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March 20, 2018

Centre for microFinance (CmF) invites applications for the post of Program Officer – Skills

Organization: Centre for microFinance (CmF)

Position: Program Officer – Skills
No. of Vacancies: 01

Location: Pindwara, Sirohi, Rajasthan

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Educational Qualification: Master’s degree or equivalent in rural management, economics, social sciences, development studies and related fields. However, a graduate degree in technical streams (such as engineering and technology) could be considered if the candidate has strong working experience in the required field.
— Minimum 5-7 years of experience in the relevant sector.
— Experience in negotiating, coordinating with governments.

Skills required: 
— Strong communication (written and oral) both in Hindi and English, presentation and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of local/tribal language will be an asset.
— Ability to build and sustain partnerships created during the implementation of the program, liaison with the Govt. for effective advocacy
— Flexibility and willing to travel extensively in field to ensure activities in place.
— Proven ability to lead and manage project teams including coaching and mentoring team members.
— Strong understanding and skills required in project and change management.
— Experience in collaborating and communicating effectively with diverse professionals and cultures.

Roles and Responsibilities:
He/ She will be responsible for on ground implementation of various activities for the entire cluster (two blocks) to ensure successful demonstration and sustainability of the initiative. Developing a strong relationship and building tie-ups with local businesses, training institutes and CSRs to promote skills development and entrepreneurship for informal sector workers will be a key aspect of his/her job. Sustainability and scalability of the program is an important aspect of this initiative.

Therefore, he/ she will work towards achieving the key objectives and document different approaches adopted and protocols developed for standardizing the skills development and entrepreneurship for informal sector workers. He/ She would also be responsible for capacity building of program team (Block Coordinators and Skill Mitras/Social Mobilizers), creating linkages and act as a resource to provide support to project team. This position will involve frequent travel to field locations (within and outside Rajasthan) as well as regular interaction with key stakeholders including skilling partners, industry, Government officials and other beneficiaries.

Remuneration: It would be competitive with market considering experience, salary history & qualification.

Application Process: Interested candidate should send their applications in the prescribed format ( click here ) to cmf@cmfraj.org. Candidate can apply for only one position. Selected candidates will have to submit ‘relieving certificate from the current employer’ before joining in CmF. Candidate must give two references, though we will talk to references only after the consent of the candidates.

Centre for microFinance
D-240, D – Block
Malviya Nagar, Behind World Trade Park
JLN Marg, Jaipur – 302017 91-141-2546037

Last date to apply: 13 March 2017

Note: Those applicants who previously applied need not apply again.

About CmF:

Centre for microfinance (CmF), Jaipur (www.cmfraj.org) is an autonomous non-profit organization established in 2005 in response to cater the need for an agency to guide the growth of microfinance and particular community-based microfinance in Rajasthan. CmF is aiming to widen, deepen and upscale the community led microFinance and strengthening rural livelihoods. CmF is seeded in Sakh- se- Vikas : The Rajasthan microFinance Initiative of The Sir Ratan Tata Trust (www.srtt.org), Mumbai; to demonstrate livelihoods enhancement and women empowerment through Self Help Group model. CmF employs high-quality professionals to provide a wide range of technical and other support services to promoting strong people’s institutions. CmF is the nodal agency for Sir Ratan Tata Trust’s Sakh Se Vikas (SSV) initiative for strengthening community led microfinance and rural livelihood promotion as well as pilots of education, nutrition, water sanitation work in south Rajasthan blocks.

As part of the multi-thematic work, CmF would also implement ‘Tata Trusts Skills Initiative for Informal Sector Workers’ which is proposed to demonstrate better ways to make skills development more inclusive for people with low literacy. Under this, Skill Development is a focus area of the program. Developing skills of youth is complex and challenging. Many leave their homes at an early age with poor or no skill-sets and enter the market with limited bargaining power. Statistics indicate 92.6% of persons in the age group of 15-59 not having received any form of skill training. This has emerged as a key area of intervention to improve the quality of life and reduce the vulnerabilities of this segment.