Position Title : Manager, Programme Development

Smile Foundation works for the welfare of children and their families through intensive programmes focused on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment. Started in 2002 by a group of young corporate professionals, today we have evolved into a national level development organization with project presence in 25 states across India, 10 offices in strategic locations and over 400 employees, besides countless volunteers, well wishers and supporters.

Job Description / Responsibilities:

Senior Manager, Programme Development will be responsible to design and develop proposals/concept notes under the four thematic areas of work as outlined above based on the requirement of donors, for funding. S/he will also be responsible for completing applications for awards for excellence - in consultation with other team members and in close coordination with relevant departments of Smile. The incumbent will be responsible to work based on leads for funding opportunities under CSR and other national international donor agencies.

A self-starter with commitment to serve the underprivileged communities

A Post Graduate Degree or Diploma preferably in social sciences, development studies, social work, rural development/management from a reputed institute/ university

Flair for writing with good command over both written and spoken English

Sound understanding of development projects and programs specially on education, Health, skill development and women and women empowerment

At least 5 years’ experience in high value proposal writing to national and international donors

Familiarity with concepts of results and outcome framework like Result Based Management (RBM), Log frame, Analysis, Resource Based Planning and Project budgeting etc.


Experience of project management and/or working in community development projects.


Self-driven and disciplined professional
Excellent documentation skills
Ability to write proposals under time pressure
Ability to suggest innovative ideas/formats and concepts while developing proposals.
Passion for social development
Sound values and work ethics

Functional Area: Programmes

Desired work experience: 5-8 years

Compensation Offered: Negotiable

Location of posting: Delhi


To be sent with self-certified writing samples via email to shilpa.panwar@smilefoundationindia.org;

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