We're hiring a Program Manager!

 

Location: Remote

Application Deadline: All applications will be assessed on a rolling basis till the position is filled.

Expected Starting Date: 3rd January 2022

No. of positions: 1

Type: Part-Time, Paid

Organization Profile

At the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995, delegates set a goal to ensure 30 per cent women in positions of public leadership. Since then, around 100 countries have introduced affirmative action policies, resulting in a doubling of the global average of women in national parliaments from 11.3% in 1995 to 24.3% in 2018. However, India’s performance leaves much to be desired. According to data released by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in 2021, India is ranked 148 out of 193 countries when it comes to representation of women in its national parliament. In India, politics is still seen as a male bastion. Women in politics face multifarious challenges – sexism of voters, family and social pressure, misogynistic counterparts, financial struggle, lack of policy and subject knowledge etc. Faced with these roadblocks, very few women enter politics, and even fewer sustain a long political career.

Femme First Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation committed to amplifying women leadership in Indian politics. It is an undeniable fact that politics encompasses all the elements of society, making it the most influential route to effect positive change. Keeping this in mind, under the leadership of Ms. Angellica Aribam, Femme First Foundation aims to nurture and groom women political leaders for a brighter and better India.

 

About the role

We are looking for a Program Manager to be responsible for organizing programs and activities for our organization. Through this role, they will have the opportunity to travel across India, interact closely with both, emerging and experienced women leaders in positions of political leadership, and to influence discourse at the intersection of gender and politics. They will be expected to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week, which may vary based on the project undertaken. In order to be successful in this role, they will need to have prior experience in both program management and team management. 

Candidates from marginalised communities are encouraged to apply.

 

Duties and Responsibilities to support the organizational mandate at this stage are listed below:

Developing new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization.
Developing a budget and operating plan for the program
Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement
Writing program funding proposals 
Managing a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities

​Be the point of contact for participants of the organisation’s courses & programs

Eligibility Requirements: 

Proven stakeholder management skills
Proven experience managing a team
Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

Excellent organizational and time-management skills

Proactive and motivated

Excellent communication skills

Interested candidates are requested to share:

Resume (max 1 page)

Cover letter stating why you are interested in this position and the skills you will bring to the organisation

You may submit the above documents and fill the application form here.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to complete a task prior to being invited for an online interview.

To know more about the position, feel free to reach out to Ankita Phalle at ankita@femmefirst.org