Program Manager

Mentor Together, Karnataka, India
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Job Summary

Job Description


Mentor Together is an award-winning non-profit organization that has pioneered the youth mentoring movement in India. We provide children and youth facing adversity, empowering one-on-one relationships with mentors, that help them achieve their goals and dreams. We have worked with over 5,000 children and youth. We currently work across 6 cities and 4 rural and peri-urban populations. We are a distributed but tightly knit team of professionals and development sector enthusiasts. We value hard work, detail-oriented execution and perseverance.

Over 2018 – 2021, Mentor Together will work with over 20,000 young people through face-to-face and technology-mediated mentorships. We work with partners like Amdocs India, Cognizant India, Rosy Blue Foundation, Edelgive Foundation, Fidelity Management Research, Cisco India, and others.

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PURPOSE: The role of Program Manager is to maintain overall integrity and coherence in the program for its successful delivery. The role requires effective co-ordination of mentor and mentee side of operations and management of their inter-dependencies including oversight of any risks and issues arising.

LOCATION: Bangalore 

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 4 years of relevant social sector experience or strong related sector experience, in program management and reporting.

OVERVIEW: The Program Manager has overall ownership and responsibility of a program with 100 – 150 pairs, working with 1 program coordinator and 2 mentee coordinators to ensure successful program execution.


  • 30% Planning & Organising
    • Create & own the project annual operational plan (Gantt chart, RACI) for a project with at least 100 – 150 pairs
    • Create quarterly, monthly and weekly trackers and milestones for the annual plan
    • Contribute to SOPs on mentee and mentor outreach, selection, training, matching and monitoring
    • Plan for various operational activities with the team and create relevant document structures to aid in operational processes
  • 40% Program Execution
    • Participate in at least half of the mentor selection along with the project coordinator to ensure successful completion & intake of at least 100 – 150 mentors over the program cycle
    • Deliver the full induction training (of 8 hours) to mentors selected
    • Plan and execute matching of mentors and mentees across 100 – 150 pairs
    • Read mentor logs and do regular check-ins with at least half of the mentors
    • Prepare standardized reports for mentor reviews and deliver review sessions once for each mentor in the program cycle
    • Support the team in executing a calendar of events/activities for mentors and mentees in the city during the program cycle
  • 30% Program Review & Reporting
    • Oversee selection for 100 – 150 mentees and mentors
    • Oversee successful introduction of 100 – 150 pairs in the program cycle
    • Track and report the planning of regular mentoring meetings in the program
    • Create monthly reports on key project activities
    • Report to the Senior Program Manager on a fortnightly and monthly basis on the status of program execution in line with program goals


  • Very strong planning, organising and controlling skills
  • Very strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong personnel management skills
  • Demonstrable ability to work to deadlines and manage a varied workload


  • Reports to Senior Program Manager.


  • CV and covering letter
  • Telephone interview
  • Assignment/s
  • Personal interview

If interested, please write to with a cover letter and your resume. Please mention the title of this job clearly in your email.