Program Head - Updeshak Programme

Posted By: Dhwani Foundation


Senior Mgt (VP, CxO, Program Director)

Program Development & Management

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Job Description

Purpose of the Job:

Enable existing NGO board members of Dhwani partners to increase their understanding on governance and promote best governance practices in their respective organizations.

Enroll external people who are interested to serve on NGO boards, build their capacities and support them to join NGO boards to promote independent board members in NGOs.


Design strategies and implementation plan for the programmme aligning with DF strategic plans for Updeshak programme.

Work with ED to develop annual plans, budgets, human resources to meet the overall goals of the program.

Build networks and linkages to ensure required external Updeshak Fellows are enrolled.

Design the training, orientation courses for both existing board members and Updeshak fellows in order to enhance their skills in NGO governance.

Work closely with NGO leaders to support and handhold them in order to adapt best governance practices and take required decisions.

Mentor and guide Updeshak fellows to ensure their joining to the board and retaining them on the boards as contributing members.

Develop all the required process, materials, manuals etc that are required for the programme delivery.

Build and manage the team as per the programme needs.

Coordinate with other DF programme teams to align with timelines and deliverables.

Build alumni of Updeshak fellows and organize quarterly interactions.

Provide monthly, quarterly reports, data and all other necessary documentation

needed by the management and to any donors supporting Updeshak programme.

Be part of the senior management team to contribute for the overall growth of the organization.

Eligibility Criteria


At least 8 to 10 years of experience in working with senior management teams in recruitments or marketing and experience working with multiple stakeholders.

Exposure to NGO sector or Experience in training will be an added advantage.

Skills & Knowledge:

Must have:

Degree /Masters Degree in any stream.

Marketing, Negotiations, and Relationship building

Monitoring and Evaluation

Mentoring and Team building

Large scale operations- building processes and systems

Must be able to use computer and handle internet, Word, XL, PowerPoint

Desired Candidate Profile

Others - Others

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Dhwani Foundation
  • About Organization:Dhwani Foundation is a Bengaluru-based registered trust. Its primary objective is to improve productivity & efficacy in the social sector, through organizational development programmes, technology enablers, system & process improvement and sectoral strengthening. Log on to for more details. Currently, the foundation's work is spread in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, North-East and other parts of the country, supporting close to 1500 grassroots NGOs through various initiatives. Dhwani foundation also works with the Government, Donors, NGO Federations, Academia and other stakeholders to promote a vibrant and credible social sector. Dhwani foundation is a team of 30 members from diverse fields who bring in interesting dimensions to the work.

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