Associate- Economic Justice Programmes

Posted By: Maitrayana Charity Foundation


Junior Management

Program Implementation

Women Empowerment

Job Description

Job Title: Associate – Economic Justice Programmes

Reporting To: Implementation Manager

City: Bengaluru, India

Maitrayana Charity Foundation (meaning: kindness, benevolence, good will,

compassion) is a section 8 (not-for-profit) company that uses sport to achieve gender

equality by empowering adolescents girls and young women across Delhi, Mumbai

and Bengaluru. It has reached out to more than 125,000 participants from its


Maitrayana implements the Young People’s Initiative (YPI) a sport for development

programme that empowers adolescent girls and young women to realise their

potential. The focus of the YPI interventions is on providing access to and safe spaces

in sport for adolescent girls and young women in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. YPI’s

economic justice programme works with young women to improve their access to

economic opportunities. This programme works with young women to pursue their

economic empowerment goals by acquiring knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviour,

experience and support from mentors, parents and the industry to achieve their goals.

We are looking for an individual who is excited to contribute to building the

organisation based on the values integrity, transparency, respect and inclusion.

Maitrayana’s vision is:

A gender equal society in which girls & women* can exercise their rights.

Its mission is:

Leverage the power of sport* to create ecosystems that empower girls & women to

fulfil their potential.

About the Role:

We are looking for a full time associate who is excited to contribute to building and

implementing Maitrayana’s interventions with young women in the apparel supply


This position requires a focus on Economic Empowerment: building awareness in

adolescent girls and young women on their rights awareness, supporting women to

focus on growth pathways in the workforce and influence change that will lead

towards gender equality in it.

Key Responsibilities

• Assessment of the Worker Situation of Young Women in Factories in South


o Facilitate activities to capture worker voices such as Focus Group

Discussion, Key Informant Interviews and the Drawing The Line


o Document the workers’ voices and compile them in reports

o Liaise with Brand(s) and the factory managements to facilitate

sessions/ interactions with the workers in the factories

• Implementation of Young People’s Intiative

o Implementation of the Young People’s Initiative lifeskills and netball i

programme with adolescent girls as well as the young women’s

economic justice programme.

o Practical support of the Bengaluru team in project management

activities (M&E, capacity building, peer support etc.)


• Professional qualification in Social Studies/Sociology/Social Work/


• 1-3 years of experience in training or facilitation of sessions preferably in the

development sector.

• Strong communication skills.

• Fluency in Tamil is Mandatory

• Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

• Highly organized

• Willing and able to travel within Bengaluru (daily) and to factories in South

India (regularly

Female candidates preffered

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka

Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Maitrayana Charity Foundation
  • About Organization:Adolescent girls (10 – 16 year) participate in sessions (duration up to ten months) in the community. They play netball and learn life skills from young female coaches – role models - who have been participants in the programme. This is where the journey starts for girls learning to play netball in a community that often discourages girls playing netball. Their presence in public playgrounds starts challenging gender stereotypes. Family and community members see girls in leadership, developing skills,taking decisions, managing themselves and each other and having fun! YPI Pragati participants play a netball league in their community and Udaan, a city-wise tournament for community teams.

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