Programme Manager

Organisation:  TISS

Apply By:  24 Jan . 2018

Location:  Jodhpur(Rajasthan)

Programme Manager
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Vacancy for Programme Manager in National University Students’ Skill Development  (NUSSD) Programme, TISS

Tata  Institute  of  Social  Sciences  (TISS)  has  embarked  on  an  innovative  skill  development  programme  for  University  students.  TISS  has  collaborated  with  several  Universities  across  the  county  to  help  aspiring  students  gain  skills  that  make  them  employable;  skills  that  could  help  secure their future, and give them an equal chance and a sustainable job or livelihood. For more  details, please visit

Applications are invited for the post of  Programme Manager  of NUSSD. He/ She expected to look at NUSSD operations across all colleges within a Region. The Programme Manager is expected to lead by an example and exhibit strong leadership skills. Strategizing and speed of execution would  be  key  areas  of  focus.  He/ She  will  have  to  be  highly  mobile  across  the assigned Region for visiting and reviewing NUSSD programme.

The  appointment  is  on  tenure  for  12  months  and  extendable  based  on  performance  of  the candidate.

Number of position: 1

Locations: Jodhpur

Duties & responsibilities:

  1. Create implementation and expansion plan for the programme in the assigned Region and lead the implementation. 
  2. Ensure adherence of the Regional team to various policies and procedures for operating aspects of the NUSSD programme such as regular reporting, tracking, impact analysis, skill gap study etc.  
  3. Ensure that a cost effective model for implementation is devised for the programme in  their region
  4. Ensure that processes are in place for monitoring and reviewing programme delivery across the region. 
  5. Responsible for on-time and smooth delivery of the courses in all colleges in the Region. 
  6. 6.Standardize processes and leverage best practices across colleges to gain efficiencies and effectiveness of the programme
  7. Effectively create Industry linkages in the assigned Region for internships, field work and placement.
  8. Review the headcount or capacity in the Regional team for consistent delivery of the programme 
  9. Monitor closely on boarding of colleges for NUSSD programme. Oversee the agreements over implementation of programme at college level.
  10. Motivate and encourage the Programme Officers to meet the targets envisaged for NUSSD involves student enrolment, trainer and Program Officer retentions. 
  11. Work on the engagement matrix for the Programme Officer and various key stakeholders such as students, trainers, college convenors, etc. Ensure that appropriate monitoring is in place.
  12. Prepare monthly progress reports highlighting key issues/challenges encountered and way forward for the month 

Professional Requirements:

  1. The candidate must hold a Masters degree in Social Sciences or Post-graduate in Management with 5 -7 years of experience in implementing projects with social impacts. Should have worked in a complex organization and handled multiple teams with critical deliverables
  2. High proficiency in computer based applications such as MS Office, Internet etc.
  3. 3.Good documentation skills to prepare reports, proposals, plans etc. for stakeholders at all levels
  4. Excellent  presentation  &  communication  skills  in  English  and  Hindi,  both  spoken  and written communication. Knowledge of regional language is preferable.
  5. Excellent  interpersonal  and  ability  to  interface  with  stakeholders:  students,  teachers  and staffs at all levels
  6. Ability to link up or network with corporate, organizations, institutions and NGOs 


At least 5 - 7 years of work experience after graduation. 

Salary:  Rs.40000/-


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How to apply

Interested candidates may send their Resumes/CVs along with their letter of interest explaining in not more than 350 words each on the following questions:

  1. What drives your interest in working for this project?
  2. What  would  be  your  approach  to  working  with  a  diverse  set  of  stakeholders?  What  are the skills you posses which will make you well suited for this role?

Kindly  apply  with  the  subject  line  –  ‘Application  for  the  position  of  Programme  Manager  - NUSSD’ and email it to

Last date of receiving application: January 24th, 2018, till 5:00 PM

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview through phone and email

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