Apply for Program Manager, Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship, IIM Udaipur

  • Compensation Contractual payment of INR 65,000 to 80,000/per month (2 year contract – payment amount is subject to prior experience and qualification)
  • Reporting Relationship Will report to IIMU administration and fellowship coordinators (FCs – 3 diverse experienced professionals from academia, public policy and social entrepreneurship spaces)
  • Last Date to apply: June 5, 2022
  • Location: IIM Udaipur, with travel across the states of Rajasthan and Telangana


As part of the SANKALP initiative under the helm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), nine IIMs are the academic partners for the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship. The fellowship in its phase II (2021-23) is committed to deploy 600 bright young fellows, across as many districts of the country with the district skill council. IIMU aims to build a cadre of highly competent and committed young professionals as resources for driving skill development and livelihood generation across the country in all districts of the states of Rajasthan and Telangana (61 fellows, i.e. approx. 1/10th of the total strength). IIMU aligns to the core value of the fellowship, to provide an enabling environment and immersive experience for the fellows to make transformative impact.

Program Manager Roles and Responsibilities

  • Overall administrative responsibility for all academic and operational activities including financial budgeting and reporting
  • Building an ecosystem understanding of the skilling space, especially the functions of the administration to be able to steer the direction of the Fellows’ work in the districts
  • Managing fellowship learning milestones and developing protocols to ensure smooth functioning of the academic and immersion modules of the fellowship
  • Managing and monitoring a distributed team comprising of 2 state coordinators, faculty and
  • Maintain routine engagement with key stakeholders – ministry, fellows, district cells, faculty, fellowship coordinators and mentors
  • Support in coming up with key publications from time to time, in collaboration with required stakeholders to share the findings and insights from this youth and skilling intervention

Key Skills / Abilities/ Knowledge Required

  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated experience working on policy and programmatic issues with multiple stakeholders including governments, academia and civil society organizations including community organizations
  • Prior experience in field as well as research and publication will be desirable
  • Familiarity with financial accounting and documentation
  • Attention to detail, planning, and task-orientation
  • Proficient in English, Hindi (knowledge of Telugu will be an added benefit)

Educational Qualification & Experience

Candidate should have a sound record from a reputed academic institution. Approximately 6 years of working experience in project management, preferably with a reputed national/international organization in social development. Candidates without a post-graduate but with at least 8 years of relevant work experience will be considered.

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