Position: Program Manager-Telangana

POSITION:   Program Manager, Telangana.
TYPE:   Renewable fixed-term contract, starting with 3 months.
LOCATION:   Multiple districts in Telangana. Travel expected.
COMPENSATION:   Based on experience level. Travel covered as per actuals.



WAIC (Where are India’s Children) is conducting a project in Telangana to assess the status of children in Child Care Institutions (CCIs) and determine the best next step for every child.

We seek candidates interested in the Child Protection and Child Welfare space to lead and manage multiple projects with the Telangana government Women and Child Development Department. The incumbent would work closely with the Chief Program Officer at WAIC to deliver multiple projects in the Telangana region.

Job Role:

  1. Manage a team of field workers who visit various CCI to collect children’s data.
  2. Hire and allocate necessary field workers to cover all districts of Telangana.
  3. Manage correspondence with the govt authorities.
  4. Troubleshoot any bottlenecking issue for data collection by maintaining a cordial relationship with District Child Protection Unit, Child Welfare Committee, Specialised Adoption Agency, and Child Care Institutions.
  5. Guide and train field workers.
  6. Lead and manage WAIC safe surrender campaign.
  7. Support Chief Program Officer in managing day-to-day managerial and supervisory work for multiple WAIC projects in the region.
  8. Produce update reports on all projects. Ensure proper review is carried out with all field workers/project associates/managers for timely delivery of the work.
  9. Manage program budget for Telangana and ensure that all streams of work are delivered within the budgeted cost.
  10. Contribute to fundraising activities and campaigns designed by the corporate teams.
  11. Be the face of WAIC in Telangana.
  12. Ensure that proper planning is carried out across all projects under your control and provide relevant updates to all stakeholders.
  13. Manage and engage with key stakeholders in your region.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Any Graduate with a passion to work for the well-being of children.
  2. A master’s degree in social work is preferred but not certainly required.
  3. A minimum of 8 years of work experience in a management role (preference is given to those with program management experience.
  4. Competency in Microsoft applications (especially MS Office, Word, Excel, Google Docs & Sheets, and Google Drive).
  5. Fluency in reading, writing, and speaking Telugu and English. If the candidate can understand Hindi, it will be helpful.
  6. Data collection background is preferable but not necessary.
  7. Experience in child protection space is preferable but not necessary.
  8. Willing to travel independently across the remote districts of Telangana.
  9. Comfortable with doing multiple follow-ups to get appointments and visits
  10. The candidate needs to be diligent and have high attention to detail.

Interested candidates can send their profile to career@waic.in along with their mobile number. Please send the mail with the subject line “Reg: <Program Manager Position for Telangana: From <Name>>”

For more details on the work being done by WAIC, please visit www.waic.in.