Area Manager

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, Gujarat, India

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd October, 2020

Job Description

About the Organization:

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) is a non-denominational, non-government development organization. AKRSP (I) works as a catalyst for the betterment of rural communities by providing direct support to local communities. AKRSP (I) is active in over 2400 villages of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.

Position: Area Manager (Saurashtra- Gujarat)

Job Profile:

  • Provide programmatic and institutional leadership to the present livelihood enhancement programme in Mangarol SHT- Saurashtra.
  • Leading a multi-thematic team of over 50 professionals in the areas of natural resources, agriculture, skill development, etc. along with support departments like accounts, M&E, reporting and administration.
  • Liaise with donors and government officers, and interact with field staff and community members.
  • Budget management and new resource mobilization.
  • Actively engage in developing systems and indicators from existing areas of work.
  • Capacity building of the team and prepare older team members towards new challenges and new geographical areas.
  • Integration of all programmes and projects of AKRSP to achieve maximum impact at household level.
  • Ensuring timely submission of all reports to donors, government and AKRSP head office.


  • Strong program implementation and management skills including strategic planning and work plan development with a strong focus on maintaining quality across project milestones.
  • Strong orientation for long term vision achievement along with annual and quarterly milestone achievement.
  • Confident communicator, with the ability to dialogue on complex issues with different stakeholders.
  • Efficient at multitasking with field orientation.
  • Skilled at interacting and developing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Willing to travel and maintain a very flexible working pattern.
  • Secular orientation and non-discriminating on any basis.
  • Sound knowledge about budget and finance
  • Proficiency in English with a working knowledge of Gujarati/Hindi.
  • Gender Sensitivity and ability to work well with women colleagues


  • Post graduation in Rural Management/ Natural Resource Management / Social Sciences /Agriculture/ Management or any other related field.


  • Minimum 8 years of experience is expected in development sector out of which minimum 4 years in a leadership position particularly in a grass root development sector

Age: Ideal age of candidate would be in the range of 35 to 45 years however it can be relaxed based on merit of the candidate.


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