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March 19, 2018

Disha Education Society looking for Project Manager

Organization: Disha Education Society

Position: Project Manager

Location: Delhi

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Educational Qualification: Post-graduate Degree or equivalent in Business Management, Economics, Social Sciences, Development Studies or in related fields from a reputed university
Experience: A minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience of which five years were at a senior level of responsibility in relationship building, conducting research studies/preparing training modules/assessing labour markets and managing projects at the state or national level.  Significant experience in the area of skill development, enterprise development, livelihood and labour policies is essential.

Skills required: 
— Overall understanding of Apprenticeship training, Skill development, Entrepreneurship related issues is essential;
— Good Knowledge about the Apprentices (Amendment) Act 2014, National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) and the mission and the functioning of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will be an added advantage;
— Exposure to working with the Central/State Government is essential;
— Ability to work with minimal supervision is important;
— Strong ability to establish, build and maintain effective working relationships with project staff and clients to facilitate the provision of required support.
— Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems is desirable.

Project Overview: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the Government of Delhi in its implementation of the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) as a part of the national mandate of MSDE, GOI, by setting up a Project Management Unit to strengthen the institutional mechanism within the state.   The PMU is established to operationalize the Delhi Government’s agenda on the NAPS programme, and will receive operational guidance and from the Deputy State Apprenticeship Advisor.   UNDP has partnered with Disha Education Society, to provide human resource and operational support to the office of the Deputy Apprenticeship Advisor, Government of Delhi.    The state programme is headed by the State Apprenticeship Advisor, Directorate of Technical Training and Education, Government of Delhi and will provide strategic guidance and management oversight for the programme.

Roles and Responsibilities: Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy State Apprenticeship Advisor and in close co-ordination Apprenticeship Promotion Expert, UNDP India, the Project Manager will be responsible for:

— Setting up the State Project Management Unit to support the Deputy State Apprenticeship Advisor, to ensure the strengthening the State’s capacity to upscale the NAPS in the state;
— Coordination with MSMEs, industry clusters; business and cluster associations, training provides, third party aggregators and other stakeholders in the State to create a buy-in for NAPS;
— Identify and analyze challenges and opportunities faced by each stakeholder, present workable solutions along with the government to resolve the challenges;
— Establish strong linkages with other skill development training mentioned in the NAPS including ITI s, PMKVY, MES to ensure enrollment in the programme is broadened as envisaged in the scheme, introducing new industry led courses where necessary;
— Create an annual work plan in agreement with the State and UNDP clearly detailing the mechanism on the support required by the State unit in matching the right employer training with the prospective candidates; assistance to both employers and candidates register on the NAPS website and issuance of the apprenticeship contracts as per the guidelines notified by the Government;
— Identify growing subsectors within the services industry to map employers or clusters that could be interested in providing apprenticeships particularly with a focus on women;
— Identify clusters in the state, reach agreement on cluster specific private sector/employer engagement strategies working closely with associations and Deputy State Apprenticeship Advisor;
— Create local industry linkages for apprenticeship placements ensuring there are enough employers offering apprenticeships, supporting them in putting in place soft and hard infrastructure for training and mentoring at the work place;
— Draw up communication strategies for reaching out to the possible employers clusters among the identified industry segments to improve uptake, clearly articulating the strategic benefits of apprenticeships to the business; strong advocacy with prospective employers to troubleshoot concerns on uptake if any;
— Conduct field studies and organize road shows and high-engagement workshops for clusters and sector specific associations dominant in the State, for creating awareness about NAPS among the cluster members and wider dissemination of best implementation practices;
— Develop a mechanism to reach out to the targeted audiences for awareness and exchange information and promote dialogue with schools/institutions to enhance local awareness about the scheme using forums like DISHA chat, print, radio, mobile platforms etc;
— Formulate an outreach strategy for prospective students; designing content, suitable instruments and innovative medium detailing out the entire communication pack to increase the enrollment of students, with appropriate approvals from the State and UNDP;
— Ensure the communication campaign at the State level is closely aligned with MSDE’s national campaigns on NAPS;
— Establish a help line for the students as they enroll for the ITI course with information and counseling on prospective job opportunities post training, with a focus on women to enroll in non- traditional sectors; develop content with information on career prospects for the ITI websites;
— Assist the Deputy State Apprenticeship Advisor in designing appropriate communication modules, knowledge products and information briefs;
— Putting together systems in place to assist the State machinery in ensuring the quality of training and placements are to the desirable standards;
— Closely work with champion employers and successful apprentices in the state to gather factual evidence on the factors crucial for ‘ease of business or implementation’;
— Regular coordination with national team and other team members in UNDP for regular reporting progress of the project share lessons and experiences;
— Develop innovative mechanisms for enhanced opportunities for women, SC/ ST and PwDs by bridging the information and awareness gap that exists amongst the under-privileged sections;
— Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports on implementation progress and be responsible for project financial management and reporting, agreeing the annual work plan and formats for MIS with the state and UNDP during the inception phase;
— Set up project Steering Committee at the State level and ensure periodic project review and reporting;
— Support the state in setting up a robust monitoring and reporting system to ensure quality of training and timely delivery and uptake of the programme.
— Other duties as assigned by the Deputy State Apprenticeship Advisor or Apprenticeship Expert UNDP.

Application Process: Interested candidates should send their updated resume along with recent passport sized colored photograph and all other relevant documents to hr@dishamail.com

Last date to apply: 28 March 2017

— Only short listed candidates will be called for an interview round.
— The application must satisfy the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the educational qualifications & experience.
— For any queries please contact 098935-94015