NETRI, India’s first incubator and aggregator for women in politics invites applications for Program &Training Manager.

About NETRI Foundation 

NETRI is India’s first incubator and aggregator for women in politics. We deliver programs that equip women to run for elections, become political professionals or political entrepreneurs, thereby increasing women’s participation in decision-making.

We are a young organization bustling with energy and raring to grow. NETRI has been awarded grants from highly reputed institutions such as IIM Bangalore-NSRCEL, The/Nudge Foundation, and an esteemed private sector organization. We are also mentored by an experienced team of highly experienced professionals at the Ujwal Impact Advisors. 

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Program & Training Manager- Job Description

Who are we looking for?

It all boils down to this. We think there are two types of people: First, who accept the status quo and play by the rulebook. Second, those who question the status quo, and have an urge to rewrite the rulebook in a more principled manner to reflect current realities.

Applicants from marginalized/minority background are encouraged to apply.

If you belong to the second category, read on.

Qualifications & Skills

If you are a self-starter who has high commitment, discipline, rigor, and empathy, who is comfortable finding a method in the madness that start-ups are, this role is for you. Now, on to more specific requirements.

At the outset, we encourage people from diverse academic/professional backgrounds to apply, assuming you are:

  • Passionate about politics, policy & gender,
  • Can think in a logical and organized/structured manner,
  • Have demonstrated capability at conducting quantitative & qualitative research.

That said, a few other specific skills that would be necessary for the role-

  • Preferred Masters in Policy/Politics/Gender/Adult Learning – Educational background can be diverse, but a solid understanding of gender & politics would go a long way.
  • 4-5 years of professional work experience in any of these fields – End-to-end program design and management, political consulting/management, data analysis, curriculum design, behavioral analysis.
  • Excellent written & oral communication in English & Hindi (any other language is an added advantage)
  • Work experience in political space and gender is preferred.
  • Ability to imbibe political perspectives and be self-aware of personal political positions in any challenging context.
  • To be open to taking leadership roles.
  • Ability to work across functions and co-ordinate with multiple teams.
  • Street-smart agility to transition into roles and ability to manage people.

Core Responsibilities

Perks:  An early-stage organization will prepare you with skillsets to run an organization, and creating new processes and wear multiple hats. As a Program & Training Manager, you would have to approach programs through a bi-partisan lens and arrive at an activity-based, interactive and experiential way to deliver it. Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Understanding NETRI’s core beneficiary – Political Candidates, Political Professionals & Political Entrepreneurs. These are the people we serve, and a deep understanding of them is something we consider sacrosanct.
  • Quantitative & Qualitative secondary research to design modules – Conducting good quality research should be in your blood.
  • End-to-end program management skills – including Needs Assessment, Program Design, Marketing the program, Recruitment, Training, Engagement strategy for various stakeholders in the program etc.
  • Designing feedback processes and metrics to constantly build and improve the program.
  • Designing immersive experiences informed by behavioral analysis of our core beneficiaries.
  • Documenting and creating a repository of processes and key resource people for each program.
  • Other things that could be part and parcel of the programs as they continue to evolve.

Role will be remote at this point; however, program priorities may dictate if relocation is required.

How to Apply?

If you’ve decided to take the leap of faith to work with us: As a first step, we request you to do the following:

  • Upload your CV
  • Upload- “Motivation to work at NETRI and in the space of policy/politics/gender”. The file name should be ‘Letter of Motivation – Program & Training Manager at NETRI’ (Maximum 250 words).

What to expect after applying?

  • Based on your CV and Letter of Motivation, there will be further rounds in the interview process designed to understand your thought process.
  • You may expect to hear from us within a week from the date you applied.
  • The interview process can be expected to last for nearly 3-4 weeks.
  • In case you are made an offer, you will have 2 days to accept it in writing, failing which the offer will stand withdrawn.



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