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March 21, 2018

Educate Girls (Project of Foundation to Educate Girls Globally) looking for District Manager

Organization: Educate Girls (Project of Foundation to Educate Girls Globally)

Position: District Manager

Locations: Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Educational Qualification: Postgraduate degree in education, social sciences or social work.
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in the development sector preferably in the field of girls’ education

Skills required: 
— Adequate computer literacy – Windows and Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
— Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
— Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders
— Excellent communication skills
— Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
— Ability to achieve high-performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
— Big picture thinker who is resourceful and practical
— Ability to drive team to achieve set goals and manage conflicts

Job Overview: District Manager is the responsible for the planning, strategy, and implementation of Educate Girls Program in the whole of district with a managerial responsibility of handling finance, impact, human resources and IT for the district. The position involves intense travel in operational areas especially in blocks and villages. This could amount to 40-55% of the time based on programmatic need.

Roles and Responsibilities:

> Strategy & Plan:
— The District Manager works with the Manager – Operations and regional / state team to create the strategic vision of the organization’s programmatic & operational goals and outcomes for the district
— S/he creates the program dashboard for the district in line with organization expectations and actual situation of the district
— Creates annual plan and is responsible for implementation of operations as per agreed timelines
— Creates micro-plan for implementation of the overall dashboard period-wise and tracks them for progress

> Financial management:
— S/he is responsible to develop and maintain & review monthly, quarterly, annual budgets for the district.
— Keep a tab on financial implications, ensure cost effective measures are adopted in program implementation
— Follow the financial manual and adhere to the rules for managing finance set by corporate office.
— Embracing responsibility of managing district funds and ensuring timely payments of district vendors

> HR Management:
— Ensure that the district is staffed as per requirement of the program budget (payroll and volunteers)
— Ensure that they are oriented, inducted and trained to do their job
— Recommend, organize and call for training required to staff to improve their productivity and performance
— Set KPIs/KRAs for district staff, review their performances

— The District Manager will liaison with all stakeholders interested/ involved in district operations/ program
— He/She will liaison with the necessary government bodies for implementation of the program. This includes but is not limited to developing the relationships with the district collector, office of the education officer, Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan (SSA), as required.
— Monitor, train and improve the relationship with block level and village level government bodies.

> Implementation:
— Ensures that all programmatic activities are implemented as per agreed timelines with expected quality
— Monitors progress and gives input where necessary.
— Seeks help from functional experts where required

> Reporting:
— Oversee the data collection & analysis in relation to programmatic intervention areas
— Develop & share all periodic progress reports in a timely manner

> Administration:
— Ensure set-up of the district office & guesthouse as per organizational standards
— Procurement of goods and services are done as per the procurement policy of the organization

Application Process: Interested candidates should send your CV & a one page cover letter detailing how you meet the eligibility requirements to jobs@educategirls.ngo

Last date to apply: 26 March 2017

Note: Please clearly state the role & district that you are applying for in the email subject line.

About Foundation to Educate Girls Globally:

Foundation to Educate Girls Globally is holistically tackling issues at the root cause of gender inequality in India’s education system. Our comprehensive model reforms government schools through community ownership and reaches up to 90% enrolment, higher attendance and improved learning outcomes for all girls. Founded in 2007, the non-governmental organization has a management and outreach office in Mumbai and operations in Pali, Jalore, Sirohi, Ajmer, Bundi, Rajsamand, Bhilwara, Udaipur, Jhalawar in Rajasthan and Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh. At this period, the organization is set to grow, and expand its reach of services beyond Rajasthan. As such, we have committed to launching interventions in multiple new geographies across India over the coming 3 years.