Program Officer : India, Nepal & Sri lanka 869 views0 applications

The Ford Foundation’s New Delhi Office would like to hire two Program Officers to help shape and drive its social justice work in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Position available : 2

Position 1: Program Officer with proven knowledge of inclusive urbanization and experience in advancing outcomes of marginalized urban communities in areas like housing, basic services and security.

Position 2: Program Officer who will bring to Ford’s team and work in the region proven experience in advancing the rights of those marginalized by gender at the intersection of caste, race/ethnicity or other identities.

Generally, Ford Program Officers assess the field and contribute analysis to the ongoing definition and development of team goals and strategies; develop grantmaking activities in a team-oriented context; manage a grants portfolio–including serving as a ‘connector’ of grantees; and represent the Foundation and its work to diverse constituencies—to shape and influence agendas and leverage positive impact toward common goals.
Desired Profile:
Ideal candidates will have at least a twelve (12) year track record of leading social justice strategies in multiple relevant thematic areas– of which at least eight (8) years were in positions of leadership, in civil society, academic institutions, social enterprises, government or consulting; an ability to grasp the ‘big picture’ to ensure high relevance of all action along with an ability to work on the ‘detail’ for greater effectiveness; a deep understanding of the context in the region and social networks/organization therein; exceptional leadership presence and communications skills as well as demonstrated ability to be a productive member of teams and a community of people. A Master’s degree in a relevant field of work as well as fluency in English and two to three language of the region are required.
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In 1936, Edsel Ford—son of Henry, the founder of the Ford Motor Company—established the Ford Foundation with an initial gift of $25,000. During its early years, the foundation operated in Michigan under the leadership of Ford family members. Since the founding charter stated that resources should be used for “scientific, educational and charitable purposes, all for the public welfare,” the foundation made grants to many kinds of organizations.
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