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Vacancy announcement for the position of Senior Program Officer/ Communications Officer in APSA

The Association for Promoting Social Action (APSA) - Sexual Health Intervention Project (SHIP) partners with street/slum- children based NGOs in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

The major objectives of the project are 1). To increase awareness of the sexual health issues faced by street and out-of-school slum youth and children 2). To increase the reach, influence and scope of the APSA-SHIP Children’s Toolkit (CTK) and NGO Training of Trainer’s (TOT) manual in South India.

They are looking for a new senior program officer to join their team!

Please apply by submitting a cover, a resume plus writing sample. Please make sure all three are included in your application package. For all inquires and resume submission, please email us at office@streetkids-SRH.org.

Deadline for applications is July 20th, 2009

Main Responsibilities:
  • Build marketing and networking strategies for all the conferences that are planned by SHIP over the next two years.
  • Implement and help strategize in building alliances between NGO partners, including facilitating mentorship responsibilities.
  • Manage marketing of the SHIP publication materials (newsletter, publications, production information materials).
  • Co-develop and co-write the APSA-SHIP Introductory Training Program.
  • Help coordinate, organize and plan the regional consultations, training programs and the NGO staff planning meetings.
  • Will be one of the master trainers of the program starting from the Introductory Training in 2010. Will be the master trainer for one round of preparatory trainings (3 multi-day trainings) in 2011 and for the introductory trainings in 2010 and 2011.
  • Help to develop and write content for the SHIP yearly publication.
  • Responsible for maintaining communication with the NGO partners on updates and reminders.
Skills Needed for the Position
  • At least 3 years (5 years preferred) experience in managing a highly challenging project.
  • Must have excellent communication skills – both spoken and written
  • Must have experience working with grassroots (street-children) NGOs and their staff in India
  • Must have good professional English writing skills.
  • Experience desired in areas of public health, sexual health, or sexuality. Some experience in providing health-related or sexuality-related trainings a plus.
  • Experience desired in working with/for disadvantaged children or youth. Should have a good understanding of the (sexual) realities of street and out-of-school slum children.
  • Must have a good understanding of youth sexuality/ teenage sexual development, and a good knowledge of sexual health issues.
  • Spoken south regional language skills preferred (Kannada, Tamil and especially Telugu).
  • Masters Degree (or equivalent degree) in a relevant field preferred.
  • Requires excellent multi-tasking skills.
  • Requires excellent “people” skills: able to deal with different stake-holders and team-members.
  • Must be comfortable to discuss and work on sex and sexuality issues.
  • Will be based in Bangalore.
  • Some travel within India required.

A generous salary will be provided accordance to experience and qualifications.

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