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PM-GJ-AIF - Placement Manager - Green Jobs, American India Foundation Trust, Delhi NCR
[NEW DELHI, DL, 1100..,  New Delhi,  India | Posted - 03/05/2024

1. POSITION VACANT: Placement Manager - Green Jobs, American India Foundation Trust, Delhi NCR

2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:

The American India Foundation Trust (AIF) is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and youth. The Foundation does this through high-impact interventions in education, health, and livelihoods because poverty is multidimensional. Through its unique value proposition, working closely with local communities, the Foundation partners with NGOs to develop and test innovative solutions and with governments to create and scale sustainable impact. Founded over two decades ago, in the aftermath of the devastating Gujarat earthquake, as a humanitarian initiative by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji and Bill Clinton, AIF has impacted the lives of 18.88 million of India’s poor across 35 States and Union Territories of India.

Registered as a Trust in India, with an independent Board of Trustees, AIF adheres to strict financial and governance standards, ensuring transparency, accountability, and responsible management of resources. As per statutory mandates, AIF is registered under FCRA, CSR, 80G, and 12A.

For more information about AIF, please visit: https://aif-india.org/

About the Program:

AIF’s Livelihoods program envisions a world where poor and vulnerable communities have access to dignified work opportunities, empower them with sustainable livelihoods. Since 2006, the Livelihoods Program has directly and indirectly served 2.20 million people from vulnerable communities. Since its inception in 2006, through its flagship programs Market Aligned Skills Training (MAST) and Ability Based Livelihood Empowerment (ABLE), AIF Livelihoods has provided program support to 825,960 disadvantaged youth, women and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), and impacted 343,727 livelihoods.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the National Manager- Green Livelihood the Placement Manager- Green Jobs (PMGJ) will be at the forefront of AIF Green Livelihoods initiative and responsible for strategically placing individuals in meaningful roles within the burgeoning green sector. This role requires a dynamic professional with a passion for sustainable livelihoods, climate action, and a proven track record in project management, government engagement, partnership building, and team leadership.

Key Job Responsibilities:

A. Employment Outreach Coordination:
(1) Converting new clientele/accounts through structured market research & outreach;
(2) Understand the talent requirements of different corporates / organizations and evaluate their suitability to the company including the move towards inclusion of PWDs in their workforce;
(3) Identify and visit companies/ organizations for potential placement opportunities;
(4) To coordinate and ensure tie-up with key employers and generate placement opportunities for the beneficiaries across programs on a regular basis;
(5) To spearhead pre-placement activities, career guidance sessions and other related activities;
(6) Organizing job fairs/job mela/ special recruitment drives and alumni meet;
(7) Organize online job fairs/ placement drives;
(8) Mandate generation from employers - mandates (Demand Letters) develop placement MOUs and/or receive placement;
(9) Develop industry collaboration to promote internships, apprenticeships, On-The Job Training opportunities, etc. for program beneficiaries;
(10) To establish industry collaborations and understand their human resource needs on regular basis;
(11) Placement and retention tracking as per load;
(12) To support placement coordinators and promote Career Planning services through in-class presentations, student organizations outreach;
(13) Coordination & relationship building with regional teams.

B. Placement Strategy and Execution:
(1) Develop and implement a comprehensive placement strategy for individuals seeking employment in the green sector like renewable energy, climate smart agriculture, waste management, electric mobility, nature-based tourism, and other related industry;
(2) Collaborate with green industry, educational institutions, vocational training centers, and other partners to identify suitable candidates;
(3) Establish and maintain relationships with green businesses, NGOs, and government agencies to facilitate job placements;
(4) Identify potential corporate/industry/related partners for placement opportunities;
(5) Establish and nurture relationships with corporate/industry/related partners through effective communication and collaboration;
(6) Strategize and achieve successful career outcomes for the graduating class through a robust campus recruitment process;
(7) Develop and implement outreach strategies to attract new corporate partners for placement opportunities;
(8) Represent the organization and placement services at relevant forums;
(9) Plan and engage with corporates for strategic activities including guest lectures, panel discussions, conclaves, workshops, competitions, etc;
(10) Develop and track key performance indicators (KPIs) related to placement success and outreach effectiveness.

C. Program Management:
(1) Oversee the design and execution of placement programs, ensuring alignment with the overall Green Jobs initiative;
(2) Collaborate with the project team to identify placement opportunities and assess the skill requirements of green employers;
(3) Design and development of green jobs database and alignment with Industry specific job requirements.

D. Partnership Building:
(1) Cultivate and nurture partnerships with green businesses, government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders to enhance placement opportunities;
(2) Collaborate with the Strategic Partnerships team to explore and secure funding for placement programs.

E. Government Engagement:
(1) Work closely with government officials to understand their green employment objectives and collaborate on placement initiatives;
(2) Facilitate the development of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with government entities to streamline the placement process.

F. Team Leadership:
(1) Recruit, train, and lead a high-performing candidates dedicated to achieving the goals of the Green Jobs placement program;
(2) Provide ongoing support, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for team members.

G. Monitoring and Evaluation:
(1) Develop and implement a robust monitoring and evaluation framework to assess the effectiveness of placement programs;
(2) Coordinate with the Learning, Evaluation & Impact team for data collection, analysis, and reporting.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification and Experience
(1) Master’s degree in a relevant field (Environmental Science, Environment Management, Environment Engineering, Climate Change/ Sustainability or Bachelor’s degree in Business management/ human resources with experience in Environment & Climate Change sectors especially Green Livelihoods or related fields;
(2) 5-7 years of experience in program management, with a focus on job placement, preferably in the green livelihoods/ environment sector;
(3) Strong understanding of the green job landscape, sustainable livelihoods, and the intersection of skills and employment opportunities;
(4) Proven ability to build and maintain partnerships with government agencies, businesses, and NGOs.

Skills and Competencies
(1) Excellent leadership and team management skills;
(2) Effective communication and negotiation skills;
(3) Self-motivated with the ability to work independently;
(4) Excellent understanding of the climate action landscape in India;
(5) Willingness to travel for at least 30% of time all over India.

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

Gross compensation budgeted for the position is attractive and in alignment with salaries paid by leading I/NGOs for leadership roles. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary history.

6. LOCATIONDelhi NCR

7. MODALITY OF ENGAGEMENT:

This is a full-time contractual position, and the successful candidates shall be engaged through a contract, initially for one year. The contract may be renewed or extended based on performance and the organization's requirements.

8. REFERENCE: PM-GJ-AIF

9. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612

10. APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply online at the earliest.