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Zonal Coordinator
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 14 2021


Job Title/ Position


Zonal Coordinator – UNICEF Project titled “Strengthen institutional capacity of key district government stakeholders for supporting program including parenting to prevent child marriage, abuse and violence against children in Rajasthan”.



Job Location


Karauli, Rajasthan (Additional district- Bharatpur)


Nature of Employment

Fixed Term Contract (effective from the date of appointment, co-terminus with the project duration which is till 31st Dec 2021).

Nature of Job

The assignment will include liaising with district and block administration, facilitating, preparation and implementation of District Strategic Action plan for preventing child marriages, abuse and violence against children, policies and schemes related to preventing child marriages in the specified districts with support from the existing service delivery structures and key functionaries. 

About ActionAid Association

ActionAid Association is a national organisation, an affiliate of ActionAid International federation which is active in more than 40 countries across the world and is committed to fighting poverty and injustice. In India, we have been working since 1972. We currently operate out of 12 Regional Offices spread across 25 States and 1 Union Territory. Together with the people, we claim legal, constitutional and moral rights to food and livelihood, shelter, education, healthcare, dignity and a voice in decisions that affect their lives.


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About the Project

UNICEF in partnership with ActionAid (and other CSOs) proposes to work with the district adminstration in the 12 districts of Rajasthan to provide technical support to strengthen systems for adolescent programming, establish mechanisms and process for adolescent participation and engagement, to prevent child marriage, abuse and violence against children.

The implementing partners, jointly with UNICEF will support in the following areas: -

Work with district governments in Rajasthan to support programme including parenting to prevent child marriage, abuse and violence against children in 12 districts of Rajasthan. Strengthening institutional mechanisms for redressal, and rehabilitation, ensure protection and promotion of children and adolescents and to identify and address the structural causes of gender-based discrimination.

This programme seeks to do the above by increasing the capacity of the existing institutions and its functionaries, making child protection committees functional at the block and gram panchayat level, developing costed district action plan focusing on child protection issues and adolescent empowerment and grounding of district wide campaign involving key influencers PRI members, SMC members, Child Protection committees, opinion and religious leaders


Duties and Responsibilities


Key responsibilities-:

  • Provide technical support to the district administration to implement the Strategic Plan for Children and Adolescents focusing on child protection priorities. Support to the administration in keeping in place a functional Task Force that supports programme including parenting to prevent child marriage, abuse & violence against children.

  • Provide technical support to institutionalize planning implementation, review and monitoring of programmes relating to adolescent empowerment and ending child marriage, child abuse and violence against children.

  • Support to the district administration to integrate plans, activities, review and monitoring mechanism in the existing District Work Plan on Child protection and provide necessary support to District Task Force in developing the costed action plan in convergence with different departments that focus on child protection priorities and implement the strategic plan for children and adolescents.

  • Facilitate and support district administration to prevent child marriage and any violence against children and develop mechanism that ensures participation of adolescent girls and boys in civic engagement initiatives and their empowerment through leadership building effort and linkages with existing social protection schemes.

  • Provide required support in undertaking regular review meetings of District Task Force and strengthening monitoring mechanism and the district level MIS for tracking of the progress against the plan, identifying gaps and taking up further action.

  • Support district administration to plan and undertake capacity development for frontline workers and community structures that focus on child protection priorities. Extend support for training of frontline workers and community structures on Tarunya, Adolescent &Youth Engagement toolkit on child protection and adolescent priorities including ending child marriage and ending violence against children and putting monitoring mechanism in place.

  • Coordinate with district administration including member departments of District Task Force to ensure participation or leadership of adolescent girls and boys in civic engagement initiatives through UNICEF- supported programme. Support district administration to engage adolescents through volunteer, civic engagement, and life skill programs. Extend support for developing capacity development package for frontline workers and community structures that focus on child protection priorities and adolescent engagement.

  • Support District task Force to integrate parenting to prevent child marriage, abuse and violence against children through capacity building of functionaries and implementation of parenting package.

  • Provide support in developing mechanism in place to ensure participation of community members in activities that address child protection priority including child marriage, violence, abuse, and exploitation against children.

  • Setting up child rights resource centre at zonal level initiative with focus on capacity building of all stakeholders in child protection systems and creation of a knowledge hub


Reporting to

Regional Manager – Jaipur Regional Office, ActionAid


Extensive Travel

Skills and Competencies

  • The ideal candidate will be a Post-Graduate in Social Sciences/Social Work or any other connected/relevant discipline.

  • Prior knowledge about and contacts with the district administration.

  • have at least 5-8 years’ experience in coordination and liasing with district level officials and other key stake holders, project monitoring and evaluation, coordination/ networking around project related issues.

  • have sound knowledge of macro/micro political economy and developmental issues relating to India.

  • Should have experience in networking with state, national level civil society organisations and government agencies.

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) in Hindi & English.

  • Gender sensitive and strong conviction and skills for the empowerment of the poor and disadvantaged groups.

  • Should have good documentation skills and be proficient in basic computer applications like Word, Excel and Power Point.

  • Willingness to undertake travel as per the project requirements.

Salary/ Benefits Offered




The Starting Salary for this role would be Approximately 6 Lakhs annual CTO (Cost to organization). This cost to the organization (CTO) will include employers’ PF contribution, Group Medical Insurance coverage & Personal Accident Insurance coverage, Gratuity payable as per law of the land and HR policy & norms of the organisation.


To apply

Please send your application, only on our ‘Standard Application Form’ available in the ‘Jobs’ section of our website:    through   e-mail at . Please mention in the subject line of your e-mail “Zonal Coordinator - UNICEF Child marriage project – Karauli”.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable ActionAid Association to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit ActionAid Association's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

All applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the timeline stated in the vacancy announcement. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Last Date for Receiving Application


14 June 2021


ActionAid is an equal opportunity and diversity sensitive employer and women, persons with disability, SC/ST/ OBC/Muslim candidates are especially encouraged to apply.


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