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Programme Officer – Manager

ruby quadri 15 May 2023

Opening for Programme Officer/ Manager

We are looking for Programme Officers to join our talented Programme Management team. The
Programme Officers will have the responsibility of assisting Leads in all aspects of ensuring smooth
delivery and impact from our different programmes. The candidate should be comfortable with a startup environment managing fast paced development and frequently changing requirements.

What will you be doing?

• External coordination – Engage with clients, partners, donors to understand their needs,
requirements and provide them an understanding of Gram Vaani’s offerings, processes,
• Internal coordination – Intra and inter team coordination in the organization to align with
project/ intervention specific deliverables, follow-up on timely delivery, etc
• Work with the project and research lead/ team to participate in primary and secondary
research/ needs assessment exercises, developing surveys, MEL tool, and creating
detailed reports on observations and insights received through such exercises
• Work with project and content lead/ team to assist in developing campaign plan, along
with designing implementation strategy and plan
• Work in close collaboration with project/ program lead/ team to monitor and manage
program/ campaign implementation with regular follow-ups with all teams involved
• Analyze data and send recommendations to the customers/ clients; develop data driven
analytical skills to provide feedback on program performance
• Periodic and project reporting
• Any other task assigned by the management / vertical lead

Expectations from the role

Primary Responsibilities and Skills Required:


• Engage with external partner social sector organizations in the domains where Gram Vaani
works like Gender & Child rights, Workforce & Labour rights, Education, livelihoods, financial
inclusion, and Governance, Youth Empowerment & Skilling – Offering ICT & community
media solutions to address the outreach and engagement needs of partner organizations) to
understand their needs and operational models
• Be occasionally available in the field to build an understanding of the
needs of the target group and partner organizations, and ensure that the programs are built
with a strong fitment to these needs
• Drive innovation across all aspects of project planning and execution
• Share strategic lessons and approaches with other peers in the company
• Lead design, development and delivery of the project (all aspects)
• Provide required insights/feedback/updates to internal (content, research, mobilization,
development) an external stakeholder (client/donors)

Project Management

• Lead different/assigned projects including relationships with governments, donors, key
partners, and other stakeholders
• Follow through on the required project design requirements, and ensure that processes are
• Work closely with the teams to ensure timely planning, completion, sharing and
documentation of needs assessment study, formative study, any other recce, dipstick survey
activities as required by the project
• Ensure end to end knowledge management (including process documentation, as
required) of all assigned projects
• Follow processes, templates, systems as required to ensure effective project delivery,
learning and sharing put in place by the project delivery teams (project units) from across
functions (content, development, research, mobilization)
• Work closely with the project unit team to build log frames, workplans, and the theory of
change ensuring that all required project monitoring tools are put in place, teams are trained,
and data is reviewed regularly
• Collaborate with teams on communication and mobilization design and delivery
• Work closely with the internal technology team to build MIS specifications and data tracking
• Work closely with the internal content team to provide inputs on communication and SBCC
• Ensure that the partners are on-board with the strategy, and hold constant update/review
• Follow regular feedback and revision process with the community mobilization team.
Provide direction, support etc. to ensure effective user response
• Ensure that the trainings are planned, delivered, monitored and efficacy reviewed on a
regular basis
• Ensure that required training, assessment and other documents are in place
Team & Administrative responsibilities
• Work with concerned leads to help manage and support key staff for the projects,
especially field-based staff & volunteers
• Ensure high quality and timely deliverables, in line with the proposed strategy and targets,
throughout the life of the project/s
• Complete monthly, quarterly and yearly internal and external reports at various levels
• Provide regular reporting to the line managers about program challenges, suggestions on
the way forward, updates on key action taken, and escalations as required
• Support project and vertical leads on financial accountability and ensuring standards of
quality. Track the P&L statement for each program, ensure timely invoicing and payments
• Play a representational role, both for the project and the organization,
internally and externally
• Support the reporting line managers in building customized concept notes and co-funding
proposals for new programs

Experience and Qualifications

• Master degree in Development studies, social work/ studies, and related field.
• 5 to 7 years of experience in deploying & managing ICT for development projects,
social and/or behaviour change communication and development.
• Experience of working in the domains related to youth empowerment & skilling,
climate change resilient action, sexual and reproductive health and rights, will be an
added advantage.
• Exposure of working on the ground with low-income rural and urban communities
• Experience in working with teams designing, delivering and managing large-scale
community mobilization programs (behaviour change communication campaigns) in
low-income urban or rural communities.
• Thematic experience or exposure in any one or more is highly desirable: Primarily
Health, SRHR, Nutrition, or even across other social development themes like
Education, Agriculture, Youth, Livelihood, Gender, Social Entitlements etc.
• Experience of working closely with state or national governments in India at a senior
level on the strategic development and implementation of ICT initiatives
• Experience of stakeholder relationship management support at a senior level
• Proven technical project management skills and experience
• Demonstrated skills in project planning, budget development and management,
project work plan development and management
• Experience of supporting/preparing donor proposals, reports, and other external
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Hindi. Additional
languages (including regional dialects of Bihar, Jharkhand, UP, MP, Odisha) will be
an added advantage.
• Ability to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation, planning and organization,
and strategic thinking
• Ability to work on own initiative and organizing time effectively within a range of often
conflicting deadlines. Capacity to juggle competing priorities and a busy program of
work while working to an agreed strategy
• Should be a self-starter which is very crucial for a start-up like us
• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse teams


1 position in Delhi
1 position in Ranchi

Why join GV?

We are a lean company and growing quickly. This means the chosen candidate will need to be very
comfortable managing rapidly changing requirements and accordingly envision, build and deploy new
strategies and tactics to quickly respond. The person will need to make the most out of limited resources
and be able to work and act independently to lead the assignment. The upside to our methods is that
we are building a business that has never been seen before by providing highly desired services to
millions of people who have consistently been under looked by existing service providers. The position
will be at the vanguard of this transformative opportunity and working with us will be an amazing, highly
rewarding experience. Gram Vaani encourages diversity and is proud to be an equal
opportunity employer. Individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, caste, sexuality, age,
or background.

• Opportunity to work with a world-class team driving innovative tech-led solutions positively
impacting underserved communities around the world.
• Opportunity to lead a team and build new products from scratch
• Opportunity to influence the Company strategy. We are a small team and your say matters.
• Salaries at par with industry standards.
• Attractive employee stock options.
• Flexible working hours, work-from-home, and remote working options with prior approvals.(consider
this carefully)

Write to us

While the position is based out of New Delhi, our flexible work from home policy does provide team
members with an option of working from location of their choice, while they stay connect to their teams
using virtual tools. We do strongly encourage team members across function to travel to various parts
of the country, to interact and engage with the communities they work with, helping build empathy and
a strong understanding of the user needs.
Please share your CV at hr-admin@oniondev.com

Job Category: Full Time
Openings: Full Time
Job Location: Delhi/NCR JHARKHAND

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