Life skill and Governance Coordinator

Life skill and Governance Coordinator

Organization: American India Foundation

Apply By: 11 Jul 2024

Location: Songadh(Gujarat)

Position Title

Life skill and Governance Coordinator




Songarh, Tapi, Gujarat

Reporting Relationship

Project Lead

Nature of Employment


Number of Position



The American India Foundation Trust (AIF) is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and youth. The Foundation does this through high-impact interventions in education, health, and livelihoods because poverty is multidimensional. Through its unique value proposition, working closely with local communities, the Foundation partners with NGOs to develop and test innovative solutions and with governments to create and scale sustainable impact. Founded over two decades ago, in the aftermath of the devastating Gujarat earthquake, as a humanitarian initiative by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji and Bill Clinton, American India Foundation Trust (AIF) has impacted the lives of 16.51 million of India’s poor across 35 States and Union Territories of India.

Registered as a Trust in India, with an independent Board of Trustees, AIF adheres to strict financial and governance standards, ensuring transparency, accountability, and responsible management of resources. As per statutory mandates, AIF is registered under FCRA, CSR, 80G, and 12A. Learn more a www.aif-india.org


The Learning and Migration Program (LAMP) works with children at risk of distress seasonal migration by facilitating their access to seasonal hostels, quality education opportunities, while also training school teachers, and empowering communities on the Right to Education Act (2009). Technical partnerships with State Governments have provided the opportunity to replicate similar models across other migration affected states. Since its inception in 2004, LAMP has impacted 1.35 million children at risk of distress seasonal migration through access to quality education opportunities; and steered 5,238 villages across 17 States and Union Territories across India to eliminate obstacles to quality education.


  • Develop and oversee life skills training programs aimed at enhancing personal and professional competencies such as communication, leadership, career guidance and problem-solving
  • Conduct needs assessments to identify gaps in current programs and tailor initiatives to address specific community needs
  • Build and maintain relationships with community leaders, SMCs, PRIs, youth, local government officials, and other stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of programs
  • Organize and facilitate workshops, seminars, and community events that promote life skills and school governance
  • Train and mentor volunteers, facilitators, and community leaders to deliver life skills and governance programs effectively
  • Develop training materials, guides, and resources to support program delivery
  • Collect and analyse data to measure program outcomes and identify areas for improvement
  • Prepare and present reports on program progress, challenges, and successes to stakeholders and funding bodies
  • Ensure efficient and transparent use of resources in line with organizational policies and donor requirements
  • Collaborate with policy-makers to develop and implement policies that support program objectives
  • Facilitate the review and planning meeting with the team fortnightly and monthly basis.


Key Skills:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in community development, or a related field.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage diverse community groups
  • Knowledge of local governance structures and civic education principles
  • Willing to travel 20 days within a month
  • Culturally sensitive and adaptable to diverse community settings.


Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Work, Development Studies, or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred

OTHERS: Salary commensurate with experience.


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