JOB DESCRIPTION: PROGRAM COORDINATOR, PROGRAM ON PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST
WOMEN AND CHILDREN
secular, Mumbai-based non-profit organisation, SNEHA believes that
investing in women's health is essential to building viable urban
communities. SNEHA targets four large public health areas: Maternal and
Newborn Health, Child Health and Nutrition, Adolescent Health and
Sexuality, and Prevention of Violence against Women and Children.
recognises that, in order to improve urban health standards, our
initiatives must target both care seekers and care providers. We work
with communities residing in informal settlements to empower women and
communities to be catalysts of change in their own right and collaborate
with existing public health systems and health care providers to create
sustainable improvements in urban health.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM ON PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Program on Prevention of Violence against Women and Children (PVWC)
aims to develop high-impact strategies for primary prevention, ensure
survivors’ access to protection and justice, empower women to claim
their rights, mobilise communities around ‘zero tolerance for violence’,
and respond to the needs and rights of excluded and neglected groups.
The Program prioritizes enhanced co-ordination of the state response to crimes against women through a convergence approach that works with government and public systems to reinforce their roles in assuring basic social, civil and economic security.
VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN
is embarking on a new project ‘Ensuring children’s safety and
well-being by building an ecosystem of non-tolerance to violence against
children – a socioecological approach with the involvement of children,
parents and community members’. The project will be nested under a
flagship program of SNEHA known as SNEHA Centre program. This program is
being implemented in 4 clusters of Govandi comprising of approximately
4000 households with a focus on improving the health and nutritional
status of children younger than six years of age, women and adolescents.
The program is an integrated family centric model where in women facing
domestic violence are supported with counselling, legal and
psychological support services. This new initiative will work on two
major pillars of intervention: (1) Primary prevention and (2)
Comprehensive service-delivery. The primary prevention component will
entail community outreach, group-based workshop with children to enable
them to talk about difficult issues in their lives and sessions with
parents focusing on efficient parenting and integrating gender
socialisation as a part of understanding parenthood. The
service-delivery component will entail establishing counselling and
mental health services for children undergoing any form of abuse or
violence. Mental health interventions will include art-based and play
therapy for children to build their confidence and self- expression.
The project will interface with government and non-government
organisations to build networks and referral mechanisms for addressing
issues of abuse and violence against children.
The Program Coordinator will oversee the primary prevention and comprehensive service-delivery component of the project.
person will be responsible for coordinating activities between primary
prevention and service- delivery components. The Program Coordinator
will maintain regular contact with project members to make sure that the
systems are in place and the project runs smoothly and productively.
Regular communication with other contributors for monitoring,
documentation and evaluation input needs to be ensured. The program
coordinator will ensure efficient and effective coordination between
primary prevention and counselling and extended response. The candidate
will have to divide 40% of time for overseeing field activities and
40%. Of time overseeing counselling and extended response, along with
20% administration and finance responsibilities and collaboration with
the Finance, HR and Administration Managers. The incumbent also
contributes to SNEHA-level operations and development of the
organisation’s and program’s vision and achievement of its goals.
will have communication and presentation skills, together with the
ability to organise and motivate others. They will demonstrate flair,
enthusiasm, innovation and leadership when faced with challenges in the
communities and will provide immediate response to local occurrences.
The Coordinator should possess an understanding of gender, violence
against women and children, knowledge on counselling and mental health
and an exposure to community mobilization activities.
Coordinator will directly report to the Associate Program Director for
day-to-day functioning and implementation of the work. For development
of the project, the coordinator will report to the Program Director.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Overall efficient day-to-day coordination of violence against children in all project sites:
Execution of the violence against children by converting the project
vision into a working strategy. Implement the plan for the project in
four project sites in coordination with the community and counselling
teams. 2. Coordination with counselling, community and system teams
to create convergence. Ensure that there is constant collaboration
between the counselling and community teams, particularly with regard to
cases and referrals. 3. Regular monitoring of the project development for achieving milestones in time. 4. Maintain documentation required in the project; preparation of tables and charts in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 5. Participation in and contribution to the other activities and events of the PVWC Program. 6. Supporting the transfer of knowledge and implementation of the project in all sites of the program.
Planning and ensuring execution of primary prevention activities with
the community mobilisation team to organise campaigns, group-based
workshops with children and sessions with parents. 2. Assisting community team in building a group of volunteers. 3.
Assisting the team in providing an expeditious response to cases of
children and ensuring follow-up with the volunteers and the community
team. 4. Planning and implementation of trainings 5. Responding and intervening in emergency cases reported through the project. 6. Ensuring the confidentiality and anonymity of the beneficiaries in the project. 7.
Capacity-building of volunteers - designing an advanced programme and
conducting sessions for the volunteers in the four clusters 8. Writing project reports, overseeing data entry and data quality entered by community teams
Counselling and extended response
Overseeing the day-to-day functioning of the counselling center and
co-ordinating crisis counselling activities such as immediate relief and
support, and long-term intervention (extended response) and services to
children undergoing abuse or violence. The role entails trouble-shooting, guiding and providing a quick response and support in crisis. 2. Provide strategic direction to counsellors in involving parents and family members for counselling 3. Monitor the follow-up of cases and ensure need-based outcomes are achieved 4. Planning and implementation of trainings 5. Writing project reports, overseeing data entry and data quality entered by counsellors.
Location - Govandi
Finance, Human Resources, and Administration
The Coordinator oversees finance, human resources, and administrative functions, including:
• Preparing a monthly activity plan and budget. • Manage project budget(s) and maintain accounts. • Ensuring that voucher submission and accounting timelines are met by team members. • Ensuring that staff members are trained for their roles as well as ensuring personal development. • Supervise the team: train, mentor, and conduct appraisals of team members. • Shared Responsibilities of all Senior Team Members •
In addition to the essential duties and responsibilities listed above,
all team members are expected to contribute to the following shared
responsibilities: • Participate in team planning processes. • Participate in programmatic and team review and evaluation processes. • Contribute to organizational and strategic planning processes.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Educational qualification: Master’s Degree or higher in a relevant
field (social work, public health. Mental health ) from a recognised
institution. 2. At least 5 years’ work experience in operational planning and implementation of project plans. 3. Prior experience in developing and/or managing technology. 4. Demonstrated ability to trouble-shoot technology related problems in the field. 5. Experience in development projects (health, violence, gender) an advantage. 6. Experience of working in a community setting is preferred. 7. Effective training skills and excellent communication skills, including documentation. 8. Well-versed in database management, data collection, MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint. 9. Oral and written command of English and Hindi.
MANAGERIAL (LEADERSHIP) COMPETENCIES
1. Strong implementation skills and ensuring results within timelines and budgets. 2. Effective team management. 3. Effective delegation: setting clear expectations, tracking progress and communicating information people need on their jobs. 4. Ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders in the field. 5. Work according to the ethical standards of the project and the organisation.
1. Commitment to gender equality. 2. Achievement mindset to accomplish project goals. 3. Effective communication, personal, and interpersonal skills. 4. Sound values and work ethics. 5. Open to diversity and respect for everyone.
Applications to be sent via email to email@example.com with Subject line“Program Coordinator PVWC”