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Founded in 1998 our work has 3 broad sectors: Child Rights, Safe Drinking Water and Sustainable Livelihoods. We also have a research arm that takes up action researches and other field based trials to check out innovations and their potential to positively influence policy. Our ideology revolves around building sustainable models within the social sector that deliver critical services efficiently and equitably to underserved communities.

  1. Capacity Building Officer
  2. Administration Officer
  3. Field Coordinator
  4. Manager - Global Partnerships
  5. Facilitator
  6. Program Coordinator
  7. Lead Trainer
  8. Cluster Manager

Name of Position: Capacity Building Officer Positions: 3 Location: Orissa,Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan

Project Background

Naandi Foundation proposes the launch of an advocacy-led, evidence-driven campaign named HUNGaMA Next to establish successful models for addressing child malnutrition in rural India. Carried out in partnership with government departments of health and nutrition and committed corporate entities, the evidence of positive impact of these interventions will be disseminated across the country. The Naandi team and Avantha Foundation, working closely with the Citizens Alliance against Malnutrition, shall engage in intensive advocacy campaigns at every level of government throughout the next three years with the objective of upscaling these successful models across the country. Naandi Foundation through large scale pilots in at least 3 states of India, proposed to demonstrate that reduction of malnutrition is possible within the framework of the ICDS scheme. Naandi's primary value addition to the existing ICDS framework in these pilot projects will be a team of expert trainers and evaluators who will constantly assess efficacy of inputs and incorporate learnings into the interventions.

Job Profile: Primary Functions

The incumbent's primary function is to build capacities - internal & external - to enrich the HUNGaMA Next interventions with a "First 1000 Day" focus across 3 geographic locations.

Key Job Responsibilities

- Training Need Assessment of HUNGaMA Next team (at every level) in technical knowledge of Maternal & Child Health in the context of existing national government programmes
- Work with the Naandi District Coordinators to assess training needs of village level government service providers - primarily Anganwadi Workers, Anganwadi Helpers, ASHA and ANMs. This would include consultation with block & district level government functionaries. At a later stage training of block level government functionaries will also be done.
- Training Need Assessment of community based groups in 3 project locations
- Formulate Training Plan (including calendar) for the Naandi staff, government functionaries and community groups in 3 HUNGaMA Next locations every year based on learnings from previous year.
- Develop Training Modules for the three categories of 'trainees' to support the above mentioned Training Plan. The modules will include usage of different media and be sensitive to local beliefs and practices.
- Ensure roll-out & implementation of Training Plan & Calendar as finalized in the beginning of the year
- Facilitate the use of different tools and frameworks to assess/validate the quality of capacity building inputs and identify appropriate follow up actions.
- Facilitate the development of contextually appropriate tools and job-aids to monitor CB efforts
- Document best practices and lessons learnt with respect to mother and child nutrition and also other related issues.
- Ensure timely report submission - for activity as well as expenditures
- Facilitate the creation/collation, maintenance and effective use of IEC/BCC materials at all levels
- Provide the nutrition and health technical expertise for the project team as and when required
- Support the project team in developing detailed implementation plan (DIP) and budgets.
- Participate in regular project reviews at project level to share progress and learning's.
- Develop need based BCC material and roll out
- The job will entail considerable travel (up to 15 days a month some times) to project locations in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Odisha.
- Any other task assigned

Required Qualification, Competencies and Experience:

- Post Graduate in Social Sciences
- At least 5 years experience in the development sector having relevant experience in Capacity Building especially participatory methodologies and approach
- Technical knowledge on MNCH issues
- Strong conceptual skills in development programming, preferably in nutrition and health
- Proficiency in computer for using MS office
- Excellent documentation, analytical, organizational and presentational skills.
- Ability to work in teams

Languages:

Excellent communication skills in English and Hindi, both written and spoken

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Name of Position: Administration Officer Positions: 1 Location: Mumbai

Project Background

Naandi foundation works closely with Mumbai Corporation of Greater Mumbai MCGM in three very distinct programmes. Of these the MPS (English Medium) program is a school management programme. The interventions are designed around standardized content delivery and pedagogy, intensive teacher training for building capabilities, community involvement in the running of the schools, strong MIS system for speedy decision making and empowering individuals to become school leaders. In all of this it is imperative that the quality of the education input results in improved learning outcomes for the children. Through this programme Naandi aims at converting public schools into centers of excellence for free quality education for all.

Key Job responsibilities

- Maintain uptime of office facilities viz. AC, general power supply, water, sanitation etc.
- Ensure housekeeping, upkeep and security for the office premises.
- General office administration including Front Office, Hospitality, Transit arrangements, Ticketing, Tour & Travel, Transport/ conveyance arrangements and Courier & Dispatch.
- Identify and mitigate operational risks.
- Liaise with different agencies such as - property owner(s), suppliers, utility/ service - providing agencies.
- Ensure timely payments for utilities services.
- Maintain the petty cash book for Mumbai office and send a regular MIS to finance.
- Extend help to HR by maintaining attendance and support in smooth joining and exit of an employee.
- Provide support in procuring specific goods and services.
- Optimize costs for the operation, upkeep & management of facilities and implementation of cost control measures.
- Extend help in statutory compliance for the establishment & employee related matters.
- Provide support to other departments when required in organizing events.
- Maintain all records for the administration function.

Required Qualification, Competencies, Attributes and Experience:

- Graduate in any discipline (qualification relax-able for otherwise experienced personnel)
- 5+ years of experience in administration or facilities.
- Aware of statutory compliances required for deploying contractual workforce.
- Expertise in maintenance of utilities .
- Exposure to travel desk operations.
- Aware of statutory regulations, Analyze cost-effectiveness of solutions, Vendor management
- Flexible timing, Service orientation, Ability to handle multiple demands.

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Name of Position: Field Coordinator Positions: 2 Location: Orissa

Project Background

Naandi Foundation proposes the launch of an advocacy-led, evidence-driven campaign named HUNGaMA Next to establish successful models for addressing child malnutrition in rural India. Carried out in partnership with government departments of health and nutrition and committed corporate entities, the evidence of positive impact of these interventions will be disseminated across the country. The Naandi team and Avantha Foundation, working closely with the Citizens Alliance against Malnutrition, shall engage in intensive advocacy campaigns at every level of government throughout the next three years with the objective of upscaling these successful models across the country. Naandi Foundation through large scale pilots in at least 3 states of India, proposed to demonstrate that reduction of malnutrition is possible within the framework of the ICDS scheme. Naandi's primary value addition to the existing ICDS framework in these pilot projects will be a team of expert trainers and evaluators who will constantly assess efficacy of inputs and incorporate learnings into the interventions.

Job Profile: Primary Functions

The incumbent would be in charge of specific location/area assigned to him/her and would be responsible for project deliverables for his/her location (of upto 50 villages). He/she will work closely with frontline service providers of government programmes – ICDS and NRHM.

Key Job Responsibilities

- Ensuring high quality implementation of the project in the assigned location, in line with the project design framework
- Liaison with sector level ICDS and Health Department officials for effective replication
- Provide technical, operational and managerial support at sector level of ICDS and Health Department officials
- Participate in the monthly reviews of ICDS sector level, share feedback within project team for coming up with ideas for further integration into government system and strengthening of the same.
- Coordinating and facilitating capacity building activities at sector level and its reporting.
- Key role in community mobilization and sensitization about nutrition and health issues
- Provide key insights collected from field realities to the communication material development team and the training team
- Maintaining strong relations with the Panchayats/ Village Heads, Mahila Mandals, and other community groups
- Perform any other tasks assigned by the Block coordinator

Required Qualification, Competencies and Experience:

- Graduate
- At least 2-3 years of relevant experience in community mobilization.
- Work experience in ICDS or NRHM preferred
- Should have good communication, coordination and supervisory skills.
- Ability to work in teams

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Name of Position: Manager - Global Partnerships Positions: 1 Location: Mumbai

Project Description

Naandi foundation works closely with Mumbai Corporation of Greater Mumbai MCGM in three very distinct programs. Of these the MPS (English Medium) program is a school management program. The interventions are designed around standardized content delivery and pedagogy, intensive teacher training for building capabilities, community involvement in the running of the schools, strong MIS system for speedy decision making and empowering individuals to become school leaders.

Job Profile: Primary Functions
Responsible for Donor management & Fund raising activities for the Program.

Key Job Responsibilities

- Network with various organizations to generate databases (E.g. STPI, RoC, Associations and forums).
- Donor servicing, documentation and report generation.
- Prepare templates for proposals and validate the proposals
- Frame Strategy & Plans new donors acquisition.
- Develop innovative methods for donor engagement.
- Plan & Organize donor visits and keep donors update about the progress of Program.
- Build healthy & Strong relationship with Individual, Corporate & Non Profit donors.

Qualification and Experience

- Management in Social Sciences/MSW or PG/MBA in Business Management
- 5 years in fundraising, donor management or corporate Sales. Experience in Development sector, working with NGO in similar profile will be an added advantage.
- Should have experience in local market either in Fundraising/Donor management or B2B sales
- Proficient in MS-Office (MS-Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
- Understanding of Development/Social sector.
- Ability to understand and work effectively with the local government bodies

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Name of Position: Facilitator Position: 3 Location: Mumbai

Project Description

Naandi foundation works closely with Mumbai Corporation of Greater Mumbai MCGM in three very distinct programs. Of these the MPS (English Medium) program is a school management program. The interventions are designed around standardized content delivery and pedagogy, intensive teacher training for building capabilities, community involvement in the running of the schools, strong MIS system for speedy decision making and empowering individuals to become school leaders.

Job Profile: Primary Functions
- Responsible to implement Naandi methodology in classrooms and coach the teachers to ensure consistency in delivery of learning outcomes in schools.

Principal Accountabilities

- Build relationship with Municipal corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) School officials & Teachers
- Manage and develop Contract Teachers, Teaching Assistants and MCGM Teachers
- Manage and develop Contract Teachers, Teaching Assistants and MCGM Teachers
- Develop & maintain healthy relationship with communities around the Schools
- Conduct weekly planning meetings with MCGM teachers and teaching assistants
- Conduct on the job and classroom trainings for MCGM teachers and teaching assistants
- Regular assessments of teachers in the classroom
- Interact & Maintain relations with MCGM staff at the School, Administrative Offices, Ward Offices and Beat Offices.
- Collaborate with the Data Management Team to fill & generate reports as per the need of Program and Stakeholders

Qualification & Experience :

- B. Ed, M Ed, or Management in Social Sciences/MSW
- 2-3 years of experience in the area of Project Management, Education or related field in operational / managerial role. Experience in
corporate / development sector is an added advantage.
- Should have experience in Teaching, Training the teachers or Education/Development Sector.
- Proficient in MS-Office (MS-Word / Excel / PowerPoint)
- Ability to understand and work effectively with the local government bodies

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Name of Position: Program Coordinator Positions: 2 Location: Mumbai

Project Description

Naandi is headquartered in Hyderabad and focuses on 3 broad themes - Drinking Water, Child Rights and Sustainable Livelihood. Naandi currently works in thriteen states touching the lives of more than one million people. Naandi has been working in the area of primary education in government schools in a number of locations across the country since 2004. Naandi has partnered with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) for the past six years and has achieved outstanding results with its 'Ensuring Children Learn (ECL)’ Nanhi Kali (NK)' 'Mumbai Public School (MPS)' and School Excellence Program (SEP). School Excellence Program (SEP) a unique transformation project where MGCM has partnered with educational organizations on pedagogy, trainings, assessments etc and in a phased manner will seek to create an impact across more than 1300 schools in the MCGM system. Naandi has been chosen by MCGM as a content/pedagogy and trainings partner for its Urdu medium schools for Standard 1 to 5.

Key Job Responsibilities

- Manage over all operations in different schools in various zones across Mumbai.
- Ensure effective implementation and achievement of various program objectives.
- Lead various initiatives formulated as a part of program design and implementation.
- Manage stakeholders, i.e. the donors, MCGM, school management officials and various teachers.
- Program Documentation,& Assessment / survey Analysis.
- Coordinate with the lead trainer to run the teacher Sahyogi training program.
- Intimate the Lead trainer of any kind of gaps observed in terms of the delivery of the entire program.

Qualification and Experience

- Management in Social Sciences/MSW
- 4-5 years of experience in the area of Project Management, Education or related field in operational / managerial role.
- Experience in corporates / development sector is an added advantage.
- Proficient in MS-Office (MS-Word / Excel / PowerPoint)
- Ability to understand and work effectively with the local government bodies
- Understand Naandi's methodology, content design, training structure and processes around monitoring, tracking and internal assessments

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Name of Position: Lead Trainer Positions: 1 Location: Mumbai

Project Description

Naandi has partnered with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) for the past six years and has achieved outstanding results with its 'Ensuring Children Learn (ECL)' Nanhi Kali (NK)' 'Mumbai Public School (MPS)' and School Excellence Program (SEP).

School Excellence Program (SEP) a unique transformation project where MGCM has partnered with educational organizations on pedagogy, trainings, assessments etc and in a phased manner will seek to create an impact across more than 1300 schools in the MCGM system. Naandi has been chosen by MCGM as a content/pedagogy and trainings partner for its Urdu medium schools for Standard 1 to 5.

MPS program is a school management programme. The interventions are designed around standardized content delivery and pedagogy, intensive teacher training for building capabilities, community involvement in the running of the English Medium schools, strong MIS system for speedy decision making and empowering individuals to become school leaders.

Job Profile: Primary Functions Responsible for consistency in delivery of learning outcomes for schools in a program.

Key Job Responsibilities

- Lead the process of forum and field trainings for teachers and teacher sahayogis :

  • Assess the need of the Teacher Sahayogis (TS) and teachers- on mind set &behavior, pedagogy, classroom management, monitoring andevaluation.
  • Prepare the annual training plan and program calendar.
  • Develop training modules based on the needs analysis.
  • Lead training sessions and in some instances be a facilitator for them.
  • Identify effective trainers from the Teacher Sahayogis team, mentor and build their capacity to be trainers.
  • Identify the strength and weakness of Master Trainers and associate them with the requirement as for training along with the Teacher Sahayogis.
- Lead the process of content development:
  • Organise for the content creation workshops.
  • Help with the content creation process until the finalization of the content.
  • Monitor content transaction in the classrooms and periodical review of the content -This would include quality check, school visits and inputs on processes such as making baseline papers, remedial in the classrooms etc.
  • Associate Master Trainers with the pedagogy, classroom management and assessment/ evaluation.
- Understand the Program deliverable and timelines and plan for the Master Trainers accordingly.
- Coordinate between the Program Manager and the Program Coordinators to plan Master Trainers' deliverable as expected from the field, i.e. in schools.
- Be a part of review, coordination, and partner meeting represent the training and the content related deliverable.

Qualification and Experience

- Post Graduate equivalent (Preferred: MEd/ MA/PG)
- Minimum 5 years of experience in Education or related field. Having experience in Corporate/Development sectors is an added advantage.
   Should have managed a team in his/ her previous job.
- Strong Communication skills-Hindi and English, Able to Withstand Pressure, Analytical,Process Driven
- Interpersonal skills, Time Management, Innovative, Passion for teaching, Attention to detail

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Name of Position: Cluster Manager Positions: 1 Location: Mumbai

Project Description

Naandi Foundation works closely with Mumbai Corporation of Greater Mumbai MCGM in three very distinct programmes. Of these the MPS (English Medium) program is a school management programme. The interventions are designed around standardized content delivery and pedagogy, intensive teacher training for building capabilities, community involvement in the running of the schools, strong MIS system for speedy decision making and empowering individuals to become school leaders. In all of this it is imperative that the quality of the education input results in improved learning outcomes for the children. Through this programme Naandi aims at converting public schools into centers of excellence for free quality education for all.

Job Profile: Primary Functions Responsible for consistency in delivery of learning outcomes for schools in an assigned Cluster.

Key Job Responsibilities

- Develop, manage & guide the team of Facilitator.
- Ensure improvement in learning levels of children in the schools allocated.
- Build strong relationship with Stakeholders (MCGM, Dy. Education officers, Donors, MCGM school officials & Teachers and Community).
- Handle administrative matters related to cluster e.g., procurement of materials, payment of salaries to TAs, attendance records etc.
- Support new team members in working through induction program, ensure that they understand and work with Naandi’s methodology,
   content design, training structure and processes.
- Contribute to facilitator appraisals & supervision process.
- Monitor, Track and assess program & schools progress.
- Analyze reports from TA Sit ins and suggest changes that could be implemented to improve data quality.
- Facilitate management and stakeholder with the program related reports.
- Prepare reports, case studies and examples of best practices for TA learning.

Qualification and Experience

- B.Ed, M.Ed, or Management in Social Sciences/MSW
- 4-5 years of experience in the area of Project Management in corporate sector would be good
- Should have experience in Teaching, Training the teachers in Education/Development Sector
- Ability to understand and work effectively with the local government bodies

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Interested personnel may apply to kanakaraj@naandi.org or can send CV to Naandi Foundation,502 Trendset Towers , Road # 2 , Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034


 


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