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08/11 Ankita
Talent Acquisition at Third Sector Partners

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Deputy Director - Programs - NGO (15-20 yrs)

Delhi NCR/Noida Job Code: 1336069

Deputy Director Programs

Organization: VISIONSPRING





- VisionSpring is the social enterprise accelerating the use of eyeglasses in emerging and frontier markets. They are creating access to eyeglasses for low-income people. Clear vision creates opportunities for increased learning, work, safety, civic participation, and quality of life.

- As a social organisation, social change motivates them first. Their focus is on advancing the mission objectives - to increase functioning, productivity, and income earning potential for low - income people by correcting impaired vision with eyeglasses.

- Core Belief: Believe in the wonder of clear vision for everyone

- Mission: To increase lifelong earning, learning, safety, and well-being through eyeglasses for people vulnerable to poverty

- Goal: Everyone who needs eyeglasses will have them by 2050.

- For more details on VisionSpring, please refer to the website

Reason for the hire:

- VisionSpring is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic, and self-driven candidate who would like to have a challenging and meaningful career path in programs, implementation, operations, and social sector.

- The Deputy Director of Vision Access Programs will lead to the rapid growth of initiatives that bring vision screening and eyeglasses to millions of low-income adults and children in India. Programs are a key focus area at our organisation and require a proactive and dynamic approach.

- S/he will establish and implement expansion strategies for See to Earn (Livelihood), See to Learn (Education), and see to be Safe (Road Safety) initiatives that are supported by leading donors/funders and organizations from India and around the world.

- S/he will develop frameworks for programs, guide seamless execution of evidence-based programs, ensure lean operations, and cultivate strategic collaborations with government agencies and peer NGOs.

- The candidate should have in-depth subject matter knowledge, expertise, and experience. Timely, high-impact, and quality delivery of goals at scale would be essential and will be a key performance measurement criterion.

- S/he will directly manage a team of experienced program, program success, implementation, and operations lead and will be responsible for a large implementation and operations team through them. The Deputy Director serves as a member of the Vision Access Programs leadership team.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Team Management and Stakeholder Engagement:

- Lead a competent team spread across India and mentor, guide, and drive them to achieve their goals.

- Roll up your sleeves and travel extensively to review programs.

- Monitor the team and ensure they are working and reporting diligently.

- Train, develop, and review current team members and hire new team members, as and when required.

- Review and manage program staffing and field deployment.

- Ensure safe, hygienic, and comfortable work environment all team members, especially the field team.

- Ensure all HR policies and protocols are strictly implemented.

- Manage engagement and communication with all internal and external program stakeholders.

- Make periodic visits to donors/funders and partners.

Strategic Planning, Financial Budgeting, and Compliance:

- Assist to prepare program strategy based on the theory of change in collaboration with the team and make a timebound roadmap to implement the same.

- Be able to develop annual plans and budgets for programs and track progress against the same.

- Review and manage program budgets and expenses on a regular basis.

- Reduce cost of operations through proper planning and forecasting and effective implementation.

- Manage fund utilization as per budgets.

- Ensure 100% compliance with all laws of the land and with organizational policies.

Program Integrity, Monitoring, and Reporting:

- Be responsible for program design, delivery, and reporting framework.

- Develop technical protocols to enable access to clear vision through eyeglasses for earners and learners.

- Ensure all quality parameters are met.

- Track and manage program KPIs and metrics.

- Oversee the development and implementation of SOPs, policies, IEC material, and collateral.

- Ensure timely and extensive program and financial reporting within the organisation and to donors/funders and partners.

- Always ensure high SSV scores and program success.

Operations and Data Management:

- Maintain and analyze data to generate insights and increase user satisfaction.

- Flawlessly manage operations to ensure continuity, quality, and efficiency.

- Use date to maintain dashboards and generate strategic insights.

- Ensure all inventory, equipment, consumables, and IEC material and collateral are always available at all outreach and program sites and at the warehouse.

- Ensure timely production and delivery of prescription (Rx) glasses


- Exhibit the drive to build and grow the organisation and create meaningful social impact based on the theory of change.

- A habit of achieving goals fills the incumbent with a sense of drive and satisfaction. A self-motivated and strategic individual.

- Ability to analyze data, develop repeatable processes that underpin scale, cultivate a memorable user experience, and improve cost-effectiveness.

- The incumbent should be able to forecast, closely monitor progress against targets, course correct, and break out into song and dance when your team exceeds goals.

- An experienced team leader who can get the best out of the team by motivating them, building their skills, and giving them goal clarity.

Personal Attributes:

- A keen learner and who thrives in building systems and acquiring new skills. Capacity to effectively deal with change and master things

- Being a people's person and loves travelling

- An individual who feels equally comfortable sitting in a board room as in a grassroot community or rural village


Must Haves:

- Master's degree in management with expertise in operations. An engineering degree would be a plus.

- At least 15 years of experience in program management and/or operations.

- Relevant social and/or health sector experience is preferred.

- Exceptional team and stakeholder management skills.

- Excellent communication skills in English and Hindi, including strong presentation and proposal writing skills.

Third Sector Partners is a pioneering cause-connected executive search firm and has been retained for this position. Interested candidates can send in their CVs along with three references and a cover note. The last date to send in your application is August 24th, 2023.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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