Status: Full Time – Two years, with extension contingent upon funding
Location: Kolkata/ Ranchi/ Lucknow, India
Classification: Not applicable. Not eligible for overtime pay.
Date: 1 October 2021
is a Delhi based local non-profit, founded in 1994, established by a
group of management professionals to make a mark in the social sector
through implementation of development projects demanding higher degree
of skill & technique and managing the projects successfully to
develop models of success for replication. It is working in the area of
livelihood, health delivery system, slum improvement, environment,
education, etc. Vision is implanting various development projects across
India, supported and funded by International, National funding
Job Summary: Vision
is hiring for program manager position for it’s program in West Bengal
& Jharkhand. The program is funded and implemented in collaboration
with Landesa (US based International non profit). The Program Manager is
responsible for development, expansion, integration and implementation
of the program strategy in the state. The ultimate goal of the program
strategy is to improve the lives of rural women and men by providing
secure land rights. The Program Manager is responsible for exploring and
maintaining key partnership relationships with government and, program
partners. The Manager directly manages projects in a state, monitors
work and evaluates results to ensure that departmental, organizational
objectives and operating requirements are met and are in line with the
needs. The Manager will also
supervise consultants and other staff members as needed for the
implementation of this project, including the assessment of land related
issues, review and revision of existing training materials, and
production of new materials and the training of the trainers.
Reporting and relationships: Reports
to National Director of Programs or Director of Women’s Land Rights,
depending upon location. Works in close collaboration with team members,
NGO partners and government.
Travel requirements: Local and regional travel, up to 60% of time, including overnight travel to rural areas.
Essential job functions:
Work with the National Director/ Director, Women's Land
Rights to develop program strategy in a state, and explore, cultivate
partnership development with various stakeholders, including state
governments, government institutions, other non-profits and CSOs.
Support the Director to ensure that the projects are implemented with high quality, within budget and on time.
Supervise, guide and build capacity of field level
consultants, junior program staff on the development and implementation
of working strategy in alignment with organisational strategy and
Monitor progress against program workplan and organizational metrics and milestones.
Present program management report containing insights as and when required
Support development, coordination, and integration of state and cross-cutting program strategies.
Work with other team members in the state to provide high-level project oversight, direction and deliverables.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
A deep commitment to the mission of a better, safer future for women and men through land ownership and secure land rights.
Gender sensitivity and commitment to the empowerment of vulnerable farmers, including ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples.
energetic. Ability to work independently. Strong commitment to
teamwork. Creative and independent thinker with a track record of
success in achieving organizational objectives.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Proactive, with ability to overcome field level program related obstacles.
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders and partners and at all levels of the organization.
to work collaboratively with teams regardless of role within team and
to proactively seek ways to contribute to team success
to think creatively and strategically to mediate and negotiate
successfully with government stakeholders, individuals and partners.
program and project management skills. Ability to balance competing
priorities, work effectively in complex situations and within tight
Education and experience:
or professional degree in a relevant field (law, international studies,
economics, social science, business, etc.).
At least 8 years of relevant experience in program management position.
Knowledge of land tenure or rural development issues with experience working in land reforms sector is desirable.
MS Office 365 proficiency.
Language skills: Bengali and English for the Kolkata position; Hindi and English for the Ranchi or Lucknow positions.
To apply: Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a CV and
cover letter highlighting relevant experience, skills, languages and
contact information to email@example.com
with the title “Program Manager – [location of position]” in the
subject line. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be
The annual compensation range for this position is INR 10-15 lakhs, depending upon experience.
Work environment and working conditions: While
performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to
working conditions and hazards which are prevalent in the location of
assignment. The noise level in the work environment is usually
moderate. Work is primarily performed indoors with some potential for
exposure to safety and health hazards related to electronics work. The
employee may be required to travel overseas and domestically. When
traveling, the employee may be exposed to physical hazards (illnesses,
noise, extreme temperatures, wet or humid climates, etc.), road hazards
(unfinished/dirt roads, potholes, traffic-related accidents, etc.), and
atmospheric conditions (odours, dust, fumes, smog, etc.).
Additional Comments: The
above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed
as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working
conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
Vision is an equal opportunity employer. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.