Training Coordinator, IWWAGE

New Delhi
Posted 4 weeks ago

Languages Required: English and Hindi

Duration of Contract: 12 months (may be extended based on the performance and funding availability)

Location: DAY-NRLM office, New Delhi

Reporting to: Deputy Secretary-RL, DAY-NRLM and Co-Lead, IWWAGE


Institute for What Works to Advance Gender Equality (IWWAGE) is an initiative of LEAD, an action-oriented research centre of IFMR Society (a not-for-profit society registered under the Societies Act). LEAD has strategic oversight and brand support from Krea University (sponsored by IFMR Society) to enable synergies between academia and the research centre. IWWAGE aims to build and deepen evidence around the low participation of women in the economy – caused by low asset base, poor access to public services, restrictive gender norms, and the burden of unpaid work – to find solutions to inform gender transformative changes and policy reforms.

About the Position:

The Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), given its focus on building women’s groups and developing cluster-based livelihood options. Organized collectives of women build women’s agency and their empowerment. NRLM’s objective for women federations is to serve as institutional bases for social and economic multi-sectoral outcomes for poor women.  This offers the opportunity to assess and scale institutional mechanisms and forms for gender equality and women’s empowerment at the grassroots.  Accordingly, this program aims to strengthen NRLMs and select SRLMs’ focus on gender strategically and ensure tested approaches to gender integration and transformation with federations are institutionalized and scaled up through strategic state-level partnerships. 

IWWAGE is currently a learning and technical partner to DAY-NRLM, which aims to enable the following: 

i. Operationalization of standardized, evidence-backed capacity building for staff and cadres on gender equality, concepts, actions and interventions; 

ii. Developing a non-negotiable, universal approach to establish functional community-level institutions from (village-level to block-level) for strengthening feminist leadership and engendering development planning; 

iii. Forging partnerships between NMMU and SMMUs National Mission Management Units (NMMU) and State Mission Management Units (SMMUs) for developing learning sites to demonstrate the impact of community-level institutions in delivering women’s empowerment; and iv.  Mainstreaming evidence-based MLE to inform policies for gender integration within the program.

In this context, IWWAGE is seeking applications for the position of Training Coordinator for providing program support to effectively manage gender programs by contributing to the program design, formulation, monitoring and implementation. 

Key Responsibilities:

The Training Coordinator will work closely with NRLM, SRLMs, and Cadres to train and build capacity to ensure implementation. The Training Coordinator will also help develop capacity-building knowledge pieces and ensure the effective operationalisation of modules across the NRLM, SRLM system, and community.

S/he will be responsible for the following tasks:   

  • Lead capacity-building efforts with frequent travel to SMMUs, DMMUs, BMMUs and federation-level staff for improved functionality and efficiency.
  • Understand the training needs of the NRLM ecosystem and design a training calendar with NIRD&PR for effective delivery.
  • Ensure pedagogies that help in the retention of training content.
  • Review training content prepared by NRP/States/experts
  • Collect feedback, share the analysis, and incorporate feedback for quality improvement of training.
  • Analyse pre and post-tests and use the findings for effective management of training.
  • Support NRLM and SRLMs in developing a resource pool at national, state, district and block levels who support and drive the capacity-building efforts for mainstreaming gender.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and liaise with Resource Persons (NRPs, SRPs, DRPs) to conduct training.
  • Provide technical support for developing integrated gender modules, IEC material, and documentation efforts.
  • Work closely with the Ministry of Rural Development and NIRD&PR on capacity-building efforts.
  • Ensure effective management of TOTs in close collaboration with NIRD&PR.
  • Review the Annual Work Plan for the training of the States and provide timely support. 
  • Undertake frequent field travels as per the training calendar.
  • Design dipstick to measure the effectiveness of training sessions, tool kits and materials. 
  • Monitor quality of training and undertake mid-course correction.
  • Lead national and regional capacity-building workshops/writeshops. 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree preferably in Women’s Studies, Rural Management, Sociology, Management Graduate and any related field.
  • Twelve Years of relevant experience and at least 8+ years’ experience working as a Trainer, Training Facilitator or other relevant position.
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet applications.
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing huge programs on gender and working with SHGs and their federations.  

Skills and Attributes:

  • Significant experience in coordinating multiple training events.
  • Significant experience with learning management systems and web delivery tools.
  • Good experience providing a complete training cycle, assessing needs, planning, developing, coordinatingŮ«, monitoring, and evaluating.
  • Possess a deep understanding of the functioning of the DAY-NRLM and its implementation in States and districts.
  • Ability to liaise with SRLMs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to coordinate several activities simultaneously.
  • Self-driven and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Promotes a knowledge-sharing and learning culture in the office.
  • Good reading, writing and speaking skills in English and Hindi are a must and regional languages are desirable.
  • Willingness to travel and flexibility to work on a wide range of tasks.

To Apply: Applications will be open till the position is filled. To apply, please collate your resume and cover letter in a single PDF and apply in the form here. 

Note: Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each candidate individually regarding the status of their application. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purposes.

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