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People and Culture – Officer

Job Description


Position: People and Culture – Officer

No. of Vacancy: 01

Reporting Line: Project DirectorOdisha

Location: Bhubaneswar (Odisha)


About Project Concern International/India (PCI):


PCI, a Global Communities Partner has been working in India since 1998 with the Mission to empower people to enhance health, end hunger, overcome hardship and advance women and girls. PCI, a Global Communities Partner, envisions a world in which the most vulnerable people will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and for the future.

PCI works with the government as well as social actors to create an enabling environment to improve and activate the social position of marginalized populations, especially women and girls, as well as strengthen convergent actions on the ground. Knowledge and evidence-based decision making, and data-driven management have been a trademark of our programs in India. For over two decades, PCI has maintained a diverse portfolio in India, with a presence in more than one-fifth of all districts in the country, reaching over 10 million people in 2019 alone. PCI’s health, gender, and community development programming focuses on low-income, vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations, especially adolescent girls, women of reproductive ages and children. By integrating its community mobilization and empowerment approaches into the government strategies and systems, PCI is helping to ensure that millions of vulnerable women, children, families, and communities throughout India have the ability to advocate for, access and utilize quality health, nutrition, and empowerment services and information for generations to come.


Please visit our website to learn more about our work in India.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Strategically support the responsibility of developing and managing the human resources at State


  • Provide inputs/intelligence for developing People strategy at State level aligned to organizational policy
  • Lead implementation of all People & Culture Initiatives at the State level
  • Facilitate a Culture driven by strong values of PCI
  • Address bottlenecks at State Level systems, create or support in creation of effective
  • Work with Project Director – Odisha to develop a cohesive team across various functions by promoting collaboration and resolving group conflicts


2.          Increase the bench strength support


  • Work closely with Project Director – Odisha to work on the Human Resource Plan for the state, help design new structures and jobs to meet resource requirements
  • Implement systems to attract & on-board right talents within a reasonable time (TAT) and develop a robust database of CVs of employees & Consultants
  • Identify and manage outsourcing agencies for third party employment at the State level


  • Ensuring compliance with respect to Hiring Process of PCI India
  • Finalization of Appointment offer to employees in line with PCI’s Compensation and Benefit structure; Contract Management of Independent Consultants




3.       Human Resource Information System:

  • Maintains smooth running of the Human Resources Information System (HRIS Data base) and filing
  • Ensures the State level personnel records (personal details, position, salary, appraisal outcomes, training and awards, file notes) are maintained at HO
  • Ensures that updated job descriptions are in
  • Ensures maintenance of current & historical human resource records by designing a filing and retrieval system in accordance with generally accepted policies and


4.        Operations & Compliances:

  • Ensure monthly payroll inputs are shared with HO in timely manner for all State employees
  • Ensure collating allocation data through monthly timesheets for all staff at State level
  • Manage life cycle of an employee from induction, probation, confirmation, annual appraisals, learning & development, contract renewals to separation
  • Conduct searches and complete compliances on Watchlist Elite, Annual Declarations
  • Timely escalation of sensitive matters to HO
  • Support in developing reports and conducting mandatory trainings under POSH compliances


5.      Employee Engagement:

  • Custodian of ensuring uniformity in application of P&C policies & practices to build Trust
  • Work closely with all stakeholders and provide support & guidance on team management issues
  • Enable a culture of learning and development at State Level
  • Organize events and activities to promote cross-functional team building and a greater sense of belongingness, to take pride in being PCI employee



  • Master’s degree or PG Diploma in Human Resource Development/Management /Industrial Relations from a reputed university/ institute.


Work Experience:

  • At least 2-5 years of relevant professional experience at responsible positions requiring strategic planning
  • Must be adept at problem-solving, including being able to identify issues and resolve in a timely manner
  • Must have proven experience of relevant laws, policies, and procedure


Personal Attributes:

  • Exceptional relationship building skills, including the ability to keep state staff motivated



  • To effectively line manage the team of direct supervisees and to mentor them to achieve their objectives
  • Sets and maintains high standards of performance and continuously looks for alternative methods to meet goals
  • Ability to plan and organize a substantial workload that includes complex diverse tasks and
  • Excellent English writing and reading skills, Good Communication Skills
  • The incumbent must maintain confidentiality, use sound judgement, and perform independently with the following professional attributes:
    • Demonstrate high standards of conduct and Ethics
    • Be respectful
    • Possess cultural and political awareness and sensitivity
    • Be consistent and fair




Interested candidates can apply for the position of Officer People and Culture by clicking on following link:

People and Culture – Officer – PCI India ( by 25th Jan 2023, 5 pm.


PCI India is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability and/or marital status

Female candidates are encouraged to apply

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