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National Project Coordinator at ActionAid

[This position is open for eligible women candidates only]

Job Title: National Project Coordinator- Project on Young Urban Women: Life Choices and Livelihoods”

Location: Chennai/Mumbai/Hyderabad

Organization’s profile:

ActionAid India is part of a global federation active in more than 40 countries across the world and is committed to fighting poverty and injustice. Set up in India in 1972, we operate out of 12 Regional Offices spread across 24 States and 1 Union Territory.

Together with the people, we claim legal, constitutional and moral rights to food and livelihood, shelter, education, healthcare, dignity and a voice in decisions that affect their lives.

We are an agency that is:

  1. Working in partnership with formations of excluded people, mass movements, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations,
  2. Standing with people in their struggle towards a world free of poverty, exclusion, patriarchy and injustice,
  3. Rooted with communities and social formations, learning from people’s actions and building on alternatives,
  4. Promoting a critical yet constructive engagement with the state to advance and promote peoples’ action for claiming rights
  5. Engaged in varied roles, as a support and an implementing agency, which requires us to continuously learn and evolve.

ActionAid India is seeking to fill up the position of “National Project Coordinator-Young Urban Women: Life Choices and Livelihoods”. This is a multi-country project and the national project coordinator will be responsible for the project coordination in three cities- Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai – in India

 The National Project Coordinator will be responsible for supporting state level project coordinators in Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai to deliver the project objectives. She/he will also be directly involved in national and state level advocacy work and ensure that this is linked to the work being done at the local level.

Job Description:

  1. Responsible for overall coordination, management and delivery of the Young Urban Women Project.
  2. Lead the national project management team (NPMT) and conduct quarterly NPMT meetings for proper monitoring of the project.
  3. Develop country project plans in line with the approved proposal and donor requirements and ensure project is delivered according to project plan.
  4. Provide technical advice, support and links to ActionAid India’s regional office project teams (in Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai) according to their needs, particularly in the design of activities.
  5. Establish good working relationships with all project staff and relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  6. Contribute updates, news, or highlights on the programme to other Programme Directorate processes e.g. Quarterly reports, annual reports
  7. Liaise with project teams in the three cities to produce internal progress reports on a quarterly basis.
  8. Review the reports received from the three cities and liaise with the regional offices to resolve any issues with the quality of the reports
  9. Provide management analysis of the internal progress and financial reports
  10. Provide internal progress reports in advance of National Project Management Team quarterly meetings and as needed, take notes and ensure follow-up on any agreed action points.
  11. Participate in the International Project Management Team (IPMT) meetings held on a quarterly basis. Update the regional office teams and NPMT about the IPMT decisions of the minutes.
  12. Thematic technical advice and support
  13. Support regional offices to strengthen the analysis around sexual and reproductive health rights and the right to decent work that applies both to the programme and advocacy work
  14. Enable regional offices to access effective training and resources on sexual and reproductive health rights and the right to decent work.
  15. Work with women rights coordinator of ActionAid India and relevant staff in the regional offices to ensure high priority is given to delivering on the project
  16. Facilitate advocacy work at regional and national levels
  17. Participate in lobby meetings with relevant state and national institutions to share best practices and advocate for support to young urban women’s right to decent work and sexual and reproductive health
  18. Liaise and collaborate with, as relevant, other ActionAid regional offices and teams on state and national advocacy initiatives
  19. Monitoring, reporting and communication
  20. Ensure high quality monitoring and evaluation of the project in line with ActionAid and donor guidelines, providing support as appropriate to the regional office teams.
  21. Ensure full compliance with donor contract requirements
  22. Consolidate monitoring reports according to donor requirements
  23. Support the development of a programme framework based on best practices from the project in 2016
  24. Coordinate donor monitoring visits, external evaluations and support external audit process.

CTC: Rs. 7.2 Lakh p.a. CTC

Operations & Finance

  1. Work with the finance manager to ensure that financial reports and other financial processes are accurate and completed as required by the donors
  2. Eligibility: Post Graduate in Social Sciences/Social Work/Rural Development/ Management
  3. At least 5 years experience working on women’s rights with a focus on labour rights and/or sexual and reproductive health rights
  4. A proven track record in project management
  5. Experience of developing, planning, managing and reporting on complex institutional donor-funded projects.
  6. Comprehensive understanding of both policy issues and programme practice on women’s labour rights and SRHR.
  7. Proven experience of working with adolescent girls and/or young women
  8. Strong networking/relationship-building skills- ability to anticipate, coordinate and facilitate activities with colleagues, ability to understand and synthesize diverging points of view and resolve conflicts without escalation.
  9. Ability to negotiate and influence to get results without formal line management authority.
  10. Basic skills in commissioning and managing applied research to inform development practice and/or to influence decision-makers
  11. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and ability to inform and engage through written communication. Excellent knowledge of Hindi is also required. Understanding of an additional language- Marathi/ Tamil/Telugu is an added advantage, but not a requirement.
  12. High capacity for work output in order to meet tight deadlines and multiple priorities
  13. A strong commitment to develop, promote and practice ActionAid’s vision, mission, values, and strategy
  14. Excellent problem-solving skills and resourcefulness
  15. Energetic, enthusiastic and interested in learning within a political, changing and diverse work environment.

How to apply: Please send your application, only on our ‘Standard Application Form’ available in the ‘Jobs’ section of our website: through   e-mail at Please mention in the subject line of your e-mail “National Project Coordinator- Project on Young Urban Women: Life Choices and Livelihoods”.

Applications received without the filled in Standard ActionAid Application Form and after the due date will be summarily rejected. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Last date for the application: 24 Nov, 2013


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