State Coordinator

Organization
Aangan Trust
Location
Varanasi, India
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
11/30/2018
Contact Information
aangan.careers@gmail.com
Tags
Full-time

Aangan is looking to hire a State Coordinator for an exciting assignment on preventing child harm in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. If you are a great communicator, operationally sound, able to inspire and manage a team and budget to meet challenging outcomes to improve children’s safety and protection, then please do talk to us.

Our Vision:
To make child protection everyone’s business, so that every child is safe everywhere, everyday.
Our Mission:
We build and strengthen child protection systems to ensure that the most vulnerable children are safe, supported, in school, and assured of a childhood free from trafficking, child marriage, hazardous work, violence and exploitation

I. Background
Aangan works with children in dangerous situations like child trafficking, child marriage, hazardous work and abuse. Our prevention model targets “hotspots” across the country where children are most at risk, either because these are known red light areas, sites of hazardous child labor or are associated with harmful traditions like high rates of child marriage and girl child discrimination. Here we work with parents, children and government officials to build strong care and protections that keep children safe.

II. Position Summary
This is an exciting opportunity with the potential to achieve a multi-faceted role which includes,
o Building partnerships with State and District level government officials
o Co-creating and implementing the operational plan and strategic vision for the state
o Demonstrating at scale an innovative child harm prevention model and building stakeholder investment
o Communicating internally and externally about project outcomes and child protection
o Managing funder relations and reporting
o The opportunity to significantly impact policy on child protection and prevention of harm

In addition, s/he will play a critical role in leveraging the power of technology and data to:
o Advocate for broader impact with district/state officials.
o Ensure a balance of progress against quantitative targets as well as high quality and deep work for sustainable impact.

TRAVEL: This role requires frequent travel for government meetings and team operations, to Mumbai for head office meetings, and other locations as maybe necessary.

III. Key Duties and Responsibilities

o Leading the state team to implement the project and meet outcomes across the district of Varanasi. This includes managing the implementation of goals for the district that will serve as milestones of progress, as well as budgets for the state
o Building ownership, investment and accountability to the overall vision to be achieved for Varanasi, among team members, community women and key stakeholders and partners including government officials, funders, etc.
o Building and maintaining relationships with key government officials of Police and Home Departments at a state, district and local level.
o Working in collaboration with government officials, taking action data reports from the community back to authorities to demonstrate the effectiveness and sustainability of project outcomes and goals
o Preparing reports to share with authorities with the aim of communicating key protection issues, actions planned and taken and advocating for government action
o Training and Development
– Ongoing and hands-on training, planning support of team members who are responsible for training and coaching community child protection workers and who also work in close coordination with local government officials.
– Plan and support the delivery of classroom style training sessions to community women volunteers, police and other officials and ensure that training objectives are being achieved
o Assist in preparing other team members for meetings by conducting relevant background research, planning meetings, drafting talking points etc.
o Track key policy developments and trends relevant to child protection and our work at all levels of government.
o Build and manage relationships with key funders

IV. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
o Communication skills so as to deliver a compelling message through oral and written mediums to diverse stakeholders
o Influencing and persuasion skills so as to leverage people and relationships to outcomes
o Relationship-building so as to connect individuals, groups, and partners with shared goals
o Critical thinking and problem solving: ability to action data and ask the right questions
o Ability to multi-task and be resourceful in the face of uncertainty
o Strong project planning and project management skills
o Willingness to travel frequently
o Understanding of the local context and socio-political environment of the state

V. Education and Experience
o A Masters degree in a relevant field
o 5+ years work experience