About the Organisation
HomeNet South Asia (HNSA) is a regional network of home-based worker organisations spread across eight countries viz. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Founded in 2000, we are South Asia’s first and only network for home-based workers.
HNSA works towards increasing visibility and voice of home-based workers, organising home-based workers and enabling capacity building and cross country learning. Our work also includes advocacy and engagement with government bodies for better conditions for home-based workers, collating statistics and research, creating market linkages and economic security, and social security interventions for home-based workers. Website: hnsa.org.in
Brief context on Home-Based Workers: Home-Based Workers are a category of informal sector workers who carry out remunerative work from their own homes or adjacent grounds or premises. Home-based workers can be further divided into two categories-
a. Own-Account Home-Based Workers or Self-Employed Home-based Workers who are in direct contact with the market - They buy their own raw materials, design their own products and sell them on the market.
b. Piece-Rate Home-Based Workers who rely on contractors or intermediaries for work - They could be contracted by a firm, an individual entrepreneur, traders, subcontractors or other intermediaries and are usually given the raw materials and are paid a stated amount per piece produced. These workers do not have any direct contact with the markets for the goods they produce.
Position: Programme Coordinator
Location: New Delhi (negotiable), will involve frequent travel
Remuneration: Between Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 80,000 (depending on qualifications and work experience)
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Planning for the projects
- Monthly reporting on the projects
- Reporting to the funders-financial as well as narrative reports.
- Along with HNSA team, developing implementation plan for HNSA projects
- Coordination with project partners based out of different locations
- Regular liaising with multiple project partners/ stakeholders e.g. researchers, grassroots NGOs, government stakeholders and funders, to ensure smooth implementation of project
- Visits to member organisations’ offices and project sites for project implementation and monitoring.
- Keeping track of project finances as per the budget, and overseeing disbursement of project-related payments along with the Finance Coordinator.
- Conducting impact evaluations and making impact evaluation reports for the project being managed
- Providing updates from the project to the communications coordinator from time to time
- Representing HNSA at various platforms
Educational Qualification and Work Experience:
- A masters level education in management, development studies, labour studies or development economics
- Minimum five years of work experience which includes significant amount of project management experience
Functional Skills and Key Competencies:
- Proficient with MS Office, especially MS Excel, MS Word and MS Powerpoint
- Comfortable with multitasking and deadline-driven work
- Writing abilities for developing reports, pamphlets and short papers from time to time
- Comfortable with frequent communication over phone, email and video conferencing software
- Willingness and experience of working with multiple stakeholders at the same time e.g. NGOs, researchers, government, corporates
- Comfortable with frequent national and international travel for project work
Women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.