About the Organization:

IABT (India and Bharat Together) is a non profit organisation that works to tackle the problem of unequal access to opportunity for rural youth in the Western Himalayas. We’re on the lookout for a highly experienced professional to lead the on-ground operations for our rural entrepreneurship programs in Uttarakhand.

Role Description:

Program Management & Strategic Thinking

  • Lead the implementation of all programs at IABT
  • Be responsible for mobilising the set target of participants for various IABT programs
  • Lead the strategy and execution of program expansion in the region of Uttarakhand
  • Map the end-to-end process and actionables required before initiating any program implementation
  • Plan and strategize implementation of all IABT programs across offline, online & hybrid settings
  • Create project plans with clear timelines and targets to be achieved
  • Regularly document and report on the progress of the program

Partnerships and Stakeholder Management

  • Initiate and/or maintain all program-related partnerships on the ground 
  • Build relationships and manage stakeholders for all on-ground partnerships 

Eye for big picture 

  • Build and understand alignment between beneficiaries, organisational goals and other key players before and during the implementation of programs 
  • Identify and communicate real-time challenges, with quick course correction 

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Jointly work with the M&E team in designing monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Lead the implementation for all data collection processes for program monitoring
  • Be the one point of contact for managing all program-related data 
  • Be responsible for collecting, cleaning and sharing data in the format shared by the M&E team

 Team Management

  • Manage a team of 1-2 junior executives for ensuring smooth program implementation
  • Manage freelance trainers, consultants or mentors who are responsible for any program deliverables


  • Coordinate with the social media and communications team for development of marketing material, impact stories and identifying the right target audience for IABT  programs

You must be:

  • Someone who enjoys working on field-level implementation
  • Research and data oriented 
  • Comfortable and familiar with the region and communities of Uttarakhand
  • Willing to relocate to Uttarakhand and travel across rural areas.
  • Comfortable in working and engaging with young people aged 18 – 30 years
  • Excited by the possibilities of leveraging technology for creating large scale impact
  • Someone who understands the functioning and importance of M&E 
  • Able to create implementation strategies and project plans
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced work environment and be used to taking quick action and decisions
  • Able to network and manage critical institutional relationships and partnerships

It would be great if you:

  • Come with 5-10 years of relevant work experience
  • Have prior knowledge and/or experience of working in the fields of livelihoods, entrepreneurship, skill development and/or youth development
  • Are curious and a self-starter! At IABT, we encourage discussions, questions and ideas, so bring them with you!

Additional information:

  • This is a full-time role and the candidate is expected to relocate to Pithoragarh district.
  • However, the selected candidate would work closely with the rest of the team to ensure the effective implementation of our youth programs, and report to the Executive Director.
  • The salary range for this position is INR 6-8L (annual CTC), and the expected start date is 1st September, 2022.

How to Apply:

  • To apply, please fill the application form HERE
  • In case of any queries or difficulties accessing the form, please send an email to  [email protected], mentioning ‘Program Manager: Operations Lead’ in the subject line.

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