Assistant Program Coordinator

About SEWA Bharat:

Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is a movement to empower women working in the informal economy. SEWA Bharat is part of the national SEWA movement. Established in 1984, it is a national federation of SEWA organizations of women working in the informal economy. SEWA Bharat emerged out of the need to address the SEWA movement’s challenges with geographical expansion and coordination. SEWA Bharat comprises a family of SEWA organizations to further informal women workers’ rights, livelihoods, financial independence, education, health and social security.

About the Program:

Agewans are the elected leaders in the SEWA union and are the face of SEWA. The Agewan Vikas Program aims to train these grassroots leaders to develop their capacities to provide leadership in their communities and to enhance the socio-economic rights as workers. Agewans are often approached by SEWA members and the larger community to help them register for government schemes or benefits, as well as to negotiate wages and issues with employers. The agewan training module is focused on the key features of the informal economy, rights and laws applicable to informal workers specific to each trade , and mechanisms to resolve them, identifying community issues and mechanisms to resolve them.

Through the program it is hoped that the agewans would grow to be the face of SEWA with abilities to articulate the objectives and philosophy of SEWA, to develop skills to expand the base of the organization and take up the lived issues of the members and to negotiate with authorities and employers to enhance the rights of the worker members.

Job Description:

We are seeking a suitable candidate for the role of Assistant Program Coordinator who will work closely with the Program Coordinator and State Coordinators. She will be responsible to assist Program Coordinator in overseeing all the aspects of the project’s implementation, project management and report writing.
S/he will have to build a good understanding of the other projects in the organisation to ensure work is aligned to the overall organizational outcome.

Key Responsibilities include –

Project Management:
Assist in charting deliverables; creating, executing and updating work plan; overseeing project implementation in the program areas.
This will also entail interacting with Internal Head Office units such as Accounts, HR and Various programs as and when necessary.
Engaging with different organizations both within the umbrella of SEWA Bharat as well as partner organizations.

Documentation and reporting:
Assist in writing periodical reports for funders and partners, detailing project implementation progress, and lessons learned.

Assist in developing content for trainings, contributing to modifying the training modules as required and facilitating trainings according to project requirements.

Field Work:
Visit and monitor the work in all States where SEWA Bharat member organizations are presently accompanying the agewans in their leadership role.

Please note – Only women applications are invited. High preference would be given to those who have experience in capacity building/ training.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years’ experience of training/capacity building(Specially with women) coordination and reporting, and stakeholder management, for mid-size national donor funded projects.
  • A Masters’ degree in Social work recognized university is mandatory.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft excel, data capturing and report writing is essential.
  • Experience of working closely with grassroot communities, thus having a deep familiarity of their requirements is a must.
  • Willingness to travel and spend extensive time in the field across project location.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, in English and Hindi.
  • Ability to work in an organized and efficient manner within a relatively unstructured work environment.
  • Ability to take initiative and leadership even with minimal supervision.

Addtional Information & Application Process:

Email a resume, cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected] . Please include specific details of your most recent salary. Preference would be given to female candidates wanting to work in women empowerment; livelihood and advocacy are encouraged to apply.

The position is based out of Delhi (New Delhi). Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s prior experience. Range between INR 35,000- 40,000 per month.