HCL Foundation Invites applications for the post of Program Officers – Skill Development & Livelihood

  • Chennai
  • Private
  • Best In Market
  • Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
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2 to 4 Year

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Jun 15, 2021

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HCL Foundation Invites applications for the post of Program Officers – Skill Development & Livelihood under the flagship programme ‘HCL UDAY’



HCL Foundation (HCLF) was established in 2011 as the CSR arm of HCL Technologies. It is a not-for-profit- organization, that strives to contribute towards national and international development goals, bringing about lasting positive impact in the lives of people, through long term sustainable programmes. The foundation aims to alleviate poverty and achieve inclusive growth and development. Active community engagement ensures optimal long-term gains and
upward accountability. HCL Foundation works through Life Cycle Based, Integrated Community Development Approach with a thematic focus on Education, Health, Skill Development & Livelihood, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction & Response. Child protective strategies, inclusion and gender transformative approaches remain central in all initiatives of HCL Foundation, thus ensuring comprehensive development.

Presently HCL Foundation is implementing four flagship programmes, namely HCL Samuday & HCL Grant – Rural Development programmes; HCL Uday & Clean Noida – Urban Development programmes and 3 special initiatives - Power of One, Sports for Change and HCL Foundation Academy.

For more details, please visit our website – https://www.hclfoundation.org

The position will be responsible for:

  • Strategy: Structuring livelihood projects of HCL Foundation centred around job orientated skill development, self-employment and entrepreneurship in accordance with the established HCL Uday’s Livelihood Framework, and in alignment with National/ State Government policy guidelines and UN SDGs.
  • Identification of new, innovative and relevant trades and industries for the skilling programs across locations.
  • Grant Management: Ensuring effective execution of project activities by closely working with NGO partners both on programmatic as well as financial fronts.
  • Regular monitoring and field visit of project sites under Skill Development & Livelihood theme in select HCL Uday cities.
  • Setup clear mechanisms for beneficiary follow-up and documentation of the same.
  • Manage and plan effective use of resources in order to comply with the audit requirements.
  • Effective engagement of HCL employees across Skill Development & Livelihood projects through creative and engaging strategies (employee volunteering).
  • Networking with the concerned local and Government authorities and ensuring that the projects are in sync with the larger policy framework so as to leverage their support.
  • Maintaining database of NGOs across HCL Uday project areas and exploring synergies with relevant stakeholders (prospective NGO partners, State/ National Government departments/ agencies, Academic Institutions etc.).
  • Identifying and Coordinating with potential courses/ trainers, thematic experts, NGOs, academicians etc. as per the relevant needs of the social development space under HCLF Academy.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive knowledge database and repository of the courses, research papers, certifications, rankings etc. that could be relevant for the Online Academy platform.
  • Handling and coordinating Projects and Implementing Agencies virtually during COVID19 lockdown and flexible to work from home and from remote locations in completing the deliverables. Exceptionally open-minded for teleworking.
  • Skilled in the documentation and handling of the partner organization for effective implementation through convergence mechanism and strategies impact based models with partners.

Attributes and Experience:

  • 2-4 years of experience in the development sector and willingness to work in the field of Skill Development & Livelihood. Candidate having prior experience is desirable.
  • Management & organizational skills: well organized and able to coordinate a wide range of concurrent activities, prioritizing workload effectively to meet deadlines. Self-motivation to act independently and also to work collaboratively in a team.
  • Communication skills: the ability to network well and collaborate/ liaise with other stakeholders including District Administration and other agencies. Flexibility and
  • Computer Literacy: High proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Familiarity in any Statistical Package is desirable.
  • Ability to comprehend large data sets in relational databases.
  • Fluency in English and Tamil for Program Officers stationed in Chennai and Madurai is highly desirable. 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences/ Public Policy/ Management or related field. Master/ Post Graduation is highly desirable.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills.
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player.
  • Ability to deal with unstructured and changing environments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Remuneration: Salary commensurate with experience.

How to apply:

  • Please submit your CV with a Cover Letter and preferred location i.e. Chennai or Madurai.

  • Attach one-page write up with supporting statistics on “Empowering urban slum communities towards self-reliance and gainful employment”.

  • In the case of Chennai, send your application to arp[email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] in cc.

  • For Madurai, send your application to [email protected], prabakarign[email protected] and [email protected] and [email protected] in cc.

  • The last date of submission of the completed application is 15th June 2021.

  • Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Interested candidates apply through the below link. Apply before the link expires. ( Select Apply Without Registration )

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will receive the call letter for further rounds.

Interested candidates apply through the below link. Apply before the link expires.
( Select Apply Without Registration )

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will receive the call letter for further rounds.

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