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Job Description

Head - Social Development/ Community Development

Jankidevi Bajaj Gram Vikas Sanstha

Pune, Maharashtra

1. POSITION VACANT:  Head - Social Development/ Community Development, Jankidevi Bajaj Gram Vikas Sanstha, Pune, Maharashtra

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
:
 

The Bajaj Group of companies have a strong CSR commitment, guided by the vision and philosophy of its Founder, the late Shri Jamnalal Bajaj. All CSR activities of the Bajaj Group are coordinated and undertaken through the Jankidevi Bajaj Gram Vikas Sanstha (JBGVS), the apex society and non-profit organisation of the group, established in 1987 and named after the late Padma Vibhushan Shrimati Jankidevi Bajaj.

 

JBGVS works single-mindedly towards bridging the divide between urban and rural India, through integrated rural development interventions, designed with a view to ensuring achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. JBGVS interventions focus on five major areas, that include, Education, Healthcare, Environment, Economic Development and Social Development.

 

JBGVS acts as a catalyst and assists the participating rural community in selected villages in improving their quality of life, through poverty alleviation, empowerment of women, gender equality and the development of human and natural resources, while promoting ecological balance. JBGVS works directly in 110 villages in Maharashtra and Rajasthan and indirectly reaches out to more than 1,000 villages across the country. All JBGVS initiatives are designed in consultation with and the active participation of the local village community, for better acceptability and successful implementation.

 

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the CEO, JBGVS, the Head- Social Development/ Community Development (HSDCD) shall be responsible for managing all program processes in respect of the organization’s community development portfolio, as well as, related infrastructure development.

 

S/he will work closely with collaborators, partners, the CSR team, as well as the direct implementation team at JBGVS, engaging with the community, in both rural and urban settings. The HSDCD shall build the capacities of community development institutions and the cadres of paraprofessionals engaged in program activities at the grass roots level. The HSDCD shall also institute strategies to enable the equitable participation by vulnerable classes in the projects, so as to ensure that program efforts are replicable and yield sustainable results.   


Key Deliverables:
(1) Develop and manage the community/ social development portfolio in close collaboration with stakeholders, partners and collaborators, using participatory tools and techniques;
(2) Implement community development interventions at the local and regional levels, ensuring overarching uniformity at the macro level and diversity at the micro level;
(3) Identify and build capacities of the cadres of local paraprofessionals in the community development sector;

(4) Facilitate the conduct of reliable capacity building needs assessment, clear articulation of learning outcomes and development of adult learning practices and suitable learning materials, apart from engaging with appropriate agencies to handle capacity building initiatives;
(5) Facilitate the institutionalization of community development initiatives with emphasis on continuous improvement and process innovation, keeping management abreast with the latest developments in the CSR universe, both nationally and globally;
(6) Facilitate evolution of the repository of community development and information processes within the organization, enabling their smooth access and retrieval by interested stakeholders, including the CSR community;

(7) Facilitate the evolution and deployment of well articulated SOPs within the overarching framework of the JBGVS;

(8) Provide expert inputs in developing BCC tools for the JBGVS team and/or its partners, collaborators, communities etc.

 

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

 

Qualification:

Master’s Degree in Rural Development, or Social Sciences, or relevant discipline, preferably from a top-tier institute.

 

Experience:
(1) 8 to 10 years of experience in developing, managing and coordinating community-driven development and governance programmes, in rural and/or urban settings;

(Note: Candidates falling short of the prescribed number of years of experience, but possessing quality/ exceptionally relevant experience, may also be considered.)
(2) Experience of prioritizing the participation of the marginalized viz. women, low-income groups, etc.

 

Skills and Competencies:

(1) In-depth understanding of keys issues of social/ community development, pros and cons and costs of alternative approaches, is essential;

(2) Well-versed with the Environmental Impact Assessment framework, LFA and M&E tools to manage the theory of change;

(3) Familiarity with NGO community and managing relationships with leading NGOs working in the area of community development, specifically in Maharashtra/ Rajasthan/ Uttarakhand, will be an added advantage;

(4) Familiarity with online CSR MIS (Goodera P3);

(5) Knowledge of developing M&E and planning tools like LOGFRAME, etc.;

(6) Knowledge of CSR regulations and requirements;

(7) Excellent negotiation, influencing and communication skills;
(8) Excellent oral, written and presentation skills in English;
(9) Computer proficiency with expertise in Windows, MS Office and database software ;

(10) Demonstratable ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment with strong facilitation skills, ability to analyze reports, plan and monitor projects;

(11) Should be able to take long strenuous job assignments with verve and vigor;

(12) Willing to travel in rural areas.

 

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

 

Gross compensation for the position is Rs. 12 lacs per annum. Please note that the offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.

 

6. AGE LIMIT: This shall be a travel intensive role across all intervention areas of JBGVS and accordingly the preferred age for the incumbent shall be 35-45 years.

 

7. APPOINTMENT: The initial contract will be offered for a period of one year and shall be renewable based on performance.

 

8. LOCATION: Pune, Maharashtra

 

9. REFERENCE: HSDCD-JBGVS

 

10. CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Team SAMS
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

 

11. APPLICATION PROCESS:

 

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/JBGVS by or before December 19, 2019.