Location : Ahmedabad / Delhi, although the job will involve travel to projects on a regular basis.
Salary : Salary offered at Sense International India is equivalent to market rates within the development sector. However, offers shall be based on salary history, relevant experience and qualifications of the individual.
Last date of Application : 10 June 2022
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POST
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 Senior Specialist- Capacity Building, 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 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.
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 objective
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 trainings 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 Senior Specialist- Capacity Building and other colleagues 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
Feedback partner assessment reports into overall Sense International India strategies
Regular correspondence with partners and maintain updated records and files
Assisting Senior Specialist- Capacity Building 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. Fund raising and public engagement, Communication and Finance
Attend meetings and be involved in other activities at irregular hours as required
Any other work as agreed with the line manager
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
The successful candidate must meet Sense International India’s mandatory background checks to comply with the organisational Safeguarding System
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.
Please note:Sense International India prioritises the well-being and safety of everyone who comes into contact with our organisation. We will keep the people we support safe from harm by checking that applicants for this job are suitable to work with children and vulnerable adults.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send us your updated resume along with suitability note in one file (single word document only) for the position of “Specialist- Capacity Building” at email@example.com.
Please mention “Specialist- Capacity Building” in the subject line. Last date for sending applications is 30th June 2022. Considering the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For more information, please visit our website www.senseintindia.org
Officer - Communications
Reports to : Senior Manager- Digital Engagement
Location : Ahmedabad, although the job may involve a certain amount of travel across the country.
Salary : Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Nature : This post is contractual in nature, i.e. renewable contract of two years (inclusive of 6 months probationary period).
Hours : 44 hours per week (Including Lunch Break)
General Description of Sense India and the Post
Sense International India (also known as Sense India) is the only national-level organisation supporting needs-based services which enables children and adults with deafblindness to overcome the challenges caused due to deafblindness. Sense India's key objective is to provide information, guidance, support, and training needed along with being committed to supporting persons with deafblindness and multiple disabilities and their families by raising awareness and campaigning for their rights, opportunities, and services throughout the nation. It is working in 23 states with partner organisations and reaching out to 78,000+ children and adults with deafblindness.
There is a broad scope to this post within Sense India. In line with Sense International India's strategic plans and policy guidelines to work under the leadership of Sr Manager – Public Engagement, in implementing agreed objectives with Sense India. It is anticipated that the nature of the post will change as the work continues to develop. 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 might increase over a period.
1. Job purpose
The post of Communications Officer is vital to the successful delivery of Sense International India’s strategy. You will lead on Sense India’s external communications activities, working with the Sense India team including programme and public engagement staff to ensure that relevant messages are disseminated across appropriate channels. Work closely with Senior Manager – Digital Engagement in spearheading digital branding and fundraising objectives of the organisation and ensuring its effective implementation.
2. Key Accountabilities/ Tasks :
Designing Communication Strategy of Sense International India
Developing and implementing effective communication strategies and plans that build brand awareness and lead to growth and retention of donor base.
Strategising social media campaigns and developing an annual social media calendar.
Plan and manage the design, content, and production of all collateral including posters, social media posts, videos, presentations, brochures etc.
Create informative and appealing press releases, newsletters, e-mailers, media kits and related materials, and curate message or media kit for social and digital media communication.
Media relations: Develop and build relationships with key media contacts, audiences and partner organisations. Manage media monitoring and evaluation to ensure that relevant coverage is captured and analysed as well as shared internally.
Website Management:Contribute to the management of website and social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn)
Volunteer Management: Engage with volunteers and appropriately engage them with projects that aid and extend the organisations work and reach.
Coordinate with Programme Teamto streamline and multiply efforts on communication, generate new ideas and strategies for different projects and programmes.
Content Library and Knowledge Management:Ensure a safe repository of all knowledge products like success stories, pictures, articles, data etc. is maintained, managed and retrievable at any time.
3. Person specification
A degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related area.
A minimum of 3+ years’ experience
Proven experience in creating targeted content is advantageous.
Strong knowledge of communication practices and techniques used by the development sector.
Experience of developing a supporter journey within a strategic approach to communications
Experience of working with the media to raise awareness and profile of an organisation
Good understanding of social and digital media is critical
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure.
Proficiency in design and publishing software.
Ability to think creatively/laterally and a desire to challenge traditional methodology
Excellent interpersonal skills
Knowledge, skills and experience
Passionate about development communications
Brilliant eye for detail
A proven ability to work independently
An optimistic and caring team player
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Demonstrable self-awareness, openness and a desire to learn and develop professionally
Understanding of Data Protection Act and other relevant industry regulations
Send a copy of your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with Officer- Communications) mentioned in the subject line.
Please note: Sense International India prioritises the well-being and safety of everyone who comes into contact with our organisation. We will keep the people we support safe from harm by checking that applicants for this job are suitable to work with children and vulnerable adults.
Sense India is an equal opportunity employer and qualified persons with disabilities, women candidates and transgender are encouraged to apply. Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to child rights and child protection. For more information, please visit our website www.senseintindia.org