Programme Manager - Convergence

Posted By: Kudumbashree-NRO


Not Specified

Program Development & Management

Rural and Urban Development

Job Description

ob Description:

  • Will have overall responsibility for managing the PRI-CBO convergence interventions across partner States
  • Will be responsible for interface with National Rural Livelihood Mission and Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Panchayati Raj
  • Will be responsible for interface with State Rural Livelihood Missions and other respective areas  of work
  • Will be responsible for setting strategies in place for national level programmes
  • Will have to ensure that effective project monitoring mechanisms are in place
  • Will be responsible for managing a team of Professionals and community professionals.
  • Provide guidance, mentorship, and effective knowledge management within the team to ensure smooth program delivery
  • Will have to carry out the responsibilities assigned by Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director from time to time
  • The post will be based out of Trivandrum with extensive travel to States.

Expected Remuneration

Consolidated remuneration of Rs. 90,000 per month and communication allowance of Rs. 1000 per month.


Terms of appointment

The appointment to all the above positions shall be on an annual contract basis. The contract may be renewed, subject to review of performance of the incumbent and continuation of the NRO Project. Consolidated monthly remuneration fixed according to the pay details as approved will be paid.


Selection Process


The applicants will be selected through a multi-stage selection process:

  1. Short-listing of suitable candidates based on review of application in the prescribed format
  2. Written test for the position
  3. Group Discussions, Presentations and/or Personal Interviews for final selection

Submission of applications


Applications for the positions will consist of the following.

  • Cover Letter
  • Application in the given format
  • Copy of Curriculum Vitae

Completed applications super scribed with “ Application for the post of Programme Manager - Convergence” in Kudumbashree-NRO”, is to be received at the following address on or before 15th November 2022.


Address to submit applications:


The Executive Director, Kudumbashree NRO, III Floor , Carmel Towers, Vazhuthacaud P O Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695014

Eligibility Criteria

Qualification and Experience:

  1. Masters in Social Work/ Public Administration /Development/ Rural Management / Public Policy or an equivalent degree from an institute of  repute
  2. 7 years of work experience, with at least 4 years of program management/program leadership experience.
  3. Preference will be given to candidates with experience of community development, decentralised governance and understanding of  Panchayati Raj system.

Personal skills and qualities:

  • Substantial knowledge of programme and organisational management
  • Experience of managing and working with large teams
  • Excellent communication skills in Hindi and English
  • Strong writing skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • High level of self-motivation, initiative, and creativity
  • Willingness to travel extensively for work
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to build networks, engage with diverse stakeholders and work with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with large, small and cross-functional teams in a participatory and consensus - oriented environment.

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - MSW

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Kudumbashree-NRO
  • About Organization:Kudumbashree National Resource Organization (KS NRO) is an institution recognized by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India to provide technical and implementation assistance to the State Rural Livelihood Missions (SRLMs) across India. KS-NRO has been working with partner-SRLMs on mainly two domains. Convergence between Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) Enterprise Development