Senior Director, Operations
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: August 30, 2011
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Senior Director, Operations
Regional Director ARO
New Delhi, India
Duration: 6 months / immediate start
The Director of Operations is responsible for developing
and strengthening the operational capacity of the Asia Regional Office (ARO).
This will be accomplished by working with colleagues to identify where
program operations including project management, business development,
personnel management, financial management and contract management
systems, policies and practices need to be improved. The incumbent will
work collaboratively within ARO, with the Director, Program support (D.C)
and across the organization to lead the application systems, policies,
procedures within ARO. The Director of Operations will coordinate
program operations with program leaders, managers, project managers and
project directors. Program operations will include but not be limited to
planning, staffing, progress monitoring, trouble shooting, donor
reporting, and budget management. The incumbent will also participate in
business development efforts including cross-team, multi-year
initiatives; innovative or complex concepts and strategies for donor
Master’s Degree in a related discipline (Business Management, Public
Affairs or related field)
Required: A minimum of seven (7) years experience
managing development programs or working in the development field,
including developing management systems, supervising staff and liaising
with key internal and external stakeholders. Desirable: experience
managing the implementation of complex programs.
Successful track record in business management.
Extensive experience developing reports, work plans and
Demonstrated strategic programming skills and ability to
translate expertise by leading and facilitating the development and
management of programming with peers as well as other partners.
Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, particularly as
they pertain to operations, procurement, administration and logistics,
human resources, and financial management are desirable.
Must have strong knowledge of financial management, human
resources, logistics/operations and other administrative functional areas
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of
internal and external clients
Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks:
Operations (Finance & Administration)
Monitor and provide direction and guidance in consultation
with the Regional Director of ARO, with internal and external business
partners on program activities related to recruitment and human
resources, sub-contracts and grants, finance, project administration
including project start-up /close-down, procurement, and new business
Provide oversight to operations functions for ARO projects
in collaboration with ARO program leaders to ensure that projects are
fully functional, while adhering to client and ICRW standard operating
procedures and requirements. This includes human resources, recruitment,
and compliance with local labor laws; project office registration and
compliance with local laws; issuing and managing sub-contracts,
sub-agreements, grants and consulting contracts; procurement; logistics,
financial management and budgeting; payment of invoices; office
administration and travel
Manage ARO’s overhead budget and monitor ARO’s annual
budget absorption. Make projections to ensure annual plans are completed
within budget and budget projections are met. Monitor overall project
spending against budgets.
Closely coordinate with ARO internal and external partners
to ensure that resources and support are provided to ARO programs and
Collaborate with Director of Business Development (D.C.)
to ensure all BD procedures are followed and track new BD opportunities
Coordinate with BD in DC on proposal development
Human Resource Planning
Provide oversight and direction to all administrative and
program staff who provide support to ARO projects. Oversee assignments
and performance of ARO administrative and program staff.
Coordinate with project teams in the development and
negotiation of project work plans and budgets. Help identify human
resources for project implementation as needed.
Coordinate with IRB management team in DC to ensure
compliance with IRB procedures.
Respond to client concerns about overall program
management issues for all projects and programs as needed.
Participate in ARO organizational committees or
initiatives around operational and management issues.
offers a collegial and stimulating work environment, challenging
innovative and meaningful development projects and an opportunity to work
with development professionals who are well regarded in their fields of
Interested candidates are
requested to submit a cover letter stating why you are suitable for this
position and send the resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Senior Director
Operations/DevNetJobs”. The last date for receiving application for
the position is August 30, 2011.