Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
The United States–India Educational Foundation (USIEF), established in 1950, promotes educational exchange between the U.S. and India. USIEF activities are described on www.usief.org.in. USIEF seeks result-oriented candidates with professional experience and a desire to excel in the following position:
Basic Functions of the Position:
The USIEF Senior Program Officer (SPO) supports the network of five USIEF EducationUSA Advising Centers (EACs) throughout India by promoting U.S. higher education to foster bilateral student mobility and advance the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) public diplomacy efforts. In collaboration with the Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC), the SPO assists in the provision of resources and training for USIEF advisers, monitors annual strategic plans, liaises with local secondary and tertiary education institutions to promote U.S. higher education opportunities, identifies innovative platforms and tools to reach out to non-traditional audiences, and liaises with U.S. institutions of higher education to facilitate recruitment and admission of foreign students and increase student mobility. The SPO is based in New Delhi and supervises the EducationUSA@USIEF Delhi team.
The position reports to the USIEF Deputy Director. The position involves occasional overnight travel, prolonged hours and weekends.
Major duties and responsibilities include:
This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the incumbent is expected to perform, but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included in this position description. USIEF reserves the right to revise job descriptions at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities. Staff will be informed of any changes to their job responsibilities.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
Education: Master’s Degree, preferably from an accredited U.S. college or university or with considerable educational experience in the United States.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Compensation: Rs. 12.51 Lakhs per annum plus Annual Benefits (approx. Rs. 3.85 Lakhs per annum)
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should complete the USIEF EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORM (downloadable from http://www.usief.org.in/uploadip/usief_employment_application_form.doc)
and e-mail as word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org along with detailed CV and a Cover letter explaining how you meet the competency criteria or send a printed copy of these documents to:
United States-India Educational Foundation
12 Hailey Road
New Delhi – 110001
The last date for receiving the completed application forms for the position is October 25, 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Queries regarding application status will not be entertained. Only applications completed on the USIEF Employment Application Form along with detailed CV and Cover letter will be considered.