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Trainee Programme Coordinator

Trainee Programme Coordinator


We, at Initiatives of Change (India), are looking for a Programme Coordinator to be part of the team at Asia Plateau, our training & education centre in Panchgani. We invite applications from individuals with strong planning, organising, and coordinating abilities and a desire to use their skills to serve society. We offer a dynamic work environment and an opportunity to work with a global community of volunteers from all walks of life, committed to being social changemakers, thinkers and leaders in the world.


Job title: Trainee  Programme Coordinator (2 Positions)

Who does this role report to: Programme Manager

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Accommodation and meals at Asia Plateau (MRA Centre)

Location: Asia Plateau (MRA Centre), Wai-Panchgani Road, Panchgani, Maharashtra, India 412805  

Job description:

The Trainee Programme Coordinator will work closely with the Programme Manager to carry out several tasks before, during and after each programme at Asia Plateau. We are looking for someone who is a meticulous planner, possesses an eye for detail, and has excellent people skills.

The trainee programme coordinator will undergo training and have a yearlong opportunity to learn through hands-on experience. The role is initially open for 1 year with the potential for extension based on mutual agreement

This role is residential and will require you to be based at our conference centre in Panchgani.


Main responsibilities & duties:

The Trainee Programme co-ordinator will play a crucial role in ensuring the successful planning, execution, and evaluation of the Asia Plateau programmes.


Your responsibilities will include:

Program Coordination

● Prepare programme schedules and pre-programme materials

● Coordinate participant activities during programmes

● Coordinate participants arrivals, welcome and oversee departures

● Coordinate logistics with various stakeholders and arrangements of current & future programmes


Program Support

● Make introductions and announcements during programmes.

● Participate in planning meetings along with facilitator teams and act on requirements as needed.



● Communicate effectively with various program stakeholders including, participants, partner organisations, course directors, facilitation teams and the Asia Plateau administration team


Program Evaluation

● Conduct reviews and data analysis of concluded programmes


Community Engagement

● Actively engage in community activities at Asia Plateau and fulfil resident responsibilities living according to the values outlined.


Key Qualities, Competencies:

Candidates should demonstrate the following qualities:

● Alignment with Initiatives of Change (IoFC) values

● Integrity and ethical behaviour

● A warm and caring spirit

● Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to build and maintain professional working relationships with the various programme stakeholders

● A team player; able to work with people from diverse backgrounds and abilities

● Organized

● Attention to detail

● Ability to work under pressure, while remaining flexible, proactive and efficient

● Adaptability - work hours vary greatly and you will be required undertake some tasks outside of work hours

● A growth mindset: A Willingness to learn, having a solution-oriented approach to work, going above and beyond any assigned task list.

● An effective communicator with command over Marathi and Hindi. Fluency in English and other languages are an added asset. There must be a willingness to learn English.

● Computer proficiency especially in Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, Email.


Other Requirements:

Living as part of the Asia Plateau community you will be required to adhere to the Initiatives of Change (IofC) community values.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

● Graduate in any stream

● Any extra curricular activities, including student body leader, voluntary service and internships in other organisations is desirable.


How to apply:

Please apply by clicking here by end of day on 10th March 2024.


References will be needed for successful candidates.