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City Graduation Officer

About the Position
Job Title: City Graduation Officer
Number of positions: 1
Location: Patna, Bihar
Salary Range: Competitive salary commensurate with experience
Type: Project Based (Till 30th June 2025)
Qualification required: Post-graduate degree/ diploma in management (preferably rural management) or Masters in gender/women studies pertaining to their empowerment & holistic development from premier institutes.
• Experience required: The ideal candidate should have minimum 5 years of experience in project management, livelihoods, urban development, working with government and international donors, with significant experience of working on ultra poor program
Skills & Attributes:
I. Knowledge of ultra poor projects.
II. Knowledge of large-scale women empowerment program.
III. Strong knowledge of social protection systems, safety nets, health promotion, and nutrition interventions.
IV. Familiarity with relevant policies, guidelines, and best practices in social protection, health, and nutrition of ultra poor.
V. Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
VI. Excellent oral and written command in Hindi

Application closure date: 20th June 2024

About the role:

The City Graduation officer is expected to facilitate and support implementation of all program activities in their respective program geographies of the given district. S/he is expected to work under the supervision of PMU-Lead and work in collaboration with the PMU team of four personnels; Cadre Development Expert (1), Urban Poverty Alleviation Officer (1), Program Manager-Livelihoods & Enterprise (1) and Program Officer- Gender (1). The city graduation officer would be responsible for coordination, successful implementation of the designed program, in collaboration with the government departments in the assigned program geography. Additionally, s/he is expected to ensure day to day coordination with the government departments, municipal bodies and CSOs at the district level to integrate their inputs into the departments’ overall strategy, systems, and processes.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

A. Program Implementation & Management

Lead execution of project pilot in their respective geographies.
Facilitate and support the implementation of graduation program, ensuring its execution according to the established framework.
Support development and customization of training resource material & tools for training of graduation coaches.
Support in identification of graduation coaches in the program geographies.
Lead the training of graduation coaches in their respective area of operation.
Support & Facilitate community in identification of urban ultra poor in their respective program geography.
Always ensure handholding support to the urban ultra poor during the entire program tenure.
Ensure timely provisioning of asset transfer to the identified program participants.
Facilitate financial linkages for the urban ultra poor in their program geography.
Suggest refinement of program strategies, goals, and objectives by providing field insights.
Collaborate with key stakeholders at the district level to merge program priorities and ensure alignment with organizational objectives.
Assume accountability for the quality and timely completion of final deliverables at the district level.

B. Reporting and Monitoring

Lead strategic interface with the key government stakeholders & personnel of the project at the district level on day-to-day basis.
Regularly monitor progress and impact of the project, by capturing data through the MIS/ reporting system.
Provide content based on field implementation and insights for developing supporting the team develop knowledge products.
Document best practices for supporting program scale up.

C. Other responsibilities
To carry out any other relevant duties as required

Reporting to:- Program Management Unit – Lead (BUPGP)

About the Project
Drawing upon the success of SJY in Rural Bihar, the SJY-Urban program intends to provide a time-bound series of multifaceted interventions at the household level. BRAC’s UPGI has collaborated with BRLPS, in piloting the SJY-Urban in the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of Patna and Gaya. BRAC International has provided support through the Program Management Unit (PMU), led by Project Concern International (PCI), to the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS) for the implementation of the Bihar Urban Poor Graduation program. Project Concern International, India has placed a full-fledged Project Management Unit (PMU) at the state level, accompanied by city graduation officers stationed in Patna and Gaya. PMU collaborates closely with JEEVIKA in targeting, cadre development, and the creation of livelihood options for urban poor households.

What can you expect in PCI
• A warm, inclusive and happy work environment.
• Performance driven reward mechanism.
• Best of class benefits with competitive remunerations.
• Health Insurance coverage for self, spouse & Children.
• Group Terms Life Insurance and Group Accident Insurance for Self.
• All other statutory benefits.
• Regular Recognition of performance and PCI Value display in work
• An empowering organisation structure which values individual’s skills, competencies and potential.
• Opportunities to operate in cross functional role.
• Higher responsibilities and larger roles are merit based.
• Young Talent Programs for developing future leaders.
• Leadership roles for women is encouraged and given preference in selection and training.

Recruitment Process
1. Applications will be shortlisted based on the specified criteria mentioned in the Job Description.
2. The process could also include presentation of the assignment.
3. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend one or more rounds of panel interview/s.
The complete process usually takes 2 to 3 weeks. Those moving to the final round of interviews will be hearing from the People & Culture team. We prefer in person meetings but in case of location distances, we are happy to meet you virtually.
After the final round, if you are not selected for the position advertised, we will inform you over a mail. However, we invite you to apply to other open positions. We always look forward to engaging with talent that add value to our endeavours in various capacities.

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