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Organisation: Partnering Hope Into Action (Phia) Foundation
Panchayat Facilitator – Anti Trafficking Project (Supported by BHC)
Job Location: Gumla, Simdega, Jamtara, West Singhbhum
Reports to (Job Title): Project Manager
No. of Positions: 08
Expected travel per annum: Frequent Travel
Last date of Application: 8th June 2019

Role definition

Partnering Hope into Action (Phia) Foundation is a Charitable Trust registered in India that works on the issues of social exclusion and poverty reduction. Phia through its affiliate and partners brings in a long legacy of over 50 years of experience and expertise in the development and humanitarian work in India and globally and draws upon its wide portfolio of partnerships with grassroots civil society organizations. This includes the flagship PACS Programme that has reached over 9 million people in 7 of the poorest states, helping socially excluded communities claim their rights and entitlements. While the PACS program concluded, PHIA Foundation is helping take the processes and initiatives under PACS further into a new phase. Phia strives to empower poor marginalized and vulnerable groups for non-discriminatory access to rights and entitlements: in essential services, gainful livelihoods, relief during emergencies and address inequality and inter-generational poverty.

About the project

Phia Foundation is partnering with BHC (British High Commission) on a programme that focuses on the following issues:

  • Enhanced awareness of most at-risk women and girls, men and boys and capacity of CSOs, CBOs, community leaders, local government bodies (PRIs) in Jharkhand built on the existing policies that safeguard victims of trafficking in India.
  • Most vulnerable women and girls gained access to government schemes and measures that safeguard victims of trafficking in the target project districts adopted.
  • Effective grievance redress mechanism established
  • Strengthened institutional partnerships with the responsible Departments of the Government of Jharkhand and members of Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs) to advocate for effective implementation of policies and schemes for trafficked women and girls in Jharkhand

Key Responsibilities

  • She/ he would be responsible for community mobilization and establishment of Watch Committees of Gram Sabha at the Tola level.
  • Facilitating periodic meetings of Gram Sabha and regular meeting and one to one interaction with PRI members
  • Networking and Liaison with Panchayat & Block level Government Service Providers.
  • Supervision & monitoring/management of community activities.
  • Organizing & facilitating meetings of community-based organizations (CBOs).
  • Regular monitoring of migration register.
  • Regular community visits as per work requirement.
  • Support in record keeping & documentation work.
  • Facilitating and organizing capacity building/ training and similar events workshop as per the agreed work plan.
  • Share periodic updates/ reports (daily, weekly, monthly) on program progress with the line manager and CSO Heads. Prepare fortnightly/ monthly progress reports of the programme.
  • Facilitating the community to follow up on convergence and act as a link between the service providers and the community. Persons knowing local dialect will be proffered.
  • Any tasks in the interest of the project as assigned by the line manager.

Role requirements

Relationships - (Key relationships, frequency of contact, the purpose of contact (liaison/influencing/negotiating etc.)
External - The Panchayat Facilitator will have contact with community people, CSO, PRI members, government officials and other relevant stakeholders at block & district level

Internal - This role will have contact with PHIA in district Gumla, Simdega, Jamtara, West Singhbhum.

Qualifications/Experience/skills/knowledge and expertise

  • She/ he should have a minimum of 3 years of experience in social work, community mobilization and institution building.
  • Should be graduate/ intermediate with relevant work experience of working in a civil society organization
  • Preferably should have command over the local dialect/ language
  • Strong community mobilization skills
  • A self-starter, able to work independently.
  • Strong integrity, commitment and dedication to the cause of women.

How to apply

Please download the biodata format by clicking here.

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to  with a cover letter, discussing your interest in and suitability for the position, along with an biodata in the prescribed format including the names of three referees (your direct line managers, one must be current employer), by or before 03/06/2019. Please mention Panchayat Facilitator – Anti Trafficking Project in the Subject of the e-mail.

PHIAFOUNDATION seeks qualified and experienced applicants who can work in a multi-cultural environment with diverse teams comprised of people of diverse religious and language backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities. PHIA FOUNDATION is a secular institution working to create an environment of zero tolerance for prejudice based on religion, caste/community, gender, sexuality, and gender expression. Applicants from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 



Organisation: Partnering Hope Into Action (Phia) Foundation
Position: Programme Officer - Humanitarian
Job Location: Delhi
Last Date of Application: 3rd June 2019
Cost to the Organisation : Up to INR 7.50 lakh per annum
Contract status: One year

About Phia Foundation

Partnering Hope into Action (Phia) Foundation is a Charitable Trust that works on the issues of social exclusion and poverty reduction. PHIA foundation draws upon its strength and experience from wider portfolio of partnerships with grassroots civil society organizations.  Phia strives to empower poor, marginalized and vulnerable groups for non-discriminatory access to rights and entitlements: in essential services, gainful livelihoods, relief during emergencies and address inequality and inter-generational poverty. The issue of gender equality crosscuts all its work.

Job / Role description

Role Purpose
The role of Programme Officer – Humanitarian will be primarily responsible to support Phia Foundation and its partners to respond to humanitarian crisis, as and when they occur and to coordinate effective implementation of humanitarian and post disaster relief and recovery programmes which are implemented by Phia and its partners in the field. The role is also required to assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of humanitarian response, providing effective and timely support to partner organisations, enabling them to implement the rapid, effective and principled response to emergencies and ensuring that this is in line with Phia’s program strategy.

Role Context
The role works within the structure of Phia Foundation in providing support to the work group in a humanitarian crisis in the country. The post is positioned in the Delhi Office and will work with partner organisations across Phia’s operational areas to provide support and ensure the emergency response is coordinated effectively. In addition, the post holder will also assist in building Phia’s humanitarian vertical by working on and strengthening internal processes and systems for effective response programs, and also provide technical guidance and support to partners to ensure that monitoring, evaluation and programme reporting are carried out in accordance with donor requirements. The post holder will be required to travel to partner or program location as and when required. The post holder, in consultation with Phia’s Emergency expert and Head of Programs, will support programmes and externally represent Phia where appropriate. In addition, the post holder will provide technical guidance and support to partners and clients and ensure that monitoring, evaluation and reporting are carried out in accordance with agreed requirements. The role holder will also assist in programme Development opportunities associated with humanitarian response.

Key Expected Deliverables / Outcomes
The Program Officer – Humanitarian will

  • Assist in building Phia’s humanitarian portfolio.
  • Manage and plan emergency and disaster programmes.
  • Work with partners across states in helping them delivering effective emergency programmes.
  • Effectively deliver projects and programme with impact inline with agreed aims.
  • Ensure compliance with humanitarian and financial policies and procedures and, in particular, reporting requirements.
  • Ensure completion of project proposals based on strong planning and evaluation procedures using internal systems, and also ensure that funds used for designated purposes.
  • Maintain and develop positive relationships with partners through effective communication.
  • Also assist and work closely with Phia’s fundraising and partnership team.
  • Responsible for donor reporting and compliances

Competency profile: You are expected to be able to:

Build partnerships

  • Take on different work when necessary to achieve a team or organisational goal.
  • Actively consult with others to ensure you understand their needs or goals.
  • Listen to and take on board fresh perspectives and views, even if you initially disagree with them.
  • Maintain relationships with individuals and networks, based on mutual understanding and respect.
  • Effective management of programmes and partnerships.

Sourcing & Management of service providers (vendor, consultants, agencies,

contractors,) and Vendor Contract Management

  • Identifying and empaneling suppliers, vendors, contractors and consultants in accordance with organization’s procedures and negotiation on advantageous terms for commercial assignments
  • Identifying and tapping pipeline of potential service providers.
  • Sourcing service providers by collecting quotations, preparing comparatives, negotiating prices etc. and raising PO/WO/LOI
  • Formulates and administers various contracts for different technical teams.
  • Evaluate service provider performance based on quality standards, delivery timeline and best prices and ensure all the criteria is met as per the organisational requirement & expectations. Any service provider performance issues to be dealt with in timely manner.
  • Be responsible for keeping track and records of service providers agreements and ensure timely renewals and closures.
  • Contract negotiation, contract management support, contract closure including compliance.
  • Meet all statutory & legal compliance related to the procurement.

Communicate effectively

  • Make complex things simple for the benefit of others.
  • Actively listen and question to check your understanding and draw out others when they are not expressing themselves clearly or seem to be holding back.
  • Be sensitive to what others may be feeling, based on what they say, how they say it and their non-verbal behaviour, adapting your approach accordingly.
  • Address difficult issues when they arise, being honest and open.

Deliver results

  • Prioritise, plan and monitor your work to meet your own and team deliverables to agreed standards.
  • Acknowledge others’ priorities whilst being prepared to say ‘no’ if there are genuine reasons why their needs cannot be met.
  • Use logical processes and relevant tools and techniques to report on information or analyse options.
  • Make timely and considered recommendations or decisions based on analysis of available data, information and evidence
  • Over all people management responsibility
  • Apart from financial report, the person also need to work on 'narrative' report

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in one of the following field: social sciences, Public administration, humanitarian sector and other any development sector.
  • At least 5 years’ experience of managing and working in humanitarian projects
  • Good understanding with procedures and processes various donor requirements including multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies and knowledge of conducting rapid/detailed need assessments on ground during emergencies.
  • Strong understanding of the situation of Emergencies in India
  • Good rapport with networks working in humanitarian space/community, especially experience of networking with UN, INGOs, NGOs and Government agencies.
  • Any technical expertise on mapping and digital tools for assessment would be desirable.

Other Information

Further details of specific tasks and duties will be agreed with the line manager as part of the performance agreement. Any reasonable duty may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.

This role profile is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key behaviours the role-holder requires to be successful in the role; the key behaviours and responsibilities are subject to change. Any changes will be made in consultation with the role-holder.

You will be expected to abide by the Code of Conduct, policies and procedures within Phia Foundation which may be updated from time to time. You must be in sympathy with the aims, beliefs and values of Phia Foundation as it seeks to work on relief, development and advocacy for poverty eradication.

How to apply

Please send a note  mentioning your suitability for the said position with an updated CV with two references in a single document (word format) to

An indication of your present/last and expected salary should also be made in the CV. Please mention “Programme Officer – Humanitarian, Delhi” in the Subject of the e-mail.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We encourage applications from socially excluded communities, Persons with Disabilities, and women.