American India Foundations (AIF) for Project Coordinator
Position: Head of Operations
Program: Learning and Migration Program (LAMP)
Reporting: Director – Learning And Migration Program (LAMP)
American India Foundation (AIF) is committed to improving the lives of
India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and
youth. AIF does this through high impact interventions in education,
health, and livelihoods, because poverty is multidimensional. AIF’s
unique value proposition is its broad engagement between communities,
civil society, and expertise thereby building a lasting bridge between
the United States and India.
closely with local communities, AIF develops and tests innovative
solutions in partnership with NGOs and Governments to create and scale
sustainable impact. Founded in 2001, at the initiative of President Bill
Clinton following a suggestion from Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee, AIF
has impacted the lives of 12.9 million of India's poor since
then. With offices in New York, California and Delhi NCR, twelve
chapters across the U.S., AIF is transforming lives across 35 States and Union Territories
of India while addressing issues in the field of education, health,
livelihoods, and nurturing the next generation of leaders committed to
impactful change. Learn more atwww.aif.org
Brief about LAMP Program:
The Learning and Migration Program (LAMP)provides
access to quality education opportunities to children in areas of
seasonal migration, while also advocating to communities and governments
the universal right to education. LAMP operates in highly underserved,
remote districts, where school dropout often occurs due to distress
seasonal migration undertaken by the family. This has a multiplicative
effect on children, as they are forced to drop out of schools in order
to accompany their parents to migration sites and are also engaged in
manual labour in hazardous industries such as brick kilns and salt pans.
LAMP works with all stakeholders, including community and Government,
through a synthesis of basic interventions to improve access, quality
and governance. This ensures that children remain in the school net and
develop strong foundational skills. AIF engages with various levels of
Government and its focus on systemic change has resulted in an effective
track record of influencing education policy in India. Initiated in
2004, AIF’s LAMP has impacted the lives of over 5,14,000 children. In
2018-19, LAMP worked across 7 states covering more than 1,200 schools,
1,200 villages and 46,000 children.
Roles and Responsibilities:
for overall implementation of Learning And Migration Program (LAMP) –
direct and the partnership, with the support of the State teams.
& coordinate the planning, development, and implementation of LAMP
to ensure that it remains focused on the program and organization’s
vision and mission.
Develops and manages annual budgets for the program, performs periodic cost analyses, and ensures timely reporting.
and implements operating procedures; monitors and evaluates operational
effectiveness and effects changes required for improvement.
as a point of collaboration, to both internal and external
constituencies on operational matters pertaining to the mission, goals,
objectives, and work scope of the program.
closely with the Program Director, LAMP, designs, implements, and
evaluates the staffing to effectively accomplish the goal and objectives
of the program; recruits, trains, and manages professional/technical
and support staff on both a professional and administrative basis.
good governance within program delivery and financial management,
ensuring that all systems and controls are in place and followed to
allow accurate reporting and cost effectiveness.
monthly and Quarterly monitoring reviews of the programs to ensure
smooth progress. Oversee program tracking processes and organize them to
ensure donor satisfaction.
all donor meeting & engagement along with the State leads, and
teams, and prepares periodic reports for management, as necessary or
requested, to track strategic goal accomplishment.
data, evidence and insights from the program, create and disseminate
knowledge and learning internally as well as externally.
Key Skills and Competencies:
10-12 years of experience in implementing large scale, multi-regional
program(s). Experience of working in Education program in nonprofit
organization /Corporate; Working with Government schools would be added
Graduate Degree in International Development or Business Administration
/ B-Tech- MTech/MSC /MCA/Science background in Graduation
8-10 years of leadership experience of working on technology enabled
education programs in the NGO sector / Corporates with focus on
technology-enabled education; with the demonstrated ability to foster
partnerships and work with multiple stakeholders.
Proven track record of developing and managing high quality and innovative education programs
Understanding and experience of Education and its diverse branches of specialty around learning, pedagogy, environment etc.
track record of fund raising, resource mobilization from institutional
donors, CSR and governments; experience in proposal writing/program
Experience and understanding of the working of various government education administration systems in diverse states.
Candidate should be able to gradually transition the program to a paperless management system.
Proven analytical skills and strategic thinker, with a vision for institutional building, sustainability and scalability
High level of team management and interpersonal skills and exhibits self-awareness
Excellent written & verbal communication skills; sound representational abilities.
Strong conceptual and analytical awareness of program quality and other implementation challenges faced by team and partners
Aptitude for internal and external networking nationally and internationally
Good research and data analysis skills with program planning and design, monitoring and evaluation techniques
Good financial and budget management experience
High personal & professional integrity.
Willingness to travel extensively to and within project locations.
Other: Salary shall commensurate with experience.
Position Availability: Immediately
To apply for this position, send your CV and covering letter describing
how you meet the specifications for this role and what you bring to it
along with your current and expected salary to firstname.lastname@example.org subject line “Head of Operations”
Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.