of the project, convene periodic review meetings of the project level team.
  12. Perform other related responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated time to time by the State Manager.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must have a Post Graduate degree from a recognized university, preferably in Development Studies, Rural Development, Development Management or related discipline.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of work experience in the social development sector with expertise in managing and implementing projects on skill development, sustainable livelihood creation, capacity building and financial literacy.
  • Experience of working in the rural tribal belt will be an advantage.
  • Understanding of good M & E, financial and budget management
  • Works effectively within a variety of situations, individuals and groups.
  • Communicates clearly and professionally in written and oral forms in English and Hindi languages.
  • Aptitude for external linking, learning and representation with a clear ability.
  • Experience of donor management is required.
  • Experience in civil society partnerships.
  • A self-starter, able to work independently.
  • Ability to work with a range of people from diverse backgrounds in an open-minded, non-dogmatic manner.

 

Position: Project Manager - Digital Livelihoods  (3 Nos.)
Remuneration: Rs.3, 36,000.00 for Twelve (12) Months excluded Travel allowance.
Closing Date: 31 May 2018

Job Description:

  1. Project Manager would work closely with the CSOs and Supervisors on planning review and monitoring) of the Internet Sathi project is the assigned districts in Jharkhand.
  2. Ensure that all supervisors are recruited and involved in the project as per the agreed plan of action.
  3. Facilitate trainings of the staff and internet saathi trainings on digital livelihoods
  4. Work effectively towards accomplishment of the Niti Ayog assignment for attainment of deliverables within the stipulated timeframe.
  5. Technical troubleshooting and escalating it to the Project Lead
  6. Concurrent monitoring and review the work of subordinates and ensure the coverage both in quantitative and qualitative terms.
  7. Extend necessary support and guidance to the subordinates in the effective implementation of the programme.
  8. Facilitate and interact for the data collection from govt. functionaries from time to time as per the need of the work.
  9. Assess the performance of the supervisors and provide mentoring support those who require.
  10. Share periodic updates/ reports (daily, weekly, monthly) on program progress with the line manager and CSO Heads. Prepare fortnightly/ monthly progress reports of the programme.
  11. Undertake all activities necessary to fulfil the objective of the project
  12. Perform other related responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated time to time as assigned by Project Lead.

Eligibility:

  • She/ he should have a minimum of 2 years of experience in social work, community mobilization and institution building.
  • Should be a graduate/MBA in Social work from a reputed university/institute.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience in civil society partnerships.
  • Experience in programme monitoring and report writing, donor reporting.
  •  Excellent written and spoken communication in Hindi and English.
  •  Sensitivity towards challenges of children & women.
  •  Knowledge of participatory community development approaches.
  •  Excellent presentation and public speaking.
  •  Organizing team, self-starter and results-oriented individual.
  •  Strong integrity, commitment and dedication to the cause of women & children.

 

 

Position: Programme Coordinator  (1 Nos.)
Remuneration: Rs.6,00,000.00 for Twelve (12) Months excluded Travel allowance
Closing Date: 31 May 2018

 

About the assignment and roles- Improving maternal and child health outcomes in Hard to reach areas of West Singhbhum, Jharkhand

ASRA is a registered society established in with the objective to become the hope of the tribals and other excluded people and hence the objective of the organization was to work for the welfare and development of marginalized adivasis and other backward communities of the region. The CSO works on awareness, education, health and rights and entitlements of Adivasis and has a strong base of community mobilization and past work on reviving and strengthening Gram Sabhas in parts of Saranda Forest area.

 

Job Description:

  1. Responsible for the overall coordination and management of the project in accordance with the agreed plans, deliverables and timelines at district level.
  2. Preparation of annual & quarterly plans of the project in accordance with the approved project and ensuring its execution with the support of the project team.
  3. Finalize monthly, quarterly and annual reports both qualitative and quantitative with the support of project team and share with State office and required stakeholders.
  4. Continuous monitoring of Programme implementation to achieve project goals through regular project visits.
  5. Develop good understanding, and analytical skills on the information related to health programmes, social security benefits under different programmes run by the govt.
  6. Co-ordination with PHIA state office, Donor agency & Govt. for project implementation.
  7. Project planning & implementation; Review of progress against plans and identify gaps to discuss for necessary actions with reporting officer.
  8. Coordination with state team for HR related compliances- salaries, travel bills, vendor contracts, payments with the Programme manager and account personnel etc.
  9. Keeping field updates and guiding the entire team,
  10. District level networking & liaising with other CSOs/ CBOs.
  11. Extend necessary support and guidance to the team for imparting trainings, facilitating the data collection, information sharing, recording, validations, and maintenance of effective MIS.
  12. Any other task as and when assigned by the State Manager.

Eligibility:

  • Must have a postgraduate degree in social sciences or public health or equivalent educational qualifications
  • At least 3 to 5 years of program management experience with team leading or supervisory function.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Hindi are required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational skills required along with computer and Internet competency; must be a team player with good leadership and managerial skills.
  • Should have proven experience in project management systems; experience in health care programs will be an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience in civil society partnerships.
  • Experience in programme monitoring and report writing, donor reporting.
  • Experience in organising training workshops.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A self-starter, able to work independently.
  • Ability to work with a range of people from diverse backgrounds in an open-minded, non-dogmatic manner.

 

Application Process

  1. Eligible candidates interested in these positions are requested to apply to by submitting their updated CV/ biodata along with a cover letter mentioning their suitability for the position.
  2. The position for which the application is made should be clearly written in the subject line.
  3. The application, should include names of three referees (your direct line managers, one must be current employer)
  4. Completed applications along with CVs should be sent to info@phia.org.in 
    Closing date:
    31 May 2018.
  5. Please mention the name of the position for which the application is made.
  6. Only Shortlisted candidates will be intimated of the interview.
  7. Phia foundation is an equal opportunity employer; women and the differently abled are particularly encouraged to apply.