Role of Financial Management in India

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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Christian Aid Role Profile
 Role title:          Programme Manager - Head of Programs                                   Line manager:              Country Manager / Director - PACS                             Management responsibilities:                    Yes
 Role family:         International programmes                                               Matrix manager:            N/A                                                           Expected travel per annum:                      Up to 50 days
 Positioned in:       Asia & Middle East                                                     Budget authority:          Yes

 Role context                                                                   Role purpose                                                                                          Education and qualifications
 The role works within the International Programme role family and is           To lead and manage large partner portfolio and projects within a country or region and within a       Essential: Degree in a development related subject or equivalent
 positioned in the India country programme • The role is key in leading and     policy framework agreed with the Head of Division or Region or Country Managers). This role           Desirable: Post graduate qualification in related area
 managing the Christian Aid India programme across 3 to 5 states in India       will include managing a team with some technical input and will ensure effective management
 • managing the human resources related to the programme in these               and development for the programme and appropriate support for partners. To recommend
 states • managing the partner portfolios and projects in these states •        projects to partners and to engage with communications and fundraising including from
 The role requires travel.                                                      institutional donors. To ensure a strong link exists between our programme and advocacy and           Knowledge required
                                                                                provide representation for programme and on country issues. To engage with effective                  Essential: Knowledge of development issues in the context of the country or region • of
                                                                                fundraising, liaison and networking as appropriate                                                    programme management tools and techniques, including financial management tools •
                                                                                                                                                                                      of capacity building tools and techniques
                                                                                                                                                                                      Desirable: Knowledge of the socio-political context in the country or region • Advocacy
                                                                                                                                                                                      issues in the country or region • Knowledge of EU funding regulations




                                                                                                                                                                                      Experience and skills
                                                                                Role outputs                                                                                          Essential: Substantial experience of international development programme
                                                                              • Decisions on country fundraising within the UKinformed by linkages between partner work,
                                                                                communications and
                                                                                                     and/or regional strategy
                                                                                                                               and Ireland. Effective projects and
                                                                                                                                                                                      management, including of management of back donor funded projects, and field based
                                                                                                                                                                                      management • Experience in the livelihoods sector • Experience in partner support and
                                                                                programmes delivered with impact in line with agreed aims.                                            capacity building • Experience of living in a developing country • Experience of
 Relationships                                                                                                                                                                        programme appraisal, monitoring and evaluation and financial management, working
 The role is line managed by the Country Manager• The role line manages                                                                                                               with local indigenous partner organisations • Staff and resource management
 the the programme team within the alloted 3 to 5 states in India • Key
 relationships with partners • Working with own workgroup managing and
                                                                              • Strong portfolio of partners able topositive working relationships with partners developed
                                                                                and communications agenda and
                                                                                                                     respond and support Christian Aid’s advocacy, fundraising        Desirable: Experience of working in the region and knowledge of key development
                                                                                                                                                                                      issues in the region • Experience of local and international advocacy work • Experience
 leading work on large partner portfolios and projects. Liaising with           through regular communication.                                                                        of managing large and complex budgets and of financial compliance issues
 institutional donors

                                                                              • Funds used for designated purpose. Compliance with financial policies and procedures
                                                                                including reporting requirements.




                                                                              • Project proposals prepared which are based on strong planning, monitoring and evaluation
                                                                                procedures.



 Decision-making                                                              • DecisionsAid’sprogramme, project and advocacy work in the region or division informed by
                                                                                Christian
                                                                                          on
                                                                                               strategic focus areas.
 Managing and leading work on large partner portfolios and projects •                                                                                                                 Christian Aid core IT skill requirement          Intermediate
 Decisions made within project life cycle, providing technical input when                                                                                                             General
 required • Decisions on appropriate recruitment methods for work group
 and ensure work group are motivated and managed effectively • Control
                                                                                                                                                                                  •   Further details of specific tasks and duties will be agreed with the line manager as part
 and monitor a budget • Develop, manage and oversee the implementation        • Recruitment, management and development of high performing team who are meeting their
                                                                                objectives.
                                                                                                                                                                                      of the performance agreement. Any reasonable duty may be assigned that is consistent
                                                                                                                                                                                      with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.
 of the programme and provide strategic oversight on the programme
 including developing the visibility of the programme at regional level •                                                                                                         •   Abide by the Code of Conduct, policies and procedures within Christian Aid.
 Appraise, monitor and review partner’s programme according to CA and                                                                                                             •   This role profile is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key behaviours the role-holder
 EU requirements • Management of a Financial Controller/Monitor, support
 staff and consultants • Representing Christian Aid both internally and                                                                                                               requires to be successful in the role; the key behaviours and responsibilities are subject
 externally                                                                                                                                                                           to change. Any changes will be made in consultation with the role-holder.

                                                                                                                                                                                  •   Must be in sympathy with the aims of Christian Aid as it seeks to express the concerns
                                                                                                                                                                                      of the Churches in relief and development, and strengthening poor communities.


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 Core competencies:                                                                                                            Management competencies:

 A: Innovation and creativity                                                                                                  E: Operational leadership and management:
 These behaviours are about demonstrating openness to new ideas and seeking opportunities for Christian Aid to grow and        These behaviours are about effectively leading and managing work groups to deliver high-quality results
 be more effective at achieving its essential purpose. We also seek to learn from our experiences, adapt appropriately to      for supporters/donors, beneficiaries and internal customers.
 change and make effective decisions on the most appropriate intervention.
                                                                                                                                 •     L3    Identify and handle ambiguity
    •      L3    Coordinate the implementation of opportunities for Christian Aid's growth and effectiveness in its work.        •     L3    Personally take significant risks

    •      L3    Coordinate others in the creation, promotion and adoption of learning and creativity within the work group.     •     L3    Identify and handle strategic issues
                                                                                                                                 •     L3    Align programme/ operational support
    •      L3    Coordinate change initiatives and work with people to achieve the desired organisational changes.
                                                                                                                               F: People leadership and management
    •      L3    Make decisions at a work group level based on technical expertise.
                                                                                                                               These behaviours are about effectively leading and managing people within a work group, enabling
                                                                                                                               their voice within the work group, managing their performance and enabling individuals and work
         B: Effectiveness and accountability                                                                                   groups to volunteer their best contribution for the organisation.
 These behaviours are about demonstrating the ability to organise and execute work plans in a way that strengthens the           •     L3    Ensure ongoing learning
 work of Christian Aid. Everyone is accountable for their contribution to the achievement by Christian Aid of aims and
 objectives set out in its key strategy document Turning Hope into Action.                                                       •     L3    Develop influencing strategies

                 Coordinate work groups in the implementation of work plans to ensure the most cost-effective outcome            •     L2    Facilitate change
    •      L3
                 for the greatest benefit.                                                                                       •     L3    Build strong work groups

    •      L3    Manage others in the creation and delivery of work group plans.
                                                                                                                               Role-specific competencies:
    •      L4    Manage work group goals to ensure the achievement of corporate objectives

                 Coordinate the review of issues affecting the work group and support the implementation of agreed
                                                                                                                               G: Project management
    •      L3
                 actions.                                                                                                      Planning, implementing, monitoring and completing projects, ensuring effective management of scope, resources,
                                                                                                                               time, cost, quality, risk and communications.
         C: Team work
 These behaviours are about demonstrating effective working practices with individuals and work groups; supporters and
 partners; staff and volunteers; and any other stakeholders. They emphasise the need to act as one organisation in an
                                                                                                                                 •     L3    Undertake project management responsibilities

 environment that reflects many different cultures and disciplines.
                                                                                                                               H: Resilience
    •      L3    Coordinate and encourage others in the application of Christian Aid's culture, structure and policies.        Remains energized and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.

    •      L3    Coordinate the maintenance of effective roles across work groups.

    •      L4    Manage people and work groups in embracing diverse people, views and ideas.                                     •     L3    Adapt to ongoing, or regular strenuous work demands

    •      L4    Manage and influence people and work groups to achieve organisational objectives.                             I: Interpersonal sensitivity
                                                                                                                               Communicating with sensitivity, fostering open communication.
         D: Communication and interaction
 These behaviours are about relating to others, communicating and networking effectively about the work of Christian Aid,
 and presenting information and expressing opinions confidently to internal and external audiences.
                                                                                                                                 •     L3    Adapt communication

    •      L3    Coordinate the creation of communications and relay information/ ideas across the work group.

    •      L3    Coordinate networks and seek opportunities to work with others for mutual and work-group benefit.

    •      L3    Advocate own ideas, probe issues and opinions, and anticipate challenge.

    •      L3    Engage confidently using English language.


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