Job Opportunity for Programme Manager – Buguri Children’s Programme at Hasiru Dala in Bengaluru

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Hasiru Dala is looking for a Children’s Program Manager to work with Buguri Children’s Program across multiple cities. The candidate will be based out of Bangalore. The program currently works in 6 locations across Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh through community libraries and mobile libraries located in bastis where wastepickers live. We are looking for someone who is sensitive, self-driven, passionate about working with children in community spaces, and believes in the power of transforming lives through stories and art.



∙ Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve successful outcome in the program

∙ Plan the delivery of the overall Buguri Children’s Program

∙ Develop new initiatives and curriculum to strengthen the program

∙ Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the program

∙ Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement

∙ Develop funding proposals for the program to ensure continuous operations


∙ Develop documents, reports and case studies to document program activities

∙ Develop strategies to organize children for maximum participation in the library program.

∙ Design, Organize and Coordinate for large events at different locations


∙ In consultation with the Executive Director, recruit, interview and select well-qualified program staff

∙ Establish and implement a performance management process for all program staff

∙ Engage volunteers for appropriate program activities.


∙ Ensure Day to day running libraries across three locations.

∙ Ensure all staff members receive orientation and appropriate training

∙ Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback

∙ Communicate with donors and stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program

∙ Liaison with other team members to ensure effective and efficient program delivery

∙ Coordinate within team members for different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency

∙ Organize monthly meetings and trainings for the staff members

∙ Ensure documentation of the various processes within the program.

∙ Create awareness on the programs using social media.

∙ Lead the curation and procurement of books for the library program.

∙ Directly work with children in libraries for at least 4 hours a week.


∙ Write reports on the program for management and for funders.

∙ Ensure that the program operates within the approved budget.

∙ Ensure that all financial records for the program are up to date.

∙ Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks



● Experience of managing and developing a team

● Ability to lead, motivate and develop team members

● Excellent organization, delegation, performance management, administration, and time management skills

● Strategic thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills

● Have a high level of drive and energy and a commitment to excellence

● Strong sense of ownership for every deliverable


● Strong understanding quality children’s literature and library practice ( in order to create vibrant libraries for children)


• Strong ability to communicate and develop effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders

• Language – English and Kannada

• Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and influencing skills


Remuneration will commensurate with experience.


Hasiru Dala is a social impact organization that focuses on justice for waste pickers through interventions co-created with the waste pickers, in the areas of identity rights, access to family education, healthcare, housing, skill development, market and employment access, and multi-tier policy advocacy. If interested write to

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