Program Coordinator for J127 India Orphan Initiative
J127 India Orphan Initiative
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
J127 India Orphan Initiative is aChurch based program.
Looking for a go-getter, self-driven person for the position of Program Coordinator for J127 India Orphan Initiative program in various locations in the country.
- He/She will be responsible to run the show hands-on in alignment with mission and vision of J127 program.
- Good with planning, coordination and networking with team, partners and stakeholders.
- Understanding of budget allocation, targets and result oriented deliverable.
- Articulate with data management, documentation and report writing.
- Passion for children, a team player and willing to travel.
- Working knowledge of local language would be mandatory
Position open in the following locations:
Responsibilities and Duties
Safeguard, promote, inculcate and practice the vision and the mission of J127 among all stakeholders-- staff, partners, donors, vendors and like-minded institutions, civic bodies in the community; take ownership of the J127 vision and mission
Share the vision of J127 with possible partners; churches, orphanages, educational institutions and ministries
Build relationships with pastors, head of organizations and institutions.
Assist the church / organization / Ministries in selection of teacher, conduct training with teachers and inauguration of clubs
Distribution of curriculum and other materials to the clubs
Manage and monitor clubs to ensure high quality in all aspects of club administration
Build and nurture relationship with club teachers by meeting personally and other channels of communications
Maintain a database of clubs, children, teachers and usage of the curriculum
Explore ways to expand J127 in other areas
Lead and train the new staff in your area with a goal to help them become independent
Timely reporting on the progress of the programme and challenges encountered
Maintain record and inventory of the materials and other properties of J127
Keep abreast with the development in digital technological to find ways to incorporate these in J127 programme
Attend Daily Devotion and team meetings on skype and face-to-face
Teach, assist, mentor and lead by example in providing spiritual leadership to the junior team members
Required Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Male / Female, minimum 30 years of age. 3 years of experience in working with children ministry, churches and / or orphanage.
Graduate preferably with MSW
Fluent in English and local language
Excellent in MS Office
The work requires traveling within city. Having a two-wheeler would be an advantage.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: ₹20,000.00 to ₹25,000.00 /month
Compensation: Salary will not be a constraint for the right candidate.
In 2010, a research led the creation of an exclusive curriculum which would speak in the lives of children who were orphans and other children-at-risk. The children of sex workers, prisoners, drug addicts were unable to connect with the Bible or any Bible based curriculum for children. The research revealed that reasons that such children had negative and sometime traumatic experience with family and parents. We met scores of such children and realized that though they had knowledge about the Bible but there was real heart change taking place. No heart relationship with God.
We studied all the available curriculum for children in India and found that those were good for ‘normal and healthy children who had families.’ There was an unmet need to design an exclusive curriculum to minister to orphans and children who had experienced violence, death, rejection and abuse early in life.
We developed a 3-month sample lessons and tested with 300 orphans. The outcome was astonishing! The caregivers at orphanages noticed a marked change in the attitude and behavior of orphans and children-at-risk. They asked for a curriculum for the kids they were serving. It led to the development of a 3-year curriculum-J127, inspired by James 1:27, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…”
We called it a ‘club’ instead of ‘school’ as it is fun filled programme where children learn to let go of their pain, hurt and trauma in a non-formal environment. The lessons are divided into three categories: Bible Stories, Character Development and Life Skills. Each child has Handbook which has pages as response sheets. The programme is for children in the age group of 8 to 11 years.
Soon stories of life change began to pour in. We collected more than 500 stories from children, teachers and even from the in-charge of institutions.
In last 5 years, the curriculum has been translated into 14 languages in 29 countries. More than 8 million orphans and other children-at-risk are part of the programme.
In India, currently we have (Take the latest number fromJ127.ORG) there are 21,000 orphans and children-at-risk are in the programme at 755 Clubs led by 1035 teachers. We partner with 706 churches. (There are more than 900 clubs but we are able track only 755 clubs.)