Description of position

The Research and Evaluation team at SELCO Foundation conducts deep-dive studies and work towards creating evidence that brings out the organisation’s approach. It also conducts landscape studies which help inform the strategy and direction of the organization. The team also anchors some key tasks that aim towards improved dissemination of the organisation’s approach tools amongst the team members. Being an implementation based organization, the aim is to constantly improve the sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness of the programs designed by the organisation.

The Senior Program Manager should have a good sectoral understanding, and proven experience in managing a team, developing and monitoring partnerships and coordinating for successful long term strategic programs.

The Senior Program Manager is also expected to be entrepreneurial, and adapt to varying situations and organizational requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Anchor critical research and learning exercises to communicate key practices, approaches and strategy of the organization
  • Anchor and manage all SELCO Foundation communication-led interventions in a strategic manner to ensure a seamless flow of information consistent with the organization’s philosophy
  • Keep abreast with trends and narratives emerging in the sector and plan for organization activities accordingly
  • Lead and coordinate for Primary and Secondary research, data analysis with respect to the sector or programs across the organization
  • Anchor and deliver on new and innovative ways to communicate key learnings, concepts, processes and approaches for improved uptake within the organization and outside
  • Plan for regular opportunities to identify lessons learned and implications for the organisation’s next steps
  • Ensure coordination with other teams within the organization to ensure implementation of the ecosystem approach and cross-learning
  • Conduct regular team meetings for the vertical, as well as program specific meetings to update all members on best practices and continuing expectations and vision
  • Design and manage partnerships, developing long term strategic plans for each
  • Design and plan for regular blogs, newsletters and updates on the Organization

Who Should apply

  • Work Experience: minimum 6 years of experience is preferred; supporting leadership and or management, preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to process information and create compelling documentation for the sector
  • Experience in connecting conceptual approaches and narratives with ground realities
  • Experience in connecting conceptual approaches and narratives with ground realities
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision- making capability
  • Willingness to learn, grow and develop at personal and professional front, at a rapid pace with a steep learning curve
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Willingness to travel