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Job Post: Vacancy for Program Manager at National Institute of Urban Affairs

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About the Opportunity

NIUA or National Institute of Urban Affairs is looking to hire for the job post of Program Manager, on a contractual basis for a period of 1 year.

About NIUA

The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is a premier institute for research, capacity building, and dissemination of knowledge for the urban sector in India. It is registered as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. NIUA conducts research in emerging themes such as urbanization, urban policy and planning, municipal finance and governance, land economics, transit-oriented development, urban livelihoods, environment and climate change, and smart cities. NIUA supports innovations in the urban sector through informed dialogues, knowledge exchanges, training, and capacity building. In its mission to promote evidence-based policy-making and urban scholarship, NIUA is currently engaged in inter-disciplinary research and proactive engagements with change agents, which involve projects that create & maintain digital interface solutions.

The Role

The role will be a part of CDG Team for the NULP or National Urban Learning Platform (NULP) – a program at NIUA, supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

It will be supported by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

NIUA seeks to hire a Program Manager with prior experience in improving and leveraging Learning Technology to better support and inspire all learners with a demonstrated background of working with Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Scope of Work

  • Developing the NULP program roadmap while leading cross-functional projects aimed at enhancing the user experience and improving team workflows
  • Supporting the development of organizational partnerships and leveraging quantitative and qualitative data to optimize program outputs.
  • This will be done in coordination with the Head (CDG), the Director (NIUA), and relevant stakeholders in the partner ecosystem at MoHUA and FCDO.

Role and Responsibilities

The Program Manager will primarily work on scopes of Program Design, Implementation, Product and System Enhancements while pioneering the rollout of the program in collaboration with partners Program Management and Implementation.

Who is it for?

  • Master’s degree preferably in Business Management, Public Policy, Project Management or closely related field with 4-7 years of experience working in the Edtech sector with and fields of Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Communications
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with fluency in English and Hindi
  • Prior knowledge of working with education and technology leveraging learning management systems in urban/municipal domains
  • Demonstrated experience of having managed multi-stakeholder projects at scale with internal and external teams.
  • Additional considerations that will be a plus:
  • Prior experience of managing programs in government capacity building domains.
  • Enthusiasm for open platforms, technology and social impact.


Based out of the office at NIUA, New Delhi; with travel to cities as required.

Term of Position(s)

The position is on a contractual basis for a period of 1 years, which may be further extended subject to performance and grant/project timelines.


Name and contact information of three references


At par with the industry standards, depending on experience and skills.

Proof of past remuneration (last received salary/monthly contract payment) would be required.

Application Process

Submit CV and cover letter through the NIUA portal.

Hiring is on a rolling basis and applications for this position will be closed as they find a suitable candidate.

Last Date to Apply

Thursday, 31 December 2020

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