Make A Difference India
Program Manager
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
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Job Type

Work from Home

Closing Date

Dec 10 2021


About Make A Difference:

Make A Difference (MAD) is a youth-led nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform the life outcomes of the abandoned and vulnerable children of India. Founded in 2006, MAD builds communities around Children in Need of Care & Protection (CNCP) to provide holistic support to children from the age of 10 until they attain stable adult life outcomes. The individualized monitoring and support services include — providing foundational skills, academic support, transition readiness skills, and aftercare. 


The organization has built 60 communities across 23 cities supporting 3500 children. Consistently voted as one of the Top Places to Work in the country, MAD is a volunteer-driven nonprofit that developed the most cost-effective and scalable delivery model. More than 90% of the children we work with are able to break the cycle of poverty, go to college and become contributing members of society. Our strength lies in our ability to provide deep one-on-one care consistently for an 18-year time period at scale. With this unique model and the custom-designed monitoring and evaluation technology, MAD aims to transform the lives of all neglected children in India.


MAD is looking for people who will shape the organization in its next phase of growth; we are now on our mission to scale our impact. This is an exceptional opportunity for an entrepreneurial and motivated leader with a passion to create large scale impact.


Key Deliverables:

Reporting to the Sr Director, the Program Manager will be responsible for the development and execution of the program implementation plans for various functions at MAD. The Program manager will follow Agile project management methodologies for the improvement of projects, processes and systems at MAD. The goal is to improve operational excellence for all programs and projects at MAD ensuring we are geared up for scale and streamlined for growth. The program manager will be responsible but not limited to the following deliverables:


  • Creates project implementation plan (PIP) covering the scope, goals, timelines and deliverables of the assigned program vertical

  • Identifies gaps in the PIP, processes and systems to develop innovative initiatives to enhance internal efficiencies and effectiveness of the team

  • Defines project deliverables and aligning the deliverables with the organization goals

  • Setting expectations from team members based on project deliverables from each project

  • Streamlining and Automating processes and workflows

  • Ensuring early warning and planning for resources depletion and risks

  • Facilitating intra-team collaboration and communication with a problem-solving approach

  • Enabling team efficiency by facilitating knowledge transfers between departmental project teams making project plans, reviews, templates, and documentation widely available to concerned members, saving time and costs that would have otherwise gone into rework.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Graduate or Post graduate qualification from a reputed institution

  • 4+ years of professional experience in similar functions

  • Experience in agile project management will be preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; communicating to all levels within an organization

  • Proactively seeks and encourages suggestions from other functions in improving the capabilities of the Job family

  • Identifies relevant skill enhancement initiatives to build on required competencies, functional and behavioral

  • Cultivates and maintains collaborative relationships with all stakeholders to achieve mutual goals

How to apply

Application Procedure:

Please fill in the application form below to submit your candidature for the Program Manager role by 10th December 2021 


Compensation offered will be at par with norms set for the development sector in India All Applicants must have legal authorization to work in India


MAD is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. MAD does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.