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Director- Poverty, Livelihoods & Strategic Partnerships

About the Position

  • Job Title: : Director- Poverty, Livelihoods & Strategic Partnerships
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Location: New Delhi
  • Grade: G
  • Salary Range: Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Qualification required: Post Graduation in human development-oriented areas like economics, sustainable development, rural development or social work.
  • Experience required: Essential:
  • Leadership at senior level in organizations of international repute for at least 10 years and having demonstrated programme design and models with project leadership experience in the areas of climate resilient agriculture, clean energy access, poverty, social enterprises, livelihood skills development, etc. Exposure to CSR and ESG environment with fund raising experience, reporting frameworks with understanding of data analytics in the sphere of carbon economics, DRE, poverty, livelihood, etc is must.
  • Desirable:
  • Thorough with CSR Act, audit compliance, FCRA regulations, large team management, SDG, carbon block chain, value chain, impact investment and policy directions at the national and international level in the areas of climate change, clean energy, livelihood, etc
  • Core understanding and demonstrated experience with research work in development economics, sustainable development, etc
  • Skill and Competencies:


Ready to accept challenges, work experience with ultra-poverty models, capability to design projects for rural & urban communities, delivery against stiff targets, people’s leader, non-religious affiliation, pro-poor approach, respectful towards women & children, high level of computing skills (MS-Office, SAP, IT, MIS)


Multi-tasking and proactive towards solutions

Language Proficiency:

Professional level proficiency in English with mid-level command over Hindi.  Capacity in other language will be considered an advantage.

Candidate shall be-:

  • Open to work in multi-cultural background
  • Respectful and sensitive towards women and children
  • Necessarily a team player, supports team to overcome challenges
  • Has to be transparent, ethical and accountable
  • Adherence to the values of PCI India

Application closure date: 9th June 2024

Key Role/ Result Areas

  • Design programmes strategies and projects on sustainable and clean development approaches addressing poverty, livelihood, climate resilience & impact mitigation leveraging women’s economic empowerment.
  • Enhance PCI brand visibility in diverse forums at national and international level and engage with key stakeholders for partnerships, co-creation and coordinated efforts at meeting sub-national, national and regional SDGs, ESG targets and policy framework.
  • Facilitate processes and support partnership development for resource generation with investors, donors, policy makers, CSR and key agencies/ platforms; portfolio creation for Social Stock Exchange (SSE), Impact Investment and expanding base of funding for the Growth Centre and the organization.
  • Support Women’s Economic Empowerment Growth Centre Management and advancement through innovation, team capacity enhancement, M & E, research & knowledge management, strategic communication and model development.
  • Reporting to:- Sr. Director

About the Project

In India, government procurement constitutes above 20 percent of the GDP ~ $500 billion. In fact, India is among the large emerging economies where procurement by the government accounts for over 20% of the GDP. Since 2018, the provisions under Govt. of India mandate public buyers to procure at least 25 per cent of their annual procurement of goods from Micro & Small Enterprises (MSEs). With a view to support MSEs, several benefits have been provided, e.g., issuance of tender document for free, exemption from Earnest Money Deposit requirements and reservation of 358 items for exclusive procurement from MSEs. There has been a gradual increase in the share of government procurement made from MSEs in the past four years barring FY 2021.
However, in the public procurement of goods and services in India, Women’s Self-Help Groups and their federations have largely remained excluded and have not had the opportunity to create wealth for the rural poor through entrepreneurship. One of the reasons for this is a scarcity of evidence to demonstrate that viable models managed by community-based institutions exist and are successful in catering to the requirements of the State adequately and efficiently at scale.
PCI India has recently been engaged by a leading international philanthropic foundation to address this evidence gap and provide technical assistance (TA) to several State Rural Livelihoods Missions (SRLMs) to enable them to plan, create and manage more women-led businesses in public procurement space, thereby generating more jobs and income for women. The project is called ‘Leveraging Public Procurement for Women’s Economic Empowerment’.

What can you expect in PCI

  • A warm, inclusive and happy work environment.
  • Performance driven reward mechanism.
  • Best of class benefits with competitive remunerations.
  • Health Insurance coverage for self, spouse & Children.
  • Group Terms Life Insurance and Group Accident Insurance for Self.
  • All other statutory benefits.
  • Regular Recognition of performance and PCI Value display in work
  • An empowering organisation structure which values individual’s skills, competencies and potential.
  • Opportunities to operate in cross functional role.
  • Higher responsibilities and larger roles are merit based.
  • Young Talent Programs for developing future leaders.
  • Leadership roles for women is encouraged and given preference in selection and training.

Recruitment Process

  1. Applications will be shortlisted based on the specified criteria mentioned in the Job Description.
  2. Shortlisted candidates will appear for a written assignment (if required).
  3. Group Discussions may be part of the interview process for certain positions.
  4. The process could also include presentation of the assignment.
  5. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend one or more rounds of panel interview/s.

The complete process usually takes 2 to 3 weeks. Those moving to the final round of interviews will be hearing from the People & Culture team. We prefer in person meetings but in case of location distances, we are happy to meet you virtually.

After the final round, if you are not selected for the position advertised, we will inform you over a mail. However, we invite you to apply to other open positions. We always look forward to engaging with talent that add value to our endeavours in various capacities.


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