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Programme Officer

March 31, 2018


Contact Name
Abhijith Jayanthi

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Purpose of Role

SimplyJITH Foundation+ is gradually engaging at the decentralized level in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana much more strategically than in the past. A number of decentralization initiatives are underway through various programmes and cross-sectoral initiatives in order to achieve better results for Youth at the local level. The role of Field Services Team is gradually maturing into a more strategic one in order to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of these various initiatives. In addition, the Foundation is also required to play an important role to establish and/or maintain strategic engagement with development partners to monitor development and opportunities with regard to decentralization. The Foundation therefore requires support in the form of a Programme Officer (mid-senior level) to assist in a range of areas related to decentralization work at both planning and operational level.

Major Tasks to be accomplished:

Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the incumbent will be responsible to undertake the following tasks ensuring strong coordination with various programme sections:

 Carry out stakeholders’ analysis working in decentralization and local governance especially related to decentralized planning and budgeting and identify possible linkages with SimplyJITH Foundation’s work.

 Document SimplyJITH Foundation’s work on decentralized planning including experience and lessons learned from various initiatives for onward sharing - both internally within SimplyJITH Foundation as well as with partners.

 Participate in various technical level consultations with other partners.

 Provide support to the Field Staff to coordinate and implement various programmes and initiatives of SimplyJITH Foundation and participate in various internal coordination meetings. Consolidate inputs from various programme sections to submit regular report on the progress.

 Provide support to the Field Services Staff to conduct high level advocacy workshops and events to raise awareness on youth’s issues

 Conduct analyses of the monthly plans and reports, summarize and prepare consolidated report every month for onward sharing with all partners.

 Assist the Field Services Staff to develop standard operating procedures on various programme and operations related processes at the Field level.

 Undertake selected missions to programme sites to participate in important workshops and events and provide feedback on such initiatives

Expected Background and Experience

University degree in Social Sciences, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines. Experience of decentralization related work with training in conflict resolution desirable.

Work Experience
2-3 years of work experience - international experience is a plus. Experience of working in rural areas and having insights in the ongoing reforms will be a strong asset. Good planning and management skills, ability to work productively with others in a multi-cultural environment; and willingness to travel is desired.

Language Proficiency
Fluency in English is a must, working proficiency of Telugu and Hindi are desirable.

Competency Profile
- Self-Starter, ability to work alone is desired
- Good communication skills with excellent writing and presentation skills.
- Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment.
- Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget.
- Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
- Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups. Actively nurtures good relationships with people across all organizational levels and boundaries, and with government authorities and stakeholders.
- Identifies urgent and potentially risky decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates organization-wide activities. Adheres to “do no harm” principle.
- Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.

Duration of the Role:
The job-roles will be seen as a probationary role for a period of 3 months, following which incumbent will be considered a full-time employee of SimplyJITH Foundation

Conditions of work:
Work will be office based in Hyderabad with occasional travels to various Programme Locations

Level of Role:
Senior Management

Management and Supervision:
The incumbent reports to the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with various on-ground Programme Management Staff and Field Staff

Email us your resume and a portfolio of programmes you may have handled as a leader or a team member, to careers@simplyjithfoundation.org Last Date: 31st March 2018

+ Registered as SimplyJITH Foundation Inc. in USA and as OLIVE Foundation Trust in India


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