Job Description:


Current Job Level Middle Management (Sr Manager, Zonal manager, AVP, Programme Officer, Project Officer)

Reporting To

Total Years of Experience At least 8 to 12 years of work experience in rural development, including at least 3-5 years of ex

Employment Type Full Time

Company A client of Third Sector Partners View Our Microsite

Required Age

Educational Qualification A post-graduate degree in one of the programme�s sector priority areas is required.

Industry Corporate

Sector Poverty Alleviation (including Livelihood), Public Health, Rural Development

Job Functions Policy Planning, Programme Execution / Management, Strategy

Job Description



Location: PATNA, BIHAR




Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational development agency, established by His Highness the Aga Khan in Switzerland in 1967. The Foundation seeks to develop sustainable solutions to poverty and marginalization through an integrated, community based, participatory approach that reinforces civil society and respects local cultures. In India, AKF has been working since 1973 in four thematic areas: Health, Education, Rural Development and Civil Society.

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is implementing a Multi Input Area Development (MIAD) programme in the state of Bihar. The programme aims to improve the quality of life of marginalized communities by addressing their multi-faceted poverty through a multi-year and multi-sector approach. The programme works to empower communities and improve their socio-economic conditions as well as engage with public systems to enhance capacity and delivery of development programmes. The broad objectives of the Bihar programme are to i) employ a multi-sector approach that addresses the livelihood, education and health needs of poor communities effectively, efficiently and sustainably ii) mobilize the poor to develop strong grassroots organizations that facilitate access to and participation in democratic and development processes; iii) expand the involvement of the poor in economic activities by improving their capacities, skills and access to social and economic infrastructure, services and employment opportunities; and iv) by working across caste and class lines, promote a spirit of pluralism among poor and marginalized communities that is reflected in their daily lives.

The programme is led by the Aga Khan Foundation and its multi-disciplinary team based in Patna. AKF implements through its own project resources and the operational services of external partners (currently the civil society, CBSG and market development components of the programme), as well as through partnerships with other AKDN agencies (currently AKRSP). The programme currently works in four districts – Muzaffurpur, Samastipur, Kishanganj and Patna – and plans to expand coverage and diversify interventions significantly over the coming 1-3 years.

Reason for hire

Aga Khan Foundation is seeking to hire a State Programme Manager to provide overall leadership and ensure the delivery of a high quality MIAD programme in the State of Bihar. The position will represent AKF in Bihar and supervise the state-based AKF team. In addition, the position will facilitate and build partnerships with local administration and government, state-based donor representatives, and local civil society partners and networks.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

� Lead on development and direction of the state programme strategy.

� Lead and be accountable for effective implementation and performance of the programme.

� Lead and manage AKF�s human resources in the state.

� Lead on organisational development.

� Represent AKF and build productive relationships with the state government, civil society organisations and private sector entities that will contribute to the programme objectives

� Lead on creating and pursuing opportunities for donor cultivation and resource mobilisation at state level.

� Manage and be accountable for financial and administration resources utilised by the state programme.

� Lead on annual planning and budgeting processes for the state programme.

Candidate Profile and Qualification:


� A post-graduate degree in one of the programme�s sector priority areas is required.

Must Haves:

� At least 8 to 12 years of work experience in rural development, including at least 3-5 years of experience at a senior position leading a field implementation programme in a rural area.

� Experience of implementing and managing multi sector programmes involving education, health, livelihoods and civil society and leading multidisciplinary teams is highly desirable.

� Strong Human Resource and financial management skills.

� Experience of working and liaising with the government at different levels, as well as establishing and nurturing partnerships with other stakeholders.

� Demonstrated communication in Hindi and English (verbal and written) and mature inter-personal skills are essential.

Compensation Details

� The starting salary for the position is commensurate with current compensation, qualification and experience.

Last date for application is 7th March 2011. Interested candidates can send in their CVs with a cover note and three references to with the subject line indicating Senior Programme Manager. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Location Patna

Gross Annual Compensation

(Rs. in Lakhs)

Posted Date 28-Feb-2011

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