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Project Manager, South Asia

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27 Sep 2019
About Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:

Location: New Delhi, India

 

Please note that this is an initial 1 year consultancy contract with possibility of becoming permanent upon review.

 
At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change we are dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few. We do this by helping countries, their people and their governments, address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today – beginning with those where we think we can break new ground, offering leaders new thinking and new approaches. Our people – over 200 of them, based all over the world – are working on some of the most intractable problems around issues of co-existence, governance, the peace process in the Middle East and renewing the centre.
Focus of the Role:
The scope of work and required experience for this engagement are:
 
Know-How:

• Continue existing relationships and initiate new relationships with state and local government partners in the Generation Global programme, in line with the programme strategy, and with the support of the Head of Project / Head of Education.
• Continue existing relationships and initiate new relationships with a diverse set of NGOs and companies with aligned values, in line with the programme strategy.
• Working with the fundraising team to assist with developing funding relationships for South Asia, including scouting new leads and writing project proposals.
• Work with the MEL team to ensure appropriate MEL planning and delivery for the project across S. Asia
• Facilitate Generation Global videoconference dialogues.
 
Accountability:

• Working with the fundraising team, develop understanding of South Asia’s regional  fundraising and business development market by mapping donor opportunities against the programme strategy (predominantly: Foundation offices; bilateral and multilateral donor agency offices and staff; development contractors and INGOs – both not-for profit and for-profit);
• Input into the development of marketing materials, presentations, bids and visit and meeting briefs, as required.
 
Responsibility:

• Work with the country and regional coordinators to recruit and maintain school engagement in the project. 
• Work with the country and regional coordinators and the Education and Training Unit to organise and deliver teacher trainings for newly registered teachers.
• Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team in Head Office to ensure that appropriate data from the region is collected in line with the MEL plan.
• Represent TBI at regional and national conferences and trainings, as appropriate.
• Deliver training to Education Advisors and country coordinators and support inductions of new project staff on the Institute’s education work.
• Travel to programme areas to deliver training and capacity development activities, conduct needs assessments, develop and implement strategies, and monitor and quality assure project activities.
 
Judgement:

• Advise the Education and Training team on considerations for appropriate local design and implementation of education needs assessments, development of associated regional/country strategies and development of Generation Global pedagogy and resources.
• Identify and develop relevant partnerships that build profile for and advance the Institute and the pillar’s education work.
 
Ambition:

• Support the Head of Education and Training to develop new approaches, projects and research to support policy positions and programme design.
• Contribute appropriate advice and insight towards thought leadership products within the Institute on education in collaboration with Institute colleagues.
What We Look For in Our People:
This role provides oversight and leadership to our programmatic work across South Asia, managing country coordinators and lead teachers, and accountable to the Head of Generation Global.
 
The role will be required to strengthen relationships with governments (local, state, national) on incorporating the Generation Global materials into the state-mandated curricula. As the India Office develops, there will be a requirement for the Education Lead to also be involved in initiating and managing fundraising efforts for the region. The role involves supervision of an India country consultant, two Pakistan country consultants, and three Lead Teachers in Pakistan.
 
This role is an exciting opportunity to expand and strengthen the work of Generation Global in South Asia. We recently completed our three-year strategy for South Asia, and the new Project Manager would step into that strategy and deliver it.
• Considerable experience working at a high level in the public or private sector, preferably in South Asia, including but not limited to issues related to education, education policy, conflict resolution, peacebuilding,
• An ability to work independently, think strategically and translate strategies into concrete and implementable plans; an acute attention to detail with excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
• Excellent operational and stakeholder management skills.
• Outstanding interpersonal and presentational skills, in order to quickly establish Generation Global’s credibility at the highest levels of government
• A proven ability to inspire, coach and develop others, including people from different backgrounds and cultures.
• Understanding of organizational design and accountability mechanisms to reform government processes.
• Experience working with young people in a classroom setting or otherwise
• Proven expertise in programme management, people management and business development within the S Asia region and not for profit sector
• Fluency in English and at least one other South Asian regional language.
 
What We Are Looking For

• Considerable experience working at a high level in the public or private sector, preferably in South Asia, including but not limited to issues related to education, education policy, conflict resolution, peacebuilding.
• An ability to work independently, think strategically and translate strategies into concrete and implementable plans; an acute attention to detail with excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
• Excellent operational and stakeholder management skills.
• Outstanding interpersonal and presentational skills, in order to quickly establish Generation Global’s credibility at the highest levels of government
• A proven ability to inspire, coach and develop others, including people from different backgrounds and cultures.
• Understanding of organizational design and accountability mechanisms to reform government processes.
• Experience working with young people in a classroom setting or otherwise
• Proven expertise in programme management, people management and business development within the S Asia region and not for profit sector
• Fluency in English and at least one other South Asian regional language.
 
VALUES WE LOOK FOR:
• COURAGE… because to tackle global challenges, we must innovate and take smart risks
• COLLABORATION… because when we work together and with external partners, we can overcome even the largest problems
• COMPASSION … because our work is ultimately about improving people’s lives

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