Partnering Hope into Action Phia Foundation
District Coordinator
Kolhan and Santhal Pargana Jharkhand
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Dec 05 2021





Basic information


District Coordinator

Job location

Kolhan and Santhal Pargana, Jharkhand

No of Positions

02 (Regional position)

Last Date of Application 



About PHIA Foundation

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 believes in promoting equality, dignity and social justice so that everyone regardless of gender, caste, class, ethnicity, religion, colour, culture and physical abilities can live a life free from poverty, exclusion and discrimination.


Phia through its affiliate and partners brings in a long legacy of over 50 years of experience and expertise in 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. The issue of gender equality crosscuts all its work. For more information about the Foundation, please visit our website at


About the Position


The position is for the project titled ‘Zero Hunger Panchayats: A collaborative Government- CSO initiative towards accessing public services in Jharkhand, India. The project will be implemented in 100 administrative bocks of 14 districts Jharkhand. The project aims to

  • Establish 100 functional Help Desks (Nagarik NSKs NSK) at Block level as a bridge between the administration and community

  • Capacity building programmes are conducted for 80 Nagarik NSKs (new and existing) functionaries through a cascade model

  • Village level committees and the village assembly (Gram Sabha) are capacitated to development, implementation and monitoring participatory micro plans.

  • Advocacy activities are undertaken for policy changes, dissemination of best practices and knowledge exchange towards scaling up of e NSKs in the entire state.


Job Description

  • She/ He will be responsible for all the programme activities and deliverables of the Nagrik Sahayta Kendra (NSK) in the region.

  • Shall be responsible for 10-12 Fellow in the region. Extend necessary support and guidance to assess the performances of the project team in effective project implementation. 

  • Lead, manage and coordinate with fellow for the grounding of the project.

  • Work closely with the community to achieve the project deliverables prepare strategies for community mobilization and awareness building through the use of IEC

  • Engage/ liaison with different stakeholder’s/ support organizations to ensure timely achievement of project deliverables as per the framework.

  • Would provide technical support to the project team on MGNREGA and other social security schemes

  • Would support the team in coordination of the various line departments of the government ensuring the multi-stakeholder convergence on the ground.

  • Undertake field visits to review and monitor the project.

  • Would be responsible for preparation of all reports and updates at intervals (weekly/ monthly/ quarterly) and manage the project compliances.

  • Support in development of training modules for fellow

  • Facilitate development of relevant IEC material

  • Take up additional activities from time to time assigned by the Project Coordinator

Qualifications/Experience/skills/knowledge and expertise

  • She/ he should be a post-graduate degree holder in social sciences, rural/urban development, economics, social policy, engineering from a reputed university/institute

  • Relevant work experience of at minimum 5 years’ experience of working in project implementation with specific focus to strengthening community engagement social security schemes with the government departments. 

  • Sound understanding on social development issues and the work of civil society. 

  • Considerable experience of working in the NGOs/Development Sector

  • Should have sound understanding of MGNREGS and Social Security Schemes and entitlements.

  • Applicants with experience of working with government, frontline service providers, civil society. Should have experience in coordinating/dialoguing with block and district administration.

  • Effective skills for managing the reporting and documentation part.

  • Experience in coordinating/dialoguing with block, district and state administration.

  • Fluency in English and Hindi is a must

  • Computing Skills (Should be well versed with MS Office, especially word, excel and electronic communication).

How to Apply

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to with a cover letter, discussing your interest and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume including the names of two referees, by or before 05.12.2021.  Please mention ‘District Coordinator – Jharkhand’ in the subject line. 

Applicants from SC/ST/religious minorities and other marginalized sections are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

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