State Project Manager

Posted By: Access Livelihoods


Middle Mgt (Regional/ Zonal Manager, AVP, State /Regional Head)

Program Development & Management

Livelihood/Skills Development

Job Description

Swavalamban Connect Kendra (SCK) Project:

Access Livelihoods has partnered with SIDBI to scale up SCK Project across five states - Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, and Tamil Nadu. The project focuses on establishing 100 SCKs across five states which will support the grounding of 10,000 enterprises in 3 years. It envisions strengthening the MSME/enterprise ecosystem through interventions and engagements which are innovative, inclusive, and impactful and harnessing the technology of Swavalamban Connect Kendra for enterprise promotion.

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

  • Coordinate the implementation of the Swavalamban Connect Kendra Project in the designated state.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with multi-stakeholders, including community members, government departments, financial institutions, private sectors, local state agencies, research institutions, NGOs, etc.
  • Manage the state team and ensure efficient and cost-effective implementation as per the given plan, schedule, and budget.
  • Responsible for addressing on-field challenges.
  • Report regularly to the project head on project progress.
  • Ensure the establishment of specified SCKs in the designated state.
  • Ensure grounding & handholding of specified no. of enterprises in the designated state.
  • Good knowledge and hands-on experience in using technology and digital connect to guide the aspirants and effectively use technological tools to implement the project.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualification: Graduate/Postgraduates in development studies/social work or any other social science. Any course of entrepreneurship development/certificate in SME Finance from renowned institutions would be added advantage.

Experience: 5-7 years of experience in managing entrepreneurship/livelihoods/enterprise incubation programs

Language: The candidate should communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and possess fluency in Hindi and English. Knowledge of regional language (Tamil)

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - Post Graduate-Other

Personal Qualities & Behavioural Traits

1. Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with various stakeholders of the project.

2. Excellent coordination, communication and negotiation skills

3. Ability to adapt to local culture and tolerance to the physical hardship of rural India.

4. Ability to relate and empathise with marginalized community.

5. Time management skills

6. Enjoy working under pressure, deadline-driven and ability to adapt to a changing environment

7. High in cause orientation and resource consciousness

8. Good documentation and presentation skills.

What do We Offer?

• Non-hierarchical work environment

• A professional work environment and job satisfaction

• The joy of creating social impact

• The chance to work with and learn from highly experienced professionals

• A chance to truly experience and understand the real India

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Access Livelihoods
  • About Organization:Access Livelihoods is a group of Hyderabad-based social enterprises that work with marginalised communities to reimagine their livelihoods. Established in 2005, Access Livelihoods is an AIM-NITI Aayog recognised, Established Incubation Centre, primarily working on incubating women-owned producer enterprises across primary sectors to create equitable and lasting livelihood opportunities. In January 2022, Access Livelihoods received the National Startup Award for the Best Incubator in the country from the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. Access Livelihoods offers end-to-end support to marginalised communities, including pre-incubation, incubation, and acceleration support. A team of 120+ passionate individuals who have graduated from some of India's best institutions and chosen the road less travelled delivers these professional services. Presently, Access Livelihoods is working with 75,000 women producers across five states. For more information, visit

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