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Program Officer(Create Enabling Environment for Adolescent Empowerment by Building Life Skills of Adolescents and their Parents)

About the Position
Job Title: Program Officer (Create Enabling Environment for Adolescent Empowerment by Building Life Skills of Adolescents and their Parents)
Number of positions: 1
Location: Patna
• Salary Range: Competitive salary commensurate with experience
• Type: Project Based (till 14th February 2025)

Qualification required:
The ideal candidate shall have a post-graduate degree/ diploma in management (preferably rural management/social work/women studies) from premier institutes.

Experience required:
• The ideal candidate should have minimum 4 years of experience of working in developmental projects with sound knowledge of women & adolescent empowerment programs.
• The ideal candidate should have an experience in managing relations with donors/partners & writing project reports.

Skill and Competencies:
• Knowledge of developing manuals & training frameworks.
• Excellent oral and written command in English
• Good analytical skills and eye for detail.
• Possessing training & capacity building skills would be an advantage.
• Highly professional with sense of accountability problem solving attitude and quick learner.
• Sound knowledge of database systems, and PowerPoint

Application closure date: 24-March-2024
About the Role
The Program officer is expected to support the Adolescent Empowerment program in developing project strategies, capacity building products, action plans, evaluation tools, budgeting and in designing of training frameworks. S/he will be responsible for day-to-day coordination across different verticals of PCI for ensuring smooth implementation of the project. S/he will be responsible for supporting the program manager contextualizing manuals & resources assessing the trainee’s requirements. S/he will coordinate with the donors, as per the requirement, under the close supervision of Program Manager to effectively develop reports for different stakeholders. S/he will also support the Lead in providing regular reports to different stakeholders as and when required.

Responsibilities :

a.Support in Project Operations & Management

1. Support the team in developing contextualized manuals, resources for pool of trainers.
2. Support in developing adolescent life skills & parent engagement training manual.
3. Support in the design and structuring of all major knowledge products (including research reports, situation analyses, instructional playbooks, Lessons Learnt Documents, workshop reports, etc.)
4. Oversee & support timely training of all resource personnel & master trainers nominated under the project by each stakeholder.
5. Support in determining the key indicators of progress and impact of the project, data to be captured through the MIS and analyses to be carried out.
6. Support the CML team in conducting the project measurement studies as per the requirements.
7. Support in capturing best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning.
8. Support in developing the QAS along with the MIS dashboard for continuous project monitoring & assessment.
9. Support in optimizing project operations, partnership management & donor relations in close coordination with Program Manager.
10. Support the team in developing the projects calendar for adhering to the timelines.

b. Support in reporting & documentation

1. Support in finalizing any captured learnings, project activities and best practices for dissemination at different online & offline platforms for upkeeping projects visibility.
2. Work closely with PCI team members, to produce knowledge and learning products for knowledge sharing, aiming to communicate with government, donor, partners, development agencies and civil society.
3. Preparing meeting notes, draft articles, speeches, briefings, presentations, reports, documents, and collated information as and when required.

c. Support in Stakeholder and Partnership Management
1. Support the strategic interface with the key government stakeholders & personnel of the project.
2. Support program manager in partnerships management by required report & meeting preparations.
3. Engage in liaisoning with project stakeholders as and when required.
4. Ensure excellent communication and good working relationship with Government stakeholder’s, UNICEF & other key players at the state level including other NGOs and civil society organizations.

d. Donor management and compliance
1. Assume accountability for submitting the progress reports to and attend briefing meetings and discussions with the donor representatives under the supervision of Lead-Strategic Partnerships & Systems.
2. Support the donor-facing presentation and high-level dissemination of all final products.

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

• Reporting to:- Lead-Strategic Partnerships & Systems

• Stakeholders: Government district officials from various government departments

About the Project
Investing in girls during the critical window of adolescence benefits the girls and can yield dividends for the education and health of their future families and enable them to make meaningful contributions to their communities and society at large. However, Bihar observes significant percentage in early marriage of adolescent girls and school dropouts, because of which their potential to grow into an independent individual in future remains a threat. Considering the critical needs of adolescents and to support them in preparing themselves to be able to face the new challenges and create opportunities, PCI is partnering with UNICEF for enabling & imparting Adolescents’ life skill education to help in their overall development; become lifelong learners, secure productive work, to make informed decisions and to positively engage with their communities. The project further aims to collaborate with Education Department, Women and Child Development Corporation (WCDC), Bihar Mahad alit Vikas Mission, and similar stakeholders for encompassing educational, social & vulnerable issues through multidimensional community touchpoints.

The program through its concerted efforts aims to create a pool of resources persons across different government & civil society organizations, working for the mutual cause of empowering adolescent girls. As an integral approach of the program creating contextualized manuals for capacity building of resource pool to facilitate standardized training down the line, is essential. Thus, program envisions to build an enabling ecosystem that equips adolescents with life skills and knowledge to help maintain happy and healthy lifestyles and be empowered with the confidence to assert their rights and protect themselves in a safe and fun learning environment.

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. Shortlisted candidates will appear for a written assignment (if required).
3. Group Discussions may be part of the interview process for certain positions.
4. The process could also include presentation of the assignment.
5. 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.

PCI is committed to prevent any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct.

PCI India is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability and/or marital status.

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