Job Opportunity for Programme Associate General Manager at Child Rights and You in Delhi, Kolkata

Website Child Rights and You

Function /Division: Development Support

Location: Delhi & Kolkata

Number of Position: 2

Tenure: Position is contractual subject to renewal based on performance and continuation of the project.

About CRY:

CRY is a premier Indian NGO working in the area of Child Rights for the past 43 years. We benefit half a million children every year. We bring innovation to the Development Sector. CRY has many firsts to her credit over the years in Resource Generation, Development Support, Brand Communications, People practices and Finance. CRY’s reach is Pan India with a presence in 15 states. It is the only Indian Funding Organization and works for the upliftment of underprivileged Indian children.

Your Challenge:

At CRY – Child Rights and You, you’ll be using your professional skills and experience to help restore to underprivileged Indian children their basic rights to – survival, development, protection and participation. CRY has a holistic approach to development based on the child rights framework with community empowerment as a key ingredient. CRY also places strong emphasis on networking with other NGOs and advocacy efforts to influence macro policies for children.

The role and responsibilities of this position:

  • Oversee the strategic direction of the program as well as the operational and human resource planning.
  • Closely guide, supervise and mentor the Programme Managers and ensure achievement of project outcomes.
  • Ensure quality of PME from all lenses – programme, financial and governance by providing guidelines and direction to the programme managers.
  • Review all reports generated and provide value addition and track PME process and follow the agreed CRY PME process.
  • Liaise with government stakeholders and help evolve stakeholder strategies for the network of partners in the state.
  • Provide technical support to partners for engagement with the external stakeholders and lead the engagement process with protection specific stakeholders.
  • Deep – dive into the data generated by the M&E manager and derive trends and analysis for strategic discussions and decisions about the partners and projects.
  • Lead the annual planning process incl. budgets of all partners in the state in the annual partners meeting.
  • Identify challenges and risks in the programme and provide solutions to mitigate and overcome the same.
  • Report and bring in learning and insights to the CRY leadership teams for programme strengthening and stock taking.
  • Identify and design CB frameworks with the CB Manager and assess effectiveness of the sessions for the partners and the programme.
  • Ensure regular coordination with CRY regional office, BAT and ensuring smooth implementation of the work and submission of all legal compliances documents/.reports.
  • Responsible for all reporting to BAT and to ensure timeliness and quality of the same.
  • Review all IEC materials/products/ communication products developed by the partner organization & provide necessary value add.
  • Share updated Govt policy/acts/laws/schemes/scholarly article/research documents related documents to the partner to strengthen body of knowledge.
  • Examine aspects related to the Governance structure in the organisation. (Board/second line leadership/review processes etc).
  • Provide insights and recommendations which can be discussed internally by the partner organisation’s leadership and implemented if they are seized of the merits of the suggestions.


You must be a Post – Graduate in Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology or Rural Development from a reputed institute. You must have 8 – 10 years’ experience of working in a child rights based organisation or from organisations engaged in issues of social justice in a rights based framework. The person should have a sound foundational understanding, passion and disposition towards working for marginalized children, especially in the areas of education and protection – and any experience in this regard shall be useful. Strong written and oral communication skills in English are essential.

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