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The International Deaf Children’s Society (IDCS)


IDCS is the international wing of the National Deaf Children’s Society, the leading UK based charity, providing information, advice and support to deaf children and their families since 1944. The aim of IDCS - India is to empower deaf children, young deaf people, their parents and carers to maximise their potential.  IDCS – India will work in partnership with existing programmes at a regional and national level to achieve this vision.   IDCS – India is a small new organisation with big ideas, working with us will give you the opportunity to develop exciting new programmes to empower deaf children and to develop your own skills and knowledge. 



Programme Officer

Position based in Kolkata


Job Responsibility


An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic Programme Officer to assist the Country Director in the development of IDCS - India’s programmes.  You will contribute to the development of strategic and operational plans, undertake situation analyses and identify appropriate projects to meet IDCS’s aims and objectives. A key part of the role will be to assist partners in the development of proposals, to monitor the impact of projects and produce high quality reports.  You will work closely with our partner organizations to build their capacity, identifying training needs and providing training support.


The ideal candidate should have a Masters in Social sciences with a minimum of 5 years experience with part of this gained in the disability sector. Excellent written and verbal communication in English and another regional language, computer literacy, experience of preparing and managing budgets, working with a wide range of civil society agencies and a willingness to travel are also essential. Experience of working with the government and a knowledge of issues associated with deafness are desirable.


The above position is open to Indian nationals only.


The remuneration is between 3 to 3.6 laks annually, depending on experience and qualifications. Interested candidates with desired skills and background should send applications to Mrs. Brinda Crishna, 3 B, Dover Palace, 6 Dover Road, Kolkata 700019, West Bengal; by 20th  May 2004.