Deadline: 30 June 2017
Bernard van Leer Foundation is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Representative in India.
The Representative will have a dual mandate to manage and monitor a set of existing strategic partnerships and expand our work and portfolio of partnerships with an emphasis on growing our engagement with cities throughout the country.
Bernard van Leer Foundation’s mission is to improve opportunities for young children growing up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Representative will perform the following functions-
- Serve as Foundation’s primary point of contact in India for partnership development and advocacy by consistently expanding our network, sourcing new projects for financial support and representing the Foundation through speaking and writing in public fora.
- Build partnerships including components of financial support, technical assistance and advocacy with government, business, academic, non-government, foundation and civil society stakeholders to:
- Develop and scale Parents+ programmes in India.
- Expand Urban95 to new pioneering cities in India.
- Incorporate Urban95 into the training of urban professionals in India.
- Position Urban95 in the broader debate about the future of cities in India.
- Grow and strengthen the overall field of early childhood development in India.
- Maintain and reinforce partnerships through active monitoring, advising, advocacy, project management and the provision and/or facilitation of technical assistance.
- Ensure all flagship projects have robust documentation and evaluation activities built-in.
Applicants must have-
- Excellent leadership, strategic planning and management skills.
- More than 10 years’ experience funding/designing/implementing projects in social policy is an advantage, but they will also consider applications from people with a private sector background who have a track record of building and managing high impact partnerships and want to transition into social policy.
- Specific expertise in early childhood development and/or urban development is an advantage.
- Demonstrated capacity to build effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including government, business, academic, non-government, foundation and civil society institutions.
- Demonstrated capacity to deliver results through collaboration, diplomacy and negotiation.
- Experience organizing and managing multi-stakeholder partnerships.
- Excellent planning, goal-setting, prioritization and organizational skills.
- Experience in monitoring and evaluating projects.
- Strong commitment to the belief that all children deserve a fair start in life.
- High degree of self-awareness, emotional intelligence and empathy.
- Comfortable working under pressure and on a wide range of tasks.
- Experience working in an international organization in which team members distributed across different parts of the world collaborate remotely.
- Ability to effectively and persuasively communicate both verbally and in written English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit Bernard van Leer Foundation.