India Alternative Care Network
National Coordinator
Application Email :


Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Dec 12 2021




Organisation: India Alternative Care Network

Location: Delhi


IACN is a collective of practitioners, organisations and civil society organisations working on the issues of children without parental care or at risk of separation in India. IACN is hosted at Butterflies and supported by UNICEF. Read more :


The India Alternative Care Network National coordinator provides program and technical support for the network. Specific areas of responsibility include:

• Encouraging learning and exchange leading to action among members of the network
• Leading member engagement
• Coordinating specific working groups and managing research/documentation
• Manage organisational communications
• Other responsibilities as identified and assigned


Learning and exchange:

• Lead the development of member learning and exchange, focusing on effective methodologies and strategies to encourage shared learning, reflection, and collaboration toward action
• With Steering Committee and Sub-working groups, design and oversee member and partner webinars and meetings
• Work with IACN members and external experts to identify topics and panelists for webinars and events; design and help deliver webinars and events
• Manage online member portal, regularly updating it
• Support the execution of research initiatives
• Stay abreast of developments on issues of children without parental care or at risk of separation

Membership and network engagement:

• Induct new members
• Design and organise in-person and virtual meetings and events
• As needed, respond to member requests and inquiries
• Encourage members to contribute with knowledge resources, and updates for IACN newsletter

Working Groups:

• Provide support to working groups with background research and development of work plan along to ensure focused exchange and learning to generate collective action
• Act as Secretariat point person for working groups, assisting working group chairs in the management of the working group

Communications :

• Curate monthly newsletter, including overseeing the collection of information, research, news, and other content for the quarterly newsletter
• Contribute to website, working with Communication Associate to ensure the site is up to date and relevant and serves a go-to source for the latest knowledge resources, updates and information on family strengthening and alternative care


• Contribute to the development of funding proposals and reporting documents
• Work with steering committee to develop and implement quarterly organisational program and work planning
• Contribute to organisational development, strategic planning, thought leadership, and external engagement



• 7 -10 years’ professional experience, of which at least 5 years was in child protection
• Strong management skills and highly organised work style; ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
• Familiarity with technology and online communications platforms
• Excellent writing and communication skills (fluency in English is required)
• Ability to self-manage and work independently and effectively with a remote team of Secretariat staff
• Ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders

Strongly preferred:

• Experience and expertise with networks, communities of practice, collaboratives, collective impact initiatives, and/or community organising
• Experience organising events, online and offline, to promote shared learning, alignment, and collaboration
• Ability to synthesis and condense complex information for different audiences
• Knowledge management skills


Interested Candidate may apply to with latest copy of CV and mentioning "Application for the post of National Coordinator" in the subject.
Job Email id: iacnsecretariat(at)