Head of Programs
American Red Cross
Location: New Delhi

Job Title : Head of Programs
City New Delhi
Country India
Employment Status Regular
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
% of Travel Required 60-80%
Relocation Benefits Available? Depending on suitability of candidate

Job Description/Qualifications


The American Red Cross seeks an experienced Head of Programs to develop and carry out objectives of American Red Cross support to the longer-term recovery and mitigation framework of the Indian Red Cross Society in Tamil Nadu-India, to provide similar support to efforts in Anjar District of Gujarat, and for a Disaster Center project based in New Delhi and Chennai, TN.

The Head of Programs oversees Tsunami Recovery Program (TRP) projects implemented through the India Red Cross Society in Tamil Nadu. S/he directly supervises project officers and provides oversight and technical assistance, ensuring impact and timely delivery of a several million-dollar, multi-year integrated tsunami response project in the sectors of health, psychosocial support, and disaster planning and preparedness. The Head of Programs also supports the management of other portfolio projects in India, S/he prepares and reviews reports (including financial), and records of activities to ensure progress is being accomplished toward specified program objectives and institutes changes as required to achieve objectives.

The Head of Programs also provides technical assistance and quality assurance to the projects implemented in Anjar, Gujarat ensuring similar interaction and dialogue with the project specialists in Tamil Nadu. The Head of Programs leads the implementation of the cross-cutting themes for projects, coordination of the monitoring and evaluation, retains overall responsibility for the baselines, midterms and final evaluations of both projects.

The Head of Programs reports directly to the American Red Cross Senior Country Representative for India and as requested, will support the Senior Country Representative as a liaison with other Red Cross and Red Crescent partners, and others involved in related tsunami response and other programs. S/he may serve as acting Senior Country Representative when needed, and may be asked to accept more senior management roles in the future.

Advanced degree in social and/or management sciences, public health, and minimum of ten years’ related experience required in progressively more responsible positions, including at least five years’ experience managing multi-million dollar, multi-year relief or development programs overseas. Field experience internationally in managing large-scale operations, including project/program management, design, monitoring and evaluation of multi-sectoral programs, budgeting and financial experience, program supervision, general office processes/systems supervision, and compliance required. Significant experience in community development (including community mobilization and various PRA techniques). The Head of Programs will have line authority over a roster of national staff and must be prepared to enhance teamwork and coordination between project teams in different locations. The successful applicant will demonstrate considerable experience conducting and/or supervising needs assessments and surveys, data analysis, project design, and evaluation, preferably for both emergency and development programs. Previous experience as a trainer is preferred. Solid project management experience with a proven track record of successful teamwork needed, preferably in a large PVO. Excellent English verbal and written communication skills required. This position will be based in New Delhi but will require up to 60-80% percent travel to project sites in India.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates may send in their applications through email to vacancy@amcrossasia.org . Please specify the position applied for in the subject of the email.

Closing date of receipt of resumes is May 10, 2008. Only short listed candidates will be notified.


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