Job Opportunity for Relationship Manager at Medha in Lucknow/Panchkula

Website Medha

Industry Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Work Experience 1-3 years
Salary ₹3.6 – ₹6 Lakhs Per Annum + Benefits
City Lucknow or Panchkula
State/Province Uttar Pradesh
Zip/Postal Code 226007

Job Description

  • Nurture relationships with state government officials to understand their mindsets, and support projects teams in creating alignment across hierarchy, project implementation, and effectively reporting project deliverables. 
  • Proactively sense new developments within the departments and give heads up to the organization’s state head and senior management.
  • Support departments with presentations, talking points, social media, and managing essential technology tools for better external and internal communication in Hindi and English (including writing government orders).

About Medha:

Medha better prepares youth for life after school. Our combination of 21st-Century skills training, career counselling, and alumni support propel young people on career paths of their choice. Since 2011, we have improved workplace engagement, income growth, and female work participation for 85,000 students across more than 400 educational institutions. And we are currently partnering with multiple state governments to bring our programming and approach to millions more. 

We are supported by leading corporations and global foundations such as Accenture, JP Morgan, and The Mulago Foundation. We have received numerous awards and recognitions for our work, including the Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, and Ashoka Fellowships, the Dasra Girl Power Award, and were recently named a finalist for the Elevate Prize.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. Medha is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices.

For more information, please visit 1) Website  2) 2021 Impact Report  3) Program Materials  4) Strategy Growth Plan Deck


For the last ten years, Medha has delivered a unique experiential learning program to young people in the ‘Hindi-belt.’  

Based on the Four Cs of 21st-century skills – communications, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking – the program aims to prepare young people to start and excel in the diverse career paths of their choice. 

Constantly upgraded and enhanced, the program has evolved significantly over the last decade, along with changing student and market demands. As we look to the future of learning and work, we are doubling down on the program’s transformative impact on young people’s lives.

Medha has a vision of an India with equal career opportunities for youth, irrespective of gender, class, or caste. We believe the most effective way to get 150 million young people into rewarding careers is by collaborating with the government education system. From day one, we chose to exclusively work at existing vocational, technical, and higher education institutions and integrate our programming and approach into the system. 

Ten years later, this scale path has enabled us to impact over 85,000 students across more than 540 educational institutions in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Haryana. As we expand our System Adoption work to reach 1 million students in the next five years, we are looking for a Senior Manager, Relationship Management, for the system adoption team. As a Relationship Manager, you would help us maintain and deepen relationships with state governments, creating a smooth path for project implementation. You would work with government officials, keep them aligned with the project vision, and build communication channels across the hierarchy through verbal and written communication. You would also be required to make good presentations, assisting officials with writing government orders, letters, and documents needed as per government protocol.  

If you think you can help Medha, make this difference by creating and developing strategies to deepen our relationship with the government department while working closely with the system adoption team at Medha and building large-scale initiatives. We would want to explore synergies.

You will work with a team of professionals equally driven by Medha’s mission and vision.

What you will do:  

This position will involve a mix of: 

This position requires you to excel in several different domains. Some of the main areas of work include: 

Build & nurture government relationship

  • Work closely with key government officials to align with the project goals and assist them with paperwork, presentations, and documentation from their office required for effective project implementation.
  • Ensure their inputs are taken into consideration or influenced by the project team’s plan.
  • Single communication travels throughout the hierarchy.
  • Ensure that project governance meetings are happening and government officials are actively participating.

Help promote and maintain positive Medha image 

  • Ensure all meetings are pre-planned and have pre-meeting, during the meeting, and post-meeting tasks identified and well-executed.
  • Quality of presentation, documents, and reports are as per Medha’s brand guidelines.
  • Project governance meetings on government officials’ calendar (the most challenging task)
  • Always ready with project data, impact, field stories, and project challenges.

Create opportunities for new interventions and create buy-in 

  • Proactively engage with government officials to identify the upcoming challenges, new schemes, government orders, and any changes that will impact the project positively or negatively in the future.
  • Work closely with the project team to have a solid plan to mitigate the risk or devise a new intervention.
  • Be open to new ideas and suggestions for designing new projects/programs aligned with Medha’s vision.

 Effectively coordinate with Internal project teams and senior leadership 

  • Seamless communication with the Project manager is essential
  • Any red flags need to be raised immediately with the senior leadership. 

What your day might look like:

While no two days are the same, some may look like this:

  • Review the presentation sent by the Project Manager regarding a state-level competition proposed under a large project.
  • Meet the key government official to seek his permission to rollout this competition to promote youth innovation in collaboration with his department.
  • Assist Sectreotory’s staff in drafting a government order in Hindi, instructing all ITIs and Polytechnics to support our team on the ground for reaching out to maximum students and get it issued and sent across.
  • Talk to the Director, Joint Directors, and other vital officials informing about the government orders and seek their support.
  • Meet the Project Manager to hand over the copy of the government order for initiating the project on the ground. 

Things we are looking for:

Someone who identifies with our mission and vision and has the knack for pulling off large-scale events, media relationship management, and passion for impact writing! 

The ideal candidate has the following capabilities:

  • Strong communication & negotiation skills and ability to engage with senior, middle level, and junior government officials
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong writing, making presentations, and social media management skills
  • Ability to work with multiple teams and functions to ensure all the relevant information is available at all times.
  • Excellent organizational skills

And some prior experience:

We believe in diversity of thought and experiences and are open to candidates with varied backgrounds. If you believe the skills you have built from the experiences you have had in the past can be applied to this work, please communicate how and why in your application. 

Why should you work for Medha?

  • A passionate team that is committed to a shared mission.
  • Grassroots ethos is connected to its student community (no ivory towers here).
  • Audacious goals and vision to impact millions of young people and India’s growth story.
  • New initiatives and exciting projects to get involved in and learn from.
  • An informal and fun work environment that doesn’t compromise on performance.
  • Space to explore and find your solutions and path (no micromanaging).  

Our hiring process:

Our goal is to be transparent and respectful of your time during the recruiting process. We use a technology platform to ensure the hiring process is comprehensive, efficient, and well documented.

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