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Organisation: APNALAYA

Apply By: 25 Jun 2017

Location: Mumbai(Maharashtra)

Apnalaya is a non-profit organization founded in 1973. It works with underserved communities in urban slums of Mumbai with an integrated community development approach. Focused thematic areas of the organization are Livelihood, Education and citizenship and Health. Apnalaya is an equal opportunity organization; provides safe working environment and encourages women candidates to apply for the job.

Location- Mumbai        Reports to- CEO

Staff reporting to the Program Head, Education and Citizenship (E&C) – Program Managers, Deputy Program Managers and members of Program Support team

The Role

The Program Head (E&C) is a member of the Senior Management team, comprising all PHs and the CEO. She/he upholds the organizational values and helps her/his team to reach towards the organizational and programmatic goals and objectives. She/he contributes to the development of organizational strategies and plans in general and E & C  in particular. As a domain expert, the PH evaluates and develops the program; leads the process of generating resources and mentors a team that rolls out the program.

Key responsibilities

E&C is a highly creative program, as it uses civics, sociology, creative arts (like storytelling, dance, theater, and film appreciation) to achieve its objectives. And, the objective is as challenging and interesting as a development program objective can get: how does one facilitate a journey from ‘being people to becoming pro-active citizens’?

A. Design and run interventions on

(i) Community empowerment through citizenship and volunteerism

(ii) Formal education and social education

(iii) Values enshrined in the Indian Constitution

(iv) Knowledge of the local governance; skills to work with relevant government bodies

B. Build, mentor and manage the team; it includes:

(i) Developing JDs, on-boarding

(ii) Developing KRAs, regular monitoring, reviews and appraisals

(iii) Guiding inter-department collaborations

(iv) Troubleshooting

C. Budget management, resource generation; it includes:

(i) Developing proposals and budgets, pitching; partnership holding

(ii) Overseeing expenditure and resource utilization; ensuring compliance and integrity

D. Senior Management role; responsibilities include:

(i) Representation of the organization, as and when required, asked

(ii) Contribution to inter-departmental/organizational deliberations

(iii) Ensuring organizational values, ethics, and compliance

 Qualification, skills, and work experience

  • Post Graduate, preferably in Social Sciences or Social Work
  • At least 8 years of work experience with 3 years in Senior Management role and at least 3 years in working directly with youth/community; experience in working with minority populations living in slum communities is desirable, not essential
  • Critical understanding of volunteerism, secularism, rights and responsibilities; broad familiarity with Human Rights and its approaches
  • Sharp knowledge of children and youth in urban eco-systems
  • Experience in designing creative curricula, sessions for youth
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken) in English and Hindi required;  Marathi (desirable)
  • Panache to work with diverse means of communication, including story, film, and theater
  • Basic data analysis and PME skills
  • Command over Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications
  • Strong People’s management skill; driven to work in challenging circumstances 

How to apply:

Interested candidates please send your updated resume to sangeeta@apnalaya.org

APNALAYA

HR, Finance and Administration department,

Address- B/9-103, New Jaiphalwadi, SRA Co-op Housing Society, Behind Armed Police Quarters, Tardeo, Mumbai- 400036

Job Description

Apnalaya is a non-profit organization founded in 1973. It works with under -served communities in urban slums of Mumbai with an integrated community development approach. Focused thematic areas of the organization are Livelihood, Education & citizenship and Health. Apnalaya is an equal opportunity organization, provides safe working environment and encourages women candidates to apply for the job.

Position- Program Head (Livelihood)    :       Location- Mumbai

Report to- CEO of Apnalaya

Staffs reporting to – Program Manager, Deputy Program Manager and members of Program Support team

Job purpose: The Program Head (Livelihood) is a senior managerial position. As a Program lead, develops over all strategies and plans; builds a team to facilitate livelihood program with an underserved community in line with the organization’s vision and mission of the organization.

Key job responsibilities:

Aspiration of youth and other community members: These job responsibilities include

  • To identify the needs of young and other community members, develop, implement and evaluate programs that can assist them.
  • To ensure programs, services and activities that prepare youth and other members in community for success in life.
  • To ensure effective systems to track youth development and outcomes.
  • To identify and reach out to community partners to create programing opportunities, build partnerships with volunteers, other organizations that provide services to the youth and others in the community.
  • To supervise all activities and ensure progress in the youth development program.

Employability: These job responsibilities include

  • To ensure need based vocational training program are conceptualized, rolled out and monitored in implementation area.
  • To ensure vocational training programs are maintained up to date in terms of standards and evidence based.
  • To plan, organize and manage skill development programs, liaising with internal units, training providers and employees to ensure that trainings are carried out in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • To act as the focal point for liaison with organization, companies for aid, services and jobs for trained youth, adolescents and others.

Linkage to government scheme and advocacy: These job responsibilities include

  • To explore about different government schemes that can provide benefit to youth and others in the community.
  • To disseminate information on government schemes with local youth, youth organization, elected representatives in the community.
  • To liaise with government bodies for application of various schemes in implementation areas.
  • To ensure linkage between eligible persons in the community and designated authority is established to avail benefit of various government schemes.

Entrepreneurship: These job responsibilities include

  • To establish community managed livelihood resource centres to support livelihood and business development.
  • To identify and develop partnership with organizations, training institutions for training on small business development, micro credit, financial planning and on inclusive approach.
  •  To provide guidance for marketing of products of SHG established in the community.

Team Management: These job responsibilities include

  • To ensure optimal staffing of the project, project compliance with human resource policies.
  • To promote and facilitate capacity building and development of staffs and volunteers.
  • To develop KRA for the team members, appraise performance annually and provide feedback and coaching for personal growth of the staff.
  • To perform any other work related to duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the CEO from time to time.

 Senior Management role (organizational): These job responsibilities include

  • To develop coherent work plans and budgets for all activities in the program portfolio and continuous follow up on spending (budget versus actual).
  • To ensure timely and adequate reporting against plans including providing timely and articulate progress reports and to provide inputs to strategic planning and annual report.
  • To participate in internal control mechanisms for adherence Apnalaya rules and regulations in contracts, assets and procurement.
  • To coordinate with Program Heads of other units, maintain a healthy working relationship internal stake holders and ensure smooth working of livelihood team.

Qualification and work experience:

  • Master degree in Social science, Social work, Business administration or any related field.
  • 7-8 years of work experience with 3 years in Senior Management role. Work experience in urban livelihood program preferred.
  • Excellent communication (both written and oral) skill in English, Hindi and Marathi (desirable).
  • Good knowledge in computer application i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Basic data analysis skills
  • People management skill.

How to apply:

Interested candidates please send your updated resume to sangeeta@apnalaya.org

APNALAYA

HR, Finance and Administration department,

Address- B/9-103, New Jaiphalwadi, SRA Co-op Housing Society, Behind Armed Police Quarters, Tardeo, Mumbai- 400036

The Counsellor will be responsible to provide a safe and supportive space for children and their parents to discuss their concerns and fears with a trusted professional. He/she will explore ways to help the children and their families cope better with their situation in disability or employability or gender related issues. Develop individual education plans based on children’s strengths and limitations. Interview the family members to recommend needed measures and strategies for their children growth and development. Provide confidential, culturally sensitive and need based counselling. Address community groups, intervention staff and other stakeholders to explain available counselling services. Develop and prepare reports for counselling interventions and processes undertaken. Provide guidance, mentor and support other intervention staff with respect to interaction. Periodically share reports, stories of success and challenges with the Organization. Contribute and participate in child protection committee meetings on safeguarding policies.

Qualifications and Specification:

  • A Master’s Degree in Counseling or Psychology with a minimum 5 years’ experience in the social sector and 3 years of experience in disability. Excellent empathy, patience and listening skills.
  • Proficiency in English with excellent writing skills and proficiency in spoken Hindi is a pre-requisite
  • Computer proficiency in MS-Office. Excellent written and communication skills.

Reporting:

The person in this position reports to the Programme Manager on a regular basis.  The position holder will be engaged on full time basis.

APNALAYA provides safe working environment for all its employees; follows the principle of equal opportunity.  Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview.

How to apply:

Interested candidates please send your updated resume to sangeeta@apnalaya.org

APNALAYA

HR, Finance and Administration department,

Address- B/9-103, New Jaiphalwadi, SRA Co-op Housing Society, Behind Armed Police Quarters, Tardeo, Mumbai- 400036