Job Opportunity for Senior Manager, Programs, SCB at ISDM in Noida

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About ISDM

ISDM got seeded as an idea in early 2016 when its founders came together with a common vision to launch a first-of-its-kind educational institution that would develop and groom the next generation of professional leaders and managers for the development sector. ISDM envisions building Development Management (or Management for the Social Sectors) as a stand-alone domain and an aspirational choice for professionals in the development sector. The belief is that Development Management will significantly scale up the positive impacts on the lives of people in sustained ways.

By 2025, ISDM aims to become the go-to management institute for top professionals wanting to transform the development sector for greater impact on people’s lives.

In order to achieve this aim, ISDM has identified three broad focus areas

  • Continuously building the one-year long Post Graduate Program in Development Management (PGP-DM)
  • Creating a strong research function that will lay the foundations for Development Management and leadership as a unique domain and discipline
  • Launching Strategic Capacity Building Programs aimed at influencing and up- skilling middle to senior leaders in the social sector through special workshops, short-term courses, and customized convening.

Since launching its flagship (and India’s first) PGP in Development Management (equivalent of a one-year MBA) in 2017, the Institution has placed 200 young professionals on an accelerated path to build, manage and lead Social Purpose Organisations (SPOs). ISDM has successfully executed 46 short-term Open Programs across three cities inducting 142 development professionals from 49 SPOs as ISDM alumni who are now redefining what “impact at scale” means in the development sector. ISDM has created a national character for itself, attracting a diverse range of student and recruiting organisations from across the country. Over these years, ISDM has also built strong partnerships with leading philanthropists, academicians, advisors, and practitioners.

ISDM has audacious ambitions to build a world class institution, become a global fountainhead of development management knowledge, and define the domain of development management for the Social Sectors.

ISDM is entering a new phase of growth with a revamped program and renewed focus on establishing itself firmly as a preeminent institution in its domain. This requires strategic and energetic institutional leadership.

About Strategic Capacity Building (SCB)

Strategic Capacity Building (SCB) at ISDM began with a view that while the 1-year PGP is impacting fresh graduates and young professionals, Body of Knowledge is focused on curating and building knowledge, there is a great need to work with the mid and senior management and leadership in the sector today, to be able to evangelise the change we want to see and build the society we envision. 

SCB includes programs for middle and senior management in the sector across roles and segments, courses specifically for women leaders, entrepreneurs, senior govt offices, volunteers etc. and can be delivered in a variety of ways comprising bridge programs, short and medium duration courses, online courses and immersions etc. 

The Role

We are looking for a passionate professional who will work with the Lead SCB to establish and expand the SCB practices for custom and open programs. The Consultant will undertake a variety of tasks related to the capacity building of different stakeholders from the social impact sector such as CSR/ESG teams, NGOs, Government agencies etc. with the aim of building their skills, knowledge and behaviours to be able to do their roles better.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand the philosophy and approach of Strategic Capacity Building work, it’s background and contribute towards achieving the 3-year vision and targets
  • Build and manage external stakeholder engagement to identify and close opportunities for capacity building solutions
  • Build strategic collaborations to position SCB programs and reinforce value of SCB program and ISDMs position for building capacity programs
  • Conceptualise, design solutions and manage learning & capacity building program engagements to ensure success of the program.Work with internal teams and external partners to drive end to end learning solutions – need asses
  • sment, content / program development, program delivery, pre and post assessment, learning community engagement etc.
  • Conceptualise learning experiences and environments for blended delivery of various programs such as professional development, open programs, custom programs etc
  • Build a pool of partners – trainers, content creators, subject matter experts to support the design and delivery of programs
  • Deliver trainings, workshops or webinars as need be
  • Manage and facilitate all learning channels providing continuous support to internal and external learners.
  • Document success of the programs and engagements for building the narrative of impact of capacity building initiatives on individuals, organizations and sector
  • Provide support in developing communications material, managing campaigns and related tasks to support outreach for SCB programs
  • Ensure all project deliverables are being met as per the defined process and quality
  • Preparing project plan, grant charts and implementing projects as per timelines

Experience & Qualification Required:

  • 12-15 years of work experience 
  • At Least 5-8 years of experience in core domain of consulting, designing and delivering programs for capacity building
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Project management and analytical Skills 
  • Result Oriented/ Outcome Focussed 
  • Planning and Organising skills 
  • Adaptable and flexible including ability to manage pressure, ambiguity and change
  • Proficiency in MS Office, content authoring tools such as Articulate etc
  • Ability to collaborate and work with other people 
  • Willing to unlearn, learn and practice new tools and techniques 
  • Good time management skills

ISDM is an equal opportunity organization with a particular emphasis on affirmative action. The culture of the organization is one of professionalism while also one that greatly values relationships.

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