Job Opportunity for Trainer – Early Childhood Development & Disability (ECDD) at UCDC in Mumbai

Website Ummeed Child Development Centre

About Ummeed:

Ummeed is one of India’s premier non-profit organizations providing family-centered care to children with developmental disabilities and their families. We believe that all children with developmental disabilities can be included in society and reach their maximum potential, if given the chance. As an organization with a workforce of over 90 committed professionals, Ummeed’s transdisciplinary approach works towards:

· Supporting children with developmental disabilities and their families through direct clinical and other services towards a journey of acceptance and empowerment

· Building a cadre of trained professionals and community workers who can prevent, diagnose, and manage developmental disabilities effectively

The team at Ummeed is a diverse group of highly passionate, motivated and talented individuals.

Ummeed offers its team members opportunities to grow professionally and personally, inculcating and reflecting a strong culture of supervision and mentorship and the space for continued learning.

Context of ECDD’s work:

India has over 50 million children with disabilities under the age of 15 years. Children with developmental disabilities and their families, especially from rural and low-income geographies, receive inadequate to poor health care services, be out of school, and are possibly unaware of their rights.

During the period from birth to three years in a child’s brain develops most rapidly and lays the foundation for health, wellbeing, learning and productivity throughout life. During this period a child’s brain is also most susceptible to environmental influences such as those related to poverty. According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) conducted in 2015-16, more than 55% of children in India under 5 years have anaemia, 38.4% are stunted, 35% are underweight, and more than 20% suffer from malnutrition. While these are overall statistics for the country, the status in rural and underserved communities is worse than urban areas. These factors compounded by poverty, lack of information and resources increases the risk, precluding these children from achieving their optimal development potential to become contributing members of society.

There is, thus, an urgent need for early childhood programs that incorporate and address health, nutrition, security, responsive caregiving and opportunities for early learning. Investing in early childhood development is one of the best investments a country can make to boost economic growth, promote peaceful and sustainable societies, and eliminate extreme poverty and inequality. Equally important, investing in early childhood development is necessary to uphold the right of every child to survive and thrive.

About “the position” at Ummeed: Trainer – ECDD

Ummeed’s ECDD team is looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion for working in the social space with excellent communication skills to come on board as trainers. Most of Ummeed’s ECDD project trainings happen offsite at locations outside Mumbai. Training would primarily comprise of training the community health workers to promote and monitor child development, using a standardized tool and to provide support to families of children identified with developmental delay/s. It will also include training and engaging with different stakeholders involved in ECD.

Primary Responsibilities:

1.     Conduct trainings at different project sites in Mumbai as well as outside Mumbai which entails:

a.     Prepping for a training – ensuring training proficiency, training materials

b.     Delivering training – delivering training modules

c.      Documenting – reflecting and documenting post training

2.     Participate in developing training materials

3.     Monitoring and evaluating trainings conducted

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from a science or arts stream – psychology / occupational therapy / home science with early childhood development. 0-2 years experience of working in low resource communities/ with community health workers will be an added advantage.

Essentials Skills Required:

·        Language proficiency in English, Hindi, Marathi

·        Excellent communication skills to facilitate training

·        Willingness and ability to reflect on self

·        Ability and willingness to travel to outdoor locations in India

·        Content knowledge in ECD will be a plus

Reporting to: Program Manager – ECDD


Ummeed would give preference to a candidate who is interested in putting in at least 40 hours per week. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We encourage parents of children with disabilities to apply.

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