Programme Director

Last date of application
 09-Mar-22 23:59 HR


Programme Director, Foundation for Education and Development, Jaipur

1. POSITION VACANT: Programme Director, Foundation for Education and Development, Jaipur


Foundation for Education and Development (FED) is a highly respected, not for profit organization, working in education, established by Mr. Anil Bordia, former Secretary of Education, Government of India and other renowned educationists, in 2000. FED launched its innovative programme Doosra Dashak (DD), which literally means the second decade, for the holistic education and development of adolescents, especially girls, in the 11-20 years age group, in 2001.

DD is a decentralized, innovative, process oriented and participatory programme, that identifies out of school adolescents in the remotest rural areas of Rajasthan and provides them a second chance for holistic education, equipping them with relevant skills and democratic values to work towards building a society where the mind is without fear and the head held high. It creates a new social order through community participation based on the values of equality and justice. DD seeks to provide value based and skills-oriented education to harness the leadership potential of youth for social transformation. It endeavors to focus on adolescents, who were deprived of schooling, and make their education a driver for socio economic transformation.

Started in two blocks of Rajasthan, DD has worked in more than 1,000 villages in seven districts of Rajasthan. The programme has worked intensively with more than 1,00,000 adolescents, to date, with excellent results.

DD’s pioneering approach for education and development of adolescent and youth was endorsed by the Planning Commission and systematically incorporated in the 10th, 11th and 12th Five Year Plans, for the entire country. The organization and its principal officers have been lauded and publicly recognized over the years through multiple awards and felicitations. These have included the prestigious Path of Humanity Award for Adolescent Education, citation by HCL for outstanding contribution in the field of education and award of Padma Bhushan to Mr. Anil Bordia, Founder FED, in 2010, for excellent work in the field of education.

FED’s present and past donors and partners comprise a multitude of credible international and national agencies and institutions, Government Ministries and CSR Foundations, including UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, ICRW, MHRD, DST, Tata Trusts, HT Parekh Foundation, Bajaj Auto, ITC, Azim Premji Foundation and HCL.

FED works in close partnership with several NGOs and think tanks, including Pratham, Pravah, Nirantar, Barefoot College, Tilonia and CBPS Bengaluru.

For more information about FED and DD, please visit


Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Chairperson, the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of FED, the Programme Director shall be responsible for the planning and execution of education and development projects for marginalized populations in the remotest rural areas of Rajasthan. The Programme Director will be a key member of FED’s Senior Management Team and play a strategic role in leading the organization, going forward:

(1) Lead, coordinate and provide direction to the Central Office (Steering & Coordination Unit) at Jaipur, as well as different Field Units;
(2) Manage, monitor and review the implementation of projects funded by donors and FED, and prepare progress reports at periodic intervals;
(3) Oversee the recruitment, training and capacity building of DD staff, with particular attention to maintaining a gender balance;
(4) Ensure sound financial management of FED in accordance with rules and regulations;
(5) Formulate, prepare and submit projects to donors for the education and empowerment of adolescents in Rajasthan and to mobilize resources from a diverse set of donors;
(6) Establish, nurture and expand partnerships and alliances with like-minded entities in Government and NGOs;
(7) Convene meetings of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee,  ensuring the preparation of agendas and minutes, as well as compliance with their decisions;
(8) Conduct frequent field visits to support and guide project work;
(9) Carry out any other task assigned by supervising authorities.

The annual performance of the Programme Director shall be assessed by the Chairperson, FED.


(1) Applicants must possess a Master’s in Education, or Development Studies, or Social Work/ Social Sciences, or related field.

(1) Minimum 10 years of experience, at a senior management level, with credible organisations, preferably NGOs, working for the education, social development and empowerment of marginalized youth and women;

(2) Prior experience in the planning and execution of education and development projects for marginalized populations in rural areas is essential;
(3) Experience in fund raising for education or social sector projects, from donors in India and abroad, is also essential.

Essential Skills and Competencies:

(1) Fluent in oral and written English and Hindi;
(2) Proficient in working on computers;
(3) Ability to advocate and communicate well on social media;
(4) Capacity to network, forge alliances and nurture partnerships with state and local government, civil society and private entities;
(5) Comfortable working in a non-hierarchical and egalitarian environment, with peers from different strata of society and sub-cultures;
(6) Subscribe to the core values and principles of the organization, viz. integrity and transparency, non-discrimination, commitment to constitutional values, gender sensitivity, respect for local communities, decentralization and frugality;
(7) Demonstrable skills in team building and conflict resolution.


Gross compensation budgeted for the position is Rs. 80,000/- to 85,000/- per month. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary history.

6. LOCATION: Jaipur (Rajasthan)


The selected candidate shall be given a three-year renewable contract with a one-year probation.



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Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612


Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link, by or before March 9, 2022.

FED is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women.