District Manager, Rajasthan / Madhya Pradesh

We are looking for District Manager who is the responsible for the planning, strategy and implementation of Educate Girls Program in whole of district with a managerial responsibility of handling finance, impact, human resources and IT for the district. The position involves intense travel in operational areas especially in blocks and villages. This could amount to 40-55% of the time based on programmatic need.

Job Title

District Manager

Job Responsibilities

Strategy & Plan
  • The District Manager works with the Manager - Operations and regional / state team to create the strategic vision of the organization’s programmatic & operational goals and outcomes for the district
  • S/he creates the program dashboard for the district in line with organization expectations and actual situation of the district
  • Creates annual plan and is responsible for implementation of operations as per agreed timelines
  • Creates micro-plan for implementation of the overall dashboard period-wise and tracks them for progress
Financial management
  • S/he is responsible to develop and maintain & review monthly, quarterly, annual budgets for the district
  • Keep a tab on financial implications, ensure cost effective measures are adopted in program implementation
  • Follow the financial manual and adhere to the rules for managing finance set by corporate office
  • Embracing responsibility of managing district funds and ensuring timely payments of district vendors
HR Management
  • Ensure that the district is staffed as per requirement of the program budget (payroll and volunteers)
  • Ensure that they are oriented, inducted and trained to do their job
  • Recommend, organize and call for training required to staff to improve their productivity and performance
  • Set KPIs/KRAs for district staff, review their performances
Liaison
  • The District Manager will liaison with all stakeholders interested / involved in district operations / program
  • He/She will liaison with the necessary government bodies for implementation of the program. This includes but is not limited to developing the relationships with the district collector, office of the education officer, Sarva Siksha Abyaan (SSA), as required
  • Monitor, train and improve the relationship with block level and village level government bodies
Implementation
  • Ensures that all programmatic activities are implemented as per agreed timelines with expected quality
  • Monitors progress and gives input where necessary
  • Seeks help from functional experts where required
Reporting
  • Oversee the data collection & analysis in relation to programmatic intervention areas
  • Develop & share all periodic progress reports in a timely manner
Administration
  • Ensure set-up of the district office & guesthouse as per organizational standards
  • Procurement of goods and services are done as per the procurement policy of the organization

Education, Qualification & Experience

  • Hold a postgraduate degree in education, social sciences or social work.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the development sector preferably in the field of girls’ education

Knowledge & Skills

  • Adequate computer literacy - Windows and Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Big picture thinker who is resourceful and practical
  • Ability to drive team to achieve set goals and manage conflicts