Officer – Programmes

Organisation:  Sense International India

Apply By:  19 Oct . 2018

Location:  Ahmedabad(Gujarat)

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Sense International India

Position: Officer – Programmes


        Job Description and Person Specification


Reports to:               Manager – Programmes


Location:                   Ahmedabad, although the job will involve travel to projects on a regular basis.


Nature:                      The post is contractual in nature. This is a renewable contract of 2 years (inclusive of 6 months probationary period).


Salary:                       Salary offered will be negotiable based on relevant experience and qualifications of the candidate


Hours:                        44 Hours per week (including lunch break)




About Sense India

Sense International India also known as Sense India, support and advocate for better services for persons with deafblindness across India and partner with NGOs and the government to provide them with care and education. We work in partnership with persons with deafblindness, their families, careers and professionals to ensure that everyone facing challenges because of deafblindness has access to advice, opportunities and support. Sense India is an equal opportunity employer and qualified persons with disabilities and women candidates are encouraged to apply.


Sense India’s policies and procedures reflect our commitment adhering to child rights and protecting children and vulnerable adults from exploitation, neglect, violence and abuse.


For more information visit our website: 




There is a broad scope to this post within Sense International India. In line with Sense International India's strategic plans and policy guidelines to work under the leadership of Manager - Programmes, in planning, implementing and monitoring agreed objectives / issues with Sense International India partners. The person will participate and contribute to the development of wider institutional strategy.


It is anticipated and hoped that the nature of the post will change as the work continues to develop. Apart from the above roles, the post holder will have an opportunity to increase their skills and develop the job. This is very much a developmental job and the areas of responsibility will increase over a period of time.


Purpose of the post


  • Ensuring proper management and effective utilization of human resources and finances by the partner organisations
  • To undertake monitoring visits to partner organisations and evaluate the reasons of success and failure within projects, taking action to ensure that the overall programme learns from them.
  • To develop an analysis of the context in which Sense International India implements its programme and develop/implement participatory approaches in programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


Project management and development

  • Manage relationship with Sense International India project partners through regular visits and undertake project appraisal, monitoring, evaluation and ensure minimum organisational programme management standards.
  • Provide support for partners in preparation and development of programme reports and budgetary progress reports in compliance with Sense International India
  • Prepare, monitor and analyse project reports and budgets
  • Visit partner organisations to review project progress and advice partners on programme management and compliance with Sense International India objectives


Programme Development

  • Support in capacity building need assessment, planning, organising and facilitating trainings and workshops for partners
  • Support in reporting and documentation of programme activities to various audiences including donors
  • Support in logistic arrangement during training’s and workshops
  • Work closely with the team on areas of relevance
  • Work closely on project proposals to be submitted to donor agencies


Capacity Building of Partners

  • Support Manager-Programmes in organisational assessment and capacity building plans
  • Work closely with project partners to support them in taking greater responsibility of deafblind work in their regions


Other Requirements:

  • Feedback partner assessment reports into overall Sense International India strategies
  • Regular correspondence with partners and maintain updated records and files.
  • Assisting Manager - Programmes and other team members in any other way which leads to fulfilment of the overall objectives of Sense International India.
  • Need based support to other teams within the organisation viz. FR, Communication, Finance and Resource and Information Unit.
  • Attend meetings and be involved in other activities at irregular hours as required
  • Any other work as agreed with the line manager.




Essential requirements

  • Ideally you will be a Post Graduate in social sciences/ management/ disability studies with a skill to work in the development sector
  • Experience in implementation/management of development programmes, preferably in disability field
  • Strong analytical, conceptual and strategic thinking skills
  • Knowledge of models towards sustainable programmes and networking (including participatory methodologies).
  • Demonstrated ability to plan projects, understand budgets, and implement time bound activities.
  • You will be fluent in English and Hindi with good communication skills. Knowledge of other languages will be an advantage.
  • You will have basic knowledge to operate computer and Microsoft Office software.
  • You will be willing to travel all over India
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as a member of  a team
  • Organisational skills, initiative, enthusiasm


Desirable requirements

  • Familiar with disability related programmes
  • Understanding of development issues
  • Ability to build support from staff across teams, and to build the capacity of others
  • Able to facilitate groups.
  • Good personal presentation.
  • Personal commitment to improving one's own knowledge and skills.


Joining: December 1st, 2018



Your CV must be accompanied with:

  • Cover letter justifying suitability for the position – role fitment based on present & past work experience.

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