|Date Posted:||Oct 8, 2019|
|Closing Date:||Dec 16, 2019|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Programme,Communication,Human Resources,Administrative,Media,Management|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableAF|
|Years of Experience:||7 - 10 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
The Innovation for Change (I4C) network is a global network of people and organizations who want to connect, partner and learn together to find innovative approaches to overcome barriers to closing civic space and restrictions to our basic freedoms of assembly, association and speech. We are a community-led network inspired by ideas, methods, and technologies from across sectors to create solutions that drive positive social change. Our seven connected regional hubs are growing in both physical and online spaces across Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, Pacific and South Asia. Innovation for Change South Asia Hub was co-created with thirty-five civil society representatives from thirty-two organizations representing eight countries across South Asia. The South Asia Hub provides an inclusive space to design ideas for creating an enabling environment for civil society to operate in closing spaces. The Hub pools a reservoir of diverse skills and knowledge that enable members to create linkages, exchange services and tap into the expertise of the South Asia region. In response to the increasingly restrictive environment and shrinking funding, the South Asia Hub developed training on innovative funding strategies including sustainability to support CSOs transition from donor-dependency to a social enterprise model and create sustainable social impact. The Hub is also focusing on creating safe spaces for its members, among them, a youth space to promote activism through artistic forms of expression that drive social change.
South Asia Hub Manager will work in South Asia Region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka). Must be able to travel across the South Asia region and work at our Incubator Organisations’ offices.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Strategy and governance
a. Work with the Board and Members to design and deliver the workplan and contribute to the refinement and reformulation of planned outputs and activities, where necessary
b. Develop 3 year Strategic Plan with key stakeholders to guide the I4C South Asia Hub longer term direction - Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the activities and expenditures of the Hub and its requirements
c. Coordinate the work among the South Asia Hub staff, member safe spaces, consultants and ensure timely and consistent communication with the I4C point of contacts on the progress of hub development
d. Work on strategic fundraising, develop and execute a financial sustainability plan for the Hub 2. South Asia Partnerships
e. Identify and manage partnerships with like-minded organizations for cooperation and support to the Hub
f. Nurtures and harnesses partnerships and collaboration with implementation teams, Member Safe Houses, across civil society and other sectors in the implementation of services and activities
a. Ensure the implementation of the Hub’s mandate, with responsibility for the overall design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting of all programs undertaken by the Hub
b. Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the Hub
c. Supervise finance officer and the financial management of the Hub, including financial planning, budget monitoring, procurement and financial and grant reporting - Manage programme staff team (Communications and Programmes Coordinator)
d. Oversee the efficient and effective operations of the Hub Secretariat and Member Safe Space operations
e. Manage delivery of hub services and implementation of several South Asia Hub activities, in collaboration with the Helper Hub, South Asia Hub members and Hub Board.
f. Lead development and implementation of the hub’s strategies, policies, procedures and work plan. Implement hub services and activities in accordance with the South Asia Hub’s mission, goals and objectives.
g. Overseeing the setup and upkeep of the Hub database, and producing monthly reports from the database. Ensure the registration, compilation of information and other data concerning all service seekers and users.
a. Innovation expertise, provide innovative support to the activities and to our members –
b. Conceive and operationalize innovation lab and/ or design thinking process, resourcing plan, and projects –
c. Seed, launch and oversee innovation endeavors at South Asia Hub and with Programmes Coordinator administer testing and evaluating of products and services
d. Coordinate Innovation Stream’s technical activities and act as a point of contact and communicate activities status to the rest of the network
e. Identify trends and developments in social innovation and monitor and assess the learning’s from internal and external innovation practice and support members to access learning from these trends in an engaging manner
f. Work with South Asia Hub team across the region to develop and drive an innovation strategy throughout the IfC network - Provide capacity building support to the regional network members and other Hub stakeholders around Innovation Methodologies and Design thinking
● Good understanding of the overall South Asia regional socio-political situation
● Experience managing a virtual regional team
● Good knowledge of the region in terms of its context, operation, contributions and limitations on democracy and human rights discourse.
● Exceptional English verbal, written and presentation skills.
● Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
● Experience using computers and project management tools such as Slack, Trello and Google Drive for a variety of tasks.
● Knowledge file management, transcription, and other administrative procedures.
● Ability to work on tight deadlines.
● From the South Asia region
Mature personality, with the ability to work cooperatively in a team, to work on multi-services/ activities, in a multi-cultural and demanding work environment
Good programme/project management skills. Possesses and applies a thorough knowledge of the job which is essential to perform the specific functions and related work