About the Organisation

Shadhika exists to inspire a culture shift in India by ensuring every young woman is empowered to realize her full potential. Investing from adolescence to adulthood, we partner with local women-led organizations to ensure these young women can make their own decisions, succeed in school, contribute to the economy, and transform their communities. One young woman at a time, our bottom-up approach is creating a generation of young women leaders, each of whom lifts up a generation beside and behind her. Their success creates a groundswell of change that starts in India and ripples around the world. 

Position Summary 

The Program Officer reports to the Program Director and works with Shadhika staff, donors, program partners, and program participants to design, implement, and manage Shadhika’s Scholarship Program.  The Program Officer will be responsible for ensuring Shadhika meets its program outcome goals within budget and time constraints while upholding organizational values. The Program Officer will review grant proposals, perform due diligence, manage current grants while liaising with partners and program participants, conduct learning, monitoring, and evaluation activities, and make grant recommendations.  The Program Officer is a tactical member of the Shadhika team, a strategic partner to the Program Director, contributing ideas, strategic thinking, organizational networking, and collaboration to aid us in achieving our mission. 

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Required  Qualifications 

  • Team player with 3-5 years of experience working in an NGO or foundation. This candidate will be a multilingual communicator who thrives in a small NGO environment.
  • Passionate about women’s empowerment, gender justice, and decolonizing development, and deeply knowledgeable of these issues and the principal players in India.  This candidate is a self-starter who is willing to lead projects, working both independently and as part of a team in a largely remote work environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as attention to detail with the ability to thrive in a high-energy and team-oriented environment. They can lead meetings, discussions, and relationships to achieve the objectives of the Scholarship program.
  • This candidate is motivated, result-oriented, and has a strong, proven work ethic to manage projects to completion.  This candidate will have the ability to review proposals and make recommendations consistent with Shadhika’s values and culture. This candidate can analyze complex data sets to inform Shadhika’s strategy. 
  • They are comfortable serving as the broker and translator of the impact of Shadhika’s programs on Scholars to other external stakeholders. They can prepare and present written and oral information on Shadhika grant programs.
  • This candidate is a compelling speaker and has excellent writing skills, including proposal writing. They have strong computer and cloud management skills. 
  • This candidate has a degree and experience in a related field.
  • They must be willing and able to travel within India to conduct site visits and to organize the annual Leaders for Change Summit.

Working Environment

  • Location: Remote, in India.
  • Hours Per Week: 40 hours with flexible schedule model. Must be willing to work early mornings and late evenings to accommodate across time zones (India to the US)

Perks and Remuneration

  • Compensation: 7,20,000 to 7,80,000 INR annually (based on experience).
  • Ongoing collaboration with individuals working in international development.
  • Travel in India when it is safe again to resume. 

How to Apply

  • Email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]
    • Include a response to the following question in your cover letter: Shadhika’s tagline is “When she leads, change follows.” What does it mean to you?
    • Include a successful proposal or report personally authored.
    • Include 2-3 professional references 
  • Note: Incomplete applications will not be accepted.Position open until filled. Expected start date: First week of April 2022 or sooner. 

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