Programme Manager- (Disability & Elderly)

  • Job Reference Code: PM-D&E-UNFPA
Last date of application
 23-Jan-23 23:59 HR
Job Description


Programme Manager- (Disability & Elderly), Bhubaneswar, UNFPA


1. POSITION(S) VACANT: Programme Manager- (Disability & Elderly), Bhubaneswar, UNFPA


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is a UN organization working for reproductive rights for all and supports access to a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services including voluntary family planning, maternal health care and comprehensive sexuality education and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.


UNFPA is supporting Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department (SSEPD) to provide technical assistance in introducing Life skill Education in special schools and also in strengthening the support systems for elderly.




The Programme Manager is expected to provide support to the technical support unit (TSU) in overall management and coordination for program implementation and high-quality technical support at the policy level on the elderly and in mainstreaming disability. The position will encompass technical assistance for planning, coordination and liaising with key stakeholders.


Key Deliverables:

(A) Programme Management and Coordination:

(1) Contribute to the effective coordination between the TSU at SSEPD on the implementation of UNFPA work plan activities and other areas of mutual interest between UNFPA and SSEPD on disability and elderly;
(2) Develop annual plans for UNFPA-supported work with the department on disability and elderly;
(3) Extend support to the department in preparing annual plans and budgets to be submitted to GoI for seeking necessary budget;
(4) Facilitate multisectoral coordination with SSEPD and work closely with program staff to ensure effective implementation of planned activities;
(5) Support the Department in strengthening special schools and institutions working towards welfare of adolescents with disabilities;
(6) Provide technical support to review and ensure that programs are rights-based, gender-responsive and inclusive;
(7) Undertake all activities required including liaising and management to ensure provision of quality;
(8) Coordinate with relevant stakeholders and undertake advocacy workshops with state government functionaries on several aspects of disability and population aging;
(9) Coordinate with CSO/ Stakeholders on strategizing ‘inclusive education’ and formulate policy and programmatic framework.

(B) Technical Support to Intervention on Disability and Elderly:

(1) Provide technical assistance in identifying new avenues to mainstream disability and emerging issues related to ongoing rapid population ageing;
(2) Support Department of SSEPD in operationalization of Disability innovation and Centre of Experience;
(3) Review the existing policy of Disability and Elderly and identify areas for strengthening the policy framework.

(C) Capacity Building & Knowledge Management:

(1) Support in undertaking training needs assessment of relevant stakeholders and build their capacity;
(2) Undertake advocacy workshop with state government functionaries on several aspects of disability and population ageing;
(3) Develop evidence-based policy briefs for State level advocacy;
(4) Explore and document best practices and models to improve lives of persons with disability and share with government;
(5) Support in the development of new projects and proposals for government on elderly care;
(6) Develop analytical report and knowledge products capturing best practices/case studies/assessment studies including progress documentation.

(D) Monitoring and Evaluation:

(1) Establish robust monitoring mechanisms and undertake monitoring visits to the schools and propose corrective measure to enhance the LSE in special schools;
(2) Identify gaps and recommend solutions to overcome the issues at the district level/State level;
(3) Undertake regular field visits to monitor the quality and timely implementation of project activities and provide support in the delivery of objective;
(4) Conduct weekly/ monthly/ quarterly meetings with district officials/stakeholders to ensure the effective implementation;
(5) Preparation of quarterly M&E reports, case studies and such other documents as and when required by the SSEPD/ UNFPA;
(6) Support and contribute towards development of framework, guidance notes and resources and communication materials as and when required.

Other Activities:

Carry out any other related activities as and when required and as advised by UNFPA/ SSEPD




(1) Master’s Degree or equivalent in any social sciences.

Essential Experience:

(1) Minimum 3-5 years of relevant working in the area of disability and/ or elderly;

(2) Demonstrated experience in program management;
(3) Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to draft concise reports and communicate effectively with key stakeholders;
(4) Experience with working with State/National government departments and leading research projects is highly desirable;
(5) Working experience & familiarity with UN Agency and government system is desirable


Skills and Competencies:
(1) Ability to communicate (read, speak, and write) in English and Hindi (Knowledge of Odia will be an added advantage).

(2) Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work in diverse teams.

(3) Ability to develop analytical reports and documentation skills.

(4) Good skills in operating computers and MS Office package

(5) Willingness and ability to travel extensively.



The Consultant shall be hired on a consultancy contract through Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS), a respected HR Agency. 




Gross compensation budgeted for the position is Rs. 1,25,000/- per month and will be commensurate with the salary history of candidates.


7. LOCATION: Bhubaneshwar


8. DURATION: The successful candidate shall be issued successive consultancy contracts for a period of one year by UNFPA’s third-party payrolling partner(s). The contract is extendable based on performance and program needs.


The initial contract from the date of joining till June 30, 2023, shall be issued by SAMS. The subsequent contract for the balance period shall be issued by SAMS and/or UNFPA’s successor third-party payrolling partner.






Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612 




Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link, by or before January 23, 2023.