MANAGER – PROGRAMS

The Manager - Programs reports to the Senior Manager - Programs. S/he will liaise with colleagues in the Program, Development, Communications, Finance and Operations departments.

Project Orbis International Inc., India Country Office (Orbis) is seeking applications for the role of Manager - Programs.

JOB SUMMARY

Orbis is an international non-for-profit organization that works to improve the lives and conditions of people worldwide through access to quality eye care, training, research and advocacy to eliminate avoidable blindness and empower individuals to attain their full potential.

The Manager - Programs will develop and manage multiple/complex projects to achieve deliverables within the stipulated time and budget.

REPORTING & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

The Manager - Programs reports to the Senior Manager - Programs. S/he will liaise with colleagues in the Program, Development, Communications, Finance and Operations departments.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • To continuously uphold and live the values of Orbis – Commitment, Caring, Accountability, Trust and Excellence.
  • Independently handle projects under the general supervision of Senior Program Manager. Monitor project performance and provide need-based support. Lead review meetings with partner organizations to improve project implementation.
  • Provide support to partners for implementing projects and achieving deliverables on time with appropriate budget utilization. Analyze program and financial reports on a periodic basis (monthly/quarterly/ annually), share findings with the partners and support them in taking corrective actions, if necessary.
  • Prepare annual implementation plans and budgets, and conduct Hospital Based Trainings (HBTs) as per project plan. Provide continuous support to the Senior Program Manager in identifying new partners, developing new project proposals and facilitating Flying Eye Hospital visits.
  • Conduct periodic field visits to monitor and report project progress and support in improvement. Ensure compliance with statutory requirements by partners. Submit trip reports on time and follow up with partners for incorporating feedback.
  • Establish and effectively manage relationships with partner organizations. Work with training institutions for facilitating trainings for ophthalmologists and other allied eye health personnel.
  • Co-ordinate with internal teams - Finance, communications, program technology, monitoring& evaluation and program development departments.
  • Prepare reports and case studies for donors, and co-ordinate submission of reports to various Orbis offices.
  • Perform other Project/Partner related activities including accompanying visitors/delegations to various Orbis projects.
  • Represent Orbis at various events and conferences along with other team members.
  • Ensure timely completion/submission of quality work outputs for all the above.
  • Follow and adhere to the policies and norms of the organization in vogue or as amended from time to time.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director/ Director-Programs/ Senior Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Postgraduate degree in social sciences or public health or equivalent educational qualifications.
  • At least 4 years of work experience in development/social sector is a must.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Good communication skills with excellent verbal and written English.
  • Must have leadership quality.
  • Flexible, pro-active, and open-minded work approach: the ability to work productively both independently and within a team.
  • Ability to travel 30% of the time.

Salary

Selected candidate may be offered a competitive salary. Kindly note that salary is not a constraint for excellent candidate and shall commensurate with qualification, experience and skills.

Interested applicants can send applications and resume along with a cover letter (preferred but not mandatory) by August 20, 2019 to: