Programme Associate

Posted By: The Prajnya Trust


Junior Management

Program Implementation


Job Description

Prajnya invites applications for the post of Programme Associate.

We are looking for:

a dynamic person with a portfolio of diverse skill sets, at least some of which are proven in previous work experience;

a learner who is open to new ways of doing things and new experiences;

a person who is attentive to detail, communicative and punctual;

a person with a social conscience and a desire to make a difference.


Programme Implementation

The Programme Associate is expected to take the lead and implement Prajnya’s programmes across its gender equality and capacity-building initiatives, which will include our college outreach; workplace equality support services and capacity-building programmes.

Resource Mobilisation

The Programme Associate will extend support to ongoing fundraising activities and help develop funding feasible proposals.


The Programme Associate will plan and coordinate social media communications and assist with content curation for our blogs and website.


The Programme Associate will manage programme operations, including screening internship applications and supervising interns and coordinating with volunteers.


A graduate/postgraduate degree in social sciences or humanities;

Fluency in English and Tamil, both spoken and written;

Familiarity with gender issues, social sector work and/or CSR, and an alignment with our values;

A Chennai-based person;

Proposal, report-writing and social media experience;

A communicative, meticulous person capable of working independently and also with a team;

Someone who wants to do meaningful work that will make a difference.


Applications will be accepted only via email to and must be submitted by November 30, 2023. All application material must be in English.

Only complete applications will be considered, and they must include:

a cover letter of no more than one page (one side), stating why you are interested in this position and how it will serve your career goals;

your c.v., and a list of three references and their contact information;

a writing sample of no more than 1000 words.

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:The Prajnya Trust
  • About Organization:Since its founding, Prajnya has depended largely on volunteers and we have been exceptionally lucky to find dedicated volunteers who not only share a sense of ownership but also stick around indefinitely. Therefore, a listing of Prajnya people is incomplete without a listing of those who have built Prajnya with love, commitment and all sorts of other resources! We are: Anupama Srinivasan; Archana Venkatesh; Bharati Ramachandran; Hamsini Ravi; Hemant Shivakumar; Joost Kaptijn; Jyothi Kumar; Michelle James; Meera Rajagopalan; Mitha Nandagopalan; Nandhini Shanmugham; Nirupa Sundaravadanan; Priyadarshini Rajagopalan; Ramesh B; Shakthi Manickavasagam; Sudha Rajagopalan; Swarna Rajagopalan; Sweta Narayanan; Subhashini Selvanathan; Uma Vangal; Vasughi K. Our extended community: Aishwarya S.; Amrutha Rajagopalan; Anand Philip; Bharti K.; Dilip Raj; Geetha TG; Gynelle Alves; Jayalakshmi Gopalan; Kavita Govindarajan; Kavitha Muralidharan; Krithika Sukumar; Kusum Rohra; Matthew George; Meera S

    Know more