Programme Manager - Rights & Entitlements

Posted By: The Barefoot College


Junior Management

Program Implementation


Job Description

Job Purpose:

The Programme Manager (PM) contributes to the planning, designing, development, and implementation of all Barefoot interventions in the area of “Rights & Entitlements” in rural Rajasthan and supporting a network of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that are a part of SR (Soochna Evam Rozgar Guarantee) Abhiyaan.

Successful candidates will help in adapting and improving internal systems to promote evidence based and collective decision-making and program performance. The PM ensures that the poor, marginalsied and impoverished rural communities have increased access to relevant Rights & Entitlements. Reporting to the Organising Secretary (OS), the PM will work closely with all staff supporting in updating program financial and narrative reports in a participatory way. This position will focus on leading on assessments, supporting proposal writing, supervising the implementation, and producing reports as required.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Rights & Entitlements (80%)

Administrative Support (10%)

 Help the local administration team to manage and respond to emails

 Support in preparing presentations, reports and other required documentation when required

 Provide necessary support and train the local team to use Microsoft office, composing and

responding to emails, etc.

Social Media Content Curation (10%)

 Collect, collate and curate content (mostly updates on ongoing projects) to upload on all the social media handles of the organisation

 Ensure regular updation of all the media handles with engaging posts to increase the viewership

 Create podcasts and write blogs on stories from the grassroots occasionally to communicate the ground-reality to the world

This list of responsibilities is indicative and not exhaustive and may change according to the organisation’s needs

Required Qualifications and Experience:

 A minimum of 5-7 years of demonstrated experience in developing, managing, and implementing Rights & Entitlements projects, preferably in the rural areas

 Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field (having master’s in Social Sciences/Public Policy/Development Studies/Social Work field is an asset)

 Excellent written and oral communication skills in English & Hindi language. Fluency in any other language is a plus

 Experience in developing MIS system

 High proficiency in Microsoft office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Google Sheets

 Demonstration of excellence in written reports and communication

 Proven project management, planning, organisational, representational, interpersonal and

communication skills, and ability to work with limited supervision

 Ability to lead and manage a diverse team

 Flexible, ability to work under stress and capacity to meet tight deadlines

 Highly motivated, committed, empathetic and passionate to work in the development sector

 Good understanding of project/programme management techniques and methods; ability to

perform qualitative and quantitative research if required

 Exceptional analytical and critical problem-solving skills

 Previous experience in handling social media content

Interested in being a part of fuelling change at Barefoot College?

To apply, please send your resume (not more than two pages) and a cover letter detailing your experience and suitability for the position, including your current and expected salary, to by 20th February 2023. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Location: Tilonia, Ajmer, Rajasthan

Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:The Barefoot College
  • About Organization:Background: The Barefoot College, also known as the Social Work and Research Centre is a community-based grassroots organisation working since 1972 based on the Gandhian concept of reaching the last person. It was founded by Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy, to harness the skills and intelligence of rural people and ‘specialists’ people with degrees and formal professional competence, to work together to empower local communities. The SWRC/Barefoot aimed at addressing specifically the issues concerning the marginalized, the exploited and the impoverished rural poor living on less than minimum wages; in practical domains like water, education, solar, health, advocacy and rural livelihoods including handicrafts. Barefoot has sought to provide the opportunity and the right support for communities to participate in planning, executing, and maintaining their own frameworks for development.