Medha improves employment outcomes for youth in India. We provide 21st-century skills training and career services to students at under-resourced educational institutions. Partnering with the public sector, we aim to influence policy from the inside-out, mainstreaming our model and approach into the existing education system, better preparing millions of youth for their lives after school.
Since 2011, we have worked with over 6,000 students across 40 educational institutions, placed them into internships and full-time jobs with 300 leading employers, and built a public-private partnership with the government. We are supported by leading global foundations and corporations and have received numerous awards and recognition for our work.
CURRENT OPPORTUNITY – PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Medha is in the process of scaling its work to 30,000 youth across five states in the next three years. To achieve this ambitious growth, we are replicating our ‘Career Services Center’ model across 100 educational institutions in 25 Tier II/III cities in towns. In parallel, we are working with state and central government departments to integrate our programming, approach, and processes into the public-sector education system.
Accordingly, Medha is looking for passionate and motivated professionals to help design, develop, and improve our programming with youth.
NATURE OF WORK
The Manager, Program Development is responsible for the entire lifecycle of developing a new program or improving an existing one. This includes but is not limited to user experience research, defining and setting objectives, designing and developing activity-based curriculum/learning aids, etc., and creating and testing measurement instruments.
Programming is targeted at youth and young adults between the ages of 16 – 24 from the northern part of India and focuses on 21st-century skills, career development, and industry awareness. Candidates should, therefore, be passionate about working with this population and on these topics, as well as equally as comfortable in written and spoken Hindi and English.
Ideal candidates would have previous experience developing ‘education-related’ programs for youth and be comfortable with each stage of the process. They should also be familiar with activity-based/experiential methodologies. They need not have worked with our specific population or thematic area but they must be passionate about working with youth!
With Medha, you will experience and see the impact of your work on a day-to-day basis. You will be given flexibility and autonomy to pursue your ideas and plans. You will learn the challenges/opportunities of working in a growing, non-profit environment. You will be part of a passionate team that cares deeply about their work and mission.
This is a full-time position based in Lucknow. Salary range is Rs. 3.6 – 4.8 lakh per annum, plus EPF, annual bonus, and other benefits.
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