Yeh Ek Soch (YES) Foundation required Project Manager

Yeh Ek Soch (YES) Foundation on invites applications for candidates for the post of Project Manager in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on a contract basis. Interested candidates may go through the details given below.


Position: Project Manager, SAFAL – Strengthening and Facilitating Active daily Life for children with disability.
No. of Positions: 1
Located: Head Office, Lucknow U.P.
Date: 09-11-2021

About the organization:
Yeh Ek Soch (YES) Foundation, established in 2012; has been relentlessly working towards social inclusion and holistic development of adolescents, young people, and marginalized sections of society. YES, Foundation has its presence in ~90 blocks in 26 districts of Uttar Pradesh. We facilitate the agencies by enhancing their knowledge, building capacities over life skill education, and other relevant issues thus ensuring their contribution to sustainable development and also monitoring the systemic change around it.

About the Project:
This project is for providing Activities of daily living ADL services through regular physiotherapy and speech therapy to children with severe and multiple disabilities identified for transitional home-based education. The overall goal of the program is to improve the quality of life for disabled children, and them help live a dignified life.
 Increased interest and preparedness among children to influence their lives and their environment.
 Improved index of Activities of daily living (ADL).
 Increased social interaction between families with disabled children with appropriate support for both.


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Reporting to: Program Director

Responsibilities and Duties

1. Programme Management:
1.1. To ensure that the programme is implemented according to the approved proposal and in accordance with donor requirements and the agreed work plan;
1.2. To ensure coordination, review, and sharing of lessons learned from the activities to support the achievement of outcomes and impact;
1.3. Organise and facilitate meetings with physiotherapists and speech therapists and stakeholders on progress, learning, analyze challenges, and identify mitigation measures;
1.4. Develop a culture of learning and innovation, revising approaches based on the results and needs of the participants;
1.5. Ensure active participation of persons with disabilities and key participants in the feedback mechanism process.

2. Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL):
2.1. Lead the design and implementation of the M&E framework and data management and information systems for the programme
2.2. To ensure compliance with the strategy and to track delivery against the programme targets, outcomes, and impacts;

2.3. Prepare and ensure timely submission of performance monitoring plans, including developing and defining program indicators and sources of data;
2.4. Develop a participant feedback mechanism for the project;
2.5. Coordinate research components related to the programme as needed;
2.6. Coordinate monitoring, evaluation, and research in order to assess the results of implementation.

3. Finance and Reporting:
3.1. Ensure development and implementation of expenditure plans and ensure that the programme is implemented within agreed and approved budgets through undertaking regular expenditure monitoring;
3.2. To ensure that internal and donor financial reports are submitted in a timely manner and fulfilling the requirements;
3.3. To ensure implementation of recommendations from the due diligence.

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4. Networking, Communications, and Learning:
4.1. Build relationships with local governance, govt. officials, INGOs, NGOs, CSRs, and relevant stakeholders;
4.2. To ensure adequate communication and learning of the programme are disseminated internally and externally;
4.3. Develop and maintain consistent, clear, and timely communications and updates related to the programme.

Qualifications and Skills

1. Qualification: Applicants must have a postgraduate qualification or equivalent.

2. Experience:
2.1. Minimum five years of experience in programme management, preferably with emphasis on the development sector;
2.2 Applicant must have significant experience working in rural setup;
2.3 Applicants must have experience in designing and delivering for donor-funded projects;
2.4 Demonstrable experience of disability will be a distinct advantage;
2.5 Experience with disability inclusion programmes is an added advantage

3. Skills and Competencies
3.1. Demonstrated expertise and an in-depth understanding of qualitative and quantitative research design, as well as prior experience of analyzing qualitative and quantitative datasets;
3.2. Experience in managing programme budgets;
3.3. Experience in using software such as Microsoft Dynamics 365, SPSS, STATA, KOBO, or other equivalent packages;
3.4. Demonstrable an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding and a willingness to sign and adhere to YES’s code of conduct and safeguarding policy;
3.5. Empathy to YES’s mission, vision, goals, values, ethos, and target group;
3.6. Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the confidence to engage and represent at consortia, forums, and with donors;
3.7. Professional level of verbal and written fluency in English and in Hindi;
3.8. Strong negotiation skills;
3.9. Demonstrate flexibility and reliability;
3.10.Culturally sensitive and empathic to others;
3.11.Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines;
3.12. Demonstrates Strategic thinking;
3.13.Must be a strong and effective communicator:

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3.14.Prior experience in managing programmes preferably inclusive education, basic education, education achievement, instructional quality, and/or systems strengthening;
3.15. Willingness to abide by Yeh Ek Soch Foundation’s Code of conduct and child protection policy.
3.16.Willingness and ability to travel regularly in remote areas.


Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Duration of the assignment:
This would be a contract till Oct 2022 schedule with the broad period

Honorarium: The honorarium would be decided post reviewing the candidate’s experience and credentials. Yeh Ek Soch Foundation will arrange other field-level expenses (travel, lodging boarding, etc.)  Yeh Ek Soch Foundation aims to be an equal-opportunity employer. Women candidates are encouraged to apply. Recruitment and selection procedures & checks reflect our commitment to protecting children from abuse.


How to Apply: Please apply and “share your resume & Statement of Purpose” on latest by November 18th, 2021.
Also mention the subject line “Application for the post of Project Manager”
Please note that applications without the Statement of Purpose will not be considered.


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