Job Opportunity for Program Owner (Operations) – Entrepreneurship Projects at Udhyam Learning Foundation in New Chandigarh

Website Udhyam Learning Foundation

Type of Role: Permanent

Commitment: Full Time

Location: Chandigarh

About Udhyam:

At Udhyam Learning Foundation (Udhyam), Our vision is to “Co-create a caring world, where people fearlessly pursue their potential.” Udhyam Shiksha, works on developing entrepreneurial mindsets amongst youth, and has partnered with 9 state governments for designing and implementing programs for schools, ITIs and degree colleges.

About Entrepreneurship Projects (Schools):

At Udhyam we believe in the “learning by doing” approach. What better way to build entrepreneurial mindsets than trying entrepreneurship hands on?

We are scaling up an exciting model to enable students to try their hands at entrepreneurship where the students get seed money to develop a business idea into reality. Over the course of this program, the students work in teams, get inputs for coming up with ideas and receive requisite support to develop an idea into a viable business. The businesses also get assessed and the teams can advance to unlock mentorship and more resources.

To deepen our impact, we are designing a number of online and offline features for the program to improve content delivery, deepen implementation quality and widen mentorship. We are looking for a Program Owner for Operations who will be a part of the core team of the program, and will work closely with the government partners and Udhyam’s internal teams to maximize reach and impact of the program.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Operations: Manage the entire set of business, oversee the big picture pertaining to the state. Responsible for end to end operations and delivery. Responsible for monitoring government regulations and guiding public policy.
  • Stakeholder Management: Work with multiple stakeholders and build strong working relationships including government officials, partner organizations, resource persons, school principals and teachers. Serve as lead site coordinator.
  • Program Strategy and Management: Define program goals and implementation strategy, prepare and execute project plan, define and evolve ownership areas of team members and stakeholders, regularly review progress and strategy
  • Data Management: Create structures and build capacity within the team to collect and analyze implementation data and take data based decisions
  • Promote Udhyam’s mission, values and organisational policies to all stake holders.

Skills and Requirements:

Essential Skills:

  • Must be willing to be based in Punjab throughout the duration of the project.
  • 5+ years of experience working collaboratively with govt stakeholders on large scale programs.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Planning and Execution – Comfortable working with a diverse group of individuals to meet project objectives within established timelines; can effectively move from strategy to details in a seamless way
  • Ownership – You, as an individual, are accountable for the quality and timeliness of the outcome, even when you’re working with others.
  • Bias for action – Hands on with operations, willing to pilot and experiment with different strategies, interact regularly with students and various stakeholders across the state
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced and ambiguous environment

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in Education sector or Program Management Unit
  • Fluent in spoken and/or written Punjabi
  • Comfortable with MS Office

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