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India - Country Director

Closing date: Midnight (India time), Sunday 16 November 2014
Interview date: Monday 24th November (via skype)
Salary: INR 1,786,077 
Location: New Delhi, India (with regular travel throughout India)

Today, more than half of India’s population is under the age of 25, with 65 percent of the population under 35. By 2020, India’s average age will be just 29 years.

We have been working in India since 1985 growing, changing and responding to the most urgent issues facing young Indians with a focus on adolescents and youth using life skills for Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Civic Participation & Governance and Livelihoods in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan.

Our Country Director in India will build on the successful legacy of our outgoing Director to lead the review, development and implementation of our next India strategy (2016 to 2021). From the agency’s office in New Delhi (and with regular travel to our offices in the 5 states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan), s/he will lead the direction of 25 staff members, through the management of a deputy who heads up operations of the agency in country. The Country Director will work alongside a dynamic National Board, and will inherit established networks and partnerships with a range of national civil society partners, bi-lateral donors, trusts and foundations and government.

Restless Development hires on potential and seeks an exceptional individual who can demonstrate the leadership behaviours we expect to see in our Directors, and will possess a commitment to our values and mission of placing youth at the forefront of change and development. The Country Director will lead our India Unit through an exciting journey of working cross border through the innovative Action Beyond Borders programme between India and Nepal and lead the unit to a new vision of regional working beyond September 2016 (end of the current NSF) as the leader in South-South learning and an innovation hub.



To apply please follow the instructions in the job description, sending a completed application form to:, stating the vacancy job title India - Country Director.

Closing date for this position is Midnight (India time) on Sunday 16 November 2014