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Forwarded by Dr Nancy from VHAI

Senior Programme Officer (Advocacy & Communications) in Delhi


Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI)


“To make health & development a reality for people of India”



About VHAI


Voluntary Health Association of India is a non-profit registered society working in the field of health & development. It is a federation of 24 State Voluntary Health Associations, linking together more than 4500 health and development institutions across the country. We are one of the largest health and development networks in the world.

VHAI is implementing a comprehensive health promotion and tobacco control programme at the national and state levels. VHAI is also one of the largest publishing houses among NGOs, with over 1000 titles on health, gender, health promotion, tobacco control and development issues. More information on our activities is available at: and .


For the office of the Chief Executive, VHAI invites applications for the posts of:


  • Senior Programme Officer (Advocacy & Communications)


Applicants should be post-graduates in public health/social work/social sciences or have a degree in law from a reputed college/university. They should have at least 5-7 years of experience on public health or related issues, have basic research skills, develop policy briefs, communication briefs, and have the ability to multi task in challenging situations. Candidates with public school/convent education background will be given preference.


Applications are expected to be driven and self-motivated, with an impeccable command over spoken and written English. Also essential are good computer and internet proficiency, especially in MS-Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


This position is based in Delhi but candidates would be required to undertake outstation travel to states, as and when required.


Candidates would be expected to:


  • Understand public health issues, develop proposals and concept notes.


  • Conduct quick reviews to assess the status of a particular public health policy, and develop policy briefs for purposes of advocacy.


  • Do secondary research and develop documents for advocacy purpose.


  • Assist in meeting with policy makers and the necessary follow-up.


  • Assist in managing campigns and document work regularly.


  • Represent the organization in important conferences and meetings.


  • Manage State level initiatives by providing technical assistance and regular monitoring of the projects.


  • Draft evidence-based representations for policy makers for advancing public health policy goals


  • Network with national, state level civil society organizations through visits and meetings.


  • Document and develop project specific communication material /policy briefs as and when required.


  • This position requires working in a fast-paced environment, multi-tasking efficiently and managing timelines.


Emoluments for this position will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The positions will be on contractual basis.


Interested candidates may please email their applications along with detailed CV to : by………... Please mention ‘Application for the post of Senior Programme Officer (Advocacy & Communications)’ in the Subject Line.



Smokers and tobacco users are strongly discouraged from applying.



Lyon – An Inclusive Governance Specialist

from Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 09 Mar 2019

Place: FRANCE (Lyon)

Type of contract: CDI

Starting date: 1st April 2019

Closing date for applications: 9th March 2019

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 63 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.


The Inclusive Governance unit is part of the Social & Inclusion Technical Direction and made up of 1 Manager, 3 Specialists and one intern. The unit provides technical guidance & quality of HI actions worldwide within 4 different thematic areas:

  • Empowerment and capacity-building of Disabled People’s Organizations

  • Inclusive decision-making processes and support to policy-making

  • Political participation, access to justice and citizenship

  • Inclusive Local Development and Community-Based Rehabilitation


In this framework and in the respect of HI mandate and values and as Inclusive Governance specialist, you:

1/ Support the definition and effective implementation of HI technical approaches within this domain (estimated time - 25%):

  • Contribute in the development of consistent positioning on strengthening DPOs and CSOs, inclusive governance mechanisms, disability inclusive development, participation of Persons with Disabilities in the decision-making process, evidence based advocacy work and access to services for all persons with disabilities

  • Provide technical inputs to develop HI’s expertise, advocacy and technical guidance on disability inclusive development from grassroots to international level

  • Take part in the development of monitoring and evaluation tools to assess the quality of the projects

2/ Ensure an active follow-up of innovations and developments in this thematic area, develop professional networks (estimated time -20%)

  • Analyse existing networks and identify opportunities for development
  • Support HI desks and programs to identify and/or formalize partnerships with regional DPOs networks or Human Rights networks
  • Identify relevant innovations enabling better support to projects strengthening the disability movement
  • Take part in relevant international conferences/ events and represent the association when required
    3/ Provide technical support to projects focusing on inclusive governance, ensuring capacity-building to partners and field teams and enhancing the impact of HI interventions – this part includes regular field missions (estimated time -55%)

  • Provide regular technical support to the design, implementation and evaluation of projects

  • Provide guidance to HI staff and partners on the different thematic covered by the unit and develop training strategy

  • Advise the development of Country Program Frameworks

  • Actively engage DPOs and CSOs in this process and liaise up with relevant stakeholders to enhance people with disabilities’ participation in decision making at local, national and international levels

  • Take part in the identification, recruitment and evaluation of Technical staff working on these thematic on the field


· You hold a Master Degree or equivalent in Human Rights, Disability Studies, Development or Political Science

· You demonstrate relevant experience in at least two different areas: inclusion of marginalized groups, governance and policy-making, capacity development, human rights promotion and monitoring, advocacy and community mobilization, inclusive public policies, access to services. An experience with HI and/or working experience on disability field is a plus.

· You have at least 2 years of field experience

· Fluent in English and French, good knowledge of Spanish

· You are known for your strong organizational skills

· Capacity to communicate (oral/written) and capacity development skills


· English: fluent

· French: fluent

· Spanish: good knowledge

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Anti Slavery International- several positions


Head of Finance and Resources

We are seeking a new Head of Finance and Resources who would work strategically and operationally across finance, HR, IT and office management to ensure the organisation runs efficiently and adheres to best practice standards. We are looking for someone with outstanding skills and experience who can embody our values and who shares our passion for fighting slavery.

You will have strong leadership experience in finance functions and be able to demonstrate expertise in leading and developing finance, administration, human resources and IT, that will help realise organisational sustainability and transformative change.

The post holder will lead and deliver the organisations finance, people and organisational development, IT and administrative functions; manage the Finance and Resources Team, and lead on relations with the Finance and the People and Organisational Development Committees of the Board of Trustees

Salary Range: £50,000 – £60,000 (Pro-rata)

Hours: 28 hours over 4 days a week, 5 days a week will be considered for the right candidate

Application deadline: 3 March 2019

For more information and to apply, please download the Recruitment Pack and fill out the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Management Accountant

This will be a pivotal role working with the Head of Finance and Resources to be responsible for the organisations finance and accountancy function. The post-holder will work to ensure good controls are in place, accurate and timely financial reports are delivered to internal and external stakeholders, and that there is a high standard of financial accounting. In particular, the role will work closely with the Programme and Advocacy Team to ensure donor reporting is accurate. The role will be responsible for managing the Finance and Administration Officer.

We are looking for someone with outstanding skills and experience who can embody our values and who shares our passion for fighting against modern slavery. You will have a qualification in CIMA / ACCA / ACA, experience in finance roles and be able to demonstrate expertise in producing financial reports and budget monitoring statements. We are also looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work on their own initiative and manage and develop others.

Salary: £33,690 – £40,031

Application deadline: 3 March 2019

For more information and to apply, please download the Recruitment Pack and fill out the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

As a next step in our change towards shared ownership of the Constellation dream, The Constellation is looking to establish a new board. Are you a Constellation member* with experience in SALT and CLCP - and are you committed to contribute to the management and coordination of our network during the next three years?

We look forward to hear from you!

Read more here:

  • The Responsibilities and Tasks of the Constellation Board
  • Profile of Board Members
  • Conditions and Remuneration



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