Human Resource Development Manager

Last date of application
 05-Jan-23 23:59 HR


Human Resource Development Manager, Society for Education, Action, and Research in Community Health (SEARCH), Gadchiroli, Maharashtra

1. POSITION(S) VACANT: Human Resource Development Manager, SEARCH, Gadchiroli, Maharashtra

History: Inspired by the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, and equipped by their medical training in India, and subsequent, training in public health and research at the Johns Hopkins University, the doctor couple Abhay and Rani Bang, founded Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH) in 1986.

SEARCH is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working in the poorest, semi-tribal district, Gadchiroli, in the state of Maharashtra, (India), 1000 km away from Mumbai.

Vision: SEARCH’s vision is 'Aarogya-Swaraj' which means ‘People’s Health in People's Hands’, by empowering individuals and communities to take charge of their own health, and thereby, help them achieve freedom from disease as well as dependence.

Mission: Mission of SEARCH is service, training, empowerment, and research in health of the communities as expressed in its name.

Headquarters: ‘Shodhgram’, located 17 km from the district headquarters of the Gadchiroli district. The campus, spread over 47 Acres, is modeled over a mix of Gandhian Ashram, tribal village, and modern facilities. It has more than 80 buildings including hospital, research center, training centers, training hostels, library, administrative offices, guest houses, tribal museum, community centers, mess cum dining facilities, residential facilities for 120 staff, solar plant, playground, organic farm, and a small lake.

With a team of 150+ professionals and 150+ Community Health Workers, SEARCH has emerged as one of the most reputed and credible grass root service and research organizations in India. SEARCH strives to make important breakthroughs to solve public health problems in India and around the world, over the past 36 years.

For more information about SEARCH, please visit


Reporting to the Director, SEARCH, the Human Resource Development Manager (HRDM) shall be responsible for the following:

Key Job Responsibilities:
(A) Training and Development:

(1) Create a training and handholding process for each department after discussing with the team/ program leaders on the specific position needs and evaluation of the same;

(2) Identify the areas of improvement in staff of each department, mapping it with the offerings of institutes that are associated with SEARCH, formulate training plans and organize the same with the active participation of the respective department leaders;

(3) Training impact assessment and exploring the scope of further training;

(4) Connect eminent individuals associated with SEARCH to young professionals for mentorship;

(5) Develop a transparent Performance Management System for SEARCH that includes Employee Development Programs as well as a plan for performance development and appraisal of each employee;

(6) Assist with the development of and monitoring the spending of the training budget;

(7) Acculturation of professionals to the way of life at Shodhgram through past and current stories, rituals and activities to create a bond and sense of belongingness to the community;

(8) Organize various activities, cultural events and interactive sessions that can help nurture the professionals of SEARCH;

(B) Employee Relations:

(1) Formulate and recommend policies and objectives that are essential to ensure employee wellness and nurture a positive working environment;

(2) Create a transparent and uniform ‘code of conduct’ manual based on the values and norms of SEARCH and implementation of the same;

(3) Determine and recommend employee relation practices to establish strong employee-employer relations, that would boost the morale of employees and encourage them to contribute to the cause of SEARCH for longer terms;

(4) Coach and mentor Team Leaders/ Supervisors/ Managers to ensure that communication, feedback, recognition, and interaction with employees who report to them are ethical, legal, honest and effective;

(5) Enhance the grievance redressal mechanism for the employees of SEARCH;

(6) Schedule and conduct job evaluations and take action to improve employee experience;

(7) Create a database of job profiles of spouses of every staff member and actively explore opportunities for them within the organization based on our requirements;

(8) Ensure that all policies and practices of SEARCH are inclusive and diversity-friendly;

(9) Ensure that the staff are in an excellent state of emotional and mental well-being;

(C) Recruitment Management, Induction & Onboarding:

(1) Establish a standardized hiring and recruitment practice which includes creating a Recruitment Data Base Management System and leading the hiring process of the organization to ensure hiring of quality professionals who would stay for a long term;

(2) End-to-end management of the recruitment process for all departments, which includes creating and circulating JDs, shortlisting candidates, conducting first round of interviews, salary negotiation, coordinating with other department leaders for subsequent interview rounds, and sending offer letter;

(3) Ensure that the organizational culture and practices are clearly communicated to candidates during the interview;

(4) Establish a concrete induction process and HR manual where the ethos of the organization will be clearly communicated to the newly recruited;

(5) Execute onboarding process as per the guidelines of the organization;

(D) Benefit and Compensation:

(1) Create a fixed salary structure, payment policy and oversee the existing appraisal system and suggest changes;

(2) Conduct competitive market research to establish pay practices and pay bands that help to recruit and retain superior staff;

(3) Monitor all pay practices and systems for effectiveness and cost containment;

(4) Explore additional benefits that we can offer to our employees to enhance their satisfaction and retention apart from what is already offered;

(5) Create an employee retention strategy based on the nurturing opportunities and benefits offered, while working in SEARCH;



(1) Applicants must have a Master’s degree preferably in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or a bachelor's degree in any of the two.


(1) Minimum three years of relevant experience in human resource management with a proven track record in learning and development, employee retention and employee wellness;

Skills and Competencies

(1) Share the values of SEARCH and a passion for the development sector, a strong desire to serve people and an understanding of the social impact space would be essential including willingness to work for long term;

(2) Excellent networking and relationship-building, presentation and communication skills;

(3) Good market research skills and understanding of the current trend in the social sector;

(4) Language proficiency: English (required), Marathi (required);


Gross compensation budgeted for the position is attractive. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary history; Provident Fund, Medical Insurance, and Gratuity will be applicable as per the policy of SEARCH.

Other Benefits:

(1) Accommodation: Shall be provided in the Shodhgram campus (for an individual or family, as per need);

(2) Growth of the Individual: SEARCH strives to create a clear path for career progression for the professional by providing learning opportunities through mentoring by eminent medical professionals, courses, workshops, and field visits;

(3) Health Care: Primary and secondary medical care provided shall be free of cost in the hospital of SEARCH for staff, as well as immediate family members;

(4) Education of Children: Free pick up and drop back facility for children in school at Gadchiroli town (with CBSE school till 12th standard); Scholarship to children of Staff is provided for higher education as per the policy of SEARCH;

(5) Spouse: SEARCH considers the position of Spouse of the candidate empathetically, and though not assured, strives to explore an appropriate job for the spouse based on the need and competencies of the candidate;

(6) Leave Policy: 16 days of summer vacation; 7 days of Diwali vacation; 7 casual leaves;12 public holidays can be availed in a year.

6. LOCATION: Shodhgram, Campus of SEARCH in Gadchiroli District.


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New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612


Eligible candidates interested in the position can apply using the link by or before January 5, 2023.