Project Manager, SHG formation, Hyderabad

Posted By: Kriti Social Initiatives


Junior Management

Program Implementation

Women Empowerment

Job Description

Job title: Project manager, Self-Help Group cluster development in Hyderabad old city

Organisation name: Kriti Social Initiatives

Kriti is a not for profit organisation that promotes empowerment of  women and education of children. We work in the slums in Hyderabad. We have various projects with women in the slums spread across the city. One such project is Project Pehchaan in Talabkatta and Yakutpura, old city of Hyderabad. Project Pehchaan is a program to empower and give a sense of identity to women who may be economically active (mostly homebased workers) or not earning income currently. Home based work is defined as remunerative work done within or adjacent to residential premises. The core work in the project is to bring women to the platform of SHGs, which provides them easy access to savings and credit. The other important core activity is to promote livelihoods to empower women.

We are looking for a dynamic professional with some experience and knowledge of running SHGs. The project manager will have the following responsibilities:

Lead formation of new self-help groups

1.    Identify new areas or slums in old city that are suitable for SHG formation. 

2.    Work with team to develop and implement the right approach to form new groups as per the criteria

3.    Monitor the performance of the groups by regular interaction with team members with respect to attendance, coming on time, regular savings and timely repayments

Capacity building of groups

1.    Work with the groups and the group leaders to transfer responsibilities of book keeping etc to the group leaders 

2.    Work on formation of clusters of 30-35 groups and create another level of leadership amongst the SHG members

  1. Design and develop content for training SHG members on content relevant to them around new business formation, SHG visioning, health and nutrition etc. Work with topic experts to develop and refine the modules as needed. 
  2. Conduct SHG leaders trainings, SHG training and any other new trainings

Livelihood promotion for SHG members

  1. Identify opportunities for livelihood linkages or group businesses that can be started by SHG members
  2. Coordinate for lac bangle orders delivery and production. Identify opportunities for bulk orders for lac bangles

Project management

1.    Create monthly and quarterly plans for the program with respect to activities, expected outcomes and budget utilisation. Provide monthly reporting on the same

2.    Ensure the repayments, attendance and documentation of SHGs is per required norms. Immediately highlight and take action for any deviations. 

  1. Ensure all team members are aware of purpose of SHGs, how to run SHGs, new group formation, MIS data entry and all other activities related to SHG management

4.    Ensure the MIS reports are updated correctly and create monthly MIS report for the SHGS

5.    Identify banks for bulk onlending to the groups and also liase with HDFC for groups bank account opening. 

Eligibility Criteria

Should have experience in working with Self Help groups or detailed knowledge of how SHGs are run and managed.

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - MSW

Skills / qualifications required

-       Masters in Social Work or any other related field 

-       Minimum 2-3 years experience of working with SHGs

-       2-3 years experience of leading a team, preferably in a livelihood promotion project

-       Excellent computer skills – Excel, Word and Powerpoint. 

-       Good communication skills in English and Hindi

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Kriti Social Initiatives
  • About Organization:Kriti Social Initiatives (Kriti) is an Indian Not for Profit organization (Public Charitable Trust) established in 2009 with a vision to alleviate poverty of the urban poor. Kriti works with women and children in the slums of Hyderabad to help them on the path towards economic independence and a better quality of life through improvement in the livelihoods of women and education for the children

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