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Job Description

Senior Manager- Projects

Development Solutions

New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Senior Manager- Projects, Development Solutions, New Delhi



Established in 2014, Development Solutions is a research and consultancy organisation, offering a range of services to enable solutions for development issues in India and other Asian countries.


Development Solutions’ mission and vision are to co-create solutions for development issues through partnerships with people, clients and institutions, to ensure that solutions are need based, appropriate, innovative, cost effective and sustainable.


Development Solutions provides consultancy services, including research studies, M&E, strategy development, project management and documentation support to various reputed organisations, including international NGOs, Government Departments, UN agencies and corporates, on health, education, socio-economic inclusion (livelihood, modern slavery, gender, etc.) and WASH.


For more information about Development Solutions, please visit, http://www.devsolutions.org/




Development Solutions wishes to hire an outstanding development professional, with expertise in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities, to fill the key senior management vacancy for Senior Manager- Projects (SMP). The SMP shall be responsible for leading and overseeing projects, focusing on the M&E component. Working with a team of Project Coordinators and Managers, s/he will also ensure the design and execution of M&E consulting assignments.


Key responsibilities for the post-holder shall be as follows:


(1) Contribute to the development of Development Solutions’ portfolio of M&E consulting assignments;

(2) Deliver and oversee the delivery of specific consultancy contracts and act as a team leader where necessary;

(3) Collaborate with external associates on specific initiatives and work closely with other teams;

(4) Track and identify opportunities for consultancy and advisory work in the area of M&E and ensure high-quality submissions and responses to the same;

(5) Lead and support the preparation and submission of specific consultancy bids or proposals, including the identification of possible team members;

(6) Identify opportunities for expanding and increasing the impact of Development Solutions’ M&E work;

(7) Communicate closely with and develop relationships with existing and potential clients;

(8) Expand Development Solutions’ network of potential collaborators in this area, with emphasis on possible institutional partners;

(9) Monitor and keep up to date on key M&E related developments in the sector;

(10) Contribute to Development Solutions’ own development of M&E thematic capacity,

including supporting organisational learning and development of internal and external materials and publications;

(11) Contribute to the production of research and learning initiatives and publications (blogs, newsletter, website, occasional papers, books, events, etc.) for Development Solutions.





Applicants must have a post graduate degree in social sciences, , or other relevant discipline.



(1) Minimum five to 10 years of experience in M&E, research and evaluation design and sampling methods within the development sector;

(2) Experience of using a variety of research methodologies for use in M&E work, is required;

(3) Experience of working as a consultant on assignments related to monitoring, evaluation and learning would be an advantage;

(4) Experience in leading and managing project evaluations/ assessments, is essential.


Essential Skills and Competencies:

(1) Ability to undertake data analysis. Proficiency in standard statistical tools (viz. STATA/ R, etc.) will be an advantage;

(2) Ability and willingness to travel as per job requirements;

(3) Excellent oral and written communication skills;

(4) Good interpersonal skills, as well as demonstrable expertise in interacting with a wide range of stakeholders within and outside the organization;

(5) Ability to work and accomplish deliverables within compressed timelines.




Gross compensation budgeted for the position is Rs.15-22 lacs per annum. The actual offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.


6. LOCATION: New Delhi with travel to project locations.






Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612

E-mail: smp-ds@sams.co.in




Eligible candidates interested in the vacancies are requested to urgently email their updated resumes, providing names and contact details of at least two referees, to smp-ds@sams.co.in, by or before August 22, 2019, along with a cover letter highlighting their motivation to apply and suitability for the position.