Job Opportunity for Program Manager (PM)/ Program Associate (PA) in The Convergence Foundation at New Delhi

Website The Convergence Foundation

The Convergence Foundation, Human Resources, Team Lead (TL)/Program Manager (PM)

Position Summary
The portfolio organisations are run by senior leaders who have previously held key leadership positions at established institutions across sectors, such as Airtel, Whirlpool, Bharti Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ashoka University, and Dasra. We are looking for a committed, motivated, and intellectually curious individual who will work alongside the Head of Human Resources to identify the skills, experiences, and competencies required for the success of each organisation and make our organisations the best place to work in the social sector.

At The Convergence Foundation, we strongly believe that people are critical to the success of an organisation. When it comes to people, we believe in Jim Collins’s theory of “getting the right people on the bus and in the right seats”.

Role Mission
The TL/PM will be responsible for talent acquisition, employee experience, and people-related processes. This will involve c0-creating and implementing the talent acquisition strategy for The Convergence Foundation and for each portfolio organisation, and creating and implementing people-oriented processes to ensure each employee is satisfied and working to their full potential. The role requires supporting the portfolio organisations in a variety of ways, including talent acquisition, organisation development, talent management, performance reviews, goal-setting, learning and development, and other areas. This is a great opportunity for those who enjoy working in a start-up environment, enjoy building and scaling organisations, and care deeply about the impact sector. Whether it involves aiding in the hiring for key roles, strategy planning that will enable organisations to unlock scale, or supporting performance management for all employees, the Human Resources team will work on some of the most exciting and challenging projects at The Convergence Foundation.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Talent Mapping and Acquisition:
○ Map job profiles to relevant talent pools in nonprofits, for-profit organisations and academic institutions
○ Identify high quality active and passive candidates interested in the impact sector and proactively engage via founders’ and senior leaders’ networks, talent partner relationships, alumni programs, consulting organisations, campus placement drives and other innovative sources
○ Understand resource requirements for thematic areas and verticals, design appropriate job profiles, and identify the appropriate talent acquisition strategy
○ Conduct extensive outbound candidate outreach via internal team and search partners (gradually reduce dependence on external partners by building internal search capacity)
○ Create, maintain and update an accurate and searchable database with appropriate metrics to track and monitor resource requirements in a timely manner
○ Engage with inactive candidates and convert them into potential active candidates
○ Create and implement strong candidate selection processes including interview protocols, psychometrics and reference checks

Employer Branding:
○ Augment the employer branding strategy and ensure implementation of the short-term and long-term deliverables carved out for the portfolio organisations
○ Develop a strong multi-pronged employer branding plan including blogs, videos, podcasts, webinars/events and other relevant talent engagement tools
Organisational Development:
○ Design and implement learning and development programs for management and employees working in constantly changing environments
○ Align talent strategies and actions to the organisations’ strategies
○ Assist organisations’ leaders to pioneer innovative approaches, streamline processes, and empower employees to perform to their maximum potential
Operational processes:
○ Drive a high performance work culture across all the portfolio organisations
○ Handle the performance management cycle process from start to end and monitor timely and accurate completion of the appraisals
○ Contribute towards the automation of performance management systems
○ Design and implement core processes that can be used quickly and effectively to
build and scale new organisations while also allowing room to make changes as per organisation-to-organisation requirements


Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications and skills that are required for this
● A Master’s degree from a top tier institution in a relevant field including business, industrial/organisational psychology, human resources, communications, or a related field
● 4-8 years of work experience in a sales/marketing/talent acquisition role demonstrating strong research and leadership skills

● Excellent networking and relationship-building skills and the ability to recognize, inspire and connect with the best-in-class talent
● Excellent presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with external audiences
● Strong planning and organisational skills, and an ability to set priorities, plan timelines and meet deadlines

Personal Characteristics and Desired Qualities

● Thrives on building strong networks, nurturing relationships with high-quality talent in the corporate and social sector, and wants to work with top leaders in system-change organisations to help build them from the ground up
● Desire to work in a fast-paced environment and with a strong sales mindset and go-getter attitude towards talent acquisition
● Willingness and ability to commit the next few years to developing a strong social sector network
● Highly motivated and able to work independently to agreed goals and targets and take ownership of the overall recruitment strategy and process of the portfolio organisations
● High ability to collaborate and actively listen to others, understanding and valuing others’ views
● Ability to learn about new sectors quickly and to run a thorough and high-quality search process, including leadership candidate search, outreach, engagement, and evaluation
● Operating style suited to working in a small-organisation setting, where teamwork and resourcefulness are highly valued
● Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to manage multiple high-volume roles simultaneously
● Adaptable and flexible to changing circumstances and needs of the role, including flexibility in working hours to ensure coordination with key candidates in different locations and time zones
● Demonstrate sensitivity, confidentiality and discretion in their interactions and engagement with prospective and active candidates, beyond the recruitment process

Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy pay scales and will depend upon the candidate’s experience.

New Delhi, India

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