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EXPERIENCE: Between 10 – 15 years of Program leadership experience, preferably in the development sector (with some experience managing technology driven programs) or technology sector (with a passion or interest to join the development sector)

OVERVIEW: The Program Director will lead an exciting 3-year technology and program development phase at Mentor To Go, our mobile mediated mentorship program for young adults. This phase of development will deliver an employability focused mentorship program to over 13,000 young people. The Program Director will be responsible for successful achievement of the program’s technology & operational milestones. Mentor To Go is India’s first mobile mentoring network, that has been supported by leading Foundations and Corporates like Cisco India, Rosy Blue Foundation, Praekelt.org, and has been recognised at forums like the 2017 and 2018 ICT4D Conference.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 25% Planning and Organizing

 

    • Hiring technology leads for the web and app development of the project
    • Creating the detailed annual operating plan and technology plan
    • Creating quarterly, monthly and weekly trackers and milestones for the annual plan
    • Signing up key mentor and mentee outreach partners to the project
  • 25% Program Execution Oversight
    • Create SOPs for all program processes adapting from Mentor Together and Mentor To Go’s current standard processes
    • Assist program team in gaining fluency and mastery in the delivery of program processes
    • Supervises all engineering activities, including design, development, testing and deployment
    • Oversees the project management process and delivery timelines to keep projects on schedule and on budget
    • Review weekly and fortnightly plans with teams.
    • Review outputs & assist in troubleshooting

  • 25% Personnel Management

 

    • Manage the individual and team performance
    • Conduct reviews and appraisals of team along with HR Manager
    • Plan out skill development and training calendars for team

  • 25% Reporting & Financial Management

 

    • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports to partners
    • Discuss program progress on a regular basis with partners
    • Review financial spending on projects on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
    • Approve expenses & requests for advances submitted by direct reportees
    • Review MIS reports prepared on the basis of budgets and expenditure

COMPETENCIES:

  • At least 10 years of experience, with at least 2-3 years of demonstrable experience leading delivery of technology projects
  • Prior experience working on engineering projects, preferably with knowledge of web and mobile app development
  • Very strong analytical and logical skills
  • Very strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong team leadership and personnel management skills
  • Strong passion to work on technology for the development sector

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to CEO
  • Reported to by Senior Program Manager, Program Manager, Program Coordinator, Mentee Manager

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

  • CV and covering letter
  • Skill assignment/s
  • Personal interview
  • References

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Mentor Together is an award winning non-profit organization that has pioneered the youth mentoring movement in India since 2010. We provide children and youth facing adversity, empowering one-on-one relationships with mentors, that help them break the inequality of opportunity.

Over 2018 – 2021, Mentor Together will work with over 20,000 young people through face-to-face and technology mediated mentorships. Mentor Together’s partners include Amdocs India, Cognizant India, Rosy Blue Foundation, the Edelgive Foundation, Fidelity Management Research, Cisco India, and others.

Learn more about us at www.mentortogether.org. If interested in this job, please write to leadership@mentortogether.org with your resume. Please mention the title of this job clearly in your email.

About our technology platform:

Mentor Together’s technology platform includes the mentor-mentee matching framework, management of mentor and mentee applications, mentoring projects, curriculum, meeting logs & plans framework, and a dashboard of reports on the progress of mentorship. This platform also connects to an Android based mobile app – Mentor To Go, IVR systems, and call-routing systems.

Our organisational values are:

  • Youth centric work – We believe that mentoring is a facilitative process that identifies the voices, needs and aspirations of mentees.  We aim to partner with each mentee in his/her own journey, to enable them to realise their unique potential. We keep the mentee at the centre, as the key stakeholder, in all our work.
  • Impact driven We think long-term in our impact. We are here to fundamentally change the trajectories of children. We employ evidence-driven theories of change, best in class processes, and everyday experiences from the ground, to ensure that we are doing the best we can to empower our mentees.
  • Organisation and team first – Every member of Mentor Together is strongly aligned to our vision and mission. We work together as teams upholding the values of trust, respect and integrity. We place the organisation first in our work.
  • Invigorating workplace –  We focus on engaging our people in all aspects of our organisation’s work. We appreciate and celebrate them for who they are, giving them an opportunity to learn and grow, in ways that help them be more fulfilled in their lives.

 

 

LOCATION: Bangalore

EXPERIENCE: Between 7 – 10 years of Program Management experience in the development sector

OVERVIEW: The Senior Program Manager has overall ownership and responsibility of a program with 250 – 300 pairs, working with a program team to ensure successful program execution.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 20% Planning and Organizing
      • Creating the annual operating plan for project/s of size at between 250 – 400 pairs
      • Creating quarterly, monthly and weekly trackers and milestones for the annual plan
  • 20% Program Execution Support
      • Review weekly and fortnightly plans with teams
      • Review outputs
      • Assist in troubleshooting of any kind
  • 20% Personnel Management
      • Manage hiring of program team reporting to Senior Program Manager
      • Conduct reviews and appraisals of team
      • Plan out skill development and training calendars for team
  • 20% Partner Reporting & Management
      • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports to partners
      • Discuss program progress on a regular basis with partners
  • 20% Accounting & Financial Management
    • Review financial spending on projects on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
    • Approve expenses submitted by direct reportees
    • Approve requests for advances based on spending
    • Review MIS based on budgets and expenditure

COMPETENCIES:

  • Very strong analytical and logical skills
  • Very strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong team leadership and personnel management skills

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to COO
  • Reported to by Program Manager, Program Coordinator, Mentee Manager

SELECTION PROCESS:

  • CV and covering letter
  • Skill assignment/s
  • Personal interview
  • References

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Mentor Together is an award winning non-profit organization that has pioneered the youth mentoring movement in India. We provide children and youth facing adversity, empowering one-on-one relationships with mentors, that help them achieve their goals and dreams. We have worked with over 5,000 children and youth. We currently work across 6 cities and 4 rural and peri-urban populations. We are a distributed but tightly knit team of professionals and development sector enthusiasts. We value hard work, detail-oriented execution and perseverance.

Over 2018 – 2021, Mentor Together will work with over 20,000 young people through face-to-face and technology mediated mentorships. We work with partners like Amdocs India, Cognizant India, Rosy Blue Foundation, Edelgive Foundation, Fidelity Management Research, Cisco India, and others.

Learn more about us at www.mentortogether.org. If interested in this job, please write to leadership@mentortogether.org with a cover letter and your resume. Please mention the title of this job clearly in your email. Also mention your last drawn compensation and expected compensation.

PURPOSE: Th­­­­­­­e purpose of the role is to execute a range of activities with mentees, their communities and other stakeholders in the mentee world (NGO partners, Colleges and other partners) and record observations accurately in order to guide the program team meet the larger program objectives. The Junior Program Manager also contributes towards building capacity in the mentee team by participating in the training and development of mentee co-ordinators.

LOCATION: Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai & Hyderabad

EXPERIENCE: 2 – 4 years of relevant social sector experience with a minimum of an undergraduate degree, with a postgraduate degree like MSW preferred

OVERVIEW: The Junior Program Manager’s primary responsibility is coordinating with the youth (ages 18 – 22) that Mentor Together works with. The JPM looks at mentee selection, delivering programs to mentees and evaluating mentee performance. The JPM manages relationships with mentee partner institutions (NGO partners, Colleges and other partners) in the city. In addition, the JPM assists the mentor team in mentor selection, training delivery and program assessments.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 100% Program Execution
    • Identify partner institutions for mentees (NGO partners, Colleges and other partners), make presentations on the program and secure program MoUs with Institution Heads.
    • Conduct different screening and selection activities for mentees.
    • Administer psychometric and other baseline tests. Collate data and make reports.
    • Create and analyze mentee and mentor databases in order to find suitable matches for mentors and mentees.
    • Assist in setting up mentor interviews.
    • Organize, prepare and deliver induction and on-going training to mentees.
    • Organize and conduct group activities like engagement activities with mentees at various mentee institutes
    • Collect periodical feedback from mentees through different surveys, in-person discussions.
    • Liaise with mentee partner institution heads and collect regular feedback.
    • Arrange group workshops/skill based activities for mentees with volunteers
    • Assist Program Coordinator with mentor training and mentor together promotional activities.
  • COMPETENCIES:
    • Practice with professionalism and in an ethical manner
    • Engage diversity and difference in practice
    • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment
    • Strong verbal communication skills
    • Strong people skills
  • SELECTION PROCESS:
    • CV and covering letter
    • Telephone interview
    • Assignment/s
    • Personal interview

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Mentor Together is an award winning non-profit organization that has pioneered the youth mentoring movement in India. We provide children and youth facing adversity, empowering one-on-one relationships with mentors, that help them achieve their goals and dreams. We have worked with over 5,000 children and youth. We currently work across 6 cities and 4 rural and peri-urban populations. We are a distributed but tightly knit team of professionals and development sector enthusiasts. We value hard work, detail-oriented execution and perseverance.

Over 2018 – 2021, Mentor Together will work with over 20,000 young people through face-to-face and technology mediated mentorships. We work with partners like Amdocs India, Cognizant India, Rosy Blue Foundation, Edelgive Foundation, Fidelity Management Research, Cisco India, and others.

Join us, as we grow our programs to reach out to more and more young adults. Learn more about us at www.mentortogether.org. If interested, please write to careers@mentortogether.org with a cover letter and your resume. Please mention the title of this job clearly in your email.